It was 8 a.m. on Wednesday. While most others may have still been sleeping, kids were wrangling with lambs as the animals moaned in protest during the Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair Market Lamb showing.
In their aggravation, the lambs occasionally jumped, and it was only with quick reflexes and experienced hands that the kids avoided a human-lamb head butt.
But the struggle was worth it in the end for Jessica Burson, 19, who was named Grand Champion. Burson has been in FFA six years and 4-H since age 8, but even before that, grew up with the program because of her older brother, Cole Burson, 22, who was Login to read more