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DeRidder native wins big at cattle show competition

Marlo Bitter, M.Ed.
Trinity Valley Community College

The Trinity Valley Community College Beef Cattle Show Team came home with new hardware last week after winning big at the Four States Fair in Texarkana, Arkansas.

TVCC competed in the Open Charolais Cattle Division, and brought home six first-place ribbons, two grand champion banners, and one reserve grand champion banner.

These accolades marked the first and second grand champion titles for the TVCC program.

“I was extremely pleased with not only our results in the Charolais show, but equally pleasing to see is the abilities, hard work, and excellent character demonstrated by each TVCC Beef Cattle Show Team member,” said Agriculture and Ranch Management Instructor Marc Robinson.

PCC Miss Caprock, shown by Kara LeBeouf of DeRidder, Louisiana, earned Grand Champion Female, as well as first place in the Late Summer Yearling Heifers class.

BHSC TVCC Mamie’s Boy, shown by Michael Sanchez of Rusk, earned Grand Champion Bull, as well as first place in the Spring Yearling Bulls class.

TVCC Sanchez, shown by Pierson Garner of Martin’s Mill, earned Reserve Grand Champion Bull, as well as first place in the Junior Bull Calves class.

“These students put in a tremendous amount of work managing the show cattle and preparing for these shows, and this huge win is a testament to their dedication and hard work,” said Associate Vice President for Workforce Education Kelley Townsend.

Jeremy Leister, herd manager of the Oklahoma State University Beef Cattle Center, judged the contest.

The TVCC Agriculture and Ranch Management program operates primarily at the 254-acre ranch in Henderson County.

Awards received include:

Grand Champion Female

PCC MISS CAPROCK 967G

Shown by Kara LeBeouf of DeRidder, Louisiana

Class: Late Summer Yearling Heifers

Award: First place in class and Grand Champion Female

BHSC TVCC MAMIES BOY 11G

Bull donated to TVCC by Big House Show Cattle of Iola

Shown by Michael Sanchez of Rusk

Class: Spring Yearling Bulls

Award: First place in class and Grand Champion Bull

TVCC SANCHEZ 2009 P

Shown by Pierson Garner of Martin’s Mill

Grand Champion Bull

Class: Junior Bull Calves

Award: First place in class and Reserve Grand Champion Bull

TVCC MS TRINITY 2017

Shown by Breanna Darby of Pearland

Class: Spring Heifer Calves

Award: First place in class

TVCC MS LEGEND 1905 P

Shown by Jaymie Duke of Eustace

Class: Junior Yearling Females

Award: First place in class

DCC SMART REVOLUTION 1903

Show by Rusty Condry of Cameron

Class: Junior Yearling Bulls

Award: First place in class

TVCC MS ATHENS 2013 P

Shown by Quinten Cherry of Webster

Class: Junior Heifer Calves

Award: First place in class

TVCC MS MADISON 1912 (Photo below – left)

Shown by Michael Sanchez of Rusk

Class: Junior Yearling Females

Award: First place in class