The Yosemite High School Future Farmers of America Club members were busy Friday preparing their animals for the May 19-22 Chowchilla County Fair.
Sophomore HadezbahBrisa “Brezzy” Benally washed and worked with her 250-pound hog, Chichiaron (Spanish for pork rinds), while Paige Ellston sheared her lamb, Raven.
Yosemite High will send 11 students to the fair showing hogs, rabbits, sheep, goats, and chickens. The students, along with other students from neighboring FFA clubs and 4-H groups, show on Wednesday and Thursday at the fair, with the Livestock Auction being held on Saturday.
The animals will be judged on market quality, and the students will be judged on showmanship skills.
“Club members are excited to represent the high school at the fair,” said YHS Ag Instructor and FFA Advisor, Jordana Shandor. “The students have learned responsibility and proper care for livestock through raising their animals, and have worked hard since January, and it all comes down to one week at the fair. I am proud of each of them, and wish them luck at fair this week.”