Fort Stockton's Carla Vasquez takes top honor at Fort Worth Stock Show

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Carla Vasquez of Fort Stockton earned the Supreme Champion Boar award in the Breeding Swine Show at the 2019 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on Feb. 3.

The 2019 Show is hosting junior swine exhibitors from across Texas competing for awards and $33,675 in premiums.

Of the 33,000 entries at the nation’s longest-running livestock show, the livestock exhibited by the more than 11,500 junior exhibitors are among the best market animals in the country. While the livestock are impressive, one of the Show’s main objectives is to support the professional and leadership development efforts offered by the 4-H and FFA programs in Texas.

Bonuses for the livestock show total $18,750 while the Agricultural Development Fund has committed more than $79,000 in additional premiums to the barrow, breeding sheep, dairy cattle, wether lambs, wether goats, youth rabbits, youth poultry and youth dairy goats since 2015.

An additional $8,000 in premiums has been added in 2019 for barrows, breeding sheep, dairy cattle, wether lambs and wether goats, for a total of $106,150 in support.

The show continues through Saturday, Feb. 9. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.fwssr.com or call (817) 877-2420.

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