Siblings compete for EMC grand champion lamb
The East Montgomery County youth livestock show on Sept. 16 proved to be a huge night for Allison Jones, who not only had the reserve champion swine but also the grand champion lamb. Her brother Garrett also took first place with his reserve champion lamb.
Allison’s lamb sold for $2,250 to Kennedy Rig Services, with $1,835 in add-ons.
“It was nice getting the Grand Champion Lamb,” Jones said. “It’s never happened between any of my siblings.”
Allison and Garrett are part of the Splendora FFA organization. The competition between the siblings actually proved to be a benefit.
“It was fun, but there were some challenges to it,” Allison said.
Allison’s reserve champion swine sold for $4,500, with $1,450 in add-ons. The money she earned will go toward her college expenses after high school.
“I plan on trying to become an ag teacher and raise my own animals,” she said.
Garrett’s reserve champion lamb sold for $1,500 to Montgomery County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts. The lamb also received $350 in add-ons.