The animals' frames, the way they carry their weight, and the students' showing skills were under scrutiny as each entry was reviewed at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show.
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Will Scogin, a sixth grader at Calvary Christian School in Harlingen and a member of Lyford FFA and the Willacy County 4 H Club, carefully groomed his Simbrah heifer Mary under the watchful eye of his dad, Cody.
Wearing a shirt adorned with the words "Show Dad" in large letters above a hog's head, Roy Sanchez stood transfixed as he listened to the judge's comments.
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Parents listened to comments by judges as intently as young FFA and 4 H members.
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"It's my third year of showing cattle," Will said. "I bathe her daily."
Big money, sometimes thousands of dollars, is on the line as young people try to build their college funds through the sale of champion show animals.
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"I'm not comfortable calling it a ranch," he said, laughing.
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Cody Scogin said the correct term for their spread is a farm, not a ranch, since they only have show cattle.
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