FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – In a world of steer grand champions and prized horses also exists a much smaller, but equally competitive event at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
On Monday, a group of teens gave CBS 11 an inside look at what it takes to win in the Market Lamb Show competition.READ MORE: 12-Year-Old: 'You Killed A Really Good Man' After Father Murdered In Believed Dallas Road Rage Incident
The competitors showing their lambs ranged in age, but most were high schoolers looking to earn the title of champion so their stock will auction off at a high price.
Hayden Schroeder, 15, from Central Texas says the money is then used for college tuition.READ MORE: From Threatened To Celebrated: North Texas Educator June Williams Davis Writing New Chapter In Black History
“It’s the top level,” said Schroeder. “It’s about as big as it gets, and it’s cool for them to honor me in the grand drive.”
The competitors have raised, fed and prepped their animals for almost a year.
Schroeder said most people don’t realize how competitive his event can be.MORE NEWS: Texas Plants And Trees Suffered Serious Damage During Last Week's Winter Blast
“People don’t usually think about that,” said Schroeder. “They usually think about the cattle barn. These are worth just as much and are just as important as them.”