“He’s a good boy.”
That’s how Madison Moseley, and 11-year-old sixth-grader at Early Middle School, described her 1,383-pound steer, Eddie.
Madison won the Grand Champion Market Steer award Friday at the Brown County Youth Fair after showing Eddie in the Market Steer show. It is the second consecutive year Madison has taken Grand Champion Market Steer honors.
Madison, a member of the Brownwood 4-H, also won the Junior Showmanship Registered Breeding Heifer award.
Ethan Sanchez, a member of the Bangs FFA and a junior at Bangs High School, won Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer. Sanchez also won the Senior Showmanship Registered Breeding Heifer award.
Madellyne Adams, a Zephyr High School senior and member of the Early -4H, won the Senior Showmanship Market Steer Award. Cate Smith, a member of the Brownwood 4-H, won the Junior Showmanship Market Steer award.
In the Registered Breeding Heifer show, Kylee Byler, a member of the Bangs FFA, won the Grand Champion award. Brownwood 4H member James Bailey won the Reserve Grand Champion award.
Also in the Registered Breeding Heifer show, charming Pee Wee exhibitor Blaze Edwards won the Pee Wee Showmanship award.
Madison Moseley’s parents, Chanda and Reagan, her younger brother Jace and her grandmother, Linda Moseley, stood nearby as Madison described her shock at being named Grand Champion winner.
Madison’s answer was simple when asked what it takes to have a champion animal: “A lot of hard work.”