TCFA Competition at WTAMU

Students from all over the tri-state area came to Canyon today to compete for over eight thousand dollars in cash and scholarships.

The Texas Cattle Feeders Association hosted their annual Junior Fed Beef Challenge for aspiring cattle feeders in the area.

Students raise and show their own cattle for a chance at a scholarship and to develop their own animal husbandry skills.

Member Services Director Trent Tyson spoke of the importance of the organization to the Panhandle's youth, saying, "Because ag is such a big industry and fed beef is a big part of that, it's important that these kids know what that plays into their livelihoods - this is just one more opportunity for them to learn about their industry and learn about the area that they live in."

The contest is open to the third grade through the 12th grade.

If you'd like to learn more about the competition or the TCFA, check out their website at