It was love at first sight

January 16, 2013


“Voodoo” enjoys putting on spells.

He mystified his junior exhibitor, Acton eighth-grader Macey Burch, and maybe the steer judge in Friday’s 58th Hood County Junior Livestock Show.

The result: the grand champion’s title in the Hood County Steer Show.

Burch named her steer Voodoo soon after she saw him.

“He put a spell on me,” she smiled. “I fell in love with him when I saw him.”

The spell continued at Saturday’s auction. The buyers – the Granbury New Car Dealers Association – spent a whopping $30,000 on Voodoo.

This was Burch’s first grand championship at the county show.

She was shaking with excitement.

“I’m so shocked,” the 13-year-old Granbury Jr. FFA member said.

Burch said she kept a strict schedule with Voodoo. “I washed him a lot,” she said.

She’ll now take 1,300-pound Voodoo to the Fort Worth Stock Show, hoping the spell continues.


Granbury High School senior Brodi Markum ended her county show career in style Friday.

She showed the reserve grand champion steer after showing steers for three years, never winning a trophy.

“Honestly, I thought he was pretty good, but I didn’t know he was going to be that good,” she said.

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Grand Champion

Macey Burch

Granbury Jr. FFA

Reserve Grand Champion

Brodi Markum

Granbury FFA


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