Montgomery, Shellenberger win broiler show honors

January 12, 2013

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Acton Middle School eighth-grader Brandon Montgomery had enough reason to celebrate last year with his chickens, but the smile may have been wider this year.

Montgomery won reserve champion honors in last year’s Hood County Junior Livestock Show. On Wednesday he claimed the top prize – grand champion honors of the broiler show.

“That was the goal – grand or reserve,” Montgomery said about this year’s show.

Judge Daniel Lee picked Montgomery’s roosters above them all.

That gave Montgomery, a Granbury FFA’er, a “two-for” – he’s won grand or reserve in the only two Hood County broiler shows he’s entered.

Montgomery raised his roosters at Bentwater where he lives. The secret of raising grand champion roosters?

“Make sure they have plenty of clean water and feed,” he said. “As long as you keep them fed, they’ll turn out.”

RESERVE CHAMP

Josh Shellenberger was an award winner in last year’s hog event, but this year he decided to show roosters.

Not a bad decision.

He won reserve grand champion honors in the Hood County Junior Livestock Show Broiler Show.

Shellenberger, a Granbury High sophomore and Granbury FFA member, raised the roosters at his home at the base of Comanche Peak.

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