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Joaquin FFA member Ethan Wood Exhibits at State & National Simmental Shows

Joaquin FFA member Ethan Wood traveled this summer to Bryan Texas where
both the State and National Simmental Show were both held this year.  At
the state show Ethan was named Grand Champion Bred and Owned female with
late fall heifer Minnie, and also had the 3rd overall heifer with Lucy a
September 2013 female. These heifer being "Bred and Owned" were raised by
Ethan from his own cattle operation, EZ Simmentals. In the Owned heifer
show all Ethan's heifers were class winners with Lacy, a March 2014 heifer,
winning the Intermediate Division. Overall at the state show, Wood placed
5th, 6th, and 9th for the Overall top 10 Heifers. Ethan also competed in
the Cattleman's Quiz contest where he placed 6th, 8th in Sales Talk, 7th in
the Beef Skill-a-Thon, and was 6th place in Junior Showmanship.

At the National Junior Simmental Show Ethan was named Reserve Champion Bred
& Owned female with EZ's Minnie Me. His late fall heifer Ellie won her
class and was named Calf Division Champion. Wood placed 13th and 14th
overall for the Purebred Simmental Overall top 20 at Junior Nationals.
Ethan was called back for the top 20 in Junior Showmanship out of 76
kiddos. It was another successful Junior Nationals for Ethan.

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