Ja'Kaya Lambert of Lowndes County has been showing for six years and while her father and siblings got her started, she competes now for the fun.
The 16 year-old, who attends Calhoun High School, says, "it's unique and something that none of my high school friends do. I've learned alot about what to do and how best to show off my heifer, Star, in the ring. There is a lot that goes into competing, but I enjoy it. It's different and fun"
The beef project teaches the fundamentals of the Alabama beef cattle industry by allowing youth to have a hands-on experience in the areas of animal husbandry, livestock selection, health, and care, in addition to the showing of beef cattle at local, county, and state cattle shows.
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