2019 was a record-breaking year for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. From repeatedly breaking attendance records to eleven junior auction Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion lots setting world or Rodeo records, this year’s rodeo was one for the history books.
The Lansdowne Moody cook trailer had the honor of cooking for Texas 4H and FFA students preparing for the 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Students of these two organizations were given the opportunity to compete and show their projects at the largest rodeo in the US!
This year, $17,445,112 was awarded to students such as these. We are very proud of these students and the hard work they invest in their projects. We are very grateful to have played a small part in their success in this year’s event!
LIVESTOCK AND HORSE SHOW
Livestock and horse show competitions drew 34,474 entries.
Junior auction sales totaled $17,445,112.
Eleven junior auction Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion lots set world or Rodeo records. The prices for the top winners in the junior market and school art auctions were:
- Junior Market Barrow
Grand Champion Barrow: $245,000 (world record)
Reserve Grand Champion Barrow: $195,000 (world record)
- Junior Market Pen of Broilers
Grand Champion Pen of Broilers: $220,000 (world record)
Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Broilers: $165,000 (world record)
- Junior Market Goat
Grand Champion Goat: $183,000 (world record)
Reserve Grand Champion Goat: $100,000
- Junior Market Lamb
Grand Champion Lamb: $325,000 (world record)
Reserve Grand Champion Lamb: $120,000
- Junior Market Steer
Grand Champion Steer: $625,000 (world record)
Reserve Grand Champion Steer: $367,000 (world record)
- Junior Market Turkey
Grand Champion Turkey: $190,000 (world record)
Reserve Grand Champion Turkey: $177,000 (world record)
- School Art
Grand Champion Work of Art: $240,000 (Rodeo record)
Reserve Grand Champion Work of Art: $180,000
- Barrow: $3,750,760
- Champion Wine Auction: $2,191,490
- Junior Commercial Steer: $776,646 (live auction of choice steers)
- Lamb and Goat: $2,994,208
- Poultry: $2,355,638
- Ranching & Wildlife: $400,535
- School Art: $2,093,951
- Steer: $6,250,555
- Calf scramble and judging contest winners received 375 certificates, each worth $2,250, to apply toward the purchase of a registered beef heifer or steer to exhibit at the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Certificate premiums totaled $843,750.
- Calf scramble exhibitors from 2018 who returned with their heifer or steer projects to compete at the 2019 Houston Livestock Show received more than $100,000 total in premiums and awards.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND EDUCATION
The Rodeo committed $27,174,610 to the youth of Texas in 2019:
- $14,286,000 in scholarships to be awarded this summer;
- $8,305,250 to junior show exhibitors;
- $3,969,720 in educational program grants; and
- $613,640 in graduate assistantships.
Below is a gallery of Lansdowne-Moody feeding Texas 4H and FFA kids in Brenham that were getting ready for Houston Livestock Show!