SAN ANTONIO – Mackenzee Burton, of Millsap, was named reserve grand champion of the Gilt Show held Feb. 10 at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
She is a member of Valley Mills FFA.
Burton has been showing since she was in the second grade. Throughout the years, she has earned many different titles while showing at other livestock shows such as Reserve Grand Champion in the Chester hog show at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
“My favorite part about showing is the connection I have with my animal,” Burton said. “When you spend so much time working with a hog, you build trust with the animal and make a connection. Showing and animal like this becomes more than just a show project.”
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is taking place through Feb. 26. For more information, visit www.sarodeo.com.