By Michelle Guffey

Killeen Daily Herald

With hopeful expressions and jittery steers, four young people watched as judge Pierce Key from College Station walked around eyeing their livestock Friday at the Killeen Junior Livestock Show and Sale.

These are a well-mannered group of youngsters this year, Key said to the crowd packed around the ring. Theyre just the nicest bunch of young people you could ask for.

After one more walk around the ring looking carefully at each steer, Key announced the Grand Champion winner, Trevor Butler.

Butlers steer, along with first-place steers from three other weight categories, were judged for Grand Champion.

Butler not only picked up the top award for steers, he also won the Reserve Champion prize.

His Reserve Champion animal weighed in at 1,258 pounds, two more pounds than the Grand Champion steer.

His steer also took the Grand Champion award at the 2004 Killeen livestock show.

Butler, a 16-year-old at Harker Heights High School, has been showing livestock since he was in the third grade.

I have another year of showing left, he said, I enjoy it.

Butler is the son of Terry and Sue Butler. He is a member of the Killeen 4-H and FFA.

Earlier in the day, Butler also won the Reserve award for swine and senior showmanship award for swine.

The livestock show concludes today with a Junior Exhibition Show at 10 a.m., a barbecue at 11 a.m., and an auction at 1 p.m. at the Killeen Special Events Center on South W.S. Young Drive.

Top winners in other animal judging were as follows:


Grand Champion Caitlin Frederick

Reserve Justin L. Ethco


Grand Champion Brooklyn Knudson

Reserve Trevor Butler


Grand Champion Shawn Swartz

Reserve Trevor Griggs


Grand Champion Clannie Haun

Reserve Doug Shrock

Roaster Chicken

Grand Champion Nicole Pennington

Reserve Nicole Penning-ton

Broiler Chicken

Grand Champion Michael Knapp

Reserve Nicole Penning-ton


Grand Champion Tony Dilillo

Reserve Travis Price

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