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Lone Star Ag Credit Sponsors Six Events at the 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

FORT WORTH, Texas — Lone Star Ag Credit was involved in multiple aspects of the 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo (FWSSR). Annually, the FWSSR welcomes more than 1 million visitors. Approximately 28,000 head of top-quality livestock are exhibited.

Highlights of Lone Star Ag Credit's participation and sponsorships:

  • Title Sponsor of the Mustang Magic Competition - This invitation-only event featured competition between past top-placing Extreme Mustang Makeover trainers. All competing Mustangs were available for adoption following the Finals.
  • Sponsor of the Commercial Female Cattle Sale and Contest - The Fort Worth Stock Show has historical ties to the region's commercial cattle industry. This annual Commercial Female Cattle Sale was held February 6, 2016. It featured replacement females from a variety of breeds and ranches.
  • Jr. Sale of Champions – Along with many other contributors, Lone Star helped the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate buy 4-H and FFA member's animals in the Jr. Livestock Sale of Champions February 6, 2016. The sale brought in $3.4 million.
  • Calf Scramble Scholarship Program Sponsor – Students in the calf scramble at each rodeo performance competed to catch a calf and pull it into the center square. The winners received a $500 certificate to purchase a beef or dairy heifer to raise and show at next year's Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. This program also provides college scholarships.
  • Sponsor of Hereford Champion of the World – An annual event awarded by the World Hereford Association. Five international judges awarded World Champion Bull honors to a 2,700-pound bull owned by Gary and Kathy Buckholz of GKB Cattle Company in Waxahachie.
  • Lone Star was also featured in the Chuck Wagon Races during rodeo performances.

Lone Star Ag Credit provides financing for agricultural and recreational real estate, rural homes, agricultural equipment, livestock, ag operating expenses and agribusiness firms. Headquartered in Fort Worth, it has credit offices in Abilene, Cleburne, Corsicana, Denton, Fort Worth, Hillsboro, Lampasas, Mount Pleasant, New Boston, Paris, Round Rock, Sherman, Stephenville, Sweetwater, Temple, Waco and Weatherford. It is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.


Published February 22, 2016