A mainstay in FWSSR rodeo performances for more than 30 years, the Calf Scramble is one of the Stock Show’s most fun and entertaining contests. But, it goes much further than providing five minutes of kid-against-calf action in the Dickies Arena dirt.
The Calf Scramble helps 4-H and FFA members get started in the livestock and food industry. Over 22 rodeo performances, 220 youth will be awarded certificates valued at $500 for catching a calf. The certificate is used to help purchase a beef or dairy heifer that they will raise and exhibit at the Stock Show the following year.
The Calf Scramble invests in a youth’s college education
. Those who complete the Calf Scramble Program may be eligible for scholarships based on their overall performance, including the quality and content of their monthly reports, effort devoted to raising and exhibiting their heifer and their final essay outlining their Calf Scramble experience.