Dr. Fred L. Speck Jr.
Hill Country District Jr. Livestock Show dedicated to to Dr. Fred L. Speck
Rocksprings High School graduate, Fred L. Speck Jr. has been involved with livestock all his life. He grew up near Rocksprings on a ranch where his family raised Angora goats. He has been involved with HCDJLS for over thirty years as a director. His children showed pigs and Angora goats and his grandchildren showed Angora goats.
Fred showed in Kerrville in the 1960s. In 1999 he became superintendent of the Angora goat show (a state wide show). He wanted to enhance the show by offering scholarships and added money to keep the show strong.
Today it is the largest youth Angora goat show in the world and gives more scholarship money than the other major shows including San Antonio. The show offers added money that covers the entry fee for eighty percent of all entries and two $10,000 scholarships per year are given.
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