Abbott, TX FFA Member Sets World Record

Abbott FFA member Daylan Schulz sold his grand champion goat, Willie, for a world record amount of $180,000 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Friday, March 17.

Schulz, a junior at Abbott High School, participated in the Junior Market Lamb and Goat Show with Willie, who he named after his hometown hero, Willie Nelson.

Schulz and Willie won in the heavy weight class before being awarded Division 4 champion and then going on to win grand champion goat of the entire show.

“It’s just pure joy and amazement,” he said. “Filled with emotions that your hard work has actually paid off—eight years of hard work paid off.”

Schulz has been showing goats for nine years and has participated in the Houston show for eight years.

He said that the experience of winning at the show has been a dream.

After high school, Schulz plans to attend Texas A&M University and major in construction science or industrial distribution.

He is guaranteed $30,000 of the world-record sale price, with the remainder going toward scholarships for other students.

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