We have a young man who works at our house several times a month. He's really a great kid, smart, hardworking, the kind that seems to be getting harder and harder to find. He's in the FFA at school and raised a pig this year. When I asked what he was planning on showing next year, he said probably a pig, alternatively a few other animals, and said he was hoping to be able to get a steer.I used to know a family that bred show pigs nearby and have won at some big shows, but my former friend and I have not spoken in years and are not likely to in the future. DH's family has a ranch down in Kingsville, and his uncle told him that his lifelong ranchhand raises cows and we could probably get one from him. DH and I would really like to help him, but we know nothing about livestock or FFA. We have no idea what type of animal. For instance, can you only get show stock or will "hatchery-quality" do? I imagine show quality would be better, but we have no idea how much anything costs and what we can afford. Would it be better just to donate some money? Any input would be greatly appreciated!