The 67th Atascosa County Livestock Show brought in $822,500 to benefit local youth. This is the total approximate sale amount from 242 sale lots raised during the annual event held Jan. 11-16 at the Atascosa County Showbarn. Hundreds of youth showed animals during this unprecedented show, held during the pandemic. The youth in the show ring and all attendees complied with the mask mandate that was strictly enforced. It was an outstanding show run with great efficiency and organization. While the crowd was limited due to COVID-19 causing many grandparents, aunts and uncles to miss their first shows ever, an uplifting spirit of a community united for the youth presided.
A stock show builds champions and not just the ones that are given that winning title. Every child who shows has learned an abundance of life lessons – hard work, determination, competition, how to lose and how to win, confidence, passion, relationship-building, mentoring, team work, time management and finance, just to name a few. The Pleasanton Express captured hundreds of moments from both the Atascosa County Livestock Show and the McMullen County Livestock Show in our keepsake special published Feb. 3. Please look at this week’s Farm & Ranch for photos of the following Grand Champions and Reserve Grand Champions of the 2021 Atascosa County Livestock Show:
Hayden Jenschke, Poteet 4-H – Grand Champion Steer, $13,700; Kylie Barnard, Somerset FFA – Grand Champion Hog, $10,000; Beidler Weiss, Mesquite 4-H – Grand Champion Lamb, $5,000; Hailey Satterfield, Jourdanton FFA – Grand Champion Goat, $4,000; Ally Sherley, Jourdanton FFA – Grand Champion Turkey, $4,305; Kasen Boyd, Lytle 4-H Grand – Champion Broilers, $4,800; Roberson Harold, Lytle 4-H – Grand Champion Rabbits, $4,000; Peyton Jenschke, Poteet 4-H – Reserve Grand Champion Steer, $12,000; Samuel Hansen, Somerset FFA – Reserve Grand Champion Hog, $4,500; Isabella Weiss, Mesquite 4-H – Reserve Grand Champion Lamb, $3,000; Avery Guzman, Jourdanton FFA – Reserve Grand Champion Goat, $4,500; McKenzie Lutz, Jourdanton FFA – Reserve Grand Champion Turkey, $4,280; Presley Brown, Leming/Verdi 4- H – Reserve Grand Champion Broilers, $2,800; Alexa Parrish, La Parita 4-H – Reserve Grand Champion Rabbits, $3,000
The Atascosa County Livestock Show board and organizers wish to greatly thank the following buyers and all the individual buyers who helped to bring in the money that help so many youth start college education funds and also create scholarships for hundreds of youth.