67th ACLS raises monies, spirits



The 2021 Atascosa County Livestock Show Grand Champion Steer went to Hayden Jenschke of Poteet 4-H. Bidding $13,700 at the live auction on Saturday were buyers, from left: David Dove, Mac Haik Southway Ford; Joey Van Hecke, Atascosa Farm Bureau; Chris Morlock, Pursch Motors; Greg and Lizzy Vyvlecka, V5 Graphics; Josh Powell, Primo’s Feed & Supply; Aubrey Olle Smith, Pleasanton H-E-B; Evan Walker, Tuttle Motor Co.; GC Steer Hayden Jenschke; Kelsey Barry behind Hayden, Primo’s Feed & Supply; Charlie Pruett, Tuttle Motor Co.; Jackie Brown, Security State Bank; Shane Schuchart, Allways Atascosa Dodge; Peyton Jenschke, brother with ribbons; and Chris Jenschke, dad representing Forage Specialties. Please see all other Grand and Reserve Grand Champion photos in our Farm & Ranch section starting on 10B. MEMORIES ON MAIN | COURTESY PHOTO

The 2021 Atascosa County Livestock Show Grand Champion Steer went to Hayden Jenschke of Poteet 4-H. Bidding $13,700 at the live auction on Saturday were buyers, from left: David Dove, Mac Haik Southway Ford; Joey Van Hecke, Atascosa Farm Bureau; Chris Morlock, Pursch Motors; Greg and Lizzy Vyvlecka, V5 Graphics; Josh Powell, Primo’s Feed & Supply; Aubrey Olle Smith, Pleasanton H-E-B; Evan Walker, Tuttle Motor Co.; GC Steer Hayden Jenschke; Kelsey Barry behind Hayden, Primo’s Feed & Supply; Charlie Pruett, Tuttle Motor Co.; Jackie Brown, Security State Bank; Shane Schuchart, Allways Atascosa Dodge; Peyton Jenschke, brother with ribbons; and Chris Jenschke, dad representing Forage Specialties. Please see all other Grand and Reserve Grand Champion photos in our Farm & Ranch section starting on 10B. MEMORIES ON MAIN | COURTESY PHOTO

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:

Please look for the Feb. 3 Pleasanton Express’ keepsake livestock show special edition wrap up that will feature a full page color collage of the 2021 ACLS. Pictured, from left, are Jolyn McMillan, Salem Jasik, Johnelle McMillan, Makenna Slomchinski, Barin Jasik and Camryn Slomchinski. Parents are Lesley and Matt McMillan, Lindsey and Brett Slmochinski and Kate and Dustin Jasik. NOEL WILKERSON HOLMES | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Please look for the Feb. 3 Pleasanton Express’ keepsake livestock show special edition wrap up that will feature a full page color collage of the 2021 ACLS. Pictured, from left, are Jolyn McMillan, Salem Jasik, Johnelle McMillan, Makenna Slomchinski, Barin Jasik and Camryn Slomchinski. Parents are Lesley and Matt McMillan, Lindsey and Brett Slmochinski and Kate and Dustin Jasik. NOEL WILKERSON HOLMES | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

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.

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