Thanks to robust bidding and buying, the 60th Atascosa County Junior Livestock Show is another one for the books with a total of $747,000.00 being spent. This is up almost $70,000.00 from last year’s results.
There were over 1,000 entries with 259 able to participate in the auction.
Over $113,000.00 was spent in the Grand and Reserve Grand categories. There were new levels of sponsorship this year with 23 business, individuals and groups spending $5,000 – $24,999.
The top winners and their premium buyers follow.
This year’s Grand Champion Steer, shown by Hunter Norment (Leming/ Verdi 4-H,), went for $16,500.00, up $7,500.00 from last year’s $9,000.00 bid. The Heavy Exotic was purchased by Wiley Lease, Co. LTD, Glazer Distributing, Dewey Bellows Operations, QC, Mac Haik Southway Ford, B&B Feeds, Water Well Services, H-E-B, Simmons Logistics, South Texas Regional Medical Center, Longhorn, Inc. and MG Building Materials.
Grand Champion Hog was shown by Skylar Schimelpfening of Pleasanton FFA. The heavy weight Hampshire was purchased for $8,600.00, up from last year’s purchase of $7,500.00. Buyers were Powell Livestock, Douglas Daniel and Brandon Hudson, Brandon T. Hudson, Bob Schimelpfening, QC, Wiley Lease, Water Well Services, Mac Haik Southway Ford, Alpha Machinery and H-E-B.
Grand Champion Lamb was raised by Kord Northcut of Jourdanton FFA. The light medium wool lamb was purchased for $13,000.00 by Mac Haik Southway Ford, Northcut Ranch and H-E-B, up from last year’s $11,000.00 purchase.
James George of Little Atascosa Home Schoolers 4-H won Grand Champion Broilers. The poultry was purchased by Mac Haik Southway Ford, Martinez Farms, Water Well Services, Alpha Machinery, Swan’s Auto Sales, TW Tires and H-E-B for $8,000.00, up from last year’s purchased of $6,000.00.
The Grand Champion Turkey was awarded to Tristan Sanchez, Poteet FFA . The turkey was purchased for $5,100.00 by Sunrise, Mac Haik Southway Ford, Swan’s Auto Sales, Wes Stevens, Larry Wagner, H-E-B and Freddie Harris Sand . This was up $1,600 from 2013’s $3,500.00.
Alec Jasik’s (Pleasanton FFA) Grand Champion Rabbits sold for $9,100.00 which was up over last year’s bid of $3,500.00. Bidders were H-E-B, Los Chicharrones, Water Well Services, Glazer Distributing, Wal-Mart, Charlene and Jerome Jasik, Adds 4 Less, Alpha Machinery, Houston Texans.
Jodie Shearrer of Pleasanton FFA sold her Grand Champion Goat to John and Mary Shearrer, Swan’s Auto Sales, Mac Haik Southway Ford, Water Well Services, South Texas Regional Medical Center, Los Chicharrones and H-E-B. The goat was purchased for $6,500.00.
Reserve Grand Champions
Justin Smith, Mesquite 4-H, took Reserve Grand Champion Steer. The Heavy Brahman was purchased for $11,000.00, up from last year’s bid of $10,000.00. Buyers are Franke Farms, Frac Tech, Triple L, South Texas Regional Medical Center, QC, Glazer Distributing, Wiley Lease, Douglas Daniel and Brandon Hudson, Brandon T. Hudson, Alpha Machinery, H-E-B, Frank Nieschwitz Enterprises, Kathryn Kurz and Pleasanton Young Farmers.
Tyler Pearson, Jourdanton FFA, raised the Reserve Grand Champion Hog. The hog sold for $5,000.00. Buyers were Los Chicharrones, Powell Livestock, Freddie Harris Sand, Shane Adams, Swan Auto Sales, Mac Haik Southway Ford, Alpha Machinery, H-E-B and Wiley Lease.
The Reserve Grand Champion Lamb was shown by Kathryn Klumb, Jourdanton FFA. The light medium wool sold for $6,975.00. Buyers are Douglas Daniel and Brandon Hudson, Brandon T. Hudson, Glazer Distributing, Swan’s Auto Sales, Water Well Services, Helena Chemical, Karen and Butch Northcut, H-E-B and Alpha Machinery.
Reserve Grand Champion Broilers were shown by Kasen Boyd of Lytle 4-H. The poultry was sold for $5,025.00 to Mac Haik Southway Ford, H-E-B, Alpha Machinery and South Texas Regional Medical Center.
Reserve Grand Champion Turkey went to Zachary Tymrak of Jourdanton FFA. The turkey was purchased for $5,500.00 by bidders QC, Douglas Daniel and Brandon Hudson, Brandon T. Hudson, Wiley Lease, Moczygemba Farms, Water Well Services, The Feed Pen, H-E-B, Swan’s Auto Sales, Alpha Machinery and Helena Chemical.
Kirby McNeill of Mesquite 4-H raised the Reserve Grand Champion Rabbits. The bunnies were purchased for $6,000.00 by Water Well Services, Triple L., MG Building Materials, Los Chicharrones, H-E-B, Alpha Machinery.
Nathan Ricks, Mesquite 4-H, raised the Reserve Grand Champion Goat. The goat was sold for $7,250.00 and bought by Security Service Federal Credit Union, Mac Haik’s Southway Ford, Ricks Air Conditioning, Water Well Services, Triple L, H-E-B, Clifton Herber, Jourdanton State Bank, Alpha Machinery, Douglas Daniel and Brandon Hudson, Brandon T. Hudson, FracTech.
Please see more photos on pages 9C and 14C. Also, look for our special “Wrap Up” Section featuring lots of candid photos and more results of both the Atascosa County and McMullen County Junior Livestock Shows on February 5.
2014 CONTRIBUTIONS LEVELS
Spent $20,000 – $24,999
WILEY LEASE CO, LTD – BELO WILEY
Spent $15,000 – $19,999
MAC HAIK FORD
ALPHA MACHINE & REPAIR
JOURDANTON FFA BOOSTERS
Spent $10,000 – $14,999
PLEASANTON AG BOOSTERS
DEWEY BELLOWS OPERATIONS
TRIPLE L BOOSTER CLUB
SOLID ROCK 7 RANCH
WATER WELL SERVICES, INC.
GAYDOS CONSTRUCTION, LLC
Spent $5,000 – $9,999
SCHMIDT LAND SERVICES INC.
SOUTH TX REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
POTEET BUYERS GROUP
ATASCOSA LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE
WILCO PEANUT CO.
SWAN’S AUTO SALES INC.
JOURDANTON EDUCATOR’S CARTEL
JOURDANTON SMALL BUSINESS GROUP
SECURITY STATE BANK & BRISCOE RANCH
DOUGLAS DANIEL & BRANDON HUDSON
Q C ENERGY RESOURCES