Auction breaks record: $584,386

Another one for the books


Grand Champion Heavy Charolais Steer went to Justin Smith with Mesquite 4-H. The steer was purchased for $8,000.00. Pictured (l-r) are Tim Swan Jr., David Dove and Edward Dove representing Mac Haik’s Southway Ford and Renee Aguilar with Miller Light Glazer’s Distributor.

Grand Champion Heavy Charolais Steer went to Justin Smith with Mesquite 4-H. The steer was purchased for $8,000.00. Pictured (l-r) are Tim Swan Jr., David Dove and Edward Dove representing Mac Haik’s Southway Ford and Renee Aguilar with Miller Light Glazer’s Distributor.

Anticipation of a record-breaking year for the sales at the 58th Atascosa County Jr. Livestock Show were straight on target. With over a half million dollars, $584,326 to be exact,spent at the auction it was one for the record books for certain. Sales were up six figures $144,000 from 2011.

There were over 800 exhibitors with 240 making it to the auction.

Most are mainly interested in the price of the Grand Champion Steer. The $8,000 bid may have been less than last year’s steer, but it was still a solid price.

Steer Prices

Grand Champion
Prices Over the Years
2011 $ 12,250
2010 $ 5,545
2009 $ 12,800
2008 $ 8,500
2007 $ 9,550
2006 $ 13,100
2005 $ 6,000

 

Grand Champions

The 2012 Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Justin Smith, Mesquite 4-H. His Heavy Charolais Steer brought $8,000 from Mac Haik’s Southway Ford and Miller Lite Glazer’s Distributor .

Reagan Heffernan, Pleasanton FFA, showed her 2012 Grand Champion Swine (Lt. Hvy Cross), which sold for $5,600 at Saturday’s auction.

Leming/ Verdi 4-H member Kaylin Culpepper exhibited the 2012 Grand Champion Lamb (Lt. Medium Wool). Her lamb sold at auction this year for $5,800.

The 2012 Grand Champion Goat exhibited by Serah Kate Blair of Jourdanton FFA was sold for $8,115.

Madison Marie Lutz, Blackhill 4-H, exhibited her 2012 Grand Champion Turkey. It auctioned off for $6,056.

Leming/ Verdi 4-H’s Cade Royal received $3,250 for his 2012 Grand Champion Broilers.

The 2012 Grand Champion Rabbits were exhibited by Jacquelyn Olle, Chaparral 4-H, and sold them at auction for $5,000.

Reserve Grand Champions

The 2012 Reserve Grand Champion Steer was sold at auction for $7,650. The steer was shown by Paige Smith, Mesquite 4-H (her brother Justin had the Grand Champion Steer this year).

Kayla Muckleroy, Jourdanton FFA, exhibited the 2012 Reserve Grand Champion Swine, which brought a price of $6,950 at auction.

This year’s Reserve Grand Champion Lamb was shown by Michael Klumb, Jourdanton FFA. The animal sold at auction for $4,000.

The 2012 Reserve Grand Champion Goat was sold at auction by exhibitor Kloe Burris, Jourdanton FFA, for $6,525.

Leming/ Verdi 4-H member Nathan Bosquez exhibited her 2012 Reserve Grand Champion Broilers, which sold at auction for $3,800.

Jack Riggs, Jourdaanton FFA, sold his 2012 Reserve Grand Champion Turkey at auction for $4,350.

There was not an auction for the 2012 Reserve Grand Champion Rabbits. Please see the photos of the winners and their buyers in the Farm & Ranch section, pages 9-11C.

Buyers make the difference

Every auction’s success comes from the generosity and support of the community — the buyers.

There were a large number of buyers to bid in support of the county’s youthful exhibitors. The bidding area was full and many of the buyers formed groups to combine their bid money and bid as one buyer to increase the amount of the sale – and stretch each buyer’s bidding power.

This bidding technique at the sale provides an opportunity for buyers to spread their funds among several exhibitors while working with people from other groups and businesses represented.

Then, as bidding got underway, groups and individuals joined together – adding even more buying power – which helps provide funds for the 4-H and FFA members auctioning their animals.

Through these efforts, each exhibitor who auctioned their animal received no less than $1,000.

ATASCOSA CO. JR. LIVESTOCK SHOW

RECENT YEARS SALES PRICES

    BEEF SWINE LAMB GOAT RABBIT   BROILERS   TURKEY
Grand Champions
2011 $ 12,250 $5,750 $5,250 $7,600 $3,000 $ 3,765 $ 3,500
2010 $ 5,545 $3,700 $3,145 $3,545 $3,645 $ 2,500 $ 2,970
2009 $ 12,800 $3,900 $3,195 $2,720 $2,100 $ 2,200 $ 2,600
2008 $ 8,500 $6,700 $3,650 (no sale) $2,800 $ 2,700 ( no sale)
2007 $ 9,550 $5,250 $7,000 $3,500 $2,250 $ 3,100 $ 4,050
2006 $ 13,100 $5,400 $7,000 $3,200 $3,750 $ 2,000 $ 1,750
2005 $ 6,000 $5,000 $6,750 $4,600 $3,250 $ 5,500 $ 4,200

 

  Reserve Grand Champions
2011 $ 5,500 $ 4,000 $ 2,650 $ 4,000 $ 2,775 $ 4,000 $ 2,000
2010 $ 3,670 $ 2,145 $ 2,045 $ 2,295 $ 2,595 $ 2,445 $ 2,470
2009 $ 7,075 $ 2,750 $ 2,300 $ 2,245 $ 2,250 $ 1,500 $ 2,070
2008 $ 3,000 $ 3,300 $ 4,625 $ 3,425 $ 1,900 $ 2,275 $ 2,275
2007 $ 7,500 $ 3,525 $ 3,000 ( no sale) $ 2,500 $ 4,550 $ 2,000
2006 $ 3,600 $ 2,000 ( no sale) $ 3,000 $ 1,700 $ 1,500 ( no sale)
2005 $ 4,250 $ 3,250 $ 3,250 $ 3,450 $ 1,750 $ 3,500 $ 2,400

 

Top 10 Buyers

BELLOWS OPERATING
GAYDOS CONSTRUCTION, LLC
GLAZERS-MILLER LITE-COORS-LONE STAR
HEB PLEASANTON #411 AUBREY SMITH
MAC HAIK SOUTHWAY FORD
PURSCH MOTORS
UNITED TEXAS TRUCKING, INC.
WAL-MART
WATER WELL SERVICES, INC.
WILEY LEASE CO, LTD – BELO WILEY


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