Even though the Mc- Mullen County Livestock Show overall numbers were down from last year, individuals and businesses still turned out and spent $382,800.
2014’s amount was $512,000.
This year’s Grand Champion steer was shown by Colton McCartney and brought in $15,000 from premium buyers Atascosa Livestock Exchange, Atascosa Syndicate, Schoolhouse Syndicate and San Miguel Syndicate. 2014’s steer was sold for $18,000. Colton also won showmanship with his steer.
O’Brien Underwood showed his Grand Champion Swine which was bought for $13,000 by Brown Ranches. O’Brien also received a showmanship award.
Taber Garcia won Grand Champion Lamb and sold it for $13,000 to Leo Quintanilla.
Colton Gonzales’ Grand Champion Goat brought in $13,500.He had these buyers bidding on his project: Chesapeake Energy and Talisman Energy.
Hannah Arisola won Grand Champion with her pen of rabbits. They sold for $12,00 to Leo Quintanilla.
The Grand Champion Poultry, shown by Cade Royal, were sold for $11,000. They were bought by Atascosa Syndicate, First State Bank Three Rivers and Donnell Ranches.
Reserve Grand Champions
Leo Quintanilla bought Brennan Woelfel’s Reserve Grand Champion steer for $11,000.
Cotton Harris’ Reserve Grand Champion Swine sold for $9,000 to Brown ranches.
Reserve Grand Champion Lamb went to Charlsie Harris and sold for $8,000. She also won showmanship and it was bought by Leo Quintanilla.
Charity Harriss won showmanship and Reserve Grand Champion with her goat. Buying it was Atascosa Syndicate, San Miguel Syndicate and Donnell ranches for $7,500.
Reserve Grand Champion Rabbits were shown by Emily Measels. Buyers Pete and Fran Swenson spent $7,000 for the pen.
Kelsey Gonzales won Reserve Grand Champion with her poultry project. Buying it for $4,500 were Donnell Ranches, Tyler Ranch partners and Atascosa Syndicate..
A special section will be printed on February 4 with more results of this show and the Atascosa County Livestock Show with lots of photos.