Great weather and great supporters meant for another record-breaking year for the McMullen County Livestock Show held last weekend.
There were 90 entries able to participate in the auction which totaled $512,000.00.
Of that, $151,000.00 was spent in the Grand and Reserve Grand categories.
The top winners and their premium buyers follow.
This year’s Grand Champion Steer was shown by Brannan Woelfel and went for $18,000.00, up $5,000.00 from last year’s $13,000.00 bid. The medium beef project was purchased by Saylee Salt Water Disposal Service, Leo Quintanilla and Pursch Motors, Inc.
Cotton Harris won Grand Champion with his swine. He also won Showmanship for this project, too. The heavy weight was purchased for $12,000.00, up from last year’s purchase of $10,500.00. Buyers were Atascosa Syndicate, Schoolhouse Syndicate, Talisman Energy, Chesapeake Energy and San Miguel Syndicate.
Carter Garcia raised the Grand Champion lamb and it was purchased for $11,000.00 by Saylee Salt Water Disposal Service, Leo Quintanilla and Pursch Motors, Inc.
Colton Gonzales sold his Grand Champion Goat to Brown Ranches. He also won Showmanship with this project. The goat was purchased for $12,000.00, up $1,000.00 fom 2013.
Allison Rowe’s rabbits won Grand Champion and sold for $18,000.00 which was $9,500 up over last year’s bid of $8,500.00. Buyers were Leo Quintanilla, Q Haul and Prime Materials.
Grand Champion poultry was awarded to Caina Sneed. The poultry was purchased by Saylee Salt Water Disposal Service, Brad West and Leo Quintanilla for $15,000.00, up from last year’s purchase of $9,000.00.
Reserve Grand Champions
Colton McCartney won Reserve Champion Steer. The Heavy beef was purchased for $16,000.00, up from last year’s bid of $12,000.00. Buyers were Talisman Energy, Chesapeake Energy, First State Bank Three Rivers, San Miguel Syndicate, Beefmaster Syndicate, Atascosa Livestock Exchange.
Carsyn Woodin, raised the Reserve Champion swine. The hog sold for $10,000.00. Buyers were Taylor Bit and Rental.
The Reserve Champion lamb was shown by Jimm Casas. The heavy wool sold for $8,000.00. Buyers were Swenson Ranches.
Charlsie Harris, raised the Reserve Champion Goat. The goat was sold for $8,000.00 and bought by Brown Ranches.
The Reserve Champion rabbits were raised by Heather Haines. The bunnies were purchased for $8,000.00 by Talisman Energy, Schoolhouse Syndicate, San Miguel Syndicate, Atascosa Syndicate and Pursch Motors, Inc.
Donnie Soward won Reserve Champion poultrywhich sold for $15,000.00 to Saylee Salt Water Disposal Service and Pursch Motors, Inc. This amount was up $5,000.00 from 2013’s show.
Next week, be sure to read our special “Wrap Up” Section featuring lots of candid photos and more results of both the Atascosa County and McMullen County Junior Livestock Shows. It will be out on February 5.