The 2020 Atascosa County Livestock Show raised more than $915,000 during the Saturday, Jan. 18 sale. The Atascosa County Livestock Show directors thank the youth, their families, the buyers, the sponsors and the community for their outstanding show of support.
The Pleasanton Express is creating a County Livestock Show special keepsake that will be published February 5. Until then, we have plenty of coverage in this week’s edition which includes all the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion photos in the Farm & Ranch pages.
(The final amounts for each animal are being verified by the board and will be in the wrap-up issue.) A fun full-page color ACLS 2020 collage is featured on 10B.
Helping to bring the sales to $915K were the following list of top buyers.
Please support these local businesses who so generously support our youth.
Diamond Buyer – Spent $25,000 & Up
Primo’s Feed, LLC, SYLO and Forage Specialties
Platinum Buyer – Spent $20,000 – $24,999
Gaydos Construction, Mac Haik’s Southway Ford, LASSO, Poteet Buyers Group, Pleasanton Ag Boosters and H-E-B Pleasanton
Gold Buyer – Spent $15,000 – $19,999
Statewide Public Insurance Adjusters, Oro Negro Buyers Group and Jourdanton FFA Boosters
Silver Buyer – Spent $10,000 – $14,999
Price Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep of Floresville, Alpha Machine and Robert May
Bronze Buyer – Spent $5,000 – $9,999
Tom Brothers Ranch, Price Chevrolet, Urban Bricks, Ramos Tire & Automotive Service, Farm Bureau Insurance, Jourdanton Small Business Group, JW Hughes Excavation Inc., Wilco Peanut Co. Ltd., Atascosa Livestock Exchange, VT Collins, Inc., Tuttle Motor Company, Security State Bank & Briscoe Ranch, Temper Septic Services, MAJ Farms, National Financial Alliance, LLC, Rankin Ranch Realty, Bar 80 Cattle Company/Blair Bodden/John Krauskopf, Silver Eagle Dist. – Bud Light, R.E. Mann, Jeff and Sue Ann Smith, San Antonio Rose Palace, Dian Ford, ABC Storage, Biofac, K & M Irrigation and Capital Farm Credit
A huge shout out goes to the following businesses and individuals who graciously sponsored awards for the 2020 show. Please support these businesses and individuals who support our local youth and the agri-business community. Because of their generosity, the show awarded Buckles, Jackets, Banners, Ribbons and Blankets in the various divisions of Commercial Heifer Pen, Breeding Heifer, Market Steers, Breeding Swine, Market Swine, Market Lambs, Breeding Goats, Market Goats, Rabbits, Turkeys, Broilers, Jr, Intermediate & Sr Showmanship, Jr, Intermediate & Sr Skillathon. Banners: Rosettes, and Ribbon Sponsor: Texas Farm Credit. Grand Champion Buckle Sponsors: Karnes Electric Coop, Shirley Stevens Family, Alpha Machine, Kevin Sparks, Brenda Young, Bobby & Julie McConathy, Heffernan Genetics, Buster & Maura Matocha & Family Sand Hills Pork Producers- In Memory of Jay Faktor and In Memory of Vernance & Lenora Krawietz. Reserve Grand Champion Plaque Sponsors: Catholic Life Insurance, CRW Cattle Co., Jupe Mills of San Antonio, Kevin Sparks and Brenda Young, Alfred & Susan Krueger & Sons, Pleasanton Young Farmers, Todd and Page Jenschke, Ronnie and Lynn Rankin, Chris Jenschke Enterprises, LTD and Texas Champion Bank. Champion Showmanship Buckle Sponsors: Atascosa Veterinary Clinic, Karnes Electric Coop. Reserve Champion Showmanship Canvas Chair Sponsors: Rowdy & Nikki Yow, Jason & Valerie Vick, Benz & Klumb, Alfred & Susan Krueger & Sons Joseph & Vicki Van Hecke, Wicked Black Sheep, Texas Champion Bank, CRW Cattle Co., Memories on Main Street, In Memory Of Hollis & Ruth Duke, Aiden & Avery Guzman, Jupe Mills of San Antonio. Sheep & Goat, Swine & Beef Skillathon Buckle Sponsors: Wes & Leah Stevens, Taylor Livestock, Atascosa Farm Bureau, Buster & Maura Matocha & Family, Karnes Electric, Burnside Ranch Sales, Philip & Jennifer Hofferichter, Shelby Ashley & Reagan Tyler and Ambassador Committee of the San Antonio Stockshow & Rodeo. Commercial Heifer Show Sponsors: Tom Brothers Ranch, Ashley Livestock & Cattle Company and Lyssy & Eckel. Ag Mechanic Sponsors: Arrow S Ranch, Pleasanton Young Farmers, Pleasanton Ag Boosters, Jeff & Sue Ann Smith, LASSO – Lytle, Poteet Buyers Group, Jack Garrett Ag Pro – Pleasanton, Matheson Gas and Sears – Mark Tullos.
In an effort to recognize the contributions of businesses and individuals that support the youth through local buying groups, association officers give a sincere thank you to the benefactors of each group: Los Chichironis, Heritage Well Supply, Lone Star Lodge, Ramos Tire, Dream A Little Dream Photography, Atascosa County Dentist Group – Brush Country Dental, Shelli Pruski, DDS & VandeBerg Orthodontics, P.A., Jourdanton Small Business Group – 25 + Years Supporting ACLS, Hindes Helicopters, Martin Abstract Co, Inc., Benny Cope Oil Company, Dornak Auto Parts, Inc., Michele Higginbotham – Edward Jones Investments, Tommy Henry Family, Gun & Machine Shop, Lowe Ranch – James Donnell Jr., Brush Country Supply, Chile Bandera, J & J Steel, Bobby & Ann Hindes, Heritage Well Supply, RC Flooring, The UPS Store #4617, Atascosa Ag, Blalock Trucking, Sheriff David Soward, Chrissy & Mike Harrison, Lesley’s Flowers & Gifts, JW & Mary Holmes & Flying J Services LLC.
A huge thank you to the association officers for all of their hard work on the 2020 ACLS. Those officers include: President – Doug Black; Vice President – Kevin Sparks; Executive Treasurer – Tom Heffernan; Recording Secretary – Peggy Georg; Association Directors: Black Hill – Randy Ramey; Campbellton – Darryl Ashley; Christine – Mark Lutz; Charlotte – Trace Blair, Jennifer Shearrer & Charles Pruett; Fashing – Alfred Krueger Jr.; Jourdanton – Buster Matocha, Chester Gonzales, Chris Mueller & Ray Guzman; Leming / Verdi – Tommy Mitchell; Lytle – Ernest Davila, Darren Trimmer, Joey Van Hecke & Scott Conover; Poteet – Roger Caraway, Clint Rodriguez, Wayne Horn & Wes Stevens; Pleasanton – Scott Heffernan, Richard Klaus, Kim Lutz & Bud Hagen; Somerset – Shane Adams, Doug Black, Brandon Cogburn & Elizabeth Hansen.
The ACLS would not be possible without the dedicated Ag Teachers in the county. Those include Agriculture Science Teachers: Somerset – Justin Taylor, Kelli Taylor & Kevin Sparks; Poteet – Jeff Kennedy, Johnny Stevens & Brooke Bartek; Pleasanton – Lori Kelley, Casey Roe, Allison Bukowski & Ashlyn Wildman; Lytle – Randy Beard, Raul Flores, Megan Dan Der Knapp & Teresa Lassera; Jourdanton – Ric Hunter, Peggy Georg & Page Jenschke; Charlotte – Roy Reyna.
Thank you, too, goes to all the following dedicated, talented and hard-working team both behind the scenes and up front and center:
Atascosa County Extension Agent Dale Rankin for all his hard work and help.
Show Superintendents Randy Ramey & Alfred Krueger; Show Secretaries Linda Ramey & Susan Krueger; Livestock Manager Kim Lutz; Livestock Secretaries Peggy Georg & Jennifer Shearrer; Show Announcers Robert “Doc” Williams & Larry Ferguson; and Show Auctioneer Joey Tomlinson.
Judges: Ag Mechanics – Jerome Tymrak; Beef – Wade Shackleford; Beef Showmanship – Rodger Welch; Steer Classifier –Rodger Welch; Goats – Jess Yeaman; Goat Showmanship – David Garrett; Lambs – David Garrett; Lamb Showmanship – Jess Yeaman; Poultry – Dennis Ellebracht; Rabbits – Mike Franke; Rabbit Showmanship – Mike Withrow; Swine – Al Schminke; Swine Showmanship – Matt Posey.
Division Superintendents: Ag Mechanics – Ryan & Jeralyn Novak & Brett Slomchinski; Beef – Randy Beard, Alfred Krueger & Steve Richter; Goats & Lambs – Ernest Davilla & Jay Korus; Rabbits – Rosemary Bonner & Robert Goslin; Swine – Scott Heffernan & Bobby Tymrak; Poultry – Gene Martinez, Shirley Stevens, Mollie Stevens, Millie Jo Stevens & Wesley Stevens; Commercial Heifers – Philip Tom, Darryl Ashley & Derrick Ashley.
Please pick up the February 5 keepsake special wrap-up of the 2020 ACLS.