Though the sales price for Ruben Guzman’s Grand Champion Steer was up $500 from last year’s sale, the overall sales was down due to fewer projects making it to the sale.
Total sales for the 62nd Atascosa County Livestock Show was $746,500, down about $40,000 from 2015’s auction – with 258 participating in the auction. Last year’s sales list had 286 which explains the shortage.
There were over 1,056 entries that were judged this year.
Local support is still present for area youth. There were 31 businesses and individuals that spent between $5,000 – $25,000+ for 2016 compared to 23 last year.
Auctioneeer Joey Tomlinson always does his best to work the crowd to bid more for the participants, too. The ringmen, led by the man with the mike, Justin Taylor included Dale Rankin, Mike Harrison, Kevin Sparks, Roper Yow, Joey VanHecke, Ricky Guerra and Clint Rodriguez.
This year’s show was dedicated to the Atascosa County Cheriff’s Department and the Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department.
Announcer Robert “Doc” Williams cited their efforts over the years keeping the showbarn safe during the the whole show.
This year’s Grand Champion steer was shown by Somerset FFA member Ruben Guzman and brought in $8,500 from premium buyers Pursch Motors, Inc. and Mac Haik’s Southway Ford. 2015’s steer was sold for $8,000.
The Grand Champion Swine – shown by Meagan Mitchell (Pleasanton FFA)- was bought for a record breaking amount of $13,100 by premium buyers ($500 or more): Joeris, Mac Haik’s Southway Ford, Pursch Motors, Inc., H-E-B, JM Metal Buildings, Walmart, Silver Eagle, Pleasanton Lions Club, Paisley’s, South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC) and South Texas Sleep Diagnostics.
Kord Northcut, Jourdanton FFA member, won Grand Champion Lamb and also broke a record for auctioning it off for $20,500. Premium buyers were Northcut Ranch, HEB, Mac Haik Southway Ford, Glazers Distributors, Walmart, Silver Eagle Distributing, Jourdanton State Bank, Clint Hindes and Paisley’s.
Jodie Shearrer’s Grand Champion Goat brought in $10,000. The Mesquite 4-H member had these premium buyers bidding on her project: Pursch Motors, Inc., Mac Haik Southway Ford, Swan’s Tire and Accessories, STRMC, John and Mary Shearrer, Silver Eagle Distributing, H-E-B and Walmart.
The Grand Champion Broilers, shown by Kasen Boyd (Lytle 4H) were sold for $7,500. Premium buyers were Mac Haik’s Southway Ford, LASSO, STRMC, Capital Farm Credit, H-E-B and Walmart.
Poteet FFA member Tristan Sanchez won Grand Champion with his Turkey Hen. It sold for $7,500 to premium buyers H-EB, Mac Haik’s Southway Ford, Walmart, Silver Eagle Distributing, Pursch Motors, Inc., Swan’s Tire and Accessories, Poteet Lions Club, Glazer’s Distributors, Poteet Buyer’s Group and T&W Tire.
Lytle 4Her Robert Wagner’s Grand Champion Rabbits sold for $6,000 to premium bidders Pursch Motors, Inc., Walmart, LASSO, H-E-B, Mac Haik Southway Ford and National Finance Alliance. Reserve Grand Champions
Tatum Bauer, Pleasanton FFA member sold her Reserve Grand Champion Steer for $7,025 to premium buyers Glazer’s Distributors, B&K Water Wells, Walmart, H-E-B, JBY Exotics, Silver Eagle Distributing, Trailer Park Trinkets, Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson LLC, and D&D Cattle.
Tyler Pearson’s Reserve Grand Champion Swine sold for $6,000 to premium bidders Mac Haik Southway Ford, Pursch Motors, Inc., Silver Eagle Distributing, Swan’s Tire and Accessories, STRMC, Paisley’s, Wiley Lease, Gaydos Construction, Clint Hindes, Powell Showpigs and H-E-B.
Reserve Grand Champion Lamb went to Cheyenne Northcut of Jourdanton FFA and sold for $13,250. Premium buyers were STRMC, Paisley’s, Clint Hindes, Swan’s Tire and Accessories, Silver Eagle Distributing, Walmart, Helena Chemical, Jourdanton State Bank and Northcut Ranch.
Reserve Grand Champion Goat was shown by Nathan Ricks from Mesquite 4-H. Premium buyers were Pursch Motors, Inc., STRMC, Glazer Distributors, Wells Construction, Granzin’s, T&W Tire, Ricks Air Conditioning, Mac Haik Southway Ford, H-EB, Jourdanton State Bank and Houston Texans. They spent a total of $5,950.
Zachary Tymrak and his Reserve Grand Champion Turkey Hen brought $5,000. Premium buyers were Pursch Motors, Inc., and Swan’s Tire and Accessories.
Mesquite 4-H member Lillian Krause showed the Reserve Grand Champion Broilers. They were bought by Philip Tom of Tom Ranch who spent $4,250.
Reserve Grand Champion Rabbits were shown by McKenzie Griffin of Leming/ Verdi 4-H. Premium buyers spent $5,000. They were:Mac Haik Southway Ford, Clint Hindes, H-E-B, STRMC, T&W Tire, Chris Jenschke Enterprises, Glazer Distributors, Silver Eagle Distributing, Susan Griffen and Paisley’s.
Diamond Buyer Spent $25,000 & Up
Northcut Ranches and Pursch Motors, Inc.
Platinum Buyers Spent $20,000 – $24,999
Mac Haik Southway Ford
Gold Buyers Spent $15,000 – $19,999
Sylo II, Pleasanton Ag Boosters, H-E-B Pleasanton, Walmart, Triple L Booster Club and LASSO.
Silver Buyers Spent $10,000 – $14,999
Wiley Lease Co., LTD, Gaydos Construction, LLC and South Texas Regional
A special section will be printed on February 3 with more results of this show and the McMullen County Livestock Show with lots of photos.