Records keep breaking in Tilden




The McMullen County Stockshow was held this past week with record breaking donations. Ashley Lewis’ Grand Champion Steer was purchased for $10,000. Pictured are Jody Johnson representing Strike Construction; Carlos Riojas with Talisman Energy USA, Elle Leavett, Lucas Leavette with Quintanilla Management Co. Please see more results on page 8A and in the Farm & Ranch section C.

The McMullen County Stockshow was held this past week with record breaking donations. Ashley Lewis’ Grand Champion Steer was purchased for $10,000. Pictured are Jody Johnson representing Strike Construction; Carlos Riojas with Talisman Energy USA, Elle Leavett, Lucas Leavette with Quintanilla Management Co. Please see more results on page 8A and in the Farm & Ranch section C.

The 2012 McMullen County Jr. Livestock Show and Auction had a tremendous event despite any slump in the economy.

This year’s auction rose above the marks set in any other previous year. Organizers considered 2012 not just “a pretty good year,” but an awesome — record breaking year.

The grand total at the 2012 auction reached $275,600 — beating last years sale by almost $83,000. The record-setting sale previously set in 2009 with a total of $236,300 was crushed.

This year’s sale included 87 animal projects — up from 86 exhibits in 2009. The price (average) per animal this year reached $3,168.

Grand Champions

Ashley Lewis exhibited the 2012 Grand Champion Steer, which sold at auction for a record breaking $10,000. The 2012 Grand Champion Steer received the high bid from bidders working together. The total winning bid of $10,000 came from Strike Construction and Quintanilla Management. In recent years, the exhibitor and sale price included:

2011 Michele McCartney $8,500

2010 Laramie Starr $5,000

2009 Laramie Starr $8,000

The 2012 Grand Champion Swine, entered by Tyler Gunter – her second year –and brought another record amount $8,500 — from syndicates – School House, San Miguel and Atascosa, along with Chesapeake Energy and Atascosa National Bank.

Recent winners have been:

2011 Tyler Gunter $6,500

2010 Lawson Henicke $4,000

2009 Timry Gunter $7,000

Exhibitor Joaquin Cavazosraised the 2012 Grand Champion Lamb. The animal sold this year to John Barnes Contracting for a recordbreaking $8,000.

2011 Sarita Cavazos $5,000

2010 Jayson Smith $4,000

2009 Zack Randall $5,500

In the goat division, Charlsie Harris exhibited the 2012 Grand Champion Goat, which sold for a record price of $7,000 to Esse-Woelfel Ranches.

2011 Gaige Keuhlem $5,500

2010 Sarita Cavazos $4,500

2009 Sarita Cavazos $5,000

Wheeler Mercantile made the high bid for the 2012 Grand Champion Rabbits, raised by Heather Haines. The bunnies sold for a record price of $6,500. 2011 Kyle Engleking $3,500

2010 Marshall Teal $3,500 2009 Quinlyn Sowell $3,500

The 2012 Grand Champion Broilers were exhibited by Donnie Soward, which sold to the group made up of Rancho Saylee for a bid of $7,000.

2011 Ethan Barnes $4,000

2010 Marshall Teal $3,250

2009 Quinlyn Sowell $4,000

Reserve Champions

Michele McCartney showed the 2012 Reserve Champion Steer. Her animal sold for $7,500 to the Atascosa Syndicate, San Miguel Syndicate and the School House Syndicate, along with Chesapeake Energy and Atascosa Livestock Exchange.

2011 Ashely Lewis $6,000

2010 Colton McCartney $4,000

2009 Michele McCartney $5,250

The 2012 Reserve Champion Swine, exhibited by Cotton Harris, sold at this year’s auction for $5,750 to BottomLine Services, School House Syndicate and Chesapeake Energy.

2011 Tucker Smith $4,750

2010 Timry Gunter $3,500

2009 Tucker Smith $5,000

The 2012 Reserve Champion Lamb sold at auction for $5,500 to the Donnell Family. The animal was raised by Sarita Cavazos.

2011 Joaquin Cavazos $4,750

2010 (no lamb sold)

2009 Marc Casas $3,000

In the goat division, the 2012 Reserve Champion Goat was exhibited by Hillary Gillin. Her animal was bought by Macy’s Rentals, Strike Construction, Talisman Energy USA, Quintanilla Management and Q-Haul for $6,500.

2011 Hailey Ruiz $4,000

2010 Joaquin Cavazos $3,250

2009 Krislyn Beckett $4,500

The 2012 Reserve Champion Rabbits sold for a price of $5,000 to the First State Bank, Three Rivers. The 2012 winning rabbits were raised by Mariah Mesa.

2011 Mariah Mesa $3,500

2010 Courtney Sowell $2,750

2009 Samantha White $5,250

Winding up the Reserve

Champion animals was the division for broilers. Nolan Barnes raised the pen of 2012 Reserve Champion Poultry (Broilers).

This years pen of broilers sold for $6,500 to S&S Equipment, Chapa Gate Guard Service and Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services.

2011 Ethan Barnes $4,000

2010 Ethan Barnes $3,750

2009 Charlsie Harris $4,000

(Exhibitor, Animal-Place, Weight Class, Bid Price, Buyer)

BEEF

Ashely Lewis – Beef – HvyGrand – $10,000 – Strike Construction / Quintanilla Management Co.;

Michele McCartney Shmnsp Beef – Hvy Res – $7,500 – Schoolhouse Syndicate / SanMiguel Syndicate / Atascosa Synd/ Chesapeake Energy /Atascosa Livestock Exchange

Amanda Flores – Beef-3 – Heavy – $7,000 – Rancho Saylee

Mirza Bazan – Beef-4 – Heavy – $6,000 – Beefmaster Syndicate / San Miguel Syndicate

SWINE

Tyler Gunter – Swine – MedGrand – $8,500 – Schoolhouse Syndicate / San Miguel Syndicate / Atascosa Synd/ Chesapeake Energy /Atascosa National Bank

Cotton Harris – Swine – HvyRes – $5,750 – Bottom Line Services / Schoolhouse Syndicate / Chesapeake Energy

Cayden Turner – Swine -1 – Light – $3,500 – Chesapeake Energy / Schoolhouse Syndicate / BottomLine Svcs.

Colton McCartney – Swine-2 – Heavy – $3,000 – San Miguel Syndicate / Atascosa Syndicate

Lawson Henicke – Swine-2 – Medium – $2,500 – Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services

Tucker Smith – Swine-2 – Light – $3,500 – Strike Construction / Quintanilla Management

Bubba Franklin – Swine-3 – Heavy – $2,750 – Eastex Crude Company

Makinna Serrata – Swine-3 – Medium – $3,500 – Tejas Lease Service

Kaity Poth – Swine-3 – Light – $5,750 – Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services / S & S

Logan Ridgeway – Swine-4 – Heavy – $2,500 – Seidel Construction / Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services

Austen Serrata – Swine -4 – Medium – $3,750 – Tejas Lease Service

Chase Watt Showmnshp – Swine-4 – Light – $2,750 – Bellows Operating

Kye Maddox – Swine-5 – Heavy – $2,000 – Jamie Donnell

Andrew Zielonka – Swine-5 – Light – $1,900 – Schmidt Land Services

LAMBS

Joaquin Cavazos – Lambs – LtGrand – $8,000 – John Barnes Contracting

Sarita Cavazos Lambs – Lt Res – $5,500 – Donnell Family

Jimm y Casas – Lambs -1 – Heavy – $3,000 – Swenson Ranches

Marc Casas – Lambs -2 – Heavy – $2,250 – San Miguel Syndicate / Atascosa Syndicate

Covey Harper – Lambs-3 – Light – $2,500 – Ben’s Western Wear / Quintanilla Mgment / Strike Construction / Talisman Energy USA

Mahala Harper – Lambs-4 – Light – $2,750 – Ben’s Western Wear / Quintanilla Mgment / Strike Construction

GOATS

Charlsie Harris – Goats – HvyGrand – $7,000 – Esse-Woelfel Ranches

Hillary Gillin – Goats – MedRes – $6,500 – Macy’s Rentals / Strike Construction / Talisman Energy USA / Quintanilla Management / Q-Haul

Gaige Kuelem Shmnshp – Goats-1 – MedHvy – $3,000 – Tejas Lease Service

Myranda Ruiz – Goats-1 – MedLt – $3,250 – Strike Construction / Talisman Energy USA

Rhea Garza – Goats-1 – Light – $3,250 – Y-Bar Ranches

Lauren Workman – Goats-2 – Heavy – $2,000 – Schmidt Land Services

Trey Kuenstler – Goats-2 – MedHvy – $6,000 – Caliche Maintenance

Hailey Rui – Goats-2 – MedLt – $2,000 – Jamie Donnell / San Miguel Syndicate

Mykala Garza – Goats-2 – Light – $2,750 – The Chuck Wagon

Julianne Ramon – Goats-3 – Heavy – $2,000 – Tommy Zavisch

Clay Atkinson – Goats-3 – MedHvy – $3,000 – Bellows Operating

Colton Gonzales – Goats-3 – Medium – $2,750 – Talisman Energy USA / Strike Construction / Quintanilla Mgment.

Krislyn Beckett – Goats-3 – MedLt – $2,750 – Quintanilla Management

Christian Garza – Goats-3 – Light – $2,250 – Atascosa Syndicate / San Miguel Syndicate

Rodrigo Garcia – Goats-4 – Heavy – $2,500 – San Miguel Syndicate / Atascosa Syndicate

Heather Gillin – Goats-4 – MedHvy – $3,500 – Macy’s Rentals

Kenedy Henicke – Goats -4 – Medium – $2,500 – Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services

Skeeter Garza – Goats-4 – MedLt – $2,500 – Longhorn Propane

Morgan Brosig – Goats-4 – Light – $2,250 – SNB McMullen Bank / Calliham Syndicate

Brandon Patterson – Goats-5 – Medium – $2,500 – Los Cuernos Ranch

Raeann Alexander – Goats-5 – MedLt – $2,000 – Atascosa Syndicate / San Miguel Syndicate

Jasmine Garcia – Goats-6 – MedHvy – $2,000 – Zella Cattle Co.

Ashley Zetzsche – Goats-6 – Medium – $1,800 – Quintanilla Management

Krista Cantu – Goats-7 – MedHvy – $1,900 – Quintanilla Management

Tristan Alexander – Goats-7 – Medium – $2,250 – Los Cuernos Ranch

Macy Ruiz – – Goats-8 Medium – $2,000 – Quintanilla Management

Hilario Ramon – Goats-10 – Medium – $1,750 – The Chuck Wagon

POULTRY

Donnie Soward – Poultry – MedGrand – $7,000 – Rancho Saylee

Nolan Barnes – Poultry – MedRes – $6,500 – Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services / S & S / Chapa Gate Guard Service

Ethan Barnes – Poultry-3 – Medium – $3,000 – Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services / S & S

Clayton Lee – Poultry-4 – Medium – $1,800 – Tommy Zavisch

Blaye Lee – Poultry-5 – Medium – $2,000 – The Chuck Wagon

RABBITS

Heather Haines – Rabbits – MedGrand – $6,500 – Wheeler Mercantile

Mariah Mesa – Rabbits – MedRes – $5,000 – First State Bank Three Rivers

Jandrew Spence – Rabbits-3 – Medium – $2,000 – John Barnes Contracting

Fisher White – Rabbits-4 – Medium – $2,000 – Atascosa Syndicate / San Miguel Syndicate

Garrett Blaha – Rabbits-5 – Medium – $2,000 – Brannan Woelfel

Sarah White – Rabbits-6 – Medium – $1,800 – Atascosa Syndicate

Trent Ruhmann – Rabbits-7 – Medium – $1,800 – Longhorn Propane

Amber Chatman – Rabbits-8 – Medium – $2,000 – Wheeler Mercantile

Kaylee Measels – Rabbits-9 – Medium – $2,100 – Seidel Construction / Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services

Tannah Walker – Rabbits-10 – Medium – $1,800 – Strike Construction / Quintanilla Management

Hallie Taylor – Rabbits-11 – Medium – $1,800 – Atascosa Syndicate / San Miguel Syndicate

Lisa Chatman – Rabbits-12 – Medium – $2,000 – Joe Wheeler

Cheston Oden – Rabbits-13 – Medium – $1,800 – Margaret & Jacky Stephenson / Rodney & Bobbie Swaim

Kyle Engleking – Rabbits-14 – Medium – $1,800 – Atkinson Ranches

Grace Oden – Rabbits-15 Medium – $2,050 – Tommy Zavisch / Tejas Lease Service

Chris Chatman – Rabbits-16 – Medium – $2,000 – Joe Wheeler

Taryn Walker – Rabbits-17 – Medium – $3,000 – Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services

Joseph Stanley – Rabbits-18 – Medium – $1,900 – Dickinson Ranch

Jasmyn Smith – Rabbits-19 – Medium – $1,900 – Schoolhouse Syndicate

Aerial Garza – Rabbits-20 – Medium – $1,750 – Calliham Syndicate

Brett Beyer – – Rabbits-21 – Medium – $1,900 – Esse-Woelfel Ranches

Mitchell Park – Rabbits-22 – Medium – $3,000 – Terry & Lisa Jackson

Connor Dawson – Rabbits-23 – Medium – $2,200 – Tommy Zavisch / Tejas Lease Service

Jordan Voldan – Rabbits-24 – Medium – $1,900 – Dad’s Pest Control / Schmidt Land Services / Goebel Construction

  McMullen Co.   Livestock Show Auction Results
2002   2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010   2011 2012
Grand Champ. Steer $3,250 $3,250 $4,750 $5,000 $6,500 $7,000 $7,000 $8,000 $5,500   $8,500 $10,000
Grand Champ. Swine 1,700 1,500 2,500 2,750 4,000 4,500 5,000 7,000 4,000   6,500 8,500
Grand Champ. Lamb 1,700 1,500 2,000 2,750 3,000 3,500 4,000 5,500 4,000   5,000 8,000
Grand Champ. Goat 1,800 1,750 2,250 2,900 3,200 3,500 4,750 5,000 4,500   5,500 7,000
Gr. Champ. Rabbits 1,000 1,200 2,000 2,250 2,750 3,000 5,000 3,500 3,500   3,500 6,500
Gr. Champ. Poultry 1,100 1,400 2,000 2,250 3,000 3,500 4,000 7,500 3,250   4,000 7,000
Res. Champ. Steer 2,100 2,400 3,000 4,000 5,000 4,750 4,500 5,250 4,000   6,000 7,500
Res. Champ. Swine n/a** 1,200 2,000 3,250 4,500 4,250 5,000 5,000 3,500   4,750 5,750
Res. Champ. Lamb 1,200 1,200 1,750 2,200 3,000 3,250 3,750 3,000 not sold   4,750 5,000
Res. Champ. Goat 1,200 1,200 2,000 3,250 3,000 3,000 4,250 4,500 3,250   4,000 6,500
Res. Champ. Rabbits 800 850 1,600 2,000 3,000 2,250 3,000 5,250 2,750   3,500 5,500
Res. Champ. Poultry 900 1,100 1,750 2,000 3,700 3,000 4,000 4,000 3,750   4,000 6,500
# Projects Sold 55 53 54 55 58 72 78 86 72   76 87
Total Auction 64,450 64,900 73,400 96,400 154,600 154,800 206,000 236,300 186,517   192,150 275,600
Avg. Price 1,172 1,225 1,359 1,753 2,666 2,150 2,641 2,748 2,591   2,528 3,168

 

** The Reserve Champion Swine was not sold at the auction in 2002

  2012
PROJECT   McMullen Co. Livestock Auction Buyers
EXHIBITOR- PLACE CLASS BID   BUYER
Ashely Lewis Beef HvyGrand $10,000 Strike Construction / Quintanilla Management Co.
Tyler Gunter Swine MedGrand $8,500   Schoolhouse Syndicate / San Miguel Syndicate / Atascosa Synd/
Chesapeake       Energy /Atascosa   National Bank
Joaquin Cavazos Lambs LtGrand $8,000 John Barnes Contracting
Charlsie Harris Goats HvyGrand $7,000 Esse-Woelfel Ranches
Heather Haines Rabbits   MedGrand $6,500 Wheeler Mercantile
Donnie Soward Poultry   MedGrand $7,000 Rancho Saylee
Michele McCartney ShmnspBeef Hvy Res $7,500 Schoolhouse Syndicate / SanMiguel Syndicate / Atascosa Synd/
Chesapeake       Energy /Atascosa   Livestock Exchange
Cotton Harris Swine HvyRes $5,750 Bottom Line Services / Schoolhouse Syndicate / Chesapeake
Energy
Sarita Cavazos Shmnshp Lambs Lt Res $5,500 Donnell Family
Hillary Gillin Goats MedRes $6,500 Macy’s Rentals / Strike Construction / Talisman Energy USA /
Quintanilla       Management / Q- Haul
Mariah Mesa Rabbits MedRes $5,000 First State Bank Three Rivers
Nolan Barnes Poultry MedRes $6,500 Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services / S & S /   Chapa Gate
Guard       Service
Cayden Turner Swine -1 Light $3,500 Chesapeake Energy / Schoolhouse Syndicate / BottomLine Svcs.
Jimm Casas Lambs – 1 Heavy $3,000 Swenson Ranches
Gaige Kuelem Shmnshp Goats-1 MedHvy $3,000 Tejas Lease Service
Myranda Ruiz Goats-1 MedLt $3,250 Strike Construction / Talisman Energy USA
Rhea Garza Goats-1 Light $3,250 Y-Bar Ranches
Colton McCartney Swine-2 Heavy $3,000 San Miguel Syndicate / Atascosa Syndicate
Lawson Henicke Swine-2 Medium $2,500 Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services
Tucker Smith Swine-2 Light $3,500 Strike Construction / Quintanilla Management
Marc Casas Lambs -2 Heavy $2,250 San Miguel Syndicate / Atascosa Syndicate
Lauren Workman Goats-2 Heavy $2,000 Schmidt Land Services
Trey Kuenstler Goats-2 MedHvy $6,000 Caliche Maintenance
Hailey Rui Goats-2 MedLt $2,000 Jamie Donnell / San Miguel Syndicate
Mykala Garza Goats-2 Light $2,750 The Chuck Wagon
Amanda Flores Beef-3 Heavy $7,000 Rancho Saylee
Bubba Franklin Swine-3 Heavy $2,750 Eastex Crude Company
Makinna Serrata Swine-3 Medium $3,500 Tejas Lease Service
Kaity Poth Swine-3 Light $5,750 Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services / S & S
Covey Harper Lambs-3 Light $2,500 Ben’s Western Wear / Quintanilla Mgment / Strike Construction /
Talisman       Energy USA
Julianne Ramon Goats-3 Heavy $2,000 Tommy Zavisch
Clay Atkinson Goats-3 MedHvy $3,000 Bellows Operating
Colton Gonzales Goats-3 Medium $2,750 Talisman Energy USA / Strike Construction / Quintanilla Mgment.
Krislyn Beckett Goats-3 MedLt $2,750 Quintanilla Management
Christian Garza Goats-3 Light $2,250 Atascosa Syndicate / San Miguel Syndicate
Jandrew Spence Rabbits-3 Medium $2,000 John Barnes Contracting
Ethan Barnes Poultry-3 Medium $3,000 Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services / S & S
Mirza Bazan Beef-4 Heavy $6,000   Beefmaster Syndicate / San Miguel Syndicate
Logan Ridgeway Swine-4 Heavy $2,500 Seidel Construction / Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services
Austen Serrata Swine -4 Medium $3,750 Tejas Lease Service
Chase Watt Showmnshp Swine-4 Light $2,750 Bellows Operating
Mahala Harper Lambs-4 Light $2,750 Ben’s Western Wear / Quintanilla Mgment / Strike Construction
Rodrigo Garcia Goats-4 Heavy $2,500 San Miguel Syndicate / Atascosa Syndicate
Heather Gillin Goats-4 MedHvy $3,500 Macy’s Rentals
Kenedy Henicke Goats -4 Medium $2,500 Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services
Skeeter Garza Goats-4 MedLt $2,500 Longhorn Propane
Morgan Brosig Goats-4 Light $2,250 SNB McMullen Bank / Calliham Syndicate
Fisher WhiteRabbits- 4 Medium $2,000 Atascosa Syndicate / San Miguel Syndicate
Clayton Lee Poultry- 4 Medium $1,800 Tommy Zavisch
Kye MaddoxSwine-5 Heavy $2,000 Jamie Donnell
Andrew Zielonka Swine-5 Light $1,900 Schmidt Land Services
Brandon Patterson Goats-5 Medium $2,500 Los Cuernos Ranch
Raeann Alexander Goats-5 MedLt $2,000 Atascosa Syndicate / San Miguel Syndicate
Garrett Blaha Rabbits-5 Medium $2,000 Brannan Woelfel
Blaye Lee Poultry-5 Medium $2,000 The Chuck Wagon
Jasmine Garcia Goats-6 MedHvy $2,000 Zella Cattle Co.
Ashley Zetzsche Goats-6 Medium $1,800 Quintanilla Management
Sarah WhiteRabbits- 6 Medium $1,800 Atascosa Syndicate
Krista Cantu Goats-7 MedHvy $1,900   Quintanilla Management
Tristan Alexander Goats-7 Medium $2,250 Los Cuernos Ranch
Trent Ruhmann Rabbits-7 Medium $1,800 Longhorn Propane
Macy Ruiz Goats-8 Medium $2,000 Quintanilla Management
Amber Chatman Rabbits-8 Medium $2,000 Wheeler Mercantile
Kaylee Measels Rabbits-9 Medium $2,100 Seidel Construction / Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services
Hilario Ramon Goats-10 Medium $1,750 The Chuck Wagon
Tannah Walker Rabbits-10 Medium $1,800 Strike Construction / Quintanilla Management
Hallie Taylor Rabbits- 11 Medium $1,800 Atascosa Syndicate / San Miguel Syndicate
Lisa Chatman Rabbits-12 Medium $2,000 Joe Wheeler
Cheston Oden Rabbits-13 Medium $1,800 Margaret & Jacky Stephenson / Rodney & Bobbie Swaim
Kyle Engleking Rabbits-14 Medium $1,800 Atkinson Ranches
Grace Oden Rabbits- 15 Medium $2,050 Tommy Zavisch / Tejas Lease Service
Chris Chatman Rabbits-16 Medium $2,000 Joe Wheeler
Taryn Walker Rabbits-17 Medium $3,000 Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services
Joseph Stanley Rabbits-18 Medium $1,900 Dickinson Ranch
Jasmyn Smith Rabbits-19 Medium $1,900 Schoolhouse Syndicate
Aerial Garza Rabbits- 20 Medium $1,750 Calliham Syndicate
Brett Beyer Rabbits-21 Medium $1,900 Esse-Woelfel Ranches
Mitchell Park Rabbits-22 Medium $3,000 Terry & Lisa Jackson
Connor Dawson Rabbits-23 Medium $2,200 Tommy Zavisch / Tejas Lease Service
Jordan Voldan Rabbits-24 Medium $1,900 Dad’s Pest Control / Schmidt Land Services / Goebel Construction
Brenda Beyer Rabbits-25 Medium $1,800 San Miguel Syndicate / Atascosa Syndicate   / Schoolhouse
Syndicate       / Chesapeake Energy
Raleigh Oden Rabbits-26 Medium $1,800 Donnell Family
Jayson Smith Rabbits-27 Medium $2,250 Swenson Ranches
Cheyene Garza Rabbits-28 Medium $2,250 Premier Eagle Ford Energy Services

 


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