Though the sales price for the Grand Champion steer was down from last year’s record-breaking amount, the 61st Atascosa County Livestock Show held its own and came out as another one for the books overall.
Total sales of $786,155 were up $39,155 from 2014’s auction – with 286 participating in the auction. Last year’s sales list had 259. There were over 1,000 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 2015 compared to 23 last year.
Auctioneeer Joey Tomlinson did his best to work the crowd to bid more for the participants, too.
This year’s show was dedicated to two hard working couples who have supported the stock show and auctions for many years – Susan and Alfred Krueger and Linda and Randy Ramey. As Linda said “We have seen three generations participate here. First, I was over at the VFW barn, then my daughters and now my grandchildren are involved. We have all been raised in it,” she shared.
This year’s Grand Champion steer was shown by Tatum Bauer and brought in $8,000 from premium buyers Pursch Motors, Inc. and Mac Haik’s Southway Ford. 2014’s steer was sold for $16,500.
The Grand Champion Swine – shown by Pleasanton FFA member Autumn Hagen – was bought for $9,000 by premium buyers ($500 or more) Wal- Mart, South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC), Daniel and Hudson, LLC; Pursch Motors Inc.; H-EB, Poteet Lions Club, JBW Management, Mac Haik’s Southway Ford; Double K Homes and Silver Eagle Distributing.
Cheyenne Northcut, Jourdanton FFA member, won Grand Champion Lamb and also broke a record for auctioning it off for $16,000. Premium buyers were Silver Eagle Distributing, Mac Haik’s Southway Ford, Bull Energy Group, Northcut Ranch, H-E-B and Paisley’s Boutique.
The Grand Champion Broilers, shown by Tommy Mitchell (Pleasanton FFA) were sold for $4,500. Premium buyers were JBW Management, Pursch Motors. Inc. and Mac Haik’s Southway Ford.
Lytle 4-H member Emma Keith won Grand Champion with her pen of rabbits. They sold for $4,350 to premium buyers H-E-B, LASSO, Mac Haik’s Southway Ford and Wal- Mart.
Jourdanton FFAer Zachery Tymrak’s Grand Champion Turkey Tom sold for $4,075 to premium bidders Helena Chemical, Lyssy and Eckels, H-EB and Glazer Miller Lite.
Jodie Shearrer’s Grand Champion Goat brought in $8,090. The Mesquite 4-H member had these premium buyers bidding on her project: Los Chicharrones, H-E-B, Pursch Motors, Inc., Mac Haik’s Southway Ford, Water Well Service, Atascosa County Livestock Exchange, The Feed Pen, Wal-Mart, Mary and John Shearrer, Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU).
Reserve Grand Champions
Collin Cass, Pleasanton FFA member sold his Reserve Grand Champion Steer for $6,250 to premium buyers McBee’s Barbeque, H-E-B, Syring Ranches, Wal-Mart, 100 Club, Miller Lite, Atascosa Livestock Exchange, STRMC, Mac Haik’s Southway Ford, Pursch Motors, Inc., Silver Eagle Distributing, Chris Jenschke Enterprises,
JBW Management, Daniel and Hudson, PLLC, Los Chicharrones, MSB Resources and SSFCU.
Mackenzie Thompson’s Reserve Grand Champion Swine sold for $6,010 to premium bidders FTS International, Kiewit Mining, Chris Jenschke Enterprises, JBW Management, Wal-Mart, MSI, Amigos Equipment Co., D&B Flow Back and Well Testing, MSB Resources, Wilco Peanut Co. and H-E-B.
Reserve Grand Champion Lamb went to Kaylin Culpepper and sold for $6,450. Premium buyers were H-E-B, Wiley Lease, MSB Resources, JBW Management, STRMC, Mac Haik’s Southway Ford, NAC Investments, Wal- Mart, FTS International and Paislely’s Boutique.
Lytle FFAer Trevor Miller showed the Reserve Grand Champion Broilers. They were bought by premium buyers LASSO and Pursch Motors, Inc. who spent $3,800.
Madison Lutz and her Reserve Grand Champion Turkey Hen took center stage. Premium buyers were H-E-B, Wal-Mart, Paisley’s Boutique, Gaydos Construction, SSFCU and JBW Management, A&E Cattle Co. They spent $5,600.
Reserve Grand Champion Rabbits were shown by Hannah Ward of Mesquite 4-H. Premium buyers spent $4,000. They were: Pursch Motors, Inc., Mac Haik’s Southway Ford, JBW Enterprises, Wal-Mart, H-E-B, Miller Lite, Daniel and Hudson, LLC; Paisley’s Boutique, Tuttle Motor Co. and CRW Cattle Co.
Reserve Grand Champion Goat was shown by Jaylynn Valdez from Jourdanton FFA. Premium buyers were STRMC, JBW Management, Gaydos Construction, Jenschke Enterprises, MSB Resources, Wiley Lease, H-E-B, Wal- Mart, Lyssy And Eckels, Miller Lite and McBee’s Barbeque. They spent a total of $4,050.
Diamond Buyer Spent $25,000 & Up
Mac Haik’s Southway Ford
Platinum Buyers Spent $20,000 – $24,999
L.A.S.S.O., Northcut Ranch, Pursch Motors
Gold Buyers Spent $15,000 – $19,999
Los Chicharrones, Wiley Lease Co, Ltd – Belo Wiley, Sylo II, Pleasanton Ag Boosters, Jourdanton FFA Booster, H-E-B Pleasanton #411 Aubrey Smith, Triple L Booster Club
Silver Buyers Spent $10,000 – $14,999
Gaydos Construction, LLC,
JBW Management, Poteet
Bronze Buyers Spent $5,000-$9,999
Atascosa Livestock Exchange, Chris Jenschke Enterprises, Bellows Operating, Wal-Mart, South Texas Regional Medical Center, Jourdanton Small Business Group, Samuel Dean Sheet Metal, Inc., MTW Services, FTS International, David Grothues (MG Building Materials), Chalk Mountain Services Of Texas, Wilco Peanut Co., Security State Bank & Briscoe Ranch, Daniel & Hudson, PLLC, Paisley’s Boutique, Silver Eagle Dist. and Jeff & Sue Ann Smith.
A special section will be printed on February 4 with more results of this show and the McMullen County Livestock Show with lots of photos.