An expanded fifty fifth annual Lamar County Junior Livestock Present broke one other document Friday evening on the fairgrounds when patrons shelled out roughly $415,000 for 116 of this 12 months’s prime market animals.
The grand champion steer, exhibited by Ethan Adams of Lamar County 4-H, introduced $20,000 from Melanie and Ken Backus. Adams is the son of Scott and Britney Adams.
“We had a number of new patrons who actually helped help the children,” junior livestock affiliation board president Tom VanDerSchaff stated. “And we had a number of younger individuals who confirmed previously which have come again to volunteer, which is an effective signal for the long run.”
Each the variety of animals and exhibitors have been up, with many college students exhibiting a couple of animal, VanDerSchaff famous. He credited the rise to the addition of floral design competitors, rising FFA and 4-H applications and the enlargement of the present from two to 3 days.
“We should always have accomplished that years in the past,” VanDerSchaff stated about further present days. “I’ve had in all probability 50 or extra individuals say they cherished how we unfold it out over one other day. It was extra relaxed and never so rushed.”
The present’s prime steers introduced $145,000 with hogs fetching $84,000, lambs, $47,500, goats, $74,500, broilers, $9,000, and rabbits, $18,000.
Different prime patrons, the grand and reserve champions and their exhibitors embrace the next:
Jason Exum bought the pen of grand champion broilers, proven by Claire Boutwell of Chisum FFA, for $3,500. She is the daughter of Shawn and Stephanie Boutwell.
Peyton Moss, of Lamar County 4-H and the daughter of Andy and Misty Moss, exhibited the grand champion goat, bought by Paris Espresso for $2,500, whereas Chloe Grey, of Lamar County 4-H and daughter of Corey and Carol Grey, introduced the grand champion hog bought by Jason Exum for $3,700.
Larry’s Overhead Doorways in Reno bought the grand champion lamb proven by Lexi Melton, from Chisum FFA and daughter of Monty and Stephanie Milton, for $3,500 whereas Shiny Holland Funeral Dwelling paid $2,300 for the grand champion rabbit proven by Stephany Gutierrez, of Paris FFA and daughter of Jose and Erika Guitierez.
The reserve champion steer, proven by Grace Michael of Lamar County 4-H and the daughter of Justin and Angye Michael, introduced $5,000 from Paris Physique Works and the reserve champion pen of broilers, proven by Cambria Outland, of Chisum FFA and the daughter of Kevin and Ashley Prepare dinner, introduced $2,000 from the Olivard Basis.
Credit score Union of Texas paid $2,700 for the reserve champion goat proven by Tinslee Allan, of North Lamar FFA and daughter of Invoice and Sumner Allan, whereas Chopping Edge Glass paid $3,800 for the reserve champion hog proven by Ashlynn Phinney, of Chisum FFA and daughter of Keith Phinney and Amy Jones.
Ally Stapleton, of Prairiland FFA and daughter of Josh and Kelly Stapleton, confirmed the reserve champion lamb bought by Paris Monument for $3,300 whereas Addison Fortenberry, of North Lamar FFA and son of Erin Dizmond and Webb Fortenberry, exhibited the reserve champion rabbit bought by Mahan Welding for $2,700.