Annual Hallettsville Jr. Livestock Show brings in $220,556
The 2011 Hallettsville Jr. Livestock Show brought in $220,556 with the grand champion steer of Lucas DeForest leading the way.
The auction total was about $5,500 above last year's sale, said Terry Wick, Hallettsville ag teacher.
Seniors had three of the four grand champion animals with DeForest's 1,237-pound steer selling for $9,500 to Group 1.
The grand champion lamb, exhibited by Colby Mikes sold for $3,100 to Kubena's and Jacobs-Weaver. It weighed in at 141 pounds.
Hillary Foeh was the third senior to grab grand champion honors with her 254-pound swine. It sold for $4,500 to Group 2.
Sixth-grader Wyatt Valigura rounded out the grand champions with his pen of broiler selling for $1,600 to H&P Cattle Co. and Glen's Packing.
James Wick, a junior, showed the reserve champion steer. The 1,373-pounder sold for $5,500 to Group 3.
Another senior Garret Leopold had the reserve champion swine, selling the 252-pound hog for $4,499 to Group 5.
Rylee Trlick, a fourth grader, had the reserve champion lamb. It sold for $3,099 to Group 4.
Wesley Tullos' pen of broilers took reserve champion honors and brought in $1,599 for the sixth grader.