Hallettsville Jr. Livestock Show shatters sales record
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Nick Patalik - BeefOlivia Bohuslav - LambBrannen Caraway - SwineAlicia Grahmann - HeiferSadie Bludau - HeiferHailey Steffek - SteerMegan Klesel - BroilersRylee Trlicek - LambRavyn Neubauer - Swine
Records fell at the Hallettsville Jr. Livestock Show as buyers spent $277,081 at the Jan. 23 auction.
The 2012 sale topped last year's totals by more than $57,000 and eclipsed the previous record of $225,841 set in 2007 by $52,000.
The grand champion steer was exhibited by Hallettsville High School senior Katie Wagner. It was the third grand champion steer for Wagner.
The 1,295 pounder sold for $9,500 to Peoples State Bank, Carl A. Bozka, Inc., Pesek-Hermes Memorials, Kelly Mudd Equipment Co., Migl Feed & Grain, Attorney Terrell Mullins, Ehler's Furniture, Morton's Drive-In, Bohuslav Feed Mill, Attorney Jim Fairman, H&P Cattle Co. - Harold and Pam Dolezal, Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., First National Bank of Shiner, Texan Motors - Brian Rother, H-E-B Pantry Foods, B&B Auto Worx, Alfred's Produce - Dennis Chovanetz, Jessie L. and Bethel Allen and Brookshire Brothers Food & Pharmacy.
Bryant Sitka, a senior at Hallettsville High School, showed the grand champion hog that weighed in at 258 pounds.
It sold for $3,800 to Advanced Home Health Services, Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy, Mrs. Georgia Bujnoch, Chuck Brown Ford, Colorado County Propane, Crimson Exploration, C&W Consulting - Bill Mettlach, D-A-M Services, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Larry Deavers, Diversified Business Systems of Victoria, Billy and Amy Gerke, Glaze Backhoe Services, Doug and Sheri Grahmann, Henke & Janak Hog Farm, Hermes & Steffek, Inc., Hochheim Prairie Insurance Branch #12, Attorney James Evans, Jo's Green Hut & Nursery, K&R Energy, Kirk Landman, Lone Star Bank of Shiner, Frank Marek Trucking, McAda Drilling Fluids, Dr. Everett Renger, Robert and Carol Rother, Dean and Brenda Schmidt, Splashway Family Waterpark, Stevens Nursing & Rehab, Texas Pipe & Irrigation, Tex Propane Co., Thomas Petroleum, United Ag, Bill and Sue Walker and Whitley Lumber Co.
Sacred Heart Catholic School freshman Olivia Bohuslav exhibited the grand champion lamb. It weighed in at 154 pounds and sold for $3,600 to Bludau Fabrication, Bohuslav Farm & Ranch, Brookshire Brothers, Chovanetz Insurance, Fair West Trailers, Georgia A. Bujnich, Glen's Packing Co., Hallettsville Lions Club, Hoffer's Drive In, Kocian Auto Repair, Lavaca County Propane, Lavaca Feed & Fertilizer, Leopold Insurance Agency, Jansky Sand & Gravel, Morgan Buildings & Spas, UAS Resources, Barnes-Osburn & Associates, Wells Fargo Bank, Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Victor Roeber, Sacred Heart Federal Credit Union, Stevens Nursing & Rehab, Harvey and Karen Renger and Pat's Towing & Recovery.
Ryan Hadesh, a sixth grader at Sacred Heart Catholic School, showed the grand champion pen of broilers. The pen sold for $2,600 to Gonzales Industrial Insulation.
Another Sacred Heart student, sixth grader Hailey Steffek, exhibited the reserve champion steer.
The 1,213 pounder sold for $6,800 to the Grafe Group consisting of Chovanetz Insurance Agency, Dr. Wayne and LeAnn Freytag, Grafe Chevrolet-GMC, Hallettsville Lumber Co., Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy, Edward and Sandra Pustka, Sam and Carol Allen, Ron Kolacny - Kolacny Surveying, Dr. Justin and Amy Powell, Dr. Carlton and Judith Thompson, J.A. Loredo Properties - Jorge and Jackie Loredo, County Judge Tramer Woytek, Hallettsville Communications, Town & Country Appliance & Air Conditioning, Chovanetz Brangus Ranch - Frank Chovanetz, All Out Ranch Improvements - Brad and Leslee Beach, Schulenburg Printing & Office Supplies Co., Williamsburg House & Helping Hearts Sitter Service, Patek's Liquor - Marvin and Earlene Patek, Tieken Charolais - JoBeth, Ashley and Carl Tieken, Dr. Patrick and Rhonda Clemons, Sheriff Micah and Mary Harmon, Advocare - Carol Allen.
The reserve champion hog shown by Camille Grahmann, an eighth grader at Hallettsville Junior High, sold for $3,799. Buyers of the 259-pound hog included Alfred's Produce, Allen Machieck Farm & Ranch, Auto Brite Carwash, Boedeker Ag Supply, Brookshire Brothers Food & Pharmacy, Bootsie and Barbara Grahmann, C&W Consulting - Bill Mettlach, Chandler's Drilling, Clinton Lenzy Trucking, Columbus Livestock Co., Clinton Hollas, Cole Theatre, Curt's Carpeting & Design Center, Dennis Kocian Auto Repair, Wilbert and Charlotte Dornak, David Kolacny Construction, 5-M Septic - Tony Machicek, Fehner & Sons Grain, Frontier Development - Rusty and Jeanette Wallace, H-E-B - Yoakum, Hammer Auto Repair, Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Hallettsville Veterinary Hospital, Haven Brook Homes - Greg Leach, Jared Long, Land & Cattle Co., Jeff Matula Construction, Joyce and Mike Jackson (Sugar Land), Jaeger's Inc. - John Deere, Jalisco Cafe & Bar, Lavaca Farm Equipment, Lyssy and Eckel Feeds, M&M Ranch - Mike and Mary Pavliska, Paul's Supply Inc., Rainosek's True Value, Rudolph's Inc. - Yoakum, Russell and Cathy McGehee, Sitka Cattle Co. - Russell Sitka, Town and Country Sales - R.L. Bordovsky, Victoria Oliver-Kubota, E-Bar Feeds - Gonzales, Ronnie Kolacny Surveying, Ainsworth Trucking - Corpus Christi, Benson Pipe Line - Houston, Connect on Security - George and Amy Reno, Hallettsville Knights of Columbus Council #2433 and Chovanetz Insurance Agency.
Kelsey Bohuslav, a sixth grader at Sacred Heart Catholic School, exhibited the reserve champion lamb. It sold for $1,900 pounds to Kubena Funeral Home.
Brier Shimek, a junior at Sacred Heart Catholic School, exhibited the reserve champion pen of broilers. The pen sold for $2,599 to 6-Pack Plus consisting of Elrose Kalisek, Darlene Shimek, Diane Morton, Florine Bohac, Patty Grahmann, Margaret Pozzi, Elsie Grahmann, Mary Ann Rother, Mary Beth Najvar, Sherry Henke, Nola Bohuslav, Marlen Arnold, Karen Bludau, Bethany Lannen, Doris Grubert, Tammy Woytek, Box Six Torque & Test Co. - Mary Pavliska, Teresa Kaiser, Hallettsville Abstract - Glenda Tricek and Maria Hermes.