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Sales record set at Cuero Livestock Show

By Sonny Long
March 10, 2012 at midnight
Updated March 9, 2012 at 9:10 p.m.

GRAND CHAMPION STEER NAME: Emily June Kelley GRADE: 10 SCHOOL: Yoakum High School CLUB: Outsiders 4-H ANIMAL WEIGHT: 1,360

2012 Cuero Livestock Show Showmanship Winners

Senior: Cody GarrettJunior: J. Burns CowleySenior: Emily June KelleyJunior: Taylor DohmannSenior: Tel HollandJunior: Paige SmithSenior: Doss TorrezJunior: Mercedes SaundersSenior: Amanda DensonJunior: Katie CrainSenior: Rian WendelJunior: Sarah SimonSenior: Robin DolezalJunior: Gracie Howard

In a year in which sales records are being set at livestock auctions all across the Crossroads, the pattern held true at the 2012 Cuero Livestock Show.

The market sale at the Friar Ag Center on March 2 produced a record $397,800, but DeWitt County Extension Agent Anthony Netardus said the overall show was even more successful.

"That total doesn't include about $30,000 in add-ons and does not include the commercial heifer sale which was $61,900," he said.

"So, once we complete the add-ons and total up everything, we will be bumping close to $500,000," said Netardus.

Leading the way in the market auction was Yoakum High School sophomore Emily June Kelley who sold her 1,360 pound grand champion steer for $14,000 to Schroeder Welding & Construction and W&W Consultants.

The grand champion hog of Garrett Laging, a 270 pounder, sold for $8,000 to the Shoestring Syndicate.

Aimsley Blank, a fourth-grader at Yorktown Elementary School, showed the the grand champion lamb for the second year in a row and sold it for $4,500 to Top Bidders.

The grand champion goat of Tel Holland weighed in at 103 pounds and sold for $3,750 to Marthon Oil and the Poor Boys.

Rian Katie Wendel had the grand champion pen of broilers. The pen sold for $3,700 to Allan's Wrecker Service.

The grand champion pen of rabbits was exhibited by Jacob Dreier. It sold for $3,500 to Trust Texas Bank.

Among the reserve champions, Doss Torrez's 1,200-pound steer sold for $10,000 to Patterson UTI Drilling.

The 264-pound reserve champion hog of Colton Blackwell sold for $7,000 to Orca Assets GP.

Sophia Davis showed the reserve champion lamb and sold it for $4,000 to Rat Hole Drilling and Thomas Watson Concrete.

Kaley Otto exhibited the reserve champion goat. It sold for $3,800 to RJ Cattle - Rosemary Harrison.

Matti Lynn Wendel's pen of broilers took reserve champion honors and sold for $2,500 to Small Business for Youth.

Emily Valenta had the reserve champion pen of rabbits and sold it for $2,100 to Noble Royalties.

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