Cuero Livestock Show auction tops $400,000
By BY SONNY LONG - SLONG@VICAD.COM
March 9, 2013 at midnight
Updated March 8, 2013 at 9:09 p.m.
Senior - Emily June Kelley
Junior - Laurel Kelley
Senior - Tel Holland
Junior - Brighton Blain
Senior - Mercedes Saunders
Junior - Aimsley Blank
Senior - Alexis Anders
Junior - Dixie Blackwell
Senior - Jeffrey Nemec
Junior - Sarah Simon
Senior - Robin Dolezal
Junior - Kensly Ley
Records continue to be set at the annual Cuero Livestock Show.
The market auction topped $400,000 for the first time, said Anthony Netardus, DeWitt County Extension Agent.
"The Friday night sale was $404,450, so the sale was up $6,650 from last year," Netardus said. "The commercial heifer sale was approximately $100,000, and so far, add-ons are around $20,000."
Emily June Kelley, of Yoakum High School and Outsiders 4-H, showed the grand champion steer.
It was the second consecutive grand champion steer for Emily June, who, since 2006, has won five grand champion and two reserve champion titles at the Cuero show.
The year she didn't show in Cuero, 2009, her sister, Laurel Kelley, took grand champion steer, and her brother, John Thomas Kelley, won reserve champion steer.
Emily June's 1,325-pound steer sold for $11,000 to Schroeder Welding & Construction and W&W Consultants.
Raylynn Hendrick sold her grand champion hog for $5,500 to TXAM Pumps.
The grand champion lamb of Aimsley Blank sold for $3,000 to Top Bidders. Blank also had the reserve champion lamb, which sold for $2,600 to Flop House Syndicate.
The grand champion goat, showed by Amanda Denson, sold for $3,700 to Jerry Berger.
Cameron Migura had the grand champion pen of broilers, which sold for $3,000 to TDECU.
The grand champion pen of rabbits, exhibited by Robin Dolezal, sold for $3,000 to Cuero Proud Crowd.
Utah Jalufka showed the reserve champion steer. The 1,160-pound steer sold for $8,000 to the Shoestring Syndicate.
The reserve champion hog shown by Brady Watson sold for $7,500 to Jim Massey.
Kaley Otto showed the reserve champion goat for the second straight year. It sold for $6,000 to LaMatrix Ranch and The Other Feed Store.
Matti Lynn Wendel sold her reserve champion pen of broilers for $3,400 to DeWitt Divas, H-E-B, Harvey Mueller and Trust Texas Bank. It was also the second consecutive reserve champion for Wendel.
Grace Andrews showed the reserve champion pen of rabbits. They sold for $2,400 to Bohman Clinic Partners.
The auction took place at the Friar Ag Center with Joe Adams as auctioneer.