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Nordheim Live Stock Show brings in almost $85,000

By Elena Watts
Feb. 1, 2014 at midnight
Updated Jan. 31, 2014 at 8:01 p.m.

2014 Nordheim FFA Livestock Show results

• Quensey Torrez

Grade: sixth

Animal: steer

Weight: 1,200 pounds

Auction price: $4,800

• Tessa Green

Grade: senior

Animal: goat

Weight: 81 pounds

Auction price: $2,500

• Alyssa Leister

Grade: senior

Animal: lamb

Weight: 150 pounds

Auction price: $3,000

• Jason Guinn

Grade: fifth

Animal: hog

Weight: 249 pounds

Auction price: $3,000

• Savannah Castillo

Grade: seventh

Animal: steer

Weight: 1,195 pounds

Auction price: $3,884

• Jordan Green

Grade: third

Animal: goat

Weight: 63 pounds

Auction price: $2,100

• Alyssa Leister

Grade: senior

Animal: lamb

Weight: 135 pounds

Auction price: $2,800

• Trace Alvarez

Grade: seventh

Animal: hog

Weight: 238 pounds

Auction price: $3,000

Food, Craft, Art Winners

• Grand Champion Food - Brittny Smart, senior, $325 auction price

• Grand Champion Art - Alyssa Leister, senior, $325 auction price

• Grand Champion Craft - Elise Schuenemann, eighth-grader, $375 auction price

• Reserve Champion Food - Garrett Rohan Grade, freshman, $1,225 auction price

• Reserve Champion Craft - Anna Diego, freshman, $300 auction price

• Reserve Champion Art - Arianna Eaton, sixth grade, $325 auction price

• Blue Ribbon Food - Tessa Green, senior, $375 auction price

• Blue Ribbon Food - Elise Schuenemann, eighth grade, $725 auction price

• Blue Ribbon Craft - Gabriel Perez, freshman, $375 auction price

• Dedication of the Show - Broadway Grocery, Elo and Mickie Pfeifer

Showmanship Winners

• Senior Steer - Brittny Smart, senior

• Junior Steer - Quensey Torrez, sixth grade

• Senior Goat - Emily Jennings, sophomore

• Junior Goat - Ryan Schuenemann, fourth grade

• Senior Lamb - Clarrissa Eaton, sophomore

• Junior Lamb - Savannah Castillo Grade, seventh grade

• Senior Hog - no senior exhibitors

• Junior Hog - Trace Alvarez, seventh grade

The Nordheim FFA Stock Show brought in $84,700 with the sale of 40 animals Jan. 25.

"The students were able to grasp why they were doing this for the past four to six months," said Courtney Bauer, Nordheim ISD agriculture teacher and FFA sponsor. "Their hard work paid off."

This year's auction total was in line with last year's, which was $87,000.

Sixth-grader Quensey Torrez showed the grand champion 1,200-pound steer, which sold for $4,800.

Buyers included Finch Funeral Chapel, Citizens Bank, Townsend Oilfield Services, Alexander Auto Center, Pruski's, Apple Lumber, Tractor City, Dynasty, Nixon-Beeville Livestock, Nordheim FFA Fundraisers and Karnes County Livestock.

Tessa Green, a senior, showed the 81-pound grand champion goat that sold for $2,500.

Buyers included Talk Ranch, Muller Ag, KC Lease Service and RAMCO.

Senior Alyssa Leister earned $3,000 for her grand champion 150-pound lamb.

Buyers included Amanda Tam, Edgar and Gladys' Cafe, Dynasty Enterprises and Nordheim FFA Fundraisers.

Jason Guinn, fifth-grader, showed the grand champion 249-pound hog, which sold for $3,000.

Buyers included Nordheim FFA Fundraisers, Finch Funeral Chapel, Citizens Bank, Beef It Up and David Reynolds Agri-Industries.

The 1,195-pound reserve grand champion steer, showed by seventh-grader Savannah Castillo, earned $3,884.

Buyers included Nordheim FFA Fundraisers, Finch Funeral Chapel, Beef It Up and Nitro.

Jordan Green, third-grader, earned $2,100 for her 63-pound reserve grand champion goat.

Buyers included Amanda Tam, Finch Funeral Chapel, Nitro and David Reynolds Agri-Industries.

Alyssa Leister, senior, also showed the 135-pound reserve grand champion lamb, which earned $2,800.

Buyers included Tractor City, Dynasty Enterprises, Nixon-Beeville Livestock, Nordheim FFA Fundraisers, Finch Funeral Chapel and Citizens Bank.

Seventh-grader Trace Alvarez earned $3,000 for his 238-pound reserve grand champion hog.

Seifert Family Ranches purchased Alvarez's hog.



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