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Yoakum livestock auction raises $170,000

By Elena Watts
Jan. 25, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.
Updated Jan. 24, 2014 at 7:25 p.m.

Cutter Braun showed the reserve grand champion steer at the Yoakum FFA and 4-H Livestock Show.

The sale of 53 projects at the annual Yoakum FFA and 4-H Livestock Show brought in $170,765.45.

The average price per exhibitor was $3,222.

"We had fewer animals than last year, but the quality of the animals was better," said Jay Mixon, Yoakum High School agriculture teacher and FFA adviser. "All of the children got good money for their animals from top to bottom - not just the champs."

Last year, an additional 17 projects earned about $32,000 more.

Kaci Herman, of Outsiders 4-H, earned $8,946.67 with her grand champion steer.

The 1,228-pounder sold to David Adamek of Adamek Construction, Aggie Buyers, Wayne Blank, Boedeker Ag Supply, Boehm Tractor Sales, Ray and Sue Kelley of Burns Ranch/Kelley Show Steers, Mark and Kathy Carroll, Ruth Carter of Carter Insurance, Cuero Livestock Commission Co., Cuero Veterinary Clinic, DeWitt M & J Enterprises, John DeBord of Double J Saddlery, Damon Drozd, Greg DuBose, Ken and Tamra DuBose, Adam Findeisen, First National Bank of Shiner, First State Bank Anonymous 2013 C/O Emily Drozd, Jim Foster CPA, Shawn Braun of Fred's Store, Patrick and Carrie Frank, Dennis and Kim Freeze, Ful-O-Pep Feeds and Crystalyx Brand Supplements, Ann Kirkley of Geo Southern Energy, Greg and Sara Gossett, Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., H-E-B Pantry Stores, Hochheim Prairie Hermann Sons Lodge No. 90, Jaeger's Inc.-John Deere, Suzanne Kennedy, Klean Corp. International, Tom and Courtney Kocian, Jeffrey and Norma Koricanek, Glen and Sherri Kusak, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kutach, Leske Oil Company, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Pugh of Mattress Outlet, Travis McKee of McKee Construction, Dennis Mraz of Mraz Lumber, Leslie Prause of Prause Polled Hereford Farms, Leona Prause, Mark and Lena Manning of Remax Land and Home, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Biehunko of Ronnie's Processing, Sage Bank, Brian and Alexandra Schoenemann, John and Roberta Bittick of State Farm Insurance, Michael Malik/Tyrone Swoopes, Adam Villareal, Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Vinklarek, Dennis and Marsha Wauson, Dr. Kyle Kaiser of Yoakum Animal Clinic, Yoakum Gin, Yoakum National Bank, Lester Zimmerman of Zimmerman Electric and Randy and Connie Zimmerman.

Faith Hagan, of Yoakum 4-H, earned $6,125 for her 247-pound grand champion hog.

Buyers included Glenn Braden, Christie's Collection, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Chumchal, Mr. and Mrs. Rick Chumchal, Circle Y Saddles, Albert Kutac of Corner Stop, Paul Salazar of Del Papa Distributing Co., Jerald Rossett of Don Bravo's, First National Bank of Shiner, First State Bank Anonymous 2013 C/O Emily Drozd, Randy and Holly Fishbeck, Mitchell Franz, Shawn Braun of Fred's Store, Ann Kirkley of Geo Southern Energy, H & H Cafe and Bakery, Robbie and Kathy Hagan, Virginia Hagan, Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Roman Henke of Henke-Janak Hog Farm, J.R. Simplot, Jacobs-Weber Insurance Services, Mark and Cindy Jemelka, Dennis and Shirley Kocian, Glen and Sherri Kusak, David Markert, Dr. James Don McManus, Virginia Silver of Penn Virginia Oil & Gas Corp., Mark and Lena Manning of Remax Land and Home, Bobby and Dottie Hill of St. Clair Ranch, Scott and Amanda Pakebusch of The Tin Shed, Weaver & Jacobs Constructors, Mark Wick, Yoakum National Bank and Yoakum Packing.

Bear Creek 4-H member Ayden Shimek earned $3,075 for his 72-pound grand champion goat.

Buyers included David Ainsworth of Ainsworth Trucking; Collin and Laura Belcik; Bill and Brenda Brown; Terry Boening of C & E Operating; Christie's Collection; Cuero Livestock Commission Co.; Royce Jr. and Michelle Evans; Tim Faulkner of Faulkner's Cleaners; David and Gloria Ferry; First State Bank of Yoakum; Ann Kirkley of Geo Southern Energy; H & H Cafe and Bakery; Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co.; H-E-B Pantry Stores; Jaeger's Inc.-John Deere; Christopher and Elizabeth Jendrzey; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Colman of K-Box Cattle Company; Steven and Brenda Morris; Scott and Shari Nobles; Walter Nobles; Pickett, Kelm and Associates; Mark Bohac of Pioneer Oilfield Trucking; Jay and Karen Quinney; Gary Mills of Rathole Drilling; Mark and Lena Manning of Remax Land and Home; Soehnge Do-It Center; David and Sherri Spaeth; Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home; Don Kreitz of Tubular Resources; Dr. Kyle Kaiser of Yoakum Animal Clinic; and Yoakum National Bank.

Cole Cowan, of Bear Creek 4-H, earned $2,255 for his grand champion pen of broilers.

Buyers included Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bohac of American Drive Shaft, Dr. Saundra Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bland, Boedeker Ag Supply, Jack Boothe, Bill and Brenda Brown, Carolyn Schlamb of Carolyn's Daycare, Mark and Kathy Carroll, Chandler Drilling Co., Christie's Collection, Country Kicker Creations, Kenneth and Lisa Cowan of Cowan Custom Work, Cullen Cowan, Walter and Tammi Dixon, V. J. and Lois Drozd, Ann Kirkley of Geo Southern Energy, Shawn and Jennifer Green, H-E-B Pantry Stores, Claude and Debbie Hoch, Delores Hrncir, John Cowan of JC Fencing Co., JR BBQ and Catering, Rex and Claire Kutzer, David Markert, Covey Morrow of Morrow Hardware Co., W.C. Steinmann of Rainbow S Ranches, Mark and Lena Manning of Remax Land and Home, Rock Motors, Joel and Tiffany Smith, Charles Beyer of Star-Jet Services, Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Vinklarek and Yoakum National Bank.

Trey Fishbeck, of Bear Creek 4-H, earned $3,226 for his grand champion pen of rabbits.

Buyers included Ann's Flowers, Bill and Brenda Brown, Carolyn Schlamb of Carolyn's Daycare, Ruth Carter of Carter Insurance, Chandler Drilling Co., Circle Y Saddles, City Drug Store, Ken Smith of Crimson Exploration, Michael Farek, First State Bank Anonymous 2013 C/O Emily Drozd, Elenora Fishbeck, Keith Martin of Flow Services, Ful-O-Pep Feeds and Crystalyx Brand Supplements, Ann Kirkley of Geo Southern Energy, Shawn and Jennifer Green, Teddy Bellows of Gulf Coast Weed Control, Jacobs-Weber Insurance Services, Gerry and Jody Maneth, Mark and Lena Manning of Remax Land and Home, Tim and Kelly Respondek, Mike Ryan of Ryan Services, Mark and Ann Seidenberger, Joel and Tiffany Smith, John and Roberta Bittick of State Farm Insurance, Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home, Chris and Samantha Vinklarek, Caroline Wright, Cole Stevens of XL Lease Services, Dr. Kyle Kaiser of Yoakum Animal Clinic, Yoakum Discount Pharmacy and Yoakum National Bank.

Cutter Braun, of Yoakum FFA, earned $3,390 with his reserve grand champion steer.

Buyers of the 1,190-pound steer included Jimmy and Betty Borchers, Glenn Braden, Shawn and Melanie Braun, Christie's Collection, Danny Bennett of Coastal Chemical, Damon Drozd, Mark and Emily Drozd, First State Bank Anonymous 2013 C/O Emily Drozd, Shawn Braun of Fred's Store, Ann Kirkley of Geo Southern Energy, Hagan Cattle Company, Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., J. R. Simplot, Mark and Sheila Jacob, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Colman of K-Box Cattle Company, Kodie's Garage, Andrew Abrameit of Law Offices of Donatod Romos, Scott and Amanda Pakebusch, Leslie Prause of Prause Polled Hereford Farms, Mark and Lena Manning of Remax Land and Home, Jack (Gene) Smith of S & K Consultants, Robert Stehle, Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Vinklarek, Mark Wick and Yoakum National Bank.

Yoakum FFA's Celine Markert earned $5,680 for her 233-pound reserve grand champion hog.

Buyers included Chad Townson of AVISPA Services, Billy and Christi Berger, Raymond and Lorene Cowan, Cuero Livestock Commission Co., DeWitt County Farm Bureau, Damon Drozd, Mr. and Mrs. Roman Fikac, First State Bank Anonymous 2013 C/O Emily Drozd, Mr. and Mrs. John Fling, Keith Martin of Flow Services, Fox Tank Company, Ann Kirkley of Geo Southern Energy, Teddy Bellows of Gulf Coast Weed Control , Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hagan, Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., H-E-B Pantry Stores, Leo and Betty Hermes, Timmy Bergeron of Intak, J. R. Simplot, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Colman of K-Box Cattle Company, Suzanne Kennedy, Brian Knezek of Knezek Simmental/Simbrah Ranch, Brian and Abbie Knezek, Ken and Stacey Kvinta, Calisto Loya of Loya Feed Company, David Markert, Virginia Markert, Winford and Patricia Matthew of Matthew Realty, Mobile Oilfield Trucking, Jay and Karen Quinney, Mark and Lena Manning of Remax Land and Home, Rightmer Ranches, Mike Ryan of Ryan Services, Elorine Sitka, Soehnge Do-It Center, John and Roberta Bittick of State Farm Insurance, Fehner and Gay Frels of Two F Cattle, Universal Wellhead Services LLC, Bailey Voigt, Dr. and Mrs. David Watson, West Feed and Yoakum National Bank.

Marshall Fowler, of Yoakum FFA, earned $2,999 with his 82-pound reserve grand champion goat.

Buyers included Jimmy and Betty Borchers, Dr. Neil Campbell, First State Bank Anonymous 2013 C/O Emily Drozd, Judge Daryl and Lisa Fowler, Ful-O-Pep Feeds and Crystalyx Brand Supplements, Ann Kirkley of Geo Southern Energy, Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Kaspar Ranch Hand, David Markert, Winford and Patricia Matthew of Matthew Realty, Lee and Kelly Murray, Virginia Silver of Penn Virginia Oil & Gas Corporation, Leslie Prause of Prause Polled Hereford Farms, Mark Heidaker of Property Acquisition Services Inc., Mark and Lena Manning of Remax Land and Home, Dr. and Mrs. David Watson, John and Tanya Wenzel, Dr. Kyle Kaiser of Yoakum Animal Clinic and Randy and Connie Zimmerman.

Kaitlyn Caka, of Yoakum FFA, earned $1,437 for her reserve grand champion pen of broilers.

Buyers included Shannon Blaschke, Marcus Byars, Edward and Betty Caka, James and Kim Caka, Chandler Drilling Co., DeWitt County Farm Bureau, V. J. and Lois Drozd, Mr. and Mrs. Jason Fling, Ann Kirkley of Geo Southern Energy, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Gregorcyk, H&O Auto Parts, H-E-B Pantry Stores, Mark and Marsha Herchek, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Bolom of JB Construction, Jacobs-Weber Insurance Services, David and Susan Kelley, Tom and Courtney Kocian, Ken and Stacey Kvinta, Kenneth and Amy Meyer, Helga Parkey, Harvey and Mary Ann Pekar, Quinn and Kathy Pekar, John and Tracey Picha, Robert and Debbie Pustka, Mark and Lena Manning of Remax Land and Home, Yoakum Gin and Yoakum National Bank.

Megan Moorman, of Yoakum FFA, earned $3,223 for her reserve grand champion pen of rabbits.

Buyers included Ken Smith of Crimson Exploration, James and Arnetta Debord, Delta Armature Works, Keith Martin of Flow Services, David and Nancy Garrett of Garrett Cattle Company, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Gregorcyk, Teddy Bellows of Gulf Coast Weed Control, Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., H-E-B Pantry Stores, Diane M. Hirsch, Gloria Hirsch, Justin Janak, Mark and Donna Janak, Calisto Loya of Loya Feed Company, Jay and Glenda Mixon, Willard and Jerry Moorman, Mark and Lena Manning of Remax Land and Home, Tim and Kelly Respondek, David and Lorraine Reynolds, Mike Ryan of Ryan Services, Mark and Ann Seidenberger, Randy and Denise Smidt, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Stary, West Feed, Cole Stevens of XL Lease Services, Yoakum Gin and Brandon Zimmerman and Mallory Janak.

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