Sales soar at Yorktown Stock Show
The 2014 Yorktown Stock Show brought in $28,148 more than last year's show with a total of $152,494.
The total with add-ons, $176,398.95, was $50,460.95 more than last year's total with add-ons.
"Top Dog brought in a lot more money than usual," said Brad Metting, Yorktown High School agriculture teacher and Future Farmers of America adviser.
Metting also attributed the increase in sales to new buyers, buyers who returned after hiatuses and residents who have recently benefited from oil and gas royalties.
"The quality of the animals was as good as former years," Metting said. "We hope to get a few more steers next year."
Only one steer was shown this year.
Doss Torrez, senior at Yorktown High School, earned $7,500 with his grand champion 1,295-pound steer. Buyers included the Top Dog Buyer's Group, Finch Funeral Home, Donald and Peggy Stanchos, Aaron and Erin Koopman, Matt Metting of South Texas Air Conditioning and Heating, Novac Diesel Services, Citizens Bank and Massey Funeral Home.
Torrez also showed the grand champion sheep. Debbie and Steven Kneese purchased the 139-pound lamb for $6,500.
Dustin Kirchoff, also a senior, showed the grand champion 264-pound hog. Nitro purchased his animal for $7,000.
Evan Krause, sophomore at Yorktown High School, earned $6,999 for his reserve champion 272-pound hog. Buyers included Massey Funeral Home and Bill Robinson.
The reserve champion sheep earned Grant Allman, a senior at Yorktown High School, $6,499. Buyers included the Top Dog Buyer's Group, Citizens Bank, H-E-B and Finch Funeral Home.