The popular Jackson County Youth Fair saw another strong year of auction sales in 2018.

The fair’s popular auction drew hundreds of participants and, in total, brought in $818,895, up from $773,849 last year.

The annual event has become a community touchstone for kids and teenagers throughout the area, who say they’ve found a sense of belonging and purpose through their work with their local 4H or FFA groups.

Ashley Cykala, 17, has exhibited for years at the Jackson County Youth Fair. The Ganado native said working with her local 4H group had helped her make new friends and become less shy in social environments.

“In the end, all of this is for the kids,” Jackson County Youth Fair board member Valerie Callaway explained, noting that many of the participants use their earnings to save for college tuition.

“Per capita, our kids receive a great college amount,” Callaway said.

The following exhibitors showed the champion and reserve champion animals in each division. Also listed is the price they received for their animal and the buyers.

Roasters

Sara Brezina’s grand champion roasters sold for $6,100 to 2 Shoes Welding; Atkinson Associates; Atzenhoffer Chevrolet Company; Callaway, Shelley & Lee; CMB Trucking – Chad Beldin; Edna Auto Supply; Gary W Olson PC; H-E-B Foods; Henry and Deanna Holt; Kacers Kwik Stop; Dennis and Leslie Kallus; Dr. Holly and Dustin Kana; Kurtis and Jill Koop; Kresta Boats & Motors; Magnum Services; Malek Cattle; Meek Brothers; Brandon and Sabrina Peters; Premier Grains; RBank; Rice Belt Warehouse; TDECU; Texana Insurance; Texana Real Estate; The First State Bank of Louise; Tise Land Services; Annette Tise; Darlene Tise; Darrell Tise; and Xpress Restoration Services.

Desiree Alaniz’s reserve champion pen of roasters sold for $2,825 to AFLAC; Allen Farms; Patrick and Lisa Baker; Brown Consulting; James and Celeste Budd; Circle R; Divas by Design; Efficiency Air; Lariet and Kimberly Girndt; Justin and Kay Ham; H-E-B Foods; Henry and Deanna Holt; Dennis and Leslie Kallus; Patricia Kallus; Hunter and Kimberly Karl; LaWard Community Fund; Paul and Christie Linke; Lolita Community Fund; Kevin and Chasity Matula; Plow Boy Cattle; Rozsypal Farms; Sonic Drive Inn – Edna; Sutton Wealth Management; TDECU; Thompson Inurance Association; Tise Land Services; Darrell Tise; Vanderbilt LaSalle Community; and White’s Custom Farming

Fryers

Brady Davis’s grand champion pen of fryers sold for $6,200 to AFLAC; Alaniz Family; Area Wide House Inspectors; Atkinson Associates; Blue Diamond Rental; Bobby and Jessica Doelitsch; Edna Auto Supply; Efficiency Air; H-E-B Foods; Chris and Cari Jackson; Dennis and Leslie Kallus; Mary Kallus; Patricia Kallus; Hunter and Kimberly Karl; Lakeway Veterinary Clinic; Donnie and D’Anna Long; Magnum Services; Alroy and Doris Malina; New First National Bank; Brandon and Sabrina Peters; Mike Powell; Premier Grains; Tim and Sonya Proper; Prosperity Bank; RBank; Toby and Mandi Ressman; M.T. and Nancy Simons; Sutton Wealth Management; Thompson Insurance Association.

Isaac Brezina’s reserve champion pen of fryers sold for $5,000 to 2 Shoes Welding; Atkinson Associates; Shelley and Lee Callaway; CMB Trucking – Chad Beldin; Edna Auto Supply; Gary W. Olson; H-E-B Foods; JRB Services; Kacers Kwik Stop; Dr. Holly and Dustin Kana; Kurtis and Jill Koop; Kresta Boats & Motors; Bobby Leister; Magnum Services; Malek Cattle; Meek Brothers; Mark and Rhonda Meek; Rice Belt Warehouse; TDECU; Texana Insurance; Texana Real Estate; The First State Bank of Louise; Tise Land Services; Annette Tise; Darlene Tise; Darrell Tise; and Xpress Restoration Services

Swine

Emma Hayden’s grand champion swine sold for $12,027 to Aaron Maxwell Welding; Atzenhoffer Chevrolet Company; BEC; Billy Benavides; C & S Utsey Well Service; Charlie’s Welding service; Bobby and Jessica Doelitsch; Efficiency Air; Christian and Kristin Ehrhard; Farm Bureau Insurance – Lauren Hajovsky; Farm Bureau Insurance-Kenneth Land; Ganado Feed & More; Chad and Brooke Green; Hayden Lease Service; Hlavinka Equipment Co.; Hunt Contractors; Jackson County Farm Bureau; Kacers Kwik Stop; Steven and Linna Lesak; Malek Cattle; Hondo and Shelley Marek; Plow Boy Cattle; Premier Grains; Prickett’s Fire Protection; Rozsypal Farms; Jason and Cassandra Spann; Sun Coast Resources, Inc.; The First State Bank of Louise; and Two Chicks Quilting.

Jaxyn Bures’s reserve champion swine sold for $9,125 to Atkinson Associates; Atzenhoffer Chevrolet Company; Billy Benavides; Capital Farm Credit; CLH Farms; Willie and Faye Cykala; Delish Flag City; Bobby and Jessica Doelitsch; Edna Auto Supply; Efficiency Air; Ellis Farm & Ranch; Ganado Community Fund; Ganado Feed & More; Chad and Brooke Green; GSM Insurors; Hayden Lease Service; Helena Agri Enterprises; Hurt’s Wastewater Management; Kacers Kwik Stop; Koop Electric; Kubecka Flying Service; Steven and Linna Lesak; Hondo and Shelley Marek; Nutrien Ag Solutions; Plow Boy Cattle; Prickett’s Fire Protection; RBank; Rice Belt Warehouse; Steve and Janie Riddle; Rogers Pharmacy; Clinton Shefcik; Shoppa’s Farm Supply; M.T. and Nancy Simons; Sklar Seed; Sun Coast Resources, Inc.; The First State Bank of Louise; and Two Chicks Quilting.

Rabbits

Jace Chaney’s grand champion pen of rabbits sold for $6,025 to Allen Crop Services; Atzenhoffer Chevrolet Company; Blake White Farms; Cody and Lisa Bullock; Bulls-Eye Partners; Bures Farms; Joe Cheney; Coastal Bend Foundation; Divas by Design; EFG Investments; Ellis Farm & Ranch; Larry and Sherri Ellis; GSM Insurors; Hayden Chiropractic; H-E-B Foods; Chad Hunt; Dennis and Leslie Kallus; Dr. Holly and Dustin Kana; Chad and Jamie Kinsfather; Farquhar Financial; Koop Electric; Cody and Sara Koop; Lakeway Veterinary Clinic; LaWard Community Fund; Lolita Community Fund; Magnum Services; Malek Cattle; Shawn Malone; Manna Concrete Water Troughs; Kevin and Chasity Matula; Mitchell Cattle Company; New First National Bank; Nutrien Ag Solution; Premier Grains; Jesse and Shelly Riddle; Steve and Janie Riddle; Rozsypal Farms; Jesse and Carrie Snyder; The First State Bank of Louise; Vanderbilt LaSalle Community; Richard and Melanie Weischwill; White’s Custom Farming; and Xpress Restoration Services.

Ryan Riddle’s reserve champion pen of rabbits sold for $5,799 to Allen Cattle; Carl and Linda Allen; Charlene Balfanz; John and Lisa Baughman; Bennatt Patton Ranch; Brian Billstein; Cody and Lisa Bullock; Linda and Chris Buzek; Joe Cheney; Coastal Bend Foundation; Coastal Title Co.; Karen Curlee; Thomas and Wendy Curlee; Davis Jewelry & Gifts; Kaitlyn, Justin and Clay Davlin; Edna Auto Supply; EFG Investments; Gabrysch Farms; Ganado Feed & More; Nicholas and Shelly Gerjes; Hayden Chiropractic; H-E-B Foods; Johnny Henderson; Tillman Hunt Jr.; Jackson County Farm Bureau; Brianna and Matt Jones; Dennis and Leslie Kallus; Hunter and Kimberly Karl; Chad and Jamie Kinsfather; Cody and Sara Koop; Kubecka Flying Service; Jared and Leah Latimer; Bobby Leister; Paul and Christie Linke; Lolita Community Fund; Rodney and Karen May; New First National Bank; Nutrien Ag Solution; Mike Powell; Prosperity Bank; Riddle, Kyle; Rebecca Riddle; Steve and Janie Riddle; Rogers Pharmacy; Shoppas Farm Supply; Jesse and Carrie Snyder; Judy and Tommy Srp; Dave Storz; Sutton Wealth Management; Zac and Michelle Taylor; TDECU; The First State Bank of Louise; Total Body Gym & Tan; Vanderbilt LaSalle Community; and Xpress Restoration Services.

Goats

Callie Bell’s grand champion goat sold for $7,300 to Andel Farms; Atkinson Associates; D.J. Bell; Bulls-Eye Partners; Coastal Bend Foundation; Brandy Cottrell/ Haylee Lonis; James and Diann Cottrell; Shane Cottrell; Michael and Anna Damborsky; David Darilek; David Bell Memorial; Davis Jewelry & Gifts; Delish Flag City; Edna Auto Supply; Edna Livestock; Efficiency Air; Farm Bureau Insurance – Lauren Hajovsky; Chris and Lindsey Floyd; Eric and Candance Floyd; Fowler Plumbing; Frank Nickel Memorial; Nicholas and Shelly Gerjes; H-E-B Foods; Henry and Deanna Holt; Jackson Services; Jackson County Farm Bureau; Chris and Cari Jackson; Kathy Jackson; Linda and Ronny Jahn; David and Lisa Kallus; Patricia Kallus; Dr. Holly and Dustin Kana; Dennis and Dee Karl; Donnie and Helen Klekar; Kurtis and Jill Koop; Donnie and D’Anna Long; Magnum Services; Malek Cattle; Terry and Sheila Miller; Mirage Industrial; New First National Bank; Shannon and Tara Orsak; Plow Boy Cattle; Premier Grains; R Bank; Rogers Pharmacy; Roman Landscaping; Rozsypal Farms; Shoppas Farm Supply; Sklar & Son; Justin and Elizabeth Sommerfeld; Sonic Drive Inn – Edna; Jake Srp; Harrison Stafford; Cody Stanley; T&T Tires; TDECU; The First State Bank of Louise; United Ag; Xpress Restoration Services; and Ricky and Courtney Zack.

Micah Grona’s reserve champion goat sold for $7,049 to Aaron Maxwell Welding; Atkinson Associates; Preston and Robin Atkinson; C & S Utsey Well Service; Comfort Tech Plumbing; Davis Jewelry & Gifts; Efficiency Air; EZ Breezy Properties; Hurt’s Wastewater Management; Dennis and Leslie Kallus; Kurtis and Jill Koop; Darrell and Kami Muschalek; Shannon and Tara Orsak; Plow Boy Cattle; Rice Belt Warehouse; Taft Electric; Texana Insurance; Kenneth and Marsha Wright.

Lambs

Trevor Floyd’s grand champion lamb sold for $7,975 to Aaron Maxwell Welding; Alpa Tanks & Pumps; Ashley Furniture; Atkinson Associates; Bennatt Patton Ranch; C & S Utsey Well Service; Capital Farm Credit; Joe Cheney; Choice Storage; Cordele Cattle Co; Delish Flag City; Eco Solutions; Edna Livestock; Efficiency Air; Farm Bureau Insurance – Lauren Hajovsky; Eric and Candance Floyd; Kathy Frels; Game Changer; Hayden Lease Service; Henry and Deanna Holt; Jackson County Farm Bureau; Jackson County Youth Builders; Chris and Cari Jackson; Linda and Ronny Jahn; David and Lisa Kallus; Dennis and Leslie Kallus; Mary Kallus; Lakeway Veterinary Clinic; Tommy and Lisa Larkin; Jimmy and Lupe Lopez; Magnum Services; Nick’s Livestock Service; Shannon and Tara Orsak; Austin and Shelby Pieprzyca; Mike Powell; Premier Grains; Tim and Sonya Proper; Prosperity Bank; Rice Belt Warehouse; RSI-ATW- Accounts Payable; M.T. and Nancy Simons; Justin and Elizabeth Sommerfeld; Sonic Drive Inn – Edna; Ben Streiff; T&T Tires; The Parlour; Bill Tipton; Terry and Lesli Tipton; Tobola Welding / Jason and Heather Tobola; Tommy Kubala Welding; Richard and Melanie Weischwill; Tammy Zajicek.

Haylee Lonis’ reserve champion lamb sold for $7,615 to Adam’s Cattle Co.; Alpa Tanks & Pumps; D.J. Bell; Bennatt Patton Ranch; BXP Ltd; Cinch Energy; James and Diann Cottrell; Shane Cottrell; Edna Livestock; Efficiency Air; Jessica Franz; Chris and Cari Jackson; J.R. Hartman/Paul White; Kubecka Flying Service; Bobby Leister; Andy Louderback; Magnum Services; Megas Manufacturing; Morales Farms; Morris Utz Memorial Fund; Craig Nairn; Nick’s Livestock Service; Shannon and Tara Orsak; Plow Boy Cattle; RSI Oilfield Production Chemicals; RSI-ATW- Accounts Payable; M.T. and Nancy Simons; Gary and Debra Tomas; Txam Pumps; Utz Cattle; Linda Utz.

Steers

Kooper Karl’s grand champion steer sold for $18,310 to Alaniz Family; API Pipe & Supply; Barnhart Welding; Barrow, Steve; Best Test Incorporated; Blakely, Hayne; Brown Consulting; Bud and Pam Beldin; Cody Lisa Bullock; BXP Ltd; C & S Utsey Well Service; Joe Cheney; Circle R; Coastal Packers & Service Tools; Continental Pump & Supply; Cornejo Hardin Interprise; COT Oil Tool Inc.; CrossRoad Oilfield & Supply; Linda Davidson; Davis Jewelry & Gifts; J.D. and Denise Dickinson; Direct Oilfield Service Inc.; Dover Industry; DPS Dehydration Prod.; Dru-Chem Inc; Edna Livestock; Efficiency Air; El Campo Production Service; Fitzo; Tim and Elaine Gasch; Nicholas and Shelly Gerjes; Grafe Chevrolet-GMC; GSM – Insurors; Gulf Coast Lease Service; Hayden Lease Service; H-E-B Foods; Howard Exploration; Ideal Aluminum Siding & Roofing; Jackson County Farm Bureau; Kacers Kwik Stop; Dennis and Dee Karl; Lakeway Veterinary Clinic; Kenneth Lindsey; Lois Kolkhorst; Lolita Community Fund; Shawn Malone; Martin Electric Co Inc; Milamore; Dirk Moore; Mustang Creek BBQ; Nutrien Ag Solution; Orange Oilfield Supply; Brandon and Sabrina Peters; Prosperity Bank; R & M Firearms; R Bank; Radley Electric Inc.; Richaul’s Hot Oil & Lease Service; RPM Swabbing; RSI-ATW- Accounts Payable; Sonic Drive Inn – Edna; South Tx Oil & Distributing; Strauss Ranch; SueAnn Oil & Gas; Sun Coast Resources; Terry Brand L Welding; Tex Propane; Vaquero Vaccuum Service; Wade Co. Specialties; Warrior Supply; Wickliffe Oilfield Services; Xpress Restoration Services; York Cementing & Acidizing; and Zbranek Bros Gravel.

Lauren Watkins’ reserve champion steer sold for $10,625 to Allen Farms; Atkinson Cattle; Dr. and Mrs. Joey Bonnot; James and Celeste Budd; Bulls-Eye Partners; Elton Callis; Capital Farm Credit; Chanek Contracting; Cinch Energy; Danny Crosby; Divas by Design; Edna Livestock; Efficiency Air; Ganado Feed & More; David Granderson; Chad and Brooke Green; Hayden Chiropractic; Hayden Lease Service; Henry and Deanna Holt; Jonathan and Jackie Hudson; Tillman Hunt Jr.; Hurt’s Wastewater Management; JRB Services; Kacers Kwik Stop; KIOX/Globe.Com Media; Donnie and Helen Klekar; Mark and Dolly Lopez; Malek Cattle; Manning Cattle; James McLennan; Neal and Karen Adam; Austin and Shelby Pieprzyca; Plow Boy Cattle; R Bank; Ranch House Designs; Rice Belt Warehouse; Sew Much More; South Texas Performance; Strauss Ranch; Sun Coast Resources, Inc.; The First State Bank of Louise; Tise Land Services; Frank and Dorendia Watkins; Xpress Restoration Services; Ricky and Courtney Zack.

Ciara McCarthy covers local government for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. You can reach her at cmccarthy@vicad.com or at 580-6597 or on Twitter at @mccarthy_ciara.

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Ciara McCarthy covers local government for the Advocate as a Report for America corps member. You can contact her by emailing cmccarthy@vicad.com.

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