Annual Hallettsville Jr. Livestock Show brings in $220,556

Feb. 12, 2011 at midnight
Updated Feb. 11, 2011 at 8:12 p.m.

The 2011 Hallettsville Jr. Livestock Show brought in $220,556 with the grand champion steer of Lucas DeForest leading the way.

The auction total was about $5,500 above last year's sale, said Terry Wick, Hallettsville ag teacher.

Seniors had three of the four grand champion animals with DeForest's 1,237-pound steer selling for $9,500 to Group 1.

The grand champion lamb, exhibited by Colby Mikes sold for $3,100 to Kubena's and Jacobs-Weaver. It weighed in at 141 pounds.

Hillary Foeh was the third senior to grab grand champion honors with her 254-pound swine. It sold for $4,500 to Group 2.

Sixth-grader Wyatt Valigura rounded out the grand champions with his pen of broiler selling for $1,600 to H&P Cattle Co. and Glen's Packing.

James Wick, a junior, showed the reserve champion steer. The 1,373-pounder sold for $5,500 to Group 3.

Another senior Garret Leopold had the reserve champion swine, selling the 252-pound hog for $4,499 to Group 5.

Rylee Trlick, a fourth grader, had the reserve champion lamb. It sold for $3,099 to Group 4.

Wesley Tullos' pen of broilers took reserve champion honors and brought in $1,599 for the sixth grader.



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