Sales are up at the Yorktown Livestock Show
By by Dianna Wray
Feb. 26, 2011 at midnight
Updated Feb. 25, 2011 at 8:26 p.m.
Buyers were on hand to support the students at the 72nd annual Yorktown Livestock Show. Buyers dished out $60,036 at the auction this year.
"Anything we can do for the kids is worth it," buyer Harold Dworaczyk said.
The stock show took in about $5,000 more than last year, livestock show organizer Brad Metting said, but he noted that there were also a few more animals in the sale this year.
Caitlin Seifert showed the grand champion steer.
Her 1,407-pound grand champion steer led the auction, selling for $6,000. The steer was bought by the Yorktown Business Group.
Dustin Kirchoff sold his 251-pound grand champion hog for $6,000. The Big Six bought his hog.
Andre Vela's 142-pound grand champion sheep sold for $3,763. The buyers were Debbie and Steve Kneese.
The reserve champion steer was shown by Morgan Herwig. The 1329-pound steer sold for $5,988. Buyers were Karnes County Livestock, the Bianchi Boone family and First National Bank, Beeville.
The reserve champion hog was shown by Macee Dworaczyk. The 229-pound hog sold for $2,516.71 to Citizens Bank, Top Dog and D&B Rental.
Joshua Gonzales showed the reserve champion sheep. The 135-pound sheep sold for $3,576. Buyers were Citizens Bank, Top Dog and B&D Rental.