Shiner's 2014 stock show brings in more money with more animals
April 22, 2014 at midnight
Updated April 21, 2014 at 11:22 p.m.
The 2014 Shiner FFA Livestock Show brought in $20,000 more than last year's sale.
The total for the show March 7 was $222,238.46, where 60 animals were sold. They were able to sell four animals more than last year's count, said Bruce Pohler, agriculture science teacher at Shiner High School and FFA faculty sponsor.
"We had a great sale," he said. "There's a lot of support in small communities like Shiner for ag. The community and parents are behind the kids 100 percent."
Pohler believes the activity in the oil and gas industry played a big role in how successful the sale was.
"It doesn't hurt that the Eagle Ford Shale is going on, either," he said. "The community really rises to the occasion."
Mackinly Pilat, a freshman at Shiner High School, showed the grand champion steer. Her 1,145-pound steer sold for $6,412 to Rita Janak.
Matt Lerch, a senior, showed the reserve champion steer. His 1,043-pound steer sold for $5,830.37 to Maeker's Processing, Ronnie Chumchal Insurance Agency, Shaefer Crop Insurance in Seguin, Guadalupe Valley Veterinary Clinic, Chandler Drilling in Yoakum, Tiger Tote in Shiner, American Legion Post 201 in Shiner, H-E-B in Yoakum, Gonzales Livestock, Spoetzl Brewery-Shiner Beer, Kelly Mudd Equipment Co. in Hallettsville, Anonymous, Shiner VFW Post 6209, Tommy Pietsch/Pietsch Wealth Management, GVEC, Tramer Woytek - Lavaca County judge, John Stewart Fryer - county attorney, Sheriff Micah Harmon, NAPA Auto Parts, Paul and Mary Beth Najvar and CAP Inc.
Branden Mikes, a sophomore, showed the grand champion lamb. It sold for $5,217 to Kaspar Wire Works, Kaspar Ranch Hand Truck Accessories and Texas Precious Metals.
Jessica Mauric, a senior, showed the reserve champion lamb. She sold her lamb for $5,610 to Penn Virginia Oil & Gas.
Hailey Tucker, a senior, showed the grand champion hog. The 257-pound hog sold for $5,397 to H-E-B in Gonzales, Lone Star Bank, David and Kristine Schroeder, Boehm Tractor, Shiner Dental, Klozik Financial, Robert S. Mikes Inc., Paul and Delise Koone, Anthony and Sherri Bevis, Shield Tactical of Shiner, Cody and Jennie Chrismon, Wendel's Jewelry, Bucky Boehm and Jade Patek and Remmers Farms.
Sabrina Garcia, a sophomore, showed the reserve champion hog. It sold for $4,680.77 to Penn Virginia Oil & Gas.
Jodi Rogers, a junior, showed the grand champion pen of broilers. She earned $4,000 from Shiner Nursing & Rehabilitation, Drs. Maurice Wilkinson and A.A. Darilek Jr., Dusty and Dee Barker, Ray and Sharon Hall, Oak Valley Ranch and Shiner Animal Hospital.
Jordan Wenske, a junior, showed the reserve champion pen of broilers. She earned $3,999.99 from Shiner Dental, First State Bank of Yoakum, Community Bank of Moulton, Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home, Wendel Motor Co., Lost Pines Toyota of Bastrop, Woods Body & Fender Shop in Yoakum, Fikac Distributing, Heiman Station, 10th Inning, Boedeker Ag Supply, Allen Bayer CPA, Don and Gina Valis, Harold and Lisa Koenning, Reg and Amy Othold, Kenny and Robbie Caka, Jack and Linda Wooley, The Bunch, Faulkner's Cleaners, Lavaca County Propane, Werner's Restaurant, Bar & Catering, Jake Kram Insurance Agency, Pokluda Construction, Robert Adamek Insurance Agency, Yoakum National Bank, Henry Halamicek - Sales Consultant Lost Pines Toyota, Cuero Livestock Commission Michael and Zina Hartmann and Grafe Chevrolet GMC.