Champion steer sets new record at Hallettsville show

Kathryn Cargo By Kathryn Cargo

Feb. 4, 2017 at 5:15 p.m.

GRAND CHAMPION STEER Name: Cole MullenAge: 17School: Sacred Heart Catholic High SchoolClub: Lavaca County 4-HWeight:1,190 pounds

GRAND CHAMPION STEER Name: Cole MullenAge: 17School: Sacred Heart Catholic High SchoolClub: Lavaca County 4-HWeight:1,190 pounds   Kathryn Cargo for The Victoria Advocate

HALLETTSVILLE - The Hallettsville Junior Livestock Show raised about $18,000 more this year than last year.

The champion steer, shown by Cole Mullen, set a show record, selling for $16,500.

Last year, about $256,000 was raised at the auction, and this year, about $274,000 was raised, said Michael Grahmann, member of the show board. The show has grown in the last few years, he said, and the community supports the local youth.

"We know the economy hasn't been good over the last few years, especially because of oil and gas, but the one thing about kids' functions, we're wanting to see their success," he said. "We are fortunate to have a lot of generous people in our community that have contributed to the sale for many years now."

GRAND CHAMPIONS

Cole Mullen's 1,190-pound grand champion steer sold for $16,500 to Peoples State Bank; Carl A. Bozka, Inc.; Pesek-Hermes Memorials, Inc.; Kelly Mudd, Equipment Co.; Frank and Elrose Migl; Terrell Mullins, attorney at law; Ehler's Furniture; Morton's Drive In; Glen's Packing Company; Bohuslav Feed Mill, Inc.; H & P Cattle Co. - Harold and Pam Dolezal; Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co.; Janak, Packing Inc.; H-E-B Foods; Precision Machined Components; Texas Flow Tankage; Alfred's Produce - Dennis Chovanetz; Brookshire Brothers Food & Pharmacy; Simplot; Grower Solutions; State Farm Insurance; Fenner Land Services; Remax Professionals; GEO Southern Energy Partners; Mascot Oil; Douglas Matey III; Victoria Orthopedic; James and Pauline Mullen; Bottlinger Grain Co.; M-G Inc.; Flatonia Livestock Commission; James and Sandra Mullen; and Mr. B Fireworks.

Wyatt Leopold's 155-pound grand champion lamb sold for $5,200 to Columbus Livestock Commission; Richard and Melanie Weischwill; Wharton and Edna Livestock Commission; Kelvin and Tammy Morton; Chad and Cherri Weishuhn; Gonzales Livestock Commission; Zak and Linda Yanta; Don Flourny; Cuero Livestock Commission; Rory Koehn; Oviedo Dealership; South Texas Cattle Marketing Co.; Silver Star Cattle Co. - Earl and Holis Yackel; Scott and Bradi Yackel; Garrett Kunetka Show Lambs; Kyle Thames; Scott Henke; Denny Mears; Ronnie Hardin; L2 Cattle Co. - John and Lindsey Bradford; Lee Cattle Co. - Mac Lee; Flatonia Livestock Commission; Hitching Post; Keith Foxell; Coastal Packers - Tommy Balusek; Mike Leopold; Lamco Feeders; Chris and Sandy Steffek; Earl and Judy Thigpen; Jake Berger Jr. Cattle Co.; Hugo Helmcamp; Jed Helmcamp; Tyler and Lauren Werner; David Fanta; Mike Ward; Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co.; and Glenn and Donna Leopold.

Kelsey Bohushlav's 114-pound grand champion goat sold for $5,200 to Dr. Carleton and Judith Thompson; Dr. Maurice G. Wilkinson; Steve Bowen - CEO Lavaca Medical Center; Susan Kraemer; Frank Saunders; Kelly Haas, physician's assistant; Ben Psencik, family nurse practitioner; TDECU, REM McGehee; Ashtin's Taxidermy; Freeman Ranch; Muska Family; Norrell and Mickey Schulte; Mike and Jennifer Liska Family; Franklin and Nola Bohuslav; and Fenner Land Services.

Nolan Orsak's 251-pound grand champion hog sold for $7,500 to Capital Farm Credit; Simplot Grower Solutions; Chuck Brown Ford of Schulenburg; City Motors Service Center-Robert Sitka and Mike Foeh; McAda Drilling Fluids; Splashway Family Waterpark; Shoppa's Farm Supply of Shiner; Tex Propane Company of Schulenburg; Hochheim Prairie Insurance Branch 12; CH Graphics - Frank J. and Laura Migl; Whitley Lumber Co., Hermes and Steffek Fertilizer; James Evans, attorney at law; Everett Renger, dentist; Stevens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy; Crimson Exploration - Ken Smith; South Star Bank of Shiner; D-A-M Services, Inc.; Billy and Amy Gerke; Henke and Janak Hog Farm; Colorado County Propane; Doug and Sheri Grahmann; and Jonathon and Elizabeth Kubicek.

Aaron Klesel's grand champion pen of broilers sold for $5,000 to E-Barr Feeds and Weaver and Jacobs Construction.

RESERVE CHAMPIONS

Lane Leopold's 1,315-pound reserve champion steer sold for $11,600 to Chovanetz Insurance Agency; Wayne and LeAnn Freytag; Grafe Chevrolet-GMC; Hallettsville Lumber Company; Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy; Lavaca County Chiropractic - Christopher Freytag; Commissioner Edward and Sandra Pustka; S Bar Ranch - Sam and Carol Allen; Schulenburg Printing and Office Supply Inc.; Kolacny Surveying - Ronnie Kolacny; Town and Country Appliance and Air Conditioning; Helping Hearts Sitter Service; J.A. Loredo Properties - Jorge and Jackie Loredo; Judge Tramer and Tammy Woytek; Chovanetz Brangus Ranch - Frank Chovanetz; Patek's Liquor - Earlene Patek; Tieken Charolais - JoBeth, Ashley and Carl Tieken; Morgan Portable Buildings and Spa; Williamsburg House; Prosperity Bank; Hallettsville Lions Club; TDECU; Pat's Service Center - Pat and Deborah Wagner; Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co.; Columbus Livestock Commission Co.; Richard and Melanie Weischwill; Wharton and Edna Livestock Commission; Kelvin and Tammy Morton; Chad and Cherri Weishuhn; Gonzales Livestock Commission; Zak and Linda Yanta; Don Flourny; Clarence Cerny; Cuero Livestock Commission; Rory Koehn; Oviedo Dealership; South Texas Cattle Marketing; Silver Star Cattle Co. - Earl and Holis Yackel; Scott and Brandi Yackel; Garrett Kunetka Show Lambs; Kyle Thames; Scott Henke; Denny Mears; Ronnie Hardin; L2 Cattle Co. - John and Lindsey Bradford; Lee Cattle - Dr. Mac Lee; Flatonia Livestock Commission Co.; Hitching Post; Keith Foxell; Coastal Packers - Tommy Balusek; Mike Leopold; Lamco Feeders; Chris and Sandy Steffek; Earl and Judy Thigpen; Jake Berger Jr. Cattle Company; Hugo Helmcamp; Jed Helmcamp; Tyler and Lauren Werner; David Fanta; Mike Ward; Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co.; Glenn and Donna Leopold.

Emily Migl's 135-pound reserve champion lamb sold for $3,400 to Kubena Funeral Home and Weaver and Jacobs Construction.

Liberty Ward's 90-pound reserve champion goat sold for $3,800 to Six Pack Plus Group; Elrose Kalisek; Darlene Shimek; Diane Morton; Patty Grahmann; Rocky Jahn; Elsie Grahmann; Mary Ann Rother; Mary Beth Najvar; Tammy Woytek; Heather Lundy; Teresa Kaiser; Glenda Trlicek; Shannon Haskell- State Farm Insurance; Christi Steffek; Linda Cull; Patricia Klesel; Kacie Gallegos; Phyllis Steffek; Gina Beth Dvorak; Josephine Klesel; Debbie Fishbeck; Sharon Rose; Elizabeth Zatopek, dentist; Sheila Kram; Rena Scherer- Scherer Kubota; Melinda Osburn, certified family nurse practitioner, of Victoria; and Tina Stepanek.

Cullen Mikes' 270-pound reserve grand champion hog sold for $2,300 to H-E-B Food and Drugs of Yoakum- Mike Hajek; Hallettsville Knights of Columbus No. 2433; Cole Theatre; Mike and Joyce Jackson; Lavaca Farm Equipment; Alfred's Produce; Paul's Supply; AutoBrite Carwash; Bootsie and Barbara Grahmann; Rudolph's Inc. of Yoakum; Chandler Drilling Inc.; Hallettsville Veterinary Hospital - Warren Migura, veterinarian; Hammer Auto Repair; Frontier Development - Rusty and Jeannette Wallace; Machicek Services - Alan and Allison Machicek; David Kolacny Construction; Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co.; 5M Septic - Tony and Sherri Machicek; Boedeker Ag Supply; Lyssy and Eckel Feeds; Curt's Carpeting and Design Center; Hollas Fence Building - Clinton Hollas; Shoppa's Farm Supply John Deere; Scherer Kubota; Olive View Ranch; Forrest T. Kroschel, dentist; Rainosek's True Value, Inc.; Jeff and Chastity Matula Family; Sitka Cattle Co.; Fehner and Son Grain; Clinton Lenzy Trucking; M and M Ranch - Michael and Mary Pavliska; Ronnie Kolacny Surveying; Columbus Livestock Commission; and Allied Title Company - Layne Brandt.

Alexandra Tullos' reserve champion pen of broilers sold for $2,500 to H-E-B Food and Drugs of Yoakum - Mike Hajek; Hallettsville Knights of Columbus No. 2433; Cole Theatre; Mike and, Joyce Jackson; Lavaca Farm Equipment; Alfred's Produce; Paul's Supply; AutoBrite Carwash; Bootsie and Barbara Grahmann; Rudolph's Inc. of Yoakum; Chandler Drilling Inc.; Hallettsville Veterinary Hospital -Warren Migura, veterinarian; Hammer Auto Repair; Frontier Development - Rusty and Jeanette Wallace; Machicek Services - Alan and Allison Machicek; David Kolacny Construction; Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co.; 5M Septic - Tony and Sherri Machicek; Boederker Ag Supply; Lyssy and Eckel Feeds; Curt's Carpeting and Design Center; Hollas Fence Building - Clinton Hollas; Shoppa's Farm Supply John Deere; Scherer Kubota; Olive View Ranch; the Group buyer's group; Forrest T. Kroschel, dentist; Rainosek's True Value Inc.; Jeff and Chastity Matula Family; Sitka Cattle Company; Fehner and Son Grain; Clinton Lenzy Trucking; M and M Ranch - Michael and Mary Pavliska; Ronnie Kolacny Surveying; Columbus Livestock Commission; and Allied Title Co. - Layne Brandt.


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