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San Jacinto News-Times - Local News
Stories Added - November 2008
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Livestock sale brings in $159,225
San Jacinto News- Times - November 2008

COLDSPRING – San Jacinto County 4-H and FFA students and members of the San Jacinto County Junior Exhibitors (SJC JR) will share $159,225 in livestock sales from the annual San Jacinto County Fair, Rodeo and Livestock Show. San Jacinto County Junior Exhibitors are students in grades kindergarten through second. Those students are prohibited from showing beef cattle. The total amount of sales is down from the 2007 livestock sales that totaled $163,575. A total of 134 animals were exhibited by students during the event which had one swine that was not the grand champion or the reserve champion, selling for a record $15,000. That sale was made by Makenna Jones to Texas Stretch and Material Express. The champion steer was exhibited by Shepherd FFA student Justin Shrader. It sold for $4,200 to Steely Limber and DTS. The champion heifer was exhibited by Meagan Whittleman of Shepherd FFA. It sold to W.W. Excavation for $7,600. The champion swine was exhibited by Kadee Cox of Evergreen 4-H. It was purchased by Rocket Pipeline Trenchers for $1,600. The champion junior lamb was exhibited by Makenzie Keel of SJC JR. It sold to Brookshire Brothers for $1,400. The champion senior lamb was exhibited by Brandon Cronin of Evergreen 4-H. It sold to Cotton Utility for $2,200. The champion junior goat was exhibited by Skylar Sims of SJC JR. It sold to Peoples State Bank for $1,200. The champion senior goat was exhibited by Caleb Sumrall of Evergreen 4-H. It sold to Richard Burroughs for $1,000. The champion rabbit was exhibited by Dana Jones of Shepherd 4-H. It sold to Lake Area Auto Wash for $2,600. The champion chicken was exhibited by Caleb Shelly of Coldspring FFA. It sold to Rocket Pipeline Trenchers for $900. The reserve champions include a steer shown by Garett Lowe of Evergreen 4-H. It sold to Richard Burroughs and John and Katline Blankenmeyer for $2,800. The reserve champion heifer, which included a baby calf, was shown by Tamara Tyler of Coldspring FFA. It sold to Cleveland Asphalt for $2,700. The reserve champion swine was shown by Bret Carter of SJC JR. It sold to Rocket Pipeline Trenchers for $2,300. The reserve champion junior lamb was shown by Keeley Wright of SJC JR. It sold to Bounds Autoplex for $700. The reserve champion senior lamb was shown by Joshua Cronin of Evergreen 4-H. It sold to Crockett Ironworks for $1,800. The reserve champion junior goat was shown by Gabe Sumrall of SJC JR. It sold to Paul Latour for $2,000. The reserve champion senior goat was shown by Brandon Cronin of Evergreen 4-H. It sold to The Geo Group for $1,900. The reserve champion rabbit was shown by Elizabeth Christian of Evergreen 4-H. It sold to Jennifer Starns for $900. The reserve champion chicken was shown by Courtney Capers of Coldspring FFA. It sold to Tommy Carter for $600.



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