Livestock show sales smash records
January 21, 2014, 11:00 am by Lance Reaves
The numbers are in, and the Llano County Junior Livestock Show not only raised the bar once again this year with top quality livestock, the event also enjoyed its most successful premium sale to date.
The total sales this year were approximately $197,775, which bested the previous record by nearly $40,000.
"This was probably the best show we ever had, as far as just the total sale,” said Jamie Osbourn, county extension agent with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Llano County. "But I also think the quality of the livestock was probably as good as it’s ever been.”
Another record was broken when Kennedy Wooten’s Grand Champion Steer sold for $7,550 at the premium sale.
Over 200 buyers participated in the sale this year. The top 10 buyers were Arrowhead Bank, Aggies, Chanas Ranch, Cooper’s Old Time Pit Barbecue, First State Bank, Llano Feed & Supply, Llano National Bank, Lyssy & Eckel Feed, Myrick Veterinarian Services and the Scufca Foundation.
"It's very, very gratifying to see that Llano County takes care of the kids the way they do," Osbourn said.
For the full story, see Wednesday's Llano County Journal.
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