One project at the fair, Kelby Jasinski's Barrow, sold for $61,000. Metropolitan Water Company LP purchased the Barrow for $50,000, with a long list of contributors adding $11,000 to the purchase.
Jasinki's fellow Burton 4-H members and classmates represented him at Thursday night's auction.
Jaskinski died in July, following an accident in Caldwell County. He was a Burton High School student and aspiring firefighter.
Grand champions this year brought in $54,000, with one record broken. Natalie Hodde’s Grand Champion Barrow, set a new record of $11,500. The Barrow was purchased by J & J Packing and Greenvine Supporters.
Riley Meyer’s Grand Champion Steer sold for $17,000, going to Metropolitan Water Company LP. The Grand Champion Turkey of Logan Boeker sold for $6,000 to Korth and Linke Welding LLC, while Evan Schiller’s Grand Champion Rabbits went for $3,500 to Washington County Tractor, Inc.
The Grand Champion Goats of Mattie Niebuhr were purchased for $4,000, by J & J Packing. Cade Baade’s Grand Champion Lambs sold for $2,500, to Warrior Supply, Geo Southern Energy Corp, and 448 Supply. Grand Champion Broilers, shown by Emma Marth, went for $6,000 to Metropolitan Water Company LP, and Weston Koehne’s Grand Champion Carcass Hogs sold for $3,500 to Boo Christenson REMAX and Brenham Dodge.
For reserve champions, one record was broken as the eight lots totaled $39,750. Emmy Boyd’s Reserve Champion Rabbits sold for $7,500 to Metropolitan Water Company LP, setting a new record.
The Reserve Champion Steer, shown by Samantha Sanders, was purchased for $5,500 by Bob and Jeanna Cottle of Pleasant Hill Winery. The Reserve Champion Turkey of Clayton Boeker went for $4,250 to Joyce Boeker. Reserve Champion Barrow, from Alldyn Schroeder, went for $4,000, to six buyers: LaRoche GM Dealerships, Geo Southern Energy Corp, Brenham Veterinary Hospital, Somerville Farm and Ranch Inc., Jerry and Connie Merten, and Greenvine Supporters.
Samuel Symm’s Reserve Champion Goats sold for $4,500, to Geo Southern Energy Corp. Wesley Dybesland’s Reserve Champion Lambs were purchased for $3,750 by Hodde Real Estate. The Reserve Champion Broilers of Paige Marth sold for $6,500, going to Metropolitan Water Company LP, and the Reserve Champion Carcass Hogs Ava Redman went for $4,500 to Citizens State Bank and Brenham Dodge.
Altogether, the sale brought in $755,500, with grand and reserve champions totaling $93,750.
Last year's sale brought in $719,250, with the all-time record of $774,850 set in 2015. Last year's grand champions sold a total of $61,000, with reserve champions going for $60,000. Together, grand and reserve champions from 2017 reached $121,000, $27,250 more than this year's champions.
2018 JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION
TOTAL SALE: $755,500
GRAND CHAMPIONS ($54,000):
TURKEY -- Logan Boeker, Prairie Hill 4-H, $6,000, KORTH & LINKE WELDING LLC
BARROW -- Natalie Hodde, Burton 4-H, $11,500 (R), J & J PACKING, GREENVINE SUPPORTERS
RABBITS -- Evan Schiller, Salem 4-H, $3,500, WASHINGTON COUNTY TRACTOR, INC.
GOAT -- Mattie Niebuhr, Sandy Hill 4-H, $4,000, J & J PACKING
LAMB -- Cade Baade, Bluebonnet 4-H, $2,500, WARRIOR SUPPLY, GEO SOUTHERN ENERGY CORP, 448 SUPPLY
STEER -- Riley Meyer, Prairie Hill 4-H, $17,000 (Overall Grand Champ), METROPOLITAN WATER COMPANY LP
BROILERS -- Emma Marth, Zionsville 4-H, $6,000, METROPOLITAN WATER COMPANY LP
CARCASS HOG -- Weston Koehne, Washington 4-H, $3,500, BOO CHRISTENSON REMAX, BRENHAM DODGE
RESERVE CHAMPIONS ($39,750):
TURKEY -- Clayton Boeker, Prairie Hill 4-H, $4,250, JOYCE BOEKER
BARROW -- Alldyn Schroeder, Zionsville 4-H, $4,000, LAROCHE GM DEALERSHIPS, GEO SOUTHERN ENERGY CORP, BRENHAM VETERINARY HOSPITAL, SOMERVILLE FARM & RANCH INC., JERRY & CONNIE MERTEN, GREENVINE SUPPORTERS
RABBITS -- Emmy Boyd, Prairie Hill 4-H, $7,500 (R), METROPOLITAN WATER COMPANY LP
GOAT -- Samuel Symm, Zionsville 4-H, $4,500, GEO SOUTHERN ENERGY CORP
LAMB -- Wesley Dybesland, Burton 4-H, $3,750, HODDE REAL ESTATE
STEER -- Samantha Sanders, Bluebonnet 4-H, $5,500 (Overall Reserve Champ), BOB & JEANNA COTTLE - PLEASANT HILL WINERY
BROILERS -- Paige Marth, Zionsville 4-H, $6,500, METROPOLITAN WATER COMPANY LP
CARCASS HOG -- Ava Redman, Salem 4-H, $4,500, CITIZENS STATE BANK, BRENHAM DODGE