Annie Herring, Graford 4-H, wins Reserve Champion Steer at the Palo Pinto County Junior Livestock Show. With her is Claresa Herring.
Annie Herring, Graford 4-H, wins Reserve Champion Steer at the Palo Pinto County Junior Livestock Show. With her is Claresa Herring. (Donna Parker Courtesy)
The Palo Pinto County Junior Livestock Show wrapped up with the sale Saturday. "We had 203 make the sale," said Tim Hampton, first vice president of the Palo Pinto County Livestock Association. "We really appreciate all the buyers." Hampton said the livestock association is working to improve the show. "The PPCLA is trying to make the junior livestock show more pleasing to the buyers as well as the community," he said. While entries were down somewhat from last year, bidding was higher. "I don't have the exact figure, but it was in the six figures," Hampton said of the total sales. Last year, the grand champion steer sold for $5,000, this year, $6,000. The grand champion swine also brought more, $2,000 compared to $1,000 in 2013.
Jake Dudley, Graford 4-H, takes home the award for Grand Champion Sheep, Medium Wool.
Jake Dudley, Graford 4-H, takes home the award for Grand Champion Sheep, Medium Wool. (Donna Parker Courtesy)
The 2014 PPCLA Grand and Reserve Champions and Showmanship Winners were: Mickey Quails, Mineral Wells FFA, had the Reserve Champion Sheep and won Senior Showmanship in sheep and swine. Grand Champion Steer, a 1,231 pound AOB exhibited by Lillian Motley, Santo 4-H. Reserve Champion Steer, AOB, Annie Herring, Graford 4-H. Cattle Senior Showmanship, Lillian Motley, Santo 4-H. Cattle Junior Showmanship, Grant Motley, Santo 4-H. Grand Champion Sheep, Medium Wool, Jake Dudley, Graford 4-H. Reserve Champion Sheep, Medium Wool, Mickey Quails, Mineral Wells FFA. Sheep Senior Showmanship, Mickey Quails, Mineral Wells FFA. Sheep Junior Showmanship, Wyatt Patteson, Santo FFA. Grand Champion Goat, Ashlyn Tucker, Santo 4-H. Reserve Champion Goat, Grant Reed, Santo FFA. Goat Senior Showmanship, Grant Reed, Santo FFA. Goat Junior Showmanship, Josie Smith, Santo 4-H. Grand Champion Swine, Cross, Ashley Cowan, Mineral Wells FFA. Reserve Champion Swine, Cross, Levi Pettijohn, Gordon 4-H. Swine Senior Showmanship, Mickey Quails, Mineral Wells FFA. Swine Junior Showmanship, Mackenzee Burton, Sturdivant 4-H. Grand Champion Rabbit, Satin Black, Jadyn Woodard, Santo 4-H. Reserve Champion Rabbit, Californian, Jacob Molder, Santo 4-H.
Ashley Cowan-Durst, Mineral Wells FFA, wins Grand Champion Swine, Cross.
Ashley Cowan-Durst, Mineral Wells FFA, wins Grand Champion Swine, Cross. (Mark Engebretson)
Rabbit Senior Showmanship, Bella Mahone, Strawn FFA. Rabbit Junior Showmanship, Jacob Molder, Santo 4-H.