Hope 4-H project show continues tradition
Kory Smith, of Hallettsville High, exhibited the grand champion breeding gilt, and Haley Cottingham, of Ezzell School, showed the reserve champion breeding gilt.
The Hope 4-H Project Show - the only livestock show in Lavaca County that consists of only one 4-H club - brought in $39,874.70 during its auction earlier this month.
"We had two less projects than last year and were down about $13,000 in the auction," said Glenda Smith, of the Hope Livestock Association. "But the club has been active for more than 50 years and is well supported by the community. We appreciate all our buyers and other supporters."
Haley Cottingham led the way with the grand champion hog.
The 236-pounder, named Cruella, sold for $5,710 to Brannan Paving with add-ons from Dan & Monika Bertoni, Toyota of Victoria, Steve and Noramee Cornelias, Russell and Brandi Barthels, Henke & Janak Hog Farm, Johnnie Thornton, Chandler Drilling and The Oilfield Gang.
Kory Smith exhibited the reserve champion hog, selling 260-pound Pork for $4,795 to The Oilfield Gang consisting of RSI Production Chemicals, Glen Johnson; Select Energy Services, Tad Johnson; Milamore Trucking; Basic Energy Services, Junior DeLeon; Basic Energy Services, Premont; Basic Energy Services, Pearsall, Basic Energy Services; Zapata, Basic Energy Services, Kenedy; Basic Energy Services, Ganado; Basic Energy Services, Alice; Ermis Vacuum & Pump Truck; DS Construction; Champion Technologies; Crimson Exploration; Liberty Swabbing; Glaze Backhoe Services; Measurement Services; Coastal Chemicals, Danny Bennett; with add-ons from Dan and Monika Bertoni, Mr. and Mrs. Jares, Henke & Janak Hog Farm, Charlie Pearson, Aunt Tracee and Uncle Jason Collins, Frontier Development - Rusty and Jeanette Wallace, Kenneth and Ernesteen Smith and Chandler Drilling.
Cayson Taylor sold the grand champion goat.
The boer sold for $2,785 to Hope Combined Fund with add-ons from Dan and Monika Bertoni, Johnnie Thornton, Chandler Drilling and The Oilfield Gang.
The grand champion pen of rabbits was exhibited by Emilie Brandes. The Californians sold for $2,310 to Ryan Services with add-ons from Hope Combined Funds, Dan and Monika Bertoni, 1st State Bank - Yoakum, Yoakum Grain Co., Lavaca County Propane, Dennis and Shirley Kocian, Diane Konen, Friedel Drilling, Johnnie Thornton, Chandler Drilling and The Oilfield Gang.
Sarah Pearson had the reserve champion pen of rabbits. It sold for $2,145 to The Ezzell Wild Bunch consisting of Charlie Pearson, Donnie and LeAnn Migl, Mark Wick and family, Shorty and Liz Hester, Michael and Janice Jares, Delbert Miller, Johnny and Kim Fowlkes, Ted and Jackie Goranson, Charlie and Sharon Leopold, Steffek Transport, Constable and Mrs. Andy Anderson, Ken and Glenda Smith, Shannon Haskell of State Farm Insurance, Troy Schindler, Elaine Schindler, Dr. Mike and Joy Ballou, Crossroads Title, Victoria Mack, L.L.C., Victoria Insurance Group, Rudy and Deann Moreno C&D Auto Parts, Frontier Development - Rusty and Jeanette Wallace, Moncrief Consultants and Will Migl with add-ons from Chandler Drilling, Barton R. Harless, Milamore Trucking - Jerry and Ellen Ryan, Diane Pearson, Charlie Pearson and The Oilfield Gang.
Wyatt Regenbrecht's grand champion pen of broilers sold for $2,195 to the Hallettsville Buyers Group consisting of Simplot Growers Solutions, Peoples State Bank, Kelly Mudd Equipment Co., Hallettsville Livestock Commission, Ehler's Furniture & Appliances, Alfred's Produce & Hatchery, Lavaca County Propane Company, Grafe Chevrolet GMC, Morton's Drive-In - Randy and Diane Morton with add-ons from Lavaca Co. Propane, Buhuslav Farm & Ranch, James and Frances Pohl, Mr. and Mrs. Jares and Chandler Drilling.