A new record was set for total sales at 153rd Washington County Fair’s Junior Cattle Auction Friday.
The unofficial totals of the 260 lots in this year’s sale reached $ 922,247, breaking the 2019 record of $ 814,450. The 2020 auction total was $ 729,400.
Grand Champions and Reserve Champions sold for a total of $ 97,000, including $ 55,000 for Grand Champions and $ 42,000 for Reserve Champions. In 2020, Grand Champions and Reserve Champions sold for a total of $ 76,000, with Grand Champions selling for $ 44,750 and Reserve Champions fetching $ 31,250.
Two individual records fell at the auction, those for Grand Champion Barrows and Goats. Kannon Koehler’s Grand Champion Barrow was sold for $ 13,000 to LaRoche GM dealers, Philips Veterinary Hospital, Kieke Egg Farm, Brenham Bank, Brenham National Bank, Farm and Somerville Ranch, Batter’s Box, J&J Packing, Carmine Feed and Fertilizer, B&B Cattle, Fritsch Cattle Company, Cattleman’s Supply, Lampe Surveying, Brenham Veterinary Hospital, Holtkamp Realty Consultants, Capital Farm Credit and the Marty Spivey family.
Kenley Mikolajchak’s Grand Champion Goat was sold for $ 9,000 to Hermann Alarms, David and Wanda Hermann, Metal and More, Thielemann Construction, Pooltex American and Hermann Electric, LLC.
McKenzie Tiemann’s Grand Champion Steer sold for $ 9,500 at J&J Packing. Kendal Gurka’s Grand Champion Lamb also went to J&J Packing for $ 6,750. Kaylen Kruse’s Grand Champion Rabbits were sold to Brenham Dodge for $ 4,750, while Parker Hejl’s Grand Champion Broilers were also sold to Walcik Construction for $ 4,750. Ryan Rosenbaum’s Grand Champion Carcass Hog was sold to Washington County Tractor for $ 4,000, and Addison Schramme’s Grand Champion Turkey was sold to Citizens State Bank for $ 3,250.
For the reserve champions, the best seller was Houston Hodde’s Barrow for $ 7,750 to J&J Packing. Cassidy Fuchs Reserve Champion Steer was sold for $ 7,250 to Hodde Real Estate, Mike Hopkins Distributing and Tegeler Toyota and Chevrolet.
Emma Marth’s Reserve Champion Broilers was presented for $ 5,750 to Wellmann Insurance, Capital Farm Credit, Citizens State Bank, Appel Ford Hyundai, HEB, KTEX / KWHI, Brenham Produce, Boeker Ag Service and J&J Packing.
The Reserve Champion Carcass Hog presented by Carl Mitz sold for $ 5,500 to Monkey Wrench Garage and Schultz Cattle Company. Eli Saunders’ reserve goat was sold to J&J Packing for $ 4,750, while reserve champion Katelin Seeker Turkey went for $ 4,250 to Rob’s Fun Center, Texas Farm Credit and TG Trucking. Tanna Thiel’s Champion Reserve Lamb was sold to the Washington Animal Clinic for $ 4,000 and Emmy Kate Boyd’s Champion Reserve Rabbits were sold to Collier Construction for $ 2,750.
The fair ends today (Saturday) with the Cattle Judging Competition at 8:00 a.m., Little Wrangler Hay Hauling at 9:00 a.m., the Youth Country Creations Auction at 10:00 a.m. and the Pet Show at 10:30 a.m. The cattle judging competition prizes will be presented at 1 pm, which will also mark the start of the commercial steer auction. The sale of foals and the commercial sale of heifers will take place at 2 p.m.
The Heart of America Carnival will open at 2 p.m. and offer all-you-can-eat bracelets for $ 30. The youth hay haul and the greased pig contest will take place at 6 p.m., followed by a sheep bustin at 6:30 p.m. and other rodeo actions at 7:30 p.m.
Tonight’s entertainment includes Bubba Westly at the food court at 5 p.m., with performances at the entertainment pavilion by Rick Trevino at 9 p.m. and Clay Walker at 11 p.m.
KWHI will have live reports from the fair this morning from 9am
JUNIOR CATTLE AUCTION 2021
TOTAL SALE (OFFICIAL): $ 922,247
BIG CHAMPIONS ($ 55,000):
BARROWS – Kannon Koehler, Sandy Hill 4-H, $ 13,000 (R), LaRoche GM Dealers, Philips Veterinary Hospital, Kieke Egg Farm, Bank of Brenham, Brenham National Bank, Somerville Farm and Ranch, Batter’s Box, J&J Packing, Carmine Feed and Fertilizer, B&B Cattle, Fritsch Cattle Company, Cattleman’s Supply, Lampe Surveying, Brenham Veterinary Hospital, Holtkamp Realty Consultants, Capital Farm Credit, Marty Spivey family
BROILER CHICKENS – Parker Hejl, Salem 4-H, $ 4,750, Walcik Construction
CARCASS PIGS – Ryan Rosenbaum, Burton FFA, $ 4,000, Washington County Tractor
GOATS – Kenley Mikolajchak, Prairie Hill 4-H, $ 9,000 (R), Hermann Alarms, David and Wanda Hermann, Metal and More, Thielemann Construction, Pooltex American, Hermann Electric, LLC
LAMBS – Kendal Gurka, Prairie Hill 4-H, $ 6,750, J&J packaging
RABBITS – Kaylen Kruse, Salem 4-H, $ 4,750, Brenham Dodge
CATTLE – McKenzie Tiemann, Burton 4-H, $ 9,500, J&J packaging
TURKEY – Addison Schramme, Sandy Hill 4-H, $ 3,250, Citizens State Bank
RESERVE CHAMPIONS ($ 42,000):
BARROWS – Houston Hodde, Burton 4-H, $ 7,750, J&J packaging
CHICKENS – Emma Marth, Zionsville 4-H, $ 5,750, Wellmann Insurance, Capital Farm Credit, Citizens State Bank, Appel Ford Hyundai, HEB, KTEX / KWHI, Brenham Produce, Boeker Ag Service, J&J Packing
CARCASS PIGS – Carl Mitz, Washington 4-H, $ 5,500, Monkey Wrench garage, Schultz Cattle Company
GOATS – Eli Saunders, Burton FFA, $ 4,750, J&J packaging
LAMBS – Tanna Thiel, Burton FFA, $ 4,000, Washington Veterinary Clinic
RABBITS – Emmy Kate Boyd, Prairie Hill 4-H, $ 2,750, Collier Construction
CATTLE – Cassidy Fuchs, Burton FFA, $ 7,250, Hodde Real Estate, Mike Hopkins Distributing, Tegeler Toyota and Chevrolet
TURKEY – Katelin Seeker, Brenham FFA, $ 4,250, Rob’s Fun Center, Texas Farm Credit, TG Trucking
Click here to watch a video of the Grand and Reserve champions at the Junior Cattle Auction.