Triplitt sells La Salle grand champ for $18K
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2023 JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW RESULTS
Grace Triplitt was awarded the grand championship for her steer at the La Salle County Junior Livestock Show last week and went on to sell the animal at auction on Saturday for $18,000 to Blue Mumme and Mumme Ranches.
The annual show was judged over a two-day period, beginning Thursday, March 9, with commercial heifers and student record books, followed by broiler chickens and swine. Market goats were judged Friday morning, followed by heifers and market steers Friday afternoon.
The reserve champion steer was exhibited by Araceli Valles and sold at auction for $7,000 to Reese Ranch and RWC Material.
The grand champion heifer was exhibited by Jackie Alba; Ryan Sanchez was awarded the reserve championship for his heifer. Neither animal advances to the auction.
Going to auction on Saturday were the grand and reserve champion animals in all remaining divisions, although animals ranking below the championship level had been removed from the show barn by Friday evening.
The grand champion pen of commercial heifers was exhibited by Magdalynn Alba, who sold the three animals at auction for $3,100 each to Dan Kinsel, Dorothy Kinsel and the Kinsel Cattle Company. The reserve championship for commercial heifers went to Trevor Peters and sold for $4,200 each to Stewart K. Martin Properties.
Bayleigh Walker was awarded the grand championship for her goat, which sold for $11,000 to Farrell’s Ranch. The reserve championship went to Esteban Alba, who sold his animal for $8,000 to Lewis Energy.
Arelie Ramirez exhibited the grand champion hog and sold the animal for $7,500 to the Cotulla Ranch, Jeremy and Missy Peters. The reserve championship went to a hog exhibited by Alexandrea Gonzalez, and the animal sold at auction for $5,000 to Whitwell Ranches.
The grand champion pen of broilers was exhibited by Douglas Ramirez and sold for $8,000 to Verdun Oil Company. The reserve champion broilers were exhibited by Easton Porter and sold for $7,000 to Bill Franklin.
Ranking animals after the champions were exhibited as follows:
Steers by Mikayla Valles, Reynaldo Narvaiz Jr., Neveah Niaves, Ryan Sanchez, Rowdy Sanchez, Erasmo Ramirez III, Emily Velasquez, Quiana Allen, Jade Lozano, Twister Valenzuela, Teagon Valenzuela and LeRoyce Mireles.
Commercial heifers by Brooklyn Kuenstler and Juliana Muriel.
Goats by Lacey Guzman, Renaeh Niaves, Fidel Yanez, Amanda Renteria, Carlos R. Ayala, Devyna Justelle Munoz, Reychel Narvaiz, Matthew Consuegra, Seasar Garcia, Juan Jose Vergara, Eli Renteria, Reuben Ayala Jr., John De La Rosa, Anavae Segura, Patricio Niaves IV, Magdalynn Alba, Ethyn Ramirez, Nivea Gonzalez, Viviana Nieto, Carina Rodriguez, Destyn Miranda, Raemy Jo Suarez, Jaylan Del Toro, Ricardo Nieto, Derek Garcia and Hector Javier Munoz II.
Hogs by Cyson Torres, Devin Ramirez, Breyon Del Toro, Jasiah Torres, Davyn Del Toro, Andrew Velasquez, Ezrael Ramirez Jr., Hayden Ayala, Hailey Gonzales, Jennah Gonzales, Arturo Gonzalez, Sareen Ramirez, Frank Torres, Randi Jade Garcia, Ryan Garcia, Adrian Del Toro, Carisia Rodriguez, Hilario Ayala, Jackeline Alba, Adelynn Espinosa and Brody Franklin.
Broilers by Abby Menke, Roland Ramirez, Enrique Garcia III, Cooper Mumme, Michael Angelo Varga, Emily Alicia Varga, Aleks Peralta and Elijah Bryant.
Awards made during the show period also included agricultural showmanship and mechanical project construction, with trophy buckles presented Saturday afternoon. The grand championship in the shop and fabrication division went to Reynaldo Niavez for his project; Devin Gonzales was awarded the reserve championship. Both went on to auction Saturday.