Premium sale brings in $315,000 at Live Oak County Fair
by Rita Arnst
Apr 01, 2009 | 1548 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Amy Garza had the Grand Champion Steer that sold for $11,500 at the Live Oak County Fair Premium Sale Saturday night. Garza (behind the steer’s head) is pictured with the buyers (Texas Industrial Engines, Bottomline Services, Lyssy & Eckel and Southern Lease Services) and Miss Live Oak County, Nikki Shannon. More LOC Fair information and photos will follow in The Progress Tab on April 15.
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The Live Oak County Fair premium sale brought in approximately $315,000 as compared to last year at $410,000. In 2007 the sale brought in $267,000.

The grand champion steer shown by Amy Garza of George West sold for $11,500. It was purchased by Texas Industrial Engines, Bottomline Services, Lyssy & Eckel and Southern Lease Services.

The reserve champion steer shown by Cody Aguirre of George West brought in $7500. It was purchased by 101 Ranch, Rip Wallace, Lyssy & Eckel, Berry Construction, Mr.& Mrs. Leroy Hoskins, Tito Hoskins, Ed and Mary Armstrong, Bill and Beverly Meider and Texas Champion Bank.

The premium sale began with the display and auction of the grand champion metal project, created by Logan Muniz of Three Rivers. It was purchased by Marvin and Doris Wieding for $3000.

“I am extremely proud of all the kids. Sometimes they worked until two or three in the morning and never gave up,” said Buddy Orsak.

Brodie Ruiz of Three Rivers had the reserve champion metal project. The next item to be auctioned off was the grand champion wood project created by Troy Jambers. It brought in $2000 and was purchased by Lynn Esse. The reserve champion wood project was created by Allison Dugger.

“We had 38 projects and 34 earned blue ribbons and four earned red ribbons. The judge complemented our students and told me he was extremely impressed with the depth of quality of the students’ projects. He said he was stumped because they were all so good,” Orsak said.

Following the sale of the grand champion steer, came the sale of grand champion swine, shown by Jacob Muniz of Three Rivers. It brought in $3,600. Katelynn Kegebein of George West had the grand champion lamb that sold for $6,500. Shelby James had the grand champion goat that went for $5,000 and Kaylee Brysch had the grand champion rabbits that also sold for $5,000.

Additional results and photos will follow in our April 15 special LOC Fair tab. Photos may be viewed at
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