Organizers of the Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show called the show and the Sale of Champions “Unbelievable”. Although totals are not final, the sale of 124 projects that made the show garnered over $370,000. This year four scholarships were awarded at the Saturday Show. In past years only two scholarships had been given.
These 4 scholarships were awarded Saturday at the Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show SALE OF CHAMPIONS by Sherry Spadlin, wife of the late Larry Spradlin, and NETLA President Kevin Gibson, after the 50th project sold: Cody Vance- Sulphur Bluff FFA- $1500; Shelby Lackey- Miller Grove FFA- $1500; Peyton Coke- Hopkins County 4H- $1500; and Dakota Watkins- Sulphur Springs FFA- $1500.
Top sales during Saturday’s auction featuring auctioneers Tanner Ragan and Wade Bartlett include:
Grand Steer: Cheyenne Gray, Miller Grove FFA, Buyer was 10-2-4 Ranch. Purchase price $6,550/$5/lb.
Grand Swine: Harli Watson, Miller Grove FFA, Buyer was Cumby Telephone Cooperative. Purchase Price $3,100.
Grand Lamb: Tanner Swinson, Hopkins County 4H. Buyer was Brian Toliver Ford/ Alliance Bank/ Northeast Texas Farmers Co-op & Friends. Purchase price $4,200.
Grand Goat: Parris Puckett, Sulphur SpringsFFA, Buyer was 10-2-4 Ranch. Purchase price $4,400.
Grand Poultry: Braxton Northcutt, Miller Grove FFA. Buyer was Sulphur Springs Dodge. Purchase price was $2,200.
Reserve Steer: Phillip Rater, Sulphur Springs FFA. Buyer was Bids For Kids. Purchase price $3,870/$3.00 per lb.
Reserve Swine(Pig): David Winstead, Miller Grove FFA. Buyers were Farm Country/ Legacy Ag Credit/ Hopkins County Elected Officials. Purchase price $2,500.
Reserve Lamb: Annie Horton, Sulphur Springs FFA. Buyer was City National Bank. Purchase price $2,100.
Reserve Goat: Maci Merrell, Sulphur Springs FFA. Buyer was CATACON. Purchase price $1,700.
Reserve Chicken: Parker Dyer, Miller Grove FFA. Buyer was Cumby Telephone Cooperative. Purchase price $1,700.