A large crowd filled the west side of the Civic Center arena for the Sale of Champions at the Hopkins County Junior Market Show.
According to Brad Johnson, with Northeast Texas Farmers Coop, the Hopkins County Junior Market Show Sale of Champions preliminary total $352,000+. The final total will be close to or above last year’s record of $357,000. There were 125 sale lots this year.
A complete list of those in the sale will be posted as soon as the final numbers are complete. The first two animals sold were the Grand Champion Steer and the Grand Champion Swine.
Grand Champion Steer: Cheyenne Gray: Miller Grove FFA: Bought by 10-2-4 Ranch for $5850.00
Grand Champion Swine: Brody Busby: Como-Pickton FFA: Bought by Farm Country, Toliver Ford, Northeast Texas Farmers Coop, Bell Concrete and Texas Farm Credit for $4,100.00
Grand Champion Lamb: Tanner Swinson: Hopkins County 4-H: bought by Northeast Texas Farmer Coop, FEC, M&F and Alliance Bank for $4,400.00
Grand Champion Goat: Amy Sprague: North Hopkins FFA: bought by Hopkins County Abstract, Advantage Copy, Texana Asphalt & Dr. Phil Jackson for $4,400.00
Grand Champion Poultry: Phillip Rater: Sulphur Springs FFA: Bought by SS Dodge for &2,500.00
Reserve Champion Steer: Tracey Shackelford: Sulphur Springs FFA: Bought by Hopkins County Vet for $3,955.00
Reserve Champion Swine: Elly Eddins: Sulphur Springs FFA: Bought by Alliance Bank for $2,600.00
Reserve Champion Lamb: Reeses Ragan: HC4-H: Bought by Bell Concrete, MLCT and GHB Trucking for $4,700.00
Reserve Champion Goats: Parris Pickett: SSFFA: Bought by 10-2-4 Ranch and SS Dodge for $6,000.00
Reserve Champion Poultry: Caitlin Weatheread: North Hopkins FFA: Bought by Arvis Tanton/Carriage House for $1,900.00