Buyers Spend $950,000 at 2019 San Angelo Stock Show Premium Sale
SAN ANGELO, TX -- San Angelo area businesses and individuals worked together Saturday to pool money for winning stock show entries in the 2019 San Angelo Stock Show. At the final show of the San Angelo rodeo, the Cinch Chute-Out, rodeo announcer Boyd Polhamus announced that over $950,000 was raised during 2019's sale. This year's total comes in at about $150,000 more than 2018. The money raised in the auction goes directly to the student, usually a 4-H or FFA participant, who raised the winning livestock animal.
The Premium Sale was held at 2 p.m.in the Gandy Ink sale pavilion in the showbarn at the San Angelo Fairgrounds after three weeks of stock shows.
The top animals in the market steer, market goat, market barrow and market lamb competitions made the annual sale where buyers pay a premium to the exhibitors for their animals.
The exhibitors use the money for college scholarships or new animal projects for next year.
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The grand champion and reserve grand champion entries are the first eight animals auctioned in the premium sale.
In all, 140 exhibitors participated in the auction. Another 82 were eligible for add on money only. That's where individuals pay money to the exhibitors outside the premium sale auction.
The following results don't include add on money for the top eight animals. We will update this story when those numbers are released.
Beef is still king in Texas so the Grand Champion Steer was the first auction animal.
Below, Tristan Himes of Sterling County 4-H showed the Grand Champion market steer. The solid black steer weighed 1,399 lbs and sold for $37,500.
The buyers for the steer and the individuals in the picture were Mike Martin Goode Construction, Chris Evatt First Financial Bank, Rayond Meza Twin Mountain Fence, Phil Gandy Gandy Ink, Brie Perks Rocking Chair Ranch, Nick George H-E-B, James Sanderson Armstrong Backus, Bill Nikolauk 1st Community Federal Credit Union, Shorty and Patty Self Automatic Fire Protection and Chuck Jones Lone Star Beef.
Premium Sale workers will release a complete list of buyers for the rest of the top eight exhibitors Sunday. We will update this story at that time.
Below, The Grand Champion market goat was shown by Dakota Martin with the Mason County 4-H. The goat weighed 95 lbs and sold for $23,000.
Martin also showed the Reserve Grand Champion market barrow listed below.
The Grand Champion market barrow weighed 280 lbs and was shown by Kaden Mason with the Montgomery County FFA. The barrow sold for $13,000.
The Grand Champion market lamb weighed 155 lbs and was shown by Carlye Winfrey with the Seminole FFA. The lamb sold fore a whopping $23,000.
London Bird with the Lubbock County 4-H exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion market steer. The bovine weighed 1,379 lbs and sold for $15,500.
Maci Alexander with the Anderson Shiro FFA exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion market goat. The goat weighed 100 lbs and sold for $12,000.
Dakota Martin with the Mason County 4-H showed the Reserve Grand Champion market barrow. The barrow weighed 246 lbs and sold for $12,000.
Rounding out the top eight champions was Kaitlin Chabot with the Falls County 4-H. She showed the Reserve Grand Champion market lamb. The lamb weighed 141 lbs and sold for $14,000.