Another year, another record

SALE RECORDS were smashed by local buyers Saturday as over $667,000 was spent purchasing 299 units at the 2014 Gillespie County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Auction held at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward.

Records were meant to be broken and buyers at the 2014 Gillespie County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Auction did just that on Saturday.

A record $667,016 was paid for 299 units at the sale, held in the Exhibition Hall at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

Last year’s record-setting auction brought in $523,227 for 297 units.

“I am constantly amazed how the community comes out and supports the youth,” said Blaine Hahn, president of the Gillespie County Livestock Show Association.

“A new record amount for the auction is a tribute to the generosity that is around us in Gillespie County each and every day,” Hahn said.

He added, “I am very proud of the sales committee for all of their hard work in putting it all together this year. They work hard to find a way to get more people out every year.”

“Our sale was very successful this year with a great group of buyers rewarding the youth for their hard work throughout the year,” Hahn said.

Hahn said, “It was great to see so many individual and syndicate buyers at the sale.”

Serving as auctioneer was Charlie Jones of Blanco.

Sold in the premium auction were the following:

•Broilers — 28 pens of broilers brought $47,100.

•Turkeys — Buyers paid $43,000 for 25 turkeys.

•Meat Goats — 68 meat goats brought a total of $167,181.

•Lambs — The 50 lambs sold for $105,210.

•Hogs — A total of 101 hogs brought $198,950.

•Steers — 26 steers sold for $105,575.

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