The 2014 Cochran County Livestock Show Premium Show and Sale was a smash hit, generating a record high $167,600 in premiums for many of the 79 exhibitors Saturday.
That amount exceeded the $131,800 in premiums produced in the 2013 show and sale.
‘It blew everything else out of the water,’ said Jeff Molloy, county agent with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Cochran County. ‘Everything was up.’
This year 4-H and FFA students showed 70 barrows, 28 lambs, 37 goats, 40 rabbits, 20 gilts, 11 steers and six heifers.
The show was another big winner for Cochran County 4-H student Paxton Willingham, who showed both the Grand Champion Steer and the Grand Champion Lamb.
Cochran County 4-H’er Maddi Wallace showed the Grand Champion Barrow.
Jordan Albus, also of the Cochran County 4-H, exhibited Grand Champion Goat and the Reserve Champion Steer.
Cochran County 4-H member Wyatt Kirk showed the Grand Champion Rabbit.