By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
In spite of the downturn in oil/gas production locally, Cuero Livestock Show buyers were serious about supporting 4-H and FFA member projects. For 2016 the 140 projects and 31 pens of commercial heifers sold for $609,213.
That is about $12,000 below last year’s record sale at the height of Eagle Ford Shale drilling activity.
Friday night capped the three-day show with an auction and award presentations.
The auction saw 140 projects sold for 408,913 which included add-ons from various buyer groups after the sale.
The 31 pens of commercial heifers sold for $200,300.
One of the top awards was the Cuero Livestock Show Honorary Member which went to long-time board member John Pokluda.