The 66th Brown County Youth Fair raced to a satisfying end Saturday with the fast-paced Premium Sale, which puts cash into the hands of the young exhibitors.
Top bidding for the night went for Brookesmith exhibitor Madellyne Adams’ grand champion market steer, which brought $13,000 from the Circle B Bar Ranch and the Sorrel Canyon ranch.
Madellyne’s younger sister, Ashtyn, was last year’s grand champion winner in the market steer judging.
Before the Premium Sale began, several other events took place including the crowning of Courtney Jowers as youth fair queen.
Those events included the awarding of memorial scholarships in honor of Putter Jarvis, Steve Rumfield and Clint Connelly, the awarding of the Top Hand award to Hunter Mares and the recognition of the top three buyers from the 2017 youth fair.
The Premium Sale began with bidding on the Home Economics Division grand champion and reserve grand champion winners, followed by the animal division grand and reserve champion winners.
After the bidding ended on Madellyne Adams’ steer, the Brownwood FFA’s Cheyenne Stroope’s grand champion market rabbit brought $2,500 from the Haynes Law Firm and Big Country Ford.
Hayden Schroeder, a member of the Early FFA, put his grand champion market goat on display, and the animal brought $4,750 from Connelly Construction.
Allie Garcia of the Bangs FFA was next with her grand champion market swine, which brought $4,000 from the Gieb Ranch.
The reserve grand champion market steer owned by Ethan Sanchez, a member of the Bangs FFA, brought $12,000 from the Gieb Ranch.
Trever Wagner, a member of the Bangs FFA, had his first experience showing a rabbit and won reserve grand champion in the market rabbit division. Trever’s rabbit brought $900 from the Bruner Auto Group.
Early FFA member Tara Glassock’s reserve grand champion market lamb brought $6,000 from the Circle B Bar Ranch.
Cobe Walker, a member of the Brownwood FFA, displayed his reserve grand champion market swine, which brought $4,000 from the 3 Springs Ranch, the Delton Sweatman Family, the Buckmasters American Deer Foundation and the Germanic-Sparks Insurance Agency.