According to Goliad County Extension Agent Brian Yanta, last week’s event is expected to bring in approximately $750,000 after all the receipts are counted.
Yanta said the “Sale of Champions” junior livestock auction brought in a record $254,000 and the commercial heifer auction totaled $200,000.
“Our average per head in the commercial heifer auction was $3,400,” Yanta said. “Last year was the record at a $2,300 average. We had more cattle and they brought in more money.”
Exhibitor participation was up this year.
“All the numbers were up on the livestock end,” Yanta said. “We had more sheep, steers, goats, pigs. Quality was really good this year. It was all in all, a very successful fair.”
See photos of the Grand Champion winners on Page 17A.
The Advance-Guard will publish a special Goliad County Fair and Rodeo special section with results and photos on April 2.