Soledad Soto-Casarez of the San Marcos FFA with her Grand Champion heifer at Saturday’s auction culminating events at the 2020 Hays Youth Livestock Show at Ranch Park in Dripping Springs.
There were plenty of well-deserved smiles to go around Saturday at the 2020 Hays County Youth Livestock Show Auction held at Ranch Park in Dripping Springs. Youth from throughout the county were rewarded for their hard work in raising livestock and preparing home and agricultural skills entries.
Grand Champion awards were as follows: Senior Foods, Joseph Nino, East San Marcos 4-H; Intermediate Foods, Kurry Friedman, Dripping Springs 4-H; Junior Foods, Stella Hendriks, Dripping Springs 4-H; Senior Arts & Crafts/Clothing, Halley Kirkup, Dripping Springs FFA; Junior Photography, Layton LaCaze, Buda 4-H; Ag Mechanics, Bryan Obanon, West San Marcos 4-H; Market Steer, Madison Leach, Wimberley 4-H Booster Club; Market Goats, Caitlyn Alderson, Dripping Springs FFA; Market Swine, James Jansen III, Buda 4-H Club; Market Lamb, Riley Steinecke, Wimberley FFA; Market Rabbit, Katie Eiben, West San Marcos 4-H; Market Poultry, Riley Coco, West San Marcos 4-H; Market Poultry, Carson Cook, Dripping Springs 4-H; Breeding Heifer, Soledad Soto-Casarez, San Marcos FFA; Breeding Goats, Morgan Hernandez, Buda 4-H; Breeding Swine, James Jansen III, Buda 4-H; Breeding Rabbits, Hayden Lugo, Buda 4-H; Breeding Sheep, Isaac Marcantel, West San Marcos 4-H Club; Intermediate Arts & Crafts/Clothing, Kellen Embrey, Dripping Springs 4-H; Junior Arts & Crafts/Clothing, Clara Leinneweber, Wimberley 4-H; Senior photography, Mia Cariaga, Buda 4-H; Intermediate Photography, Michael Cariaga, Buda 4-H.
Below, The Livestock Show Queen and her Court were checking out something on her phone as the auction proceeded.
Below, Sharing a front-row table for the auction were (from left) Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler and former Sheriff Don Montague, Wimberley ISD Board of Trustees member Will Conley and Pct. 3 Commissioner Lon Shell.