Livestock Show and Sale Generates More Than $500,000 for Projects

Cypress, TX (February 9, 2016) CFISD students are expected to raise more than $500,000 from the 22nd Annual CFISD Livestock Show and Sale, held Feb. 4-6 at the CFISD Exhibit Center.

The CFISD community showed an incredible amount of generosity in the live auction, freezer sale and via additional monetary contributions to students.

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The Premium Sale (live auction) unofficially raised $502,250. Final amounts from the Freezer Sale (animals not placing high enough for the live auction), Agriculture Mechanics silent auction, and additional gifts to students are not yet available, but CFISD career and technical education coordinator Denise Kubecka mentioned that five records were tied or broken as grand and reserve champions sold:

  • Joe Myers Ford paid $16,000 for the grand champion goat exhibited by Gregory Sobotik (Cypress Ranch), breaking the previous mark of $12,500
  • Jarrar & Company Services, Inc. paid $10,500 for the grand champion rabbits exhibited by Ryan John (Cypress Ranch), eclipsing the previous record of $9,000
  • Joe Myers Ford paid $30,000 for the grand champion swine exhibited by Nathaniel Henley (Cypress Woods), topping the previous record of $27,000
  • Flying M Feed Co. tied the record by paying $8,500 for the reserve champion broilers exhibited by Kade Kramr (Cypress Woods)
  • Conda Maze JRP, LLC tied the record by paying $20,000 for the reserve champion swine exhibited by Ryan McShaffry (Cypress Woods)

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It was a great show and sale,” said Denise Kubecka, lead curriculum coordinator in the career and technical education department. “On behalf of the students involved, we offer a heart-felt thank you to families and community members who supported the students from the day they started their projects to now. With their support, the number of students reaping the benefits of the program continues to grow. Students will benefit from the responsibility and hard work involved long after they leave high school.”

The following Livestock Royalty representatives were chosen:

  • Show King – Cash Hecox, Cypress Springs FFA, earned a $1,000 scholarship
  • Show Queen – Madison Hightower, Langham Creek FFA, earned a $1,000 scholarship
  • Mr. Show Teen – Caleb Abercrombie, Cypress Ranch FFA, earned $400 credit toward a project next year
  • Miss Show Teen – Katherine Keilers, Cypress Woods FFA, earned $400 credit toward a project next year
  • Top Hand (Sales) – Madison Hendrix, Jersey Village FFA, earned a $400 scholarship

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The grand and reserve champions were as follows, listed with sale amount and buyer:

Grand Champions

Division Exhibitor High School Buyer Amount
Ag Mechanics Brent Gwinn Cy-Fair n/a n/a
Breeding Rabbit Tyler Hopmann Cypress Woods n/a n/a
Breeding Heifer Molly Meyer Cypress Creek n/a n/a

Broilers

 

Charles Behrend Cy-Fair Jarrar & Company Services, Inc. $13,000
Goat Gregory Sobotik Cypress Ranch Joe Myers Ford $16,000*
Horticulture Meghan Sirmans Cypress Ranch n/a n/a
Lamb Katherine Keilers Cypress Woods Jarrar & Company Services, Inc. $9,000
Market Rabbits Ryan John Cypress Ranch Jarrar & Company Services, Inc. $10,500*
Steer Kendall Wallace Cypress Woods Crane Rental Division, Inc. $42,500
Swine Nathaniel Henley Cypress Woods Joe Myers Ford $30,000*
Turkey McKenzie Peet Cy-Fair Big M Constructors, Inc. $12,500
Breeding Heifer Showmanship Tyler Della Croce Cypress Creek n/a n/a
Goat Showmanship Dalton Kowis Cy-Fair n/a n/a
Lam Showmanship Zaakir Muhammed Cypress Falls n/a n/a
Steer Showmanship Tyler Della Croce Cypress Creek n/a n/a
Swine Showmanship Robert Baker Cy-Fair n/a n/a

 

Reserve Champions

Division Exhibitor High School Buyer Amount
Ag Mechanics Daniel Fichtel Cypress Ranch n/a n/a
Breeding Rabbit Andrea Bolander Cy-Fair n/a n/a
Breeding Heifer Tyler Della Croce Cypress Creek n/a n/a
Broilers Kade Kramr Cypress Woods Flying M Feed Co. $8,500**
Goat Madison Hightower Langham Creek Jarrar & Company Services, Inc. $10,500
Horticulture Madison Hendrix Jersey Village n/a n/a
Lamb Zaakir Muhammad Cypress Falls Material Express, Inc. $7,000
Market Rabbits Jessica Johns Cypress Ranch PBK Architects $4,500
Steer Ariana Kinnett Cypress Woods Jarrar & Company Services, Inc. $25,000
Swine Ryan McShaffry Cypress Woods Conda Maze JRP, LLC $20,000**
Turkey Kendall Wallace Cypress Woods Jarrar & Company Services, Inc. $7,000
Breeding Heifer Molly Meyer Cypress Creek n/a n/a
Goat Showmanship Kholton Tidwell-Courtney Cypress Lakes n/a n/a
Lamb Showmanship Jocelyn Sanchez Langham Creek n/a n/a
Steer Showmanship Erin Baker Langham Creek n/a n/a
Swine Showmanship Ellisyn Burroughs Cypress Ranch n/a n/a

* new record
** tied record

Courtesy of the District