Local businesses and political candidates supported the Hopkins County Ag Workers in their annual
Hay Show and Auction, on Thursday morning.
Hopkins County Ag Workers Host
Annual Hay Show and Auction, Thursday Morning
by: Bobby McDonald
Grand and Reserve hay producers in the 2012 Hopkins County
Hay Show were Tommy Long, left, of G&L Farm in North Hopkins,
Grand Champion, and Sherry Walters, Reserve Champion, from
her farm in Pickton.
It was "up early" for local bankers, politicians, and businessmen, as they attended Thursday mornings, annual Hopkins County Hay Show, sponsored by the Hopkins County Ag Workers organization, at their monthly breakfast, at 6:30 a.m. This year's annual hay show attracted a number of entries and demonstrated what a year of fairly good rain can do for production and quality, on Hopkins County farms.
Topping this year's show was the entry of G&L Farm, owned by Tommy Long, who took Grand Champion honors. Long's hay tested 19.16% protein and had a physical score of 92 points.
Winning the Reserve Champion honors was the entry of Sherry Walters, of the Pickton Community, that received a physical score of 89 points and calculated a protein percentage of 17.8%.
Other top winners included:
3rd place - Tom Glosup
4th place - Rick Glosup
5th place - Ricky Glosup
6th place - Tom Glosup
7th place - Bryan Shultz
8th place - Janice Irwin
9th place - Janice Irwin
10th place - Andy Wright
Alliance Bank purchased the Grand Champion bale of hay for a $1100.00 price tag, and will display the hay in their lobby.
City National Bank made the winning bid on the Reserve Champion bale for a price of $1000.00.
Northeast Texas Farmers Co-op made the purchase of the 3rd place bale for $900.00.
Texas Heritage Bank purchased the 4th place bale for $850.00.
Agriland Credit was the winning bidder for the 5th place bale at $750.00.
Legacy Ag Credit purchased the 6th place bale for $600.00.
Farm Country purchased the 7th place bale for $650.00.
And Farm Country and Northeast Texas Farmers Co-op joined forces to purchase the 8th place bale for $600.00.
The 9th place bale was purchased by Guaranty Bond Bank, at a price of $600.00.
And, the 10th place bale was purchased by the Republican Candidates for a joint effort of $575.00.
Add-on money was given by Candidates Steve Lilley and Clay Johnson, Ag Power, and Candidate Billy Emerson.
Dr. Curtis Jones, Agronomy Professor at TAMU-C, provided a program on weed control in hay meadows and pastures, at the morning breakfast.
All of the money from the annual hay auction is returned by the Ag Workers to the Hopkins County community with purchases of livestock projects in the local NETLA Market Sale and in the issuing of educational scholarships to Hopkins County Youth!!!
Thank Your Buyers!!!!