Escambia's annual Steer Show set March 2
By By OLIN F. FARRIOR – Special to The Standard
The Escambia County Steer Show will be held on Thursday, March 2, at the Brewton Stockyard.
The show will begin at 1 p.m. and the chatter of the Auctioneer, Dr. Phillip Hardee, will begin the sale at 6:30 p.m.
The show and sale is the culmination of a project that began last summer for 13 young people.
The 4-H'ers and FFA members have worked hard and sacrificed free time to produce a quality product.
I have seen the calves and all of them have done a good job caring for their animals.
The show will afford these young people the opportunity to show off their fine work and hopefully, through the help of sponsors and premium buyers, make some money on their projects.
Most of the buyers at the premium sale will allow the calves to be resold at market price on Saturday, March 4, at the Brewton Stockyard.
This is an opportunity to purchase a wonderful freezer calf.
These animals are heavily muscled and they will yield a higher percentage of usable beef than typical slaughter animals. Arrangements can be made to transport the calves to a processing facility.
The show, the premium sale and the resale will all be fun for the whole family.
You may want to get with some friends and buy one of these quality animals for the freezer.
This year's exhibitors are: Jonathan Bailey, Mason Caraway, Miranda Caraway, Brittany Daniel, Chelsea Daniel, Cody Daniel, James Dean, Jon Dean, Rachel Fuller, Trent Lambert, Josh Lambeth, Logan Williamson and Spencer Williamson.
We would like to thank the following buyers and sponsors for the past support of the show and sale:
The calf buyers were: BankTrust, Brantley Tire, Cecil Daniel, Cecil Murphy, D. W. McMillian Trust, Diamond Oil Company, Escambia County Farmers Federation, Escambia County Coop, Feaster Oil, First National Bank-Atmore, Frank Currie Gin, Fuqua Farms, Gilmore Services, Hendrix Tractor Co., Huxford Pole Mill, Lee Veterinary Clinic, Lucedale Stockyard, Metal Building Manufacturing, Santa Rosa Cattle Company, Smith Tractor Company, Southern Pine Electric Coop, Southwest Alabama Contractors, Steve Wallace, Subway-Atmore, Flomaton and I-65, The Farm Center, W. T. Neal Trust and Buddy Weaver.
The sponsors were: Atmore Auto Parts, Inc. Atmore Carpet, Atmore Diesel Injection Service, Atmore's Community Cup, LLC, B &J Meat Processing, Bank of Brewton, Steve and Beth Billy, J. M. Black, Blair Meat Processing, Bondurant Lumber &Hardware, Bracken's Drive In, Brewton Medical Center, LLC, Central Farm Supply, Buster Chavers, Cunningham Farms, DTE Just Ask Rental, Paul Daniel, Michael A. Dasinger, II, Jerry and Patty Davis, Double J Farms, Escambia County Drug Store, Escambia Grain Corporation, Escambia Lawn &Rental Center, Inc., Federal Land Bank Association, First South Farm Credit, Scott and Terri Fuller, Harrison Farms, Inc., James Hilton Hall, Jr., Helton Brothers Farm, Keith Horton, J &A Trucking, Johnson Insurance, Magnolia Super Foods, Merrill Ledford, Leland Helton Farms, Maxwell, Haley and Castleberry, Medical Center Pharmacy, F. M. Nalty Land &Timber Company, Petroleum Engineering/Construction, Allen D. Pettis, Phillips Farms, Reynolds Ready Mix, Mike Stacey, Clint and Bobbi Jo Sasser, Swift Supply-Atmore, Thompson, Garrett and Hines, W. W. Farms, Allen Walston, Weaver's Auto Glass, West Florida Gin, Todd and Linda Williamson.