The Nueces County Junior Livestock Show has released its sales totals from this year's youth event, and it's another record.
There were 1,150 Nueces County youths that exhibited at the 73rd annual show, up from about 1,100 participants in last year's show. Those youths had 3,586 entries, up from last year's entries of about 3,200.
There were 106 more livestock projects than last year, with 860 projects, not including homemaking and shop project divisions.
Buyers paid $1,017,893 for livestock at this year's sale, up from last year's show ring sales of $1,014,000 during the livestock show's first year at the new Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds.
A quilt that sold for $23,750 near the end of the Blue Ribbon Auction brought the show ring sales to $1,041,643. With add-ons, the total sales for the junior livestock show was $1,945,269, breaking last year's record sales figure of $1,776,183.