Local students fare well at Annual Escambia County Calf Show
Katie May Elliott of Bradley exhibited the Grand Champion Steer in the 2003 Escambia County Calf Show, headlining a long list of local and area winners.
Clint Strickland, Corey Flowers and John Flowers, Jr., all from the Atmore area, won showmanship awards in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Showmanship classes respectively. Flowers also exhibited the Grand Reserve Champions and won the title of County Bred Champion.
Spencer Williamson of the May Creek Community exhibited the steer that gained the most weight per day. He gained an average of 4.13 pounds per day from Sept. 21-Feb. 27.
Twenty-three calves were sold by 16 exhibitors at the premium sale for a total of $32,888.87. The average price was $1.30 per pound, and the market value of these calves is about $17,709.39. The premium buyers donated $15,179.48 to these young people.
In addition, $3,035 was distributed in cash and awards. Many of the exhibitors use the money for college funds, and the project is a long-term project that requires parents and youths to work together in care of the animal as well as promotion of the show and sale.
The following is a list of buyers and sponsors that the show committee wishes to thank.
Escambia County Farmers Federation, Lucedale Livestock Producers, the Farm Center, Subway of Atmore, Flomaton and I-65 Flomaton, Frank Currie Gin, Brantley Tires, Agro of Atmore, Regions Bank of Atmore, D.W. McMillian Trust, Southern Pine Electric, W.T. Neal Trust, Creek Indian Enterprises, Riverside Entertainment Center, Metal Building Manufacturing, Atmore Truckers, First South Farm Credit, Perdido River Farms, Williams Memorial Chapel, Bank Trust Bank, United Bank, First National Bank of Atmore, South West Alabama Contractors, Buddy Weaver, Smith Tractor and Tallapoosa Entertainment Center.
Jimmy W. Adkisson, Alabama Power Company, Atmore Animal Hospital, Atmore Auto Parts, Atmore Carpet, Atmore Diesel Injection Service, Atmore Ready Mix, Atmore Realty, B&J Meat Processing, Bank of Brewton, J.M. Black, Blair Meat Processing, Bracken's Drive In, Brewton Medical Center, Stephanie Boothe, Central Farm Supply, Charco, Inc., Buster and Sharon Chavers, Creamer Dozier Service, Cunningham Farms, DTE Just Ask Rental, Paul Daniel, David's Paint and Body, Dean's Northside Grill, Dixie Catfish Shack, Dobbins Homes, Doug's Grocery, Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, Escambia County Farmers Federation, Women's Committee in memory of Mrs. Loretha Hall, Escambia Drug Store, Escambia Grain Corporation, F.M. Nalty Land and Timber, First South Farm Credit, Fore Dixie Development Company, G&G Grocery, Garden Gate Florist, James H. Hall, Jr., Harrison Farms, Helton Brothers Farm, Hendrix Tractor Company, Homer Dirt Work &Welding, Horton's Insurance Agency, Jefferson Smurfit/Stone Corporation, Jim Peach Motors, Johnson Ford, Johnson Insurance, Kervins Auto Parts, Kirk Insurance Agency, Joel and Cornelia Lambert, Merrill E. Ledford, Leland Helton Farms, Maxwell, Haley and Castleberry, Medical Center Pharmacy, Midtown Service Station, Mills Fence Company, Phillips Farm, Pritchett and Daughters Charolais, Santa Rosa Liquid Feed, Southwell Tires, Strickland Timber, Swift Supply, Terry's Cars N Trucks, Inc., Garrett and Hines Thompson, W.W. Farms, Allen Walston, Donna Watson, Weaver's Auto Glass and West Florida Gin.