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Dedicated to Waldean and Jack Groff.

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The 25th Annual Haby, Lockhart, Ross, Speck Production sale was held Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Hill Country Youth Exhibit Center in Kerrville, Texas at 2:00 p.m. Preston Faris of Sonora served as the auctioneer. This year the goats were offered by Ross and Speck. Interest in the sale was much improved over last year and the sale was brisk.

Seventy-five lots of yearling bucks and does grossed $32,150.00 averaging 428 67. Thirty-one does averaged $426.61 and forty-four bucks averaged $430.11

The top two does were purchased for $700.00 each; one by David Fisher and daughter Madaylyn of Sonora, the other by Sterling and Summer Hall of Sonora. Allen Stieler of Rocksprings, and Kelby Kneese of Harper each purchased a doe for $600.00. The top buck was purchased by Diane Coon from Coon Hollow Farm in Hamilton, Montana for $3,050.00. The bidding between her and Dade Turner of Uvalde provided much excitement and entertainment. Darrell Naumann of Spicewood purchased the second high selling buck for $700.00. Allen Stieler purchased the third high buck for $675.00 and Melissa Stokes of Comfort paid $650.00 for the fourth high selling buck. These top selling goats were offered by the Speck family.

The other out of state buyer was Greta Dise of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania. New buyers were Rachel Martin of Uvalde, Marty Blanchard of Gatesville, Wayne Rogers of Kerrville, David Fisher of Sonora, Daniel Raab of Fredricksburg, Mark Bindseil of San Antonio, Sterling and Summer Hall of Sonora, and Melissa Stokes of Comfort.

Volume buyers included: Jerry Don and Mary Balch of Sonora - 18 head for $5,725.00, Diane Coon - 4 head for $4,175.00, Carl Pendergrass of Del Rio - 5 head for $2,275.00, Melissa Stokes - 5 head for $2,125.00, Allen Stieler - 4 head for $1,950.00, and J.D. Cummings of Evant - 6 head for $1,875.00. Other volume buyers included Art Beckwith, Wayne Brown, David Fisher, Clay Kneese, Darrell Naumann, Daniel Raab, David Lee Ross, and Ted Smith.

An added bonus to this year’s sale was the presence of Congressman Quico Canseco. He spoke briefly and then visited several hours with most people present. We appreciate his interest and support of the ranching industry, our mohair industry, and our “American” values. Several Mohair Council and TSGRA members were present. It was special that a large number of our children were able to visit with Mr. Canseco.

The partnership sincerely appreciates the buyers’ faith in the mohair industry and their faith in the HLRS fine haired Angoras.

Fred L. Speck Jr.
Joe David Ross


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