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Record Year At the Jr. Fair Livestock Sale


Auctioneer Steve Eaton calls out bids at the sale on Saturday
 
It was a record year at the 2013 Jr. Fair Livestock sale held this past Saturday at the Hardin County Fair. Many new bidders attended the sale, and several new records were set for Grand & Reserve Champion livestock.
 
According to information provided by the Hardin County Jr. Fair Sale committee, a grand total of $271,050.00 was bid in the show arena during the sale itself, and around $28,040.00 was added on to the individual sales after the sale had completed. All together, this brought a total of $299,090.00 in premiums* being paid to the Jr. Fair Sale Exhibitors at this years fair.
 
Don Spar, chairman of the Jr. Fair Sale Committee said that overall, it was a great year at the sale.
 
“We had a record year, beating our previous record set last year. Additionally we had 42 new buyers in the sale this year, and I can’t thank them enough. All of the volunteers, the committee members, and the bidders came together to make it a great day for the kids, and we can’t ask for any more than that” said Spar.
 
Additionally, several of the Grand and Reserve Champion projects set new sale records as well. A breakdown of the Sale of Champions is as follows:
 
The Grand Champion Market Steer, shown by Molly Wilson of the Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes, sold for $5000.00 which was a new sale record. It was bought by Ag Credit, Beck’s Superior Hybrids, Bill D. Hart, Landtech, Buckenroth Excavating, Findlay Implement, Moser Oil, Wilson Tire, McDonalds, Guardian Lima, Rodabaugh Farms, Rodabaugh Bros. Meats, Mt. Victory Meats, and Wyandot Tractor.
 
The Reserve Champion Market Steer, shown by Cameron Deckling of the Hardin Northern FFA, sold for $3100.00 and it was bought by Root Lumber, McCullough-Hoffman Show Cattle, Golden Giant Buildings, Tice Construction, McCullough Industries, Liberty National Bank, Bill Hart, Crop Production Services—Dunkirk, Precision Strip, Royer Farms, Hepburn Feed and Supply, and Farmers Mutual Insurance.
 
The Grand Champion Market Lamb, shown by Madisyn Gossard of Liberty Belles & Boys 4-H Club, sold for $3600.00 which was a new sale record. It was bought by Ron Wyss Terus Energy, Buckeye Soil, SVG, Cessna Transport, Joyce’s Caramel Apples, Courtyard Marriott—Lima, Majestic Plastics, Steve Stair, J&B Equipment, Brent Burris Trucking, Guyton Home Builders, Wyss Farm Holdings, Nickell Farms, 302 Carryout, L&M Concessions, Barb & Jim Ulrey, Gossard Farms, Gossard Lawn Service, Mary Ann Stair, and Kenton Trucking.
 
 
The Reserve Champion Market Lamb, shown by Adam Wagner of the Ridgemont FFA, sold for $1000.00 and it was purchased by Kenton Truck and McCullough Industries.
 
The Grand Champion Market Goat, shown by Teja Hoge of the Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes 4-H Club, sold for $700.00 and it was bought by Mouse House and Dr. Kate Johnson.
 
The Reserve Champion Market Goat, also shown by Teja Hoge of the Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes 4-H Club, sold for $650.00 and it was purchased by Community First Bank, and BVF dba Legacy Famers Cooperative.
 
The Grand Champion Gilt, shown by Shelby Rowe of the Alger Jr. Farmers 4-H Club sold for $4100.00 which was a new sale record. It was bought by Precision Strip, Beck’s Hybrids—Aaron Hensel, Moser Oil—Central Farmer’s, Michelle Harsh Ins. Agency, Ag Credit, Rohrs Farms, Dave Pfoff—Allen Tire, Landtech, Foraker Elevator, R&K Farms, USV Lions, Hardin County Tractor Pullers, Quest Federal Credit Union.
 
The Grand Champion Barrow, shown by Kaitlin Heberling of the Hardin County Wranglers 4-H Club, sold for $1200.00 and it was bought by Hensel Ready Mix.
 
The Reserve Champion Gilt, shown by Kylie Hites of the Alger Junior Farmers 4-H Club, sold for $1500.00 and it was bought by Central Ohio Farmers Co-op, Peacock Water, Quest Federal Credit Union, Precision Strip, Alger Carryout, Alger Freeze, Rams Roost Burgee Show Pigs, Colonial Golf Course, Linda & Doug Putnam, Nelson Insurance Agency, Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home, Diamond-M Vet Clinic, Hair Studio 801, Jim & Jerry Hites and Rohrs Farms.
 
The Reserve Champion Barrow, shown by Brian Quillen of the Ada FFA, sold for $1200.00 and it was purchased by McCullough Industries.
 
The Grand Champion Pen of Three Meat Rabbits, shown by Miguel Jordan of the Liberty Belles and Boys 4-H Club, sold for $1450.00 which was a new sale record. It was bought by SVG, Buckeye Soil, Becks Hybrids, Ada Buyers Group, Quest Federal Credit Union, Lowery Club Lambs, Foraker Elevator, Wal-Mart, Ed Elliott-Hardin County Commissioner, Kroger Company, High Farms LLC, Liberty National Bank, McMurray/Pfeiffer, and Steve Austin’s Auto Group.
 
The Reserve Champion Pen of Three Meat Rabbits, shown by Shaye Creamer of the Country Timers 4-H Club sold for $650.00 and it was bought by McCullough Industries, Kenton Truck, and Hardin Motors.
 
The Grand Champion Dairy Feeder, shown by Jackson Althauser of the Lynn Valley Farmers 4-H Club sold for $2050.00 and it was bought by McDonalds, Krogers, Cliff Hite, Trupointe, Wyandot Tractor, Ace Hardware, Bill Hart, Liberty National Bank, Layman Farms LLP and Auction Service, Ag Credit, Landtech, Community Markets and Denise Althauser, Hardin County Treasurer.
 
The Reserve Champion Dairy Feeder, shown by Delany Althauser of the Lynn Valley Farmers 4-H Club sold for $1900.00 which was a new sale record. It was bought by Hensel Ready Mix.
 
 
The Grand Champion Pen of Three Meat Chickens, sold by Mason Garmon of the Riverdale FFA, sold for $1200.00 and it was purchased by BVFC Legacy Farmers Cooperative, Hempy Water Conditioning, Robinson Fin Machines, The Kenton Times, Community First Bank, WKTN Radio, Krogers and Ace Hardware.
 
The Reserve Champion Pen of Three Meat Chickens, sold by Seth Kuhlman of the High Flyers 4-H Club, was sold for $500.00 and it was purchased by Farmers Mutual Insurance.
 
The Grand Champion Dairy Steer, shown by Kaden Parker of the Scioto Valley 4-H Club, sold for $600.00 and it was bought by Silver Creek Supply.
 
The Reserve Champion Dairy Steer, shown by Mitchell Jennings of the Taylor Creek Lads and Lassies 4-H Club, sold for $4000.00 which was a new sale record. It was bought by Ag Credit, Hensel Ready Mix, Precision Strip, Circle R Corp, McCullough Industries, Quest Federal Credit Union, K&B Feeds, Hardin County Tractor Pullers, Krogers, Robinson Fin Machines, McDonalds, Ace Hardware, Oates Farms, Kale Marketing, Rowe Farms, Wilcox Farms and Steve Austins Auto Group.
 
The Grand Champion Turkey, shown by Skyler Lotz of the Lynn Valley Farmers 4-H Club, sold for $750.00 which was a new sale record. It was purchased by Ag Credit, Landtech, Hardin County Tractor Pullers, Becks Hybrids—Aaron Hensel, Tony & Ranae Sherman, Crop Production Services, and Hillbilly Sound.
 
The Reserve Champion Turkey, shown by Caralee Stover of the Ada Barnyard Farmers 4-H Club, sold for $300.00 which was a new sale record. It was purchased by Cessna Transport.
 
The Jr. Fair Milk Sale also brought in around $5050.00 for the Jr. Fair Dairy Program.
 
*The Hardin County Jr. Fair Sale is a premium sale, in that the exhibitors are paid the dollar amount bid in addition to the market price for their livestock projects.
 
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