The final night of auctions featured steer and lamb sales, Friday.
The final night of livestock auctions was held at the Fayette County Fairgrounds, Friday.
Brooklyn Baldwin’s Grand Champion Beef Steer was purchase for $4,100 by a group of: Kroger's, Gusweiler GM Center, Shane McMahon Insurance, Area Heating/Cooling, Kenwood Restaurant, Halliday Lumber, Parrish Trucking & Towing, Jay Cockerill Concrete, Robert Rife family, Ray Sponcil family, Advantage Physical Therapy, Bob Steele for Commissioner, Fayette County Democrats, and Sunshine Laundry.
Jennica Rife’s Reserve Champion Beef Steer was purchased for $2,300 by a group made up of: Advantage Bank, Cargill, Huntington Bank, Gusweilers, 5th 3rd Bank, Mary & Jason King, Gerber Crop Insurance, McDonald’s of Fayette County,Buckeye Propane, and Rusty Keg Tavern.
In the beef dairy feeder sale, Morgan Miller’s animal was purchased for $2,000 by the Fayette County Cattle Feeders Association, while the reserve beef dairy feeder of Sydney Miller went for $1,650 to a group of Seymour Excavating, Reiterman Seed/Feed & Supply, Eagles Lodge, Steve Luebbe-County Engineer, Dan Dean-Fayette County Commissioner, Gary Schrer for State Representative, and Our Place Restaurant.
In the dairy feeder and steer sale, the Grand Champion Dairy Steer of Andrew Moore went for $750 to a group made up of Roger Stockwell, Gary Smith, Kevin Stockwell, Co-Alliance Co-Op, and Pioneer Seeds-Scott Jenks. The reserve champion of Charlie Miller also went for $750 to Farm Credit Services.
The Grand Champion Market Dairy Feeder sold for $1,300 to a group of: Buckeye Propane, Huntington National Bank, McDonald’s of Fayette County, Buckeye Soft Water, Gusweilers, Advantage Bank, Huntington Bank, Faris Insurance, Keller Excavating, 5th 3rd Bank, Edward Kunka, Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, Fayette County Prosecutor Jess Weade, and Judge David Bender.
Charlie Miller’s Reserve Champion Diary Feeder went for $1,000 to a group made up of: the Robin's Nest, Dr. Mary Jo Kerrns, Thompson Orthodontics, and Farm Credit Services.
At the end of the sale, it was announced that Doug Marine Motors was adding an additional $1250 to the overall feeder and steer sale.
The evening sales activities also included the Lamb Auction and Fayette County Shepherds Club’s announcement of college scholarships. Scholarships were awarded to Tanner Mick, Henry Melvin, Taylor Smith, Natasha Holloway, and Kristin Reisinger.
The sale saw Natasha Holloway’s Grand Champion go for $1,050 to WD 460 Club Lambs, Dr. Mary Jo Kerns, and Thompson Orthodontics.
Logan Harvel’s Reserve Champion sold for $900 to the Country Connection Internet, Advantage Bank, Gusweilers, Buckeye Propane, Bob Peterson State Senator, County Commissioners Tony Anderson and Dan Dean, Barb Fish Crop Insurance, and 5th 3rd Bank.
Gerber Crop Service purchased the Champion Carcass of Mason McCoy for $300.
The Breed Sheep Promotion Project went for $500 to John Gruber Farms & Merchants Bank, and the 4th place overall lamb went for $400. The animal shown by John Phillips and was purchased by McDonald & Son and Mayer Farm Equipment.