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4-H auction sales top $205,000
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Saturday, July 13, 2013 5:00 AM
Ten year 4-H member Kamille Brawner, left, sold her grand champion steer to Terry Crank, center, of Terry’s Heating & Cooling on Friday at the Jefferson County 4-H Fair auction. They were joined by Jefferson County 4-H Fair Queen Sarah Anderson. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchiefirstname.lastname@example.org)
Four businesses joined together to add $4,100 to the Jefferson County 4-H Scholarship Fund on Friday. The businesses teamed up to make the winning bid for a picture with Ace, a 1,100-pound Red Wattle hog belonging to William, Jackson, Jon and Rick Stockdale (far right) at the end of the Jefferson County 4-H Fair auction on Friday. Photographed with the Stockdale’s and Fair Queen Sarah Anderson were Ron and Ben Wehner of Clifty Family Dental, (from left), Barb and Ivan Rimstidt of North Madison Veterinary Clinic, Darlene Morgan, Rodney Nay and Morgan Nay of Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre and Gary Sparks of Madison Tool & Die Company. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchieemail@example.com)
The Jefferson County 4-H Fair Livestock Auction brought in a grand total of $205,550, organizers said, topping last year's $188,775.
In the auction arena were 18 steer, which sold for a total of $47,900, 85 sheep, that sold for a total of $68,350 and 96 swine that sold for $80,100. The animals were shown at the fairgrounds on Friday afternoon to a crowd of bidders.
The 1,350-pound grand champion steer, raised by Kamille Brawner, sold for $6,400. Brawner, a 10-year 4-H member, has sold five grand champions in the nine years she's shown steer.
Brawner said her family has won the event seven times out of the last 10 years.
"My brother is really good (with steer), and he helps. I kind of take it upon myself to learn from him," she said.
Over the years, three of Brawner's five grand champion steer have been bought by Terry Crank of Terry's Heating & Cooling.
"I've bought three grand champions off that little girl," Crank said of Brawner. "She does an awesome job."
The Framers Bank of Milton bought Abbi Wynn's 1,260- pound, grand reserve champion steer for $3,600.
Teton Corp. and M & M Towing purchased Savannah Hubbard's grand champion lamb for $3,300. Hubbard is a 10-year 4-H member. Kylee Phillips sold her reserve grand champion for $2,400 to Riley-Gasper Crop Insurance.
The grand champion swine was sold to Calvert Steel for $2,500. Hailee Kloss raised the 266-pound swine. Cody Canada, a 10-year 4-H member, sold his 258-pound swine to Dr. Ivan Rimstidt for $1,500.
Canada said it was a good price for a reserve grand champion.
"They're usually pretty generous around here," Canada said.
Jonny Anderson's grand champion meat goat sold to Majesty Express for $1,800. Farm Bureau Insurance purchased Trisha Webster's grand champion rabbit for $950. Alyssa Hill sold her reserve grand champion poultry for $700 to River Valley Financial Bank.
A pound of cheese from the grand champion dairy goat was purchased by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre for $850. Courtney Abbott showed the goat. A gallon of milk was sold for $800 to Ford Lumber. The milk came from reserve grand champion dairy goat - raised by Nate Simma.
Winning bidders at the auction can choose to keep the animal for the purchased price and then pay to have it processed. Another option allows buyers to pay the difference between the appraisal price and winning bid and let the 4-Her keep the animal.
At the end of the livestock auction a picture with Ace, the largest pig at the fair, was sold. North Madison Veterinary Clinic, Morgan & Nay, Madison Tool & Die and Clifty Family Dental donated $4,100 for a picture with the pig. The donation will go to the 4-H scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County.
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