Ashtabula County Fair livestock sale results

PHOTO ABOVE: Mark Meyer of The Bird Feeder paid $3 a pound for Becky Betteridge’s best of show lamb carcass, weighing 57 pounds.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to see photos from the 2009 Ashtabula County Fair.

Aug. 14, 2009
Sale Total: $166,833.20
Total Lots: 276

STEERS

Number of Market Lots: 36
Average: $1.35/pound with champions; $1.22/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 6
Average: $2.39/pound with champions; $2.05/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor/Best of show*:
Tricia Lautanen

Bid: $3/pound Weight: 1,360 pounds
Buyer: All County Disposal
Reserve champion exhibitor: Kyle Jones
Bid: $3.40/pound Weight: 1,360 pounds
Buyer: Geneva Giant Eagle
Reserve best of show: Seth Thomas
Bid: $1.80/pound Weight: 1,340 pounds
Buyer: Mike Ellsworth Construction
Best of show carcass: Kyle Jones
Bid: $2.90/pound Weight: 376 pounds
Buyer: W.I. Miller & Sons
Reserve best of show carcass: Jackie Delewski
Bid: $3.25/pound Weight: 333 pounds
Buyer: Tom and Wendy Melcher

DAIRY STEERS

Number of Lots: 6
Average: $.98/pound with champions; $.93/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 3
Average: $2.03/pound with champions; $1.85/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor*: Kyle Hass
Bid: $1.05/pound Weight: 1,245 pounds
Buyer: North American EDM Supplies
Reserve champion exhibitor/reserve best of show: Courtney Fox
Bid: $1.00/pound Weight: 1,205 pounds
Buyer: Jim and Seanna Butler
Best of show: Mich Pauley
Bid: $1.05/pound Weight: 1,275 pounds
Buyer: Patrick Snyder
Best of show carcass: Kyle Hass
Bid: $2.30/pound Weight: 367 pounds
Buyer: Knight and Day Child Care
Reserve best of show carcass: Courtney Fox
Bid: $1.95/pound Weight: 351 pounds
Buyer: The Bird Feeder

HOGS

Number of Market Lots: 88
Average: $1.84/pound with champions; $1.79/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 10
Average: $2.58/pound with champions; $2.21/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor/Best of show*:
Brooke Lautanen

Bid: $3.90/pound Weight: 270 pounds
Buyer: Thorne’s BiLo Market
Reserve champion exhibitor/reserve best of show: Nichole Visnosky
Bid: $4.10/pound Weight: 252 pounds
Buyer: Thorne’s BiLo Supermarket
Best of show carcass: Christa Reeve
Bid: $5.15/pound Weight: 150 pounds
Buyer: Cookin’ and Country/Cowboy Cafe
Reserve best of show carcass: Nick Benton
Bid: $2.90/pound Weight: 150 pounds
Buyer: Midway Pontiac Chevrolet Buick

LAMBS

Number of Market Lots: 5
Average: $2.96/pound with champions; $2.30/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 5
Average: $3.02/pound with champions; $2.97/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor*: Ashley Meadows
Bid: $2.40/pound Weight: 112 pounds
Buyer: Walter and Michal Barnes
Reserve champion exhibitor/reserve best of show: Johnathon Squibbs
Bid: $3.30/pound Weight: 110 pounds
Buyer: Midway Pontiac Chevrolet Buick
Best of show: Robert Lustig
Bid: $4.50/pound Weight: 127 pounds
Buyer: Orwell Tire
Best of show carcass: Becky Betteridge
Bid: $3/pound Weight: 57 pounds
Buyer: The Bird Feeder
Reserve best of show carcass: Ben Betteridge
Bid: $3.20/pound Weight: 58 pounds
Buyer: Joe and Jayne Bodnar

GOATS

Number of Market Lots: 7
Average: $1.82/pound with champions; $1.59/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 3
Average: $1.62/pound with champions; $1.80/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor*: Natalie Bessman
Bid: $2.50/pound Weight: 65 pounds
Buyer: Hurst Farms
Reserve champion exhibitor/reserve best of show: Richelle Baker
Bid: $2/pound Weight: 67 pounds
Buyer: Carl Gruey
Best of show: Wayne Ritchie
Bid: $2.10/pound Weight: 85 pounds
Buyer: Elmer and Iris Geil
Best of show carcass: Ashley Beckwith
Bid: $1.75/pound Weight: 56 pounds
Buyer: Reiter Insurance/Financial Services
Reserve best of show carcass: Kayla Beckwith
Bid: $1.30/pound Weight: 52 pounds
Buyer: The Wire Shop/John Ferguson

DAIRY BEEF FEEDERS

Number of Lots: 35
Average: $1.06/pound with champions; $1.01/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor*: Deanna Comp
Bid: $2/pound Weight: 606 pounds
Buyer: Law Office of Katherine Riedel
Reserve champion exhibitor: Jennifer Hall
Bid: $1.25/pound Weight: 622 pounds
Buyer: Springer Dairy Farm
Best of show: Aurean Cody Faz II
Bid: $1.30/pound Weight: 548 pounds
Buyer: Weaver Trucking
Reserve best of show: Andrew Holden
Bid: $1.15/pound Weight: 548 pounds
Buyer: Holden Hay

BEEF FEEDERS

Number of Lots: 10
Average: $1.76/pound with champions; $1.21/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor/Best of show*:
Luke Todd Hamilton

Bid: $3.50/pound (record) Weight: 510 pounds
Buyer: Miller’s Show Cattle
Reserve champion exhibitor: Jason Fink
Bid: $1.60/pound Weight: 481 pounds
Buyer: Annie’s Acres
Reserve best of show: Keston Schwotzer
Bid: $4/pound Weight: 432 pounds
Buyer: Eagleville Cattle Co.

CHEESE BASKETS

Number of Lots: 6
Average: $566.67/basket with champions; $500 without

Best of show: Calla Mazzaro
Bid: $900/basket
Buyer: Hogle Farm/Duane Cole DDS

GOAT CHEESE BASKETS

Number of Lots: 1

Best of show: Montana O’Baker
Bid: $225/basket
Buyer: Glen Housel

RABBITS

Number of Pens of Three: 7
Average: $9.57/lb. with champions; $8.75/lb. without

Grand champion exhibitor: Mason Taylor
Bid: $12/pound Weight: 13.25 pounds
Buyer: Amjet Corp./Elaine Taylor
Reserve champion exhibitor/best of show:
Tyler Priem

Bid: $13/pound Weight: 10.75 pounds
Buyer: Kathy Knauff
Reserve best of show: Abrianna Jones
Bid: $7/pound Weight: 10.75 pounds
Buyer: Ron Jones

CHICKENS

Number of Pens of Three: 7
Average: $11.64/lb. with champions; $7.25/lb. without

Grand champion exhibitor/Best of show*:
Lorraine Miller

Bid: $27/pound Weight: 19.75 pounds
Buyer: Ray Bros. Inc.
Reserve champion exhibitor: Chris Pellegrino
Bid: $8/pound Weight: 18.25 pounds
Buyer: Colucci’s Frattoria
Reserve best of show: Michael Miller
Bid: $17.50/pound Weight: 20 pounds
Buyer: Crystal Clear Water

TURKEYS

Number of Lots: 23
Average: $5.14/lb. with champions; $4.60/lb. without

Grand champion exhibitor/reserve best of show:
Evan Gruskiewicz
Bid: $9.50/pound Weight: 36 pounds
Buyer: Jim and Seanna Butler
Reserve champion exhibitor: Sarah Ritchie
Bid: $9.50/pound Weight: 36 pounds
Buyer: Elmer and Iris Geil
Best of show: Evan Wolf
Bid: $10/pound Weight: 35 pounds
Buyer: Miller Realty

DUCKS

Number of Lots: 12
Average: $14.42/lb. with champions; $10.33/lb. without

Grand champion exhibitor/best of show:
James Anderson
Bid: $18/pound Weight: 7.75 pounds
Buyer: Michael and Sara Anderson
Reserve champion exhibitor: Amanda Zalar
Bid: $55/pound Weight: 7 pounds
Buyer: Gabriel and Kelly Loiczly
Reserve best of show: Britney Faz
Bid: $7/pound Weight: 6.50 pounds
Buyer: Hartsgrove Lumber

Auctioneers and Ringmen:
Allen Burhenne, John Erdel, Pete Howes, Tim Hunt, Brad Kemp, Bob Fink, Gary Heavens

Junior Fair Royalty:
King: Scott Ruck
Queen: Keri Craft
Prince: Jason Krulic
Princess: Claire Dodrill

* The grand and reserve champion exhibitor award is based on the exhibitor’s skillathon (40 points), showmanship (40 points) and live animal conformation (20 points). The best of show and reserve best of show titles go to the top two animals in a species.

Grand and Reserve Champion livestock projects


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