Ashtabula County sets records with 2011 fair

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(Scroll down for a slide show of photos from the junior fair market livestock sale.)

(Editor’s note: The Ashtabula County market livestock sale also inspired a post by reporter Kristy Foster on our new blog, The Social Silo.)

Aug. 12, 2011
Sale Total: $240,890.94
Total Lots: 314

STEERS
Number of Market Lots: 32
Average: $1.88/pound with champions; $1.78/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 6
Average: $3.14/pound with champions; $3.03/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor*:
Avery March
Bid: $2.55/pound Weight: 1,365 pounds
Buyer: Ray Brothers Inc.
Reserve ch. exhibitor: Ryan Johnson
Bid: $2.00/pound Weight: 1,030 pounds
Buyer: Bill Stone
Best of show carcass: Jason A. Krulic
Bid: $3.50/pound Weight: 472 pounds
Buyer: Crystal Clear Water
Reserve best of show carcass: David Nye
Bid: $3.25/pound Weight: 361 pounds
Buyer: B.P. Enterprise Windsor
Best of Show: Tricia Lautanen
Reserve Best of Show: Brittany Clay

DAIRY STEERS
Number of Lots: 6
Average: $1.21/pound with champions; $1.18/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 7
Average: $1.21/pound with champions; $1.18/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor/best of show: Josh Butler
Bid: $1.25/pound Weight: 1,145 pounds
Buyer: North American EDM
Reserve champion exhibitor: Courtney Fox
Bid: $1.30/pound Weight: 1,070 pounds
Buyer: Edelman Firewood Sales, Inc.
Reserve best of show: Felipe Pacheco
Best of show carcass: Sydney Millard
Bid: $2.05/pound Weight: 359 pounds
Buyer: Rock Creek Pizza
Reserve best of show carcass: Felipe Pacheco
Bid: $2.00/pound Weight: 304 pounds
Buyer: Edward A. Cigany Farrier

HOGS
Number of Market Lots: 96
Average: $2.48/pound with champions; $2.44/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 10
Average: $4.18/pound with champions; $3.38/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor*
Best of Show: Taylor Edelman
Bid: $4.05/pound Weight: 277 pounds
Buyer: Thornes Bi Lo’s
Reserve champion exhibitor: Tyler Ellsworth
Bid: $4/pound Weight: 257 pounds
Buyer: Randy Dearing
Reserve best of show: Madison Gabriel
Best of show carcass: Nick Edelman
Bid: $6/pound Weight: 158 pounds
Buyer: Dr. Gregory Ray- Gregory Chiropractic
Reserve best of show carcass: Danielle Lautanen
Bid: $8.20/pound Weight: 178 pounds
Buyer: Olivia and Ashley Ray

LAMBS
Number of Market Lots: 13
Average: $3.14/pound with champions; $3.06/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 5
Average: $4.50/pound with champions; $4.50/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor*
Reserve best of show: Stacey Lute
Bid: $4.30/pound Weight: 126 pounds
Buyer: Walter and Michal Barnes
Reserve champion exhibitor: Johnathon Squibbs
Bid: $3.40/pound Weight: 113 pounds
Buyer: Mike and Cari Ellsworth/Ellsworth Construction
Best of show: Megan Christo
Best of show carcass: Cora Riggleman
Bid: $4.60/pound Weight: 69 pounds
Buyer: Reiter Insurance
Reserve best of show carcass: Mikayla Lingo
Bid: $5/pound Weight: 77
Buyer: Ashtabula County Farm Bureau


2011 Ashtabula Co. Fair

GOATS
Number of Market Lots: 7
Average: $2.24/pound with champions; $2.03pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 3
Average: $5.33/pound with champions; $3.50/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor/reserve best of show: Richelle Baker
Bid: $3.00/pound Weight: 61 pounds
Buyer: Carl and Ginger Gruey
Reserve champion exhibitor/best of show:
Brianna Cole
Bid: $2.50/pound Weight: 78 pounds
Buyer: Mother Maidens Market
Best of show carcass: Brianna Cole
Bid: $4.00/pound Weight: 35 pounds
Buyer: Merv’s Farm Enterprises
Reserve best of show carcass: Wayne Ritchie
Bid: $8.50/pound (record) Weight: 35 pounds
Buyer: Elmer and Iris Geil

DAIRY BEEF FEEDERS
Number of Lots: 49
Average: $1.27/pound with champions; $1.21/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 5
Average: $2.09/pound with champions; $2.13/pound without


Grand champion exhibitor*/best rate of gain:

Deanna Comp
Bid: $2.10/pound Weight: 690 pounds
Buyer: Law office of Katherine Riedel
Reserve champion exhibitor/best of show:
Jessica Krulic
Bid: $2.85/pound Weight: 638 pounds
Buyer: Cortland Tractor
Reserve best of show: Andrew Holden

BEEF FEEDERS
Number of Lots: 13
Average: $1.60/pound with champions; $1.53/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor*: Jason Fink
Bid: $1.25/pound Weight: 628 pounds
Buyer: Phillip Dietrich, Hanna Petry, Rustler Ranch
Reserve champion exhibitor: Natlie Thomas
Bid: $1.15 Weight: 566 pounds
Buyer: Marty and Tina Holden, Holden Hay
Best of show: Tyler Brown
Reserve best of show: Destinie Hill

CHEESE
Number of Lots: 6
Average: $679.17/basket with champions; $615 without

Best of show: Calla Mazzaro
Bid: $1,000/basket
Buyer: Mar Haven Jerseys

DAIRY GOAT CHEESE
Number of Lots:1
Average: $375/basket

Best of show: Michaela Darby
Bid: $375/basket
Buyer: You got the look salon and spa

RABBITS
Number of Pens of Three: 2
Average: $45.33/lb. with champions; $9/lb. without

Grand champion exhibitor/best of show:
Tyler Priem
Bid: $110/pound (record Weight: 13.18 pounds
Buyer: Mapleleaf Rabbitry
Reserve champion exhibitor/reserve best of show:
Brianna Nash
Bid: $17/pound Weight: 11.70 pounds
Buyer: Hartsgrove Hardwood and Lumber

CHICKENS
Number of Pens of Three: 12
Average: $25.50/lb. with champions; $22.33/lb. without

Grand champion exhibitor*: Lorraine Miller
Bid: $42/pound (record) Weight: 20.20 pounds
Buyer: Ray Brothers, Inc., Orwell, Ohio
Reserve champion exhibitor/best of show:
Chris Pellegrino
Bid: $30/pound Weight: 20 pounds
Buyer: Bill Stone
Reserve best of show: Michael Miller

TURKEYS
Number of Lots: 20
Average: $12.41/lb. with champions; $9.14/lb. without

Grand champion exhibitor: Gidget Marrison
Bid: $54.40/pound (record) Weight: 32.24 pounds
Buyer: Seeds Orthopedics
Reserve champion exhibitor: Casey Hall
Bid: $16.50/pound Weight: 27.12 pounds
Buyer: Aloterra Energy
Best of show: Stacie Ritchie
Reserve best of show: Cheyenne Kase

DUCKS
Number of Lots: 15
Average: $34.35/lb. with champions; $30.10/lb. without

Grand champion exhibitor/best of show:
Rebecca Dillon
Bid: $59/pound Weight: 6.40 pounds
Buyer: Lynn and Joanne Gruber
Reserve champion exhibitor/reserve best of show: Craig Anderson
Bid: $65/pound Weight: 6.88 pounds
Buyer: Betty Petersen

Auctioneers and Ringmen:
Allen Burhenne, John Erdel, Bob Fink, Gary Heavens, Scott Mihalic, Joe Craine

Junior Fair Royalty
:
King: Cody Fetters Queen: Courtney Fox
Prince: Josh Butler Princess: Alesia Lambert

* 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.

About the Author

Kristy Foster Seachrist lives in Columbiana County raising sheep and horses. She earned her degree from Youngstown State University and has worked in both print and broadcast journalism. You can follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/fosterk96. More Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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