Ashtabula County Junior Fair auction brings in more than $300,000

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Ashtabula County Fair

Aug. 10, 2014
Sale Total: $306,804.11
Total Lots: 305

STEERS

Number of Market Lots: 24
Average: $2.80/pound with champions; $2.61/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor*/Best of show: Avery March (click on link to individual photo)
Bid: $2.85/pound Weight: 1,400 pounds
Buyer: Lisko Amusements – Steve Lisko

Reserve champion exhibitor/Reserve best of show: Cody Kanicki
Bid: $2.75/pound Weight: 1,465 pounds
Buyer: Mike Ellsworth Construction – Mike and Cari Ellsworth

DAIRY STEERS

Number of Lots: 9
Average: $1.95/pound with champions; $2.34/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor: Sydney Millard
Bid: $2/pound Weight: 1,185 pounds
Buyer: Andover Bank – Marc D. Hanneman

Reserve champion exhibitor/Best of show: Nicole Mann
Bid: $1.85/pound Weight: 1,390 pounds
Buyer: Pat Holden

Reserve best of show: Deanna Comp
Bid: $2/pound Weight: 978 pounds
Buyer: Law office of Katherine Riedel

HOGS

Number of Market Lots: 107
Average: $4.49/pound with champions; $3.34/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 10
Average: $5.50/pound with champions; $4.02/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor*: Taylor Edelman
Bid: $5.60/pound Weight: 272 pounds
Buyer: Thorne’s Bilo Supermarket – Mike Oviatt

Reserve champion exhibitor: Chris Futty
Bid: $3.50/pound Weight: 273 pounds
Buyer: Jeff and Marsha Horne

Best of show: Matthew Mazzaro
Bid: $4.25 Weight: 257
Buyer: Mike Ellsworth Construction – Mike and Cari Ellsworth

Reserve Best of show: Madisyn Gabriel
Bid: $4.60/pound Weight: 241 pounds
Buyer: Ashtabula County Farm Bureau/Ashtabula County Soil and Water Conservation District

Best of show carcass: Tyler Ellsworth
Bid: $6.75/pound Weight: 173 pounds
Buyer: JD’s Pit Stop – Dennis Sines

Reserve best of show carcass: Cassady Kingdom
Bid: $4.25/pound Weight: 187 pounds
Buyer: Art Gruskiewicz

LAMBS

Number of Market Lots: 10
Average: $12.67/pound with champions; $5.51/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 3
Average: $6.13/pound with champions; $6.25/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor*/Best of show: John Jackam
Bid: $14.50/pound Weight: 113 pounds
Buyer: Madison Electric – Jim Ramsey

Reserve champion exhibitor: Mason Taylor
Bid: $16.50/pound Weight: 129 pounds
Buyer: Allega Companies – James Allega

Reserve best of show: Daniel Jackam
Bid: $7/pound Weight: 129 pounds
Buyer: Oink Moo Cluck Farms, LLC – Tricia Woods

Best of show carcass: Cora Riggleman
Bid: $6.25/pound Weight: 72 pounds
Buyer: Ashtabula County Farm Bureau/Ashtabula Soil and Water Conservation District

Reserve best of show carcass: Stacey Lute
Bid: $6/pound Weight: 61 pounds
Buyer: Cope Farm Equipment – Nancy J. Younessi

GOATS

Number of Market Lots: 5
Average: $3.83/pound with champions; $3.50/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor/best of show: Jael Michelson
Bid: $3/pound Weight: 70 pounds
Buyer: Mike and Bobbi Tramte II

Reserve champion exhibitor: Elisha Michelson
Bid: $3.50/pound Weight: 55 pounds
Buyer: Johnson’s Farm

Reserve best of show: Garhett Smith
Bid: $5/pound Weight: 64 pounds
Buyer: George Smith

TURKEYS

Number of Lots: 30
Average: $10/lb. with champions; $5.08/lb. without

Grand champion exhibitor: Lindsey Varquette
Bid: $15.50/pound Weight: 44.96 pounds
Buyer: Ashtabula County Recorder- Barbara Schaab

Reserve champion exhibitor: Stuart Struna
Bid: $9.50/pound Weight: 45.98 pounds
Buyer: Marianne Sezon and Richard L. Dana

Best of show: Mason Hane
Bid: $8/pound Weight: 47.70 pounds
Buyer: Cunningham Farm Drainage – Tom Cunningham

Reserve best of show: Logan Giddings
Bid: $7/pound Weight: 46.16 pounds
Buyer: Bill and Donna Stone

DAIRY BEEF FEEDERS

Number of Lots: 35
Average: $2.82/pound with champions; $1.86/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 3
Average: $4.45/pound with champions; $4.30/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor: Alison Graves
Bid: $3.15/pound Weight: 678 pounds
Buyer: Colebrook Elevator

Reserve champion exhibitor/reserve best of show: Jessica Krulic
Bid: $3/pound Weight: 626 pounds
Buyer: Bortnick Tractor Sales

Best of show: Katie Stokes
Best of show carcass: Emily Millard
Bid: $2.30/pound Weight: 592 pounds
Buyer: Buckeye Builders – Gary Thompson

Best of show carcass: Jake Holden
Bid: $4.40/pounds Weight: 348
Buyer: Walter and Michal Barnes

Reserve best of show carcass: Deanna Comp
Bid: $4.50/pound Weight: 287 pounds
Buyer: Snyder’s Collision Center – John Wilson

BEEF FEEDERS

Number of Lots: 11
Average: $5.17/pound with champions; $2.51/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 6
Average: $5.40/pound with champions; $4.63/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor*: Mackenzie Kotnik
Bid: $7/pound Weight: 459 pounds
Buyer: Kotnik Farms – Larry and Leora Kotnik

Reserve champion exhibitor/Best of show: Brandon Teter
Bid: $5.50/pound Weight: 526 pounds
Buyer: Kotnik Farms – Larry and Leora Kotnik

Reserve best of show: Austin Schilling
Bid: $3/pound Weight: 596 pounds
Buyer: Joe Kotnik

Best of show carcass: Lucas Steen
Bid: $5.50/pound Weight: 373 pounds
Buyer: Kim and Nancy Molnar

Reserve best of show carcass: Jimmy Kunka
Bid: $5.30/pound Weight: 399 pounds
Buyer: Valley Feed Mill – Jim Kule

CHEESE

Number of Lots: 1
Average: $800/basket with champions; $800 without

Best of show: Teresa Polchin
Bid: $800/basket
Buyer: Shady Springs Farms – Cline Clute

DAIRY GOAT CHEESE

Number of Lots: 2
Average: $220/basket with champions; $190.00 without

Best of show: Michaela Darby
Bid: $220/basket
Buyer: James H. Brown

RABBITS

Number of Pens of Three: 9
Average: $15.92/lb. with champions; $4.83/lb. without

Grand champion exhibitor/Reserve best of show: Rebecca Dillon
Bid: $22/pound Weight: 13.32 pounds
Buyer: Lynn Gruber

Reserve champion exhibitor: Aubry Baker
Bid: $17/pound Weight: 13.40 pounds
Buyer: REO Trucking – Owen Stone

Best of show: Tyler Bouck
Bid: $8.75/pound Weight: 14.54 pounds
Buyer: Amjet Corp. – Elaine S. Taylor

CHICKENS

Number of Pens of four: 10
Average: $49/lb. with champions; $13.50/lb. without

Grand champion exhibitor*/Best of show: Logan Platt
Bid: $70/pound Weight: 26.58 pounds
Buyer: Lachey Snowplowing and Trucking – Greg Lachey

Reserve champion exhibitor/Reserve best of show: Michael Miller
Bid: $28/pound Weight: 26.34 pounds
Buyer: B.P. Enterprise – Bonnie Plizga

DUCKS

Number of Lots: 27
Average: $61/lb. with champions; $5.84/lb. without

Grand champion exhibitor/Reserve best of show: Alexa Lambert
Bid: $7/pound Weight: 15.62 pounds
Buyer: Carl R. Gruey

Reserve champion exhibitor/Best of show: Analese Marrison
Bid: $115/pound Weight: 17.52 pounds
Buyer: Marrison Old Tractors

Junior Fair Royalty:
King: Bradley Kobernik Queen: Jessica Krulic
Prince: Zachary Conoby Princess: Adele Bogardus
 

Auctioneers and Ringmen:
Allen Burhenne, John Erdel, Bob Fink, Tim Hunt, Scott Mihalic

* 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

Brian Lisik lives in Canton, Ohio. A Suburban Newspapers of America and Ohio Newspaper Association award winner for column writing and series writing, he can be reached at brian@farmanddairy.com. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/brianlisik More Stories by Brian Lisik

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