Portage County Fair auction 2014

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Aug. 20 and Aug. 23, 2014
Sale Total:               $452,028.35
Total Lots:          514

STEERS

Number of Market Lots: 59
Average: $2.77/pound with champions

Grand champion: Kaitlyn Benjamin
Bid: $7/pound              Weight: 1,345 pounds
Buyer: Sarchione Ford
Reserve champion: Caroline Blay
Bid: $6/pound              Weight: 1,390 pounds
Buyer: Singleton Reels; and Welch Anesthesia
Grand champion carcass steer: Collin Engelhart
Bid: $6.25/pound (Record)     Weight: 762 pounds
Buyer: R2K Contracting
Reserve champion carcass steer: Michaela Wise
Bid: $7/pound    Weight: 710 pounds
Buyer: Sarchione Chevy
Senior skillathon: Brandon Loebick
Junior skillathon: Brooke Tessean
Intermediate skillathon: Jade Bretz
Novice skillathon: Claire Phillip

HOGS

Number of Market Lots: 182
Average: $3.21/pound with champions

Grand champion: Lauren Lynn
Bid: $41/pound              Weight: 281 pounds
Buyer: Sarchione Ford
Reserve champion: Hunter Horning
Bid: $17/pound              Weight: 248 pounds
Buyer: Sarchione Chevy
Grand champion carcass: Tyler Lenington
Bid: $11/pound              Weight: 182 pounds
Buyer: Kiko Meats
Reserve champion carcass: Ryan Kisamore
Bid: $12.50/pound              Weight: 156 pounds
Buyer: Oscar Brugmann Sand & Gravel

RABBITS

Number of Market Lots: 17
Average for rabbits & poultry: $787.12/per head with champions

Grand champion pen: Chadwick Sasala
Bid: $500            Weight: 12.50 pounds
Buyer: Pettigrew Feed & Hardware
Reserve champion: Jacob Mix
Bid: $200              Weight: 12.10 pounds
Buyer: Portage County Farm Bureau

GOOSE

Number of Market Lots: 8

Grand champion goose: Michelle Phelps
Bid: $2,000 (record)    Weight: 13.95 pounds
Buyer: Phelps Plumbing & Heating
Reserve champion goose: Joseph Nelson
Bid: $700    Weight: 13.05 pounds
Buyer: De-Lux Mold & Machine

DUCK

Number of Market lots: 19

Grand champion: Joel Coumos
Bid: $800    Weight: 6.7 pounds
Buyer: Sunrise Springs Water Co.
Reserve champion: Jacob Mix
Bid: $225    Weight: 7.65 pounds
Buyer: Portage County Farm Bureau
Sr. skillathon: Joel Coumos
Intermediate skillathon: Samuel Coumos
Novice skillathon: Isaac Linton

PHEASANTS

Number of Market Lots: 11

Grand champion pheasant: Mackenzie Swift
Bid: $400    Weight: 7.45 pounds
Buyer: Sunrise Springs Water Co.
Reserve champion pheasant: Robin Bearss
Bid: $550    Weight: 7.70 pounds
Buyer: Joanne & Glenn Bearss

QUAIL

Number of Lots: 12

Grand champion quail: Malinda Baer
Bid: $400    Weight: 2.65 pounds
Buyer: Silver Star Excavating & Landscaping
Reserve champion quail: Emily Seifert
Bid: $400    Weight: 2.51 pounds
Buyer: James Brott

GOATS

Number of Market Lots: 15
Average: $392.65/ with champions

Grand champion: Kelly Siegferth
Bid: $500              Weight: 88 pounds
Buyer: Susan White, of Howard Hanna Realty
Reserve champion: Ryan Kisamore
Bid: $375              Weight: 89 pounds
Buyer: Kisamore’s Back to Nature Taxidermy

LAMBS

Number of Market Lots: 44
Average: $4.91/pound with champions

Grand champion: Hunter Horning
Bid: $27/pound (record)              Weight: 130 pounds
Buyer: Horning’s Car Wash; and Ameriprise Financial
Reserve champion: Kelly Siegferth
Bid: $11/pound              Weight: 134 pounds
Buyer: East Manufacturing
Grand champion carcass: Catie Knapp
Bid: $14/pound              Weight: 76 pounds
Buyer: Raymond Knapp
Reserve champion carcass: Elisa Leonard
Bid: $13.50/pound              Weight: 62 pounds
Buyer: Ameriprise Financial
Junior skillathon: Nicholas May
Portage County bred and owned champion: Elizabeth Carson
Portage County bred and owned reserve champion: Elizabeth Carson

CHICKENS

Number of Carcass Lots: 80

Grand champion: Jack Rohal
Bid: $700          Weight: 30.7 pounds
Buyer: Sunrise Springs Water Co.
Reserve champion: Holly Gordon
Bid: $550            Weight: 30.8 pounds
Buyer: Dussel Farm & Feed Store
Sr. skillathon: Malinda Baer
Intermediate skillathon: Thomas Carson
Jr. skillathon: Lyndsey Pennington
Novice skillathon: Jacob Schrack

TURKEYS

Number of Market Lots: 67

Grand champion: Emily Marek
Bid: $900              Weight: 27.55 pounds
Buyer: Oscar Brugmann Sand & Gravel
Reserve champion: Christian Griffin
Bid: $600              Weight: 27.60 pounds
Buyer: Hyde’s Automotive
Sr. skillathon: Steven Hauser
Jr. skillathon: Riley Ballentine
Novice skillathon: Baylee Booth

Auctioneers and Ringmen: Kiko Auctioneers & Realtors
Junior Fair Royalty:
King: Tyler Luli        Queen: Leah Hermann

Portage res. steer carcass

Michaela Wise, reserve champion carcass steer.
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Portage res. steer carcass

Michaela Wise, reserve champion carcass steer.
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Portage res. duck

Jacob Mix, reserve champion duck
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Portage res. carcass lamb

Reserve champion carcass lamb.
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Portage res turkey

Christian Griffin, reserve champion turkey.
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Portage res rabbits

Jacob Mix, reserve champion rabbits.
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Portage res quail

Emily Seifert, reserce champion pen of quail.
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Portage res pheasants

Robin Baerss, reserve champion pheasants.
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Portage res lamb

Kelly Siegferth, reserve champion lamb.
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Portage res goose

Joseph Nelson, reserve champion goose.
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Portage res goat

Ryan Kisamore, reserve champion goat.
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Portage res chickens

Holly Gordon, reserve champion chickens.
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Portage gr. steer

Grand champion steer, Kaitlyn Benjamin.
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Portage gr turkey

Emily Marek, grand champion turkey.
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Portage gr rabbits

Chadwick Sasala, grand champion rabbits.
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Portage gr quail

Malinda Baer, grand champion quail.
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Portage gr pheasants

Mackenzie Swift, grand champion pheasants.
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Portage gr lamb

Hunter Horning, grand champion lamb.
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Portage gr goose

Michelle Phelps, grand champion goose.
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Portage gr goat

Kelly Siegferth, grand champion goat.
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Portage gr duck

Joel Coumos, grand champion duck
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Portage gr chickens

Jack Rohal, grand champion chickens.
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Portage gr carcass lamb

Catie Knapp, grand champion carcass lamb.
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Portag gr. steer carcass

Collin Engelhart, grand champion carcass steer.
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Portage grand hog

Lauren Lynn, grand champion hog, sold to Sarchione Ford.
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Portage res. carcass hog

Ryan Kisamore, reserve champion carcass hog.
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Portage res. hog

Hunter Horning, reserve champion hog.
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Portage gr. carcass hog

Tyler Lenington, champion carcass hog.
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Portage res. steer

Caroline Blay, reserve champion steer.

About the Author

Chris Kick lives in Wooster, Ohio. An American FFA Degree recipient, he holds a bachelor’s in creative writing from Ashland University. He spends his free time on his grandparents’ farms in Wayne and Holmes counties. More Stories by Chris Kick

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