Records fall at Butler Farm Show market livestock sale

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Buyers came out in strong support of Butler County youth during this year’s Butler Farm Show market livestock sale Aug. 11. Among the 11 records set were a new top big of $25.50 for the grand champion market hog, and $1,450 for the grand champion rabbit pen. Scroll down to see a slide show of this year’s youth winners.

Aug. 11, 2011

STEERS

Number of Market Lots: 35
Average: $2.14/pound with champions; $1.42/pound without

Grand champion: Julianne Schnur
Bid: $17/pound (RECORD) Weight: 1,294 pounds
Buyer: Rex Energy
Reserve champion: Matt Drobezko
Bid: $10/pound (RECORD) Weight: 1,329 pounds
Buyer: Amerikohl Mining, Inc.
Champion lightweight: Tyler Miller
Champion medium: Griffin Keyser

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2011 Butler Farm Show

HOGS

Number of Market Lots: 69
Average: $3.39/pound with champions; $2.82/pound without

Grand champion: Matt Drobezko
Bid: $25.50/pound (RECORD) Weight: 272 pounds
Buyer: Amerikohl Mining, Inc.
Reserve champion: Jacob Kennedy
Bid: $16/pound (RECORD) Weight: 276 pounds
Buyer: Rex Energy
Champion weight division 1: Julianna DiPippa
Champion weight division 2: Alyssa Tice
Champion weight division 3: Taylor Huff

LAMBS

Number of Market Lots: 59
Average: $3.99/pound with champions; $3.52/pound without

Grand champion: Taylor Kennedy
Bid: $17/pound (RECORD) Weight: 130 pounds
Buyer: Amerikohl Mining
Reserve champion: Jacob Kennedy
Bid: $15.50/pound (RECORD) Weight: 136 pounds
Buyer: Jim and Rita Kennedy, Don and Julie Graham
and C.S. McKee Investments/Joe Buongiorno
Champion lightweight: Madilynn Kerr
Champion mediumweight: Alyssa DiPippa

GOATS

Number of Market Lots: 16
Average: $4.69/pound with champions; $3.62/pound without

Grand champion: Tyler Miller
Bid: $17/pound (RECORD) Weight: 78 pounds
Buyer: Rex Energy
Reserve champion: Mikeal Finklea
Bid: $9/pound Weight: 70 pounds
Buyer: Butler Bluesox, Butler County Treasurer Diane Marburger

RABBITS

Number of Pens of Three: 7

Grand champion: Sarah Rager
Bid: $1,450 (RECORD)
Buyer: AAA A to Z Services/Back Forty
Reserve champion: Sarah Rager
Bid: $1,000 (RECORD)
Buyer: Creekside Cage and Rabbits

CHICKENS

Number of Pens: 12

Grand champion: Bronwyn Wain
Bid: $1,300 (RECORD) Weight: 35.5 pounds
Buyer: White Diamond Construction
Reserve champion: Shawn Doyle
Bid: $1,300 (RECORD) Weight: 34.75 pounds
Buyer: Amerikohl Mining, Inc.

Auctioneers and Ringmen:
John R. Huey, II, Alvin Vogel, Luke Vogel and Dennis Kerr

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