2012 Ashtabula County Fair

ABOVE: Calla Mazzaro’s champion cheese basket sold for a record $1,500 to Tony Struna (right) and Nick Mazzaro (left), the Cake Loft and David Hogle Farms.



Scroll down to see more photos from the 2012 Ashtabula County Fair market livestock sale, and a few candid photos from the draft horse driving classes that were also going on Saturday.

Aug. 11, 2012
Sale Total: $259,729.43 Total Lots: 203

STEERS

Number of Market Lots: 29
Average: $1.88/pound with champions; $1.83/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 5
Average: $4.32/pound with champions; $3.83/pound without

Grand ch. exhibitor/reserve best of show*: Tori Kanicki
Bid: $1.95/pound Weight: 1,395 pounds
Buyer: Mike Ellsworth Construction
Reserve ch. exhibitor: Bailee Mazzaro
Bid: $2.50/pound Weight: 1,230 pounds
Buyer: H&H Enterprises
Best of show: Avery March
Bid: $2.40/pound Weight: 1,225 pounds
Buyer: Lisko Amusements
Best of show carcass: Cody Kanicki
Bid: $5.35/pound Weight: 403 pounds
Buyer: Ray Chiropractic Clinic/Ray Bros. Inc.
Leaves For Life Guatemala
Reserve best of show carcass: Jimmy Kunka
Bid: $4.75/pound Weight: 351 pounds
Buyer: Crystal Clear Water

DAIRY STEERS

Number of Lots: 8
Average: $1.65/pound with champions; $1.53/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 5
Average: $2.90/pound with champions; $2.93/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor/best of show: Josh Butler
Bid: $2.30 (record) Weight: 1,240 pounds
Buyer: Renew Plastics
Reserve ch. exhibitor/rsv. best of show: Justin Butler
Bid: $1.70/pound Weight: 1,250 pounds
Buyer: North American EDM Supplies
Best of show carcass: Sydney Millard
Bid: $2.70/pound Weight: 371 pounds
Buyer: Ray and Mary Herrmann
Reserve best of show carcass: Felipe Pacheco
Bid: $3/pound Weight: 311 pounds
Buyer: Ed Cigany, Farrier

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2012 Market Livestock Sale


2012 Ashtabula County Fair

HOGS

Number of Market Lots: 103
Average: $2.72/pound with champions; $2.68/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 10
Average: $3.71/pound with champions; $3.35/pound without

Grand ch. exhibitor/best of show*: Taylor Edelman
Bid: $5/pound Weight: 267 pounds
Buyer: Cunningham Farm Drainage
Reserve champion exhibitor: Christina Futty
Bid: $3.40/pound Weight: 267 pounds
Buyer: Thorne’s BiLo Supermarket
Reserve best of show: Nick Edelman
Bid: $4/pound Weight: 254 pounds
Buyer: Cherry Valley Processing
Best of show carcass: Nick Benton
Bid: $5/pound Weight: 168 pounds
Buyer: Austinburg Veterinary Clinic
Reserve best of show carcass: Kaycee Rhoades
Bid: $5.25/pound Weight: 184 pounds
Buyer: North American EDM Supplies

LAMBS

Number of Market Lots: 11
Average: $4.89/pound with champions; $4.55/pound without
Number of Carcass Lots: 5
Average: $5.95/pound with champions; $5.83/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor*: Laura Jackam
Bid: $7/pound Weight: 116 pounds
Buyer: Dr. Wayne Kawalek
Reserve ch. exhibitor/best of show: Rebecca Jackam
Bid: $5.40/pound Weight: 129 pounds
Buyer: Smokin’ T’s Smokehouse
Reserve best of show: John Jackam
Bid: $5/pound Weight: 125 pounds
Buyer: Dr. Wayne Kawalek
Best of show carcass: Ben Betteridge
Bid: $5.50/pound Weight: 78 pounds
Buyer: Jason Tramte
Reserve best of show carcass: Johnathon Squibbs
Bid: $6.75/pound Weight: 61 pounds
Buyer: Dr. Wayne Kawalek

GOATS

Number of Market Lots: 3
Average: $3.42/pound

Grand champion exhibitor/best of show: Rebecca Pulaski
Bid: $4.50/pound Weight: 81 pounds
Buyer: REO Trucking
Reserve champion exhibitor: Faith Blankenship
Bid: $3/pound Weight: 56 pounds
Buyer: Ashtabula Co. Farm Bureau
Reserve best of show: Brianna Cole
Bid: $2.75/pound Weight: 78 pounds
Buyer: Mother Maiden’s Market

DAIRY BEEF FEEDERS

Number of Lots: 47
Average: $1.43/pound with champions; $1.34/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor*: Jessica Krulic
Bid: $3.75/pound (record) Weight: 562 pounds
Buyer: Bortnick Tractor Sales
Reserve champion exhibitor: Tiffany Ellsworth
Bid: $1.80/pound Weight: 704 pounds
Buyer: Weaver Trucking
Best of show: Sydney Millard
Bid: $1.85/pound Weight: 622 pounds
Buyer: Crooked Fence Farm
Reserve best of show: Katie Eldred
Bid: $1.90/pound Weight: 538 pounds
Buyer: Crooked Fence Farm

BEEF FEEDERS

Number of Lots: 12
Average: $2.21/pound with champions; $2.14/pound without

Grand champion exhibitor/best of show*: Raquel Mook
Bid: $2.85/pound Weight: 556 pounds
Buyer: Ray Bros. Inc.
Reserve champion exhibitor: Kate Cole
Bid: $2.25/pound Weight: 463 pounds
Buyer: Phil Dietrich
Reserve best of show: Zach Kreiling
Bid: $2.15/pound Weight: 518 pounds
Buyer: Angie and Brad Meaney

CHEESE

Number of Cow Cheese Lots: 4
Average: $843.75/basket with champions; $625 without
Number of Goat Cheese Lots: 1

Best of show dairy: Calla Mazzaro
Bid: $1,500/basket (record)
Buyer: The Cake Loft, Nick Mazzaro, David Hogle Farms
Best of show dairy goat: Michaela Darby
Bid: $600/basket
Buyer: Ashtabula Co. Treasurer Dawn Cragon

RABBITS

Number of Pens of Three: 11
Average: $11.09/lb. with champions; $8.50/lb. without

Grand champion exhibitor/best of show*: Dakota Newhart
Bid: $25/pound Weight: 11.58 pounds
Buyer: State Rep. Casey Kozlowski
Reserve champion exhibitor: Jessica Housel
Bid: $17.50/pound Weight: 11.52 pounds
Buyer: Austinburg Veterinary Clinic
Reserve best of show: Tyler Bouck
Bid: $12.50/pound Weight: 12.42 pounds
Buyer: Auctioneer John Urdel

CHICKENS

Number of Pens of Three: 20
Average: $14.65/lb. with champions; $11/lb. without

Grand champion exhibitor*: Michael Miller
Bid: $27/pound Weight: 20.54 pounds
Buyer: Ray Bros.. Inc.
Reserve champion exhibitor: Chris Pellegrino
Bid: $19/pound Weight: 20.04 pounds
Buyer: Bill and Donna Stone
Best of show: Logan Platt
Bid: $43/pound (record) Weight: 19.66 pounds
Buyer: Barbara Schaab, candidate for co. recorder
Reserve best of show: Kadi Scafuro
Bid: $28/pound Weight: 20.23 pounds
Buyer: Mike Ellsworth Construction

TURKEYS

Number of Lots: 30
Average: $12.10/lb. with champions; $10.25/lb. without

Grand champion exhibitor/ best of show: Casey Hall
Bid: $21/pound Weight: 39.24 pounds
Buyer: Nancy McArthur, candidate for state senator
Reserve ch. exhibitor/reserve best of show:
Analese Marrison

Bid: $55/pound (record) Weight: 39.44 pounds
Buyer: J.R Hofstetter, the Family Jeweler

DUCKS

Number of Lots: 10
Average: $25.05/lb. with champions; $16.94/lb. without

Grand champion exhibitor/reserve best of show*:
Craig Anderson

Bid: $35/pound Weight: 7.28 pounds
Buyer: State Rep. Casey Kozlowski
Reserve champion exhibitor/best of show:
Rebecca Dillon

Bid: $80/pound (record) Weight: 6.58 pounds
Buyer: Lynn Gruber


Auctioneers and Ringmen:
Allen Burhenne, John Erdel, Bob Fink, Gary Heaven, Scott Mihalic

Fair Royalty:
Ben Betteridge, Fair King; Emily Nye, Fair Queen
Cody Kanicki, Fair Prince; Amy Varckette, Fair Princess

* 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.



Scenes from the 2012 Ashtabula Co. Fair draft horse driving classes


2012 Ashtabula County Fair draft horses

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