Records fall at Butler Farm Show market livestock sale



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

About the Author

Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell has been with the paper since 1985, serving as its editor since 1989. Raised on a farm in Holmes County, she is a graduate of Kent State University. You can follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/scrowell and follow Farm and Dairy at http://twitter.com/farmanddairy. You can also find her on Google+ and Facebook. More Stories by Susan Crowell

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