2018 Geauga County Fair sale results

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Geauga grand champion meet rabbits
Mike Soltis sold his 12.03-pound grand champion meat rabbits for $150/pound to Geauga Vision, represented by John Bruening.

The 2018 Geauga County Fair market livestock sales were held Sept. 1. Here’s a recap of the grand champion exhibitors and their final sale bids/buyers. Scroll down for a slideshow of the winners.

Sept. 1, 2018
Sale total: $546,477.41
Total Lots: 492

RABBITS

Number of Market Lots: 14
Average: $87.50/pound with champions; $19.04/pound without

Grand champion: Mike Soltis
Bid: $150/pound   Weight: 12.03 pounds
Buyer: Geauga Vision

Reserve champion: Emily Johnson
Bid: $25/pound            Weight: 12.82 pounds
Buyer: Junction Auto Sales

CHICKENS

Number of Market Lots: 126
Average: $66.25/pound with champions; $29.39/pound without

Grand champion: Owen Mansfield
Bid: $75/pound            Weight: 27.60 pounds
Buyer: Russell-Sly Family Funeral Home

Reserve champion: Conner Hunt
Bid: $57.50/pound             Weight: 25.70 pounds
Buyer: ETNA Products Inc.

TURKEY

Number of Market Lots: 97
Average: $36.50/pound with champions; $15.52/pound

Grand champion: Robert (RJ) Jefferson
Bid: $26/pound            Weight: 45 pounds
Buyer: Richard Maple Products

Reserve champion: Emily Skytta
Bid: $30/pound       Weight: 43 pounds
Buyer: RNJ Services

DUCKS

Number of Market Lots: 18
Average: $36.25/pound with champions; $16.95/pound without

Grand champion: Mallory Jacobs
Bid: $30/pound         Weight: 15.10 pounds
Buyer: Geauga Vision

Reserve champion: Andrew Cohn
Bid: $42.50/pound            Weight: 12.82 pounds
Buyer: Mack Plumbing

HOGS

Number of Market Lots: 116
Average: $31.38/pound with champions; $4.33/pound without

Grand champion: Sofiia Zampino
Bid: $100/pound           Weight: 278 pounds
Buyer: Preston Chevrolet and Superstore

Reserve champion: Caleb Burnett
Bid: $17.50/pound              Weight: 289 pounds
Buyer: ETNA Products Inc.

GOATS

Number of Market Lots: 14
Average: $9.13/pound with champions; $5.83/pound without

Grand champion: Hannah Witmer
Bid: $10.25/pound            Weight: 94 pounds
Buyer: Green Family Funeral Home

Reserve champion: Rebecca Witmer
Bid: $8/pound             Weight: 91 pounds
Buyer: Robin Stanley, Esq. of Ibold & O’Brien

LAMBS

Number of Lots: 35
Average: $7.88/pound with champions; $5.14/pound without

Grand champion: Daniel Nichols
Bid: $10/pound        Weight: 139 pounds
Buyer: ETNA Products Inc.

Reserve champion: Cooper Pikor
Bid: $5.75/pound              Weight: 128 pounds
Buyer: Principal plastic

STEERS

Number of Market Lots: 55
Average: $5.75/pound with champions; $2.62/pound without

Grand champion: Tatumn Poff
Bid: $6/pound            Weight: 1,309 pounds
Buyer: Oscar Brugmann Sand & Gravel

Reserve champion: Taylor Poff
Bid: $5.50/pound              Weight: 1,273 pounds
Buyer: Oscar Brugmann Sand & Gravel

DAIRY BASKETS

Auburn Dairymen
Bid: $3,500   Buyer: Preston KIA

Geauga Dairymen
Bid: $4,400   Buyer: Preston KIA

Thompson Ledge Dairy
Bid: $4,000   Buyer: Ken Townsend

Auctioneers and Ringmen: Pete Howes, Mike Davis, Heath Davis, Travis Mettler, and Tim McCaskey.

Geauga County Fair king and queen: Ben McIlroy and Liberty Mosher.

(This article has been updated to correct the final bid of the Thompson Ledge Dairy Club basket.)

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Katy Mumaw is a graduate of Ohio State University where she studied agricultural communications and Oklahoma State University earning her master's in agricultural leadership. The former Farm and Dairy reporter enjoys family time and sharing the stories of agriculture.

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