CARROLLTON, Ohio — Warm weather and an enthusiastic crowd combined to make Carroll County’s 36th annual Daffodil Dairy Sale, held March 31 at the Carroll County fairgrounds, a success.
The sale totaled a record $92,350 on 71 head, with cattle shipped throughout Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Topping the sale was a 2-year-old Holstein cow sired by Reuben Pro and consigned by Ted and Julie Renner of Dalton, Ohio. The cow sold for $3,200 to Michael Crawford of Dover, Ohio.
The second highest-selling animal in the sale was a 2-year-old Holstein cow sired by Advent and consigned by Clint and Codi Casper of Carrollton. Their animal sold for $2,750 to Lynn Neuenschwander of Dalton, Ohio.
Mike Hogan, Ohio State University Extension educator, said nearly double the number of head were sold compared to last year.
The sale also raised approximately $13,000 for the Brent Baker family of Kensington. Baker’s wife Jennifer was killed in an automobile accident last fall. The Baker’s 7-year-old son, Jacob, was also critically injured in the accident. Brent, Jacob and sister Madeleine attended the sale.
Several area dairy families donated animals to be sold for the benefit of the Baker family.
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