Mercer County (Pa.) 4-H’ers sell market livestock at Roundup

(Scroll down to see a photo gallery, or click on the individual links in the results listing to see photos of that champion.)

Reported/Photos by Susan Crowell

Mercer County 4-H Roundup
Aug. 1, 2014
Sale Total: $129,393.98
Total Lots: 185
Cheese Sale Total: $22,750
Total Lots: 36


Number of Market Lots: 11
Average: $2.23/pound with champions
$2.05/pound without champions

Grand champion: Chance Rains (these links open the sale photos)
Bid: $3.30/pound Weight: 1,306 pounds
Buyer: Fairview Swiss Cheese

Reserve champion: Courtnie Roberts
Bid: $2.70/pound Weight: 1,332 pounds
Buyer: Wagler’s Camp Perry


Number of Market Lots: 107
Average: $2.82/pound with champions
Average: $2.64/pound without champions

Grand champion: Bailey Kasbee
Bid: $21/pound RECORD Weight: 262 pounds
Buyer: Miller’s Auctions, Area Shopper

Reserve champion: Leah Hostetler
Bid: $3/pound Weight: 283 pounds
Buyer: Howard and Son Meat Packing, DJ’s Smokehouse


Number of Market Lots: 29
Average: $3.83/pound with champions
Average: $3.56/pound without champions
Number of Carcass Lots: 3
Average: $8.23/lb with champions; $5, without

Grand champion: Cassidy Gadsby
Bid: $6.75/pound Weight: 120 pounds
Buyer: Mowry Auction Services

Reserve champion: Kaley Scott
Bid: $7.25/pound Weight: 135 pounds
Buyer: David Medic DVM

Grand champion carcass lamb: Lauren Steele
Bid: $8/pound Weight: 61 pounds
Buyer: Newton Financial

Reserve champion carcass lamb: Blair Ellen Steele
Bid: $10/pound Weight: 74 pounds
Buyer: Whispering Pines Veterinary Services


Number of Market Lots: 15
Average: $17.97 pound with champions
Average: $8.77/pound without champions
Number of Pens: 5
Average: $10.26/pound with champions
Average: $9.34/pound without champions

Grand champion rabbit project: Miranda Lattyak
Bid: $75/pound Weight: 7.3 pounds
Buyer: Cope Farm Equipment

Reserve champion rabbit project: Brennan McTighe
Bid: $65/pound Weight: 7.1 pounds
Buyer: Advanced Contracting


Number of Market Lots: 15
Average: $4.89/pound with champions
Average: $4.47/pound without champions

Grand champion: Josie Gadsby
Bid: $8/pound Weight: 6 pounds
Buyer: Cool Springs Corn Maze

Reserve champion: Chance Rains
Bid: $6.50/pound Weight: 90 pounds
Buyer: McCullough Fencing


Number of Market Lots: 36
Average: $631.94
Total: $22,750

High cheese yield winner: Brooke George
Milk converted to 9.6 pounds cheese
Buyer: Sandy Lake Mills

Auctioneers/ringmen: Sherman Allen, Don Braham, Beth Hillmar, Matt Lawrence, Simon Miller, Bob Minor, Charles Mowry, Duke Whiting.

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 and follow Farm and Dairy at You can also find her on Google+ and Facebook. More Stories by Susan Crowell

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