2013 Mercer Co. 4-H Roundup livestock sale totals nearly $142,000

Mercer County 4-H Roundup
Aug. 2, 2013

Sale Total: $141,759.43
Total Lots: 189

(Scroll down to see a photo gallery of this year’s champion exhibitors.)

STEERS

Number of Market Lots: 19
Average: $1.81/pound with champions
$1.65/pound without champions

Grand champion: Courtnie Roberts
Bid: $3.50/pound Weight: 1,338 pounds
Buyer: Marcella Edwards

Reserve champion: Ethan Kasbee
Bid: $2.50/pound Weight: 1,302 pounds
Buyer: Tomeo Farms, Tomeo Farms Big Tex/Wells Cargo Trailers, Tomeo Farms Husqvarna Sales, Service and Parts; Tomeo Farms Formula Champion Feeds

HOGS Number of Market Lots: 110
Average: $2.80/pound with champions
Average: $2.72/pound without champions

Grand champion: Shyloh McTighe
Bid: $8/pound Weight: 261 pounds
Buyer: Pymatuning Deer Park

Reserve champion: Courtnie Roberts
Bid: $5.20/pound Weight: 280 pounds
Buyer: Westford Milling

LAMBS

Number of Market Lots: 25
Average: $4.82/pound with champions
Average: $4.57/pound without champions
Number of Carcass Lots: 3
Average: $13.41/lb with champions; $5, without

Grand champion: Cassidy Gadsby
Bid: $8/pound Weight: 120 pounds
Buyer: Howard & Son meat Packing, D.J.’s Smokehouse

Reserve champion: Taylor McKean
Bid: $7/pound Weight: 130 pounds
Buyer: Coolspring Corn Maze

Grand champion carcass lamb: Lauren Steele
Bid: $12/pound Weight: 60 pounds
Buyer: Struthers Farms LLC, Newton Financials, Remax Real Estate Consultants

Reserve champion carcass lamb: Ellen Blair Steele
Bid: $21/pound Weight: 60 pounds
Buyer: Fairview Swiss Cheese

RABBITS

Number of Market Lots: 9
Average: $20.60 pound with champions
Average: $12.58/pound without champions
Number of Pens: 3
Average: $19.61/pound with champions
Average: $13.91/pound without champions

Grand champion rabbit project/Best Roaster: Zane Fuss
Bid: $57.50/pound Weight: 7 pounds
Buyer: Jones Processing, Hadley Giant Eagle, Reynolds Sparkle Market

Reserve champion rabbit project/Best Meat Pen: Rory McTighe
Bid: $30/pound Weight: 14.1 pounds
Buyer: Jones Processing

GOATS

Number of Market Lots: 19
Average: $3.80/pound with champions
Average: $2.93/pound without champions

Grand champion: Aubrey Braham
Bid: $8.20/pound Weight: 89 pounds
Buyer: Pymatuning Deer Park

Reserve champion: Chance Rains
Bid: $12.75/pound Weight: 91 pounds
Buyer: Imperial Systems

Auctioneers: Don Braham, Beth Hillmar, Matt Lawrence, Simon Miller, 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 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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