Holmes County Fair auction results

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Carter Smith's 1,350-pound champion steer sold for $13.50 a pound to Denco Marketing, Rodhe's IGA, Millersburg Tire and Real Estate Showcase, represented by Seth Andrews, Kurt Rodhe, Kathy Schlabach and Brandon Schmucker.

(Reported by Susan Mykrantz)

Aug. 10-15
Total sale:    $568,601
Total lots:    358

STEERS
Number of lots: 32
Average w/champions: $3.23/pound; without: $2.84/pound
Grand champion exhibitor: Carter Smith
Bid: $13.50 per pound    Weight: 1,350
Buyer: Denco Marketing, Rodhe’s IGA, Millersburg Tire and Real Estate Showcase
Reserve champion exhibitor: Whitney Miller
Bid: $4.50 per pound    Weight: 1,399 pounds
Buyer: Kimble Recycling

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Supreme champion Jersey Brandon Kozak exhibited the grand champion Jersey and supreme champion dairy animal during the Holmes County junior fair dairy show. Other animals in contention were Kennedy Miller, with the grand champion Brown Swiss, and Will Hughes, with the grand champion Holstein. (Susan Mykrantz photo)
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Supreme champion Jersey Brandon Kozak exhibited the grand champion Jersey and supreme champion dairy animal during the Holmes County junior fair dairy show. Other animals in contention were Kennedy Miller, with the grand champion Brown Swiss, and Will Hughes, with the grand champion Holstein. (Susan Mykrantz photo)
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Mike Hummel, of Holmes Oil, and Dave Nally, of Curry Lumber, bid $15 per pound for Crisha Brenly's 62-pound champion dairy type market goat.
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holmes Champ Rabbits

Mike, Morgan and Reagan Gearhart bid $1,200 for Marris Hofee's champion pen of rabbits, for Ainsley O's Cottontail Farm.
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Birdie's Restaurant, represented by Collins, Leighton and Lindsey Taylor, Meghan, Lincoln and Graham Dickens and Grady Hahn bid $18 per pound for Ella Sprang's 264-pound reserve champion market hog.
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Whitney Miller's 1,399-pound reserve champion steer was purchased by Scott Walter, for Kimble Recycling, for $4.50 per pound.
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holmes Res Champ Dairy Feeder-15 HCF

Regina Miller's 692-pound reserve champion dairy feeder was purchased for $4 per pound by Lee Miller, for Paint Valley Equipment.
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holmes Dairy Products Auction-1

Five baskets of dairy products were auctioned off for a total of $25,537, which will be divided among 50 junior fair dairy exhibitors at the Holmes County Junior Fair Dairy Show. Several of the junior fair dairy exhibitors made donations back to benefit the new fairgrounds, which is under construction and will be the site of the 2016 Holmes County Fair. Their donations will be matched by two area cheese houses and will be used to construct a new milking parlor for use during the fair as well as other dairy shows and sales that will be held on the new fairgrounds.
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Zach Gingerich's 90-pound champion meat type market goat sold to Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen, represented by Trent, Reno, Joplin, Michelle and Gloria Yoder for $30 per pound.
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Sadie Schlegel's 1,305-pound reserve champion dairy steer was purchased by Kurt and Michelle Rodhe for the Comfort Inn.
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holmes Poultry Products Auction

Due to the avian flu outbreak, no poultry projects were exhibited at the Holmes County Fair. Instead, the poultry committee put together three baskets, which were auctioned off and along with donations. The proceeds were divided among junior fair poultry exhibitors. Proceeds from the sale of the baskets and donations totaled $9,300.
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Trent, Reno, Joplin, Michelle and Gloria Yoder paid $19 a pound for Morgan Gingerich's 81-pound reserve champion meat type market goat for Yoder's Amish Home.
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Eli, Gloria, and Michelle Yoder, of Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen, bid $20 per pound for Emily Sprang's 276-pound champion market hog.
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holmes Champ Market Steer

Carter Smith's 1,350-pound champion steer sold for $13.50 a pound to Denco Marketing, Rodhe's IGA, Millersburg Tire and Real Estate Showcase, represented by Seth Andrews, Kurt Rodhe, Kathy Schlabach and Brandon Schmucker.
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holmes Champ Dairy Steer-15 HCF

Tiffany Johnson's 1,559-pound champion dairy steer sold for $2.50 per pound to Mt. Hope Auction, TMK Farm Service and W & W Transport, represented by Whitey, Keith and Reese Mullet and Caleb Miller.
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Andy White and Jake Miller of Real Estate Showcase bid $4 per pound for Devin Yoder's 87-pound reserve champion dairy type market goat.
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Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen, represented by Trent, Reno, Joplin, Michelle and Gloria Yoder, bid $11 per pound for Ella Sprang's 135-pound champion market lamb.
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Trent, Reno, Joplin, Michelle and Gloria Yoder paid $10 per pound for Allison Sprang's 142-pound reserve champion market lamb for Yoder's Amish Home.
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holmes Champ Dairy Feeder-15 HCF

Amy Hughes' 642-pound champion dairy feeder was purchased by Didinger Crop Service, represented by Julie and Ashley Didinger for $5 per pound.
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holmes Res Champ Rabbits

Dave and Anita Hall bid $900 for Tate Miller's reserve champion pen of market rabbits. Also pictured is Taylor Miller and Courtney Starr.

HOGS
Number of lots: 185
Average w/champions: $5.50/pound; without: $5.34/pound
Grand champion exhibitor: Emily Sprang
Bid: $20 per pound
Weight: 276 pounds
Buyer: Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen
Reserve champion exhibitor: Ella Sprang
Bid: $18 per pound    Weight: 264 pounds
Buyer: Birdie’s Restaurant

LAMBS
Number of lots: 26
Average w/champions: $5.60/pound; without: $6.03/pound

Grand champion exhibitor: Ella Sprang
Bid: $11 per pound    Weight: 135 pounds
Buyer: Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen
Reserve champion exhibitor: Allison Sprang
Bid: $10 per pound    Weight: 142 pounds
Buyer: Yoder’s Amish Home

MEAT GOATS
Grand champion exhibitor: Zach Gingerich
Bid: $30 per pound      Buyer: Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen
Weight: 90 pounds
Reserve champion exhibitor: Morgan Gingerich
Bid: $19 per pound
Weight: 81 pounds
Buyer: Yoder’s Amish Home

DAIRY GOATS
Grand champion exhibitor: Crisha Brenly
Bid: $15 per pound    Weight: 62 pounds
Buyer: Holmes Oil and Curry Lumber
Reserve champion exhibitor: Devin Yoder
Bid: $4 per pound    Weight: 87 pounds
Buyer: Andy White and Jake Miller, of Real Estate Showcase

DAIRY FEEDERS
Number of lots: 29
Average w/champions: $3.24/pound; without: $3.15/pound
Grand champion exhibitor: Amy Hughes
Bid: $5 per pound    Weight: 642 pounds
Buyer: Didinger Crop Service
Reserve champion exhibitor: Regina Miller
Bid: $4 per pound    Weight: 692 pounds
Buyer: Paint Valley Equipment

DAIRY STEERS
Number of lots: 6
Average w/champions: $2/pound; without: $1.92/pound

Grand champion exhibitor: Tiffany Johnson
Bid: $2.50 per pound       Weight: 1,559 pounds
Buyer: Mt. Hope Auction, TMK Farm Service, and W&W Transport
Reserve champion exhibitor: Sadie Schlegel
Bid: $1.75 per pound
Buyer: Comfort Inn    Weight: 1,305 pounds

HOLMES COUNTY STEERS
Grand champion: Chris VanSickle
Bid: $7.50 per pound    Weight: 1,337 pounds
MAC Oil and Moores Lawn and Garden Equipment
Reserve champion: Cody Straits
Bid: $3 per pound    Weight: 1,343 pounds
Buyer: Agri Sludge

RABBITS
Number of lots: 37
Average w/champions: $507.43; without: $476.43
Grand champion exhibitor: Marris Hoffee
Bid: $1,200        Buyer: Ainsley O’s Cottontail Farm
Reserve champion exhibitor: Tate Miller
Bid: $900
Buyer: Dave and Anita Hall

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Freelance writer Susan Mykrantz has been writing for Farm and Dairy since 1989. She is a graduate of the ag college at Ohio State University and also serves as editor of the "Ohio Jersey News." She lives in Wayne County.

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