Holmes County Fair holds first sale at new fairgrounds

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(Information and photos by contributor Susan Mykrantz)

Aug. 12, 2016
Sale Total:          $546,025.60
Total Lots:          447

STEERS
Number of Market Lots: 35 sold for $133,672.95

Grand champion: Carter Smith
Bid: $11.50/pound              Weight: 1,359 pounds
Buyer: Precision Geo-Physical, Denco Marketing, Rodhe’s IGA, Millersburg True Value Hardware, and Mast Trucking
Reserve champion: Derek Miller
Bid: $5/pound              Weight: 1,299 pounds
Buyer: Duane and Tim Miller
Champion county steer: Hailee Carter
Bid: $6.50/pound              Weight: 1,332 pounds
Buyer: Sweet Breeze Farm and Excavating and Sunrise Cooperative
Reserve champion county steer: Hayden Smith
Bid: $3.50/pound        Weight: 1,370 pounds
Buyer: Weaver Leather and Livestock

Champion broilers

Gerber Poultry and Gerber Farm Division, represented by Josh Hanzie bid $1,100 for Grace Guthrie's champion pen of broilers.
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Champion broilers

Gerber Poultry and Gerber Farm Division, represented by Josh Hanzie bid $1,100 for Grace Guthrie's champion pen of broilers.
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C Dairy Feeder

hane Troyer’s 664-pound champion dairy feeder was purchased by TMK Farm Service, represented by Keith and Reese Mullet, for $3.25 per pound. Also pictured is Grant Mast
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Champion dairy goat

Crisha Brenly’s 78-pound champion dairy-type market goat sold to Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen, represented by Gloria Yoder, for $8 per pound.
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Champion Dairy Steer

Lance Troyer’s 1,400-pound champion dairy steer sold for $3 per pound to Hummel Insurance Group and Western Reserve Group, represented by Vaughn Troyer.
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Champion ducks

Auntie Ann’s Pretzels, represented by Charlie Bauer and Chris Goines, bid $1,300 for Hannah Goines’ champion pen of meat ducks.
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Champion Holmes bred steer

Hailee Carter’s 1,332-pound champion Holmes County bred steer was purchase by Sweet Breeze Farm and Excavating, and Sunrise Cooperative, represented by Jim (Skeeter) and Pat Martin, Jason Schuch, Dale Miller and Tiffany Johnson, for $6.50 per pound.
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Champion hog

Millersburg Dental, represented by Rob Heller and Kaila Dunn, bid $19 per pound for Alison Sprang’s 270-pound champion market hog. Also pictured are Emma and Emily Sprang.
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Champion lamb

Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen, represented by Joplin and Gloria Yoder, bid $15 per pound for Allison Sprang’s 138-pound champion market lamb.
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Champion meat goat

Haydon Smith’s 96-pound champion meat type market goat was purchased by Troy Hill Angus Farm represented by Randall Troyer and Circle S Goat Ranch, represented by Shane Troyer, for $10 per pound. Also pictured is Carter Smith.
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Champion rabbits

Gloria Yoder, of Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen, bid $1,400 for Damon Yoders’s champion pen of market rabbits. Also pictured are Reno Yoder and Joplin Yoder, and Jonas Kaufman.
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Champion steer

Carter Smith’s 1,359-pound champion steer sold for $11.50 a pound to Precision Geo-Physical, Denco Marketing, Rodhe’s IGA, Millersburg True Value Hardware and Mast Trucking, represented by Willie Mast, Kathy Schlabach, Kurt Rodhe, and Kristen and Joel Yoder.
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Reserve champion turkey

Larry Obhof bid $600 for Drake Mendoza’s reserve champion turkey.
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Reserve champion broilers

Gerber Poultry and Gerber Farm Division, represented by Josh Hanzie bid $1100 for Shane Troyer’s reserve champion pen of broilers. Also pictured is Lance Troyer.
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RC Dairy Feeder

William Hughes’ 612-pound reserve champion dairy feeder was purchased for $2 per by Todd Didinger for Didinger and Son Crop Service. 28 dairy feeders sold for $26,350.15
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Reserve champion dairy goat

Matt Helsley bid $6 per pound for Damon Yoder’s 93-pound reserve champion dairy type market goat for Trent Insurance Group, Nationwide Agribusiness.
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RC Dairy Goat

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RC Dairy Steer

Hayleigh Scheufler’s 1,557-pound reserve champion dairy steer was purchased by Eli Mast for Mast Farm Service for $1.90 per pound.
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Reserve champion duck

Carson Yoder’s reserve champion pen of meat ducks was purchased by Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen for $600.
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Reserve champion Holmes County steer

Res. Champ Holmes Bred Steer-Hayden Smiths’ 1370 pound reserve champion Holmes County Bred Steer was purchased by Weaver Leather and Livestock for $3.50 per pound.
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Reserve champion hog

Millersburg Tire Service, represented by Brad Schmucker, and Lana and Wyatt Miller, bid $11.50 a pound for Hunter Smith’s 280-pound reserve champion market hog.
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Reserve champion lamb

U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs bid $10 per pound for Kelsey Millers’s 134-pound reserve champion market lamb.
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Reserve champion meat goat

Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen, represented by Gloria and Reno Yoder, bid $7.50 per pound for Shane Troyer’s 99-pound reserve champion meat-type market goat.
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Reserve champion rabbits

Troy Miller Agency, Dan Masters and Mary Kelley bid $1,200 for Alexis Stumps’s reserve champion pen of market rabbits. Also pictured is Josh Masters.
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Reserve champion steer

Derek Miller’s 1,299-pound reserve champion steer was purchased by Duane and Tim Miller for $5 per pound.
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Champion turkey

Mrs Yoder’s Kitchen bid $800 for Walker Uhl’s champion turkey. Pictured are Joplin, Gloria and Trent Yoder.

DAIRY STEERS
Number of Lots: 5 sold for $13,700

Grand champion: Lance Troyer
Bid: $3/pound              Weight: 1,400 pounds
Buyer: Hummel Insurance Group, Western Reserve Group
Reserve champion: Hayleigh Scheufler
Bid: $1.90/pound              Weight: 1,557 pounds
Buyer: Mast Farm Service

HOGS
Number of Market Lots: 203 sold for $265,780.50

Grand champion: Alison Sprang
Bid: $19/pound              Weight: 270 pounds
Buyer: Millersburg Dental
Reserve champion: Hunter Smith
Bid: $11.50/pound              Weight: 280 pounds
Buyer: Millersburg Tire Service

LAMBS
Number of Market Lots: 24 sold for $18,264.50

Grand champion: Alison Sprang
Bid: $15/pound              Weight: 138 pounds
Buyer: Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen
Reserve champion: Kelsey Miller
Bid: $10/pound              Weight: 134 pounds
Buyer: U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs

GOATS
Number of Market Lots: 28 sold for $12,537.50

Grand champion dairy goat: Crisha Brenly
Bid: $8/pound              Weight: 78 pounds
Buyer: Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen
Reserve champion dairy goat: Damon Yoder
Bid: $6/pound              Weight: 93 pounds
Buyer: Trent Insurance Group/Nationwide Agribusiness
Grand champion meat goat: Haydon Smith
Bid: $10/pound          Weight: 96 pounds
Buyer: Troy Hill Angus Farm
Reserve champion meat goat: Shane Troyer
Bid: $7.50/pound              Weight: 99 pounds
Buyer: Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen

DUCKS
Number of Lots: 12 sold for $4,100
Grand champion: Hannah Goines
Bid: $1,300
Buyer: Auntie Ann’s Pretzels
Reserve champion: Carson Yoder
Bid: $600
Buyer: Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen

DAIRY FEEDERS
Number of Lots: 28 sold for $26,350.15

Grand champion: Shane Troyer
Bid: $3.25/pound              Weight: 664 pounds
Buyer: TMK Farm Service

Reserve champion: William Hughes

Bid: $2/pound              Weight: 612 pounds
Buyer: Didinger and Son Crop Service

DAIRY PRODUCTS
Number of Lots: 1

Sale of handmade crates, cutting boards etc.
Bid: $31,825, divided among 44 junior fair dairys

RABBITS
Number of Pens: 48 sold for $22,345

Grand champion: Damon Yoder
Bid: $1,400
Buyer: Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen
Reserve champion: Alexis Stump
Bid: $1,200
Buyer: Troy Miller Agency

CHICKENS
Number of lots: 44 sold for $12,575

Grand champion: Grace Guthrie
Bid: $1,100
Buyer: Gerber Poultry and Gerber Farm Division
Reserve champion: Shane Troyer
Bid: $1,100
Buyer: Gerber Poultry and Gerber Farm Division

TURKEYS
Number of Lots: 19 sold for $4,875

Grand champion: Walker Uhl
Bid: $800
Buyer: Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen
Reserve champion: Drake Mendoza
Bid: $600
Buyer: Larry Obhof

Auctioneers/ringmen:
Cliff Sprang, Aden Yoder, Bobby Beachy, Curt Yoder,
Dave Kaufman, Pat Kaufman, Derrick Kandel, Eli Troyer, Jake Schlabach, JR Miller, Steve Andrews, Seth Andrews, Jon Mast, Andy White

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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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