Knox County Fair brought buyers and sellers together for another stellar year


MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – The Banbury sisters were all smiles as their grand champion market lamb brought $36.50 and their reserve champion market lamb sold for $35 per pound to the same buyer at the Knox County Fair junior livestock sale July 27.
Top lamb sellers. Taylor Banbury of Danville showed her 131-pound lamb to top the show while older sister Jamie received reserve champion with her lamb weighing 135 pounds.
Taylor also had the champion pen of three lambs weighing 416 pounds, which sold for $7.50 per pound.
The bidder of all three lots was Dean Spearman of Rollin’ Buckeyes.
Linsey Howell of Danville sold her reserve champion pen of three for $5 per pound, which weighed 423 pounds, to Kenyon College/AVI Food systems.
The rest of the 70 market lambs sold at an average price per pound of $4.63.
The junior fair sale tally was $407,803.20 and 570 lots were sold.
Goat sales. The buyers were not kidding around when they bid on the 39 goats.
Apple Valley Golf Course purchased the grand champion wether goat weighing 76 pounds for $11.50 per pound from Katie Addair of Howard.
Chantele Hazen of Danville had the reserve champion weighing 72 pounds and sold it to Genuine Hardwoods Inc. for $18 per pound.
The wether goat average price, not including the champions, was $5.88 per pound for 37 goats.
Record broiler. During the broiler sale, Flappers Bar and Grille purchased the champion pen of three raised by John Miller of Howard, for a record price of $1,650.
Exhibitor David Haught of Mount Vernon received $1,100 for his reserve champion pen from Mohican Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
The rest of the 55 chicken pens sold at an average price of $327.27.
Turkeys. The champion turkey raised by Trenton Buckingham of Fredericktown sold for $1,100 to First-Knox National Bank.
Kathleen Shoots of Mount Vernon sold her reserve champion to Wiford Rental and Sales for a bid of $650.
The sale average of the other 11 birds was $300.
Rabbits. Grand champion pen of three rabbit fryers shown by Curtis Ashcraft of Fredericktown sold to Small’s Sand and Gravel for $1,600.
Bailie Harwell of Mount Vernon raised the reserve champion pen of three fryers.
They were sold to Ohio Asphalt for $1,100.
The 14 other pens sold for an average of $389.29.

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