Marshall County Fair: W.Va. youth receive higher prices

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MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – Prices were high at the Marshall County Fair FFA/4-H livestock sale in Moundsville, W.Va. – mostly due to politicians, who are running for office this year, bidding on the animals.
The total sale brought in $145,123, and youth going to college received scholarships totaling $12,000. The livestock club gave out a total of eight scholarships, for $1,500 each.
Shana Hawkins’ 1,160-pound grand champion market steer received $5 a pound and sold to Dale’s Pontiac of Moundsville, W.Va.
Shana’s brother, Dustin, showed the 1,190-pound reserve grand champion market steer and sold it for $3.50 a pound to Kelly’s Horse and Tack Shoppe.
Hogs. Ryan Hughes sold his 278-pound grand champion market hog for $10 a pound to Polings Tire and State Inspection.
The 253-pound reserve champion hog sold to Bungard’s Auto Parts for $5 a pound. It was shown by Lindsay Siburt.
Lambs. Exhibitor Lindy Knight showed her 130-pound grand champion market lamb to Bungard’s Auto Parts and Hills and Hollow Pizza Shop for $15 a pound.
The 134-pound reserve champion lamb brought $8.75 a pound from Fred and Kay Siburt. It was shown by Sunni Hartley.
Hartley also took the top prize with her grand champion pen of three market lambs. The lambs weighed a total of 365 pounds and brought $2.75 a pound from Mitchell’s Family Restaurant.
Rabbits. Adam Heintz’s grand champion pen of three California rabbits sold to Jess and Helen Tucker for $200.
Wesley Mason sold his pen of reserve market rabbits to Kirkland Coonhounds and Mules for $130.
Goats. Wesley Mason showed the grand champion market goat at the fair. The 88-pound Boer/Nubian cross sold to Tom Tuttle for $5 a pound.
The reserve champion market goat, owned by Ryan Blake, sold for $3.25 a pound to Blake’s Dairy Farm. It was a Boer and weighed 76 pounds.

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