Marshall livestock sale breaks record

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MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – A record sale was seen at the Marshall County 4-H/FFA Livestock Club Sale held Aug. 3 at the Marshall County Fairgrounds in Moundsville, W.Va.
Auctioneer Todd Woodruff managed to cry the record-breaking sale total of $172,552.35 in spite of severe thunderstorms and soaring temperatures.
Averages. Average price, excluding champions, for hogs was $1.84 per pound; $3.84 per pound for market lambs; and $1.83 per pound for market steers.
Teddy Henry’s grand champion market steer, which weighed 1,308 pounds, sold for $5 per pound to Gouldsberry Contracting.
The reserve grand champion steer, weighing in at 1,165 pounds, was shown by Lauren Siburt and was bought by Lawrence and Nila Markey of Knight’s Farm Supply of Fork Ridge, W.Va. They paid $3 per pound.
Meghan Marshall sold her grand champion market hog, weighing 297 pounds, to Al Clyburn of HP Excavating for a hefty $13 per pound.
The reserve market hog weighed 281 pounds and was shown by Shane Williams. It sold for $5 per pound to Lashley’s Kubota/Young’s Cattle Company of Belmont, Ohio.
Lambs. The grand champion market lamb, shown by Kelsey Allen, weighed 117 pounds and was bought by HP Excavating for $12 per pound.
The reserve lamb sold for $7 per pound to Accessories Unlimited. It was shown by Shelby Wood and weighed 119 pounds.
The Kroger Company of Moundsville bought the grand champion pen of three lambs shown by Lyndsey Ingram. The combined weight of the lambs was 335 pounds and brought $2.85 per pound.
The reserve pen went to Amanda Hartley of Limestone, W.Va., and had a combined weight of 294 pounds. They sold to Bungard’s Turn and Burn Riding Arena for $2.75 per pound.
Scholarships. Donations and resales topped $12,000, allowing the Livestock Club to award seven members with $1,500 scholarships each.
Those receiving awards were: Richard Blake, Desirae Games, Jayne Henry, Leslie Knight, Meghan Otte, Chelsie Reid and Stephanie Ward.
Showmanship winners were: Jayne Henry, grand steer showman and reserve hog showman; Meghan Marsh, reserve grand steer showman, grand hog showman and reserve lamb showman; Amanda Hartley, grand lamb showman.
Marsh was named 2007 Supreme Champion Showman of the Marshall County Fair.
Professor Tom Turner of Ohio State University was the judge.

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