Medina junior fair brings farmers and buyers together for the community

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MEDINA, Ohio – After a week of unfair-like weather with heat and humidity soaring, temperatures cooled off slightly at the Medina County Junior Fair Livestock Auction.
This cool off came just in time for buyers to turn out and show their support for 4-H and FFA members.
With a total of $235,853.15 in sales, the fair was a success for everyone involved.
Day one of the two-day auction featured the sale of rabbits and poultry.
Rabbits. The sale got under way with the purchase of Jennifer Aungst’s champion pen of meat rabbits by Wolff Brothers Supply for $260, while Pepsi Company bid $200 for Jessica Aungst’s reserve champion pen of meat rabbits.
Sand Ridge Foods bid $385 for Keri Pavlick’s champion pen of broilers, and Charles East sold his reserve champion pen of broilers to Commissioner Steve Hambly for $285.
Ducks. Kall’s Christmas Tree Farm set a new record with their bid of $900 for Tony Kall’s champion pen of ducks, while Marrone Construction bid $400 for Ryan Sulzener’s reserve champion pen of ducks.
Lee Heckler’s champion meat goose was purchased by Dennis Insurance for $525, and Marshall Construction bid $325 for Jennifer Foster’s reserve champion meat goose.
Turkeys. Kall’s Christmas Tree Farm also bid $575 for Andy Kall’s champion turkey.
Finally, Benjamin Miller’s reserve champion turkey was purchased by John Coyne for $325.
Goats. The second day of the two-day auction got under way when Prime Polymer bid $7.25 per pound for Jacob Riniger’s 67-pound champion meat type market goat.
Meanwhile, Fairway Electric’s bid of $4.25 per pound bought Jessica O’Brien’s 65-pound reserve champion meat type market goat.
Bradley Miller’s 76-pound champion dairy type market goat was purchased by Lloyd Construction and Doors and More for $8.20 per pound.
Drs. Charles Pfister, Leonor Hernandez and Sally Lauterjung teamed up to bid $4 per pound for Benjamin Miller’s 94-pound reserve champion dairy type goat.
Lambs. Imhoff Construction Service bid $16 per pound for Brady Sulzner’s 134-pound champion market lamb, and Whitehead Meats bid $11 per pound for April Burmeister’s 135-pound reserve champion market lamb.
Krystal Coffman’s 68-pound champion lamb carcass was purchased by Westfield Insurance for $15 per pound, a new record for the junior fair auction.
Clabuagh Run and Stable bid $5 per pound for Devin Knapp’s 65-pound reserve champion lamb carcass.
Steer. Meghan Marrone’s 1,302-pound champion market steer was purchased by Dennis Insurance for $2.10 per pound.
Whitehead Meats bid $1.75 per pound for Todd Massaro’s 1,273-pound reserve champion market steer.
Quality Communication Services bid $1.30 per pound for Hannah Huttinger’s 1,359-pound grand champion dairy steer.
And Erin Smith’s 1,549-pound reserve champion dairy steer sold for $1.40 to the Farmer’s Savings Bank.
Ava Beshire’s 766-pound champion beef carcass was purchased by Dora Barnes for $3 per pound, and Simmons Brothers Construction bid $3 per pound for Tyler Arter’s 833-pound reserve champion beef carcass.
Calf. Whitehead Meats bid $2.10 per pound for Amy Lewis’ 385-pound grand champion starter calf.
Jenna Pitsenbarger sold her 395-pound grand champion light feeder calf for $1.025 per pound to Dave, and Pam Pitsenbarger.
Jacob Tyree’s 460-pound reserve champion light feeder calf was purchased by Good Road Farm and Fence for $1.17 per pound.
Josh Newcomer’s 793-pound champion heavy feeder calf was purchased by Jeff and Denise Aungst for $1.025 per pound.
CNL Shoes bid $1.10 per pound for Jenna Pitsenbarger’s 900-pound reserve champion heavy feeder calf.
Baskets.Two dairy baskets were auctioned off to benefit the junior fair dairy exhibitors.
The first basket, a John Deere-themed basket, sold for $525 to Dave Farnsworth, while the second basket, a basket of candles and related items sold to Sparks Farm for $525.
A basket of Ohio State University products including two tickets for the Ohio State/University of Michigan game, sold for $2,200 to Baker Sand and Gravel.
Proceeds from the Ohio State University basket sale benefited the Medina County 4-H Endowment Fund.
Hogs. Baker Sand and Gravel, Critchfield Law Office and Westfield Bank bid $5.50 per pound for Krystal Coffman’s 254-pound champion market hog.
Jamie O’Neill’s 279-pound reserve champion market hog was purchased by Canaan Country Meats for $4 per pound.
Simmons Brothers Construction bid $4.50 per pound for Krystal Coffman’s 174-pound champion swine carcass also set a new record for the sale.
GLO Concessions bid $4.10 for Nicholas Coffman’s 194-pound reserve champion swine carcass.

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