Mercer County 4-H Roundup results

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Mercer grand lamb
Shelby Rader sold her 147-pound champion market lamb for $9.50 a pound to Matt Miller of The Area Shopper and Miller’s Auction Service.

Reported/Photos by Chris Kick

Sale Total:$101,835.83
Total animal Lots:  151

Cheese Sale Total:  $9,485.00
Total Lots:          26

STEERS

Number of Market Lots: 14
Average: $1.79/pound with champions
$1.44/pound without champions

Grand champion: Chance Rains
Bid: $4.10/pound              Weight: 1,376 pounds
Buyer: Fairview Cheese

Reserve champion: Courtnie Roberts
Bid: $3/pound              Weight: 1,430 pounds
Buyer: Hoss’s Steak and Sea House

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Mercer kid and cookies

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Mercer grand goat

Woodrow Nickel sold his 91-pound grand champion market goat for $10 a pound to Eric Watson (left), of Watson’s Inc., Beth Hillmar, of New Wilmington Sales Co., and Mike Uber, for New Wilmington Veterinary Service.
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Mercer grand hog (crop bucket out)

Bailey Kasbee sold her grand champion market hog for $8.25 a pound to TimberCreek Restaurant, represented by Julie Kelly.
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Mercer grand lamb

Shelby Rader sold her 147-pound champion market lamb for $9.50 a pound to Matt Miller of The Area Shopper and Miller’s Auction Service.
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Mercer grand poultry

Addison Olson (right) sold her 23-pound grand champion market poultry for $30 a pound to Brina Wagler of Wagler’s Camp Perry, with Alexis Riley (left) and Deven Olson holding the basket.
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Mercer grand rabbit

Andrew Edney sold his 7-pound champion market rabbit project for $70 a pound to Matt Tomeo, of Tomeo Farms trailer and Husqvarna supply.
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Mercer grand steer

Chance Rains sold his 1,376-pound champion market steer for $4.10 a pound to Michael (left) and Hans Koller, for Fairview Swiss Cheese.
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Mercer reserve goat

Tucker Maine sold his 78-pound reserve champion market goat for $7 a pound to Norma Struthers RE/MAX, represented by Shelley Struthers-Carfolo and Lucas Struthers.
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Mercer reserve hog (crop feed pan out)

Kenneth Yarnell sold his 240-pound reserve champion market hog for $6 a pound to Chris Clark of SJA Pitch & Putt.
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Mercer reserve lamb

Carlin Ligo sold her 140-pound reserve champion market lamb for $8 a pound to D.J. Howard of Howard and Son Meat Packing, and D.J.’s Smokehouse.
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Mercer reserve poultry

Lauren Steele sold her 16.8-pound reserve champion market poultry for $35 a pound to Newton Financial Services of Mercer, Pa.
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Mercer reserve rabbit

Lauren Best sold her 6.2-pound reserve champion market rabbit project for $50 a pound to John and David McCullough and Donte Aloisio, for Coolspring Corn Maze.
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Mercer reserve steer

Courtnie Roberts sold her 1,430-pound reserve champion market steer for $3 a pound to Kelley McGowan and Missy Whetzel, for Hoss’s Steak & Sea House.


HOGS

Number of Market Lots: 91
Average: $2.23/pound with champions
Average: $2.11/pound without champions

Grand champion: Bailey Kasbee
Bid: $8.25             Weight: 266 pounds
Buyer: TimberCreek Restaurant

Reserve champion: Kenneth Yarnell
Bid: $6/pound              Weight: 240 pounds
Buyer: SJA Pitch & Putt

LAMBS

Number of Market Lots: 19
Average: $3.40/pound with champions
Average: $2.75/pound without champions

Grand champion: Shelby Rader
Bid: $9.50/pound              Weight: 147 pounds
Buyer: The Area Shopper, Miller’s Auction Service

Reserve champion: Carlin Ligo
Bid: $8/pound              Weight: 140 pounds
Buyer: Howard and Son Meat Packing, and D.J.’s Smokehouse.

RABBITS

Number of Market Lots: 1
Average: $262.40/head without champions
Number of rabbit Pens: 4
Average: $30.93/pound with champions
Average: $9.54/pound without champions

Grand champion rabbit project: Andrew Edney
Bid: $70/pound              Weight: 7 pounds
Buyer: Tomeo Farms trailer and Husqvarna supply

Reserve champion rabbit project: Lauren Best
Bid: $50/pound              Weight: 6.2 pounds
Buyer: Coolspring Corn Maze

GOATS

Number of Market Lots: 17
Average: $3.41/pound with champions
Average: $2.90/pound without champions

Grand champion: Woodrow Nickel
Bid: $10/pound              Weight: 91 pounds
Buyer: Watson’s Inc, New Wilmington Sales Co., and
New Wilmington Veterinary Service

Reserve champion: Tucker Maine
Bid: $7/pound              Weight: 78 pounds
Buyer: Norma Struthers RE/MAX

CHICKENS

Number of Market Lots: 5
Average: $15.49/pound with champions
Average: $5.42/pound without champions

Grand champion: Addison Olson
Bid: $30/pound       Weight: 23 pounds
Buyer: Wagler’s Camp Perry

Reserve champion: Lauren Steele
Bid: $35/pound        Weight: 16.8 pounds
Buyer: Newton Financial Services

CHEESE
Number of Market Lots: 26
Average: $364.80
Total: $9,485.00

High cheese yield winner: Kara Yannesse

Milk converted to 7.44 pounds cheese     Bid: $400

Auctioneers/ringmen: Sherman Allen, Don Braham, Dylan Braham,
Beth Hillmar, Matt Lawrence, Justin Loomis, Simon Miller,
Charles Mowry, Matt Tomeo, Duke Whiting

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Chris Kick lives in Wooster, Ohio. An American FFA Degree recipient, he holds a bachelor’s in creative writing from Ashland University. He spends his free time on his grandparents’ farms in Wayne and Holmes counties.

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