MILLERSBURG, Ohio – The fairgrounds were dry, but the bids were flowing during the two-day junior fair livestock auction at the 2005 Holmes County Junior Fair.
While last year’s buyers had to dodge raindrops and fight mud and muck to attend the auction, this year, buyers enjoyed great weather and turned out in force to support the junior fair exhibitors.
Goats, lambs and hogs. Day one of the sale got underway with Staley Technology’s $11-per-pound bid for Katie O’Donnell’s 93-pound champion market goat, while First Knox National Bank purchased the first of several champions with an $8.50-per-pound bid for Kevin Klingler’s 96-pound reserve champion market goat.
Heidi Brown’s 71-pound dairy goat was purchased by Dr. Bill Earney and Sarah Johns for Earney Dental Care at $6.25 per pound, while First Knox National Bank bought their second champion of the sale with a $5.25-per-pound bid for Karrina Yoder’s 73-pound reserve champion dairy goat.
Martin Overholt’s 136-pound champion market lamb was purchased by Real Estate Showcase for $12 per pound, while Zachary Straits’ 141-pound reserve champion market lamb was purchased by Commercial and Savings Bank for $6 per pound.
Earney Dental Clinic had the top bid on Kaila Smith’s 273-pound champion market hog at $7.50 per pound, while Emily Molnar’s 260-pound reserve champion market hog was purchased by Rodhe’s IGA Supercenter.
Fowl and fryers. The second day of the auction got underway with Lakeside Home Health Care bidding $600 for Keaton Lorentz’s champion pen of broilers, while Tosha Kandel’s reserve champion pen of broilers was purchased by Steimel Law Office and Holmes County Title Company.
Charlie Boyer’s champion turkey was the second champion purchased by Real Estate Showcase with a bid of $675, while First Knox National Bank purchased their third champion with a bid of $525 for Brittany Crawford’s reserve champion turkey.
Jesse McClure’s champion pen of fryers was purchased by Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen for $550, while the Pizza Parlor of Shreve bid $400 for Heidi Brown’s reserve champion pen of fryers.
Cattle. The Holmes County Flea Market bid $2 per pound for Katelyn Hershberger’s 685-pound champion dairy feeder, while Kick Farms Trucking Ltd. bid $1.40 per pound for the 714-pound reserve champion dairy feeder of Hershberger’s sister, Renee.
Randy Clinage’s 1,324-pound champion steer sold for $5 per pound to Rodhe’s IGA and Comfort Inn and Comfort Inn Suites, while Holmes Pest Control, Melway Paving, and Holmes Concrete bid $4 per pound for Gretchen Straits’ 1,323 pound reserve champion steer, which was also the champion Holmes County Bred and Raised Steer.
Taylor Straits sold his 1,194-pound reserve champion Holmes County Bred and Raised steer for $2 per pound to Killbuck Savings Bank.
Kauffman Realty and Auction bid $2 per pound for Taylor Neuenschwander’s 1,292-pound champion dairy steer, while Jodi Reutter’s 1,303-pound reserve champion dairy steer was purchased for $1.45 per pound by the Family Eye Care Center.
Dairy basket auction. The annual dairy basket auction raised $18,400 for junior fair dairy exhibitors through a number of donations from businesses and individuals.
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