CALDWELL, Ohio – The 2005 Junior Fair livestock sale at the Noble County Fair brought in a record-breaking $227,313.28 with the sale of 432 animals.
A poignant moment of the sale was when Bethann Gibson announced she would donated half of the proceeds from her market hogs to the Red Cross for aid to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Her 242-pound hog sold to Davis Drug for $605 and her 225-pound hog to the Flower Boxx for $585.
Sheep. Ellen Schott’s 140-pound grand champion market lamb brought the highest price per pound. The $5.25 a pound bid was made by Tony Carpenter, owner of Belle Valley Car and Truck Wash.
The 133-pound reserve champion market lamb, shown by Emily Casey sold for $4.95 a pound to Larry Cowgill, candidate for Center Township trustee.
The 50 lambs on the auction block sold for $19,225.55, averaging $3.33 a pound.
Steers. Kayla Watson’s 1,238-pound grand champion steer sold to Bruner Land Co. for $4.35 a pound.
Tom Murray, M.D. bought Shelly Johnson’s 1,115-pound reserve champion steer for $2.75 a pound.
The 21 market steers averaged $1.24 a pound, totaling $31,706.98.
Dairy feeder. The 88 dairy feeder calves brought in 75,016.95 and averaged $1.86 a pound.
Candace Thompson’s 691-pound dairy feeder calf sold for $2.10 a pound to Anderson Propane.
Dana Glacier Vandervell bought the 511-pound reserve champion dairy feeder calf for $1.60 from Michael Thompson.
Hogs. The Belle Valley American Legion Post 641 purchased Dalton Carpenter’s 270-pound grand champion hog for $3.35 a pound.
The hog was donated to the Belle Valley Volunteer Fire Department as were several others.
The 280-pound reserve champion market hog, owned by Benjamin Schockling, was purchased by Jones Feed for $2.90 a pound
A total of 111 hogs sold for $65,128.80, averaging $2.31 a pound.
Rabbits. Jared VanScyoc’s 16-pound grand champion rabbit sold to Buckey Disposal for $750.
Candidate for Center Township trustee, Larry Cowgill, purchased Roman Thompson’s 14.6-pound reserve champion rabbit for $500.
A total of 85 rabbits were sold for $19,375.
Goats. The 50 goats sold for $13,070, averaging $261.
However, the grand and reserve champion winners were honored with almost twice the average price.
Paige Harding’s grand champion goat sold for $500 to Caldwell Classic.
Southeastern Equipment of Marietta purchased Whitney Petry’s reserve champion goat also for $500.
Poultry. The 27 pens of chickens sold for $3,790, averaging $140.37 a pen.
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home bid $475 for the grand champion pen of chickens shown by Alicia Parcell.
Denitra Parcell sold her reserve champion pen of chickens for $400 to state Sen. Charlie Wilson.
The Noble County Service Club raised the floor price on lambs to $3 a pound and hogs to $1.80 a pound. The club paid a difference of $641.95.
Donating their services to the livestock sale were auctioneers Ben Schafer, Ed Schafer, Eli Schafer, Roger Mitchell, Daniel Mitchell and Jake West.
The staff of the Muskingum Livestock Auction Company managed and conducted the sale.
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