Ohio State Fair sells champions

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Champion goat
Paige Pence, of Clark County, sold her grand champion goat for $17,500 to S&S Volvo, AG Boogher and Sons, and JD Equipment. The exhibitor cap was $5,000.

Aug. 9, 2015
Sale total: $264,000

Amount for youth reserve: $189,000
Total lots: 9 sold

* (Note: “Cap” is the amount the exhibitor received; the remainder goes to the youth reserve program for scholarships, etc.)

STEERS
Grand champion: Tyler Clark
Bid: $50,000 ($22,000 cap)
Buyer: The Kroger Co.

Reserve champion: Oliver McGuire
Bid: $22,000 ($11,000 cap)
Buyer: Martin D. Yoder, and Woodruff Enterprises.

 

Grand champion steer

Tyler Clark, of Miami County, sold his grand champion steer for $50,000 to the Kroger Co. The exhibitor cap was $22,000.
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Grand champion steer

Tyler Clark, of Miami County, sold his grand champion steer for $50,000 to the Kroger Co. The exhibitor cap was $22,000.
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Ohio reserve hog

Ashton Dominique, of Fulton County, sold her reserve champion market barrow for $26,000 to Event Marketing, Huffman’s Markets, Ohio Farm Bureau, and Bob Evans. The exhibitor cap was $7,000.
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Ohio reserve steer

Oliver McGuire, of Champaign County, sold her reserve champion market steer for $22,000 to Martin D. Yoder Livestock, and Woodruff Enterprises. The exhibitor cap was $11,000.
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Ohio grand hog

Troy Elwer, of Allen County, sold his grand champion market barrow for $42,000 to Steve Rauch Excavation and Demolition, and Concessions by Cox. The exhibitor cap was $10,000.
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Ohio reserve lamb

Logan Harvel, of Fayette County, sold his reserve champion market lamb for $23,000 to the Kroger Co. The exhibitor cap was $7,000.
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Andrews

Auctioneer Steve Andrews helping call in the bids.
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Ohio grand lamb

Bailee Amstutz, of Union County, sold her grand champion market lamb for $32,500 to Meijer. The exhibitor cap was $10,000.
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Ohio poultry skillathon

The poultry skillathon winners helped sell a Thanksgiving dinner, in place of their poultry projects. Their projects were banned from this year’s fair, due to the avian influenza outbreak. Skillathon winners were: Masson Sanders, Richland County; Katelyn Vollrath, Union County; Caleb Murawski, Ashland County; Mel Lindner, Erie County; Jillian Salmon, Delaware County; Seth Abel, Licking County; Dorothy Rees, Union County; Autumn Mohler, Union County; Taylor Thatcher, Clinton County; and Mallory Spring, Muskingum County (Mallory also won first place). The dinner was purchased for $26,000, by Gerber Poultry, Cooper Farms, Weaver Brothers, Case Farms, Hertzfeld Farms, Trillium Farms, Prairie Star Farms, Hemmelgarn and Sons, Cal Maine Foods, Sauder Amish Eggs, Hillandale Farms, Stoller Farms, Kalmbach Feeds, Wendel Poultry Service, Nature Pure, New Day Farms, Mercer Landmark, and the Kroger Co.
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Ohio champion goat

Paige Pence, of Clark County, sold her grand champion goat for $17,500 to S&S Volvo, AG Boogher and Sons, and JD Equipment. The exhibitor cap was $5,000.
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Ohio champion dairy

The grand champion Swiss Cheese was produced by Guggisberg Cheese Co., and represented the six dairy champions and supreme showmen. They were grand champion Ayrshire, Grace Hageman, Shelby County; grand champion Brown Swiss, Madelyn Topp, Auglaize County; crand champion Guernsey, Keenan Wolf, Wayne County; grand champion Holstein, Kyle Ackley, Logan County; grand champion Jersey, Lane Greiwe, Logan County; grand champion milking shorthorn, Kinley Topp, Shelby County; supreme showman, week 1, Blake Griewe, Logan County; and supreme showman, week 2, Madelyn Topp, Auglaize County. The grand champion cheese sold for a record $25,000 to S&S Volvo and AG Boogher and Sons. The exhibitor cap was $3,000.

HOGS
Grand champion: Troy Elwer
Bid: $42,000 ($10,000 cap)
Buyer: Steve Rauch Excavation and Demolition, and Concessions by Cox

Reserve champion: Ashton Dominique
Bid: $26,000 ($7,000 cap)
Buyer: Event Marketing, Huffman’s Markets, Ohio Farm Bureau, and Bob Evans

LAMBS
Grand champion: Bailee Amstutz
Bid: $32,500 ($10,000 cap)
Buyer: Meijer

Reserve champion: Logan Harvel
Bid: $23,000 ($7,000 cap)
Buyer: The Kroger Co.

GOATS
Grand champion: Paige Pence
Bid: $17,500 ($5,000 cap)
Buyer: S&S Volvo, AG Boogher and Sons, and JD Equipment

DAIRY
Entry: Grand champion Swiss cheese
Sponsor: Guggisberg Cheese
Exhibitors: Grace Hageman, Shelby County; Madelyn Topp, Auglaize County; Keenan Wolf, Wayne County; Kyle Ackley, Logan County; Lane Greiwe, Logan County; Kinley Topp, Shelby County; Blake Griewe, Logan County; and Madelyn Topp, Auglaize County.

Bid: $25,000 (record.) Cap was $3,000
Buyer: S&S Volvo and AG Boogher and Sons

POULTRY
(No live exhibits, due to avian influenza.
Thanksgiving dinner to raise funds for youth reserve program.)
Dinner sponsor: Ohio Poultry Breeders Association
Buyer: Gerber Poultry, Cooper Farms, Weaver Brothers, Case Farms, Hertzfeld Farms, Trillium Farms, Prairie Star Farms, Hemmelgarn and Sons, Cal Maine Foods, Sauder Amish Eggs, Hillandale Farms, Stoller Farms, Kalmbach Feeds, Wendel Poultry Service, Nature Pure, New Day Farms, Mercer Landmark, and Kroger Co.

Auctioneers: Johnny Regula, Steve Andrews, Todd Woddruff, and Kevin Wendt

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