WOOSTER, Ohio – A record-setting bid on the champion market hog was among the highlights of the 2003 Junior Fair Livestock Auction at the Wayne County Fair.
This year’s sale total was $390,389.63.
New record. Lane Haven set a new record when her 262-pound champion market hog was purchased by Pallotta Ford for $41 per pound.
Savannah Moore’s 250-pound reserve champion market hog was purchased by auctioneer Peter Kiko and Joan Kiko for $7.50 per pound.
The 376 hogs averaged $1.373 per pound with the champion, and $1.246 without.
The first day of the two-day Junior Fair Livestock Auction began with the sale of Mark Imhoff’s champion pen of chickens, which was purchased by Ben D Imhoff Inc. for $600.
Maibach Ford, Beerys.com and the 2003 Wayne County Junior Fair Support Group bid $250 for Josh Ousley’s reserve champion pen of chickens.
The same trio had the top bid of $325 for Imhoff’s champion pen of ducks, while Braun plumbing bid $275 for Dusty Flickinger’s reserve champion pen of ducks.
Imhoff also had the champion goose, which was purchased for $350 by Rivendell Farm.
Lerch’s Donuts, Maibach Ford and the 2003 Wayne County Junior Fair Support Group bid $200 for Andrea Reichert’s reserve champion goose.
Allyson Lilburn’s champion turkey was purchased by Stout Excavating and The Neighborhood Café for $600, while Gerber Poultry bid $475 for David Lilburn’s reserve champion turkey.
Rabbits. Ben D Imhoff Inc. also had the top bid of $600 on Imhoff’s champion pen of rabbits, while Julia Zollinger’s reserve champion pen of rabbits was purchased by Wooster Printing, Mai Li Chinese Foods and Marty’s Studios for $300.
Brooke Dye’s 88-pound champion market goat was purchased by Diane Hange, Realtor for Realty One and Bob Hange for Harold’s Equipment.
Ashley Hartzler’s 86-pound reserve champion market goat was purchased by Rivendell Farm for $4.25 per pound.
Thirty market goats averaged $2.527 per pound with the champions, and $2.32 without.
Lambs. Alison Dyer’s 126-pound champion market lamb was purchased by Red Ferris Chevrolet for $16 per pound, while Andrew Johnson’s 130-pound reserve champion market lamb was purchased by auctioneer Steve Andrew for $7.50 per pound.
The 98 market lambs averaged $2.498 per pound with the champions, and $2.30 without.
Tradition. On the sale’s second day, the tradition started by her late husband, George R. Smith, continued when Dorothy Smith purchased both the champion and the reserve champion market steers.
Smith bid $8.25 for Brittany Larimore’s 1,300-pound champion market steer and $4 for Garrett Wirth’s 1,330-pound reserve champion market steer.
Tiffany Burge’s 1,290-pound champion Division 1 steer was purchased for $2.40 per pound by Santmyer Oil, while Ben Stoller’s 1,310 reserve champion Division 1 steer was purchased for $2.35 per pound by Haviland Drainage Products.
Luke Larimore’s 1,320-pound champion Division 3 steer was purchased by Franklin Gas and Oil for $1.35 per pound, while Brian Smith’s 1,300-pound reserve champion Division 3 steer was purchased by Gant Realty for $2.10 per pound.
Bred steers. Josh Ousley’s 1,235-pound champion Wayne County Bred Steer was purchased by Pallotta Ford for $3.35 per pound.
Lindsay Shoup sold her 1,300-pound reserve champion Wayne County Bred Steer was purchased by Wayne Savings Community Bank for $2.85 per pound.
The 90 beef steers averaged $1.448 per pound with the champions, and $1.246 without.
Ben Stoller sold his 921-pound champion carcass for $3.10 per pound to Buckeye Veal Services, while Matt LeFever sold his 861-pound champion carcass for $2.20 per pound to Real Estate Showcase.
Lacey Uhler’s 1,405-pound champion dairy steer was purchased by Lowe & Young Inc. for $3.25 per pound. Rhett Acker sold his 1,460-pound reserve champion dairy steer to Mark Turney for $1.30 per pound.
The 42 dairy steers averaged 93 cents per pound with the champions, and 87 cents without.
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