Washington Co. sale stays strong


WASHINGTON, Pa. – Sale prices stayed strong as always at Washington County Fair’s junior livestock sale in Washington, Pa., with sale totals hitting $218,367.

Shannon Miles’ 249-pound grand champion hog sold for $13.50 a pound to Cheplic Packing. The company paid $3.50 a pound more for this year’s winner than they paid for last year’s champion.

Callie Chapman’s reserve champion hog also went for more than last year’s. Camden Supply Co. Inc. bid $7 a pound for the 258-pound reserve winner, compared to last year’s $3.75 winning bid.

Hogs sold for an average of $1.99 with champions and $1.88 without. The total was $80,775.

Steers. Hoss’s Steak and Sea House continued its tradition of buying champion animals with its $2.90-a-pound purchase of Lindsey McConnell’s 1,289-pound grand champion steer.

Nikki Desmond stayed in the winner’s circle again this year with her 1,239-pound reserve champion steer, which she sold for $2 a pound to Washington Rotating.

The steer total hit $83,830, with averages of $1.32 a pound with champions and $1.27 without.

Sarris Candy bought this year’s 128-pound grand champion lamb, exhibited by Callie Chapman, for $26.50 a pound.

Dean Casciola sold his 126-pound reserve champ for $5.50 a pound to M E Kusturiss.

Small animal sale. Brandon Banfield sold his grand champion pen of three rabbits to Samuel Sarnicke for $1,005, almost doubling what the grand champion pen raised last year.

Horstman Concessions bought Amanda Weishorn’s reserve rabbit pen for $425.

The total rabbit sale was $4,280, averaging $245.33 with champions and $173.08 without.

Emily Yocum’s 84-pound grand champion goat sold for $8 a pound to Commissioner Bracken Burns and Sheriff Larry Maggi. The bid fell $2 short of last year’s winning price.

The Meadows Racetrack had the winning bid of $5.50 a pound for Courtney Cowden’s 90-pound reserve champion goat.

Goat averages were $2.53 with champions and $2.40 without. The total was $15,694.

Both champion chicken pens sold for $400.

Commissioner Burns and Sheriff Maggi bought the champion pen from Jennifer Johnson, and Nassar Tree Incorporated had the high bid for Joshua White’s reserve pen.

The chicken sale brought in $1,795, averaging $192.50 with champions and $123.33 without.


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