Wayne Co. sets $51-a-pound record for champion market lamb auction

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WOOSTER, Ohio – After four days of blistering heat, it was no surprise that even though the temperatures had cooled off, the bidding on Kirstie Dravenstott’s 138-pound market Iamb during the Wayne County Junior Fair Livestock Auction was still blistering hot.

When the bidding cooled off, Pallotta Ford had set a new record with their bid of $51 per pound for the market Iamb sale.

Andrew Johnson’s 134-pound reserve champion market Iamb was purchased by Steve Andrews, Auctioneer for $8 per pound.

Michael Dotterer sold his 130-pound champion Wayne County Bred and Raised Lamb for $3.75 per pound to Town and Country Co-op, while Ben D. Imhoff bid $2.50 per pound for Laura Imhoff’s 136-pound reserve champion Wayne County Bred and Raised Lamb.

The 108 Iambs averaged $2.53 per pound with the champions and $1.95 per pound without the champions.

Swine sale. Pallotta Chrysler Jeep also had the top bid of $36 per pound on Garrett Worth’s 254-pound champion market hog while Cody Dudte sold his 256-pound reserve champion market hog for $7 per pound to Real Estate Showcase and Steve Andrews, Auctioneer.

The 350 market hogs averaged $1.44 per pound with the champions and $1.32 without the champions.

Winning bidder. Dorothy Smith had the top bid on both the champion and the reserve champion market steers, bidding $8.25 per pound for Luke Larimore’s 1,265-pound champion steer and $4.50 per pound for Garrett Worth’s 1,280-pound reserve champion steer.

Pallotta Ford and Chrysler Jeep had the top bid of $4 per pound on Travis Morris’ 1,395-pound champion Wayne County Bred and Raised steer, while Wayne Savings Community Bank bid $2.95 per pound for Kris Kendle’s 1,255-pound reserve champion Wayne County Bred and Raised Steer.

The 87 beef steers averaged $1.28 per pound with the champions and 67 cents without the champions.

Matthew McConnell’s 911-pound champion carcass was purchased by John Bowling for $2.50 per pound, while Bryan Yungen’s 742-pound reserve champion carcass was purchased by White House Artesian Springs for $2.40 per pound.

Tucker Packing had the top bid on the champion and the reserve champion dairy steers with a bid of $1.40 per pound for Lindsey Shoup’s 1,395-pound champion dairy steer and $1.10 per pound for Ross Shoup’s 1,425-pound reserve champion dairy steer.

Goat bids. PCS Paving bid $675 for April Byler’s 108-pound champion meat goat while David and Jonathan Dotterer and Ann Obrecht bid $5 per pound for Dawna Beery’s 78-pound reserve champion meat goat.

Forty-one goats averaged $2.03 with the champions and $1.73 without the champions.

Small animals. Ben D. Imhoff, Inc. bid $500 for Mark Imhoff’s champion pen of meat rabbits, while Fit N’ Fun Pools and Spas, Maibach Saw Shop, and Classic Marble bid $300 for Joey Fath’s reserve champion pen of meat rabbits.

McMillen Tours and High Point Trailers bid $550 for Kelsey Reichert’s champion pen of chickens while Maibach Ford, Beery’s.com and the Junior Fair Support Group bid $200 for Katryna Ousley’s reserve champion pen of chickens.

Marty’s Studio, Denny’s Dyna Kleen and Jim Palm purchased Rachel Sexton’s champion pen of meat ducks for $300 while Ben D. Imhoff purchased Scott Imhoff’s reserve champion pen of meat ducks for $300.

Wooster Printing, Lerch’s Donuts and Mai Li Chinese Food bid $350 for Andrea Reichert’s champion meat goose, while Ben D. Imhoff bid $275 for Scott Imhoff’s reserve champion meat goose.

Stout Excavating bid $500 for Alicia Bardall’s champion turkey while GRT Utilicorp and McMillen Tours bid $350 for Brooke Dye’s reserve champion turkey.

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