LOUDONVILLE, Ohio – The air was crisp and the bids were hot during the 2006 Loudonville Livestock Club Auction held in conjunction with the Loudonville Street Fair, Oct. 3-7.
Proceeds from the sale will find their way into college funds, or back into the purchase of next year’s livestock project.
The club members also donated a portion of the sale of their animals back into the community through scholarship funds, toward the purchase of a new scale and chute for the livestock club, the Loudonville Fair Board, or their church youth groups.
Battle of Nickles. The grand champion steer was exhibited by Kyle Nickles and purchased by Heffelfinger Meats for $3 a pound. The steer weighed 1,294 pounds.
Kristen Nickles’ 1,280-pound reserve champion steer sold to the Samaritan Regional Healthcare System for $2.25 a pound.
The steers averaged $1.50 a pound with the champions and $1.40 without.
Hog sale. Byland Animal Hospital bid $3.50 a pound for Emily Scheinder’s 292-pound champion market hog while Real Estate Showcase bid $3 a pound for Colton Stake’s 312-pound reserve champion market hog.
The hogs averaged $1.87 a pound with the champions and $1.82 without.
Lambs. Farmers Savings Bank bid $6 a pound for Amber Nickles’ 138-pound champion market lamb, while Mohican Valley Insurance and Motorists Mutual Insurance bid $4 a pound to purchase Michael Nickles’ 128-pound reserve champion market lamb.
The lambs averaged $2.04 with the champions and $1.69 without.
The proceeds from the sale totaled $79,917.90.
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