Medina County youth sell junior fair projects for top dollar

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(Photos/Reported by Catie Noyes)

Aug. 1-7, 2016

(Scroll down to see a slide show of the winners’ photos; click on individual youth names to see larger photo)

Sale total: $409,351.05

RABBITS

Number of Market Lots: 30

Average: $311.80

Grand champion: Joe Aungst

Bid: $1,050              Weight: 14 pounds

Buyer: DDS John F. Messina

Reserve champion: Madison Haines

Bid: $725             Weight: 14.8 pounds

Buyer: State Senator Larry Obhof

Ducks

Number of Market Lots: 58

Average: $254.06

Grand champion: Brianna Englehart

Bid: $1,350             Weight: 7.1 pounds

Buyer: Sandridge Food Corp

Reserve champion: Erin Heilman

Bid: $600             Weight: 6.8 pounds

Buyer: Wolff Bros Supply

GEESE

Number of Market Lots: 14

Average: $344.85

Grand champion: Rebecca Rogers

Bid: $700             Weight: 11.7 pounds

Buyer: Medina Veterinary clinic LLC

Reserve champion: Larry Lewis III

Bid: $912.95             Weight: 12.4 pounds

Buyer: Sandridge Food Corp

MARKET CHICKENS

Number of Market Lots: 91

Average: $294.02

Grand champion: Braeden Hart

Bid: $5,500            Weight: 15.8 pounds

Buyer: Medina Veterinary Clinic

Reserve champion: Allison Loftis

Bid: $1,000             Weight: 16.8 pounds

Buyer: Sandridge Food Corporation

TURKEYS

Number of Market Lots: 35

Average: $247.50

Grand champion: Braeden Hart

Bid: $500            Weight: 37 pounds

Buyer: Medina Veterinary Clinic

Reserve champion: Alexa Mier

Bid: $500             Weight: 35 pounds

Buyer: Medina Tractor Sales

MEAT GOATS

Number of Market Lots: 29

Average: $314.08

Grand champion: Nicholas Englehart

Bid: $13/pound              Weight: 78 pounds

Buyer: Mellion Orthodontics

Reserve champion: Kaitlyn Clifford

Bid: $8.50/pound            Weight: 86 pounds

Buyer: Miller Registered Shorthorns

At the groomers

Joey Pavlovicz is busy prepping his market steer for the upcoming sale at the Medina County Fair, Aug. 6. This is Pavlovicz third year taking a steer to the Medina County fair and he placed first in his market class and fifth in the born and bred class this year.
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At the groomers

Joey Pavlovicz is busy prepping his market steer for the upcoming sale at the Medina County Fair, Aug. 6. This is Pavlovicz third year taking a steer to the Medina County fair and he placed first in his market class and fifth in the born and bred class this year.
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What kind of goat are you?

Emmett Marty got up close and personal with Ethan Wilson’s goat, as it peered into Marty’s stroller to get a closer look.
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Medina grand dairy beef

The Medina County Fair grand champion dairy steer, weighing 1,685 pounds, was shown by Breanna Clifford, assisted by Kaitlyn Clifford and purchased by Bill Hange of Farmer’s Savings Bank for $2.90 per pound.
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Medina grand dairy goat

The Medina County Fair grand champion dairy goat, weighing 70 pounds, was shown by Ellie Kaufman, assisted by Ian Kaufman, and purchased by Pfister Orthodontics, represented by Tim Dull, for $10 per pound.
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Medina gr feeder

The Medina County Fair grand champion starter calf, weighing 375 pounds, was shown by Morgan Marchinko, and purchased by Shaw Trucking and Excavating LLC, represented by Rachael Shaw for $5.75 per pound.
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Medina grand market hog

The Medina County Fair grand champion market hog, weighing 271 pounds, was shown by Allison Loftis, and purchased by Brad Bauman of Bauman Oil for $10 per pound. Loftis was also the premier hog showman.
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Medina grand market lamb

The Medina County Fair grand champion market lamb, weighing 137 pounds, was shown by Whitney Smith, assisted by Lydia Winkler, and purchased by Bill and Judy Foster of Foster Farms, for $11 per pound.
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Medina grand market steer

The Medina County Fair grand champion market steer, weighing 1,335 pounds, was shown by Shelby Moucha, and purchased by Don Simmons of Simmons Construction, for $5.20 per pound. Moucha has shown the grand champion steer three years in a row.
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Medina grand meat goat

The Medina County Fair grand champion meat goat, weighing 78 pounds, was shown by Nicholas Englehart, assisted by Brooke and Brianna Englehart, and purchased by Mellion Orthodontics, represented Lois Hollopeter, for $13 per pound.
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Learning to milk a cow

Sisters Daisy (left) and Avery take turns milking a cow in the Medina County Fair agricultural learning tent Aug. 6.
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Morning milking

Trevar Dahl milks the family goat Tianna at the Medina County fair. Although he is no longer in 4-H he still enjoys coming back to show in the open show and support his younger sister.
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Waiting on a milkshake

Through years of fundraising, the Medina County 4-H Junior Leadership club was able to unveil its new milkshake booth at the Medina County Fair this year. There was always a line waiting to get a milkshake and try out the unique flavors like jamocha peanut butter and cherry banana.
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Medina reserve dairy steer

The Medina County Fair grand champion dairy steer, weighing 1,685 pounds, was shown by Breanna Clifford, assisted by Kaitlyn Clifford and purchased by Bill Hange of Farmer’s Savings Bank for $2.90 per pound.
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Medina reserve dairy goat

The Medina County Fair reserve champion dairy goat, weighing 76 pounds, was shown by Jacob Barrington, assisted by Madison Dickerson, and purchased by Fairway Electric, represented by Theresa Call, for $9 per pound.
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Medina reserve feeder calf

The Medina County Fair reserve champion starter calf, weighing 375 pounds, was shown by Megan Emerson, assisted by Culley Emerson, and purchased by Brian Gunkelman or B. Gunkelman Farms, for $3.70 per pound.
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Medina reserve meat goat

The Medina County Fair reserve champion meat goat, weighing 86 pounds, was shown by Kaitlyn Clifford and purchased by Scott Miller of Miller Registered Shorthorns for $8.50 per pound.
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Medina reserve maket hog

The Medina County Fair reserve champion market hog, weighing 330 pounds, was shown by Ryen Patterson, and purchased by Tom Keller of T.L. Keller Meats for $8.50 per pound.
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Medina reserve market lamb

The Medina County Fair reserve champion market lamb, weighing 130 pounds, was shown by Laci Alkyer, assisted by Adam Stamp, and purchased by Marrone Construction, represented by Meghan Morrone, for $9.25 per pound.
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Medina reserve market steer

The Medina County Fair reserve champion market steer, weighing 1315 pounds, was shown by Emily Klotzsche,and purchased by Ryan Gregoire of Ag Design, for $3.60 per pound. Klotzsche was also named the premier beef exhibitor.
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Day at the fair

A local Medina County family stopped to pose for a picture while checking out the farm equipment at the Medina County Fair, Aug. 6. The Knapp, Naftzger and Snyder siblings and cousins were planning to watch family members pull in the tractor pulls later that day.
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"Can I get $10?"

The sale ring was buzzing with bids as auction goers purchased Medina County Fair youth livestock projects Aug. 6.
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Medina grand carcass hog

The Medina County Fair grand champion carcass hog, weighing 194 pounds, was shown by Zach Shroeder and purchased by Tom Rohrer of Westfield Insurance, for $7 per pound.
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Medina grand carcass lamb

The Medina County Fair grand champion carcass lamb, weighing 111 pounds, was shown by Lydia Winkler (right), assisted by Whitney Smith (left), and purchased by Tom Rohrer of Westfield Insurance, for $10 per pound.
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Medina reserve carcass hog

The Medina County Fair reserve champion carcass hog, weighing 148 pounds, was shown by Anna Farnsworth and purchased by Auctioneer Russ Farnsworth and Dave Vinez of HSH Construction and Excavating for $7.50 per pound.
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Medina reserve carcass lamb

The Medina County Fair reserve champion carcass lamb, weighing 91 pounds, was shown by Ellen Henslee and purchased by Overlook Hill Farm, represented by Russell Farnsworth, for $14 per pound.

DAIRY GOATS

Number of Market Lots: 16

Average: $247.93

Grand champion: Ellie Kaufman

Bid: $10/pound              Weight: 70 pounds

Buyer: Dr. Charles Pfister

Reserve champion: Jacob Barrington

Bid: $9/pound            Weight: 76 pounds

Buyer: Fairway Electric

LAMBS

Number of Market Lots: 77

Average: $461.23

Grand champion: Whitney Smith

Bid: $11/pound (new record)              Weight: 137 pounds

Buyer: Foster Farms

Reserve champion: Laci Alkyer

Bid: $9.25/pound              Weight: 130 pounds

Buyer: Marrone Construction

Grand champion carcass: Lydia Winkler

Bid: $10/pound             Weight: 111 pounds

Buyer: Westfield Insurance

Reserve champion carcass: Ellen Henslee

Bid: $14/pound              Weight: 91 pounds

Buyer: Auctioneer Russell Farnsworth

Homegrown champion: Andrew Gall

Homegrown reserve champion: Larry Lewis II

 

STEERS

Number of Market Lots: 23

Average: $3,784.68

Grand champion: Shelby Moucha

Bid: $5.20/pound (new record)              Weight: 1,335 pounds

Buyer: Simmons Brothers Construction

Reserve champion/premier exhibitor: Emily Klotzsche

Bid: $3.60/pound             Weight: 1,315 pounds

Buyer: Ag Design

Grand champion carcass: Shelby Moucha

Bid: $7/pound             Weight: 825 pounds

Buyer: Albright Trucking

Reserve champion carcass: Tom Siedel

Bid: $7/pound             Weight: 1,315 pounds

Buyer: Emil Fabrizi

Champion born and bred: Shelby Moucha

Reserve champion born and bred: Emily Klotzsche

STARTER CALVES

Number of Market Lots: 51

Average: $699.79

Grand champion: Morgan Marchinko

Bid: $5.75/pound             Weight: 375 pounds

Buyer: Shaw Trucking and Excavating LLC

Reserve champion: Megan Emerson

Bid: $3.70/pound             Weight: 375 pounds

Buyer: B. Gunkelman Farms

Champion light feeder/premier exhibitor: Joseph Barrington

Reserve light feeder: Anna Farnsworth

Champion heavy feeder: Joseph Mennell

Reserve heavy feeder: Culley Emerson

DAIRY BEEF

Number of Market Lots: 15

Average: $2,581.22

Grand champion: Breanna Clifford

Bid: $2.90/pound             Weight: 1,685 pounds

Buyer: Farmer’s Savings Bank

Reserve champion: Cheyenne Honigman

Bid: $2.35/pound             Weight: 1,445 pounds

Buyer: Treemasters Tree Service

 

HOGS

Number of Market Lots: 194

Average: $590.82

Grand champion/premier exhibitor: Allison Loftis

Bid: $10/pound             Weight: 271 pounds

Buyer: Bauman and Sons Oil LLC

Reserve champion: Ryen Patterson

Bid: $8.50/pound              Weight: 282 pounds

Buyer: T.L. Keller Meats

Grand champion carcass: Zach Shroeder

Bid: $7/pound             Weight: 194 pounds

Buyer: Westfield Insurance

Reserve champion: Anna Farnsworth

Bid: $7.50/pound              Weight: 148 pounds

Buyer: Auctioneer Russell Farnsworth and HSH Construction and Excavating

Homegrown champion: Brittany Miller

Homegrown reserve champion: Clayton Sparks

4-H Endowment Basket: $2,900,
Buyer: Medina Veterinary Clinic LLC

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