The 4-H and FFA market beef, swine, sheep, and goat exhibitors were given the opportunity to sell their project animal in the Livestock Auction held on Saturday, July 18th during the Delaware County Fair. Many exhibitors walked their market animal through the sale ring for local buyers to purchase. The fair had a record year of sales and support from local buyers.
The beef sale included 92 animals that were sold for a total of $240,242.00 with an average sale price of $2,699.35 and $2.02 per pound. The Grand Champion Market Beef was exhibited by Randy Thompson.
Fifty-nine hogs were sold in the swine auction for a total of $54,151.05 with an average price of $3.26 per pound. The average price paid per hog was approximately $917.81. The Grand Champion Market Barrow was exhibited by Haley Ronnebaum and the Grand Champion Market Gilt was exhibited by Marin Gaul. The Grand Champion Derby Barrow was exhibited by Ella Cole and the Grand Champion Derby Gilt was exhibited by Kendra Hillers. The Grand Champion Breeding Gilt was exhibited by Marin Gaul.
In the sheep division, 10 sheep were sold by 4-H and FFA youth for a total of $3,985.25 with an average price of $3.07 per pound. The average price per animal was $398.53. The Grand Champion Market Lamb was exhibited by Bianca Ronnebaum.
A total of 12 goats were sold for a total $4,275.95. The average price per animal was $356.33 with an average price per pound of $5.03. The Grand Champion Market Goat was exhibited by Mason Kruse.
ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County gives a huge thank you to the team of auctioneers, including Marv Waterhouse, Jerry Maker, Mike Loecke, and Kaleb Kruse, as well as the Delaware County Bankers Association for providing sale clerks and Old 20 Auction who donated and ran the online auction. They also want to thank the local lockers, including the Edgewood Locker, Dan’s Locker, the Winthrop Locker, and Westlinden, for hauling and processing the animals. And a big thank you to all of the livestock auction buyers and community for the support! Over $30,000 was raised by the community at the auction for the fair’s operations too.
photo courtesy of Delaware County Fair