Livestock Grosses $153,019
Laramie Clark’s grand champion steer, “Prince,” brought a “princely” $4.90 per pound Saturday night at the Fulton County Fair when he was sold to Clair Hawkins Lumber & Fertilizer of Harrisonville. It was a good market for sellers this year as Clark’s steer brought 80 cents per pound more than last year’s grand champion, also bought by Hawkins. Clark took home $6,801 for the 1,388-pound market crossbreed steer’s winning efforts
Clair Hawkins Lumber and Fertilizer also placed the successful bid for Levi Truax’s reserve grand champion steer, “Butch.” Hawkins bought the 1,254-pound steer for $3.50 per pound, netting Truax $4,389 for his work. Last year’s reserve champion brought just $2.65 per pound.
The two champion steers were among a total of 29 steers, 62 hogs, 19 lambs and 22 meat goats sold at the 52nd annual Fulton County Youth Livestock Association’s sale held at the conclusion of fair week in Fulton County. The auction grossed $153,019 for the 132 animals sold.
Carly Swope’s champion lightweight steer was knocked down to Country View Family Farms for $2.50 per pound, while Brittany Truax’s reserve champion heavyweight went to Community State Bank also for $2.50 per pound. Landon Seiders showed the reserve champion middleweight steer, and it went to the Eagles Club for $2.25 per pound. Riley Black showed the reserve champion lightweight, and it went to MS Rosenberry Trucking for $2.05 per pound. It was a seller’s market this year as steers went for an average of $2.36 per pound. Last year’s average was $1.81 per pound. All livestock sold on Saturday night greatly exceeded last week’s market prices.
Other steer buyers included: Karlin and Missy Lynch, Franklin Feed and Supply, Mark Rosenberry, Jared Henry, Ramsey’s Septic Service, Fogal’s Excavating, Joe Charfardon E&E Contractors Inc., Lincoln Way Market, Younkers Meat Market, Fulton Valley Ag Services LLC, LR Wilson Seamless Gutters, Tim Shaw, Sipes Funeral Home, Hagerstown Speedway (2), Buterbaugh Construction LLC, George S Hann and Son/Renee & Todd Early, Pierce and Shelby Miller, Ed Carbaugh, Woody and Joycelene Strait, JC’s Electric, Dorothy Knepper and Eader’s Livestock and Hauling. Market hog sale
Country View Family Farms bought Lexi Richards’ grand champion hog on Saturday evening for a whopping $10.10 per pound and then donated it back to the scholarship fund. It was resold to Eader’s Butcher Shop for $1.50 per pound. Justin Fogal’s reserve grand champion heavyweight brought $6.10 per pound and was knocked down to Leroy Fagley. Last year’s champion pig brought $4.30 per pound, and the reserve brought $4.10 per pound.
Franklin Feed and Supply was the successful bidder for Brittany Truax’s champion lightweight, paying $2.90 per pound, while Fulton Tractor and Kubota took home Shiane Pittman’s reserve champion heavyweight for $4 per pound. Sipes Funeral Home was the high bidder for Tristan Gelvin’s champion middleweight, paying $2 per pound, while R&D Recycling took Samantha Henry’s champion lightweight for $2.20 per pound.
Other hog buyers included: Country View Family Farms LLC (5), Genetic Vision, Eader’s Butcher Shop, the Cone Zone, Claetus Canby Farm Family Insurance, Susquehanna Bank, Lincoln Way Market, Lake Insurance, Helser’s Excavating LLC, LR Wilson Seamless Gutter (2), Sipes Funeral Home (3), Troy Bookheimer, Thomas All Things Automotive/Carquest, Community State Bank of Orbisonia (2), Pierce & Shelby Miller, Mc- Connellsburg NAPA, Alexander Financial Group, VFW (3), Forbes Road Lions Club, Younkers Meat Market, Locust Grove LLC, Richards Dairy, Keefer’s Racing, Jack D. Steele D.M.D, Myers Kimmel Insurance, Ag Choice Farm Credit, FLCA, Eader’s Livestock & Hauling, JC’s Electric, Farm Family Insurance, Helser’s Excavating LLC, Brenda Covert, Troy Bookheimer, Souders Logging and Firewood, Lincoln Way Pizza, Franklin Feed and Supply Co., Sen. John Eichelberger, Franklin Feed and Supply Co., Double H Farms, Sideling Hill Sportsman’s Association, Morton’s Feed Mill- Dennis W. Seville, R&D Recycling LLC – Roy and Dixie Hess (2), Erica Fendlay – Edward Jones, Raymond Seville, F&M Trust, Noah Hughes, Dr. Joe Wolfe, state Rep. Jesse Topper, Will and Marianne Hoffman, Craig Paylor, Fulton Mower Salvage, Carbaugh’s Water Hauling- Roger Carbaugh and Clem Malot Commonwealth Code. Other buyback donations included Lake Insurance, Susquehanna Bank, Lincoln Way Pizza, R&D Recycling and Erica Fendlay
Nadasyn Skiles’ champion lightweight meat goat went home to Clem Malot Commonwealth Code on a high bid of $280, while Carly Swope’s reserve champion heavyweight was knocked down to Mike Miller for $300. Shiane Pittman’s reserve champion middleweight goat was bought by Everett Foodliner for $380, and Samantha Henry’s reserve champion lightweight went to Bedford Farm Bureau for $300.
Other meat goat buyers included: Greencastle Livestock, Farm Family Insurance, Cranford, Bill and Michele, Mike Miller (2), Franklin Feed and Supply Co., Clugston’s Farm Store, Hoober Inc.(2), David Kuhn (2), Bedford Farm Bureau, Eddy’s Engraving and Gifts, Maple Hollow Fencing, Brian Barkley, Uncle Clem’s Place, Community State Bank of Orbisonia and Claetus Canby Farm Family Insurance.
The average meat goat price this year was $390 per goat.
This year’s livestock sale total of $153,019 was up sharply from last year’s grand total of $108,524 when a total of 123 animals were sold.
Craig Knepper served as the auctioneer for the livestock sale.
Market lamb sale
Genetic Visions paid a whopping $10 per pound for Brittany Truax’s grand champion market lamb on Saturday evening. The champion lamb weighed in at 124 pounds, bringing Truax $1,240 for her efforts. Shiane Pittman’s reserve grand champion heavyweight was bought by Souders Logging and Firewood for $9.25 per pound, donated back to the scholarship fund and then bought by Everett Foodliner for $3.20 per pound.
Brock Hohman’s champion lightweight lamb was sold to Commercial Concepts for $5 per pound. Last year’s champion lamb brought $8.25 per pound, while the reserve champion brought $8.20.
Kassidy Detwiler’s reserve champion heavyweight lamb fetched $2.20 per pound from Eader’s Butcher Shop, while Carly Swope’s reserve champion middleweight lamb was taken by Frank Shives for $3.20 per pound. Bill and Michele Cranford placed a high bid of $2.50 per pound for Sawere Truax’s reserve champion lightweight.
The average lamb price this year was $3.81 per pound, up from last year’s average of $3.28 per pound.
Other lamb buyers included: Bard’s Auto Sales, R&D Recycling LLC Roy and Dixie Hess, Clem Malot Commonwealth Code Ins. (2), Commercial Concepts, Younkers Meat Market, Bedford Farm Bureau (2), Fulton Valley Ag Services LLC, Eric and Jody Buterbaugh, Fix Construction LLC, Benjamin Shughart and Greencastle Livestock.
Market meat goat sale
This year’s 22 meat goats were sold straight by the head rather than by the pound.
Levi Truax’s grand champion was knocked down to Souders Logging & Firewood for $700. It was donated back to the scholarship fund and then bought by Fix Construction for $320. Landon Seiders’ reserve grand champion middleweight