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Champion animals bring top premiums at sale

The livestock sale was held Saturday at the Hardin County Fair. The 2013 sale saw record premiums paid for animals.

Born and raised champ

Born and raised champ

Kasey Hoag earned $600 for his hog born and raised in Hardin County. It was purchased by the 235 Grill, Foraker Elevator, Div. of Mennel Milling, Henderson’s Auto Parts and Rohr Farms. Kasey is a member of the Alger Junior Farmers 4-H club and the son of Tee and Cherise Salyer of Kenton.

Champion barrow

Champion barrow

Kaitlin Heberling’s champion barrow sold for a premium of $1,200 to Hensel Ready Mix. She is a member of Hardin County Wranglers.

Champion dairy steer sold

Champion dairy steer sold

Kaden Parker of Scioto Valley 4-H is all smiles after selling his champion dairy steer for a premium of $600 to Silver Creek Supply during Saturday’s junior fair livestock sale

Champion goat buy

Champion goat buy

The grand champion goat shown by Teja Hoge of Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes brought a premium of $700 at the livestock sale. The purchasers were the Mouse House and Dr. Kate Johnson.

Grand dairy feeder

Grand dairy feeder

Jackson Althauser of Lynn Valley Farmers sold his champion dairy beef feeder for a premium of $2,050 to McDonald’s, Kroger, Cliff Hite, Trupointe, Wyandot Tractor, Ace Hardware, Bill Hart, Liberty National Bank, Layman Farms LLP and Auction Service, Ag Credit, Land Tech, Community Markets and Hardin County Treasurer Denise Althauser.

Milk sale

Milk sale

The junior fair dairy exhibitors were rewarded with a premium of $5,050 for the symbolic gallon of milk at Saturday’s junior fair livestock sale. A list of the exhibitors and buyers will be included in the Hardin County Fair Keepsake Edition to be published later this month.

Record for reserve dairy steer

Record for reserve dairy steer

A record premium of $4,000 was received by Mitchell Jennings of Taylor Creek Lads and Lassies for his reserve champion dairy steer. Buyers were Ag Credit, Hensel Ready Mix, Precision Strip, Circle R, McCullough Industries, Quest Federal Credit Union, K&B Feeds, Hardin County Tractor Pullers, Kroger, Robinson Fin Machines, McDonald’s, Ace Hardware, Oates Farms, Kale Marketing, Rowe Farms, Wilcox Farms and Steve Austin Auto Group.

Record setter

Record setter

Shelby Rowe’s champion gilt was purchased for a record premium of $4,100 by a group that included Precision Strip, Becky’s Hybrids, Moser Oil, Michelle Harsh Ins. Agency, Ag Credit, Rohrs Farms, Dave Pfoff-Allen Tire, Land Tech, Foraker Elevator, R&K Farms, USV Lions, Hardin County Tractor Pullers and Quest Federal Credit Union. The old record was $3,200 in 2012. She is a member of Alger Junior Farmers.

Reserve barrow

Reserve barrow

The reserve champion barrow exhibited by Brian Quillen, a member of Ada FFA, was purchased for $1,200 premium by McCullough Industries.

Reserve born and raised

Reserve born and raised

Caleb Beale’s reserve champion hog born and raised in Hardin County raised $700 from the Hardin County Pork Producers, Holbrook Farms and Walnut Lane Famr Club Pigs. Caleb is the son of Dan and Sherri Beal of Kenton and a member of the Taylor Creek Lads and Lassies 4-H club.

Reserve born and raised

Reserve born and raised

Lane Underwood received a premium of $3,050 for his reserve champion Hardin County born and raised market steer. He is a member of Taylor Creek Lads and Lassies. Buyers were Ag Credit, Brice Beaman, Citizens National Bank of Bluffton, Foraker Elevator, Hardin Motors, Hepburn Feed and Supply, Heritage Forty Farm, Kenton Ace Hardware, Liberty National Bank, Moser Oil-Central Ohio Farmers Co-op, Mt. Victory Meats, Parrott Implement, Plaza Inn Restaurant, Quest Federal Credit Union, Root Lumber, Royer Farms, Silver Creek Supply, Wilson Tire, R&K Farms, Gene and Brenda Rainsburg and Midways Farms.

Reserve champs

Reserve champs

The reserve champion pen of three meat chickens, exhibited by Seth Kuhlman of High Flyers, was purchased for a $500 premium by Farmers Mutual Insurance.

Reserve dairy feeder

Reserve dairy feeder

Delaney Althauser of Lynn Valley Farmers sold her reserve champion dairy beef feeder for a premium of $1,900 to Hensel Ready Mix.

Reserve gilt

Reserve gilt

Kylie Hites’ reserve champion gilt was purchased for a premium of $1,500 by Central Ohio Farmers Co-op, Peacock Water, Quest Federal Credit Union, Precision Strip, Alger Carryout, Alger Freeze, Ram’s Roost, Burgee Show Pigs, Colonial Golf Course, Linda and Doug Putnam, Nelson Insurance Agency, Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Schindewolf Stevens Stout Funeral Home, Diamond-M Vet Clinic, Hair Studio 801, Jim and Jerry Hites and Rohrs Farms. She is a member of Alger Junior Farmers.

Reserve lamb sold

Reserve lamb sold

Adam Wagner of Ridgemont FFA earned a premium of $1,000 for his reserve champion lamb at Saturday’s junior fair livestock sale. Kenton Truck and McCullough Industries combined to make the purchase.

Reserve rabbits sold

Reserve rabbits sold

Shaye Creamer of Country Timers sold her reserve champion pen of three rabbits for $650 to McCullough Industries, Kenton Truck and Hardin Motors at the junior fair livestock sale.

Reserve steer sold

Reserve steer sold

Cameron Deckling of Hardin Northern FFA sold his reserve champion steer for a premium of $3,100. It was purchased by Root Lumber, McCullough-Hoffman Show Cattle, Golden Giant Buildings, Tice Construction, McCullough Industries, Liberty National Bank, Bill Hart, Crop Production Services-Dunkirk, Precision Strip, Royer Farms, Hepburn Feed and Supply and Farmers Mutual Insurance.

Reserve turkey sold

Reserve turkey sold

Caralee Stover of Ada Barnyard Farmers received a premium of $300 for her reserve champion turkey. The buyer was Cessna Transport at Saturday’s junior fair livestock sale.

Runner-up goat sold

Runner-up goat sold

The reserve champion goat, exhibited by Teja Hoge of Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes, received a premium of $650. Buyers were Community First Bank and BVF, doing business as Legacy Farmers Cooperative.

Super chickens

Super chickens

Mason Garmon of Riverdale FFA said his champion pen of three meat chickens for a premium of $1,200 to BVFC dba Legacy Farmers Cooperative, Hempy Water Conditioning, Robinson Fin Machines, Kenton Times, Community First Bank, WKTN, Kroger and Ace Hardware.

Top born and raised lamb

Top born and raised lamb

Elisha Lowery of Cessna Minutemen received a premium of $1,700 for her champion born and raised in Hardin County lamb. Buyers were Ag Risk Management Services, Prosecutor Bradford Bailey, Commissioner Brice Beaman, Cessna Transport, Farmers Mutual Insurance, Hempy Water Conditioning, Lowery Club Lambs, Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, T&D Trucking and Wilcox Farms.

Top born and raised steer

Top born and raised steer

The Hardin County born and raised champion steer of Caleb DeLong received a premium of $3,200 at the livestock sale. Buyers were 235 Grill, Elgin Service Center, Foraker Elevator, Hempy Water Conditioning, Hepburn Feed and Supply, J&S Farms-Beck’s Hybrids, Kenton Times, Robinson Fin Machines and E C Store It, Schaub Excavating, Tony Lay, Trupointe and EgBert Livestock. He is a member of Scioto Valley 4-H.

Top dollar for top steer

Top dollar for top steer

Molly Wilson of Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes received a record-tying premium of $4,650 for her champion market steer. It was purchased by Ag Credit, Beck’s Superior, Hybrid’s Aaron Hensel, Bill Hart, Land Tech, Buchenroth Excavating, Findlay Implement, Moser Oil, Wilson Tire, McDonald’s, Guardian Lima, Rodabaugh Farms, Rodabaugh Brothers Meats, Mt. Victory Meats and Wyandot Tractor.

Top lamb bought

Top lamb bought

The champion lamb of Madisyn Gossard of Liberty Belles and Boys brought a record $3,600 premium at Saturday’s sale. Buyers were Ron Wyss Terus Energy, Buckeye Soil, SVG, Cessna Transport, Joyce’s Caramel Apples, Courtyard Marriott – Lima, Majestic Plastics, Steve Stair, J&B Equipment, Brent Burris Trucking, Guyton Home Builders, Wyss Farm Holdings, Nickell Farms, 302 Carryout, L&M Concessions, Barb and Jim Ulrey, Gossard Farms, Gossard Lawn Service, Mary Ann Stair and Kenton Trucking.

Top rabbits purchased

Top rabbits purchased

The champion pen of three rabbits shown by Miguel Jordan of Liberty Belles and Boys sold for a record premium of $1,450. Buyers were SVG, Buckeye Soil, Beck’s Hybrids, Ada Buyers Group, Quest Federal Credit Union, Lowery Club Lambs, Foraker Elevator, Walmart, Ed Elliott-county commissioner, Kroger, High Farms LLC, Liberty National Bank, McMurray/Pfeiffer and Steve Austin.

Top turkey bought

Top turkey bought

The champion turkey (left) earned a premium of $750 for Skyler Lotz of Lynn Valley Farmers. Buyers were Ag Credit, Hensel Ready Mix, Precision Strip, Circle R, McCullough Industries, Quest Federal Credit Union, K&B Feeds, Hardin County Tractor Pullers, Kroger, Robinson Fin Machines, McDonald’s, Ace Hardware, Oates Farms, Kale Marketing, Rowe Farms, Wilcox Farms and Steve Austin Auto Group.

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Times photos by Tim Thomas and Dan Robinson

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