Premium prices climb at fair livestock sale | Kenton Times

Premium prices climb at fair livestock sale

Ten records for premium prices paid to exhibitors were set or tied during Saturday’s Junior Fair Livestock Sale at the Hardin County Fair.
Don Spar, sale chairman, said the event also establish a new high for premium paid over market price at $255,769. A year ago that total was $244,605.
That premium goes to the exhibitors and Spar said it’s the support of the 310 different buyers that led to the record.
A change in recent years is the number of buyer groups which participate in the sale. Many of these are community-based as organizers there get donations of as low as $25 and pool their money to support the youth, he said.
“That’s why the premium are up,” Spar said.
Grand sales totaled $375,741, which is down from the sales record of $382,484 set in 2011. Spar said contributing factors to the lower total included prices for lambs being down 50 cents per pound, while hogs were down 10 cents per pound. Plus, the number of beef steers sold was down by 10, he said.
J.J. Hunt, a member of Alger Junior Farmers, sold his grand champion pen of three rabbits for a record premium of $700. It was purchased by Foraker Elevator, Henderson Auto Parts, WIWA LP and 235 Grill.
Grace Poeppelman, a member a Ridgeway Junior Boosters, sold her reserve champion pen of three rabbits for a premium of $550 to the Kenton Times and WKTN-FM radio.
Logan Hill, a member of Ridgemont FFA, sold her champion barrow for a premium of $1,500 to Hensel Ready Mix.
Tyler Merritt, a member of Cessna Minuteman, sold her champion gilt for a premium record $3,200. The buyers were Ag Credit, Allen Tire, Hardin County Commissioner Ed Elliott, Findlay Implement, Foraker Elevator, Judge William D. Hart, Henderson Auto Parts, K&B Feed Service, McCullough Show Pigs, Mouse House, Ron Wyss, SVG, Trupointe Blanchard Station, VH5 Trucking, Waugh Family, Billenstein Farm and Drainage, 235 Grill and Beck’s Superior Hybrids.
Cameron Smith, a member of Ridgeway Junior Boosters, sold his reserve champion barrow for a premium of $1,100. Buyers were Hardin County Treasurer Denise Althauser, Heritage Cooperative, Home Savings and Loan and Schmidt Machine.
Darian Rockhold, a member of Ridgeway Junior Boosters, sold her reserve champion gilt for a premium of $800. It was purchased by McCullough Industries.
Kyle Koehler, a member of Hardin Northern FFA, sold his grand champion meat chickens for a record-tying premium price of $1,350. Buyers were Hardin County Prosecuting Attorney Bradford Bailey, Bunge North America, Carrie and Rodney Haudenschield, Community First Bank, Crates Farm and Excavating, Forest Business Boosters, Green Camp Vet Clinic, Hempy Water Conditioning, Kenton Ace Hardware and Radio Shack Dealer, Mouse House, Ag Risk Management Services, Robinson Fin Machines and E C Store It, Circle R. Corp and CKP Construction.
Anna Koehler, a member of Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes, received a premium of $1,000 for her reserve champion meat chickens. Buyers were Hardin County Prosecuting Attorney Bradford Bailey, Bunge North America, Carrie and Rodney Haudenschield, Community First Bank, Forest Business Boosters, Hempy Water Conditioning, Kenton Ace Hardware and Radio Shack Dealer, Ag Risk Management Services, Robinson Fin Machines and E C Store It, and Circle R. Corp.
Paige Trent, a member of Lynn Valley Farmers, sold her grand champion dairy beef feeder for a premium of $1,200. Buyers were International Paper and Quest Federal Credit Union.
Kody Creamer, a member of Ridgemont FFA, sold his reserve champion dairy beef feeder for $850 to Carrie and Rodney Haudenschield, Cessna Transport, Hempy Water Conditioning, JB Tubulars, K&B Feed Service, Maple Brook Farms, BAM Fotography Studio, Mouser Hardware and Lumber, and Financial Matters.
Grant Hites, a member of Hardin Northern FFA, sold his grand champion lamb for a record premium of $2,260. Buyers were Ag Credit, Beck’s Superior Hybrids, Hardin County Prosecutor Bradford Bailey, Cliff Hite, Crates Farm and Excavating, Crop Production Services, Hardin County Tractor Pullers, Heritage Cooperative, JB Tubulars, Kellogg Farms, Liberty National Bank, Precision Strip, Robinson Fin Machines and E C Store It, Walmart Store 5355, Blanchard Valley Farmers-Findlay, Circle R. Corp, Rocking H Farm Group, Billenstein Farm and Drainage, Hites Family, Farmers Equipment and Heart Landscaping.
Madisyn Gossard, a member of Liberty Belles and Boys, sold her reserve champion lamb for a record premium of $2,900. Buyers were the Ada Area Buyers Group, Community Markets, Joyce’s Homemade Caramel Sauce, Cardinal Bus Sales and Ada Community Buyers.
Grant Hites, a member of Hardin Northern FFA, sold his grand champion goat for a record premium of $1,350. Buyers were Ag Credit, Beck’s Superior Hybrids, Cliff Hite, Crates Farm and Excavating, Hardin County Tractor Pullers, Liberty National Bank, Quest Federal Credit Union, The Kroger Company, Blanchard Valley Farmers-Findlay, Circle R. Corp, Rocking H Farm Group, Billenstein Farm and Drainage, and Hites Family.
Jorie Morris, a member of Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes, sold his reserve champion goat for a premium of $500. It was purchased by Cessna Transport Inc., A.G. Bradley.
Callie Daniels, a member of Alger Jr. Farmers, sold her grand champion steer for a record premium of $4,650. It was purchased by Ada Area Buyers Club, Beck’s Superior Hybrids, Aaron Hensel, Hardin County Prosecutor Bradford Bailey, Cliff Hite, County Line Ag Service, Hardin County Commissioner Ed Elliott, Judge William D. Hart, Henderson Auto Parts, Liberty National Bank, Precision Strip, Quest Federal Credit Union, Ron Wyss, Royer Farms, SVG, Sheriff Keith Everhart, Steve Austin’s Auto Group, Steve Austin’s at the Lake, The Kroger Company, USV Lions Club, VH5 Trucking, Wilcox Farms, WIWA LP and 235 Grill.
Allison Underwood, a member of Taylor Creek Lads and Lassies, sold her reserve champion steer for a record premium of $4,400. Buyers were Ag Credit, Allen Tire-Bellefontaine, Big AG Habit, Hardin County Prosecutor Bradford Bailey, Carrie and Rodney Haudenschield, Findlay Implement Company, Foraker Elevator, Gary Saylor auctioneer, Hardin Motors Chrysler-Dodge and Jeep, JB Tubulars, K&B Feed Service, Liberty National Bank, Mid-Ohio Energy Coop, Plaza Inn Family Restaurant, Quest Federal Credit Union, Ralston Farms, Ron Wyss, Root Lumber, Royer Farms, Sheriff Keith Everhart, Silver Creek Supply, Wilson Tire Company, Maple Brook Farms, Heritage Forty Farm, Commissioner Brice Beaman, Larry and Cindy Underwood, and Sullinger Farm.
Colin Turner, a member of Ridgemont FFA, sold his grand champion dairy steer for a premium of $600. The buyer was Sullinger Farms.
Jordan Vermillion, a member of Kenton FFA, sold his reserve champion dairy steer for a record premium of $1,400. Buyers were Hardin County Tractor Pullers, Hepburn Feed and Supply, Layman Auction Service and Layman Farmers, Precision Strip, Quest Federal Credit Union, Walmart Store 5355 and Circle R. Corp.
The annual sale of a gallon of milk to benefit Junior Fair dairy exhibitors raised a record $5,626. The list of buyers will be included in the Post-Fair Tab.

By TIM THOMAS
Times editor

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