All animals were donated to House of Hope
The Jefferson County (IN) 4H Fair Livestock Program wrapped up the 2019 Fair with its annual Livestock Auction. This year’s event was dubbed ’50 for 50’ with the intention of honoring Jefferson County’s long-time Purdue Extension Educator Lonnie Mason’s 50 years of County Fairs as an Extension Educator, by donating 50 animals to the House of Hope foodbank in Madison. The response was overwhelming and by the half way mark of the auction the goal had been met. In all 90 (compered with 44 in 2018) animals were donated to House of Hope by Auction buyers: 90 (6 Steers, 18 lambs, 66 pigs)
This years auction brought in $241,950 compered to $215,175 last year.
Animals represent only a part of the overall projects worked on by 4H youth in Jefferson County, but they are a very time consuming and expensive project. In order to support the youth and encourage growth in this very valuable area of 4H and local agriculture, the Fair holds this auction to provide a reward and incentive for the youth to participate, as well as off-set some of the investment.
Grand Champions Beef MacKenzie Phillips $4,000.00 Chandler Select
Swine Jonathan Stockdale $3,100.00 Auxier Gas & Farmers Bank of Milton
Sheep Gracie Block $3,000.00 Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre & Goode Trucking
Meat Goat Sydney Hammock $3,500.00 Chandler Cheverolet & Zimmer Tractor
Goat Dairy Maeci Marshall $1,400.00 Jenner & Pattison Law Office & Gateway Investment Services
Poultry Taylor Hardymon $1,000.00 Poor Jack Amusements
Rabbit Aden Smith $1,000.00 Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
Dairy Dawson Scott $1,400.00 German American Bank
Reserve Grand Champions Swine Adalyn Leach $2,900.00 L & N Machine
Beef Jonathan Anderson $3,900.00 Majesty Express