Jefferson Co. 4-H Auction Brings In $241,950

Monday, July 15th, 2019 11:00am

By Scott Hubbard- Jefferson Co. 4-H

Photo: MacKenzie Phillips Grand Champion Steer (Kathy Jo Phillips Facebook)

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

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