READING, Pa. — Members of Berks County livestock clubs exhibited and sold their 4-H projects at the 2013 Annual Roundup on Sept. 27 at the Reading Fairgrounds.
Jonathan and Allison May of Buffalo Mills evaluated the livestock on Thursday prior to Friday’s sale.
The sale, which featured 114 project animals, grossed about $110,000, a record for the Berks County 4-H Livestock Round-Up Sale.
The champion steer, exhibited by April Stafford, was purchased by the Strausstown Rod and Gun Club for $3,600. The club also bought the reserve champion steer, exhibited by Jessica Spatz, for $3,300.
The champion dairy beef, exhibited by Phillip Stutzman, was purchased by Weaver Insurance Co. and Stutzman Crop Care for $2,000. The reserve champion dairy beef, exhibited by Jacob Guldin, was purchased by National Penn Bank and Oley Valley Feed Inc. for $1,700.
The champion hog, exhibited by Mark Balthaser, was purchased by Bell & Evans Poultry for $1,000. Bell & Evans also bought the reserve champion hog, exhibited by Mikayla Trubilla, for $900.
The champion lamb, exhibited by Dalton Gromlich, was purchased by Stitzer Auto Body, Michael Hardisky and Dorothy Moyer for $1,000. The reserve champion lamb, exhibited by Ty Brown, was purchased by Mountain Road Chemicals for $1,000.
The champion goat, exhibited by Kelsey Boltz, was purchased by Pure Wild Ice Tea, Reifsnyders Ag Center and Strausstown Rod and Gun Club for $1,400. The reserve champion goat, exhibited by Jonathan Werley, was purchased by Mountain Road Chemicals and Fulton Bank for $1,000.