CARLISLE, Pa. — At the recent Cumberland County 4-H Livestock Round Up and Sale, Hoss’s Steak & Sea House purchased the Grand Champion market steer for $2,700 and then donated it to Project Share.
Project Share is a nonprofit organization providing food, clothing and nutritional education to people in need in the greater Carlisle area.
Rebecca Webster’s 1,320-pound heavyweight steer topped the group of 11 steers at the 2013 Cumberland County 4-H Livestock Show and Sale. A total of 15 market animals were purchased then donated to Project Share.
Seventy-nine 4-H Livestock Club members exhibited 183 market animals, which were sold for $108,801. There were 12 steers, 75 goats, 59 hogs, 30 lambs and seven dairy feeder calves in the sale. The two-day event took place at the Shippensburg Fairgrounds.
Reserve grand champion market steer was shown by Morgan Paynter, Newville. The Cory O’Donnell Memorial Fund purchased the steer for $1,925.
The grand champion feeder calf was shown by Cheyenne Swope-Stitt, Carlisle, and purchased by Keith’s Farm & Dairy Supplies for $825. A Touch of Green and AgVantage Feed & Seed purchased the reserve grand champion feeder calf exhibited by Nicklaus Wagner, New Kingstown, for $1,025.
Cody Bear, Newville, exhibited the champion market hog, which was purchased by Huntsdale Stock Farms for $875. Reserve champion market hog was shown by Naomi George, Carlisle, and sold for $1,175 to Clemens Family Corp., Hatfield Quality Meats, Farmer Boy Ag Systems and Wenger Feeds.
The champion pair of hogs was shown by Garrett Chestnut, Newville, and sold to Wenger Meats & Ice for $1,025.
Grand champion market lamb was shown by Brayden Myers, Carlisle, and was sold for $725 to Hunter Insurance Associates. Reserve champion market lamb was shown by Lynn Finkenbinder, Newville, and purchased by McCullough Acres for $575.
The champion pair of lambs was shown by Makaela Koser, Shippensburg, and purchased by Shetron Auction and Equipment for $1.200.
The grand champion market goat was exhibited by Kayla Anthony, Mount Holly Springs and purchased by Knisely Pet & Farm Center, Matthew Ludt Construction, Andy Souder, David Collins, Scott Shirey and Casey Williams for $2,000.
Reserve grand champion market goat was shown by Tommy Pastor, Newburg, and purchased by Hoober Feeds, Commercial Concepts AI and Valley Pride Restoration for $700.
Green Castle Livestock Market, Wayne Craig & Sons and Dennis Wickard were the animal buyback purchasers.