Youths Profit from Solanco Fair Livestock Sale

10/13/2012 7:00 AM

QUARRYVILLE, Pa. — Young exhibitors wrapped up the 63rd edition of the Solanco Fair on Sept. 21 with the annual livestock sale. The youths sold 15 Holstein dairy feeder steers, 10 market goats, 89 market hogs, six beef steers and 29 market lambs.

The 1,340-pound grand champion beef steer exhibited by James Testerman was purchased for $2.25 a pound by Ferguson and Hassler. The 1,113-pound reserve champion beef steer shown by Freddy Frey was bought for $1.45 a pound by Larrimore Family Farm.

Carly Foose’s 686-pound grand champion Holstein dairy feeder steer was sold to Ed Leaman of Leaman Auction for $1.60 a pound. Lexi Lindly showed the steer so Foose could compete at the state dairy queen contest at the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg.

The 722-pound reserve champion dairy steer shown by Chad Peifer was purchased for $1.60 a pound by Moats Service Center.

The 71-pound grand champion goat shown by Alta Brandenberg was bought by Frey Family Angus for $12 a pound. The 75-pound reserve champion goat shown by Freddy Frey was purchased for $8 a pound by Ferguson and Hasslers.

The 270-pound grand champion hog shown by James Miller and was purchased for $5 a pound by NBRS Financial Bank. The 250-pound reserve champion hog shown by Jennie McMichael was bought by Clifton Bryan of Hess’s Barbecue & Catering for $3.25 a pound.

The 129-pound top-placing Solanco lamb shown by Hanna Welk was sold to Welk Acres for $5 a pound.

Roger Slusser of Weaver Insurance bought Nate Binkley’s 148-pound grand champion lamb for $4 a pound. The champion pair of lambs was exhibited by Atalie Winters, and she sold her 116-pound reserve champion lamb for $4 a pound to Frey Brothers Inc.

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