Hampshire County Sale Raises Cash for 4-H, FFA Members

8/31/2013 7:00 AM
By Marla Pisciotta West Virginia Correspondent

AUGUSTA, W.Va. — The Hampshire County Fair livestock sale, held Aug. 17, raised $113,303.75 for 4-H and FFA members.

The market steer division consisted of nine steers. Catherine Largent exhibited the grand champion with her steer weighing in at 1,258 pounds. The steer was purchased for $2.65 a pound.

The grand champion heifer feeder calf, weighing 476 pounds, was exhibited by Samuel Cookman and was purchased for $3.20 a pound.

Eighteen calves participated in the sale. Kirsten Hiett won the feeder calf steer class, weighing in at 596 pounds and selling for $2.90 a pound.

The market lamb division consisted of 18 lambs. Lori Getz exhibited the grand champion wether, which was purchased for $5.50 a pound, while the grand champion ewe, exhibited by Kelsey Feller, sold for $8 a pound.

Seven goats were entered in the market goat exhibit. The grand champion, owned by Katherine Corbin, sold for $7.25 a pound.

The 39 market hogs were divided into two classes, gilt and barrow.

Christian Hicks sold his grand champion gilt, weighing at 273 pounds, for $5 a pound.

Trevor Pyles sold his barrow for $4, also weighing in at 273 pounds.

The livestock sale was supported by many local businesses and individuals.

Altogether, 106 animals were sold at the Saturday night auction.

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