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DeKalb 4-H'ers Earn over $300,000

by Caitlin Lochamire

Published: Friday, October 11, 2019

The DeKalb County 4-H Fair auction raked in a total of $301,045 with 260 lots on Sept. 27. That's an increase from last year's total of $232,005.64 on 258 lots.

Jesse Pranger sold the 1,308-pound grand champion beef steer. The animal brought $5,500, or $4.20 per pound. Complete Maintenance was the buyer.

The reserve champion beef steer was exhibited by Evan Policinski. The Shorthorn weighed in at 1,396 pounds. Friends and family of Policinski paid $3,300, or $2.36 per pound, for the steer.

Jakob Black showed the grand champion dairy beef steer. His animal weighed 1,355 pounds. The steer sold for $3,100, or $2.29 per pounds to friends and family.

The reserve champion dairy beef steer was shown by Logan Capp. The 1,453-pounder brought $3,050, or $2.10 per pound, from friends and family.

Carlie Taylor sold the grand champion dairy feeder for $1,700. The calf weighed 574 pounds, bringing the bill to $2.96 per pound. Friends and family of Taylor paid for the animal.

Rowan Tinker exhibited the grand champion market lamb. The animal weighed 145 pounds and sold for $2,000, or $13.79 per pound. The lamb was purchased by friends and family.

The grand champion barrow weighing 279 pounds was shown by Chloe Taylor. The hog sold for $2,650, or $9.50 per pound. Friends and family bought the pig.

Tyson Rowe sold the reserve champion barrow. The pig weighed 244 pounds and sold for $3,500, or $14.34 per pound to friends and family.

The grand champion dairy cow was shown by Logen Brand. He sold milk at the auction for $2,000. Squier Pallets bought the prize-winning milk.

Jaxen Brand exhibited the reserve champion dairy animal. The milk from his cow was purchased by Milan Center Grain & Feed for $600.

The grand champion dairy wether was shown by Amarra Nester. The goat brought $2,550 and sold to friends and family.

Brooke-Destinee Lockwood sold her grand champion commercial poultry. Wible Realty paid $400 for the animal.

The reserve champion commercial poultry was shown by Garett Thompson. The bird brought $325 and was purchased by Milan Center Feed & Grain.

In rabbits, the grand champion roaster was shown by Morgan Thrush. Garett State Bank paid $600 for the rabbit. Nate Fillenwarth sold his reserve champion roaster for $1,000 to Squier Pallets.

The grand champion stewer was sold by Paige Fillenwarth. Squier Pallets purchased the rabbit for $1,000. The reserve champion stewer was exhibited by Alyssa Martin. Butler Keyser Twp. Auction Committee bought the animal.

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