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Fulton County Fair Spotlights Livestock

by Steve Grinczel

Published: Friday, July 23, 2021

The Fulton County 4-H Fair's Champion Spotlight Sale raised $25,450 for 14 members last Friday night. The fair's total auction sale garnered a grand total of $134,466 on 143 lots.

Swine led the way with $57,050 and beef brought in $30,150.

Ten-year member Cameron Kline exhibited the grand champion barrow, a crossbred, which he did not offer in the general auction or the Spotlight Sale because he will show it at the Indiana State Fair. However, Kline sold a second barrow in the auction for fair-high price of $9,000 to a buyers' group arranged by his family.

Gavin Young's 285-pound reserve barrow sold for $4,500 in the Spotlight Sale to a buyers' group.

Lyla Clauson's grand champion pair of barrows sold for $2,750 to a buyer's group. Lillian Gerald exhibited the fair's reserve pair of barrows which were not offered at auction.

The grand champion steer was shown at the fair by Grant Nelson, who plans to show the Chianina at the state fair and was not sold. However, Isabel Scales' 1,340-pound reserve champion steer, a Maine Anjou, sold for $5,000, the highest amount spent in the Spotlight Sale.

Nelson also exhibited the grand champion county bred and born steer, also a Chianina, which was not sold. Clauson's reserve champion county bred and born steer, which weighed 1,318 pounds, sold for $4,000 to a buyer's group.

In sheep, the grand champion market lamb was exhibited by Mariah Leininger, who did not sell the animal. She plans to show the lamb in the state fair. Conner Sommers is also planning to exhibit his reserve champion market lamb, which he did not sell, at the state fair. Leininger also had the grand champion lamb pair.

Olivia Jones showed the champion county bred and born market lamb, which sold for $2,000. Young's reserve champion county bred and born lamb sold for $750.

The grand champion market goat of Reagan Becker brought in $1,300. Madisyn Douglass showed the reserve champion market goat, which she did not sell. Douglass sold another goat for $1,800.

Milk products from the reserve champion dairy goat exhibited by Brandon Kuhnz sold for $500.

Emily Vigar sold grand champion milk from her dairy cow for $850, while Jessie Rock-Wolf, a 10-year 4-H member, received $1,500 as the reserve champion.

In the poultry sale, Adrian Schouten received $600 for his grand champion commercial chicken. Erika Yard received $750 for the reserve champion commercial chicken.

Kinzlee Kelly exhibited the grand champion eggs, which sold for $500.

Brant Beck's rabbits prevailed as the grand champion meat pen and sold for $500. The reserve meat pen belonging to Haylee Bright went for $1,200.

Miss Fulton County Audrey Dague received $1,600 for the kiss given to her father, Andy, who stepped in for her boyfriend who was out of town.

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