2018-08-09 / Front Page

56th Annual 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale Held

STAFF REPORT


Faith Peck’s grand champion 284-pound heavyweight hog fetched $1,391.60 from its buyer, Country View Family Farms. Pictured, left: Country View reps Lauren Deshong and Aaron Ott, Faith Peck, Dairy Princess Palmer and Little Miss Fair Queen Trinity Pittman. Fair photos courtesy of Dan White Faith Peck’s grand champion 284-pound heavyweight hog fetched $1,391.60 from its buyer, Country View Family Farms. Pictured, left: Country View reps Lauren Deshong and Aaron Ott, Faith Peck, Dairy Princess Palmer and Little Miss Fair Queen Trinity Pittman. Fair photos courtesy of Dan White The Fulton County Fair’s weeklong schedule of youth livestock shows culminated Saturday with $95,478.60 in sales realized during a hot and humid late afternoon auction at the fairgrounds.

Levi Truax’s grand champion heavyweight steer “Beamer” was knocked down for $4,026, selling at $3 per pound to Donald Truax. The 1,342-pound crossbreed was Truax’s third grand champion winner.

Commercial Concepts’ $4,036.80 bid bought Zachary Henry’s heavyweight steer, “Whisky.” The reserve champion 1,392-pound steer sold for $2.90 per pound.

The two champion heavyweight steers were among a total of 148 animals – 29 steers, 22 lambs, 29 goats and 68 hogs – sold at the 56th annual Fulton County Youth Livestock Sale at the end of fair week.


Buyer Donald Truax paid $4,026 for Levi Truax’s 1342-pound grand champion heavyweight steer at Saturday’s 4-H/FFA Youth Livestock Sale. Pictured, left, are buyer’s rep Scott Arwood, Fulton County Dairy Princess Jill Palmer, Levi Truax and Little Miss Fair Queen Trinity Pittman. Buyer Donald Truax paid $4,026 for Levi Truax’s 1342-pound grand champion heavyweight steer at Saturday’s 4-H/FFA Youth Livestock Sale. Pictured, left, are buyer’s rep Scott Arwood, Fulton County Dairy Princess Jill Palmer, Levi Truax and Little Miss Fair Queen Trinity Pittman. Samantha Henry’s champion 1,232-pound middleweight steer went to TMS Excavating for $2.70 per pound, while Ethan Mellott’s 1,188-pound reserve champion middleweight was sold to George Hann & Son and Lonestar Land & Cattle for $2.20 per pound.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner bought Gabriel Mosemann’s champion 1,166-pound lightweight steer, paying $2.50 per pound, and John Smith paid $2.80 per pound for Braden Peck’s 1,184-pound reserve champion.


Levi Truax’s grand champion middleweight goat weighed in at 84 pounds and went to high bidder Community State Bank for $825. Pictured, left, Dairy Princess Jill Palmer, Community State Bank reps Lisa Daniels and Paul Johnston, and Levi Truax. Levi Truax’s grand champion middleweight goat weighed in at 84 pounds and went to high bidder Community State Bank for $825. Pictured, left, Dairy Princess Jill Palmer, Community State Bank reps Lisa Daniels and Paul Johnston, and Levi Truax. Other steer buyers included: Eagles Club, P&W Excavating (2), LR Wilson Seamless Gutters, E&E Contractors Inc., Locust Grove LLC, Scott Arwood, Jason Ramsey, Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg Motor & Implement, Todd Weikert, Mycogen Seeds, Jared Henry, Kee-Ta-Quay Construction, Jeremy Fletcher, Younkers Meat Market, Community State Bank of Orbisonia, Sipes Funeral Home, Daniel Peck and Mc- Connellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.

TMS Excavating and Scott Wagner each bought one other steer in addition to their champion steer buys.

Market goats


All Things Automotive bid $1,600 to win Molly Mellott’s grand champion 128-pound heavyweight lamb. All Things Automotive bid $1,600 to win Molly Mellott’s grand champion 128-pound heavyweight lamb. Levi Truax’s grand champion 84-pound middleweight goat sold for a grand champion price of $825 to Community State Bank of Orbisonia. Keystone Electric bid $650 to win Ethan Mellott’s reserve grand champion 74- pound lightweight goat.

MacKenna Harrell’s champion heavyweight was knocked down to Neil Livestock for $500, and Ag Choice Farm Credit, FCLA bid $300 to take home Shaylynn Holmes’ reserve champion heavyweight goat.

Molly Mellott realized $475 for her middleweight reserve champion goat that was bought by Hustontown’s Twist & Shake, and Professional Aer paid $350 for the reserve champion lightweight goat that Xavier Buterbaugh raised.

Other buyers of market goats included: TMS Excavating, Mike Miller, Claude Bookheimer (2), Troy Bookheimer (2), Bedford Farm Bureau, Jana’s Place (4), Michael and Darla Fogal, Brent and Rita Gordon, Morral Feed & Farm Supply, McConnellsburg NAPA, Dayten Gress and Xavier Buterbaugh, Jay Knepper, Ed Mickey, Palmer Construction, Dana Signs, Mike Miller, McConnellsburg Citgo, RE MAX Country Realty, and Fix Construction.


Keystone Electric won Ethan Mellott’s reserve grand champion lightweight goat with a bid of $650. Keystone Electric won Ethan Mellott’s reserve grand champion lightweight goat with a bid of $650. Market lambs

Thomas All Things Automotive took Molly Mellott’s grand champion 128-pound heavyweight lamb with a bid of $1,600; the reserve grand champion heavyweight, also 128 pounds and raised by Haley Shaw, went to candidate for governor Scott Wagner for $992.

Wagner also bought Caleb Strait’s champion middleweight lamb for $787.50. MacKenna Harrell’s reserve champion middleweight lamb was knocked down to Dr. Ben Rhodes for $660.

In the lightweight category, Samantha Henry’s champion lamb made $459 from Community State Bank of Orbisonia, while the reserve champion put a whopping $2,090 in Elaina Brady’s pocket thanks to Megan Souder Umbarger – Biozyme dealer.


Zach Henry went home with $4,036.80 paid by Commercial Concepts for his reserve grand champion steer. Zach Henry went home with $4,036.80 paid by Commercial Concepts for his reserve grand champion steer. Others who bought lambs included: Keystone Electric, Benjamin Shugart, Younkers Meat Market, F&M Trust, Morral Feed & Farm Supply, Greg and Lynda Strait, Jeremy Fletcher, Commercial Concepts, Derrick and Karlie Mundey, Ag Choice Farm Credit, FLCA, Bard’s Auto Sales, Robert & Deborah Shughart, Clugston’s Farm Store, Mac Magee, and Jeff Craig.

Candidate Wagner bought one other lamb in addition to the reserve grand champion lamb.

Market swine

Sixty-eight hogs went under the auctioneer’s hammer Saturday, grossing $54,035.20, more than half of the auction’s total sales.


Haley Shaw’s reserve grand champion heavyweight lamb was knocked down to Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner for $992. Haley Shaw’s reserve grand champion heavyweight lamb was knocked down to Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner for $992. Faith Peck’s grand champion heavyweight hog was knocked down for $1,391.60 to Country View Family Farms, who paid $4.90 per pound for the 284-pound porker. M&T Foor Trucking paid $2,094.40 – $7.70 per pound – for Haley Shaw’s 272-pound reserve grand champion hog.

Carly Swope was rewarded with $670 from Fulton Tractor & Kubota for her middleweight champion hog-raising efforts. Logan Bishop’s reserve champion middleweight hog made $824.60 from high-bidder Fulton Mower Salvage.

Scott Wagner took Caleb Strait’s champion lightweight with a $1,033.20 bid. MacKenna Harrell’s reserve champion lightweight hog sold to F&M Trust for $756.40.

Other market swine buyers included: Fulton Valley Ag Services LLC, Richards Dairy, state Rep. Judy Ward, Walt Barmont, Younkers Meat Market (3), Locust Grove LLC, Eagles Club, John Diehl, Donald Truax, Tritle’s Meat Market (2), Lake Insurance – Sheree Lake (2), Noah Hughes, Palmer Construction (2), Dennis W. Seville (2), American Legion Post 561, Raymond Kohr Jr., Eader’s Butcher Shop, LR Wilson Seamless Gutters (4), Community State Bank of Orbisonia (3), Fix Construction, Daniel Peck, Dr. Joe Wolfe, Keefer’s Racing, Alexander Financial Group (2), Kee-Ta-Quay Construction, Glenn’s Dairy, David Fagley, Scott Arwood, Jason Ramsey, Smith Implements, Sipes Funeral Home, Forbes Road Lions Club, TMS Excavating, Scott and Lori Mellott, Bill Shuster for Congress, state Rep. Jesse Topper, Jones Harvesting, Bard’s Auto Sales, Straits Butcher Shop, Frank Shives, Pierce and Shelby Miller, Mac Magee, Matt Keller, McConnellsburg Motor & Implement, and Daniel Peck.


Haley Shaw’s reserve grand champion heavyweight hog went to M&T Foor Trucking for $2,094.40. Haley Shaw’s reserve grand champion heavyweight hog went to M&T Foor Trucking for $2,094.40. In addition to the champion hogs they bought, Fulton Tractor & Kubota and Country View Family Farms LLC each bought two other hogs, and F&M Trust bought one other hog.

Several buyers made donations to the following: Mc- Connellsburg Volunteer Fire Co., 4-H/FFA Livestock Building Fund, 4-H/FFA Livestock Scholarship Fund, Fulton County Food Basket and Forbes Road Lions Club.

4-H/FFA scholarships for $750 each were awarded to Chase Buterbaugh and Logan Bishop.

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