The 2019 Switzerland County 4-H Fair came to a close with the annual livestock auction on Saturday afternoon at the Switzerland County Fairgrounds.
The sale brought in a record $164,600 to better the record of $148,380 set last year..
There were a total of 169 animals sold, up from 173 animals a year ago.
There sale opened with 49 goats and received $29,700 including Addison Kelso’s grand champion bought by Chandler Chevrolet and Chandler Select for $1200. Emily Miller’s reserve champion sold for $1,000 to Bear Branch Supply.
It was the first of four champions purchased by Chandler Chevrolet and Chandler Select.
Chandler was the top volume buyer at the auction with a total of $21,975 including the purchase of the grand champion beef, belonging to Delanie Swanson, for $4500. The beef project saw 22 animals sell for a total $61,200 with Kellen Griffin’s reserve champion being purchased by Ferry Street Fudo for $3700.
Macy Collier’s grand champion sheep went to Chandler Chevrolet and Chandler Select for $1800. Halle Archer’s reserve champion sheep was bought by J.A.M. Construction for $1000. There were 17 sheep sold at a total of $12,500.
Chandler Chevrolet and Chandler Select’s final champion purchase of the day was Hailey Gerster’s reserve champion swine for $1,400. The grand champion swine shown by Marilynn Dalrymple didn’t sell. There were a total of 41 swine (second only to goats) that brought in $42,550.
There were 20 poultry exhibitors with Sorren Russell’s grand champion purchased by Belterra Casino Resort & Spa for $700. Andrew Romans sold the reserve champion to King’s Daughters Hospital for $675. The total for the project was $9,000.
There were 18 rabbits sold. Andrew Romans had the grand champion which was bought by Kathy Meredith of Meredith Bookkeeping and Tax Service for $1,500. Gracie White’s reserve champion went for $700 to Switzerland County Republican Party. The rabbit total was $8,050.
Zachary Weaver’s grand champion dairy was bought by Farm Bureau Insurance Agent Joey Rider for $1,050. Weaver had the reserve champion but it did not sell. The total dairy income was $1600.
Other top buyers at the auction included: Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home- $10,250; Bear Branch Supply- $9,700; Nucor Steel Gallatin Company- $7,600; Ferry Street Fudo- $5,900; RS Home Sales- $5,400; SEI Communications- $3,600; Jeanne and Butch Konkle, Rt. 56 Campground- $3,600; Car Country/Tom Tepe- $3,500 and Brown’s Farm Implements $3,450.
Other buyers purchasing at least one animal included: All About Doors, Althoff Farms, American Legion Post #185, Aurora Tire Center, Bolton Peck Construction, Bovard Construction/D&D Fireworks, Carper Family Herefords, Carroll County Animal Clinic, Clearwater Simmentals, Curlin Hilltop Farm, Cutter Farms, Cutter Mower Repair, Dan Andrew, Darrin Alford- Beck Seed dealer, Delta Faucet Company, Denzil Cutter, Dickerson Auto Body, Dr. Rachel Low-Moores Vet Clinic, Dr. Robert Findley DDS, Earl Floyd Ford, Fairview Grocery and Storage, Farm Bureau Inc., Final Grade, First Financial, Friendship State Bank, GEIFluid Power, Greg Curlin-Switzerland County ag teacher, Haag Ford Sales, Heritage Hill Farms, Hilltop Basic Resources, Homestead Realty- Teresa Bovard Lyons, Hummel Insurance Agency, Jamie Peters, Fehrman Realty- Joey Rider, Vern Waltz & Amy Walston, John and Laura Schroer, Jones Brothers Salvage & Recycling Center, Kelso Builders, Laughery Valley Ag Coop, McAlister Excavating, Moorefield Fire Department, Norhtbend Farms,Homestead Realty- Rebecca Romans, REC Enterprises, Rising Sun Vet Clinic, River Ridge Realtors- Jeff Weales, Christy Alexander, Romans Family Farm, S&O Farmers Mutual Insurance, Schuler Farms, Six Oaks Farm, Southeastern Indiana REMC, State Farm Insurance-Jeni Scudder, Steve & Teresa Lyons, Switzco Natural Gas Co., The Hair Shack, Travis Miller Construction, Triple L Farm- Dan & Jodi McAllister,VB Cattle, Vevay Shell, Vevay Swiss Inn, Vevay Switzerland County Lions Club, Vevay VFW, Wanderlost Farms and Zimmer Tractor.