Chipman’s steer tops auction

The 2018 Ohio County 4-H Fair came to a close on Friday, June 29th with the annual Livestock Auction and Pork Chop BBQ.

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The 2018 Ohio County 4-H Fair came to a close on Friday, June 29th with the annual Livestock Auction and Pork Chop BBQ.
The week long judging of the fair brought rave reviews by judges of all species that there was not a quantity of animals but quality.
The grand champion steer was sold by Riley Chipman and brought a premium of $2500 from DeVille’s Pharmacies. Owen Markland’s reserve champion was bought by Bear Branch Supply for $1500. Each received an additional $1421.70 and $1383.90 appraisal costs respectively.Camille Hettinger sold the only other steer bought by J.A.M. Construction for $1300.
The grand champion market goat was sold by Alayna Walcott for the second straight year and went for $1100 to Dave O’Mara Contractor and Farm Bureau Insurance. Justin McGraw had the reserve champion but did not sell.
The grand champion swine was sold by Kyla Jones for $1200 to Little Man’s Group, Berkley’s Lawncare and Rising Sun School Board. Nathan Garland’s reserve champion brought $1000 from United Community Bank Charitable Foundation.
Brandon Birmingham’s grand champion ducks went Haag Ford for $700. The reserve waterfowl sold by Jana Birmingham went to Friendship Bank and Friendship Insurance for $650.
Nathan Kappes paraded a basket of milk, cookies and other treats as the symbolic grand champion dairy winner. It sold for $1000 to S & O Farmer’s Mutual Insurance.
Owen Markland’s grand champion lamb sold for $700 to Dan Monroe Excavating and Hauling while Lily Courtney’s reserve went to Southeastern REMC for $900.
The champion dairy goat basket of Allison Givan went to Fresh Wave Products by OMI for $1250. Kora Powell’s reserve was bought by Rising Sun Vet Clinic for $1200.
Caleb Henry sold the grand champion chickens for $500 to Markland Funeral Home. Jacob Wolf’s reserve champions sold for $300 to Simply Beds LLC.
Ellie Ohlmansiek had the grand champion rabbits bought by SEI Communications for $800. Shealyn Bell’s reserve rabbits went for $700 to Thompson Quarter Horses.
A total 66 animals were sold. See the complete auction total and list of buyers in the July 12th issue..
The final competition of the fair saw Riley Chipman earning the senior showmanship.

Riley Chipman’s sold the grand champion steer to DeVille’s Pharmacies. Queen Kinsey Price and Princess Lillie Davis joined Chipman in welcoming the buyers.