Youth supported by hard work

Dean Blackburn was the auctioneer for the Junior Fair Livestock Sale. Photo by Madalyn Wood.

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio – The annual Junior Fair Livestock Sale took place on Aug. 19, 2017 in the Ridenour Family Livestock Arena.

Members of Meigs County 4-H Clubs and FFA organizations worked for months to raise livestock that was sold Saturday. Yearly area businesses bid on the livestock supporting the youth through the purchases.

Listed below by category are the name of the exhibitor, weight in pounds, buyer and price. The weight is not listed, however, for smaller livestock. Grand Champions and Reserve Champions in each category will be noted as well. The categories for the livestock sold are listed in the order in which they were sold. Livestock was sold by the head or pen. Rabbits, chickens and market commercial feeders were non-terminal.

McDonald’s of Pomeroy and Ravenswood purchased the Grand Champion Market Dairy Feeder from Celin Seth. Photo by Madalyn Wood.
Allison Barber had the Reserve Champion Market Dairy Feeder and it was purchased by Reed and Bauer Insurance and Ohio Valley Plumbing. Photo by Madalyn Wood.

The Market Dairy Feeder Sales were as follows: Grand Champion Market Dairy Feeder, Caelin Seth, 491, McDonald’s of Pomeroy and Ravenswood, $1,200; Reserve Champion Market Dairy Feeder, Allison Barber, 624, Reed and Bauer Insurance and Ohio Valley Plumbing, $800; Lucas Finlaw, 551, Shelly Materials, $850; Taylor Parker, 625, Farmers Bank and Savings, $1,000; and Annie McGrath, 439, Home National Bank, $850.

The Grand Champion Goat owned by Jennifer Parker was purchased by. Mark Porter Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Photo by Madalyn Wood.
Gavin Plant purchased the Reserve Champion Goat from Alexa Ingels. Photo by Madalyn Wood.

The Market Goat Sales were: Grand Champion Goat, Jennifer Parker, 98, Mark Porter Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram, $1,100; Reserve Champion Goat, Alexa Ingels, 84, Gavin Plant, $1,700; Alivia Ord, 77, J and L Construction, $1,000; Sydney Zirkle, 65, Mid State Inc., $1,200; Jessica Parker, 72, Agland Co-Op; $900; Maddy Karr, 87, Karr Contracting, $1,500; India Morris, 62, Ted Racing and Quarter Horse, $650; Arielle Beeler, 88, Hendrix Heating and Cooling and Hendrix Contracting $1,000; Rhiannon Morris, 78, Karr Contracting, $850; Lydyah Barringer, 84, Peoples Bank and Dettwiller Lumber, $750; Maylee Barringer, 68, Simmons Musser Warner Insurance, $700; Lincoln Thomas, 88, Bob’s Market; $1,000; Kyra Zuspan, 76, Pleasant Valley Hospital, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital, $900; Ayden Barringer, 80, Dr. Jeremy and Martha Buckley, $650; Matthew Adam Roberts, 65, Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, $700; Mara Hall, 78, Home National Bank, $800; Drake Hall, 66, Farmers Bank and Savings, $700; Dana Card, 69, Pleasant Valley Hospital, Marshall Health and Cabell-Huntington Hospital; $1,550.

From left, the Reserve Champion Market Lamb was purchased by State Representative Jay Edwards from Breanna Colburn. At right, the Grand Champion Market Lamb was purchased by the University of Rio Grande from Auston Colburn. Photo by Madalyn Wood.

The Market Lamb Sales went as follows: Grand Champion Market Lamb, Auston Colburn, 136, University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College, $1,600; Reserve Champion Market Lamb, Breanna Colburn, 131, State Representative Jay Edwards, $1,600; Wyatt Watson, 123, McDonald’s of Pomeroy and Ravenswood, $1,000; Braden Watson, Swisher and Loshe Pharmacy, $950; Jasina Will, 98, Dr. Jeremy and Martha Buckley, $600; Rhett Beegle, 122, Bob’s Market, $850; Laikyn Davis, 107, White Funeral Home, $750; Jordan Roush, 131, Pleasant Valley Hospital, Marshall Health, Cabell-Huntington Hospital, $1,050; Bradley Hamm, 96, AEP Mountaineer Plant, $850; Livestock Princess Rachel Jackson, 132, Constellium Rolled Products, $800; Caroline Roush, 113, Sav-a-Lot of Pomeroy, $1,100; Matthew Werry, 115, Ridenour Gas Service, $1,350; Colton Hamm, 105, DJM Hardwood and Veneer, $750; Courtnee Williams, 133, Holzer Health Systems Meigs Emergency Room, $1,000; Amy Griffin, 112, Home National Bank, $950; Chelsey Pullins, 117, Farmers Bank and Savings, $1,050; Kendra Dunkle, 105, Kinsail Corporation, $850; Coltin Parker, 113, and Farmers Bank and Savings, $1,000.

Laura Pullins had the Grand Champion Market Dairy Steer. It was purchased by Swisher and Loshe Pharmacy. Photo by Madalyn Wood.
The Reserve Champion Market Dairy Steer from Mattison Finlaw was purchased by Farmers Bank and Savings Company. Photo by Madalyn Wood.

There were two Market Dairy Steers. The Grand Champion was Laura Pullins, 1,402, and was purchased by Swisher and Loshe Pharmacy, $2,600, however, PDK Construction added an additional $1,000 to the purchase price. The Reserve Champion was Mattison Finlaw, 1,315, was purchased by Farmers Bank and Savings Company for $2,000.

The Grand Champion Market Hog exhibited by Jacob Jordan was purchased by J and M Auto Sales. Photo by Madalyn Wood.
The Reserve Champion Market Hog shown by Jenna Jordan was purchased by Home National Bank and Williams Logging. Photo by Madalyn Wood.

The Market Hogs sold as follows: Grand Champion Hog, Jacob Jordan, 276, J and M Auto Sales, $2,450; Reserve Champion, Jenna Jordan, Home National Bank and Williams Logging, $2,000; Logan Caldwell, 263, Holzer Health Systems Meigs ER, $1,050; Whitney Durst, 270, DV Weber Construction, $1,000; Josie Donahue, 245, Noah Weber, $850; Cooper Jude, 247, Norris Northrup Dodge Jeep, $1,000; Katie Ryan, 233, Hupp Landscaping, T Johnson Construction, Reed and Bauer Insurance, Ohio Valley Plumbing, $650 (the hog was donated to the Make a Wish Foundation); Jessie Donahue, 221, Williams Logging, $900; Courtney Fitzgerald, 258, Norris Northrup Dodge Jeep, $1,000; Brandon Colburn, 261, Pleasant Valley Hospital and Mark Porter Autoplex, $1,000 (the hog was donated to a food bank in memory of Janet Werry); Trinity Wood, 251, DJM Hardwoods and Veneer, $1,150; Steven Fitzergerald, 235, Precision Fabrication, $950; Jaycie Jordan, 250, Holzer Health Systems Meigs ER and Dr. Megan Haines, $$1,150; Ciera Older, 234, Farmers Bank and Savings, $1,100; Kendra Robie, 226, Williams Logging, $1,200; Ashton Jude, 257, Mark Porter Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, $1,050; Courtney Lyons, 265, Farmers Bank and Savings, $1,000, (donated to St. Jude); Harley McDonald, 254, J and L Construction, $1,000; Brady Colburn, 242, Ohio Valley Bank, $1,000; Rhiannia McDonald, 248, Morris Petroleum, $1,000; Taylor Tucker, 233, Alder Orthodontics, $800; Kaitlyn Hawk, 229, Bridgeport Equipment and Rental, $1,100; Dameson Jenkins, 274, DJM Hardwoods and Veneer, $950; Meigs County Fair Queen Michaela Holter, 257, Constellium Alluminum and Parker Corporation, $1,000; Garrett Wolfe, 264, I-77 Auto Group, $950; Courtney Mather, 253, Skyline Bowling, $900; Ashton Monroe, 244, Dr. Douglas Hunter, $900; Erica Durst, 249, DV Weber Construction, $1,150; Micaiah Smith, 233, Reed and Bauer Insurance and Ohio Valley Plumbing, $950; Robert Butcher, 230, Dr. Jeremy and Martha Buckley, $1,000; Lane Caldwell, 273, AEP Mountaineer Plant, $1,200; Cadence Vance, 257, Mark Porter Ford of Jackson, $950; Malachia Smith, 263, Porter’s Pumpkin Patch, $1,000; Brandon Oldaker, 253, Ridenour Gas Service, $1,300; Roseanna Butcher, 238, Yeager Farm Supply, $950; Brady Hawk, 248, Gavin Plant, $1,000; Kaden Robison, 232, Home National Bank, $1,100; Shianne Shaffer, 224, Sav-a-Lot Pomeroy, $1,050; Shelbe Cochran, 280, I-77 Auto Group, $1,200; Jacob Riffle, 259, Dr. Mel Weese, Optometrist, $1,000; Audrey Riffle, 245, Buckley Group Engineering and Surveying, $1,150; Kelsey Casto, 247, Peoples Bank, Mark Porter and Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, $1,450; Monte Riffle, 234, Farmers Bank and Savings, $1,000; and Kori Robie, 280, AEP Mountaineer, $1,700.

Following the hog sale, there was a break for lunch. At that time several awards were presented and woodcarvings created through the week at the fair were also sold at auction. That information will be in a separate article on the Meigs Independent Press. The Market Steers were sold once the break was over.

Trevor Morrissey had the Grand Champion Market Steer. It was purchased by Coolspot’s Cool Stuff and Coolspot Country Storage. Photo by Madalyn Wood.
JayMar Corporation purchased the Reserve Champion Market Steer from Kylie Gheen. Photo by Madalyn Wood.

The Market Steer Sales were as follows: Grand Champion Trevor Morrissey, 1,443, Coolspot’s Coolstuff and Coolspot’s Storage, $4,300; Reserve Champion Kylie Gheen, 1,301, Jaymar Corporation, $3,500; Caleb Gheen, 1,228, Gheen’s Painting, $3,000; Mitchel Evans, 1,358, Parker Corporation, $3,300; Michael Kesterson, 1,330, Home National Bank, $3,100; Sean Stobaugh, 1,111, Irvin’s Camper Sales, $3,000; Justin Pierce, 1,094, Nova Rubber, $2,100; Rachel Kesterson, 1,265, Ridenour Gas Service, $3,200; Nathan Pierce, 1,037, J and L Construction and Rutland Service Center, $2,000; and Tiffany Tripp, 1,321, Farmers Bank and Savings, $2,600.

The Grand Champion Chickens shown by Jesse Morris was purchased by Ohio Valley Animal Clinic. Photo by Madalyn Wood.
The Reserve Champion Chickens from Mattison Finlaw was purchased by Mark Porter Ford, Dettwiller Lumber and Peoples Bank. Photo by Madalyn Wood.

The Market Chickens were sold in pairs and sold for: Grand Champion Jesse Morris, Ohio Valley Animal Clinic, $1,175; Reserve Champion, Madison Finlaw, Mark Porter Ford, Dettwiller Lumber, and Peoples Bank, $1,100; Cooper Schagel, Kinsail Corporation, $550; Kastle Hall, Ohio River Valley Realty, $325; Breanna Vance, Levee Angus Farm, $275; Lydia Edwards, Gavin Plant, $450; Grace Butcher, Pat Mullen Construction and RVC Architects, $275; Michael Letson, Shade River Ag Service, $450; Israel Williams, Donald Levee, $350; Faith Butcher, Ridenour Gas Service, $325; Hannah Erwin, AEP Mountaineer Plant, $350; Dominque Butcher, Birchfield Funeral Home and Rutland Department Store, $375; Emma Doczi, Farmers Bank and Savings, $275; Raeann Schagel, Baum Lumber Company, $500; Levi Williams, Donald Levee, $400; Joseph Butcher, RVC Architects, $325; Abigail Legg, Ohio Valley Bank, $400; and Hunter Smith, Ted and Krista Smith, $500.

Elizabeth Teaford had the Grand Champion Rabbits and they were purchased by Ohio Valley Realty. Photo by Madalyn Wood.
The Reserve Champion Rabbits of Gaven Smith were purchased by Ridenour Gas Service. It was a new record. Photo by Madalyn Wood.

Market Rabbit Sales were sold by pairs and sold and included a new record for the Reserve Champion. The previous record was $675 held by Ridenour Gas Service and was topped by Ridenour Gas Service with a purchase price of $1,000. It was also noted that Jim Ridenour had been bidding on Meigs County Junior Fair Livestock for 55 years. The Market Rabbits sold as follows: Grand Champion Elizabeth Teaford, Ohio Valley Realty, $1,000; Reserve Champion Gavin Smith, Ridenour Gas Service, $1,000; Brycen Rowe, Gavin Plant, $875; Brayden O’Brien, I-77 Auto Group, $525; Dustin Vance, Mark Porter Autoplex, $375; Sidney Dillion, Birchfield Funeral Home and Rutland Department Store, $550; Isabella Fisher, Ohio River Valley Realty, $350; Meigs County Fair Queen Runner-up Kaitlyn Ferguson, Reed and Bauer Insurance and Ohio Valley Plumbing, $200; Gabriella Beeler, Ridenour Gas Service, $300; Hannah Bottomley, Holzer Health Systems Meigs ER, $300; Raeven Reedy, Farmers Bank and Savings, $325; Reilly Blackston, Saunders Insurance Agency, $575; Hannah Evans, Dettwiller Lumber, $475; Hunter Clary, Richard Logging, $275; Ben Bailey, Ridenour Gas Service, $300; Hannah Jackson, Home National Bank, $425; Morgan Haynes, Ridenour Gas Service, $300; Cassidy Rodderus, Ohio River Valley Realty, $400; Alexis Grubb, Mark Porter Chrysler Jeep Ram, $275; Valerie Hamm, AEP Mountaineer Plant, $400; Brayden Stanley, Parker Corporation, $325; Matthew Jackson, Dr. Douglas Hunter, $275; Missouri Brown, Reed and Bauer Insurance and Ohio Valley Plumbing, $200; Jacob Spencer, Ohio Valley Bank, $400; Avery Patterson, Bob’s Market, $400; Sydneyahna Card, Baum Lumber, $525; Michael Brown, Buckeye Valley Outdoors Inc., $300; Leah Spencer, Buckley Group Engineering and Surveying, $400; Nathaniel Minshaw, Dr. Douglas Hunter and Full Circle Training, $325; Samuel Cremeans, Gavin Plant, $550; Adryauna Parker, AEP Mountaineer, $475; Kelsey Kimes, Angel Accounting, $325; and Joseph Boyd, Inclusions, $400.

The Grand Champion Market Feeder of Jennifer Parker was purchased by Agland Co-op. Photo by Madalyn Wood.
The Reserve Champion Market Feeder of Becca Pullins was purchased by Ridenour Gas Service. Photo by Madalyn Wood.

The Market Commerical Feeders were sold for the following: Grand Champion Jennifer Parker, 608, Agland Co-op; $2,300; Reserve Champion Becca Pullins, 498, Ridenour Gas Service, $2,200; Trenton Morrissey, 541, Morrissey Family Farms, $2,800; Olivia Harris, 612, Dr. Megan Haines and Snouffer’s Fire Safety, $2,200; McKenzie Long, 589, Ohio Valley Plumbing and Reed and Bauer Insurance, $2,500; Mackenzie Newell, 523, RL Holland Trucking, $3,700; Ryan Parker, 537, Donald Levee, $1,600; Brayden Ervin, Aaron Brickle Nationwide Insurance, $2,300; Kristin McKay, 469, Mark Porter, Reed and Bauer Insurance, and Farmers Bank, $1,800; William Oldaker, 432, Buckley Group Engineering and Surveying, $2,100; Ethan Mullin, 607, Pat Mullin Construction and RVC Architects, $1,400; Rylee Lisle, 533, H and L Hoof Trimming and Feed Stop, $4,000; Preston Ervin, 571, Mark Porter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, $1,500; Alli Hatfield, 471, Aaron Brickle Nationwide Insurance, $2,600; Madison Johnson, 420, Baum Lumber, $1,800; Zachary Willams, 632, Farmers Bank, $1,800; Olivia Wood, 527, Wild Horse Café, $2,200; Katelynn Chevalier, 541, Donald Levee, $1,700; Alexis Ervin, 601, Detweiller Lumber and Peoples Bank, $1,400; Samuel Bauerbach, 474, Home National Bank, $1,300; Megan Ross, 404, Farmers Bank and Savings, $1,500; Conner Ervin, 626, Mark Porter Ford and Home National Bank, $2,000; Owen Johnson, 554, Ohio Valley Bank, $1,600; Dalton Ervin, 599, Peoples Bank, $1,600; Ryan Ross, 478, Precision Fabrication, $1,600; Elisha Jane Williams, 413, Donald Levee, $1,500; Heidi Willis, 610, Donald Levee, $1,300; Abigail Bauerbach, 483, Mark Porter and Farmers Bank, $1,800; and Austin Rose, 556, Holzer Health Systems Meigs ER, $2,000.

There were several animals donated to the Junior Fair Board for resale. The proceeds from the resale are used for a scholarship fund for Junior Fair Board members. A dairy feeder was purchased by Rutland Service Center for $300. Two goats were resold bringing in $100 each with separate buyers being Hupp Landscaping and Ervin Family Farms. A hog was purchased by Parker Corporation for $500. Another hog was sold for $675 and also purchased by Parker Corporation. Ohio Valley Bank purchased chickens for $100. Holter Farms also purchased chickens for $50. Rabbits were resold and purchased for $175 by Ohio Valley Bank, and another pair for $100 by Consignment Auction Service of Stockport. The total for resale was about $2,100.

Several businesses bumped individuals or groups of livestock to raise the minimum to a certain level on purchase price. Businesses bumping up purchase prices in some way were Parker Corporation, Let’s Dock Campground, Constillium Rolled Products, Mark Porter, PDK Construction, McDonald’s of Pomeroy, Richard Logging, HR Signs and Tees, Jackson Ag, Agland Co-op, Royalty Trucking and Charlie’s Restaurant of Lucasville.