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Schuylkill County Fair Livestock Sale Breaks Records

The 2018 livestock sale included 210 lots and generated $206,350 for 4-H and FFA members at the Schuylkill County Fair on Aug. 2. Several champion lots set sale records.

The grand champion market swine, sold by Leah Scheidel from Schuylkill Haven, was purchased for a record $5,100 by Spark Orthodontics.

Pioneer Pole Buildings bought Carmen Kaczmarczyk’s champion market goat for $1,350, breaking the sale record.

Other record-breaking purchases were the best of show dairy goat basket and champion rabbit meat pen. The basket of dairy goat milk products, which generated $825 for Megan Gruber of Auburn, was purchased by Denny Wolff. The champion meat pen of rabbits generated the same price of $825. Rebecca Witmer’s pen was purchased by Rodnick Discount Groceries.

The supreme champion dairy cow milk was sold to Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit and Cargill Feed and Nutrition. Ryan Wolfe of Pine Grove received $775.

Liam Flynn of Pine Grove sold the champion market steer for $7,400. The buyer was R&J Transportation. Bob and Andria Dunn purchased the reserve grand champion steer for $3,000 from Caleb Weist of Hamburg.

Nolan Manbeck of Womelsdorf sold the champion dairy beef for $1,900. Middleburg Livestock Auction purchased the champion animal. Jordyn Moyer of Schuylkill Haven received $4,250 for her reserve champion dairy beef. Bell & Evans Poultry purchased the reserve champion.

The champion market lamb was sold by Zane Holden of Pine Grove and purchased for $1,750 by Hometown Farmers Market. Bell & Evans purchased the reserve champion market lamb for $1,050. It was sold by Juliana Hoffa of Womelsdorf.

Peyton James of Orwigsburg earned $2,100 for his reserve champion market goat purchased by Boyer Food Market.

The reserve grand champion market hog was sold for $3,400 by Samantha Strouse of Auburn. C&C Candies and Country Store and Friedensburg Country Restaurant purchased the hog.

Witmer also sold the champion roaster rabbit to Felty Transportation for $900. Kayla Biege of New Ringgold saw her reserve champion roaster sell for $1,650 to Michael Weider Trucking Inc. The reserve champion meat rabbit pen was sold by Alexis Lesher of Pitman for $1,000. The buyer was Leibold HVAC.

The FARM Scholarship was presented to Allison Miller.Photos courtesy of and Briana Luckenbill

  1. Ryan Wolfe’s supreme champion milk was purchased by Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit and Cargill Feed & Nutrition for $775. Pictured from left are buyer Austin Benner Wolfe and Berks County Dairy Princess Samantha Haag.
  2. Denny Wolff purchased Megan Gruber’s best of show dairy goat basket for a record $825. Pictured from left are Wolff, Gruber, Schuylkill County Little Miss Hannah Wildermuth, Schuylkill County Fair Queen Kaylee Yeager, and Schuylkill County Fair Princess Julie Beth Wychunas.
  3. Leah Scheidel’s champion market hog was purchased by Spark Orthodontics for a record-breaking purchase price of $5,100.
  4. Nolan Manbeck’s champion dairy beef was purchased by Middleburg Livestock Auction for $1,900. The buyer representative is Bill Wiest.
  5. Carmen Kaczmarczyk received $1,350 for the champion market goat from Pioneer Pole Buildings, setting a new sale record. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Greene are the buyers.
  6. Hometown Farmers Market purchased Zane Holden’s champion market lamb for $1,750. He is pictured with buyer Susie Biege.
  7. Liam Flynn’s champion market steer was purchased by R&J Transportation for $7,400.
  8. Ryan Wolf guides his supreme champion dairy cow, Laila, into the arena for the auction at the Schuylkill County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 2.

Photo by Andy Matsko/Republican-Herald via AP