2020 Iroquois County Fair - July 15 - 20, 2020

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2019 Livestock Sale Results

2019 4-H & FFA Market Livestock Sale Results

 

This year the Livestock Sale total was $119, 862.00.  A big change to this year’s auction was selling the barrows and steers per animal rather than by the pound.  Entries by department were as follows:  Poultry – 2 pens, Rabbits – 3 pens, Goats – 14 head, Sheep – 22 head, Dairy – 2 baskets of dairy products, Swine – 73 head, and Steers – 28 head.  Larry Haigh, the new Livestock Sale Superintendent, said “It went great and fun was had by all.  We tried some new innovative ways to help in the processing of the Auction.”

We would like to thank our buyers for supporting the 4-H and FFA members in their projects.   The members benefit from the proceeds of the Auction.  Without your continued support, this Auction would not be the great auction that it is.  A great big thank you to all the volunteers and auctioneers who worked extremely hard to help make this auction a huge success.

Grand Champion Pen of Poultry exhibited by Jacob Ritter, son of Eric & Christie Ritter, who is a member of Milks Grove Challengers, sold for $500.00.  The buyers were Chebanse Ag Service, Dieter Investments, LLC, Mary Carols Uniques Weddings and Prestige Genetics.

Champion Roaster Pen exhibited by Sam Pree, son of Dan & Tammy Pree, who is a member of Country Kickers & Iroquois FFA, sold for $600.00.  The buyers were Iroquois Federal, Miller Brothers Farms, and Nutrien Ag Solutions.

Grand Champion 4-H Wether exhibited by Cyrus Cook, son of Todd & Katana Cook, who is a member of Danforth Blue Ribbon and Iroquois West FFA, sold for $1,250.  The buyers were Synergy Seed, Agri-Gold Hybrids, ProHarvest Seeds, Nutrien Ag Solutions, and United Prairie.

Grand Champion 4-H Dairy Wether exhibited by Celeste Cummings, daughter of Will & Jill Cummings, who is a member of Danforth Blue Ribbon & Iroquois West FFA, sold for $600.00.  The buyers were Janies Farm, and Animal Medical Center of Gilman.

Grand Champion Market Doe exhibited by Cale Rollins son of Greg Rollins, who is a member of Martinton Dawnbusters & Central FFA, sold for $540.00.  The buyers were Synergy Seed and Agri-Gold Hybrids.

Champion FFA Wether Goat exhibited by Ryan Ritzma, son of Roger & Jill Ritzma, who is a member of Iroquois West FFA.  Buyers were Gilman Fertilizer Co. Inc, Prospect Bank of Gilman, and Iroquois Federal.

Grand Champion 4-H Wether exhibited by Edward Hanson IV, son of Ed & Tasha Hanson, who is a member of Milks Grove Challengers, sold for $3,400.00.  The buyers were Value Partners, State Farm Insurance, Herscher State Bank, St. Anne Area Consignment, K & C Elliot Farms, First Trust & Savings Bank, Hanson Insurance Agency, Iroquois Federal, Scanlon Collision, Farm Credit, State Representative Tom Bennett, Chebanse Ag Service Inc., ProFit, ProHarvest Seeds, Central Insurance Agency , Mowrey Auction Co, Rasmussen, and Triangle Diesel.

Grand Champion FFA Wether Lamb exhibited by Zachary Gerling, son of Jeff & Dawn Gerling, who is a member of Iroquois FFA, sold for $1,000.00.  The Buyers were Hanson Farms (Ed & Tasha), Prospect Bank of Watseka, Carol Cyier, Insurance Service Providers, Slm Farms, Integrity Farm Management, Pool Covers Pros, Inc. and Edward Jones Financial – Kyle Leydens.

Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Ewe was exhibited by Bryce Hensler, daughter of Randy & Rebecca Hensler, a member of Ashkum Go-Getters, sold for $800.00.  The buyers were Synergy Seed, Pool Covers Pros Inc, Kleinert Hampshires, and Weber Farms.

Champion 4-H Carcass exhibited by Joseph Bernard, son of Gary & Patty Peters & Earl Bernard sold for $700.00.  The buyers were Bernard Farms, Grainco FS, Bernard, ProHarvest Seeds, and Synergy Seed.

Champion Registered Holstein’s Basket of Cheese exhibited by Miles Price, son of Joe & Amber Price, who is a member of Martinton Dawnbusters sold for $1000.00.  The buyers were Prestige Genetics, Pro Fit, United Prairie, Chebanse Ag Service Inc, Cox Family Farms, and St. Anne Area Consignment.

Jersey Champion’s Basket of Cheese exhibited by Madison Price, daughter of Joe & Amber Price, who is a member of Martinton Dawnbusters sold for $1,000.00. .  The buyers were Prestige Genetics, Pro Fit, United Prairie, Chebanse Ag Service Inc, Cox Family Farms, and St. Anne Area Consignment.

Grand Champion Overall Barrow exhibited by Kirstyn Lucht, daughter of Anthony & Danielle Lucht, a member of Milford Sugar Creek, sold for $2,000.00.  The buyers were State Representative Tom Bennett, Kenny & Jeanne Lucht, Stockland Grain, Mowrey Auction Company, Chris Schroeder, Justin & Brenna Schroeder, Citizens State Bank, and Mike & Nicky Lucht.

Reserve Grand Champion Overall Barrow exhibited by Blake Dixon, son of Mike & Jennifer Dixon, a member of Watseka Wild Clovers and Watseka FFA, sold for $2,637.00.  The buyers were BAD Farms, Iroquois Federal, Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Rich Hansen, Ron & Jeane Dixon, Country Financial, Cissna Park Coop & Grain, Blondies, Borchers Equipment, Menigoz/Griffith, Prospect Bank of Watseka, MSL Benefits, Plumb Mart of Wtseka, Dralles of Watseka, and Pro Fit.

Grand Champion FFA Overall Barrow exhibited by Clayton Gullquist, son of David & Debbie Gullquist, a member of Central FFA, sold for $2,100.00.  The buyers were Chebanse Ag Service, Kregel Genetics, Trim & Time Lawn Care, and Weber Livestock.

Champion Swine 4-H Carcass exhibited by Noah Steiner, son of Eric & Jill Steiner, a member of Prairie Champions, sold for $425.00.  The Buyer was Buckley State Bank.

Champion Berkshire and Landrace Barrow was exhibited by Jacob Weakley, son of Brett & Amber Clyden, a member of Sheldon Square Shooters, sold for $600.00.  The buyer was Gooding Seed Service.

Champion Chester White Barrow exhibited by Caiden Brassard, son of Devon & Samantha Brassard, a member of Milford Sugar Creek sold for $2,100.00.  The Buyers were Iroquois Paving Corporation, Berry’s Processing, Cissna Park Coop Grain, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Rapp Surface Designs, and Prospect Bank of Watseka.

Champion Poland Barrow exhibited by Seth Bishop, son of Bill & Traci Bishop, a member of Donovan Ag, sold for $ 3,050.00.  The buyers were Stephen & Jana Zabel, Donovan Farmers Co-op Elevator, Inc, Pioneer Seeds, Cissna Park Coop Grain, and First Trust & Savings Bank.

Champion Spot Barrow exhibited by Sydney Kestler, daughter of Josh & Sara Seyfert, a member of Milford Sugar Creek, sold for $2,200.00.  The buyers were Nutrien Ag Solutions, Stockland Grain, Castognis Tractor Inc., and Mowrey Auction.

Champion AOB Barrow was exhibited by Kandace Behrends, daughter of Dean & Robyn Behrends, a member of Milks Grove Challengers, and sold for $400.00.  The buyers were St. Anne Area Consignment, and Mowrey Auction.

Champion Yorkshire Barrow was exhibited by Addyson Chandler, daughter of Greg & Aimee Chandler, a member of Danforth Blue ribbon and Iroquois West FFA, sold for $400.00.  The buyers were Weber Trucking, Weber Fertilizer, and Buckley State Bank.

Grand Champion 4-H Steer was exhibited by Aubrey Wagner, daughter of Calvin & Alicia Wagner, a member of Woodworth Kountry Klovers, and sold for $2,725.00. The buyers were United Prairie, Illini Ag Solutions, LLC, Cissna Park Coop Grain, Donovan Farmers Co-op Elevator, State Representative Tom Bennett, ProHarvest Seeds, First Trust & Savings Bank, and Wheatfield Grain.

Reserve Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Taylor Talbert, daughter of Tim & Anna Talbert, member of Danforth Blue Ribbon and Iroquois West FFA, sold for $8,500.00.  The buyers were AHW, Manahan Farms, Rapp Surface Drainage, Zumwalt Aviation, COUNTRY Financial – Brenna Hildenbrand, Gray Transport, Umbarger Feeds, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Federated Bank, Duis Farms, and McTaggart Bros.

Reserve Grand Champion Born & Raised Steer was exhibited by Chloe Wagner, daughter of Calvin & Alicia Wagner, member of the Woodworth Kountry Klovers.  The buyers were Matt & Jessica Pence, Donovan Farmers Elevator Co-op Inc., United Prairie, First Trust & Savings Bank and Wheatfield Grain.

Champion Beef Premiere exhibited by Gracie Schleef, daughter of Adam & Sarah Schleef, a member of Woodworth Kountry Klovers & Iroquois West FFA, sold for $3,000.00.  The buyers were Nutrien Ag Solutions, and Iroquois Federal.

Champion Hereford Steer was exhibited by Lauren Janssen, daughter of Nathan and Heather Janssen, a member of Watseka Wild Clovers, sold for $1,500.00.  The buyers were J & J Farms, Forestier Farms, D & E Insurance, Value Partners, United Prairie, Iroquois Federal, and First Trust & Savings Bank.

Champion Angus Steer exhibited by Brayden Walder, son of Russ & Darlene Walder, a member of Fountain Creek 4-H Producers, sold for $1,200.00.  The buyers were Frederick Community Bank, ProHarvest Seeds, Goodwine COOP, Gray Transport, Mowrey Auction.

Champion Maine Anjou Steer was exhibited by Dayten Eisenmann, son of Derric & Jodi Eisenmann, a member of Fountain Creek 4-H Producers, sold for $1,800.00.  The buyers were United Prairie, Golden Harvest, Dean Eisenmann, First Farmers Bank & Trust, Gifford state Bank, and Glen Vermillion.

Champion Market Heifer was exhibited by Abigail Wagner, daughter of Luke & Shelly Wagner, a member of Woodworth Kountry Klovers, sold for $900.00.  The buyer was United Prairie.