COTTAGEVILLE - All’s fair in Jackson County this week as the 2013 Jackson County Junior Fair holds sway at the Cottageville fairgrounds, drawing thousands of visitors and promising great entertainment, pull track events/mud bogs, market livestock, horse and poultry shows and the potential for another record market livestock sale.
County Extension Agent John David Johnson says the market livestock numbers for the 2013 fair should be similar to last year with a few fluctuations possible. Johnson expect s some 200 hogs, 128 lambs, 24 steers, 63 heifers, 59 goats and 17 pens of rabbits as 4-H and FFA market livestock projects.
The Market Livestock Sale begins Friday at 11 a.m. in the fairgrounds’ Show Arena.
Area businessmen, politicians, clubs, groups and individuals turned out last year to make the 2012 Jackson County Junior Fair’s Market Livestock Sale—the 42nd annual sale—one to remember with a record market steer sale ($86,586.60) and a total sale of $356,9933.80.
The sale total was near $43,000 more than the 2011 sale total ($314,050.10) and also topped the 2010 sale total ($354,023.62) by nearly $3,000.
As part of the record steer sale, Terra Services, LLC purchased Drew Harpold’s 1,245-pound 2012 Grand Champion Market Steer for $5.75 per pound and a total of $7,1158.75.
West Virginia Paving purchased Jesse McComas’s 1,243-pound 2012 Reserve Champion Market Steer for $5.50 per pound and a total of $6,836.50.
Excluding the grand and reserved champions, market steers averaged selling for $2.97 per pound.
21 Country Market, C-Mart, J-Mart and Pro Hardware combined to purchase Caleb Wilson’s 274-pound 2012 Grand Champion Market Hog for $18.50 per pound and a total of $5,069.
I-77 Ford purchased Delaney Parsons’s 275-pound 2012 Reserve Champion Market Hog for $11.75 per pound and a total of $3,231.25.
The 2012 Market Hog Sale totaled a whopping $153,221.75. Excluding the grand and reserve champions, market hogs sold for an average of $4.16 per pound.
Atlas Poured Walls, Cardinal Concrete, Feed Stop, LLC, and Sayre Excavating and Trucking combined to purchase Sydney Sayre’s 627-pound 2012 Grand Champion Replacement Heifer for $7.50 per pound and a total of $4,702.50.
The Law Offices of Harris & Holmes purchased Jacob “T-Bone” Kay’s 463-pound 2012 Reserve Champion Replacement Heifer for $4.85 per pound and a total of $2,245.55.
The 2012 Replacement Heifer sale totaled $55,078.50. Excluding the grand and reserve champions, replacement heifers sold for an average of 2.29 per pound.
K & L Processing, Green Valley Livestock, Southall Pest Control, Cummins Farm and R & L Pre-Owned Auto combined to purchased Noah Cummings’s 118-pound 2012 Grand Champion Market Lamb for $25 per pound and a total of $2,950.
Pleasant Valley Hospital purchased Makynzee Longfellow’s 119-pound 2012 Reserve Champion Market Lamb for $14 per pound and a total of $1,666.
The 2012 Market Lamb sales totaled $41,976.70. Excluding the grand and reserve champion lambs, market lambs sold for an average of $4.44 per pound.
Page 2 of 2 - R & L Pre-Owned Auto Sales purchased Whitney Pifer’s 2012 Grand Champion Market Rabbits for $2,000.
Jackson County ATVs purchased Jared Casto’s 2012 Reserve Champion Market Rabbits for $1,075.
The 2012 Market Rabbit sale totaled $6,060. Excluding the grand and reserve pens, market rabbits sold for average of $497.50.
Shiloh Resources purchased Delaney Parsons’s 84-pound 2012 Grand Champion Market Goat for $16 per pound and a total of $1,344.
Matt and Christy Dye and Morrison Family Tralier Sales combined to purchase Tara Waller’s 79-pound 2012 Reserve Champion Market Goat for $8.25 per pound and a total of $651.75.
The 2012 Market Goat Sale totaled $14,070.25. Excluding the grand and reserve champions, market goats sold for an average of $6.01 per pound.
Following last (Monday) night’s Jackson County Idol competition on the stage, the 2013 fair entertainment lineup heats up tonight (Tuesday) with Brent Cobb at 7 p.m. and Dustin Lynch at 8:30 p.m.
Chris Cagle will perform Wednesday night at 8 p.m., with Restless Heart on stage Thursday for an 8 p.m. show.
Friday night is Gospel Night with Jasmie Tolley performing at 7 p.m., followed by The Forever Tour at 8 p.m. featuring Adam Crabb and the Bowling Family.
On the fair’s final night (Saturday), Taylor Made will perform at 7 p.m. followed by Tyler Farr at 9 p.m.
See you at the fair!