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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • JCJF Market Livestock Sale sets new all-time record, tops $500,000

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  • COTTAGEVILLE - Area businessmen, politicians, groups and individuals turned out Friday to make the 2014 Jackson County Junior Fair’s Market Livestock Sale—the 44nd annual sale—one for the record book with a new all-time record total that topped half-a-million dollars--$505,887.65.
    The new record sale topped the 2013 total ($391,054.15) by a whopping $114,833.50, and included a host of new records for market livestock categories including steers ($126,265.30) and hogs ($243,757.65). It marked the third straight increase in sale totals. The 2012 totaled $356,993.80. The 2011 sale totaled 314,050.10 and the 2010 sale totaled $354,023.62.
    Terra Services led the way Friday at the marathon sale, purchasing or combining to purchase no less than five 2014 market livestock champions and 13 total market animals.
    Terra Services combined with Frugal Frog to set the pace for the sale tying the record bid for Morgan Kimble’s 84-pound Grand Champion Market Goat at a whopping $43 per pound and a total sale price of $3,870.
    CHARTS DOT Compliance and Bunner Resources, Inc. combined to purchase Carter Hall’s 78-pound, 2014 Reserve Champion Market Goat for $34.50 per pound and a total of $2,691.
    The 2014 Market Goat sale totaled $23,054.25 (record is $26,610.95 set in 2013) with sales prices excluding the grand and reserve champions averaging $8.83 per pound, better than in 2013.
    Jack Vaughn Trucking, Hall’s Simmental, Feed Stop of Gallipolis, Rawson Farm, Jackson County Regional Livestock Market and Martin Yoder combined to purchase Carter Hall’s 598-pound, 2014 Grand Champion Replacement Heifer for $9.25 per pound and a total of $5,411.25.
    Terra Services purchased Lexi Knopp’s 562-pound, 2014 Reserve Champion Replacement Heifer for $8.10 per pound and a total of $4,552.20.
    The 2014 Replacement Heifer sale totaled $50,465.90. Excluding the grand and reserve champions, the heifer sale prices averaged $4.62 per pound—up $1 over the 2013 average.
    Terra Services purchased Lexi Knopp’s 127-pound, 2014 Grand Champion Market Lamb for $32 per pound and a total of $4,064.
    Jackson County Regional Livestock Market and Martin Yoder combined to purchase Brianna Haga’s 128-pound, 2014 Reserve Champion Market Lamb for $11.75 per pound and a total of $1,504.
    The 2014 Market Lamb sale totaled $57,059.55. Excluding the grand and reserve champions, the lamb sale prices averaged $6.18 per pound.
    Terra Services purchased Jared Casto’s 2014 Grand Champion Market Rabbits for $1,500.
    Bill West purchased Faythe Maston’s 2014 Grand Champion Market Rabbits for $750.
    The 2014 Market Rabbit sale totaled $5,285, down from $10,365 in 2013. Excluding the grand and reserve champions, the rabbit sale prices averaged $607 per pen, up from 2013.
    Collision Specialists purchased Emma Rae Hartley’s 1,265-pound, 2014 Grand Champion Market Steer for $7.50 per pound and a whopping total of $9,502.50.
    Terra Services purchased Jacob Barr’s 1,323-pound, 2014 Reserve Champion Market Steer for $5.10 per pound and a total of $6,747.30.
    The 2014 Market Steer sale totaled $126,265.30, up from $76,386.05 in 2013. Excluding the grand and reserve champions, the steer sale prices averaged $4.71 per pound.
    Page 2 of 2 - Dr. Thomas Layne and Dawn Myers, DDS, purchased Mariah Currey’s 270-pound, 2014 Grand Champion Market Hog for a whopping $21.50 per pound and a total of $5,805.
    Jackson County Regional Livestock Market, Martin Yoder, Fairplain Tractor and Hilltop Meats combined to purchase Daylin Rose’s 275-pound, 2014 Reserve Champion Market Hog for $23.50 per pound and a total of $6,462.50.
    The 2014 Market Hog sale totaled $243,757.65, up $71,349.85 from the 2013 total of $172,407.80. Excluding the grand and reserve champions, the hog sale prices averaged $5.55 per pound, up from the 2013 total of $4.19 per pound.
     

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