Jackson County Extension Agent John David Johnson believes market livestock totals for the upcoming 2017 Jackson County Junior Fair should total similar to what they were for last year’s fair.

Jackson County Extension Agent John David Johnson believes market livestock totals for the upcoming 2017 Jackson County Junior Fair should total similar to what they were for last year’s fair. The annual fair includes 4-H and FFA market goat, heifer, lamb, rabbit, steer and hog projects, which go on the auction block at the annual marathon Market Livestock Sale set for Friday, July 28, beginning at 11 a.m. 

Johnson said 2017 market livestock totals should be about average, although until official market livestock project weigh-ins occur at the fairgrounds, the exact numbers won’t be known. He said he anticipates some 225-230 market hogs, 40-some market steers, 50-60 replacement heifers, 15-17 pens of market rabbits, 100-110 market lambs and 90-100 market goats—not including open classes.

Last year’s Market Livestock Sale totaled $555,059.65.

The Market Goat total sale was $27,897. The Grand Champion, shown by Savanna Hatfield of Evans, weighed 91 lbs., and was purchased by Bruce Allen Pipeline at $50/lb., for a sale price of $4,550.00. The Reserve Champion, shown by Tanner Ross of Ripley, weighed 84 lbs., and was purchased by Brian Prim, Prim Law Firm at $20.50/lb., for a sale price of $1,722.00.

The Replacement Heifer total sale was $67,695.45. The Grand Champion, shown by Carter Hall of Ripley, weighed 742 lbs., and was purchased by United Producers Livestock, Feed Stop, Hall’s Simmental, Jack Vaughan Trucking and Rawson Enterprises at $11/lb., for a sale price of $8,162.00. The Reserve Champion, shown by Jacob Kay of Ripley, weighed 548 lbs., and was purchased by Brian Prim, Prim Law Firm, at $7/lb. for a sale price of $3,836.00.

The Market Lamb total sale was $64,309.40. The Grand Champion, shown by Brandi Snyder of Sandyville, weighed 124 lbs., and was purchased by Brian Prim, Prim Law Firm, at $31/lb., for a sale price of $3,844.00. The Reserve Champion, shown by Patrick Click of Mt. Alto, weighed 119 lbs., and was purchased by Bunner Resources and CHARTS DOT Compliance, at $28/lb., for a sale price of $3,332.00.

The Market Rabbit total sale was $13,685. The Grand Champion Pen, shown by Brooke Whited of Cottageville, was purchased by Bruce Allen Pipeline for $5,500.00. The Reserve Champion Pen, shown by Elizabeth Williams of Cottageville, was purchased by McDonald’s of Ripley, Fairplain & Spencer for $3,100.00.

The Market Steer total sale was $138,280.95. The Grand Champion, shown by Nathan Hall of Ravenswood, weighed 1,157 lbs., and was purchased by Collision Specialists and Todd Shockey, DVM, Parkersburg Veterinary Hospital, at $11/lb., for a sale price of $12,727.00. The Reserve Champion, shown by Hannah Rhodes of Ravenswood, weighed 1,350 lbs., and was purchased by Terra Services, at $8/lb., for a sale price of $10,800.00.

The Market Hogs total sale was $243,191.85. The Grand Champion, shown by Cayden Keeler of Given, weighed 274 lbs., and was purchased by Brian Prim, Prim Law Firm and Harrison Racking Horses, at $50/lb., for a sale price of $13,700.00. The Reserve Champion, shown by Baylee Keeler of Given, weighed 275 lbs., and was purchased by Bruce Allen Pipeline (donated to the Exhibit Hall), at $45/lb., for a sale price of $12,375.00.