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July 27, 2013

Hard work pays off: Fair auction tops $1M for first time



Total lambs sold — 168

Record — 210 in 1998

Total dollars raised — $108,262, a new record. The prior record of $103,862 was set in 2007.

Grand champion single market lamb

Sold for $8 per pound

Per-pound record — $105 set in 2007

Weight — 140 pounds, for a total sale price of $1,200

Owned by — Austin Bernicky, Claypool

Buyer — Shipshewana Auction, Tim and Amy Graber, Friends and Family of Austin, Assurance Property    

Reserve grand champion single market lamb

Sold for $30 per pound

Per-pound record — $57 set in 2007

Weight — 134 pounds, for a total sale price of $4,020

Owned by — Zachary Holdeman, Nappanee

Buyer — Plymouth Glass, Turtle Top, Teresa Marquart, Kerm Hoover Family, Heath Fervida Psychological Services, Team Construction, Fervida Farms, John Gorehouse, Michiana Agra, Keith & Shirley Blosser, Mark & Dian Kirtzman Family, Brimar Wood Innovations, Hoover Lumber, ADM, Anonymous, Interra Credit Union, Zach’s Big Sis, Flickinger Farms, Mom & Dad, All Pro Gas, Christofeno, Zach’s Aunts & Uncles, Marge Mishler Family, Slack Club Lambs, The Shively Crew, Thompson-Lengacher-Yoder Funeral Home, Mc Rabitry, Ron George Livestock, Tim Brubaker Family

Grand champion pen of two

Sold for $6 per pound

Per-pound record — $26 set in 2005

Weight — 134 pounds, for a total sales price of $804

Owned by — Austin Bernicky, Claypool    

Buyers — Shipshewana Auction, Tim and Amy Graber, Friends and Family of Austin

Reserve grand champion pen of two

Sold for $3 per pound

Per-pound record — $26 set in 2006

Weight — 129 pounds, for a total sales price of $387

Owned by — Zachary Holdeman, Nappanee

Buyers — Millmark Enterprises


Total swine sold — 260

Record — 441 swine sold in 1996

Total dollars raised — $262,094.82, a new record. The previous record of $255,919.25 was set last year.

Grand champion barrow

Sold for $44 per pound

Per-pound record — $54 in 2008

Total pounds — 285

Total sale price — $12,540

Owned by — Kavin Thomas, Bourbon

Buyers — Friends of Kavin Thomas: Dr. Brian & Stephanie Topping; Etna Elevator; Clunette Elevator; Poet; Riverside Tool; Kindig & Sloat; A.O.M.; Hahn Auctioneers; Ron George Livestock; Craig & Nikki Resler; Site Specific Management; Nelson’s; Dr Robert Abel; Popcorn Construction; Tim & Missy Risser Family; Sanders Family.

Also Louis Dreyfus; Clifford & Marie Thomas; Ron & Phyllis Metzger; First State Bank of Bourbon; Gilsinger Implement; Jenkins Automotive; Stark County Co-Op; Glens Tire; Bellman Oil; Pioneer Seed; Rohr Masonry: Hochstetler Grain; Wilson Trailer Sales; Watkins Truck & Trailer Repair; Petroleum Solutions; E.F. Rhodes & Sons; M&M Drainage; Bane Welker; Dennie Electric; Weaver Ag; Golden Sky Kennels; Channel Seed Kyle Whitehead; Keifer Trailers; Dewey & Sheila Miller; Lippert Components; Abel Family; Hartman Brothers Milk Transport; Hartman Family Show Pigs; Eby’s Evergreens; Bud, Vicki, & Ben Etsinger; Greg Pane Farm Bureau Insurance; Randy & Andrea Cripe; Deetsman Grain Farm; Kents Excavating & Plumbing; Silveus Insurance; Daniel & Sara Wilson; South Side Soda Shop; Thomas Farms; Bill at Oxbow Sprayers; Kemp Electric; Pro Lawn; Lee Garner.

Reserve grand champion barrow

Sold for $7 per pound

Per-pound record — $17 in 1999

Total pounds — 271

Total Sale Price: $1,897.00

Owned by — Austin Sanders, Nappanee

Buyers — Friends of Austin Sanders: Chase Bank; Monte & Cheryl Flowers & Family; Friends of Resler Children; Elkhart County Pork Producers; Etna Elevator; Classy Lassy; Matterns Butcher Shop; Nicol, Drew, Brock & Ryne Flickinger; Gawthrop Family; Brad & Shelly Thomas & Family; Ron George Livestock; AllPro Gas; Tim & Missy Risser & Family; Cosentino & Christofeno; Millmark Enterprises; Michiana Agra; Keith & Shirley Blosser; R Yoder Construction; Turtle Top; Dr Topping.

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