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2016 4-H, FFA Livestock Sale; up from 2015

Selena Davila hugs her niece, Chloe Rowland, at the Idaho County Fair Saturday after Chloe leaves the sale ring.

Photo by David Rauzi
Selena Davila hugs her niece, Chloe Rowland, at the Idaho County Fair Saturday after Chloe leaves the sale ring.



— COTTONWOOD – Gross proceeds were up 35 percent from last year for Saturday’s Idaho County 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale.

Total sale was $296,369.75 (up $77,207) on a total 214 animals sold (18 more than 2015). Comparing average price per pound from 2015 to 2016, steers were down ($2.68 to $2.41), and up were lambs ($4.45 to $6.49) and swine $4.28 to $5).

Breakdown

Steers: 24 sold for total gross $80,384.25, $3,349.33 per head average, $2.41 price per pound average.

Lambs: 54 sold for total gross $44,096.75, $816.60 per head average, $6.49 price per pound average.

Pigs: 135 sold for total gross $170,888.75, $1,265.84 per head average, $5 price per pound average.

Goat: one sold for total gross $1,000, $1,000 per head, $10 price per pound average.

This year, buyers donated six pigs, three lambs and two steers to local food banks and senior centers.

Livestock sale champions and buyers:

Steer grand champion: Sydney Rylaarsdam-Schoo of Grangeville; buyers, Bob and Ruby Rylaarsdam and Dixon Land and Livestock. (sale weight, 1,353; floor price $1.13, $3 pound price)

Steer reserve champion: Dani Aiken of Grangeville; buyer, Asker’s Harvest Foods. (sale weight, 1,392; floor price, $1.13; pound price $2.75)

Lamb grand champion: Taylor Bransford of Grangeville; buyer, Carl Crabtree representing Carl Crabtree for Senate. (sale weight, 159; floor price, $1.22; pound price, $5.50)

Lamb reserve champion: Hunter Connolley of Grangeville; buyer, CHS Primeland. (sale weight, 128; floor price, $1.22; pound price, $6.50)

Goat grand champion was Elizabeth Severns of Nezperce (left) with John Lamb representing buyers Ray and Lisa Holes of Prescriptive Livestock. (sale weight, 100; floor price, $1.50; pound price, $10)

Swine grand champion: Kyle Frei of Grangeville; buyer, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics. (sale weight, 241; floor price, .50; pound price $8.50)

Swine reserve champion: Lane Schumacher of Greencreek; buyer, Infinity Agriservice. (sale weight, 280; floor price, .50; pound price $7.50).



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