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Livestock sale up 16 percent from last year’s market

(L-R) Jim Church congratulates Dennis Rowland for 20 years of service.

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(L-R) Jim Church congratulates Dennis Rowland for 20 years of service.



— Kids took their animals to auction on Saturday, bringing in a total $262,217.80 on a total 195 animals at the Idaho County 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale. The four-hour sale held Aug. 18, was the final event for the Idaho County Fair held in Cottonwood.

In comparison to last year, 14 fewer animals were up for auction; however, sales this year were up 16 percent from 2017 by $37,011.

Breaking down individual categories:

52 lambs were sold, $7.77 per pound average price, $987.13 per head average price, with $51,330.50 gross.

Grand champion lamb, Paige Layman of Grangeville: 128 pounds, $1.32 floor price at $9 pound price; bought by Les Schwab Tire Center of Grangeville.

Reserve champion lamb, Rebekah Schumacher of Cottonwood: 128 pounds, $1.32 at $8.50 pound price; bought by St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics

Four goats were sold, $11 per pound average price, $902 per head average price, with $3,608 gross.

Grand champion goat, Miranda Klapprich of Cottonwood: 85 pounds, $1.75, $14; bought by Christensen Orthodontics of Lewiston.

Reserve champion goat, Kace Munger of Cottonwood: 79 pounds, $1.75, $13; bought by Almost A Ranch.

112 hogs were sold, $4.87 per pound average price, $1,221.73 per head average price, with $136,834.25 gross.

Grand champion swine, Madalyn Green of Grangeville: 256 pounds, $0.47, $9; bought by Bell Equipment of Grangeville.

Reserve champion swine, Caleb Frei of Grangeville: 260 pounds, $0.47, $4.50; bought by Jacobs Oil of Grangeville.

27 steers were sold, $2.04 per pound average price, $2,609.08 per head average price, with $70,445.05 gross.

Grand champion steer, Olivia Klapprich of Cottonwood: 1,334 pounds, $1.07, $3; bought by Cottonwood Veterinary Services and Cottonwood Livestock Auction.

Reserve champion steer, Halle Klapprich of Cottonwood: 1,393 pounds, $1.07, $2.30; bought by Fishco Construction.

Continuing the tradition of buyers donating animals to local organizations, four lambs and seven hogs went to local food banks, one and 1/2 hogs went to the Idaho County Veterans Center, one lamb and one hog went to the Grangeville Senior Center, and one hog went to the Cottonwood Senior Center.

Also during the event, auctioneer Dennis Rowland of Cottonwood was recognized for his 20 years of service to 4-H/FFA auction, which he noted his appreciation for and commented this has been, “a real privilege.”



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