New Records Set for 2018 Ross County Fair Livestock Sales

Several new records were set during this year's Ross County Fair livestock auctions.

Announced during Tuesday's annual Buyer Appreciation Dinner hosted by the Ross County Jr. Fair Sale Committee, the grand total for this year's livestock sales came in at $882,922.77. This is up from last year's record of just under $830,000.

New county records were also set for the categories of Grand Champion Steer ($13,700), Reserve Champion Steer ($6,000), Grand Champion Goat ($3,500) and Grand Champion Rabbit ($4,000).

Sale totals for each category in livestock sales for the 2018 Ross County Fair are as follows:

  • Hogs - $236,994.28
  • Lambs - $43,481.17
  • Goats - $148,137.47
  • Steers - $174,906.95
  • Poultry - $46,523.17
  • Rabbits - $232,879.73

This year's Overall High Volume Buyer was North Fork Animal Clinic with Lansing Insurance & Adam Halm Investment Services second.

Other High Volume Buyers in this year's sale, in random order, were:

  • McDonald's Restaurants
  • Tim's Tire's & Accessories
  • Classic Brands Dilly Dilly
  • M&M Fabrication
  • Chillicothe Truck & Accessories
  • Ware Funeral Home
  • Kingston National Bank

The Overall High Dollar Buyer for this year was awarded to M&M Fabrication. North Fork Animal Clinic was second.

Other High Dollar Buyers in this year's sale, in random order, were:

  • Coughlin Chevrolet, Buick & GMC
  • G&J Paving
  • Newman's Insurance Place
  • Kenworth Truck Company
  • McDonald's Restaurants 
  • Mark Porter Ford
  • Kingston National Bank
  • Frankfort & Clarksburg Area Businesses & Sponsors.

There were fewer 4H participants that exhibited livestock at this year's fair, says Dan Winters of the Ross County Jr. Fair Sale Committee. An estimated 977 4H students presented livestock exhibits this year, around 50 fewer than the 2017 Ross County Fair.


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