Morgan 4-H cattle auction topped last year

Morgan County 4-H attendees hit the paddock Monday on the final day of the fair, with the animals they raised bringing in more than $160,000 in sales.

This year’s auction brought in a total of $169,000, surpassing last year’s $100,000 sale, according to Tammy White, treasurer of the Morgan County Fair Foundation.

The best-selling champion big wheelbarrow was Amelia Krispinsky of Pleasant Plains, the daughter of Travis and Mary Stremsterfer.

Krispinsky’s loan went to $61 a pound and weighed 202 pounds, a total sale of $12,322, bought by Brandt.

The top steer that won the highest bid was Jacksonville resident Myles Homann, with his steer selling for $6 a pound and weighing 1,324 pounds, for a total cost of $7,944. Homann is the son of Ken and Kim Homann.

Buyers of Homann’s steer were Prairieland FS, Marshall Chevrolet Co and Sunrise FS.

The third animal sold was James Adkins’ wheelbarrow which sold for $16 a pound with a total weight of 299 pounds, the sale was $4,784.

Adkins is the son of Josh and Moriah Adkins. Buyers of the wheelbarrow were First National Bank of Arenzville, JO Harris & Sales, Evergreen Farms, Ginder Farms-David Ginder, Country Financial-Joseph Kinser, LG Seeds, Lakin Seeds, Prairieland FS.

There were 90 4-H participants who took part in this year’s auction.

Prices set for sale use local average market prices established by the Morgan County 4-H Auction Committee.

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