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Junior fair livestock sale shows off hard work


August 24. 2013 2:06AM
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LIMA — Saying goodbye is difficult. Seeing hard work rewarded made it worthwhile. For the hundreds of youth involved in 4-H livestock projects, Friday was filled with mixed emotions.



The junior fair livestock auction brought together hundreds of people in the show arena at the Allen County Fairgrounds. On Friday, it was beef and dairy steers as well as market hogs at center arena.



“It means a lot. The hard work definitely pays off,” Allison Reindel said. “We work with these animals. They get washed and rinsed three, four times a day. We’re over at the barn three, four hours a day. It takes a lot of hard work but it obviously pays off in the end.”



Reindel, 18, of Delphos, made her final appearance at the fair after 10 years of showing livestock. It was another successful fair. With one grand champion steer title in the past, she took another this year. On Friday, she sold the latest grand champion steer for $10,000.



“It’s very emotional,” Reindel said. The feeling you get is just an adrenaline rush when you show. When you come in sale morning and you hear the numbers flying it’s overwhelming.”



Meghan Dunlap, who sold two champion steers during Friday’s sale, agreed.



“It’s actually sad but I’m very happy with how good I did. I got a bunch of buyers together to go in on my animal,” Dunlap, 19, of Elida, said. “They were happy to support me. I’m just excited.”



Dunlap sold the reserve grand champion steer for $2,700. The grand champion born and raised steer that she brought to the fair sold for $4,500.



The bottom line is that all the youth involved in 4-H livestock projects said it was a lot of hard work but worth it once they got to the fair.



“You’ve got to be dedicated. You get a lot of help from your family,” Isaac Altenburger said. “You need help with other family members supporting you. You need all the help you can get.”



Altenburger sold his grand champion market hog for $6,200.



 



JUNIOR FAIR LIVESTOCK AUCTION



Name City      4-H Club           Livestock          Price



Allison Reindel           Delphos            Delphos Livestock         Grand champion steer   $10,000



Meghan Dunlap         Elida    Delphos FFA    Reserve champion steer $2,700



Meghan Dunlap         Elida    Delphos FFA    Grand champion born and raised steer  $4,500



Melissa Hefner           Lima    Auglaize Ag      Reserve champion born and raised steer            $2,000



Tyler Begg     Columbus Grove           Bluffton Cattle Club      Grand champion dairy beef        $500



Josh Begg      Columbus Grove           Bluffton Cattle Club      Reserve champion dairy beef      $650



Isaac Altenburger       Delphos            Delphos Livestock         Grand champion market hog     $6,200



Madison Winegardner            Harrod Auglaize Ag      Reserve champion market hog   $5,000



Gavin Shobe  Delphos            Delphos Livestock         Grand champion farrow to finish hog    $1,850



Lauren Shobe            Delphos            Delphos Livestock         Reserve champion farrow to finish hog  $1,050






Junior fair livestock sale shows off hard work


Junior fair livestock sale shows off hard work


Junior fair livestock sale shows off hard work


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