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Livestock auction sees over $100,000

 

August 10, 2017

Dennis Nierzwicki

The Thermopolis Volunteer Fire Department took families sky high in their fire truck buckets Saturday afternoon for their open house event.

Several people came out to support the county FFA and 4-H at the 2017 Junior Livestock Auction and Judges' Choice Bake Sale Friday night at the fairgrounds. The events saw a total of $103,963.60. The amount is down about $745 from last year.

The total for baked goods sold was $5,225, with the high seller being Oakely Bowman with $550. The buyer was Road Runner Service & Supply.

Thirty head of swine sold for a total $30,814.35. The average price per head was $1,027.15. Remington Ferree's grand champion animal brought in $4.50 per pound for a total $1,210.50. The buyer was Properties West.

Jayssie Owsley's reserve champion animal brought in $5 per pound for a total $1,235. The buyer was Rod Graves. Owsley and Eli Ready tied for the high price per pound, with Belle Belden, 00 Ranch buying Ready's swine. The average price per pound was $3.87.

Twenty-one head of sheep sold for a total $9,782.50. The average price per head was $465.84. Hallie Martinez's grand champion brought in $3.50 per pound for a total $455. The buyer was Owl Creek Vet. Jayssie Owsley's reserve champion also brought in $3.50 per pound for a total $444.50. The buyer was New York Life.

The high price per pound paid was $4.50, on Tucker Lake's animal purchased by Messenger & Overfield, and the average price per pound was $3.47.

Seventeen head of beef sold for a total $58,141.75. The average price per head was $3,420.11. Strite Daniels' grand champion animal brought in $3 per pound for a total $3,774. The buyer was Thermopolis Hardware. Daniels did not sell his reserve animal.

The high price per pound was $3.25, paid by Owl Lumber for Maile McCumber's animal, and by Arapahoe Ranch for Ellis Webber's animal. The average price per pound was $2.68.

 

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