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By Cindy Glasson
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Livestock sale brings in more than $123,000


August 8, 2019

The 2019 Junior Livestock Auction at the Hot Springs County Fairgrounds on Friday night was a success, with total sales amounting to $123,146.

Along with sheep, swine and beef, there were lots of baked good that went on the auction block, too, from cookies to cakes and even coffee.

The baked goods sold for $6,775 with the high seller being Silas Dickey, whose basket of goodies sold to ABL Consulting for $775.

Nineteen head of beef came through the ring this year, two more than went up for auction last year.

On average, the price per head was $4,267 for a total of $76,010. That total is $10,000 more than last year’s sale.

Grand Champion Taylor Agar’s steer was purchased by the Pickard Ranch at $3.50 per pound for a total of $4,273.50. Reserve Champion, Ellis Webber, sold his steer for $3.75 per pound to Cowboy Medical Group and Paintbrush Dental for a total of $4,983.75.

Average prices per pound were down just six-cents from last year, selling at $3.33 per pound. Maile McCumber got the high price per pound with her steer selling for $4 per pound. Thermopolis Hardware was the top bidder on McCumber’s animal.

The number of swine sold at auction was down this year to just 19, but there wasn’t a whole lot of difference beteen the two years in total sales.

This year, those 19 heads sold for a total of $26,897 while last year, 29 head sold for $30,775. Average price per head this year was $1,415.

McCumber Well Service purchased the Grand Champion swine of Owen McCumber’s at $4.50 per pound for a total of $1,282.

Logann Farrell brought in the high price per pound, selling her pig for $10.25 per pound to Owl Creek Ranch.

The average price per pound this year was $5.63 compared to just $4.08 last year.

Sheep sales at the auction stayed fairly steady compared to last year with 22 head being sold for $13,463 this year while 25 head were sold last year for a total of $14,425. The average price per head this year came out to $611.98.

Bridger Peil’s Grand Champion sheep was purchased by Big Horn Federal at $3.75 per pound for a total of $600.

High price per pound went to Jaydyn Boren and Cannon Boren at $7.25 per pound. The buyer was Scott Miller Construction.

The average price per pound was up just slightly this year at $4.82, compared to $4.41 per pound last year.

See pictures and results on pages 12-13.


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