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4-H Market Sale successful

August 4, 2011

The Morning News — Leslie Mielke Jake Johnson raised the Reserve Grand Champion Market Swine. From the Johnson herd came four of the top eight hogs in the Bingham County 4-H Fair. His hog was auctioned for $1,300.

BLACKFOOT — The number of animals that were auctioned at the 19th annual 4-H Market Sale totaled 211.
The endowment hog that is raised each year by the Stoddard family brought in $850.
The first 10 animals auctioned off were the champion and reserve champion market animals in each species—sheep, beef, goat, rabbit and swine.
The top market animals sold for the following prices:
The Grand Champion Market Lamb was raised by Ashley Carpenter and sold for $600.
The Reserve Champion Market Lamb was raised by Tehya Jensen and sold for $600.
The Grand Champion Market Steer was raised by Sierra Mortensen and sold fo $2,600.
The Reserve Champion Market Steer was raised by Laurel Rigby and sold for $2,500.
The Grand Champion Market Goat was raised by Cassidy Quinn and sold for $350.
The Reserve Champion Market Goat was raised by Kaitlyn Wanstrom and sold for $400.
The Grand Champion Market Rabbits were raised by Abby Hurst and sold for $325. The three rabbits were within 0.01 ounces of each other. One rabbit weighed 3.14 pounds, another 3.15 pounds and the third weighed 3.12 pounds. This is the first year Abby has participated in 4-H.
The Reserve Champion Market Rabbits were raised by Katie Kirby and sold for $250.
The Grand Champion Market Swine was raised by Sophi Wray and sold for $900.
The Reserve Grand Champion Market Swine was raised by Jake Johnson and sold for $1,300. Johnson and his family raised four of the top eight hogs in the county fair.
Wray purchased her winning hog from the Johnsons' herd.
"Jake obviously sold the wrong hog," said auctioneer Arnold Callison.
The Bingham County 4-H fair ended at the conclusion of the market sale. The sale was well attended. Exhibitors were well supported.

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