173 Head Sell at Solanco Fair Livestock Show

9/28/2013 7:00 AM

The stands at the Solanco Fair Livestock Show in Quarryville, Pa., filled Friday night, Sept. 20, to watch the youths sell 173 head of livestock.

It was the first time that Solanco Fair sold the animals by the head instead of by the pound.

With 103 market hogs selling, buyers gave the swine exhibitors a lot of support. Ellie Kreider sold the champion hog for $825 to Metzler & Ressler Insurance. Katie Huber sold the reserve champion hog for $525 to NBRS Financial Bank.

Dustin Mellott sold his 1,270-pound champion steer to BD Wimer Trucking for $3,500, and Jimmy Miller’s top-placing Angus and reserve champion steer sold to Mussers Market for $2,300.

The grand champion Holstein dairy feeder steer was shown and sold by Chad Peifer for $1,025 to Fulton Bank. The reserve champion steer was sold by Casey Foose for $1,300 to Groffdale Farm.

Cody Little had both grand and reserve champions among the 11 market goats sold. His champion goat sold for $360 to Perry Trucking and the reserve for $350 to Greg’s Hay and Straw.

Atalie Winters came out on top of the lamb show with her 136-pound market lamb, which sold for $600 to Brown-McMullen-Wisse Dental Associates. The same buyers also bought the top-placing Solanco District lamb from Cody Kauffman for $400. Weaver Insurance bought the reserve champion lamb from Nate Binkley for $450.

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