MOUNT VERNON — Fredericktown’s Kyle Daniels knew immediately what he was going to do with the money from the sale of his Grand Champion Broilers.
“I’m saving up to buy pigs for next year,” Daniels said.
The broilers were bought by Wise Choice Propane of Mount Vernon for $600.
This is Josh Neely’s last year in 4-H and he thought the sale of his Reserve Champion Broilers went all right.
“Everything has been selling for little low [this year],” said Neely, adding that he was glad his champion broilers were sold.
The three chickens were purchased for $475 by Steve Jagger of Remax Stars and Dave Humphrey of First-Knox National Bank. Neely doesn’t have any exact plans for the money he earned from the sale, but does know that he will save it.
“We did better than I expected,” said fifth-year exhibitor Madison Banbury of Danville. Her 97-pound goat was purchased by the Peoples Bank of Gambier for $600.
With college in mind, Taylor Banbury will use her funds earned from the sale of her Reserve Champion Market Goat to help pay her way through school.
“College is very important to me,” she said.
Banbury doesn’t know where she would like to attend college, but hopes to one day be a lawyer and work with agriculture. Her goat was bought by Humphrey on behalf of First-Knox National Bank for $500.
“It’s a great day to be out at the fair,” said Humphrey.
Brandon Presley felt pretty good about the sale of his Grand Champion Turkey, which was bought by Ron Bostic of Energy Cooperative Service for $700. Presley has plans to save his funds earned, and said he is sure he will bring a turkey next year to the junior fair.
At the Sale of Champions to “support the kids,” Ohio Heritage Bank, represented by Dawn Sivik and Lisa Mentzer, paid $600 for the Reserve Champion Turkey, exhibited by Matthew Skaggs. Skaggs said this is his first time at the Sale of Champions, and is pleased with the winning bid.
Although it will be “a little hard to see him go,” Skaggs said he will use the proceeds of the sale to “pay Dad off for the feed” and will put the rest in his college fund.
Amy McElhaney said this was her first time winning with fryers, although she has previouslyy shown market broilers, breeder rabbits, fancy chickens and ducks at the fair. McElhaney thought the price was a little low this year compared to last year, all across the board, for sales, but was still pleased at the sale.
Humphrey of First-Knox purchased the three Grand Champion Fryers for $550, and also received a cookie basket from McElhaney in appreciation of his purchase.
Killbuck Savings Bank paid $400 for the pen of three Reserve Champion Fryers, shown by Crystal Ferenbaugh. Ferenbaugh was happy with the sale price, and said she plans to use it at Central Ohio Technical College when she starts nursing classes in the fall.