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Published August 18, 2009, 03:01 PM

Fair animal auction delivers improved results for beef exhibitors, less overall for everyone

Friday night’s Meat Animal Auction at the Pierce County Fair brought decent returns for 4-H and FFA members who sold beef animals but markedly smaller rewards for youths selling hogs and sheep. Overall, sale proceeds were down about 23 percent from last year.

Friday night’s Meat Animal Auction at the Pierce County Fair brought decent returns for 4-H and FFA members who sold beef animals but markedly softer rewards for youths selling hogs and sheep.

The average price per pound for beef animals is the only statistic that showed up better than last year, according to volunteer Frank Brown, who has provided computer reporting of the sale for many years.

Beef brought an average of $1.47 a pound compared with $1.40 last year and was the second best average in the history of the auction, Brown said.

Four fewer beef were sold however, and the total sale amount was $50,782.65, down around $15,000 – about 23 percent -- from last year and $2,000 below the average for the all auctions.

Fifty-six pigs sold for an average of $1.53 a pound in relation to 61 pigs last year for $1.88 a pound. Seven lambs went for $2.09 a pound in relation to five lambs at $2.47 last year.

Western Wisconsin Nutrition, Consolidated Energy Coop, and B&B Supply bought the grand champion animals while the reserve grand champions were bought by Sailer’s Meat Plant, Countryside Coop, and Repro Quest.

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2009 Pierce County Livestock Auction results

PRICE

NO NAME BUYER PER LB

BEEF

1 Jordan Brown Western Wis Nutrition $1.55

3 Corey Bates Sailer's Locker Plant $1.50

3 Derek Donnelly River Falls Tire Co $1.60

4 Samantha Rohl Loberg Law Office $1.45

5 Ethan Sandstrom Dick's Auto Body $1.40

6 Ben Bechel WESTconsin Credit Union $1.20

7 Abe Fick Eaton's Heating $1.25

8 Jeffrey Christiansen Dick's Auto Body $1.50

9 Alex Donnelly State Farm Insurance $1.40

10 Ashley Filkens Pierce Vet Clinic $1.20

11 Jennifer Fuchs Hines Construction $2.10

12 Cody Zimmer Countryside Coop $1.30

13 Kelli Leonard Rich Ruemmele $1.35

14 Jason Maier Sailer's Locker Plant $1.50

15 Megan Rinke Pine View Farm $1.70

AVERAGE PRICE PER LB @ $1.47

TOTAL STEER SALE WAS $27,215.80

SWINE

1 Toby Lillie Consolidated Energy Coop $1.95

2 Tyler O'Keefe Countryside Coop $1.95

3 Jazmin Kannel Main Street Bar $1.00

4 Samantha Case River Falls Tire Co $1.40

5 Emma Cobian River Falls Mutual Ins $1.65

6 Nick Berg Jill & Mark LaRue $1.50

7 Emily Helmer John Traynor Ins $1.50

8 Angie Craighton Loberg Law Office $1.45

9 Zachary Maier RF 1st National Bank $1.50

10 James Bauer Pine View Farm $1.40

11 McKayla Brunner Security Financial Bank $1.50

12 Leo Reusch Sailer's Locker Plant $1.40

13 Samantha Willner Sailer's Locker Plant $1.30

14 Mitchell Webster Fischer Tractor Repair $1.95

15 Bethany O'Leary Countryside Coop $1.40

16 Bailey Willner Dick's Auto Body $1.35

17 Roxanne Fusilier Dick's Auto Body $1.10

18 Jenevieve Hartung 1st Bank of Baldwin $1.40

19 Heidi Webb 1st Bank of Baldwin $1.40

20 Jaron Turner Olson Woodville Meats $1.60

21 Nicole Turner Smith Farms $1.50

22 Jessica Kearns Western Wisconsin Nutrition $1.60

23 Hannah Kiefer State Farm Insurance $2.40

24 Kelsey Lansing Timm Oil Company $1.50

25 Thomas Fusilier RF 1st National Bank $1.50

26 Benjamin Achenbach Loberg Law Office $2.10

27 Mitch Thompson NAPA of Spring Valley $1.65

28 Jennifer Robey Olson Woodville Meats $1.35

29 Megan Geraets Baldwin Vet Clinic $1.45

30 Carson Klug 1st Bank of Baldwin $1.45

31 Andrew Webb 1st Bank of Baldwin $1.35

32 Brady Webb Sailer's Locker Plant $1.45

33 Shelby Kannel Wieser's Concrete $1.35

34 Joellen Turner Smith Farms $1.55

35 Bryan Bednarek Hines Auction Service $1.15

36 James Reitz Wisconsin Nutrition Grange Hall $1.55

37 Trevor Halvorson Bowen Milk Hauling $1.65

38 Hilde Heise Johnson Quality Plumbing $1.55

39 Rick Ingli Lost Creek Auto Sales $1.85

40 Kyle Kearns Joanne Hines Insurance $1.40

41 Zachary Hines WESTconsin Credit Union $1.60

42 Rebecca Oeltjen Ellsworth Medical Clinic $2.00

43 Erin Ingli John Traynor Ins $1.95

44 Brandon Kannel Fetzer Farms $1.10

45 Mikayla Hansen Pierce County Herald $1.55

46 Colten Hines Sailer's Locker Plant $1.50

47 William Coyne Agstar Financial Services $1.55

48 Amanda Brunner Agstar Financial Services $1.35

49 Max Geraets Baldwin Vet Clinic $1.25

50 Vincent Rudesill SV Health Care Services $1.55

51 Tyler Berg Central Livestock $1.20

52 Heath Westberg Jerry Mattson $1.85

53 Emily Hofacker 1st Bank of Baldwin $1.60

54 Lance Westberg Group Leaf $1.80

55 Ethan Hofacker Udder Hill Inc $1.35

56 Josh Hines Hines Auction Service $1.70

AVERAGE PRICE PER LB @ $1.53

TOTAL SWINE SALE WAS $21,721.55

SHEEP

1 Tana O'Keefe B & B Supply $1.85

2 Caleb Dressen Repro Quest $4.00

3 Ally Klug Energy Plus $1.40

4 Bailey Sherwin B & B Supply $2.00

5 Chelsey Turner 1st Bank of Baldwin $1.75

6 Leah Jameson 1st Bank of Baldwin $1.95

7 Amy Rinke Ellsworth Equipment $1.65

AVERAGE PRICE PER LB @ $2.47

TOTAL LAMB SALE WAS $1,613.30

SMALL ANIMALS

1 Alyssa Filkins Pierce Vet Clinic $8.00

2 Amber Geraets Ellsworth Equipment $10.00

TOTAL OTHER ANIMAL SALE WAS $232.00

TOTAL AUCTION SALE $50,782.65

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