Ag Expo market sale pulls in $119,240

August 11, 2002|by ANDREA ROWLAND

SHARPSBURG - 4-H animals garnered record profits at the 4-H Market Animal Livestock Sale held Friday during the Washington County Ag Expo, said Jeff Semler, a University of Maryland Cooperative Extension agent specializing in 4-H in Washington County.

Auction proceeds totaled $119,240, an increase of $14,240 over the amount raised at last year's auction, Semler said.

Champion animal sales included:

  • $672.50 for the champion hog sold to Mid Atlantic Farm Credit.

  • $5,156 for the champion beef steer sold to Cochran Auction Complex.

  • $668.75 for the champion lamb sold to Hagerstown Lumber.

  • $1,821.40 for the champion dairy steer sold to Willard Agri-Service.

  • $700 for the champion capon sold to NTB Hoof Trimming.

  • $665 for the champion longhorn sold to Boonsboro Mini-Storage.

  • $260 for the champion rabbit sold to Charles and Kitty Dorsey.

The highest-selling goat went to Jean Band of Many Rocks Farm for $266, Semler said.

About 95 percent of each animal's selling price benefits 4-H'ers while a small percentage of the proceeds covers event costs and pays for such special projects as college scholarships for senior 4-H and Future Farmers of America members, Semler said.

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