WASHINGTON COUNTY - Lindsay Beckley had mixed feelings about selling her goat Jack on Friday night at the Washington County Ag Expo & Fair.
"I'm a little bit upset about it, but I know I have to do it," Buckley said.
The 63-pound Reserve Champion dairy goat was the second animal to be auctioned off at the 4-H/FFA market animal sale, where dozens of animals from rabbits to steers were sold for big money to the highest bidder.
Buckley walked Jack slowly over the damp mulch in the show ring while the auctioneer rambled off numbers rapid-fire.
"Three, canigit three, three."
Bidders raised their cards to drive up Jack's price, which went from $2 to $3, and finally $4 per pound. The winning bid was made by The Feed Bin, an animal feed supplier in Boonsboro.
But Jack's future is not as bleak as one might think.
"We come out every year, but we donate these animals back to the kids," said Starr Ramsey of The Feed Bin.