Businesses Support 4-Hers, FFA At Fair Livestock Auction

4-H and FFA youth exhibitors took to the auction ring late Saturday afternoon for the 2015 Antelope County Fair Youth Livestock Auction.
All livestock ribbon placings are eligible to sell at the auction, each exhibitor may sell only one market animal however.  Animals that are eligible are sheep, swine, market goats (under 1 year of age), market beef and 2nd year bucket calves. The animals are sold on a flat rate bid and the Grand Champion of each class sets the ceiling for that class. The livestock are sold for premium bid only — the exhibitor retains ownership of the animal.
Results of Saturday’s auction were:
Market Steers
Logan Mueller, Champion, $1500 from buyer Clearwater Feed & Grain; Trey Baum, Reserve Champion, $850 from buyers Bank of the West, Elgin Livestock Sales Inc. and Dan Zwingman; Taralynn Baum, $800 from buyer Landmark Angus; Karissa Dicke, $600 from buyer Oral Surgery Center; Blake Kester, $900 from buyer Sandy Acres Simmental; Blake Heithoff, $900 from buyer Calvin Heithoff; Alyssa Moser, $1000 from buyer Ed Hemenway Trucking; Travis Rudloff, $1300 from buyer Kayton International.
Market Heifers
Logan Mueller, Champion, no sale; Haley Zegers, Reserve Champion, $1300 from buyers Central Valley Ag, Stoltz Exotics, Dean’s Market, Precision Repair, Town & Country Veterinary Clinic and Jerry’s Feed Service; Christopher Kester, $900 from buyer Broberg Charolais; Marie Meis, $750 from buyers Brunswick State Bank, Husker Ag, Sargent Irrigation, Commodity Solutions, RAMM Livestock and Bank of Elgin.
Second Year Bucket Calf
Dillon Moser, Champion, $950 from buyer Verdigre Livestock Market, Central Valley Ag, John & Tina Moser, Town & Country Veterinary Clinic, Bill Ross, Thiele Dairy and Schlecht Trucking;  Ian Larson, Reserve Champion, $750 from buyer Koenig Farms, Neligh; Ashton Higgins, $750 from buyers Ken & LuAnn Bartos, Central Valley Ag and Town & Country Veterinary Clinic.
Market Barrows
Carter Beckman, Champion, $850 from buyer Aragon Farms, Tilden; Trevin Hanson, Reserve Champion, $700 from buyer Oral Surgery Center; Collin Mullins, $500 from Mullins Farms; Jasmine Zuhlke, $550 from Rhonda’s Bar & BBQ.
Market Gilts
Nicole Beckman, Champion, $1050 from buyers Cargill, The Elgin Review, Lordemann Insurance, Town & Country Veterinary Clinic and Central Valley Ag; Carter Beckman, Reserve Champion, no sale; Joe Ahlers, $700 from buyer Green Line Equipment.
Market Lambs
Carson Anderson, Champion-Lottery, $600 from buyers Ahlers & Sons, D & M Machinery, Ag Agronomy Center and Elkhorn Valley Equipment; Marinee Vaugh, Champion,  $450 from buyer Aragon Farms, Tilden; Riley Snider, Reserve Champion, $400 from buyer Oral Surgery Center; Bria Gale, Reserve Champion-Lottery, $450 from buyer Smith Farms, Neligh; Collin Gale, $400 from buyer Clearwater Feed & Grain; Aubreionna Clause, $400 from buyers Central Valley Ag and Town & Country Veterinary Clinic; Allison Stineman, $400 from buyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home; Austin Good, $400 from buyer Snodgrass Farms.
Market Goats
Codey Snider, Champion, $400 from buyer Oral Surgery Center; Riley Snider, Reserve Champion, no sale; Liam Odell, $400 from buyer Oral Surgery Center.
Small Animals
New this year, a all Small Animal premium auction was held immediately following the large animals. Proceeds from this auction will be split among the exhibitors of small animals at this year’s fair. A total of $1300 will be split among the approximately 30 exhibitors. Bidders for the small animals were Petersburg State Bank, $600;  Aragon Farms, Tilden, $200; Rhonda Meyer, $200; Jeremy Kester Feedyards, $200; Snider Memorial Funeral Home, $100.