- Eyes On
Tying the record set last year, Hubertine Fetter's champion market barrow sold for $13,000 yesterday morning at the Auglaize County Junior Fair Livestock Sale.
Fetter, 11, is the daughter of Todd and Audra Fetter, and raised her barrow within the Waynesfield This-n-That club.
Brooke Egbert and her reserve champion market barrow earned $8,300 from 31 combined buyers. Egbert however, was not at the auction due to showing her steer at the state fair. Taira Greve stepped in for Egbert Friday.
Daniel Becker, 14, of the Minster Livestock club sold his champion market gilt for $7,100 to 23 buyers, while Annie Harrod, 19, of the Wapakoneta FFA club raked in $4,000 for her reserve champion market gilt from a total of one buyer.
In addition to the hog sale Friday morning, the market lamb sale earned some young 4-H members some money for their bank accounts.
Whitney Bornhorst, 17, of Fryburg Happy Farmers sold her champion market lamb to 33 combined buyers for $7,000, while Brianna Jurosic of New Knoxville Livestock Boosters sold her reserve champion lamb for $3,000 to 17 buyers.
For Harrod, daughter of Barb Harrod, getting a win this year meant a lot.
Following in the steps of her father, Harrod credits her family and dad for how far she has come throughout her years in 4-H.
"I started when I was really young. My dad did it when he was in high school and he's brought us up and we're kind of doing it for him this year," Harrod said. "He passed away, but we're doing it for him this year and really having fun for him."
Fetter has been in 4-H for three years and said it can get difficult saying goodbye to the animals.
"I've always really liked animals," Fetter said. "You get to raise them and at the end when you watch them leave it's kind of hard."