CALDWELL, Ohio -- This year's Junior Fair Livestock Sale far-and-away surpassed the previous total sales record, set at last year's fair.
According to Nancy Snook, 4-H Educator for the OSU Extension Office in Noble County, the Junior Fair Sale raised a record-setting $465,651 on Saturday, nearly $100,000 more than the previous record of around $372,000 set in 2012. Snook said that she "couldn't be happier for all of the kids" involved in the Junior Fair, and credited the "huge support from the business community and local individuals" for the sale's rousing success.
In all, 452 animals - including rabbits, chickens, goats, pigs, and cattle - were sold on Saturday. The single largest sale, totaling $26,960, belonged to Alex Dimmerling of the Shenandoah FFA, whose 1,300-pound steer sold for $20-per-pound. The greatest price-per-pound went to Chase Warner of the Shenandoah FFA, whose market pig sold for $37-per-pound, totaling $10,249.
The 161st Noble County Fair wrapped up on Saturday.
Click below for an in-depth look at the results of Saturday's Junior Fair Sale.