The Daily Item
BEAVER SPRINGS — Celebrating the 85th year of the Beaver Community Fair, 109 buyers purchased over $113,000. of animals and miscellaneous items during the Youth Livestock Sale.
Buyers gathered to bid during the sale held Sept. 19. Prices remained steady as 4-H and FFA members paraded lambs, swine, steers and dairy beef, dairy cattle, goats, and rabbits into the sale arena.
Forty swine were sold at this year’s sale. Middleburg Area Market and Auction LLC purchased the Grand Champion Swine from Elizabeth Lauver, of Selinsgrove for $675. The reserve champion, raised and shown by Alexis Carlin, of McClure, was purchased by Country View Farms and Farmer Boy Ag for $975. Swine prices averaged $485 per animal.
Ten steers and 43 dairy beef were sold at this year’s sale. The Grand Champion Steer was raised and exhibited by Abagail Stroup, of Middleburg and was purchased by Hoss’s Steak and Sea House for $2,900. The Reserve Champion Steer, raised and shown by Jenna Sassaman, of Selinsgrove, was purchased by Beacon Insurance Agency and Jerry Valentine Plumbing, Heating and AC for $2,100. Steer prices averaged $2,020.
The Grand Champion Dairy Beef was purchased from Reagan Hornberger, of Mount Pleasant Mills, by Hubner Seed Company for $1,225.00. Abagail Stroup sold her Reserve Champion Dairy Beef to Beacon Insurance Agency and Jerry Valentine Plumbing, Heating and AC for $925.00. Prices for dairy beef averaged $827.91 per head.
Next on the auction block were the specialty items — filled cheese baskets, chocolate filled basket, etched and candy filled milk bottles, and the fair quilt. Bringing $250 to the Eager Beaver 4-H Dairy Club was a filled cheese basket sold to Middleburg Area Market and Auction LLC and Snook Livestock. The Fair quilt was purchased by Middleburg Area Market and Auction LLC for $500. Next was the milk and cheese box auction. Proceeds are shared by the exhibitor and the fair. The cheese box and products inside represent the Supreme Champion Dairy animal, a Holstein exhibited by Sarah Spigelmyer, of Mount Pleasant Mills. Hoff-Acres purchased the cheese basket for $235. Other champion animals were represented by etched milk bottles filled with candy. Average sales of these bottles were $140. A filled cheese basket was sold to Sam Doak to support the Beaver Community Fair Queen program for $250.
Thirty-four market goats were sold this year. The grand champion, exhibited by Rebecca Lauver, of Selinsgrove, was purchased by Aurand’s Mini Storage and Aurand Bros. Fabrication and Repair for $600. The reserve grand champion was exhibited by Danielle Fetterolf, of Beavertown and purchased by Hallmark Feeds for $525. Average prices for goats was $300.74 per animal.
During the rabbit sale, 43 meat pen and single fryers were sold. Foxboro Bed and Breakfast purchased the Grand Champion Meat Pen for $325 from Katie Byler, of Selinsgrove. The Reserve Champion Meat Pen, raised and shown by Andrew Reigle, of Middleburg, was purchased by Randall and Courtney Steltzer for $285. Eastern Poultry purchased the Grand Champion Single Fryer from Makenna Hoffman, of Mount Pleasant Mills for $425. Nathan Blank sold his Reserve Grand Champion Single Fryer to Sunbury Animal Hospital for $260. Rabbit prices averaged $146.51 per animal.
In the lamb sale, 38 animals were sold. Prices averaged $371.05 per head. Rebecca Lauver, of Selinsgrove sold the grand champion, which was purchased by Lauver & Longacre Auctioneering and Snyder County Produce Auction for $900. Wonder Why Farms and Rippers Ridge Club Lambs purchased the reserve grand champion for $550 from Megan Fetterolf, of Beavertown.
Other buyers at the sale included: Ken Fetterolf, Airy-Dale Farm Market, Alderfer Lumber, B&R Farm Equipment, BJE Farm Contracting, BM Dietrich Landscape Architecture, BZ Motors, Beaver Creek Tractor, Becky Kerstetter Nationwide Insurance, Bierly’s Meat Market, Bo-Ann Holsteins, Bowersox Livestock, Bruce Hummel Funeral Home, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Claddagh Farm, Cover Farms, Da - Lee Acres, David Rohrer Tire Services, Dr. Shawn McGlaughlin, Duane and Karen Ewing, Ewing Farm, Five Star Custom Farming, Flanders Farm, Franck Family Feeds, Freemont Automotive, Gardner Acres, George and Judy Frymoyer, George Farms Custom Butchering, Glenn Holler Chimney Sweep, Goss Forestry, Hassinger & Courtney Auctioneers, Heister House Millworks, Hillside Market, Hoffman Hill Farm, Homestead Nutrition Corporation, Hoober, Inc., Hook’s Suffolks, Ivan Lauver & Son, Kauffman Farm Supply, Kauffman’s TV, Keiser Butcher Shop, Keystone Pre Cast, Kirby Agri, Lester Stuck Building Supplies, Meily Farms, Meiserville Milling LLC, Mifflinburg Farmer’s Exchange Inc., Mitchells Maters, Moonshine Attire, Morrison Cove Livestock, Mountain Dale Farm, Murphy Brown LLC, N.H. Rigel Insurance Agency, NS Troutman & Sons, Orchard Crest Farm, Pine Hollow Forest Products, Inc., Pioneer Hybrid, Pleasant Valley Greenhouse and Gifts, Renninger Farm, Rice’s Livestock, Richard’s Portable Toilets and Septic, Ritter Feeds, S&A Tires, STEWAN Farms, Scarlet and Gray Farms, Scott Hollenbach, Shamrock Mills, Smith’s Livestock Hauling, Snook Livestock, Stella Jones, Susquehanna Bank, Susquehanna Valley Veterinary, Swineford Family Farm, Swineford National Bank, The Light Barn, The Northumberland National Bank, Troyer Transport, Tupperware Earla’s Eagles, Underhill Excavating, Inc, Valley Ag and Turf, Wagner’s Poultry and Livestock, Weaver Bros. Pallets, West Milton State Bank, Windview Truck & Trailer Repair, Wright Poultry, Yetters Fly By Night, Darvin Renninger.