4-H livestock auction nets youngsters cash for college
The 2013 Franklin County Fair concluded its eight-day run July 20 at the fairgrounds in Hilliard.
The final day of the fair featured the Junior Fair 4-H livestock sale in which 4-H club members auction cattle, goats, lambs, chickens and other animals.
Ben Kieffer, a member of the Barn Busters 4-H Club of Hilliard, received $350 for his reserve champion under 14-pound broiler. Franklin County Engineer Dean Ringle and Sheriff Zach Scott placed the winning bid.
Kieffer, who celebrated his 15th birthday at the auction July 20, also netted $275 from the Poseidon Pool Co. for his grand champion over 14-pound roasters.
It is the second consecutive year that Kieffer, a freshman at Hilliard Darby High School, has sold the grand champion roaster. This is his fourth year in 4-H.
"The money I'm making is going for my college," Kieffer said.
Rachel Berk, an Upper Arlington resident and a member of the Golden Explorers 4-H Club, said proceeds from the sale of her lamb also will be saved for her education.
"The money I win is for college," she said.
Berk earned $200 for her reserve champion market lamb, purchased by Huffman Market in Upper Arlington.
A sixth-grade student at Hastings Middle School, Berk said she got involved in 4-H because of her parents, who were both active in 4-H in their childhoods.
She also won showmanship in her division in the sheep category, and was recognized for her preparation of jambalaya in a food competition.
Other 4-H members selling champion animals included:
* Carly Bedinghaus, of the Young Riders 4-H Club, Columbus, received $425 from the Kroger Co. for her grand champion under 14-pound broiler.
* Justin Thomas, of the Lucky Clovers 4-H Club, Fredericktown, received $150 from Farm Credit Med-America for his reserve champion over 14-pound roaster.
* Madison Frasure, of the Groveport Buttoneers 4-H Club, Groveport, received $175 from Ringle and Scott for her grand champion ducks, $175 from the Franklin County Farm Bureau for her reserve champion ducks and $150 from Jon Hay for her grand champion single market fryers.
* Matthew Parker, of the Hellbranch 4-H Club, Plain City, received $150 from ASE Feed and Supply for his grand champion turkey.
* Emma Parker, of the Hellbranch 4-H Club, Plain City, received $225 from the Franklin County Junior Fair Alumni Association for her reserve champion turkey.
* Cassie Fellure, of Country Town 4-H Club, Grove City, received $600 from Ringle, Scott and Franklin County Treasurer Ed Leonardfor her grand champion market lamb.
* Tanner Krebs, of the Hellbranch 4-H Club, Grove City, received $800 from Greg Hart Relator and Scott for his 1,295-pound grand champion market steer.
* Dylan Price, of Hellbranch 4-H Club, Grove City, received $950 from the Hickman Family and Huffman Market for his 1,275-pound reserve champion market steer.
* Kaitlyn Price, of the Hellbranch 4-H Club, Grove City, received $500 from the Kroger Co. for her grand champion beef feeder.
* Sydney Krebs, of Hellbranch Saddles and Such, Grove City, received $800 from JD Equipment and Farm Credit Med-America for her reserve champion beef feeder.
* Logan Bausch, of Hellbranch 4-H, Grove City, received $450 from the Kroger Co. for his grand champion dairy beef feeder.
* Kaelyn Canter, of Hellbranch 4-H Club, Orient, received $300 from the Dave Black family for her reserve champion dairy beef feeder.
* Grace Helser, of Barn Busters 4-H Club, Dublin, received $200 from Ringle and Leonard for her reserve champion single market fryers.
* Payton Ritterbeck, of Country Town 4-H Club, Grove City, received $250 from Hart and Scott for the grand champion pen-of-three market fryer.
* Robert Hoffman, Fantastic Futures 4-H Club, Columbus, received $150 from Hina Environmental Solutions for the reserve champion pen-of-three market fryer.
* Lily Garnett-Brown, of Fantastic Futures 4-H Club, Hilliard, received $650 from the Buck family and Earman and Wood, CPA, for her grand champion market goat and $400 from the Kroger Co. for her reserve champion market goat.
* Andrea Decker, of Serendipity 4-H Club, Galloway, received $150 from the Buck family for her grand champion dairy goat.
* Bethany Hickman, of Lucky Ropers 4-H Club, London, received $300 from Earman and Wood, CPA, for the reserve champion dairy goat.