Buyers spend more than $202k at livestock sale


ROCKSPRINGS — The 2017 Meigs County Fair Livestock Sale included a record-breaking reserve champion pen of chickens, an a record-tying reserve champion dairy steer, on Saturday in the Ridenour Family Livestock Arena.

Ridenour Gas Service, the family for which the arena is named, purchased the reserve champion chickens, shown by Gavan Smith, for a price of $1,000, surpassing the previous record for reserve champion chickens of $675 which was set in 2013 by Ridenour.

Jim Ridenour and his family have been a consistent presence at the fair, particularly the livestock sale, having purchased animals in the annual livestock sale for the past 55 years.

In the dairy steer category, the reserve champion shown by Mattison Finlaw sold for $2,000 to Farmes Bank, tying the record from 2013 which was purchased by Parker Grain Farm.

In total, buyer bids totaled $202,625, not including any after bid bumps made to purchase prices. A complete list of bump amounts was not announced at the sale and was not available as of press time.

A complete listing of the showman, purchase price and buyer are listed below. The listed prices do not include bumps made to the prices following the close of bidding on the animal.

Market Dairy Feeder

Caelin Seth (Grand Champion), $1,200, McDonald’s of Pomeroy and Ravenswood; Allison Barber (Reserve Champion), $800, Reed and Baur and Ohio Valley Plumbing; Lucas Finlaw, $850, Shelley Materials; Taylor Parker, $1,000, Farmers Bank; Annie McGrath, $850, Home National Bank.

Market Goat

Jennifer Parker (Grand Champion), $1,100, Mark Porter Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ram; Alexa Ingels (Reserve Champion), $1,700, Lightstone Generation Gavin Plant; Alivia Ord, $1,000, J&L Construction; Sydney Zirkle, $1,200, Mid State Incorporated; Jessica Parker, $900, Ag Land Coop; Maddy Karr, $1,500, Karr Contracting; India Morris, $650, Fick Racing and Scott’s Quarter Horses; Arielle Beeler, $1,000, Hendrix Heating and Cooling and Hendrix Contractors; Rhiannon Morris, $850, Karr Contracting; Lydyah Barringer, $750, Peoples Bank and Dettwiller Lumber; Maylee Barringer, $700, Simmons, Musser and Warner Insurance; Lincoln Thomas, $1,000, Bob’s Market; Kyra Zuspan, $900, Pleasant Valley Hospital, Cabell Huntington Hospital and Marshall Health; Ayden Barringer, $650, Dr. Jeremy and Martha Buckley; Matthew Adam Roberts, $700, Meigs County Sheriff’s Office; Mara Hall, $800, Home National Bank; Drake Hall, $700, Farmers Bank; Dana Card, $1,550, Pleasant Valley Hospital and Mark Porter Ford.

Market Lambs

Auston Colburn (Grand Champion), $1,600, University of Rio Grande; Breanna Colburn (Reserve Champion), $1,600, State Rep. Jay Edwards; Wyatt Watson, $1,000, McDonald’s of Pomeroy and Ravenswood; Braden Watson, $950, Swisher & Lohse; Jasina Will, $600, Dr. Jeremy and Martha Buckley; Rhett Beegle, $850, Bob’s Market; Laikyn Davis, $750, White-Schwarzel Funeral Home; Jordan Roush, $1,050, Pleasant Valley Hospital; Bradley Hamm, $850, AEP Mountaineer Plant; Rachel Jackson, $800, Constellium Rolled Products; Caroline Roush, $1,100, Save A Lot of Pomeroy; Matthew Werry, $1,350, Ridenour Gas Service; Colton Hamm, $1,150, EJM Hardwood and Veneer; Courtnee Williams, $1,000, Holzer Health Systems Meigs ER; Amy Griffin, $950, Home National Bank; Chelsey Pullins, $1,050, Farmers Bank; Kenda Dunkle, $850, Kinsale Corporation; Coltin Parker, $1,000, Farmers Bank.

Market Dairy Steer

Laura Pullins (Grand Champion), $2,600, Swisher & Lohse; Mattison Finlaw (Reserve Champion), $2,000, Farmers Bank.

Market Hogs

Jacob Jordan (Grand Champion), $2,450, J&M Auto Sales; Jenna Jordan (Reserve Champion), $2,000, Home National Bank and Williams Logging; Logan Caldwell, $1,050, Holzer Health Systems Meigs ER; Whitney Durst, $1,000, DV Weber Construction; Josie Donohue, $850, Noble Rubber; Cooper Jude, $1,000, Norris Northup Dodge; Katie Ryan, $650, Hupp Landscaping, T. Johnson Contracting, Ohio Valley Plumbing and Reed and Baur (hog donated to Make a Wish); Jessie Donohue, $900, Williams Logging; Courtney Fitzgerald, $1,000, Norris Northup Dodge; Brandon Colburn, $1,000, Pleasant Valley Hospital and Mark Porter AutoPlex (hog donated to food bank in memory of Janet Werry); Trinity Wood, $1,150, EJM Hardwood and Veneer; Steven Fitzgerald, $950, Precision Fabrication; Jaycie Jordan, $1,150, Holzer Health System Meigs ER and Dr. Meghan Haynes; Ciera Older, $1,100, Farmers Bank; Kendra Robie, $1,200, Williams Logging; Ashton Jude, $1,100, Mark Porter Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram; Courtney Lyons, $1,000, Farmers Bank (hog donated to St. Jude Trail Ride); Harley McDonald, $1,000, J&L Construction; Brady Colburn, $1,000, Ohio Valley Bank; Rhiannia McDonald, $950, Morris Petroleum; Taylor Tucker, $800, Alder Orthodontics; Kaitlyn Hawk, $1,100, Bridgeport Equipment; Dameson Jenkins, $950, EJM Hardwood and Veneer; Michaela Holter, $1,000, Constellium and Parker Corporation; Garrett Wolfe, $950, I77 Auto Group; Courtney Mather, $900, Skyline Bowling; Ashton Monroe, $900, Dr. Doug Hunter; Erica Durst, $1,150, DV Weber Construction; Micaiah Smith, $900, Reed and Baur and Ohio Valley Plumbing; Robert Butcher, $1,000, Dr. Jeremy and Martha Buckley; Layne Caldwell, $1,200, AEP Mountaineer Plant; Cadence Vance, $950, Mark Porter Ford; Malachi Smith, $1,000, Porter’s Pumpkin Patch and Webb Trucking; Brandon Oldaker, $1,300, Ridenour Gas; Roseanna Butcher, $950, Yeauger’s Farm Supply; Brad Hawk, $1,000, Lightstone Generation Gavin Plant; Kaden Robinson, $1,100, Home National Bank; Shianne Shafer, $1,050, Save A Lot of Pomeroy; Shelbe Cochran, $1,200, I77 Auto Group; Jacob Riffle, $1,000, Dr. Melanie Weese; Audrey Riffle, $1,150, Buckley Group Engineering and Surveying; Kelsey Casto, $1,450, Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Peoples Bank and Mark Porter Ford; Monte Andrew Riffle, $1,000, Farmers Bank; Kori Robie, $1,700, AEP Mountaineer Plant.

Market Steers

Trevor Morrissey (Grand Champion), $4,300, Cool Stuff and Cool Country Storage; Kylie Gheen (Reserve Champion), $3,500, JayMar; Kaleb Gheen, $3,000, Gheen Painting; Mitchel Evans, $3,300, Parker Corporation; Michael Kesterson, $3,100, Home National Bank; Sean Stobaugh, $3,000, Irvin Camping Sales; Justin Pierce, $2,100, Noble Rubber; Rachel Kesterson, $3,200, Ridenour Gas Service; Nathan Pierce, $2,000, J&L Construction and Rutland Service Center; Tiffany Tripp, $2,600, Farmers Bank.

Market Chickens

Jesse Morris (Grand Champion), $1,175, Ohio Valley Animal Clinic; Mattison Finlaw (Reserve Champion), $1,000, Mark Porter Ford, Peoples Bank and Dettwiller Lumber; Cooper Schagel, $550, Kinsale Corporation; Kastle Hall, $325, Ohio River Valley Reality; Breanna Vance, $275, Leedy Angus Farm; Lydia Edwards, $450, Lightstone Generation Gavin Plant; Grace Butcher, $275, Pat Mullen Construction and RVC Architects; Michael Letson, $450, Shade River Ag.; Israel Williams, $350, Donald Leedy; Faith Butcher, $325, Ridenour Gas Service; Hannah Erwin, $350, AEP Mountaineer Plant; Dominique Butcher, $375, Birchfield Funeral Home and Rutland Department Store; Emma Doczi, $375, Farmers Bank; Raeann Schagel, $500, Baum Lumber; Levi Williams, $400, Donald Leedy; Joseph Butcher, $325, RVC Architects; Abigail Legg, $400, Ohio Valley Bank; Hunter Smith, $500, Mamma and Pappa.

Market Rabbits

Elizabeth Teaford (Grand Champion), $1,000, Ohio River Valley Reality; Gavan Smith, $1,000, Ridenour Gas Service; Brycen Rowe, $875, Lightstone Generation Gavin Plant; Brayden O’Brien, $525, I77 Auto Group; Dustin Vance, $375, Mark Porter AutoPlex; Sidney Dillon, $550, Birchfield Funeral Home and Rutland Department Store; Isabella Fisher, $350, Ohio River Valley Reality; Katelin Ferguson, $200, Ohio Valley Plumbing and Reed and Baur; Gabrielle Beeler, $300, Ridenour Gas Service; Hannah Bottomley, $300, Holzer Health Systems Meigs ER; Raven Reedy, $350, Farmers Bank; Reilly Blackston, $575, Saunders Insurance Agency; Hannah Evans, $475, Dettwiller Lumber; Hunter Clary, $275, Butcher Logging; Ben Bailey, $300, Ridenour Gas Service; Hannah Jackson, $425, Home National Bank; Morgan Haines, $300, Ridenour Gas Service; Cassidy Roderus, $400, Ohio River Valley Reality; Alexis Grubb, $275, Mark Porter Dodge; Valerie Hamm, $400, AEP Mountaineer Plant; Brayden Stanley, $325, Parker Corporation; Matthew Jackson, $275, Dr. Doug Hunter; Missouri Brown, $200, Reed and Baur and Ohio Valley Plumbing; Jacob Spencer, $400, Ohio Valley Bank; Avery Patterson, $400, Bob’s Market; Syndeyahna Card, $500, Baum’s Lumber; Michael Brown, $300, Buckeye Valley Outdoors; Leah Spencer, $400, Buckley Group Engineering and Surveying; Nathaniel Minshall, $325, Dr. Doug Hunter; Samual Cremeans, $550, Lightstone Generation Gavin Plant; Adryauna Parker, $475, AEP Mountaineer Plant; Kelsey Kimes, $325, Angel Accounting; Joseph Boyd, $400, Inclusions.

Market Commercial Feeders

Jennifer Parker (Grand Champion), $2,300, Ag. Land Coop; Becca Pullins, $2,200, Ridenour Gas Service; Trenton Morrissey, $2,800, Morrissey Family Farms; Olivia Harris, $2,200, Dr. Meghan Haynes and Snouffers; McKenzie Long, $2,500, Reed and Baur and Ohio Valley Plumbing; MacKenzie Newell, $3,700, RL Holland Trucking; Ryan Parker, $1,600, Donald Leedy; Brayden Ervin, $2,300, Aaron Bickle Nationwide; Kristin McKay, $1,800, Mark Porter Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Reed and Baur and Farmers Bank; William Oldaker, $2,100, Buckley Group Engineering and Surveying; Ethan Mullen, $1,400, Pat Mullen Construction and RVC Architects; Rylee Lisle, $4,000, H&L Hoof Trimming and Feed Stop; Preston Ervin, $1,500, Mark Porter Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram; Alli Hatfield, $2,60, Aaron Bickle Nationwide Insurance; Madison Johnson, $1,800, Baum Lumber; Zachary Williams, $1,900, Farmers Bank; Olivia Wood, $2,200, Wild Horse Cafe; Katelynn Chevalier, $1,700, Donald Leedy; Alexis Ervin, $1,400, Dettwiller Lumber and Peoples Bank; Samuel Bauerbach, $1,300, Home National Bank; Megan Ross, $1,600, Farmers Bank; Conner Ervin, $2,000, Mark Porter Ford and Home National Bank; Owen Johnson, $1,600, Ohio Valley Bank; Dalton Ervin, $1,600, Peoples Bank; Ryan Ross, $1,600, Precision Fabrication; Elisha Jane Williams, $1,500, Donald Leedy; Heidi Willis, $1,300, Donald Leedy; Abigail Bauerbach, $1,800, Farmers Bank and Mark Porter Ford; Austin Rose, $2,000, Holzer Health Systems Meigs ER.

Editor’s Note: Photos of the grand and reserve champions and their respective buyers appeared in the Tuesday edition of The Daily Sentinel.

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Laura Pullins is pictured along side her grand champion dairy steer during Saturday’s Meigs County Fair Livestock Sale. The steer was purchased by Swisher & Lohse.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/08/web1_Dairy-Steer-GC.jpgLaura Pullins is pictured along side her grand champion dairy steer during Saturday’s Meigs County Fair Livestock Sale. The steer was purchased by Swisher & Lohse.

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@aimmediamidwest.com

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.