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It was a bidding war between Kroger and Meijer for both lambs, with Kroger holding the final bid for Madison Banbury's reserve champion.

Sale of Champions Results

Steve Andrews yells out the record setting bid for the Swiss cheese.

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The Grand Champion Swiss Cheese, auctioned to benefit the dairy exhibitors, brought in $18,000.

Dairy

The Grand Champion Swiss Cheese, produced by Guggisberg Cheese Co., sold for a record-setting $18,000 to Kroger, American Dairy Association Mideast, Westfield Insurance AgriBusiness Division, COBA/Select Sires Inc., DHI Cooperative Inc., ABS Global, Dairymen’s, Brewster Dairy Inc., Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative, John and Suzann Spreng of LongAcre Farms, Biery Cheese Co., and Dairy Farmers of America to support the grand champion dairy exhibitors Lane Greiwe, Logan County; Braxton Perry, Champaign County; Becky Cooley, Fairfield County; Anna Miley, Wayne County; Jacob Morgan, Champaign County; and Jacob Baker, Columbiana County; and the dairy supreme showman winners, Tanner Topp of Wayne County and Amber Dietz of Trumbull County.

Paydon Gingerich's Champion Market Turkey sold for $11,500, setting a new record.

Market Turkey

Paydon Gingerich of Holmes County exhibited the Grand Champion Turkey, which sold for $11,500 to Cooper Farms, setting a new record.

Ohio Harness Racing Association and Scioto Downs cast the final bid of $12,750 for the Grand Chamion Market Goat.

Market Goats

Jordan Fledderjohann, Shelby County, exhibited the Grand Champion Market Goat, which sold for a record-setting $12,750 to Ohio Harness Racing Association and Scioto Downs.

Outstanding Poultry Exhibitors

1. Sarah Johnson, 18

2. Chrysta Beck, 16

3. Nevan Ruggles, 10

Reggie Regula, and his uncle auctioneer Johnny Regula worked together to encourage a record setting bid for the Grand Champion Meat Chickens.
Reggie Regula's Grand Champion Meat Chickens sold for $30,000.

Meat Chickens

Reggie Regula, Logan County, exhibited the Grand Champion Meat Chickens, which sold for $30,000 to Kale Marketing, A.G. Boogher and Sons, and Burkhart Farm Center.

Todd Woodruff yells out the record setting bid for the Grand Champion Meat Chickens.
Chrysta Beck's Reserve Grand Champion Meat Chickens commanded a record-setting bid of $18,000.

Chrysta Beck, Fulton County, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Meat Chickens, which sold for $18,000 to the Kroger Company and Gerber Poultry, breaking the previous record.

Outstanding Market Lamb Exhibitors

1. Sarah Young, 11

2. Megan Hunker, 18

3. Adam Heffelfinger, 16

Market Lambs

Emily Overs finished her 4-H career on a high, setting a record price for her Grand Champion Lamb.
The Grand Champion Market Lamb sold for a record-setting $46,000 to Meijer.

Emily Overs, Logan County, capped off her 4-H career by exhibiting the Grand Champion Market Lamb, which sold for $46,000 to Meijer, setting a new record.

Madison Banbury's Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb was purchased by Kroger.

Madison Banbury, Knox County, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb, which sold for a record-setting $25,000 to Kroger.

Outstanding Market Barrow Exhibitors 

1. Kaci Way, 13

2. Delanie Wiseman, 17

3. Katie Siegel, 14

Lea Kimley of Clark County made her first trip to the Sale of Champions with her Grand Champion Market Barrow.

Market Barrows

Lea Kimley, Clark County, exhibited the Grand Champion Barrow, which sold for $35,000 to The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Bob Evans Farms, and JD Equipment.

Mason Creager's Reserve Grand Champion Barrow sold for $25,000 to Kroger.

Mason Creager, Fulton County, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Barrow, which sold for $25,000 to Kroger.

Outstanding Market Beef Exhibitors 

1. Allison Davis, 10

2. Danielle Heintz, 16

3. Anne Thompson, 12

Danielle Heintz made her third consecutive trip to the Sale of Champions with the Grand Champion Market Beef.

Market Beef

Danielle Heintz, Auglaize County, exhibited the Grand Champion Market Beef, which sold for $70,000 to S&S Volvo, JD Equipment and Kale Marketing.

Mackenzie Fruchey's Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef was bought for $38,000 by Steve Rauch Excavation.

Mackenzie Fruchey, Fulton County, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef, which sold for $38,000 to Steve Rauch Excavation.

Dale Minyo, Heather Hetterick and Ty Higgins were on the scene for Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net.

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4 comments

  1. I know see John Regula and his relatives winning honors! Just wanted to know where he was!

  2. I as well as my father exhibited animals at the fair, my dad in FFA, and I and my son in 4-H. I know what it means to raise, love and train these animals and then the day of the sale… My family is no longer involved directly in farming except for my husband’s side. I love 4-H and all that it stands for and I admire all kids to aspire to do their best. My son and dtr in law is a lawyer and my daughter is a guidance councelor and I know they gained a lot of influence from the benefits of 4-H!

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