Several record prices fall during small animal sale

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GRAND CHAMPION RABBITS. Iron Acres purchased the grand champion pen of rabbits raised by Emma Kiko.
Shown above are Kiko (left) and Dale Cairns.

Seven record sale prices were set during the Small Animal Auction held Saturday at the Carroll County Fair.

The grand champion turkey owned by Levi Kiko was purchased by Roger and Carol Kiko for a record-breaking $1,850. The old record was set in 2014 when J. Hawk Water Services purchased Logan Miller’s champion turkey for $1,700.

Emma Shafer’s reserve champion market goat set a new record selling for $20.50 per pound. Purchased by Carrollton Livestock Auction, Top-Secret Cattle Company and Morningstar Farm, the record toppled the 2012 record of $17.50 per pound set when Gateway Royalty, LLC purchased James Barnhart’s reserve champion goat. Shafer’s goat was also the Carroll County Born & Raised (CCBR) Champion goat. The sale price shattered the 2017 price of $6.50 per pound set when Sean Smith purchased Chance Schaar’s CCBR champion goat.

The pen of market ducks raised by Hannah Petersen set a new record when they were purchased by Chesapeake Energy for $400 each. The old record was set in 2016 when the champion pen raised by Christopher Gromley was purchased by Neck and Back Pain Relief for $350 each.

Gromley’s reserve champion pen of ducks topped the record set in 2016 when his sister’s ducks sold for $275 each to Country Side Equipment Sales. The reserve champion pen was purchased by Gateway Royalty LLC for $350 each.

Emma Kiko’s champion pen of three rabbits sold for $800 each to Iron Acres, breaking a record set in 2009. The old record was $600 each for Michael Moore’s grand champion pen that was purchased by Alterations and More.

The reserve champion pen of three chickens raised by Allison Davis was purchased by her grandparents, John and Ruth Davis, for a record breaking $650 each. The sale broke the record set when Rex Energy, LLC purchased Davis’ reserve pen of chickens for $600 each in 2014.

The sale gross was up for all small animals except turkeys. The averages with and without the champions were up for goats, rabbits and ducks and were down for chickens and turkeys.

The 33-lb. reserve champion turkey owned by Krystin Dinger sold for $650 to Chesapeake Energy.

Dinger also raised the grand champion market goat which weighed 108 lbs. It sold for $11 per pound and was purchased by John Walters, DVM.

The grand champion carcass goat raised by Chance Schaar weighed 45 lbs. It was purchased by Carroll County Energy for $13 per pound. The carcass had a 2.00 in. loin eye and 0.1 in. backfat.

Sarah Bowman had the reserve champion carcass goat. It weighed 35 lbs. and was purchased by Don’s Custom Meats for $20 per pound. The carcass had 1.45 in. loin eye and 0.02 in. backfat.

The reserve champion CCBR goat was raised by Malia Schaar. The goat weighed 77 lbs. and was purchased by Sean Smith for $9.50 per pound.

The reserve champion pen of rabbits shown by Maddie Burgett sold for $375 each. The pen was purchased by Hawk Farms and Jason and Jackie McIntire.

Olivia Gromley’s grand champion pen of three chickens was purchased by Carroll County Firewood and Morningstar Farm for $400 each.

GOATS

Twenty-five goats sold during the Small Animal Sale for $18,554, averaging $9.84 per pound including the champions and $8.60 per pound without the champion.

In 2017, 21 goats sold for $12,417.75, averaging $8.64 per pound including the champions and $7.80 per pound without the champions.

DUCKS

The 12 pens of two ducks sold during the Small Animal Sale for $5,900, averaging $491.67 per pen including champions and $440 without the champions.

In 2017, 11 pens of ducks sold for $3,590 averaging $326.36 per pen with the champions and $287.78 without the champions.

 

RABBITS

Thirteen pens of three rabbits sold for $10,275 averaging $790.38 per pen with the champions and $613.64 without the champions.

In 2017, the 11 pens of rabbits sold for $4,080, averaging $408 per pen including the champions and $384.38 without the champions.

CHICKENS

A total of 63 pens of three chickens sold for $46,027.80, averaging $742.86 per pen with the champions and $715.57 without the champions.

In 2017, 48 pens of chickens sold for $34,250, averaging $713.54 per pen including the champions and $672.83 without the champions.

TURKEYS

Eighteen turkeys sold for $8,400, averaging $466.67 per bird with champions and $368.75 without the champions.

In 2017, 18 turkeys sold for $8,605, averaging $478.06 per bird with the champions and $431.56 without the champions.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

The number two, five and eight numbered collectible Jr. Fair baskets sold for $400, $600 and $300, respectively. They were purchased by Tom and Judy Wayts, John and Ruth Davis and Hair Etc.

Auctioneers Geno Kiko, Mike Lozier and Bill Birney donated their time and services for the auction.