By Donald Poage

Twelve 4-H and FFA members participated in the Calhoun County 4-H & FFA Livestock Show and Sale, September 29.

Students began weighing in the animal projects shortly after 8:00 a.m. with the assistance of weigh-master Jason Nettles. Animal Placement was set for 10:00 a.m. as Judge Cassie Brown placed the animals to determine champions for each class. This would determine the sale order later in the afternoon.

Showmanship awards were given out at 3:00 p.m. leading up to the sale at 5:00 p.m. Ed Winters of Millwood, WV was the auctioneer.

Angel Samples sold her 227 pound Grand Champion Swine project to Cain Vet Clinic at $5.75 per pound, totaling $1305.25. Cain Vet clinic donated this animal for re-sale giving proceeds to the livestock program which sold for $329.15. The pig was purchased by Roane General Hospital.

Jessica Summers sold her 255 pound Reserve Champion Swine project to Vineyard Farms at $4.50 per pound, totaling $1147.50.

Austin Coon sold his 226 pound choice graded Swine project to Roane General Hospital at $3.00 per pound, totaling $678.

Kody Schultz sold his 149 pound Grand Champion Sheep project to Southern States of Spencer at $$3.85 per pound, totaling $$573.65. Kody's sheep was re-sold after the sale for $149 to Woolweaver Farms.

Christopher Schultz sold his 118 pound Reserve Champion Sheep project to Nettles Equipment at $3.60 per pound, totaling $424.80.

Cole Vineyard sold his 663 pound Grand Champion Heifer to Southern States of Spencer at $4.10 per pound totaling $2718.30.

Josh Summers sold his 613 pound Reserve Champion Heifer to JSC Enterprises at $3.35 per pound, totaling $2053.55.

Kelsey Jett sold her 434 pound choice graded Heifer to Calhoun Banks at $4.10 per pound, totaling $1779.40.

Angel Bee sold her 401 pound choice graded Heifer to Vineyard Farms at $4.50 per pound, totaling $1804.50.

Trent Cottrell sold his 802 pound Grand Champion Steer to Southern States of Spencer at $4.25 per pound, totaling $2975.00.

Brooke Nicholson sold her 577 pound Reserve Champion Steer to Houchin Construction at $3.20 per pound, totaling $1846.40.

Candace Conrad sold her 593 pound choice graded Steer to Francis Cain Farm at $3.90 per pound, totaling $2312.70. Francis Cain Farm donated this animal for re-sale giving proceeds to the livestock program which sold for $1037.75. The steer was purchased by Jason Nettles.

Special thanks go out to Neil Stump and Stump Funeral Home for use of the property. Thanks to the livestock committee for the preparation and planning of the annual event. Also, thanks to any volunteer who helped set up the show area and Brandy Brabham, Roane Co. extension agent. Thanks to Jenna Jett, Mrs. Conrad, and Janet Butler for operating concessions.

Questions concerning the show and sale need to be directed to Jason Nettles, livestock program President or Daisy Fryman, county Extension Agent or Don Poage, CCMHS Agriculture Teacher.

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