Ribbon Auction grosses $55K at Mighty How. Cty. Fair
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 1:08pm admin
CRESCO - The 4-H and FFA ribbon auction at the 2017 Mighty Howard County Fair grossed $55,225 for the county youth this year. The average ribbon was $418.37 for the 132 ribbons sold. This compares to $473.18 for the 124 ribbons sold last year.
There were 50 buyers. The highest ribbon bids were as follows:
Dairy ribbons for Sawyer Reis and Alyson Reicks both brought $900, bought by Art’s Mill and A & J Construction respectively.
Poultry ribbon for Lyli Kunert brought $675 purchased by Ristau Farm Service.
Meat Goat ribbon for Tanner Tlusty brought $250 purchased by North Iowa Dairy Goat Sales.
Horse Ribbons for Makiah Pierce brought $700 purchased by Pierce Welding and Keeaunna Wilson horse ribbon purchased by LaRita Pierce brought $700.
Beef ribbon for Madison Fitzgerald brought $800 purchased by Russell and Therma Fitzgerald.
Rabbit ribbon for Paige Schmitt brought $375 purchased by CIA Insurance.
Sheep Ribbon for Sierra Hansmeier brought $400 purchased by CUSB Bank.
Swine Ribbons for Hailey Reicks brought $900 purchased by CUSB Bank and April Halverson ribbon brought $900 purchased by Camp-Site RV.
Buyers at the Auction purchased ribbons as follows:
Vern Meyer - one swine.
CUSB Bank - two dairy, one market goat, one horse, five beef, two rabbit, one sheep, four swine.
Northeast Iowa Dairy Goat Sale - one market goat.
Farmer’s Winn Coop – two horse, three beef, one rabbit.
Knobloch Farms – one poultry.
Monroe Auction – one rabbit.
Bodensteiner Implement – two horse.
Luana State Bank – two swine.
Ken and Nancy Everman – one poultry.
Joe and Kathy Whitinger – one horse.
Howard County Cattlemen – three beef, one swine.
D & E Carpet Sales – one poultry.
Dave and Michelle Ahern – two rabbit.
Reicks View Farms – eight swine.
Nate’s Outdoor – one horse, one swine.
Tess Kennon – one poultry.
Decorah NFO – one dairy, one swine.
CIA Insurance – one poultry, one horse, one rabbit, one swine.
Jerry Ferrie – one swine.
H & H Farms – one poultry, one market goat.
Koshatka Farm Equipment - one market goat, one horse, one beef, one swine.
LaRita Pierce - one horse, one rabbit.
Norwegian Mutual Insurance – one poultry, two horse.
Don Anderson Insurance – one dairy, one beef, one rabbit, one swine.
Farmer’s Mill - two poultry, two horse, one dairy, one swine.
James Wendel – one beef
Cresco Livestock Market – two beef, one dairy, one sheep.
Cresco Bank & Trust – one horse, three beef, three dairy, two swine.
Marzolf Implement – one beef, two dairy.
Fritcher Farms – one beef.
Fredericksburg Vet clinic – one horse, one rabbit, one swine.
Campsite RV – one swine.
George and Vernelle Malven – three dairy.
Decorah Sales Commission – one horse.
Lanesboro Sales Commission – one dairy.
Grover Farms – one horse, one beef.
Pierce Portable Welding – one horse.
John Anderson – one dairy.
Ristau Farm Service – one poultry.
Joe Vopava – one horse.
Art’s Milling Service – one dairy, one rabbit, two swine.
Sovereign Farms – one swine.
Duane Bodermann – one swine.
Alum Line Inc. – two swine.
A & J’s Construction - two beef, one dairy, one sheep.
Wemark Chiropractic – one rabbit.
Russell and Therma Fitzgerald – one beef.
Max Schmidt – three swine.
Howard County Fair – one rabbit, one swine.
Local Auctioneers helping were Wayne Mlady, Dean Eastman, Lyle Eastman, Ryan Eastman, John Anderson, Richard Shindelar, and Dan Donlan. A 15% commission of $8283.75 goes to the general funds of 4-H and FFA in our county for youth activities after fair auction expenses.