New Record Set at Kosciusko County 4-H Livestock Auction
Champions concluded a long day of buying and selling that saw Kosciusko County 4-H'ers rake in a record $384,562.44. The previous record, from last year, was $355,390.81.
This year's auction also saw more animals auctioned than ever before. The number of lots sold totaled 544, compared to 528 last year.
Nine-year 4-H'er Lindsey O'Hara of Claypool had a big year. She exhibited both the grand champion and reserve champion lambs. In last Friday's Sale of Champions, she led the way with her grand champion, earning $37.50 per pound ($4,500) for the 120-pounder. A large group of buyers (see list at end of story) went together to offer the winning bid.
O'Hara did not sell the reserve champion lamb.
Another youth with good reason to smile was Alexis Ostrom , a nine-year 4-H'er from Warsaw. She successfully defended her win in 2012, showing the top steer for the second year in a row. Ostrom's 1,330-pound grand champion steer sold for $6.89 per pound ($9,165) to Friends of Alexis Ostrom (see list).