Champion animals sell at fair Friday


By Sheryl Roadcap - sroadcap@sidneydailynews.com



Riley Huelskamp, 17, of Anna, son of Chad and Tonya Huelskamp, member of Anna Livestock 4-H Club, sells his grand champion market steer at the fair Friday, July 27.

Riley Huelskamp, 17, of Anna, son of Chad and Tonya Huelskamp, member of Anna Livestock 4-H Club, sells his grand champion market steer at the fair Friday, July 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — Bids were being made in a frenzy Friday morning as lambs, ducks, chickens, cattle, goats and turkeys were sold during the Junior Fair livestock sale at the 2018 Shelby County Fair.

The animal to sell for the most Saturday was the grand champion lamb. It was sold by Elizabeth Shatto, 14, of Fort Loramie, daughter of Jason and Heather Shatto, a member of Fort Loramie Livestock, to 15 buyers for $4,500. Last year the grand champion sold to 17 buyers for $8,325. This buyers this year were Alverto Orthodontics, Judge Jeff Beigel, Shelby County Commissioner Tony Bornhorst, Shelby County Treasurer John Coffield, Custom Foam Products Inc., Minster Bank, Schafer Oil Company, Shelby County Commissioner Julie Ehemann, Shelby County Commissioner Robert Guillozet, Plastipak Packaging Inc., Rapid Development Inc., Schafer Oil Company, Sidney Body Carstar, Ticon Paving Inc. and Tri-County Veterinary Service.

The reserve champion lamb was sold by Bryson Roberts, of Jackson Center, son of Dan and Shannon Roberts, a member of Progressive Livestock, to 39 buyers $3,000. Last year the reserve champion lamb sold to 25 buyers for $5,650. This buyers this year were AG ABoogher & Sons Inc., Almost A Farm, Alverto Orthodontics, Austin Regula Farms & Trucking, Bambauer Fertilizing & Seed/Jackson, Barb Wire & Grace Boutique, Judge Jeff Beigel, Shelby County Commissioner Tony Bornhorst, Botkins Family Dental, Burke Petroleum Inc., Continental Contractors, Curly’s Custom Meats, Egbert Livestock Botkins & St. Henry, Grandma Moses Homemade Ice Cream, Hemmelgarn Services Inc., Huffer Chiropractic, J&A Tubular, Jackson Center Area Growth Assoc., Lacal Equipment, Lakeside Propane LLC, Logan Landing & Resort Park, Lotz Insurance Agency, Mike Yourk Electric Heating & Air, Next Generation Kitchen & Bath, North Star Hardware & Implement, Richard Gump/Justin Evan Crop Ins., Rising Sun Express Inc., Garrett and Megan Serr, Sidney Industrial, St. Mary’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Sunrise Cooperative Inc., Shelby County Commissioner Julie Ehemann, Shelby County Commissioner Robert Guillozet, Plastipak Packaging Inc., The Heidout Restauant & Bar, U.S. Bank, Vondenhuevel Auction Service, Barker Farms and Shipshewana Auction.

The grand champion duck was sold by Bailey Althauser, 16, of Anna, daughter of Kristian and Heather Althauser, a member of Kettlerville Livestock, to Bambauer Fertilizer & Seed/Jackson for $225.

The reserve champion duck was sold by her sister, Bethany Althauser, 14, also the daughter of Kristian and Heather Althauser, a member of Kettlerville Livestock, to the Inn Between Restaurant for $225.

“It was exciting,” Bailey said through a huge smile about taking the grand champion duck this year. “I just fed them however much they wanted.”

The grand champion broiler pen chicken was sold by Cade Allison, 16, of Maplewood, son of Dean and Cari Allison, a member of Fairlawn FFA, to seven buyers for $400. The buyers this year were B&B Ag-Advantages Inc., Baker Insurance Agency & Show Cattle, Judge Jeff Beigel, Shelby County Julie Ehemann, Mack Knupp of Knoop Farms, People’s Federal Savings and Loan and Rosewood Machine & Tool.

Cade also sold the grand champion single fryer pen chicken to to seven buyers for $275. The buyers this year were B&B Ag-Advantages Inc., Judge Jeff Beigel, Shelby County Julie Ehemann, J&J Brautigam, Mack Knupp of Knoop Farms, Perfect Picture Photo & Design and Rosewood Machine & Tool.

Cade, who also took grand champion broiler pen chicken, reserve champion single broiler chicken and the reserve champion fryer pen chicken last year, said he had been working with the birds for the past six to seven weeks preparing for the show.

“It is (a lot of work), but kind of not. It’s not as much work as is with some of the other animals,” he said.

The reserve champion broiler pen chicken was sold by Tyler King, 14, of Anna, son of Joe and Michelle King, a member of Kettlerville Livestock, to 19 buyers for $1,370. The buyers this year were AG ABoogher & Sons Inc., Bambauer Fertilizing & Seed/Jackson, Buckeye Ford/Lincoln Mercury, Burke Petroleum Inc., Edward D. Jones, Eilerman-Nationwide Insurance Agency, Fertilizer Dealer Supplies Inc., Finkebine Farms, First National Bank of New Bremen, Fultz Flooring, K.E. Freytag Masonary, Kempfer Sales & Service Inc., Meyer’s Tavern, Peoples Federal Savings and Loan, Picture Perfect Photo & Design, Progreen Lawncare Landscaping, Sunrise Cooperative Inc., U.S. Bank, and From The Ground Up.

“It’s pretty cool. I’ve never won anything before. This is my first year,” Tyler said. “I was kind of shocked because she checked the chicken and put it back, but then announced it.”

The grand champion fryer pen chicken was sold by Tayler Robbins, 17, of Anna, daughter of Rodney and Michelle Robbins, a member of McCartyville Producers, to 10 buyers for $850. The buyers this year were Judge Jeff Beigel, Shelby County Auditor Amy Berning, Shelby County Commissioner Tony Bornhorst, Shelby County Treasure John Coffield, Shelby County Julie Ehemann, Matt Huffman for Senate, Shelby County Commissioner Robert Guillozet, Aaron Heilers/Shelby County Republican Party and Susan Manchester for State Representative.

Tayler also sold the reserve champion single broiler chicken to six buyers for $700. The buyers this year were Barker Insurance Agency & Show Cattle, Barrett Paving Materials Inc., Buckeye Ford/Lincoln Mercury, JR Edwards Concrete Co., Schafer Oil Company and Vondenhuevel Auction Services.

“I was really surprised,” Tayler said when she learned that she took the grand champion fryer pen chicken. “I was just excited and wasn’t really nervous.”

The reserve champion fryer pen chicken was sold by Alexandria Gaerke, of Russia, daughter of Jason and Judie Gaerke, a member of Russia Livestock, to Bohman Ag Services and Custom Foam Products Inc. for $300.

The grand champion single broiler chicken was sold by Reilly Sommer, of Anna, daughter of Andy and Lisa Sommer, a member of McCartyville Producers, to seven buyers for $1,375. The buyers this year were Shelby County Julie Ehemann, Donald A. Sommer Inc., Roger Schulze Trucking LLC, Sorensen Insurance Agency, Sunrise Cooperative Inc., TMP Trucking and U.S. Bank.

Reilly also sold the reserve champion single fryer chicken to seven buyers for $875. The buyers this year were Donald A. Sommer Inc., K.E. Freytag Masonary, Roger Schulze Trucking LLC, Sorensen Insurance, Sunrise Cooperative Inc., TMP Trucking and U.S. Bank.

The grand champion cattle steer was sold by Riley Huelskamp, 17, of Anna, son of Chad and Tonya Huelskamp, a member of Anna Livestock, to 38 buyers for $4,000. Last year the champion steer sold for $4,000 to one buyer. The buyers this year were Adams Funeral Home, Alvetro Orthodontics, Area Energy & Electirc Inc., Bambauer Fertilizer & Seed/Jackson, Baker Insurance Agency & Show Cattle, Botkins Family Dental, Buckeye Ford/Lincoln Mercury, Donald A. Sommer Inc., Egbert Livestock Botkins & St. Henry, Emerson Wagner Realty Inc., Fenning Homan Agriculture Business, Rob and Barbara Frische, Fultz Flooring, Goffena’s Furnature Inc., Hairitage House, Homestead Quality Bedding, Huelskamp Farms, J.R. Edwards Concrete Co., FEK Farms, K&R Mower Derby, NAPA First Call Auto Parts, Plastipak Packaging Inc., Provico Farm & Show Supply, Rising Sun Express Inc., Roger Schulze Trucking LLC, Schafer Oil Company, Garrett and Megan Serr, Sidney Body Carstar, Siegbrist Show Cattle, Sunrise Cooperative Inc., Tammy Barhorst/Wagner Realty, U.S. Bank, Vondenhuevel Auction Services, Zimpfer Farms, Sidney Carquest, JD Wildermuth Trucking, From the Ground Up and Susan Manchester for State Representative.

This was the first time Riley has won grand champion.

“I’m happy how it all turned out for my family (including his sister and younger brother) overall. All the work finally paid off,” Riley said.

The reserve champion cattle steer was sold by Riley’s sister, Macey Huelskamp, 17, of Anna, son of Chad and Tonya Huelskamp, a member of Anna Livestock, to 36 buyers for $3,500. Last year the reserve champion sold for $4,525 with the help of 17 buyers. The buyers this year were Alvetro Orthodontics, Area Energy & Electirc Inc., Bambauer Fertilizer & Seed/Jackson, Baker Insurance Agency & Show Cattle, Judge Jeff Beigel, Botkins Family Dental, Buckeye Ford/Lincoln Mercury, Curly’s Custom Meats, Donald A. Sommer Inc., Egbert Livestock Botkins & St. Henry, Emerson Wagner Realty Inc., Fenning Homan Agriculture Business, Rob and Barbara Frische, Fultz Flooring, Goffena’s Furnature Inc., Hairitage House, Homestead Quality Bedding, Huelskamp Farms, J.R. Edwards Concrete Co., K&R Mower Derby, NAPA First Call Auto Parts, Plastipak Packaging Inc., Provico Farm & Show Supply, Rising Sun Express Inc., Roger Schulze Trucking LLC, Schafer Oil Company, Garrett and Megan Serr, Sidney Body Carstar, Sunrise Cooperative Inc., Tammy Barhorst/Wagner Realty, U.S. Bank, Vondenhuevel Auction Services, Zimpfer Farms, Sidney Carquest, JD Wildermuth Trucking and From the Ground Up.

Macey said she was excited and a little nervous before showing her steer. She also said she was happy for her brother who worked hard to earn the grand champion cattle steer for the first time.

The grand champion dairy steer was sold by Max Bohman, of Russia, son of Steve and Jennifer Bohman, a member of Russia Livestock, to Gibbs Farms LLC for $1,200. Last year the same was sold for $1,200 two buyers.

The reserve champion dairy steer was sold by Denton Homan, 16, of Botkins, son of Fred and Billie Homan, a member of Botkins Livestock, to 11 buyeres for $750. Last year the reserve champion dairy steer was sold to 11 buyers for $800. The buyers this year were Alvetro Orthodontics, Bornhorst Printing, Egbert Livestock Botkins & St. Henry, First National Bank of New Bremen, Fultz Flooring, Lacal Flooring, Minster Bank, Provico Farm & Show Supply, Sunrise Cooperative Inc., and Rob Bambauer Pioneer Seed.

Jessica Monnier, 17, of Houston, daughter of Paul and Doris Monnier, a member of Scissors to Sheep, took the grand champion market cattle heifer.

The reserve champion market cattle heifer was sold by Wyatt Mohler, of Piqua, son of Curt and Paula Mohler, to Lochard Inc., for $425.

More Junior Fair livestock sale results will be printed in Monday’s paper.

Riley Huelskamp, 17, of Anna, son of Chad and Tonya Huelskamp, member of Anna Livestock 4-H Club, sells his grand champion market steer at the fair Friday, July 27.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/07/web1_SDN072818SteerSale1.jpgRiley Huelskamp, 17, of Anna, son of Chad and Tonya Huelskamp, member of Anna Livestock 4-H Club, sells his grand champion market steer at the fair Friday, July 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

By Sheryl Roadcap

sroadcap@sidneydailynews.com

Reach the writer at 937-538-4823.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4823.