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Fair sees largest livestock show in decades

By John Miller, 09/16/22 11:45 AM

PRESCOTT – Thursday’s Youth Premium Livestock Sale as the largest in decades as 41 youngsters showed animals during the Nevada County Fair.

The evening kicked off with the traditional buyer’s meal, featuring brisket and pork loin from 4 of a Kind BBQ and side dishes provided by parents of the children showing. There was more than plenty for everyone to eat.

Seating was set up for 120 as the Potlatch Building was split off for the dinner and the weekend’s pageants. Buyers and showers were asked to eat first and head to the arena when they finished to make room for others as the building was packed.

Once everyone was finished eating and gathered at the arena, the bidding got hot and heavy from the outset with bidders doing their best to outbid others for the animals they wanted. For many of those showing, it was their first time.

The final bidding went like this: Leightyn Hillery, grand champion market steer, $450, Dave’s Auto; Joleigh Smith, grand champion market hog, $175, Ceba Gas; Tessa Stone, grand champion market lamb, $325, Dr. Mike Young; Colbie Walls, reserve champion market hog, $175, Tyson Foods; Wyatt Keifer, reserve champion market lamb, $200, Dr. Young; Haylie Pickett, reserve champion market lamb, $300, Farm Credit; Bella Wingfield, overall grand champion heifer, $800, SWAR Title Co.; Marley Godwin, grand champion breeding meat doe, $500, Farmers Bank and Trust; Amelia McKay, grand champion dairy doe, $275, E.M. Plant Services; Breanna Dillard, overall reserve champion heifer, $300, Farm Credit; Addie Riddling, reserve champion breeding meat doe, $500, SWAR Title; Averie Jackson, reserve champion breeding sheep, $350, Farm Credit; Christopher Walker, best of show poultry chain, $225, Dr. and Bo Young; Christopher Hernandez 3rd overall heifer, $400, Dr. Young; David Ward, 4th overall heifer, $325, Tyson Foods; Dacey Faulkner, 4th overall market hog, $350, Ceba Gas; Ainsley Rothenberger, 5th overall market hog, $400, Calvary Recovery; Blain Keifer, 3rd overall market goat, $250, Dr. Young; Jose Banda, 4th overall market goat, $200, Fred Harris; Julian Stafford, commercial meat doe, $325, Fred Harris; Grayson Jackson, grand champion commercial ram, $375, Calvary Recovery; Emma Smith, reserve champion dairy doe, $300, EM Plant Services; Kinsleigh Lester, best of show rabbit, $200, Dr. Young; Slade Hillery, grand champion Brahman influenced heifer, $400, Bank of Delight; Chase Dice, reserve grand champion non-Brahman influenced heifer, $450, Farm Credit; JC Carlton, 3rd overall commercial heifer, $375, Walnut Hill Communications; Tye McGwire, 4th overall commercial heifer, $500, Farmers Bank and Trust; Jermeire Purifoy, grand Duroc hog, $350, Farmers Bank and Trust; Levi Morrison, grand champion light colored crossbred hog, $200, Fred Harris; Jean Swinney, market goat, $200, EM Plant Services; Hunter Hicks, best of show poultry, $100, EM Plant Services; Cora Carlton, 5th overall commercial heifer, $350, Triple H Mulching; Kage Hillery, reserve grand champion Brahman influenced heifer, $500, M&M Wrecker; Emmaline Ward, commercial heifer, $450, Ceba Gas; Rashy Ritchie, reserve Duroc market hog, $250 Fred Harris; Jaiveon Threadgill, reserve grand champion light colored crossbred hog, $200 Farmers Bank and Trust; Raylee Shelby, market hot, $225, Running C Land and Cattle; Alivia Quidera, market goat, $225, Dr. and Bo Young; Cody Dufrene, commercial heifer, $475, Bank of Delight; and Jason Stockton, poultry, $275, Bo Young.