2023 Junior Livestock Auction Results
30 market lambs, six poultry pens, five market goats, five meat duck pens, two market geese, 14 market steers, one dairy steer and four turkeys.
Put your hands together for another record-breaking year of success at the Lassen County Fair. The Junior Livestock Auction raised more than $443,000 with the sale of lambs, broiler chickens, market goats, meat duck pens, geese, market steers, dairy steers, turkeys, pigs and rabbits. That is a show of great support from the community and surrounding areas for the youths of Lassen County.
Here are the results
Lassen Rents purchased the Grand Champion Market Lamb for $31 per pound from Lily Ammon, Susanville FFA and Hat Creek Construction, and Ed Staub and Sons bought the Reserve Grand Champion Lamb from Maddi Johnson, also representing Susanville FFA, for $32 per pound The recipient of the Jack and Pat Haslem Memorial Award for the best local Bred and Fed Lamb went to Maddi Johnson’s lamb bred by local breeders Terry and Debi Savage.
Market Poultry Pens
The Supreme Grand Champion Poultry meat pen was exhibited by Kevin Halmos from Herlong FFA and was purchased MLJ Show Cattle for $1,050. The Reserve Champion Poultry Pen was raised by Ella Hopkins from Susanville FFA and sold to Dr. Kasey Nash Vet Services for $1,500.
The Parker sisters from Richmond 4-H topped the market goat sale with Paige Parker selling the Supreme Grand Champion goat sold to Savage Ranch and Feed Supply for $51 per pound and Carlee Parker selling the Reserve Supreme to Safeway for $30 per pound. Carlee Parker’s goat was also the recipient of the local bred and fed award.
Market Duck Pen
The Supreme Market Duck pen was purchased by Mark and Laura Rotlisberger for $700 from Arwen Adams, Susanville FFA, and Pape Machinery bought the Reserve Champion Market Duck pen for $575 which was shown by Dylan Deehan, Milford 4-H.
Always entertaining the crowd, Derek Cook from Richmond 4-H stole the show when he paraded his Supreme Champion goose, “Ryan Gosling”, into the ring and sold him to Willis Dow for $1,200. He then ushered his Supreme Reserve honker into the sale ring and sent the second goose home with Smith Properties for $1325.
Peyton Pratt, Richmond 4-H, sold her Grand Champion Market Steer to last year’s Volume Buyer, Hat Creek Construction, for $7.50 pound. Westwood FFA’s Merilyn Baelher followed up with the Reserve Supreme Champion Steer which was purchased by the Comfort Inn and Suites for $7.75 per pound.
The Champion Dairy Steer was exhibited by Ethan German, Susanville FFA, and sold for $5,631.25 to AXIA Home Loans.
Mantandy Land and Cattle bought the Grand Champion Turkey from Megan Griffith, a Susanville FFA member, for $1,050. Caitlin Fine, also of Susanville FFA , raised the Reserve Supreme Champion Turkey which sold to Jeff and Elizabeth Ammon for $625.
The Grand Champion Market hog raised by Gael Gomez from Johnstonville 4-H was purchased by Hat Creek Construction for $19 per pound and Jim Grimes Rice Canyon Ranches bought the Reserve Grand Champion Hog from Averie Pratt, Richmond 4-H for $24 per pound. Averie’s pig was recipient of the local bred award and Blaine Wolf was the breeder.
Dersch Apiaries bought the home bred Supreme Champion rabbit meat pen from Aubreann Rotlisberger, Richmond 4-H for $875. The Reserve Champion meat pen was raised by Payge Martin and sold to Skip and Kena Sannar for $600.
The Lassen County Junior Livestock Auction and the Junior Exhibitors express their gratitude to the community for their support of our future agriculture leaders.