Friday, August 27th 10:00 am
Larry & Vicki MacDonald 695-2639
1. All sheep must be registered.
Youth Market Lamb Auction
The seventh annual Youth Market Lamb Auction was held at the Piscataquis Valley Fair Friday evening, August 27. This is the culmination of many months of work by the youth who learned how to care for and show their animals.
The Grand Champion Lamb was raised by Tara Merrill of North Yarmouth. A trophy was given in the memory of Robert "Bob" Crocker by Cindy Crocker Storer and family. The successful bidder for this animal was George E. Howard Insurance of Dexter and Dover-Foxcroft. The Reserve Champion Lamb was raised by Robbie Crocker of Charleston and the successful bidder was the Penobscot County 4-H Sheep and Market Lamb Club. The Honorable Mention Lamb was raised by Erinn Merrill of North Yarmouth and the successful bidder was Lear Insurance of Pittsfield. The top price received was $3.10 per pound with an average price of $2.47 per pound. Three lambs purchased by the Penobscot County 4-H Sheep and Market Lamb Club with donations from over 35 businesses in the central Maine area were donated to the Manna Soup Kitchen in Bangor to benefit the needed. Herring Brothers Meat Market also donated the slaughter costs for these three lambs that will be going to Manna.
Other youth who participated in the auction include: Megan and Emily Crocker of Charleston, Whitney Winslow from Windham, Matthew Campbell and Jennie Campbell of Houlton, and Bryant Lorette of Norridgewock. Other successful bidders included: Dri-Ki Industries in Greenville, G. Drake Masonry of Dixmont, Phil and Lisa Webster of Windham and R. H. Winslow Excavating of Windham.
Robbie Crocker won the Senior Showmanship Award and Bryant Lorette won the Junior Showmanship Award. Blue Seal Feeds donated hooded sweat shirts for each of these award winners.
The following people made this auction possible: Vicki MacDonald of Greenville for planning and coordinating the auction; Dave Averill of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources for judging and bringing the scales to the fairgrounds to weigh the lambs; Jay Hanscom for serving as our auctioneer, Jock and Jeff Tilton for serving as ring crew, the Piscataquis Valley Fair Association for providing the opportunity to conduct the auction; and the buyers who made this a successful auction.
Info & pictures provided by Donna C. Lamb, Extension Educator
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