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has been helping out at this event for
several years, and it is something we all
look forward to. This great event is always
a blast to do, and to see our line of work
benefit the greater community is a really
great feeling for us. Congratulations to all
that helped and participated in this event
in the past and the years to come.
Market animal sale prices hold up well -
Article by Antigo Daily journal
Aug. 1, 2009
Langlade County families and businesses anted
up for youth Friday, supporting the annual market animal sale
despite a tough economy.
“I always call this the Kentucky Derby of Langlade County,”
auctioneer Duke Packard said. “The best of the best are here.”
Ninety-nine steers, lambs and swine were auctioned at the
spirited sale, which drew a bidding war early between the
Pinnacle Team of Thivent Financial and World of Wood for Amanda
Rettinger’s reserve champion swine.
By the time Packard slapped the gavel, Pete Pennington of World
of Wood owned the 277 pound pig for an astounding $9 per pound,
double the price of the champion animal.
Pennington explained that he has always been a strong supporter
of the sale, with an extra incentive this year because Rettinger
is family and has only one year left in the program.
For her part, the exhibitor was ecstatic.
“This will help a lot in college,” her mother, Ruth, said.
Last year’s reserve champion went for $4.75 a pound.
The champion swine went for a still strong, but slightly more
reasonable tally of $4.50 a pound. Shown by Michael Fillion, the
295 pound animal was purchased by Butch’s SuperValu with
Pinnacle again the underbidder.
That compares to a 2008 price of $5.50 a pound.
Bob Stimac of Superior Grinding signed the ticket for the grand
champion steer at $2.75 a pound. Madeline Matuszewski showed the
1,276 pound animal.
Reserve champion, a 1,190 pound steer shown by Nicole Solin,
went to Quinlan’s Equipment for $2.25 a pound.
The 2008 champion and reserve brought $2.80 and $2.20 a pound.
The auction opened with the market lambs, and the stage was set
quickly with spirited bidding with Copps Food Center buying
Josiah Schulz’s champion for $5 a pound. The sheep weighed in at
Amy Heistad’s reserve champion lamb, a 143-pound animal, was
purchased by Joe Skarlupka for $4.25 a pound.
That compared to 2008 tallies of $7 for the champion and $4.60
for the reserve.
Packard repeatedly thanked the bidders and underbidders for
“If we didn’t have the bidders, we wouldn’t have a sale,” he
said. “We appreciate the bidding and have a nice auction at the
Langlade County Fair.”
Complete results will be reported next week.
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