SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. — Rensselaer County 4-H held their annual livestock auction on Monday, September 4th at the Schaghticoke Fair. This year we had 8 youth participate in the auction; the animals sold represent an animal project that the youth have worked on over the past year. The project encourages participants to raise a high quality animal for milk or meat, follow ethical standards in animal care and representation, foster entrepreneurial spirit, increase communication skills, and increase fiscal responsibility.
The auction was sponsored by some local businesses and organizations that include:
Wiley Brothers, Inc. in Schaghticoke
Becker’s Farm in Rensselaer
Warren W. Fane Inc, of Speigletown
Thank you for your support to Rensselaer County 4-H’s Livestock Auction Program and to our agriculturist of the future. We would also like to thank our great auctioneer:
Glenn McLenithan from Cambridge Valley Livestock Market in Cambridge.
Of course, it would not be an auction without buyers, and we cannot thank you enough for the support!
Champion Feeder Steer owned by Amber Bruso, purchased by Timothy Gergich and Unc Brock Inc.
Champion Fryer owned by Maddie Hurd, purchased by Kathy Jimino
Reserve Champion Fryer owned by Maddie Hurd, purchased by Jeff Wysocki
Champion Market Hog owned by Travis Michael, purchased by Dustin and Kassie Gibson
Reserve Champion Market Hog owned by Rebecca Bruso, purchased by Nora and Sadie Lavine with Unc Brock Inc.
Blue Ribbon Market Hog owned by Allison Michael, purchased by Dustin and Kassie Gibson
Champion Market Lamb owned by Brigham Logue, purchased by Kristy’s Barn LLC (Ken and Kris Johnson)
Reserve Champion Market Lamb owned by Elizabeth Sheffer, purchased by Kristy’s Barn LLC (Ken and Kris Johnson)
Blue ribbon Market Lamb owned by Brigham Logue, purchased by David Becker
Red Ribbon market Goat owned by Kaelyn Eagan, purchased by Cliff Eagan
We look forward to another great auction next year! If you would like more information about 4-H in Rensselaer County, please call 518-272-4210, or for those outside Rensselaer County please contact your respective Cooperative Extension office. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity programmer and employer.
—Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County
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