By Dave Boyea

The 39th Annual Chippewa County 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale grossed $181,287.35 Thursday, July 12 at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair.

Sixty-four buyers purchased 132 head of livestock, which included 62 barrows, 49 steers and 19 wethers. After subtracting checkoff, hauling and a 3.5 percent commission to the livestock commission, the net total distributed to the sellers was $172,575.86.

Last year’s auction sold 107 head of livestock to 60 buyers, which included 52 barrows, 37 steers and 18 wethers grossed $221,701.95 and netted $212,535.40.

Total gross for steers was $114,523.95, down from last year’s gross of $135,676.70.

Emily Elmhorst of New Auburn sold her grand champion 1,300-pound beef steer to Rooney Farms for $3.35/lb., for a total of $4,355.

Chris Elmhorst of New Auburn sold his reserve champion 1,375- pound beef steer to Quality Propane for $3.50/lb., for a total of $4,812.50. The price per pound and total were the highest for steers.

Emily Mahr of Boyd, sold her grand champion 1,500-pound dairy beef steer to Haas Inc. for $2.35/lb., for a total of $2,551.50.

Lucas Krueger of Stanley sold his reserve champion 1,458-pound dairy beef steer to Inge’s Meats for $1.75/lb., for a total of $5,812.

The average price per pound for steers with champions included was $1.82, and $1.73 without champions. Last year’s averages were $2.77 and $2.68.

Total gross for barrows was $59,003.10, down for last year’s gross of $74,556.50.

Dominick Escoto sold his grand champion 282-pound barrow to Shadick’s Price-Rite Foods for $6/lb., for a total of $1,692.

Brooklyn Leazott of Chippewa Falls sold her reserve champion 282-pound barrow to Subway for $4.50/lb., for a total of $1,287.

The average price per pound for barrows with champions included was $3.49, and $3.43 without champions. Last year’s averages were $5.35 and $5.17.

Teryn Close of Cadott received the highest bid ($7.50/lb.) and price ($2,175) for his 317-pound (290 lbs. sale weight) to Thorcraft Custom Kitchens.

Total gross sales for wethers were $7,760.30, down from last year’s gross of $11,468.75.

Maycee Heidtke of Bloomer sold her grand champion 137-pound wether to Shadick’s Price-Rite Foods for $3.50/lb., for a total of $479.50.

Wyatt Gotham of New Auburn sold his reserve champion 144- pound wether to The Frog and The Fly Bistro for $7.25/lb., for a total of $1,044. The price per pound and total were the highest for wethers.

The average price per pound for wethers with champions included was $2.88, and $2.59 without champions. Last year’s averages were $4.70 and $4.60.

Local 4-H and FFA exhibitors’ sales included:

Steers

Cole Boettcher, Bloomer, 1,151 lbs., Blue Ribbon, sold to Southworth Chevrolet for $2,877.50 @ $2.50/lb.; Illa Nelson, Bloomer, 1,184 lbs., Red Ribbon, sold to B&B Electric for $2,190.40 @ $1.85/lb.; Matt Elmhorst, New Auburn, 1,288 lbs., Blue Ribbon, sold to EnRec Solutions for $2,704.80 @ $2.10/lb.; Grant Fox, Bloomer, 1,368, Red Ribbon, sold to Southworth Chevrolet for $1,710 @ $1.25/lb.; Nick Frazer, Bloomer, 1,598 lbs., Red Ribbon, sold to Chippewa Valley Grain for $2,556.80 @ $1.60/lb.; Eric Wachtendonk, Bloomer, 1,396 lbs., Red Ribbon, sold to Lotts-A-Meat for $2,233.60 @ $1.60/lb.; Tucker Kempe, Bloomer, 1,132 lbs., Pink Ribbon, sold to Lotts-A-Meat for $1,811.20 @ $1.60/lb.; Julia Lyons, New Auburn, White Ribbon, sold to Specialized Medical Staffing for $1,801.50 @ $1.50/lb.; Stella Nelson, Bloomer, 1,394 lbs., White Ribbon, sold to Toycen Ford for $2,439.50 @ $1.75/lb.; Jamie Lyons, New Auburn, 1,214 lbs., Red Ribbon, sold to EnRec Solutions for $2,124.50 @ $1.75/lb.; Elliott Gotham, New Auburn, 1,431 lbs., Red Ribbon, sold to Subway for $2,504.50 @ $1.75/lb.; Lilly Nelson, Bloomer, 1,226 lbs., Blue Ribbon, sold to B&B Electric for $2,268.10 @ $1.85/lb.; Makaiah Kempe, Bloomer, 1,122 lbs., White Ribbon, sold to Specialized Medical Staffing for $1,683 @ $1.50/lb.; Makendal Kempe, Bloomer, 1,195 lbs., Pink Ribbon, sold to Bloomer FFA Alumni for $1,792.50 @ $1.50/lb.; Jessica LaGesse, Bloomer, 1,136 lbs., White Ribbon, sold to Synergy Co-op for $2,272 @ $2/lb.; Meagan Frazer, Bloomer, 1,407 lbs., White Ribbon, sold to Chilson Motors for $2,602.95 @ $1.85/lb.; Emily LaGesse, Bloomer, 1,227 lbs., Blue Ribbon, sold to Farm & Fleet for $1,840.50 @ $1.50/lb.; Cal Lueck, Bloomer, 1,236 lbs., White Ribbon, sold to Tri-County Restoration for $1,668.60 @ $1.35/lb.; Christopher Pieper, Bloomer, 1,377 lbs., Red Ribbon, sold to River Country Co-op for $2,065.50 @ $1.50/lb.

Barrows/Swine

Barrows over 290 lbs. sold at 290 lbs.

Adeline Frank, Bloomer, 287 lbs., Blue Ribbon, sold to Rooney Farms for $717.50 @ $2.50/lb.; Hunter Hall, Bloomer, 244 lbs., Red Ribbon, sold to Specialized Medical Staffing for $427 @ $1.75/lb.; Zachary Pieper, Bloomer, 280 lbs., Pink Ribbon, sold to Bob’s Processing for $630 @ $2.25/lb.; Seth Wildenberg, Bloomer, 250 lbs., Pink Ribbon, sold to EnRec Solutions for $558 @ $2/lb.; Nicholas Frank, Bloomer, 279 lbs., Red Ribbon, sold to Country RV for $697.50 @ $2.50/lb.; Ben Wicken, Bloomer, 291 lbs., Pink Ribbon, sold to Rolling W Acres for $1,522.50 @ $5.25/lb.; Owen King, Bloomer, 274 lbs., Blue Ribbon, sold to Shillin Wealth Management for $1,438.50 @ $5.25/lb.; Jonathon Fossum, Bloomer, 303 lbs., Blue Ribbon, sold to Security Bank for $1,232.50 @ $4.25/lb.; Abigail Pieper, Bloomer, 272 lbs., White Ribbon, sold to Toycen Ford for $775.20 @ $2.85/lb.; Brooke DeGidio, Bloomer, 303 lbs., Red Ribbon, sold to Chippewa Valley Grain for $725 @ $2.50/lb.; Jacob Raymond, Bloomer, 280 lbs., White Ribbon, sold to Chippewa Valley Energy for $910 @ $3.25/lb.; Connor Fossum, Bloomer, 243 lbs., Blue Ribbon, sold to Shadick’s Price-Rite Foods for $850.50 @ $3.50/lb.; Morgan Hilger, Bloomer, 261 lbs., White Ribbon, sold to BMO Harris Bank for $1,044 @ $4/lb.; Hunter Hilger, Bloomer, 271 lbs., Red Ribbon, sold to Rooney Farms for $1,355 @ $5/lb.

Wethers/Sheep

AJ Harelstad, New Auburn, 115 lbs., Red Ribbon, sold to Chilson Motors for $258.75 @ $2.25/lb.; Olivia Heidtke, Bloomer, 135 lbs., Red Ribbon, sold to Lotts-A-Meat for $270 @ $2/lb.; Larissa Fossum, Bloomer, 152 lbs., Pink Ribbon, sold to Shadick’s Price-Rite Foods for $304 @ $2/lb.; Alexia Harelstad, New Auburn, 117 lbs., Red Ribbon, sold to CBR Livestock Systems for $468 @ $4/lb.; Madison Bowe, Bloomer, 109 lbs., Blue Ribbon, sold to Star Blends for $174.40 for $1.60/lb.; Whitney Gotham, New Auburn, 120 lbs., White Ribbon, sold to Stai Farms for $600 @ $5/lb.; Andrew Gotham, New Auburn, 142 lbs., White Ribbon, sold to Olynik Inc. for $603.50 @ $4.25; Faith Bowe, Bloomer, 123 lbs., Pink Ribbon, sold to Lang Vet Service for $246 @ $2/lb.; Caleb Gotham, New Auburn, 130 lbs., Pink Ribbon, sold to Security Bank for $845 @ $6.50/lb.