Kane Countyâ€”The annual Kane County Fair, 4-H Blue Ribbon Sale was held July 18 as the culmination of the event. Approximately 19 cattle, 69 hogs, 26 sheep and 32 miscellaneous items were sold at this year’s auction.
Numerous businesses, community organizations and individual families turned out to support the Kane County 4-H program through the annual auction.
The 4-H Blue Ribbon Sale allows interested individuals and businesses the opportunity to purchase quality animals, which were raised and cared for by Kane County 4-H’ers. Buyers may keep the animal for quality meat for their freezers or send them on to terminal markets for market reimbursement. The Blue Ribbon Sale also helps 4-H members better understand the marketing process and rewards their efforts to produce high quality animals.
The following is a summary of the champion animals (beef, swine, and sheep) that were sold:
â€¢ Grand Champion Steer, owned by Sammy Parson, Lincoln Highway 4-H Club, purchased by Woodman’s Food Market, North Auroraâ€”$2,860
â€¢Â Reserve Grand Champion Steer, owned by Rob McKenzie, Big Rock Cowhands 4-H Club, purchased by Peter A. Peterson Family Memorial, Shabbona, Ill.â€”$2,022.75
â€¢Â Grand Champion Barrow, owned by Lauren Ott, Big Rock Cowhands 4-H Club, purchased by Woodman’s Food Market, North Aurora
â€¢ Grand Champion Market Gilt, owned by Carson Day, Big Rock Cowhands 4-H Club, purchased by Baie & Baie Trucking, Waterman., Ill.
â€¢ Reserve Grand Champion Market Gilt, owned by Tyler Ott, Big Rock Cowhands 4-H Club, purchase by Judd Trucking, Big Rock, $736
â€¢ Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb, owned by Catherine Gorenz, Lincoln Highway 4-H Club, purchased by Blackberry Station, Elburnâ€”$925