FFA and 4-H Students Bring In $185,900 at NW Jr. Livestock Auction

Puyallup, WA – April 22, 2016– The hard work of FFA and 4-H students at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show and Sale has paid off, with $185,900 brought in at the auction. The students prepared and showed their hogs, steers and sheep Thursday through Saturday, with the auction on Sunday, all held at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, April 14-17 at the Washington State Fair & Events Center. Sale proceeds are given to the FFA and 4-H participants.

An average price of $2.69 per pound applied to the 19 steers sold. Grego Judith Keyser of Sammamish purchased the 4-H Grand Champion steer owned by Ryan Gogers of Eatonville. The FFA Grand Champion steer owned by Lindsey Eldred of Bellingham was purchased by Olson’s Meats of Enumclaw.

A final total of 34 lambs were auctioned, at an average rate of $4.22 per pound. The FFA Grand Champion lamb, owned by Amanda Toth of Anacortes was purchased by the Mastin family of Fife. The 4-H Grand Champion lamb owned by Alex McGee of Sumner was sold to Les Schwab of Gig Harbor.

A total of 132 hogs were sold, with a final average rate of $2.85 per pound. The FFA Grand Champion hog owned by Alyssa McGee of Sumner was purchased by Wilco of Mt. Angel, Oregon, and Les Schwab of Enumclaw  purchased the 4-H Grand Champion hog owned by Myles Lee of Quincy.

The 2016 Washington State Spring Fair first started in 1990. Today it draws nearly 150,000 guests during its four-day run. Animals, the NW Jr. Livestock Show, free entertainment, kids’ activities, Motorsport Mayhem and much more attract large crowds to this celebration of spring each April. For more info about the Sept. 2-25, 2016 Washington State Fair (closed Tuesdays), visit www.thefair.com.

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