The Allen County Fair came to a lucrative conclusion for scores of young 4-Hers and FFA members Monday evening.
The 4-H/FFA Livestock Premium Auction brought in a combined $50,050 in premiums to youngsters selling their cattle, swine, meat goats or lambs. That averages to more than $926 for the 54 sellers.
The bids came in fast and furious from start to finish, with Brody Nemeceks grand champion steer receiving the top premium, at $2,500. Kyser Nemecek had the top earning swine, raking in a $2,000 premium for his grand champion. Shelby and Julianna Sprague were tops in meat goat, bringing in $1,400 and $1,300, respectively, for their animals. Only three sheep were sold, with Nata-lea Elmenhorsts Hampshire the top seller, bringing her $1,600 in premiums.