FFA and 4-H students raised nearly $180,000 at the Spring Fair’s Northwest Junior Livestock Show and Sale on Sunday, according to a Spring Fair news release.
The students raised $179,995 at the auction, an increase of $31,395 over last year’s figure. Members prepared and showed their hogs, steers and sheep Thursday through Saturday at the annual Spring Fair in Puyallup, leading up to the auction event on Sunday.
All proceeds from the event benefit the FFA and 4-H participants, according to the release.
Butcher Boys in Puyallup purchased the 4-H grand champion steer, owned by Ryan Rogers of Eatonville. The FFA grand champion steer, owned by Clay Shelton of Rosalia, was sold to Olson’s Meats in Enumclaw. An average price of $2.45 per pound applied to the 24 steers sold, the release says.
A total of 33 lambs were auctioned, at an average rate of $4.76 per pound. The FFA grand champion lamb, owned by Alyssa McGee of Sumner, was purchased by Coastal Farm & Ranch in Auburn. The 4-H grand champion lamb owned by Alex McGee, also of Sumner, was sold to Les Schwab in Gig Harbor, according to the release.
There were 117 hogs sold,at an average rate of $3.14 per pound. Both the FFA grand champion hog, owned by Linsey Sturgill of Castle Rock, and the 4-H grand champion hog, owned by Rico Montalvo of Graham, were purchased by Les Schwab in Gig Harbor.