Champions top 4-H livestock auction

Sam Ruhter of Ruhter Auction & Realty acknowledges a
bid during the Adams County Fair livestock auction.

The Adams County Fairfest officially ended Monday morning with the 4-H livestock auction.

In most cases, the bidders don’t actually purchase the individual animals. Instead they bid and pay what’s called a “premium” above the market price of each animal.

4-H participants often retain their animals and take them to compete in the State Fair or make other arrangements.

Phil, a Charolais owned by Bailey Hinrichs, 18, of Ayr, was the grand champion bred and fed market steer and overall market steer grand champion at the fair and brought a $1,200 buyer’s premium Monday. The winning bid for Phil was made by Jon Vandeventer, owner of Husker Power Products.

Vandeventer said he likes to come out and support the hard-working kids in 4-H.

“I have for many years now. It is just a great program and I hate to see it dwindle away, so I always try and support it the best that I can,” Vandeventer said.

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