A total of 211 market animals and pens and three cheese baskets were offered for sale by 4-H and FFA members at the 2016 Junior Market Livestock Sale, held Saturday, Aug. 13, at the county fair.
Sales totaled $239,475.00, including $95,400 for 30 beef animals, averaging $3,180 per head; $5,775 for 13 chicken pens, averaging $444.23 per pen; $42,025 for 62 goats, averaging $677.82 per head; $25,250 for 29 lambs, averaging $879.69 per head; $2,150 for four rabbit pens, averaging $537.50 per pen; $62,031.50 for 66 swine, averaging $981.82 per head; and $3,100 for eight pens of turkeys, averaging $387.50 per pen.
Total sales for the cheese basket sale were $1,425 for three baskets, averaging $475 per basket. The Delta County 4-H and FFA members again thank all the supporters of the Junior Market Livestock Sale.
Last year a total of 172 market animals were sold, with beef averaging $3,862.32 per head, chickens averaging $441.66 per pen, goats averaging $810.26 per head, lambs averaging $944.44 per head, turkeys averaging $450 per pen and swine averaging $1,286.57 per head. Three pens of rabbits went for $500 each.
This year's fair drew 248 4-H/FFA exhibitors and 287 open class exhibitors.
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