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.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.