High-selling buck.

High-selling fullblood doe.

High-selling percentage doe. Midwest Madness high-seller brings $4,450

Volume Buyer: Heartbreak Acres.

The 3rd Annual Midwest Madness Sale was held on October 10 in Manhattan, Kan. Col. Lynn Newby and Scott Pruett fired up the sale at 1 p.m. and excited buyers, both in person and online via DVAuction, bid on all 85 lots offered.

When the last gavel fell, eager buyers from across the nation had purchased progeny for their programs, with a lot aver-

The consignors to the Midwest Madness sale held Oct. 10 in Manhatten, Kan. age of $937.

The High-Selling Buck was JJ Boer

Goats The Warrior, consigned by JJ Boer Goats and purchased by Triple Heartbreak Acres of Riley, Kan., for $4,450. The High- Selling Fullblood Doe was HW Farms Trou- ble Child, consigned by HW Farms and purchased by Heather Anderson of Colum- bia, Pa., for $4,100.

The High-Selling Percentage Doe was The COVID-19 pandemic has played havoc with just about ev-

erything this year. The DeKalb County (Ind.) Free Fall Fair was can- celed, and with it, the traditional 4-H livestock auction. However, the auction still took place, albeit in a virtual format Oct. 2-7. The auction was conducted by Breeders World of Bellevue, Ohio, which con- ducted several similar auctions this year. At last count, this year’s auction brought in $105,355, Purdue DeKalb County Extension Director Elysia Rodgers said. With 227 lots offered, that averaged out to $462.19 per lot. “We’re still collecting some add-ons, mostly from our township auction committees, so we don’t have a grand, overall total yet,” she said. “I am very happy with how this year’s auction went, considering it was a completely new format compared to normal. We also took into consideration the fact that some businesses may still be trying to recover from slow times during COVID.”

The DeKalb County 4-H Council Pink Panther raised $950, with Washler Inc. and Garrett State Bank making donations.

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SRF8 Sonrise Farm Camero, consigned by Sonrise Farm Boer Goats and also purchased by Triple Heartbreak Acres for $1,150. Triple Heartbreak Acres was also the High Volume Buyer.

The Midwest Madness consignors would like to thank all who attended and bid in person, via phone and online. They invite you to join them next year on October 9 at the 2021 Midwest Madness Sale! n

4-H club finds success with virtual auction “It was basically a donation auction this year,” Rodgers said.

“We ran our sale kind of like normal in terms of the animals that were offered, our normal auction animals.”

Grand and reserve grand champion animals were sold in each

category, with each youth going in alphabetical order after. Grace Kreischer, who had the grand champion market lamb, had the highest individual total at $2,295, made by eight donors. A group of 10 collectively donated $1,100 for Carlie Taylor’s grand champion dairy feeder and grand champion market meat goat. Bree McComb, grand champion in the barrow category, donated the $790 she received to the Jake Clifford family. Lauren Brown, who showed in the sheep, beef steer and swine categories, had the highest donation of all, at $2,420. Sister Emma Brown collected $2,120 after showing in the goat, beef steer and swine categories.

Adyson Brown received $1,725, showing animals in the swine, beef and dairy feeder categories. n

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