Douglas kids get top fair auction dollars
A record $69,488 was raised during the 1998 Norwest Bank Silver Dollar Youth Livestock Auction at the Nevada State Fair.
The total paid for 112 animals far exceeded the previous high of $52,000 set during the 1996 State Fair.
The auction allowed Nevada 4-H and FFA members to sell their blue ribbon-winning animals to the highest bidder. The youths received all of the money from the auction.
The average price paid in the Sunday auction was $1.67 per pound for steers, $3.23 per pound for hogs and $3.40 per pound for lambs.
The 247-pound grand champion market hog was raised by Russell Pedrett of Douglas County and sold for $5 per pound to Western Nevada Supply.
The 120-pound grand champion market lamb was raised by Shea Vick of Douglas County and sold for $9.50 a pound to Tom Doherty Construction.
Top buyers at the auction were Raley’s, Silver State Livestock, Sierra Trading Post, Western Nevada Supply, Linda Sue Ivy, Norwest Bank, Health Plan of Nevada/Senior Dimensions, Midway of Fun, Sundowner Hotel-Casino and Hodges Transportation.
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