Junior Fair Winners Circle totals $30,950


By Gary Brock - gbrock@aimmediamidwest.com



Showman of Showmen, Goats — Brooks Barber’s goat sold for $500 to Tri-Green Interstate Equipment.


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Showman of Showmen, Sheep — Dalton Cunningham’s sheep sold for $500 to Columbus Steel Erectors.


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Showman of Showmen, Swine — Haylee Henry’s swine sold for $1,700 to Hughes Boy Showpigs, Madison County Showpigs, Downing Lawncare, Reeves Family Midwest Electric Sales, Sponcil Family Farm, McDonald and Sons Feeds, Long Mechanical.


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Showman of Showmen, Rabbit — Madison Shaw’s rabbit sold for $400 to Bryan Dhume, Madison County Commissioner.


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Showman of Showmen/Premier Dairy winner Olivia Finke, livestock sold for $1,600 to Blue Sky Farms, Newport Dairy.


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Showman of Showmen, Poultry — Serenity Kirts poultry sold for $400 to Columbus Steel Erectors.


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Production Turkeys Grand Champion — Abbey Patterson’s sold for $400 to Madison County Republicans.


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Poultry, Production Ducks, Reserve Champion — Abbey Patterson’s sold for $500 to Tri-Green Interstate Equipment.


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Reserve Champion — Addison Sims’ sheep at 125 pounds sold for $1,100 to STS Cattle Co. and Capital City Mechanical.


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Swine Grand Champion — Aiden Wilhelmy’s swine at 240 pounds sold for $2,400 to Bluebird Retirement, Reeves Family Midwest Electric Sales, Long Mechanical, Joe and Anna Henry, Madison County Showpigs, McDonald and Sons Feeds, Hughes Boys Show Pigs and Downing Lawncare.


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Poultry Broiler Production Grand Champion — Andrew Heisler’s sold for $550 to Heritage Co-op and Columbus Door Sales.


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Rabbits Single Fryer Grand Champion — Ashleigh Armentrout’s rabbit sold for $500 to Longs Plumbing and Heating.


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Goat Reserve Champion — Ashlyn Nichols’ goat at 84 pounds sold for $1,100 to Dave Campbell Insurance.


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Showman of Showmen, Equine — Bailey Anderson’s auction went for $2,000 to Robert A. Hunter, CPA.


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Poultry Broiler Production Reserve Champion — Blaise Runyon’s sold for $550 to Sisters Elderly Life.


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Premier Poultry Exhibitor — Carson Clawson sold her poultry for $400 to Columbus Steel Erectors.


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Production Turkeys Reserve Champion — Cody Forrest’s sold for $400 to Allstate Exteriors.


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Goats Grand Champion — Garrett Monnin’s goat at 86 pounds sold for $1,800 to Columbus Door Sales, Armstrong Farms and Dave Campbell Insurance.


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Poultry, Production Ducks Grand Champion — Jayden Baker’s sold for $500 to Ernie’s Medicine Shop.


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Beef Grand Champion — Josh Champer’s steer at 1,386 pounds sold for $2,000 to Capital City Mechanical and STS Cattle Co.


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Rabbits Pen of 3 Reserve Champion — Kennedy Nickell’s sold for $400 to London Elite Volleyball Club.


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Rabbit Reserve Champion — Kylee Kruger’s rabbit sold for $400 to David Dhume, Madison County Commissioner.


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Swine Reserve Champion — Lillian Finke’s swine at 264 pounds sold for $1,300 to Jay Car Construction.


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Rabbits Pen of 3 Grand Champion — Mackenzie Dixon’s sold for $400 to Grace Energy Services.


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Premier Rabbit Exhibitor — Marissa Osterloh’s rabbit sold for $400 to David Dhume, Madison County Commissioner.


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Premier Goat Market Exhibitor — Molly Barber’s auction went for $500 to Bluebird Retirement.


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Sheep Grand Champion — Will Heisler’s sheep at 146 pounds sold for $550 to Merchants National Bank.


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The annual Winners Circle premium sale and auction Saturday netted almost $31,000 for more than 30 Madison County Junior Fair champions.

Top auction honors went to Aiden Wilhelmy. The Grand Champion Swine — at 240 pounds — sold for $2,400 and purchased by Bluebird Retirement, Reeves Family Midwest Electric Sales, Long Mechanical, Joe and Anna Henry, Madison County Showpigs, McDonald and Sons Feeds, Hughes Boys Show Pigs and Downing Lawncare.

Kosta Xenikas, Grand Showman of Showmen, Reserve Champion Market Steer and Premier Beef Market Exhibitor, received $2,300 for his steer, bought by the Coughlin Automotive Group and GC Squared LLC.

For several hours Saturday afternoon the young people in the Winners Circle and the Junior Fair Livestock auction at the Madison County Fair stood front and center before the buyers as the auctioneers took their bids.

Turkey Reserve Champion Cody Forrest was the last to enter the Winners Circle. His turkey sold for $400 to Allstate Exteriors.

“This is my eighth year showing at the fair,” he said. He is a member of Town and Country Kids 4-H Club and lives in West Jefferson.

“I was nervous. I am always nervous,” he said when asked about taking part in the auction. And the price? “I was actually expecting a little lower than that. It was high, I thought.”

He said he is donating 10 percent of the auction money to Food For the Poor, and the rest he will save. He also has raised goats, rabbits and chickens. He is the son of Amy and Tim Forrest, and Amy stood nearby, saying they were very proud of him. “He got Reserve Grand Champion last year, too,” she said.

After the auction ended, Ashleigh Armentrout said she was happy with the sale price. “I try not to expect too much. But I was happy.”

She was Single Fry Grand Champion for the third year in a row, and sold for $500 to Longs Plumbing and Heating. “I also got $500 for my cheese tray,” she added. When asked if she was nervous before the sale started, she was quick to say, “Nope.”

Jason Baker, a member of the Junior Fair Sales Committee was asked what kind of work has gone into preparing for this sale. “Tons of work. Everything from putting the sales packet together, to getting the kids lined up, to setting up — we did all this after the Showman of Showmen Friday night. We had people working here until 3-4 in the morning getting ready.”

Why do they do all this work?

“It is the gratitude to know that the kids did a great job for the fair during the year. I have two kids doing sheep and ducks, most of us have kids in 4-H and FFA, and it is the happiness that comes with helping the kids,” Baker said.

He said he is very proud of his kids who were showing Saturday.

This is his first year on the committee, and said there were “no surprises. Just go with the flow knowing you are working with a great group of people. It has been very good at the fair, despite the rain.”

The following are the results of the Madison County Fair Winners Circle premium auction:

Grand Showman of Showmen — Reserve Champion Market Steer — Premier Beef Market Exhibitor

Kosta Xenikis — Sold for $2,300 — Coughlin Automotive Group and Bluebird Retirement

Showman of Showmen/Premier — Dairy

Olivia Finke — Sold for $1,600 — Blue Sky Farms — Newport Dairy

Showman of Showmen – Swine

Haylee Henry — Sold for $1,700 — Hughes Boy Showpigs, Madison County Showpigs, Downing Lawncare, Reeves Family Midwest Electric Sales, Sponcil Family Farm, McDonald and Sons Feeds, Long Mechanical

Showman of Showmen — Goats

Brooks Barber — Sold for $500 — Tri-Green Interstate Equipment

Showman of Showmen — Sheep

Dalton Cunningham — Sold for $500 — Columbus Steel Erectors

Showman of Showmen — Rabbit

Madison Shaw — Sold for $400 — Bryan Dhume, Madison County Commissioner

Showman of Showmen – Poultry

Serenity Kirts — Sold for $400 — Columbus Steel Erectors

Showman of Showmen — Equine

Bailey Anderson — Sold for $2,000 — Robert A. Hunter, CPA

Premier Swine Exhibitor — Market and Breeding

Jacob Petee — Sold for $1,500 — Robert A. Hunter, CPA

Premier Goat Market Exhibitor

Molly Barber — $500 — Bluebird Retirement

Premier Rabbit Exhibitor

Marissa Osterloh — Sold for $400 — David Dhume, Madison County Commissioner

Premier Poultry Exhibitor

Carson Clawson — Sold for $400 — Columbus Steel Erectors

Beef

Grand Champion — Josh Champer, 1,386 pounds

Sold for $2,000 — Capital City Mechanical and STS Cattle Co.

Swine

Grand Champion — Aiden Wilhelmy, 240 pounds

Sold for $2,400 — Bluebird Retirement, Reeves Family Midwest Electric Sales, Long Mechanical, Joe and Anna Henry, Madison County Showpigs, McDonald and Sons Feeds, Hughes Boys Show Pigs and Downing Lawncare.

Reserve Champion — Lillian Finke, 264 pounds

Sold for $1,300 — Jay Car Construction

Goats

Grand Champion — Garrett Monnin, 86 pounds

Sold for $1,800 — Columbus Door Sales, Armstrong Farms and Dave Campbell Insurance

Reserve Champion — Ashlyn Nichols, 84 pounds

Sold for $1,100 — Dave Campbell Insurance

Sheep

Grand Champion — Will Heisler, 146 pounds

Sold for $550 — Merchants National Bank

Reserve Champion — Addison Sims, 125 pounds

Sold for $1,100 — STS Cattle Co. and Capital City Mechanical

Rabbits

Single Fryer

Grand Champion — Ashleigh Armentrout

Sold for $500 — Longs Plumbing and Heating

Reserve Champion — Kylee Kruger

Sold for $400 — David Dhume, Madison County Commissioner

Pen of 3

Grand Champion — Mackenzie Dixon

Sold for $400 — Grace Energy Services

Reserve Champion — Kennedy Nickell

Sold for $400 — London Elite Volleyball Club

Poultry

Production Ducks

Grand Champion — Jayden Baker

Sold for $500 — Ernie’s Medicine Shop

Reserve Champion — Abbey Patterson

Sold for $500 — Tri-Green Interstate Equipment

Broiler Production

Grand Champion — Andrew Heisler

Sold for $550 — Heritage Co-op and Columbus Door Sales

Reserve Champion — Blaise Runyon

Sold for $550 — Sisters Elderly Life

Production Turkeys

Grand Champion — Abbey Patterson

Sold for $400 — Madison County Republicans

Reserve Champion — Cody Forrest

Sold for $400 — Allstate Exteriors

Showman of Showmen, Goats — Brooks Barber’s goat sold for $500 to Tri-Green Interstate Equipment.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Sale-Brooks-Baberpiccol-2.jpgShowman of Showmen, Goats — Brooks Barber’s goat sold for $500 to Tri-Green Interstate Equipment. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Showman of Showmen, Sheep — Dalton Cunningham’s sheep sold for $500 to Columbus Steel Erectors.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Sale-Dalton-Cunninghampiccol-2.jpgShowman of Showmen, Sheep — Dalton Cunningham’s sheep sold for $500 to Columbus Steel Erectors. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Showman of Showmen, Swine — Haylee Henry’s swine sold for $1,700 to Hughes Boy Showpigs, Madison County Showpigs, Downing Lawncare, Reeves Family Midwest Electric Sales, Sponcil Family Farm, McDonald and Sons Feeds, Long Mechanical.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Sale-Haylee-Henrypiccol-2.jpgShowman of Showmen, Swine — Haylee Henry’s swine sold for $1,700 to Hughes Boy Showpigs, Madison County Showpigs, Downing Lawncare, Reeves Family Midwest Electric Sales, Sponcil Family Farm, McDonald and Sons Feeds, Long Mechanical. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Showman of Showmen, Rabbit — Madison Shaw’s rabbit sold for $400 to Bryan Dhume, Madison County Commissioner.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Sale-Madison-Shawpiccol-2.jpgShowman of Showmen, Rabbit — Madison Shaw’s rabbit sold for $400 to Bryan Dhume, Madison County Commissioner. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Showman of Showmen/Premier Dairy winner Olivia Finke, livestock sold for $1,600 to Blue Sky Farms, Newport Dairy.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Sale-Olivia-Finkepiccol-2.jpgShowman of Showmen/Premier Dairy winner Olivia Finke, livestock sold for $1,600 to Blue Sky Farms, Newport Dairy. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Showman of Showmen, Poultry — Serenity Kirts poultry sold for $400 to Columbus Steel Erectors.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Sale-Serenity-Kirtspiccol-2.jpgShowman of Showmen, Poultry — Serenity Kirts poultry sold for $400 to Columbus Steel Erectors. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Production Turkeys Grand Champion — Abbey Patterson’s sold for $400 to Madison County Republicans.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Abbey-Pattersonpic2col-2.jpgProduction Turkeys Grand Champion — Abbey Patterson’s sold for $400 to Madison County Republicans. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Poultry, Production Ducks, Reserve Champion — Abbey Patterson’s sold for $500 to Tri-Green Interstate Equipment.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Abbey-Pattersonpiccol-2.jpgPoultry, Production Ducks, Reserve Champion — Abbey Patterson’s sold for $500 to Tri-Green Interstate Equipment. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Reserve Champion — Addison Sims’ sheep at 125 pounds sold for $1,100 to STS Cattle Co. and Capital City Mechanical.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Addison-Simspiccol-2.jpgReserve Champion — Addison Sims’ sheep at 125 pounds sold for $1,100 to STS Cattle Co. and Capital City Mechanical. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Swine Grand Champion — Aiden Wilhelmy’s swine at 240 pounds sold for $2,400 to Bluebird Retirement, Reeves Family Midwest Electric Sales, Long Mechanical, Joe and Anna Henry, Madison County Showpigs, McDonald and Sons Feeds, Hughes Boys Show Pigs and Downing Lawncare.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Aiden-Wilhelmypiccol-2.jpgSwine Grand Champion — Aiden Wilhelmy’s swine at 240 pounds sold for $2,400 to Bluebird Retirement, Reeves Family Midwest Electric Sales, Long Mechanical, Joe and Anna Henry, Madison County Showpigs, McDonald and Sons Feeds, Hughes Boys Show Pigs and Downing Lawncare. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Poultry Broiler Production Grand Champion — Andrew Heisler’s sold for $550 to Heritage Co-op and Columbus Door Sales.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Andrew-Heislerpiccol-2.jpgPoultry Broiler Production Grand Champion — Andrew Heisler’s sold for $550 to Heritage Co-op and Columbus Door Sales. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Rabbits Single Fryer Grand Champion — Ashleigh Armentrout’s rabbit sold for $500 to Longs Plumbing and Heating.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Ashleigh-Armentroutpiccol-2.jpgRabbits Single Fryer Grand Champion — Ashleigh Armentrout’s rabbit sold for $500 to Longs Plumbing and Heating. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Goat Reserve Champion — Ashlyn Nichols’ goat at 84 pounds sold for $1,100 to Dave Campbell Insurance.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Ashlyn-Nicholspiccol-2.jpgGoat Reserve Champion — Ashlyn Nichols’ goat at 84 pounds sold for $1,100 to Dave Campbell Insurance. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Showman of Showmen, Equine — Bailey Anderson’s auction went for $2,000 to Robert A. Hunter, CPA.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Bailey-Andersonpiccol-2.jpgShowman of Showmen, Equine — Bailey Anderson’s auction went for $2,000 to Robert A. Hunter, CPA. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Poultry Broiler Production Reserve Champion — Blaise Runyon’s sold for $550 to Sisters Elderly Life.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Blaise-Runyonpic-2.jpgPoultry Broiler Production Reserve Champion — Blaise Runyon’s sold for $550 to Sisters Elderly Life. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Premier Poultry Exhibitor — Carson Clawson sold her poultry for $400 to Columbus Steel Erectors.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Carson-Clouserpiccol-2.jpgPremier Poultry Exhibitor — Carson Clawson sold her poultry for $400 to Columbus Steel Erectors. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Production Turkeys Reserve Champion — Cody Forrest’s sold for $400 to Allstate Exteriors.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Cody-Forrestpiccol-2.jpgProduction Turkeys Reserve Champion — Cody Forrest’s sold for $400 to Allstate Exteriors. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Goats Grand Champion — Garrett Monnin’s goat at 86 pounds sold for $1,800 to Columbus Door Sales, Armstrong Farms and Dave Campbell Insurance.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Garrett-Monninpiccol-2.jpgGoats Grand Champion — Garrett Monnin’s goat at 86 pounds sold for $1,800 to Columbus Door Sales, Armstrong Farms and Dave Campbell Insurance. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Poultry, Production Ducks Grand Champion — Jayden Baker’s sold for $500 to Ernie’s Medicine Shop.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Jayden-Bakerpiccol-2.jpgPoultry, Production Ducks Grand Champion — Jayden Baker’s sold for $500 to Ernie’s Medicine Shop. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Beef Grand Champion — Josh Champer’s steer at 1,386 pounds sold for $2,000 to Capital City Mechanical and STS Cattle Co.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Josh-Champerpiccol-2.jpgBeef Grand Champion — Josh Champer’s steer at 1,386 pounds sold for $2,000 to Capital City Mechanical and STS Cattle Co. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Rabbits Pen of 3 Reserve Champion — Kennedy Nickell’s sold for $400 to London Elite Volleyball Club.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Kennedy-Nickellpiccol-2.jpgRabbits Pen of 3 Reserve Champion — Kennedy Nickell’s sold for $400 to London Elite Volleyball Club. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Rabbit Reserve Champion — Kylee Kruger’s rabbit sold for $400 to David Dhume, Madison County Commissioner.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Kylee-Krugerpiccol-2.jpgRabbit Reserve Champion — Kylee Kruger’s rabbit sold for $400 to David Dhume, Madison County Commissioner. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Swine Reserve Champion — Lillian Finke’s swine at 264 pounds sold for $1,300 to Jay Car Construction.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Lillian-Finkepiccol-2.jpgSwine Reserve Champion — Lillian Finke’s swine at 264 pounds sold for $1,300 to Jay Car Construction. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Rabbits Pen of 3 Grand Champion — Mackenzie Dixon’s sold for $400 to Grace Energy Services.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Mackenzie-Dixonpiccol-2.jpgRabbits Pen of 3 Grand Champion — Mackenzie Dixon’s sold for $400 to Grace Energy Services. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Premier Rabbit Exhibitor — Marissa Osterloh’s rabbit sold for $400 to David Dhume, Madison County Commissioner.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Marissa-Osterlohpiccol-2.jpgPremier Rabbit Exhibitor — Marissa Osterloh’s rabbit sold for $400 to David Dhume, Madison County Commissioner. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Premier Goat Market Exhibitor — Molly Barber’s auction went for $500 to Bluebird Retirement.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Molly-Barberpiccol-2.jpgPremier Goat Market Exhibitor — Molly Barber’s auction went for $500 to Bluebird Retirement. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

Sheep Grand Champion — Will Heisler’s sheep at 146 pounds sold for $550 to Merchants National Bank.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Show-Will-Heislerpiccol-2.jpgSheep Grand Champion — Will Heisler’s sheep at 146 pounds sold for $550 to Merchants National Bank. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

The Grand Showman of Showmen, Reserve Champion Market Steer, Premier Beef Market Exhibitor, Kosta Xenikis is pictured with buyers Coughlin Automotive Group and Bluebird Retirement. His steer sold for $2,300.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_Sale-Kosta-Xenikispiccol-2.jpgThe Grand Showman of Showmen, Reserve Champion Market Steer, Premier Beef Market Exhibitor, Kosta Xenikis is pictured with buyers Coughlin Automotive Group and Bluebird Retirement. His steer sold for $2,300. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

By Gary Brock

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