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2020 Fair livestock auction results break record for second year running

HANCOCK — The Junior Market Livestock Auction on the Houghton County fairgrounds was record breaking for the second year in a row. The AVERAGE price paid for beef steers was $6.45 per pound, for lambs was $7.56 per pound and for hogs was $7.58 per pound. The auction netted over $77,000 this year.

The Grand Champion Market Beef Steer owned by Alexis Strom, weighing 1335 pounds sold to Pat’s Foods for $7.25 per pound. The Reserve Champion, owned by Kyla Strom, sold for $8.00 per pound to Laser North of Baraga. The Grand Champion Lamb, raised by Kay Pietila sold to Pat’s Foods for $7.75 per pound. The Reserve Champion Lamb, raised by Ruby Laux, sold to Erickson Feed, Seed and Pet Supply for $10 per pound. Rylee Strom’s Grand Champion Hog, weighing 302 pounds, sold to Laser North for $9.50 per pound. The Reserve Champion Hog raised by Ruby Zawada, sold to Northland Lawn and Sport for $7.25 per pound.

Baily Strom raised a beef steer, purchased by Tadych’s Econo Foods, Caitlyn Strom’s beef steer was purchased by Laser North, and Paris Olson’s beef steer was purchased by Pat’s Foods. Karissa Rautiola’s and Bruce Pietila’s lambs both sold to Tadych’s Econo Foods, Jade Hupp’s lamb sold to Auto Pro Glass and Tire, Lance Rautiola’s lamb sold to Tadych’s Econo Foods, Alena Pietila’s lamb sold to McGann Building Supply, Tessa Rautiola’s lamb sold to Phillipe Arend and Debbie Karstu, Daisy Zawada’s lamb sold to Superior Service Towing, Samantha Narhi’s Lamb sold to Tadych’s Econo Foods, Dawson Saari’s lamb sold to Laser North, Jesy Hupp’s lamb sold to the Accaccia Agency for $12.75 per pound after some exciting bidding, and the Accaccia Agency donated the lamb back to the Houghton County Fair Livestock Committee to be resold. Amelia Laux’s lamb sold to Tadych’s Econo Foods. Alex Pietila’s hog sold to Laser North, Kate Palosaari’s hog sold to Superior Service Towing, Jana Pietila’s hog sold to U.P. Health System Portage, Kyle Palosaari’s hog sold to DP Construction, Asa Olson’s hog sold to Auto Pro Glass and Tire, Oriana Olson’s hog sold to McGann Building Supply, Grady Olson’s hog sold to Laser North. Two resale lambs, benefitting the livestock committee, sold to Alison Pontynen and Sticks and Stones Construction. Thanks to all of the buyers and bidders for buying quality local meat, and for your investment in the youth in our community.

The Fair Food Drive Thru was also a success with approximately 1,200 cars going through the line over the four days.

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