(Beaver Dam) The Farm Progress Arena was packed for Thursday night’s 57th Annual Meat Animal Auction at the Dodge County Fair.
In the Market Beef Auction, Braydon Lewke of Beaver Dam sold his Champion Beef Steer for $4.25 a pound to Iconic Energy. Gracie Wiechmann of Waterloo had the Champion Dairy Beef which went for $3.50 a pound to WS Ag Center. Teegan Weidemann of Columbus had the Reserve Champion Beef which went for $3.25 a pound to Gerken Specialty Machinery. Marissa Spoke of Waterloo got $3.25 a pound from Shrine Group for the Reserve Champion Dairy Beef Steer.
The Market Lamb auction followed the beef. Beaver Dam’s Aby Garbalagtys got $10.50 a pound from Iconic Energy for her Champion Market Lamb, while Kolten Blome of Watertown got $12.00 for his Sale Champion Homebred from Animix. CJ Haase Vet bought the Reserve Champion Market Lamb for $9.00 per pound from Reeseville’s Brooke Benninger, while Brock Roy of Juneau sold his Sale Reserve Champion Homebred Lamb to JG Barnett Trucking for $6.50 a pound.
The Market Hogs finished off the auction as Matthew Kohl of Waterloo got $5.50 a pound from Iconic Energy for his Supreme Champion. The Champion Barrow, brought by Andrew Boschert of Beaver Dam, went for $5.75 a pound to Pine Hill Trucking. Travis Justmann of Lowell sold his Reserve Champion Barrow at $4.50 to Kreuziger Drainage. Quad Graphics bought the Sale Reserve Champion Gilt from Kyle Galston of Beaver Dam at $4.00 a pound. The highlight of the night came when Ty Thorson (pictured above) of Columbus sold his 279 pound hog at $30 per pound to both Iconic Energy and Universal-Coop. Thorson said he was going to donate the funds to a neighbor who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
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