The Farm Progress Arena was packed for last night’s 47th Annual Meat Animal Auction at the Dodge County Fair. Dodge and Jefferson Counties were both represented among the various champions and reserve champions.
In the Market Beef auction Eva Arndt of Beaver Dam sold her Champion Beef for $2.50 a pound to Pernat Haase Meats. Alexa Strehlow of Horicon had the reserve champion beef which went for $1.35 a pound to Quad Graphics. The Champion Dairy Beef sold for $2.50 a pound to Hupfs Repair and belonged to Jamie Haas of Beaver Dam. Robert Christian of Neosho got $1.50 a pound from Pine Hill Trucking for his Reserve Champion Dairy Beef.
The Market Lamb auction followed the beef. Juneau’s Rebecca Keel got $4.50 a pound from Universal Cooperative for her Champion Market Lamb, while Beaver Dam’s Morgan Stebbins Reserve Champion Lamb got the largest bid of the night, $10.50 a pound from Schmidt Pumping LLC. Brandon’s Meats bought Waupun’s Emily Schwanke’s Grand Champion Home Bred for $5.00 a pound and Cedar Road Meats bought Juneau’s Samantha Schultz’ Reserve Champion Home Bred Lamb for $4.00.
The Market Hogs auction finished out the night and saw the highest bid of the night. Nicole Justmann got $4.00 a pound from Jensen’s Piggly Wiggly for her Champion Barrow. The reserve champion Barrow, brought by Morgan Justmann of Lowell, went for $3.50 a pound to Gina Oemig State Farm Insurance. Christopher Vierck of Juneau had the Champion Gilt which sold at $6.00 a pound to Rechek’s Food Pride and Oconomowoc’s Kyle Liesener saw his Reserve Champion Gilt go for $4.00 per pound to Flyway Mutual.