(Beaver Dam) Area youth sold off their prize winning livestock during last Thursday nights 58th Annual Meat Animal Auction at the Dodge County Fair.
In the Market Beef Auction, Faith Weichmann of Waterloo sold her Champion Beef Steer for $6.00 a pound to Wondra Construction. Caleb Weichmann of Waterloo had the Champion Dairy Beef which went for $3.00 a pound to Spuncast. Easton Keil of Beaver Dam had the Reserve Champion Beef which went for $3.50 a pound to Iconic Energy. Ian Spoke of Waterloo got $3.25 a pound from Serene Group for the Reserve Champion Dairy Beef Steer.
The Market Lamb auction followed the beef. Beaver Dam’s Olivia Bird got $15.00 a pound from Iconic Energy for her Champion Homebred Lamb, while Aby Garbalagtys of Beaver Dam got $7.00 for her Sale Champion Market Lamb from Iconic Energy. Animix bought the Reserve Champion Homebred Lamb for $16.50 per pound from Watertown’s Brielle Blome.
The Market Hogs finished off the auction as Kyle Galston of Beaver Dam got $9.00 a pound from Lewke Farms for his Supreme Champion. The Grand Champion Gilt, brought by Madison Wagner of Iron Ridge, went for $8.00 a pound to Madcash Transport. Lucy Stowell of Fox Lake sold her Reserve Champion Barrow at $8.00 to Ballweg Implement. Griswold Excavation and Construction bought the Sale Reserve Champion Gilt from Connor Schneider of Fox Lake at $9.00 a pound.
One of the highlight’s of last night’s auction came when Drew Benninger from Reeseville sold his 141 pound Grand Champion Market Lamb at $10 per pound to Iconic Energy. All the proceeds are going to the John Moser’s Children’s Radiothon. Drew’s mother Kendra says once her son found out he was not able to auction off his lamb he talked with his grandfather to come up with a way to give back to the community. The late John Moser was also recognized before the auction for his many years helping the sale.