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Chiefland FFA member takes Feeder Grand Champion

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Payton Parnell of Chiefland Senior FFA took the Grand Champion Feeder Steer Award on Tuesday at the 2014 Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale, better known as the Suwannee River Fair.

The steer weighed in at 785 pounds and was one of the first animals to be sold on Wednesday.

Here are the sales figures — price is per pound paid — and buyers:

Grand Champion Swine, Devin Rogers, Double Sink 4H (Levy), Sale Weight: 270, $14. Buyers: Scott & Melissa Mills,John Meeks, Levy County Commisioner; Drummond Community Bank; Chris Cowart, Levy County School Board; Chiefland Farm Supply; NAPA; Murray Tillis; WMB Land Investments; Reed Automotive; Bobby McCallum, Levy County Sheriff; Scoggins Chevrolet; Hart Construction; Suwannee Valley Vet; Beck’s Self Storage; Ryan Bell, Levy County Commissioner; Bill Langston, Public Defender; Nature Coast Timber; The Gathering Table; Latoma Ranch

Grand Champion Fat Steer, Gray Childers, Riverside Wranglers 4H (Gilchrist); Sale Weight 1,280; $13. Buyers: Mayo Fertilizer, Herman Sanchez, Byrd Logging; Nextran; Sanchez Farms; Shamrock Sod; Smith Asset Management; Beard Equipment

Grand Champion Feeder Steer, Payton Parnell, Chiefland Sr FFA (Levy), Sale Weight: 761, $12. Buyers: Levy Animal Clinic; L & J Farms; Sanchez Farms; Reed Automotive; Paige Brookins, Levy County School Board; Murray Tillis; Bronson Ace Hardware; Ebenezer Baptist Church Youth Supporters; Smith Asset Management; Drummond Bank; RD & Carolyn Skelton; Timbo Childers; Chris & Jody Mills; Going Coastal Cattle Products; Bejeweled Custom Jewelers; Chiefland Farm Supply; Beef O’Bradys.

Home Grown Grand Champion Fat Steer, Erin Jones, Trenton Sr FFA (Gilchrist), Sale Weight: 1363, $8. Buyers: Douglas Simpson III; Simpson Acres; Sanchez Farms; 83 Farms; Smith Farms of Bell; Rob Rankin, Gilchrist School Board; V. E. Whitehurst; Bobby Schultz, Gilchrist County Sheriff; Robin & Jeff Starnes; Joey & Sonya Anderson.

Home Grown Grand Champion Feeder Steer, Madison Starnes, Williston Middle FFA (Levy), Sale Weight: 747, $5. Buyers: Sanchez Farms; Jerry Mills; Ag Pro; Sessions Peanut Co..

Reserve Champion Swine, Lacy Bennett, Double Sink 4H (Levy), Sale Weight: 265, $12. Buyers: Brooke & Kinsey Ward; L. E. Langford, Inc.; Chiefland  Chrysler Dodge & Jeep; Karen Tillis; Chiefland Farm Supply; Scott & Melissa Mills; Chris Cowart, Levy County School Board; John Meeks, Levy County Commission; Lily Rooks; Reed Automotive; Scoggins Chevrolet; Suwannee Valley Vet; Bobby McCallum, Levy County Sheriff; Stacy Scott, Public Defender; Sun Coast Schools Federal Credit Union

Reserve Champion Fat Steer, Douglas Simpson III, Wilcox 4H (Gilchrist), Sale Weight: 1,164, $11. Buyers: Chiefland Farm Supply; Sessions Peanut; Mayo Fertilizer; United Fuel; Sweet Mama Produce; Drummond Bank; Tri-County Irrigation; Ebenezer Baptist Church Youth Supporters; Smith Asset Management; Sheree Lancaster, Gilchrist Judge; Ag Pro; Sanchez Farms; Simpson Acres; Timbo & Cindy Childers

Reserve Champion Feeder, Tymber Anderson, Riverside Wrangles 4H (Gilchrist), Sale Weight: 737, $11. Buyers: Mayo Fertilizer, Kenworth, Herman Sanchez Sr., Sanchez Farms, Byrd Logging, Shamrock Sod, Ring Power.

Home Grown Reserve Champion Fat Steer, Connor Edwards, Williston Sr FFA (Levy), Sale Weight: 1,222, $5. Buyers: Etheridge Cattle Company; Craig Bost, Farm Bureau.

Home Grown Reserve Champion Feeder Steer, Blake King, Williston Sr FFA (Levy), Sale Weight: 742, $3.50. Buyers: Friends of Williston FFA and 4H; Food Ranch Stores of Inglis; Neufeld Trucking; Carl Vining; Williston Farm Supplies; S. C. Fugate Transport, Inc.; Levy Animal Clinic; Archer Automotive & Tire; Badcock & More