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Youthful ranchers and farmers score at fair market

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By Jeff M. Hardison

FANNING SPRINGS - Opening bids were hot on April 2 at the 56th Annual Suwannee River Fair Livestock Show and Sale.

The Grand Champion Fat Steer, raised by Trenton Senior Future Farmers of America, went for $7 a pound.

The Reserve Grand Champion Fat Steer, raised by Corey Jerrels of Bronson (Kountry Kids 4-H), sold at $6 a pound.

The Grand Champion Feeder Steer, raised by Brianna Bishop of Gilchrist County (Flatwood Friends 4-H), showed a top bid of $8 a pound.

The Reserve Grand Champion Feeder Steer, raised by Kristin Hardin of Chiefland Sr. FFA, sold for $3.50.

The Grand Champion Hog, raised by Kaley Wilder of Williston Middle FFA, went for $5.50.

The Reserve Grand Champion Hog, raised by Tyler Johnson of Dixie Sr. FFA, sold for $18 a pound. It was the animal bringing in the highest per-pound amount of all the champions raised this year for competition.

Photographs and other information about this April 2 event at the Suwannee River Fair Livestock Show and Sale can be seen in the April 10 issue of the Chiefland Citizen.