Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 26, 1984, Image 144

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    D2o—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 26,1984
Linda Watson of Autumn House Farm in Rochester Mills
demonstrates her spinning technique. The end result will be
used for knitting and crocheting.
Staff Correspondent
MERCER Though con
signments were slightly below last
year’s event, the 10th Annual
Western Pa. Sheep and Club Lamb
Sale on saw an increase of $l3
over 1983 sale 'averages. Held at
the Mercer County 4-H Park in
Mercer, the sale drew a standing
room-only crowd with several
bidders coming from New York
and Ohio.
Pre-sale lambing brought the 296
lots registered to just over 300 head
of sheep, with Lloyd Brahm of
Grove City acting as auctioneer,
and Mercer County extension
agent Bob Calvert reading
With more than 20 breeds and
crossbreeds represented, ringmen
Frank Hunter of Stoneboro, and
Donald Braham of Grove City,
probably counted nodding heads in
their sleep during the night
following the sale.
Though not up to 1979 and 1982
levels, the sale’s seven divisions of
sheep accounted for gross receipts
of $23,515.
Highest selling animals were
found in the registered yearling
ram category, with a February,
1983, Suffolk ram consigned by
T.R. Williams of Vienna, Ohio,
topping the sale at $475. John
Wojcik of Burgettstown was the
Penn State consigned the second
highest selling animal, also a
registered yearling Suffolk ram,
going to Emil Long Jr., of
Emlenton, for $395.
Other high selling Suffolk sheep
in this category include- a ram
sold by Dana Kelly, Hartstown,
and purchased by Carl Shuler of
Fenelton for $360; a ram consigned
by Pamela Kerr of Carmichaels
sold for $3OO to Edward Muller,
West Middlesex; a ram sold by
Robert J. Moore Jr., of Rome, to
L.V. Kline, North Canton, Ohio, for
Highest selling yearling rams
among other breeds were as
follows: Polled Dorset-consignor
Robert Burdick of Mercer, and
buyer John Thompson, Carrollton,
Ohio, for $160; Columbia--
consignor KKK Farm, New
Washington, Ohio, and buyer W.
Frank Book, Slippery Rock, for
$145; Shropshire-consignor Wey
Farms of Kutztown, and buyer
Frank Spudic, Bimersburg, for
$110; Hampshire-consignor
Gerald Thoma, Kensington, Ohio,
and buyer Joe Shick of New Castle
for $lO5.
The 27 head of registered
yearling rams sold for an average
of $143.52.
At an average of $100.43, the 46
registered yearling ewes were the
second highest selling group.
Top selling yearling ewe.was a
Suffolk consigned by Mrs. Paul
Western Pa. Sheep & Club Lamb Sale i
Kelly of Hartstown, and bought by
Jeff Stairs for $lB5. Stairs was also
one of the sale’s top volume
buyers, purchasing five Suffolk
ewes, as well as the top
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Cornedales consigned by the
Tucker family of Shiloh, Ohio.
Other high selling yearling ewes
included: a Montadale from Gary
and Nancy Grimes, Paris, Ohio,
and sold to Douglas Stewart,
Rome, for $155; a Polled Dorset
selling for $l3O to Douglas Hancock
Ready to head for her new home in Lakewood, New York, is the sale’s top selling yearling
ewe with her twin black ewe lambs. At left is buyer Vern Johnson along with friend
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of Honey Grove, consigned by
Penn State; a Horned Dorset
selling for $l2O to Lloyd Hunter,
Adamsville, from George Hunter.
The sale’s 28 registered ram
lambs sold for an average of $77.50.
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a Suffolk selling for $l5O each.
Buyers were Brian Martin of East
Earl, and Calvin Ernst of Mead
ville, with consignors being Dr.
and Mrs. Robert Herr, Narvon,
and Frank Hunter of Stoneboro,
The top selling cross-bred ewe
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