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Generosity Abounds At Manheim Livestock Sale
LOU ANN GOOD Farm Show Youth Livestock Sale
Lancaster Fanning Staff offered the grand finale of the
MANHEIM (Lancaster Co.) county’s fair season on Friday
A festive air filled the livestock night, October 7.
sale bam where the Manheim The sale ring, strewn with
Melissa Becker sells her grand champion market hog to
Clarence Moyer of the Manheim Auto Auction for $B.lO a
pound. Manheim Farm Show Queen Tracy Bollinger is on
Eleven-year-old Ann Landis sells her grand champion
goat fora record-breaking price at the Manheim Farm Show
Sale. Greg Geman of Manheim Auto Auction paid $5 a
pound for the 84-pound Sannen named Vanilla while Man
heim Farm Show Queen Tracy Bollinger looks on.
while Bill Fox of Fox Market takes the final bid for $5:25 a
pound. Manhelm F%rm Show Queen Tracy Bollinger Is on
Ryan Burkholder, right, pays $4.10 a pound for the supreme grand champion steer
shown by Travis Donough while Manhelm Farm Show Queen Tracy Bollinger helps
hold the banner.
brightly-dyed blue and yellow
sawdust and adorned with corns
talks, hay bales, pumpkins, and
chrysanthemums, set the stage.
Exhibitors led steers with shim
mering ebony coats, sheep and
goats with fabric bows, and unruly
pigs with ribbons tied to their curly
tails around the show ring as the
auctioneer’s sing-song chant
enticed 58 bidders to support the
FFA’ers’ and 4-H’ers’ efforts.
“Record settin’” prices were tal
lied for goats when Anna Landis’s
grand champion brought $S a
pound from the Manheim Auto
Auction and Jodi Gebhard’s
reserve sold for $4.40 per pound to
Walter Dunlap. >
Melissa Becker’s grand champ
ion marker hog set another record
when Clarence Moyer of the Man
heim Auto Auction bid $B.lO per
Travis Donough received $5.35
per pound for his reserve champ
ion market hog, purchased by
Bombergers Store, and $4.10 per
pound for his supreme champion
steer that weighed 1,312 pounds,
from Brian Burkholder.
Boss’s Steak and Sea House
purchased David Bollinger’s FFA
champion steer for $3.10 per
pound, then donated it back to the
Manheim FFA; Manheim Auto
Auction then purchased the steer
fa: $2 per pound.
Lapp’s Family Restaurant paid
$4.50 per pound for the reserve
champion steer weighing 1,340
pounds and raised by Casey High
Fox Market of Columbia paid
$5,25 for Corby Zeigler’s grand
champion market lamb. Hoss’s
Steak and Sea House paid $4 per
pound for the reserve champion
lamb raised by Derick Bollinger.
Generosity abounded not only
in the bidders but also the exhibi
tors. Melissa Becker who showed
the champion market hog and who
is an FFA student at Manheim
Central, donated the profits of her
pig Bertha to help pay expenses for
seven students to attend the Kansas
City FFA Convention on Novem
According to Becker, Bertha,
bom in a small, insignificant town
in Maryland, grew up in Union
Square. Bertha took mud baths to
aid ho- flawless complexion, parti-
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instructor tob Seibert, was sold for $llO to Wolgemuth
Auction Semce. The money goes to help finance Manheim
Central FFA’ers trip to Kansas City.
Bill Hess of Bomberger’s Store purchases the reserve
champion hog shown by Travis Donough for $5.35 a pound.
Manheim Farm Show Queen Tracy Bollinger Is on the left.