Written by Scott Hayes
Months of hard work came to fruition Tuesday night with the 4-H Premium Sale.
Shelby Smith (left) poses with her Grand Champion Market Lamb and Faith Miller (right) poses with her Reserve Champion Market Lamb, to start the 4-H Premium Sale. Photos by Scott Hayes.
Lyon County Extension 4-H agent Corinne Patterson says all the lessons the 4-H'ers have been learning, the last several months, have led up to the Premium Sale.
10-year old Divinity Gardner was selling a pig and says she's learned a few things from the last few years.
10-year old Morgan McCoy was selling a sheep and says she was more prepared, emotionally, for the sale.
Morgan's mother Jenny has three kids in 4-H and says part of their growth is in understanding the animals weren't pets, but rather part of a learning process.
Shelby Smith's champion Market Lamb went for $700 to Dr. Wayne Anliker.
Kohl Prose's championship Rabbit Meat Pen went for $500 to F & F Feed.
Braxton Youn's championship Chicken Meat Pen went for $650 to Joe and Penny Smith.
Jessica Klumpe's champion Meat Goat went for $1,550 to Shaefer Equipment.
Jack Creager's champion Market Hog went for $3,750.
And Kaitlin Houck's champion Market Steer, a special donation to the American Beef Battalion, went for $4,000 to Badger Creek Cattle Co., Rock Creek Ranch, and Bruce Perrin family.
The 4-H Rodeo is scheduled for Wednesday night. 4-H activities will conclude Thursday morning with the Dairy Goat show.