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6B Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter uth fare well at this Indian Valley 4-H'er Walker Meyers sold his huge 1,332-pound grand champion steer for $4 a pound Roberti Ranch. Meyers' steer was also the bred-and-fed champion. Photo by Castle Photography r's li to Carolyn and Rick Roberti of k aucti n Mike Taborski Top buyers, price bumps Publisher The top five buyers this mtaborski@plumasnews.c0m year were Payne Ranches, Neff Family Ranch, Bengard Even with three fewer ani- Ranch, Rusty and Barbara mals this year, the hardwork- Willits, and Wilcox Construe- ing and dedicated youth in- tion. volved in the 4-H and Future Plumas Bank, Dr. Jensen Farmers of America pro- and the Neff Family Ranch grams garnered an amazing raised the minimum price per $159,520 in proceeds from 102 pound for all the animals buyers at the Plumas Sierra sold. Neff Ranch also paid for 4-H Livestock Auction held the trucking. Sunday, Aug. 12, the last day Roberti Ranch and Plumas- of the county fair. Sierra Rural Electric Cooper- Last year, 91 buyers forked ative each made a hefty con- over $135,247 to help Plumas tribution to cover the cost of and Sierra county youth, the auctioneer. This year, the 15 head of Champions Pizza, Pizza beef sold for $70,7656, averag- Factory and D&L Distribut- ing $3.57 a pound. Twenty- ing provided lunch and five sheep sold for an average drinks. of $5.63 per pound, adding $20,352 to the total. Swine to- Sale of champions tals were just behind tho Roberti Ranch in Sierra beef, amassing $64,955 in pro- Valley paid Walker Meyers ceeds with 51 animals aver- from Indian Valley 4-H $4 per aging $4.79 per pound. The pound for his 1,332-pound average price for the five grand champion steer. goats was $6.88, totaling Katie Roberti from Sierra $2,839; and the two market Valley 4-H sold her reserve birds contributed $606 to the pot with an average price of $12.25. 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