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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 11A li P rices au ion Mike Taborski Publisher Members of the Plumas and Sierra county 4-H and Future Farmers of America programs saw their summer-long efforts culminate with another huge payday at the 4-H Livestock Auction held Sunday, Aug. 13, the final day of this year's Plumas Sierra County Fair. Combined, more then 80 generous buyers spent an incredible $262,278, not including price bumps, on 114 animals raised by an amazing group of dedicated and hard-working youth. In comparison, last year buyers spent $215,282 on 120 animals. In total sales, 2005 generated the largest take with 182 animals -- 68 more than this year -- totaling $314,400. This year 21 head of beef sold for an average of $4.99 lb. amassing $134,453; 62 hogs that averaged $6.34 lb. adding another $95,997 to the pot; 20 sheep averaging $8.46 lb., totaling $21,918; nine goats at $10.53 lb. amounted to $6,784 in sales; and two meat birds that sold for the highest price per pound, one turkey sold for $95 lb. and the other for $30.00 lb., which contributed $3,125 to the sale total. Very active throughout the sale again this year was the Palmaz family, owners of the Genesee Valley Ranch. Christian Palmaz guaranteed the minimum price for of all sheep at $5.50 per pound, raised the swine prices to $5.50 lb. and guaranteed the beef prices at $4.50 per pound. The Palmaz family also generously bumped the prices of several other animals sold during the day, as did Plumas Bank and Leonhardt Ranch. And as in prior years, Dr. Steen Jensen and Dr. Chris Kenhedy raiSedttie ~ ". guaranteed price for goats -- this year to $11 per pound -- and bumped the sheep up to $6.75 per pound. Rockin TAg added another 25 cents to the sheep sale price. Several other buyers raised the prices on a number of individual lots. Multiple buyers this year also included many names familiar to this sale: Bar One Ranch, Bengard Ranch, Andrew Clarke, Dig It Construction, Don and Jim Dobbas, Inc., Dobbas Ranch, Ed Staub & Sons, Paula Erle, Fehrman's Funeral Homes, Holland Waterproofing, Horton's Les Schwab Tire of Quincy, Indian Creek Vet Clinic, Joy Engineering, George's Custom Meat, Les Schwab of Portola, Trent McCuen, Roberti Ranch, Rockin T Ag, John Roen, Sierra Pacific Industries, Sierra Valley Ranch, David and Frances Wilson and Wold Amusement. Sale of champions If some of the following names sound familiar, it's because the majority of them are routinely in the bidding battles year-after-year for the champions' stock. Greg and Rachelle Ramelli, Don and Jim Dobbas, Inc. and Dobbas Ranch paid $8,643 for Sierra Valley 4-H member Chance Morgan's hefty 1,383-pound grand champion steer. It sold for $6.25 a pound. Don and Jim Dobbas also bought the reserve grand champion beef from Loyalton FFA member Mandy Truhett. They paid $4 a pound, $5,216, for a meaty steer that tipped the scales at 1,304 pounds. For the second year in a row, Drew Tilton of Indian Valley FFA raised and sold the grand champion swine. This year it sold for $6.50 per pound to David and Mari Schramel of Pumas Medical Services. The portly 261-pound pig's paycheck was $1,696. Safeway Stores bought the 255-pound reserve champion hog and FFA Showmanship winner from Luke Wohnoutka from the Loyalton club. The pot-bellied pig fetched $1,500 at $6.25 per pound. Also for the second consecutive year, the grand champion lamb honors went to Case Emsoff of the Sierra Valley 4-H. The 128-pound sheep sold to Sierra Pacific Industries for $6.50 pound. He was also the junior sheep showmanship winner and round robin winner. Bobbi Jo Griffin from Treasure Mountain 4-H raised the ll5-pound reserve champ sheep, which was also the beginning sheep showmanship winner. Mike and Melissa Price of Les Schwab Tires in Portola paid 6.75 per pound for the lamb. Griffin was also the 4-H junior poultry showmanship winner. Ron and Stephanie Horton of Les Schwab Tires in Quincy bought American Valley 4-Her Annie Froggatt's grand champion goat, which was also the junior showmanship winner this year. They paid $11 a pound for the 82-pounder. Also representing American Valley 4-H, Stella White sold the reserve champion goat to Rockin T Ag for $10.75 a pound. It weighed in at 68 pounds. Kaidyn Holland of the Chester Lake Almanor 4-H sold her grand champion turkey, all 23 pounds, for a sale high $95 a pound to Richard Scrogin and Broglio Construction. Joy Engineering paid $30 a See Livestock, page 12A Chance Morgan sold his grall~ champion to Don and Jiw~ Dobbas, Inc. and Greg ant: Rachelle Ramelli. Greg anti Carol Dobbas are pictured with the beefy 1,383-pounder that earned Chance $8,643 Photos by Amanda Osburn, Bli, Photography Kaidyn Holland of Chester sold her meaty 23-pound grand Case Emsoff also repeated his performance for the second yem champion turkey for $2,232 to Richard Scrogin and Broglio raising another grand champion lamb. This one weighed in at Construction. 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