Day two of the Central Wisconsin State Fair
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – Day two of the Central Wisconsin State Fair in Marshfield was all about the animals. The annual Market Animal Sale took center stage in the Jer Lang Show Palace last night. Nearly 150 animals were sold, for a total of just over $289,000.
The grand champion steer was sold by Brenna Thorson of the Wood County Junior Holsteins to Seehafer Dairy for $8 a pound. The reserve champion market steer sold by Ryenne Zee of the Marshfield FFA went to General Farm Supply for 3.75 a pound.
Madeline Bernick of the Golden Glow 4-H had the grand champion dairy steer, which went to Draxler Transport, Nasonville Dairy, Chips of Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids, and Doine Excavating for $3.25 per pound. The reserve champion dairy steer sold by Ellisa Frederickson of the Badger 4-H went for $2.25 per pound and was bought by the Hay Creek Pallet Company.
Martina Schulz of the Pittsville FFA sold the Grand Champion market lamb to Kremer Consulting for $11.50 a pound. Rebecca Sturgis of the Pittsville FFA sold the reserve champion market lamb to Hewitt’s Meat Processing and Power Pac of Marshfield for $12 a pound.
Reese Brock of the Auburndale FFA had the Grand Champion market hog, which sold for $6.75 a pound to I-State Truck Center and Assembly Systems. Paige Brock sold the reserve champion market hog to After All, Incorporated for $7.50 a pound.
This is the second year the fair has had North American Midway Entertainment, which has brought 21 rides to this year’s fair. They are billed as the world’s largest traveling amusement company.
Coming up tonight, Executive Director Dale Christiansen is looking forward to the Grammy Award-winning Kentucky Headhunters.