Kane County fair ends with 4-H Blue Ribbon Sale
The annual Kane County Fair wrapped up July 18 with the 4-H Blue Ribbon Sale. Approximately 19 cattle, 69 hogs, 26 sheep and 32 other items were sold at this year's auction.
Numerous businesses, community organizations and individual families turned out to support the Kane County 4-H program through the annual auction.
The 4-H Blue Ribbon Sale allows interested individuals and businesses the opportunity to purchase quality animals, which were raised and cared for by Kane County 4-H'ers. Buyers may keep the animal for quality meat for their freezers or send them on to terminal markets for market reimbursement. The Blue Ribbon Sale also helps 4-H members better understand the marketing process and rewards their efforts to produce high-quality animals.
The following is a summary of the champion animals (beef, swine, and sheep) that were sold:
• Grand Champion Steer owned by Sammy Parson, Lincoln Highway 4-H Club; purchased by Woodman's Food Market, North Aurora for $2,860 ($2.20/lb. for 1,300 pounds).
• Reserve Grand Champion Steer owned by Rob McKenzie, Big Rock Cowhands 4-H Club; purchased by Peter A. Peterson Family Memorial of Shabbona, Ill. for $2,022.75 ($1.55/lb for 1,305 pounds).
Grand Champion Barrow owned by Lauren Ott, Big Rock Cowhands 4-H Club; purchased by Woodman's Food Market in North Aurora for $1,656 ($6/lb. for 276 pounds).
• Reserve Grand Champion Barrow owned by Briley Lenkaitis, Burlington Ag 4-H Club; purchased by Lenkaitis Holsteins in St. Charles for $1,425 ($5/lb. for 285 pounds).
• Grand Champion Market Gilt owned by Carson Day, Big Rock Cowhands 4-H Club; purchased by Baie & Baie Trucking, Waterman, for $756 ($2.75/lb. for 275 pounds).
• Reserve Grand Champion Market Gilt owned by Tyler Ott, Big Rock Cowhands 4-H Club; purchased by Judd Trucking in Big Rock for $736 ($2.54/lb. for 254 pounds).
• Grand Champion Market Lamb owned by Buddy Haas, Burlington Ag 4-H Club; purchased by Woodman's Food Market in North Aurora for $900.
• Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb owned by Catherine Gorenz, Lincoln Highway 4-H Club; purchased by Blackberry Station in Elburn for $925.
Other beef, swine, sheep and other animal champion buyers not listed previously included: Kevin Dieter Trucking/Kevin Dieter Family, Maple Park; Anderson Graphics Inc., Elgin; Conserv FS, Woodstock; Eric & Tina Wackerlin, Hinckley; Elburn Coop, Maple Park; Dorn Marketing/James & Liz Dorn, Geneva; Feece Oil Company, Batavia; River Valley Land Imp. Co./Jeff Giertz, Elgin; Agrigold Hybrids, Hinckley; Todd and Karen Sunderlage Family, Genoa; Marilyn Wiesbrock, Sugar Grove; Lafarge Aggregates/Matt Saso, South Elgin; Kane County Flea Market, St. Charles; Fabstar/Justin Carnell, Elburn; Darrin Ott Family, Big Rock; Tim Metz, Burlington; Merby Farms/Tom Haggerty, St. Charles; Wayne and Lois Konicek Family, Plano; Family Chiropractic Clinic/Sharon Werner, Elgin; Patricia Winckler, Maple Park; Swearingen Racing Stable Inc., Elgin; Camp Sam/Plamandon, St. Charles; Jeff and Kay Bornemann Family, Sugar Grove; Ramm Farms, Inc./Denise and Chris Lenz, Maple Park; Cosman Grain Farms, Marengo; Chris Jones Professional Handler/Chris Jones, Maple Park; Engel Farms, Hampshire; Closet Works & More, Elburn; Christie Koukol, Marengo; Al Lenkaitis, Campton Hills; Scott and Deb Jenson, St. Charles; David Pitstick Family/Mike Pitstick, Maple Park; and Blue Ribbon Sale Committee, St. Charles.
Blue ribbon beef, swine, sheep and miscellaneous animal buyers not listed previously included: Aqua Express, DeKalb; Patricia Clark Beard, Genoa; C&C Mulch, Geneva; Campton Excavation/Scott Horton, Elburn; Pat & Julie Collins, Wasco; Crop Production Service/Tom Griswold, DeKalb; Dunteman Turf Farms, Kaneville; Elburn Self Storage, Elburn; Fantasy Amusements, Arlington Heights; 1st Farm Credit Services/Randy Panzer and Jason Johnson, Sycamore; Don and Chris Fidler, Sycamore; Joe and Lara Fidler, Genoa; Ron and Deanna Fidler, Sycamore; Fox Prairie Farm Meat Goats, Hampshire; James Gillett Family, Maple Park; Gould Farms/Chris Gould, Maple Park; Stephen Haas Family, Elburn; Halverson Farms & Apartments, DeKalb; Darlene and Nick Hankes, Maple Park; Hartmann Farms, Maple Park; Hines & Associates, Hampshire; Holland & Sons, Hinckley; Ray and Edith Horton, St. Charles; Michele Horton DDS, St. Charles; Hurlbut & Hurlbut, Attorneys at Law, Elgin; Johnson Tractor Inc., Rochelle; Kane County Fair, St. Charles; Kane County Farm Bureau, St. Charles; Kane County Mutual Insurance, Geneva; Kendall County Pork Producers, Aurora; Bob Konen Family Memorial, Sugar Grove; Frank & Liz Krueger, Marengo; Joan Krueger, Pingree Grove; Krueger Show Pigs, Sycamore; Kuhn Brothers, Genoa; Gary and Eileen Merchant, North Lake; Victoria Krueger and Adam Miller, Sycamore; NAPA Auto Parts, Hinckley; Old Second Bank, Elburn; Casey Panichi, Elgin; Wayne and Denise Parchert, Elburn; Dale Pitstick, Woodstock; ReMax Classic, Genoa; Mike Sauber Family, Maple Park; Gene Schick, Elgin; Seegers Grain, Hampshire; Stover Brothers Trucking/Roger Stover, Elburn; Marvin and Marilyn Straub Family, Elgin; The Beach Club, DeKalb; Thorp's Lawn Care, Hinckley; Tor Construction, South Elgin; Tri County Concrete, Dundee; Valley West Sand Blasting & Painting, Elburn; Wackerlin Farm Trucking/Bob Wackerlin, Waterman; Joe and Bonnie White Family, Elburn; and, Mike Wiesbrock, St. Charles.
Information about the Kane County Fair 4-H Blue Ribbon Auction is available from Kane County 4-H members or University of Illinois Extension in Kane County, 535 S. Randall Road in St. Charles, or by calling (630) 584-6166.