Mike Ullery | Aim MediaMorgan Kimmel of Bradford’s Grand Champion Market Chicken was purchased for $1,075 by Judd Thompson III. She is the daughter of Ray and Stephanie Kimmel. The buyer was Judd Thompson III.


By Melanie Yingst - myingst@troydailynews.com



Mike Ullery | Aim Media The Reserve Grand Champion Market Chicken, exhibited by Britney Oburn, of Pleasant Hill, was purchased for $775 by Home Restoration. She is the daughter of Nate Oburn.


MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held Wednesday, showcased the county’s top livestock exhibitors and generous supporters from around the community.

Six records were broken during the sale as dozens of community members and business owners turned out to support the junior livestock sale.

On the sale bill were grand champion and reserve champion market lambs, market barrows and market beef, as well as grand champion market goat, grand champion and reserve champion market chickens, grand champion market turkey and rabbits.

Treanna Lavy of Pleasant Hill had a memorable Miami County Fair experience with her Reserve Champion Turkey. She also was chosen as the Showman of Showman in pig showmanship.

Yet, Lavy also rattled off her younger brother’s accomplishments rather than focus on her own.

“It was a memorable fair for sure,” Lavy said following the sale of her turkey. Multiple buyers joined in to raise $1,500 for Lavy.

• Grand Champion Market Chicken, exhibited by Morgan Kimmel, of Bradford, was purchased for $1,075 by Judd Thompson III. She is the daughter of Ray and Stephanie Kimmel.

• Reserve Grand Champion Market Chicken, exhibited by Britney Oburn, of Pleasant Hill, was purchased for $775 by Home Restoration. She is the daughter of Nate Oburn.

• Grand Champion Market Duck, exhibited by Logan Butts, of Pleasant Hill, was purchased for $1,300 by Mark Miller of Milcon Concrete and Kathy Vulcovic and Joel Bopp of Minster Bank. He is the son of Jeremy and Heidi Butts. The winning bid was a record breaker.

• Reserve Grand Champion Market Duck, exhibited by Kamron Paulus, of West Milton, was purchased for $4,100 by the following businesses: Mendenhall, Chris Dinardo, Dave Paulus, Superior CarStar, Dwayne Taylor, Barrett Paving, Erwin, Ebberts, U.S. Bank, Heritage Cooperative, S2K Excavating, Cress Farms LLC, Bel-Mar Farms, Poor Farmers RV, Milcon Concrete and Milmark Construction, Ernst Concrete, JH Custom Service, Welbaum, Schmitz, Gotomsky and Hamler Gingrich Insurance, and multiple family and friends. He is the son of Scott and Julie Paulus. The bid was also a record breaker.

• Alex DiNardo, of Casstown, Grand Champion Market Turkey, was purchased for $1,750 by multiple buyers, family and friends. Alex is the son of Chris and Rebecca DiNardo.

• Reserve Grand Champion Market Turkey, exhibited by Treanna Lavy, of Pleasant Hill, was purchased for $1,500. She is the daughter of Lonnie and Tiffany Lavy. Buyers include Miami Valley Feed and Grain, Excellence in Dentistry, Dwayne Taylor, Mennel Milling, Skinner Painting and other buyers, family and friends.

• Grand Champion Market Rabbit Pen of 3, exhibited by Mara Fine, of Troy, was purchased for $1,000 by Mark Iiames Construction. She is the daughter of Ryan and Sarah Fine.

• Reserve Grand Champion Market Rabbit Pen of 3, exhibited by Colin Tackett, of Pleasant Hill, was purchased for $700 by the John Gearhardt Memorial. He is the son of Jane Jess.

• Grand Champion single market rabbit, exhibited by Jacqueline Kadel, of Casstown, was purchased for $700 by Kenny Kirby and Schirbyz Party Rental. She is the daughter of Brian and Jennifer Kadel.

• Reserve Grand Champion Single Market Rabbit, exhibited by Ella Fine, of Troy, was purchased for $850 by Mark Miller of Milcon Concrete and Milmark Construction — In memory of Austin Miller and Kathy Vulcovic and Joel Bopp of Minster Bank. She is the daughter of Ryan and Sarah Fine.

• Grand Champion Market Goat, exhibited by Jacob Roeth, of Troy, was purchased for $1500 by Justin Cress. He is the son of Justin and Brandi Roeth.

• Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat, exhibited by Issac Beal, of Conover, was purchased for $3,300 by B & B Ag, U.S. Bank, Miami Valley Feed and Grain, Troy Elevator, Heritage Cooperative, Skinner Painting, Bill Marine Auto, Jim and Cindy Lillicrap, Mac Rental Property, Next Generation Builders, Unity National Bank, Schirbyz Party Rental. He is the son of John and Melissa Beal. The winning bid was a record breaker.

• Carly Gump, of Fletcher, Grand Champion Pen of 2 Market Lambs, was purchased for $1,300. The buyers were Rob’s Hart’s Automotive and Towing, U.S. Bank and Preston Elifritz Family. She is the daughter of Janet and Kevin Gump.

• Reserve Grand Champion Pen of 2 Market Lambs, exhibited by Kinsley Courtright, of Troy, was purchased for $1,300 by Pro Source, Skillings Tractor, Cress Wealth Strategies and Cress Farms LLC. She is the daughter of Sarah Sparks.The winning bid was a record breaker.

• Grand Champion Market Lamb, exhibited by Jacob Roeth was purchased for $1775 by Jeff Lentz with BuckeyeBid.com. He is the son of Justin and Brandi Roeth. The winning bid was also a record breaker.

•Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb, exhibited by Caleb Stone, of Troy, was purchased for $1,500 by Mark Iiames for Sidney Electric. He is the son of Daniel and Missy Stone.

• Grand Champion Market Barrow, exhibited by Daniel Albaugh, of West Milton, was purchased for $3,000 by Miami Valley Feed and Grain, Ty Hissong with Channel Seed, Deeter Nurseries, Strawser Farms, Superior CarStar, Wagner Paving, In memory of Don Gostomsky, Hen’s Nest, Swarts Farms, Kiesewetter Livestock, Gostomsky Family, Honda Power Sports of Troy, Mike Havenar, Auctioneer/Residential Appraisal, Strait Six Landscaping, Oliver’s Homemade Ice Cream, Cress Farms, and Milcon Construction. He is the son of Danten and Denise Albaugh.

• Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow, exhibited by Karissa King, of Piqua, was purchased for $2,400 by the Kieswetter Livestock, Don Gostomsky Trucking, Al’s BP, Carity’s Farm, Mike Havenar, Barrett Paving Material, Tom Myers Nu-Tech Seed, Batdorf’s Red Barn Catering, T.C. Holzen, Miami Valley Feed and Grain, First Choice, Honda Power SPorts, Schirbyz Party Rental, Hart’s Towing, Milcon and MilMark Construction, Alvetro Orthodontics. She is the daughter of Zach and Janell Havenar.

• Grand Champion Market Dairy Beef Steer, exhibited by Blake Magoto, of Piqua, was purchased for $1,500 by Wheelock Farms in memory of Robert Wheelock. He is the son of Bryan and Lisa Magoto.

• Reserve Grand Champion Dairy Beef Steer, exhibited by Ethin Bendickson, of Troy, was purchased for $2,000 by TC Holzen, Schirbyz Party and Rental, Unity Bank, Baird Funderal Home, Durst Farms, Miami Valley Feed, Home Experts Realty, Pawls LLC, and Reliable Electric. He is the son of Derick and Kristin Bendickson. The bid broke a record.

• Kassidy Thompson, of Troy, Grand Champion Market Steer, was purchased for $4,000. She is the daughter of Dave and Tammy Thompson. The buyers were Superior Carstar, Honoda Power Sports, Mike Havenar Appraiser and Residential and all-around nice guy, Gostompsky Trucking, Swank Farms, Joe Johnson, TC Holzen, Tom Lillicrap of Lillicrap Timbers and Mulch, Ty and Candy Hissong, Baird Funeral Home, Poor farmers RV, Minster Bank, Miami Valley Feed and Grain, Molly Shane/David Campbell Insurance, KK Showstock, and KJ Reality.

• Savannah Holzen, of Troy, Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer, was purchased for $5,100 by Dale Stager with Select Arc. She is the daughter of Tim and Sharon Holzen.

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Mike Ullery | Aim Media The Reserve Grand Champion Market Chicken, exhibited by Britney Oburn, of Pleasant Hill, was purchased for $775 by Home Restoration. She is the daughter of Nate Oburn.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/08/web1_BritneyOburn.jpgMike Ullery | Aim Media The Reserve Grand Champion Market Chicken, exhibited by Britney Oburn, of Pleasant Hill, was purchased for $775 by Home Restoration. She is the daughter of Nate Oburn.

By Melanie Yingst

myingst@troydailynews.com