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Sumner Student Among FFA, 4-H Group to Bring in More than $179,000 during Spring Fair

Alyssa McGee sold both the FFA Grand Champion lamb and the 4-H Grand Champion lamb.

FFA and 4-H students worked hard to prepare for the Northwest Junior Livestock Show and Sale, and the results show how successful they were.  They brought in $179,995 at the auction held on Sunday, April 21. This is an increase of $31,395 from last year’s sales.

The students prepared and showed their hogs, steers and sheep Thursday through Saturday, with the auction on Sunday, all held at the Spring Fair in Puyallup, April 18-21. Sale proceeds are given to the FFA and 4-H participants.

An average price of $2.45 per pound applied to the 24 steers sold. Butcher Boys of Puyallup, Wash. purchased the 4-H Grand Champion steer owned by Ryan Rogers of Eatonville, Wash. The FFA Grand Champion steer owned by Clay Shelton of Rosalia, Wash. was purchased by Olsons Meats of Enumclaw, Wash.

A final total of 33 lambs were auctioned, at an average rate of $4.76 per pound. The FFA Grand Champion lamb, owned by Alyssa McGee of Sumner, Wash. was purchased by Coastal Farm & Ranch of Auburn, Wash. The 4-H Grand Champion lamb owned by Alex McGee of Sumner, Wash. was sold to Les Schwab of Gig Harbor, Wash.

A total of 117 hogs were sold, with a final average rate of $3.14 per pound. The FFA Grand Champion hog owned by Linsey Sturgill of Castle Rock, Wash. was purchased by Les Schwab of Gig Harbor, Wash., who also purchased the 4-H Grand Champion hog owned by Rico Montalvo of Graham, Wash.

Information provided by the Puyallup Spring Fair.

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