Junior Livestock Market Competition
Contact: August 31, 2020
Fair Board Member
Washington County Agricultural Fair
121 North Main Street
Washington, Pa 15301
THE 2020 EQT JUNIOR LIVESTOCK MARKET SHOW AND SALE
WAS A SUCCESS - ESPECIALLY FOR THE CHILDREN THAT COMPETED
When the Washington County Agricultural Fair Board announced the cancellation of the 2020 Fair due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they approved a resolution to preserve the Junior Livestock Market Competition. The EQT Livestock Market Show and Sale was held August 20 – 22, 2020 and by all accounts was a success, especially for the children that showed their animals.
The three-day event featured the showing and sale of rabbits, goats, hogs, lambs, and steers. The EQT Junior Livestock Market Show and Sale featured a total of 142 exhibitors which entered 227 rabbits, goats, hogs, lambs, and steers into the competition. The Grand Champions and Reserve Grand Champions are as follows:
Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Lola Milcheck
Reserve Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Angelina DiLiscia
Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Cailey Dahlquist
Reserve Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Bayla Ivcic
Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Owen Ivcic
Reserve Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Parker Gardner
Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Brooke Locy
Reserve Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Courtney Dahlquist
Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Ruby Perkins
Reserve Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Kalvin Hrutkay
The Washington County Agricultural Fair Board would like to recognize and congratulates all the exhibitors especially the Grand Champions and Reserve Grand Champions.
The exhibitors consigned 184 of 227 show animals to the sale on Saturday. The total sale value of all animals sold on Saturday was $295,148. The Fair Board would like to thank and recognize the many buyers. The Grand Champions by species sold for the following:
Grand Champion Market Goat total price $5,146 – Buyer Rich Caruso
Grand Champion Steer total price $$8,172 – Buyer Cheplic Packing
Grand Champion Market Hog price $1,794 – Buyer Makripodis Olive Oil
Grand Champion Market Lamb price $4,380 – Buyer Makripodis Olive Oil
Grand Champion Market Rabbit (pen) price $5,100 - Buyer EQT
Of the 184 animals purchased on Saturday, 64 were purchased and donated back to the Washington County Agricultural Fair for resale. The resale proceeds will benefit the Fair which has been tremendously impacted in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the cancellation of the 2020 Fair, dozens of shows, exhibits, auctions and other rentals at the Washington County Fairgrounds and Expo Center have been cancelled with no end in sight. The generosity of the many donors is greatly appreciated by the Washington County Agricultural Fair Board.
The Fair Board would also like to recognize its many volunteers and the generosity of its many sponsors whose generosity will go a long way to offset the costs of conducting the event. A complete list of sponsors is as follows:
MAJOR EVENT SPONSORS
Hapchuk, Inc, Range Resources, Log Cabin Fence, Bioni Industries
Community Bank., Murphy Family, LLC, Al’s Art Works, Rural King,Ambulance and Chair Service
Hog Fathers, Lee Supply, Washington Financial, Frick Tri County FCU, Iannetti’s Garden Center, Wagner’s Greenhouse, Observer Reporter
NAPA Auto Claysville, Alex E. Paris Construction, Fireman’s Friends, Monongahela Valley Hospital, Springhouse Market, Sloneker Home Improvements, KNJ Farm Supplies, Dolan’s Landscape
For more information or further details, please contact Wayne Hunnell at 412-780-0900.
ABOUT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR - The Washington County Agricultural Fair a 501(C)(3) non-profit is Pennsylvania’s oldest fair dating back to October of 1798. The primary mission of the fair is to promote and advance the interest of agriculture, horticulture, homemaking subjects, arts and sciences, 4-H Clubs and FFA organizations and activities. The Washington County Agricultural Fair is a seven-day fair that includes nearly 2,000 animals: horses, dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, swine, goats, lamas, poultry, rabbits and more. The fair features over 2,600 agricultural exhibits – hay, grain, vegetables, fruits, nuts, etc. In total there are typically over 6,600 youth and craft exhibits (4-H, vocational exhibits, homemade products, needlepoint, floral exhibits, arts, crafts, photos, etc.). The Fair attracts 50,000 people annually and generates more than $5.2 million in annual economic impact.
ABOUT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY EXPO CENTER - The fairgrounds and Expo Center include five exhibit halls, 10 barns, grandstand and show arena. The fairgrounds are active on a year-round basis attracting various shows and exhibits. Almost all these events are “rentals” where organizations lease the facility. The largest of these events is the two-week PA Arts & Craft Christmas Market which draws nearly 15,000 visitors annually. The next four largest events include the All-Clad Factory Outlet Sale (6,500 visitors), ARH Gun Show and Sale, Duncan Miller Glass Show and Sale, Family Festival and the County Home Show. Most events occur over multiple days and weekends
ABOUT EQT -
EQT Corporation is a leading independent natural gas production company with operations focused in the cores of the Marcellus and Utica Shales in the Appalachian Basin. We are dedicated to responsibly developing our world-class asset base and being the operator of choice for our stakeholders. By leveraging a culture that prioritizes operational efficiency, technology, and sustainability, we seek to continuously improve the way we produce environmentally responsible, reliable, and low-cost energy. We have a longstanding commitment to the safety of our employees, contractors, and communities, and to the reduction of our overall environmental footprint. Our values are evident in the way we operate and how we interact each day – trust, teamwork, heart, and evolution are at the center of all we do.