Junior Livestock Market Competition

 

Contact:                                                                                                                                            August 31, 2020

Wayne Hunnell

Fair Board Member

Washington County Agricultural Fair

2151 North Main Street

Washington, Pa 15301

412-780-0900

 

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:

 

Market Rabbits

Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Lola Milcheck

Reserve Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Angelina DiLiscia

Market Goats

Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Cailey Dahlquist

Reserve Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Bayla Ivcic

Market Hogs

Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Owen Ivcic

Reserve Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Parker Gardner   

 

Market Lambs

Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Brooke Locy

Reserve Grand Champion – Exhibitor, Courtney Dahlquist

 

Market Steers

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

 

Presenting Sponsor  

EQT

Diamond Sponsors   

Hapchuk, Inc, Range Resources, Log Cabin Fence, Bioni Industries

Gold Sponsors          

Community Bank., Murphy Family, LLC, Al’s Art Works, Rural King,Ambulance and Chair Service

Silver Sponsors        

Hog Fathers, Lee Supply, Washington Financial, Frick Tri County FCU, Iannetti’s Garden Center, Wagner’s Greenhouse, Observer Reporter

Bronze Sponsors     

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.

 

Visit EQT Corporation at www.EQT.com; and to learn more about EQT's sustainability efforts, please visit csr.eqt.com.

Results

 

Rules and Regulations

 

Schedule

Animals to Arrive at Fairgrounds

Lambs / Goats

Wednesday, August 19th

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Steers / Hogs

Thursday, August 20th

8:00 AM to Noon

Rabbits

Friday, August 21st

9:00 AM

Times for Competition / Judging

Goats

Thursday, August 20th

4:00 PM

Lambs

Thursday, August 20th

30 minutes after completing Goats

Hogs

Friday, August 21st

9:00 AM

Rabbits

Friday, August 21st

10:00 AM

Steers

Friday, August 21st

6:00 PM

Livestock Sale

Registration

Saturday, August 22th

9:00 AM

Sale

Saturday, August 22th

10:00 AM

Order of sale will be: rabbits, goats, steers, hogs and lambs

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