Junior Livestock Auction at the Saginaw County Fair
Local youth did exceptionally well in the livestock judging earlier in the week. Brothers Cody and Caleb Symons of Dusty Dudes 4-H captured several of the top awards in the hog competition. Cody won the grand champion ribbon for his 262 lb. hog (purchased by Hemlock Semicondutor) as well as reserve champion for his light heavy weight hog. Caleb won reserve grand champion for his 257 lb. hog (Ernie & Judy Birchmeier together with Jack & MaryEllen Symons) as well as reserve grand champion for his pen of hogs (Sovis Insurance Agency).
There were several other local notables in the hog competition. Bryce Richardson of North Ridge Swine Club, who won the grand champion ribbon for his pen of hogs; purchased by Animal Healthcare of Chesaning and Card Brothers Equipment. Jordan Fischer of Stoney River Riders 4-H took the champion ribbon with his 241 lb. light weight individual hog (Sloan’s Septic Tank Service).
Matthew Vogelaar of Dusty Dudes won the ribbon for his 246 lb. champion light heavy weight hog (Mose Centennial Farm); as well as reserve champion for his medium heavy weigh pen of hogs.
Hilary Foster of Brady 4-H won the champion ribbon for her 273 lb. heavy weight hog (Animal Healthcare of Chesaning); as well as the champion ribbon for her pen of heavy weight hogs (Broad Street Pharmacy).
Jason Birchmeier of North Ridge Swine Club won for his champion pen of light weight hogs ( Jeff Vincke & Weiss Farm Equipment). Also of North Ridge Swine Club, Dominic Clolinger won the champion ribbon for his middle weight pen of hogs (Nader Construction & Bill Turnwald); and Henry Birchmeier won reserve champion for his light weight pen of hogs (New Lothrop Insurance Service & Burtch Feeds & Ben Burch).
Erin Turnwald of Chesaning FFA won reserve champion for her 283 lb. heavy weight hog (Greg Mahoney of Pioneer Sales). Turnwald also raised $4,000 on the sale of a lamb she donated to raise funds at the Junior Livestock Auction to help build another animal barn at the fair.
Nicole Raymond of Taymouth Trotters 4-H Club won reserve champion with her pen of bantam weight hogs.
Jared Kulhanek of Dusty Dudes 4-H won reserve champion for his heavy weight pen of hogs.
In addition to Erin Turnwald’s donation lamb; Chesaning FFA’s Shelby Mead and Frankenmuth Patriots’ Renee Frahm donated hogs to be auctioned off to benefit the Saginaw County Fair animal barn projects.
Buyers of the animals donated as a Saginaw County Fair fundraiser are:
Erin Turnwald’s lamb (raised $4,000): State Senator Roger Kahn, MD, the family of Jim Miller, Sr., Sheet Metal Workers Unlimited, the families of Nolan, Newton, and Kayden, Dr. Brian Schroeder, Shepherd Organic Farm, Jerry & Bonnie Cutting, Golden Elm Dairy, Tom McDonagh, Ken Luft, Animal Healthcare of Chesaning, Chesaning Township Supervisor Robert Corrin, Family First Credit Union, Hemlock Elevator Co., Tomac Family Farms, Tri- County Equipment, ZCI Feed Sales, Inc., Janson Equipment Co., Weiss Farm Equipment, and Bader & Sons Co.
Renee Frahm’s hog (raised $2,600): State Senator Roger Kahn, Shepherd Organic Farm, Golden Elm Dairy, Animal Healthcare of Chesaning, Sovis Insurance Agency, State Representative Ken Horn, Star of the West Milling Co., Pioneer Sales Representative Greg Mahoney, Dennis Roy Agency/Farm Bureau Insurance, Hemlock Semiconductor, Weiss Farm Equipment, Inc., Englehardt Farm, Community State Bank, Heritage Tire Service Center, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Frankenmuth Credit Union, Tom & Gail Frahm Farm, Michael Sahr Crop Insurance, Schaefer & Bierlein Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep, Wolverine Bank, Blumfield Township Supervisor Wesley Reinbold, Vogelaar Farms, Jeff & Karen Frahm, Esther Reinbold, and the families of Nolan, Newton & Kayden.
Shelby Mead’s hog (raised $4,500): State Senator Roger Kahn, Arnold Family Chiropractic, Raymond, Thelma & Norma Jacobs, the families of Nolan, Newton & Kayden, Shepherd Organic Farm, Animal Healthcare of Chesaning, Bray Farms, John Zelinko, Leo & Charles Struck, State Representative Ben Glardon, Tri-County Equipment, Lee & Pat Shepherd, Jay Rodriguez, Nadiene Blakely, Dennis Roy Agency Farm Bureau Insurance, Hemlock Semiconductor, H. B. Keinath Livestock, LLC, Bruse Farm, Tessin Farms, Byrne Swiss Farm, the family of Ray E. & Angie Jacobs, Wardin Brothers, Miller Family Farms, Sheet Metal Works Unlimited, Pennington Farm Drainage, Guziak Farms, Community State Bank, Heritage Tire Service Center, Helena Chemical Co., Ken Luft, Fruchey Bean Co., Tim Maike, Sr., Sloan Septic Tank Service, Rustic Inn, Joe & Elaine Zelinko, Janet Kovach of ReMax New Image, Tomac Family Farms, Ric’s Food Center of Hemlock, Lloyd Miller & Sons New Holland, Jack & MaryEllen
It should be noted that top winners within the Tri-County Citizen coverage area either had their photo taken, or were mentioned in the article above.
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