Livestock sale completes Audrain County 4-H Fair

The 2014 Audrain County 4-H Fair closed Tuesday night with the annual 4-H Foundation barbecue dinner, followed by the livestock and ham sale.
Before the start of the auction, Kevin Davis, 4-H Board President, addressed the crowd, thanking everyone for coming out to the barbecue and the fair. "I would like to thank everyone for coming out to support the fair, the kids and their projects," Davis said.
Before turning the auction over to auctioneer Richard Henke, Davis presented an award to longtime veterinarian Dr. Don Hudson for all the support he has given to FFA and 4-H. The plaque read “In grateful appreciation for years of helping, teaching and donating to the Youth of Audrain County 4-H and FFA.”
Hudson, who was given a standing ovation, thanked the board. "Everyone here is my family. I really appreciated this," he said.
This year's Grand Champions and their owners include: Robert McCulley, who sold his rabbit for $375 to the Audrain County Elected Officials. Robert is the son of Gina McCulley.
Renee Nelson sold her 1,282-pound steer for $3.20 a pound to Jeff Buckman with CPS of Perry. Renee is the daughter of Ralph and Christy Nelson.
Dallas Lewis sold his 120-pound lamb for $5.40 per pound to Kevin and Tina Davis. Dallas is the son of Tim and Lori Lewis.
Cody Van Horn sold his 95-pound goat to Drs. Colleen Neale and Lindsey Stumpe from the Audrain Veterinary Clinic for $13 per pound. Dallas is the son of Shannon and Tina Van Horn.
Ana Minnick's ham was purchased for $400 by Dr. Peter Perll of Mexico Surgical Associates. Ana is the daughter of Steve and Jeanet Minnick.
Emily Montgomery sold her 244-pound hog to Roger Moser for $4.20 per pound. Emily is the daughter of Mark and Sandy Montgomery.
Nelson's steer and Montgomery's hog will be competing at the Missouri State Fair in August.