It was a record year for the dairy auction at the Washington Town & Country Fair, more than doubling last year’s totals.
There were 11 exhibitors who sold $21,500 worth of milk products in Saturday’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction. That compares to $10,400 in sales last year.
The cows were not sold. The successful bidders received a dairy bucket with products, and a $125 gift certificate to Schnucks.
The average payout was $2,558.82. In 2016 the average paid was $945.45.
Milk products from the grand champion of the dairy show, shown by Blake Vedder, New Haven, of the New Haven 4-H, were purchased by Jim and Sharon Strubberg, Strubberg Accounting. The couple paid $2,250.
Pepsi-Cola of New Haven bid $2,250 for the reserve champion, exhibited by Maria Vedder, New Haven, also of New Haven 4-H.
The other successful exhibitor and bidders were:
Thomas Ley, Washington, Hackmann’s Dairy, $1,250.
Isabelle Scheer, O’Fallon, Brinkmann Constructors, Bob Brinkmann, and Sydenstricker Implements, $1,000,
Madeline Eckstein, Beaufort, Septic Services, MFA Agri Services-Gerald and The Other Trashman each paid $1,000; and Gildehaus Construction paid $3,000 for a total of $6,000.
David Ley, Washington, Koch Chi-Angus Farms and Re/max Gold IV/Jeanne Hoelscher, $1,500.
Breana Bunch, Leslie, T G Brinkmann Concrete, LLC, $1,000.
Brady Vedder, New Haven, Citizens Bank of New Haven/Pacific/Gerald/Washington, $1,250.
Elizabeth Scheer, New Haven, MFA Co-Op No. 2 (Washington, New Haven and Marthasville), $1,500.
Brooke Vedder, New Haven, RE/MAX Today-Elisha Hoerstkamp, RE/MAX Today, $1,500.
Michael Vedder, New Haven, Willard and Mary Lou Luecker, $2,000.