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Top steer sells for $15,530 at Clark County Fair

Emotions were high Friday as steers were auctioned off at the Clark County Fair Junior Beef Auction.

“It’s hard when you get a project in October not to get attached,” said Andrea Weymouth, mother of Reserve Champion, Hannah Weymouth.

More than 60 steers were bid on with the the Grand Champion steer owned by Hallie Roberts selling for $15,530.

“I was really surprised,” said Roberts. “I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my friends, family and the support.”

Roberts of the club, Livestock Unlimited, is a freshman at Northeastern High School and has been showing steers since she was 8-years-old. Showing steers has been a tradition with her family, as she is the fourth generation in her family to do it, starting with her great-grandfather, Bill Troxell.

Roberts’ steer, “Eeyore,” is about a year old and and she has been showing the steer since December.

Hannah Weymouth, 11, of the 4-H club, Guys and Dolls, attends Northwestern Middle School and has been working with her steer, “Loco,” since October.

“I did so much with him,” said Hannah Weymouth.

She sold her steer for $6,625.

Hannah Weymouth has been a member of 4-H for four years and has been doing market beef projects for two years. In 2012, she placed first in the Beginner Beef Showmanship and has been awarded premier beef exhibitor for two consecutive years. She has shown in Clark County’s Spring Classic Steer show for three years.

On Thursday, Hannah Weymouth was awarded the E.H. Winterhoff Award for being the most complete Junior Fair exhibitor. To qualify for this award, applicants must posses specific qualities in leadership, sportsmanship, helpfulness and cooperation with others.

The bidding for the steers went from $600 to $15,530.

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