Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 17, 1975 · Page 33
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 33

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 17, 1975
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Mary Ann Mann With Some of Her Purebred Hampshires This Is Her Ninth Year in 4-H Work Year's Work On Display At State Fair By Delmer Robinson LEWISBURG -- For many boys and girls, this Saturday will see the culmination of a year's work. That's the date of the annual Junior Livestock Auction and Sale at the West Virginia State Fair. The baby beeves, lambs and pigs that young farmers have cared for, fed and groomed this past year will be auctioned off by Col. A. W. "Ham" Hamilton. Of the 40 members of the Central Willing Workers 4-H Club in Lewisburg, 17 are raising baby beeves, 2 members are in pig feeding, 2 in market lambs and 2 in purebred sheep". Pjtot'all the animals are for sale. Mr. and Mrs. John ; A. Tuckwiller are club leaders, assist. ed by Mrs. Sam R. Tuckwiller. : Eugene Tuckwiller Jr.. in charge of the sale, reports that 127 baby beeeves, 115 lambs and 31 market hogs have been consigned to the sale: The auction will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the center of the cattle barn complex on the fairgrounds. The beeves are graded prime, choice and good, and have been raised by 4-H and FFA members throughout the state. All animals are grain fed. There will be 80 to 90 head of beeves sold individually at auction price. The 1974 price, expected to be somewhere near the same this year, was 52 cents per pound live weight. Translated to meat in the freezer, after paying for the animal, slaughter, chill, cutting and wrapping, this figures out at 492 pounds of steaks, roasts and hamburger at a cost of $1.23 a pound. It is also possible to split a beef, half and half. There will be a frozen food truck that makes the run to Charleston and Huntington about three week's after the sale. Orders for the meat may be placed before Saturday by those not attending the sale at the State Fair office, 645-1090, or Tuckwiller at 645-1689.. The animal will be purchased for you.. Tuckwiller explained: "We try not only to give you choice meat at less than retail costs but also to encourage ypung.people to continue in agricultural projects. They have spent nearly a year feeding and caring for these animals. We feel they deserve a little more than market price for the work they have done on their animals." Photos By Frank Wilkin There's Work in Getting Ready for Fair Jimmy (left) and Johnny Coffindaffer Grooming Entry Squealing Pig, Barking Dog Disturb Quiet Sara Jones With Pig She's Raising for Next Year's Sale Mirgihia 1C --August 17,1975 Missy Coffi^Wfer With Polled Hereford Central Willing Workers 4-H Club Member Eric Nelson Jr. of Morlqgtda Farm He's Showing Charolais Cross Steer

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