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Published on August 21, 2018 5:07PM

Opie McDaniel of John Day shows his steer at the Youth Livestock Auction at the Grant County Fair in John Day. McDaniel is with the Juniper Ridge 4-H club.

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Opie McDaniel of John Day shows his steer at the Youth Livestock Auction at the Grant County Fair in John Day. McDaniel is with the Juniper Ridge 4-H club.

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Three-year-old Ranger Brown of John Day watches as Prairie City FFA member Paige Moore readies her hog for Saturday’s Youth Livestock Auction.

Three-year-old Ranger Brown of John Day watches as Prairie City FFA member Paige Moore readies her hog for Saturday’s Youth Livestock Auction.

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Anahi Gonzalez of Mt. Vernon moves her hog back to its pen after auctioning it off at the Grant County Fair.

Anahi Gonzalez of Mt. Vernon moves her hog back to its pen after auctioning it off at the Grant County Fair.

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Caller Alec Oliver motions a buyer to the auctioneer at the Youth Livestock Auction on Saturday at the Sale Barn.

Caller Alec Oliver motions a buyer to the auctioneer at the Youth Livestock Auction on Saturday at the Sale Barn.

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Ranger Brown, 3, of John Day helps Paige Moore of Prairie City FFA care for her hog at the Heritage Barn.

Ranger Brown, 3, of John Day helps Paige Moore of Prairie City FFA care for her hog at the Heritage Barn.

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A friendly lamb looks for company.

A friendly lamb looks for company.

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Olive Thunell of Mt. Vernon watches intently as fellow 4-H members show their livestock animals at the Sale Barn.

Olive Thunell of Mt. Vernon watches intently as fellow 4-H members show their livestock animals at the Sale Barn.

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The Eagle/Angel CarpenterRyan Brown stands with his Grand Champion Market Lamb with Brooke Taynton who is representing Pioneer Feed.

The Eagle/Angel CarpenterRyan Brown stands with his Grand Champion Market Lamb with Brooke Taynton who is representing Pioneer Feed.

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The Eagle/Angel CarpenterErika Dickens stands with her Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb with buyer representative Janice Provencher of Bank of Eastern Oregon.

The Eagle/Angel CarpenterErika Dickens stands with her Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb with buyer representative Janice Provencher of Bank of Eastern Oregon.

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The Eagle/Angel CarpenterBuyer representative Jordyn Young for Timbers Bistro stands with Eric Culley and his Grand Champion Market Hog.

The Eagle/Angel CarpenterBuyer representative Jordyn Young for Timbers Bistro stands with Eric Culley and his Grand Champion Market Hog.

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The Eagle/Angel CarpenterBuyer Bob CowanThompson of Chester’s Thriftway and Macy Carter and her Grand Reserve Champion Hog at the 4-H and FFA Youth Livestock Auction.

The Eagle/Angel CarpenterBuyer Bob CowanThompson of Chester’s Thriftway and Macy Carter and her Grand Reserve Champion Hog at the 4-H and FFA Youth Livestock Auction.

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The Eagle/Angel CarpenterKellen Shelley stands with his Grand Champion Market Steer and Jordyn Young representing buyer Triangle Oil.

The Eagle/Angel CarpenterKellen Shelley stands with his Grand Champion Market Steer and Jordyn Young representing buyer Triangle Oil.

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The Eagle/Angel CarpenterBuyer Bob CowanThompson of Chester’s Thriftway stands with Raney Anderson and her Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer.

The Eagle/Angel CarpenterBuyer Bob CowanThompson of Chester’s Thriftway stands with Raney Anderson and her Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer.

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The Eagle/Angel CarpenterBuyer representative Andrea Moles of the Bank of Eastern Oregon - Prairie City stands with Gauge Jenks and his Grand Champion goat.

The Eagle/Angel CarpenterBuyer representative Andrea Moles of the Bank of Eastern Oregon - Prairie City stands with Gauge Jenks and his Grand Champion goat.

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The Eagle/Angel CarpenterSierra Jenks with her Reserve Champion goat. Buyer representative of Thomas Contracting was not pictured.

The Eagle/Angel CarpenterSierra Jenks with her Reserve Champion goat. Buyer representative of Thomas Contracting was not pictured.

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Maggie Justice holds her Grand Champion turkey, standing with buyer representative Charley Knowles, at the Youth Livestock Auction on Aug. 18 at the Grant County Fair in John Day.

The Eagle/Angel Carpenter Maggie Justice holds her Grand Champion turkey, standing with buyer representative Charley Knowles, at the Youth Livestock Auction on Aug. 18 at the Grant County Fair in John Day.

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Ellie Justice holds her Grand Reserve Champion turkey, standing with buyer representative Dustin Oates of Ed Staub & Sons.

The Eagle/Angel Carpenter Ellie Justice holds her Grand Reserve Champion turkey, standing with buyer representative Dustin Oates of Ed Staub & Sons.

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From left: Ty McDaniel and Dan Hall assist Reid Dole in holding is Grand Champion Pen of Market Chickens with buyer representative Brooke Taynton for Pioneer Feed.

The Eagle/Angel Carpenter From left: Ty McDaniel and Dan Hall assist Reid Dole in holding is Grand Champion Pen of Market Chickens with buyer representative Brooke Taynton for Pioneer Feed.

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Behind the scenes of Saturday’s Youth Livestock Auction, FFA and 4-H kids were busy preparing their animals for their walk to the sale barn where buyers were packed in, ready for bidding wars.

Paige Moore, a Prairie City FFA member, was getting her York-Hamp mix pig ready with a little help from 3-year-old Ranger Brown of John Day who helped her with brushing.

“It’s a good experience and a lot of work,” said Moore who will be a senior at Prairie City High School soon.

She added that working with her pig in the family’s back yard has been a lot of fun as well.

She said she’d been busy during fair week keeping her pig fed and watered while also cleaning the pen and the animal.

She said this is her fourth year showing livestock, and it was FFA adviser Lindy Cruise and her parents who helped her learn the ropes.

When 11-year-old Clyde Holliday of John Day showed his steer in the sale barn, the auctioneer John Coote of Producers Livestock commented, “You can tell when a 4-H kid has been working with their animal,” noting the steer was pretty obedient.

When Carson McKay of the Prairie City FFA chapter showed his steer, Coote noted that McKay had recently been to auctioneer school.

The auctioneer joked that he’ll be “gone fishing and out of a job in a couple years.”

“The kids have done a good job and invested time and money in their animals — give them a hand for doing that,” he said.

Ty McDaniel of Juniper Ridge 4-H Club won the Delley Officer Memorial Award for courtesy and sportsmanship, which was given by Scott Officer.

Receiving awards for the highest placing animal bred and fed in Grant County were:

Beef

Exhibitor, Raney Anderson

Breeder, High Desert Cattle Company, M.T. and Cori Anderson

Award sponsored by Riverside Ranch.

Sheep

Exhibitor, Ryan Brown

Breeder, Jackie Osborne and Erika Dickens

Award sponsored by the Sheppard Family.

Swine

Exhibitor, Trenton Winegar

Breeder, Darrel and Kim McKrola

Award sponsored by Golden Willow Ranch, Byron and Carol Ricco Rudishauser Family.



































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