Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction

Supporting Wisconsin Youth for over 45 Years

 
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2014 Governor's Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction

2014 GOVERNOR’S BLUE RIBBON LIVESTOCK AUCTION RESULTS

A NEW SALE RECORD - $320,850

 

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE 2014 GOVERNOR'S AUCTION BIDDERS & BUYERS

 

The  Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation is pleased to announce the 46th Annual Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction at the 2014 Wisconsin State Fair was one for the record    books. The evening raised a total of $320,850, shattering the previous record of $255,400 (2005) by $65,450!

Bucky Badger and the UW-Marching Band welcomed everyone to the Case IH Coliseum and set the tone for a high-energy evening. The exhibitors and their Champion animals joined the Governor on stage as the auction kicked off at 6:30 p.m. Bidding commenced with the Grand Champion Steer (Crossbred) exhibited by Lauren May of Mineral Point, Wis. in Iowa County. The 1290 pound steer sold for $45,000 with the winning bid from Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

The annual auction recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of Wisconsin’s youth exhibitors. Winning bids for the 2014 Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction (program order):

  • Grand Champion Steer (Crossbred) exhibited by Lauren May of Iowa County; Winning Bid of $45,000 by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
  • Grand Champion Barrow (Crossbred) exhibited by Myles Leahy of Lafayette County; Winning Bid of $23,500 by Beer Capitol Distributing – a new record!
  • Grand Champion Lamb (Hampshire) exhibited by Calvin Reilly of Lafayette County; Winning Bid of $16,000 by Kevin Schuele
  • Reserve Grand Champion Steer (Chianina) exhibited by Allyson Whitcomb of Lafayette County; Winning Bid of $22,500 by Kenosha Beef International / Birchwood Foods
  • Reserve Grand Champion Barrow (Crossbred) exhibited by Matt Doney of Iowa County; Winning Bid of $11,000 by Statewide Fencing Inc. and Interstate Parking Company
  • Reserve Grand Champion Lamb (Suffolk) exhibited by Reid Suddeth of Iowa County; Winning Bid of $10,000 by Bob May Cattle Co.
  • Champion Any Other Breed Steer exhibited by Sam Henderson of Racine County; Winning Bid of $20,000 by Anheuser-Busch
  • Champion Spotted Barrow exhibited by Paula Pittz of Iowa County; Winning Bid of $10,500 by Pork-toberfeast Syndicate: Saz’s, Bunzel’s Meat Market, Leff’s Lucky Town, Major Goolsby’s, Country Fresh Meats, Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Trawicki Electric, All City Auto Sales, UNITS Mobile Storage, Milwaukee Admirals, Bartolotta Restaurant Group, Ironwood Golf Course, Mike Kleber, Revere’s Wells Street Tavern and Legends of the Field and Trawicki Electric.
  • Champion Any Other Breed Lamb exhibited by Megan Blume of Iowa County; Winning Bid of $8,000 by Dalton Lumber & Supply, Trembling Prairie Farms and Alsum Farms & Produce
  • Champion Shorthorn Steer exhibited by Jack Henderson of Racine County; Winning Bid of $17,000 by Walmart, Coca-Cola Refreshments and John Yingling
  • Champion Berkshire Barrow exhibited by Austin Lynd of Rock County; Winning Bid of $8,500 by MillerCoors
  • Champion Crossbred Lamb exhibited by Calvin Reilly of Lafayette County; Winning Bid of $6,000 by Giant Slide Inc., II Dog Enterprises, SkyFair, G&G Concessions, Caribbean Smoothees & Siggy’s and Crutchee’s Concessions
  • Champion Hereford Steer exhibited by Thomas Keene of Grant County; Winning Bid of $12,500 by Wisconsin State Fair Park Board, Crane Farms, Walmart, John Hiller and JCP Construction
  • Champion Duroc Barrow exhibited by Ben Amera of Dane County; Winning Bid of $2,500 by Dalton Lumber & Supply, Trembling Prairie Farms and Alsum Farms & Produce
  • Champion Natural Colored Lamb exhibited by McKenna Kent of Outagamie County; Winning Bid of $6,500 by Corporate Design Interiors and Truck Country
  • Champion Maine-Anjou Steer exhibited by Paige Janke of Jackson County; Winning Bid of $9,000 by Beechwood Sales & Service
  • Champion Chester White Barrow exhibited by Elysa Doherty of Jefferson County; Winning Bid of $3,000 by We Energies
  • Champion Southdown Lamb exhibited by Katie Burke of Green County; Winning Bid of $3,000 by Corporate Design Interiors and Truck Country
  • Champion Angus Steer exhibited by Kole Lorentz of St. Croix County; Winning Bid of $16,000 by Wisconsin Souvenir Milk Caps, Mindemann Farms, Country Fresh Meats, Kevin Schuele, 2K Cattle, Bunzel’s Meat Market, Country Lane Farms, and S&R Angus
  • Champion Hampshire Barrow exhibited by Halie Schmitz of Iowa County; Winning Bid of $3,500 by America Works
  • Champion Simmental Steer exhibited by Peyton Leisgang of Outagamie County; Winning Bid of $6,000 by Halbman Company, Advanced Fun Technology / Ejection Seat and Minor’s Garden Center
  • Champion Yorkshire Barrow exhibited by Hunter Langholff of Wood County; Winning Bid of $4,750 by We Energies
  • Champion Registered Dairy Steer exhibited by Victoria Leix of Iowa County; Winning Bid of $11,000 by American Foods Group
  • Champion Poland China Barrow exhibited by Logan Schmitz of Iowa County; Winning Bid of $6,250 by MillerCoors
  • Champion Any Other Breed Barrow exhibited by Carly Tibbits of Iowa County; Winning Bid of $4,000 by Pork-toberfeast Syndicate: Saz’s, Bunzel’s Meat Market, Leff’s Lucky Town, Major Goolsby’s, Country Fresh Meats, Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Trawicki Electric, All City Auto Sales, UNITS Mobile Storage, Milwaukee Admirals, Bartolotta Restaurant Group, Ironwood Golf Course, Mike Kleber, Revere’s Wells Street Tavern and Legends of the Field, and Trawicki Electric along with Firewagon Racing – Bob Lannin
  • Green Bay Packer Package - Jordy Nelson, Framed & Autographed Jersey, Winning Bid of $6,500 by Jim & Mary Quade / Quade Farms
  • Milwaukee Brewers Package - Jonathan Lucroy, Framed & Autographed Jersey, Winning Bid of $1,600 by Tom Johnson / Kent Feeds
  • Wisconsin Sports Icons - Three Items, each of Bart Starr & Hank Aaron, Framed  & Autographed Print with Replica Superbowl and Hall of Fame Rings - Winning Bid of $7,500, one purchased by S&R Egg Farm Inc., one Purchased by East Point Sports Pub, and one purchased by Kenosha Beef
  • Wiscosin Badger Packjage - Bo Ryan, Framed and Autographed Print & Print of Badger Baskeball Team on the road to the Final Four.
  • Bucky Badger Poster - Winning Bid of $2,000 by Theresa Johnson.