2016 Auction Sponsors

It is the year long work of young Warren County livestock producers who participate in our show AND the support of their sponsors (area businesses) though the Prime Beef Auction generous bids that funds both the future of these young folks farming and educational endeavors as well the continued existence of the Beef Show itself through the small commission it receives.


In what is truly a "Together We Succeed" effort the Prime Beef Livestock Auction permits local businesses to directly reward these young agricultural participants future with funding while a tiny percentage also goes to secure the cost of this program as it reoccurs each season for that next generation. Thus the successful continuation of our heritage with this program for area businesses, community and Festival alike is thanks to these businesses.


Buyers of 2016 Show winners were:


Grand Champion Festival Steer:
Midwest Bank, Raymond Huston, Tom Keene & Westwood Embryo


Grand Champion Open Steer:
Cameron Grain, Birkeys & Monmouth Feed


Reserve Festival Steer:
Liqui Grow, Farmers Grain, Birkey's


Reserve Open Steer:
Monmouth Feed


MORE Cattle buyers: (alphabetical)

Bruce Foote, Channel Seeds, Dr Raymond Huston DVM, Elliott Brothers Seed, Fairview Sale Barn, Friends of the Festival**,  Gary Gaskill, Gilbert Hennenfent, Halcomb Oil, Herr Petroleum, Kevin & Deneen Killy, Land Management Partners, Mark Johnson, Monmouth Farm & Home, Morton Bank, Neff Company, Quaker Lane Ent., Raritan State Bank, Riden Farm Supply, Ron & Dan Buyers Forage, Ron & Patty Parkins, Rudy Corman DVM, Shane Gipe Pioneer Seed, Showplace Kitchens, Stone Seed Company, Trent Griffin, Vickroy Furniture, Western Illinois Home Health Care, Wyffels Seed

Champion Gilt:
Thompson State Bank


Champion Barrow:
CGB Red Shed


MORE Hog buyers: (alphabetical)

Bill Maloney - Neff Company, Campbell AG. CGB - Stone Seed, Monmouth Roseville FFA Alumni, Ricketts Insurance,


** Friends of the Festival itself is individual and business donations of cash support


This year's Livestock Auctions resulted in a $2.81/# bid on pork at $5,524.05 at $690.51/head for the 8 top show hogs appearing in the sale. For beef $121,898.05 was taken in for all 53 steers in the show averaging $1.73/# or $2,299.96/head of which the most of that buyer financial support goes directly to the young Warren County livestock showmen and women for furthering their education and investing in their farming futures.


That leaves $3,654 in commissions which is used to cover cost of procuring next season's livestock, trophies, advertising, making repairs and paying for things like the auction dinner, market delivery and much much more needed to make it all happen each year. The endless hours by volunteers generation after generation as well as time spent by local businesses supporting such endeavors year around is priceless despite the deceptively oversimplified $0 cost/benefit in a report.



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