Fair Auction Raises Nearly $1.3 Million For 4-H, Sets New Record

DSC_0868[1]Today’s Elkhart County 4-H Auction raised $1,291,396 for the 4-H club members who poured so much time, effort and money into their livestock, continuing the trend of the last couple of years and breaking yet another record.

“It’s fantastic to have super support from all of our bidders and supporters of the auction as they back our 4-Hers and support them and all the work that they do,” said Rich Utley, 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board president.

The 2014 auction set the previous record, coming in at $1,160,576; the year before that also set a record, breaking the $1 million mark for the first time with $1,045,397. Both years saw a total of 1,049 separate units sold in the auction, while this year reached 1,095 units. (We count units since the dairy club auctions milk and/or milk products instead of animals.)

For perspective the numbers for previous nine years are below.

  • 2012: $931,167; 1,067 units.
  • 2011: $963,857; 1,108 units.
  • 2010: $872,138; 1,084 units.
  • 2009: $776,348; 1,035 units.
  • 2008: $845,155; 1,080 units.
  • 2007: $939,805; 1,107 units.
  • 2006: $839,220; 1,096 units.


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