Sonoma County Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction breaks $1 Million for sixth year
Exhibitor Davey Dorr, of Healdsburg 4-H, sold the 4-H Grand Champion Steer for $6 per pound to Silver Oak Cellars of Geyserville.
The Dorrs might not have a family history of cattle ranching, but it’s safe to say steers could be on the horizon for the children. Davey Dorr is following in the footsteps of his older brother Jacob and sister Gennefer.
Dorr is not new to raising Grand Champion winning livestock, taking the Lamb Grand Championship in 2010 at the Sonoma County Junior livestock auction. (see photo)
Earlier auctions also broke records this week, including market lamb and poultry. The Supreme Champion and 4-H Grand Champion Lamb was exhibited by Lauren Murnin of Live Oak 4-H in Petaluma and sold to G&G Supermarkets and Velasam, for a record $55 a pound, for a total of $6,765.00. Champion Poultry Meat Pen was exhibited by Maddison Vernon of Santa Rosa FFA and purchased by Frizelle Enos Feed in Sebastopol and Roger Hoffman from Pt. Reyes, for a record $1,700.
Community support for junior 4-H and FFA exhibitors has never been more prevalent. Sonoma County Fair salutes these hard working youth and the generous individuals and business leaders who continually support the Junior Livestock Auction.