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Market animals available for purchase in Waitsburg


August 20, 2020

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One of three Mikesell hogs

Many Waitsburg youth have spent the summer raising animals with the hope of selling at local Fairs. As local events have canceled, many market animals have gone without buyers, and youth are hoping to recoup some costs so they can continue to raise quality animals for future events. The following animals will be available after Labor Day weekend unless otherwise arranged.

Raising a market steer is no easy task. On average, a steer costs more than $4,000 to raise, vet, and feed. The Daves family has two and a half beef available for purchase. Interested parties can contact Cindy Daves at (509) 520-9952

Though goats are small, they are arguably one of the more stubborn animals to raise. The Kuykendall family has three Boer goats available for purchase. The family is open to selling the animals as meat animals, or as herd additions. The goats raised by the Kuykendall's are born at their farm, and out of dams owned and loved by the family. To inquire about the Kuykendall's goats, contact Kris Kuykendall at (509) 301-8486.

Hannah Peralez has a Hampshire cross hog available for purchase. The hog was purchased from a breeder in Idaho and bred to be a Grand Champion. Peralez is willing to feed out until finished. For purchase information for the Hampshire cross hog, contact Juli Gleason at (509) 629-0441.

Three hogs are available for purchase from the Mikesell kids. A date with a local processor has already been reserved to ensure quality cuts. If you're interested in filling your freezer with one of these hogs, contact Brooke Mikesell at (509) 540-0373.


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