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4-H Livestock Sale Creates Entrepreneurs

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Auctioneers and buyers gathered at MetraPark for the 4-H livestock sale Saturday.

Swine, cattle, and fowl were auctioned off one by one. But these animals were also like pets to first-time sellers.

"I like playing with him," said Cody Johannes, who is selling his 288 pound pig.

He doesn't think he'll be too sad selling his pig.

"I'm going to be kind of sad, but kind of happy at the same time because I'll be able to pay off my feed for them and the pigs and everything," he said.

Johannes has developed the business mind that other more experienced 4-Hers have learned from the sale.

"It was a great learning experience," said Tara Welborn, who is selling her grand champion market lamb. "I love it. It's a great way to make money for college."

Welborn said she cried her first year when she sold her steer, but understood quickly that she would raise a different animal every year. Her connection with animals has even paved her future.

"It definitely have played a big part in my life definitely with me going into animal science and being around these animals and knowing what to do with them has been a big part of everything I wanted to do," she said.

For Johannes, he is already raising another pig.

"I have a gilt that I took home because she weighed a little bit less than he did and the more lbs they weigh, the more money that I get," he said.

The livestock show attracted many buyers and some of them even gave the animals back to the 4-Hers.

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