Ohio Farm Bureau, partners purchase Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a Comment The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held Sunday afternoon Aug. 5 in the WCOL Celeste Center, showcased Ohio’s premium livestock, premier junior fair exhibitors and generous supporters. On the sale bill were grand champion and reserve champion of many species, including market beef, market barrows, market lambs and market chickens, as well as the grand champion market goat, market turkey and a block of Swiss cheese to represent the seven dairy champions. In full, the livestock was auctioned for a total of $255,000.Ohio Farm Bureau and Bob Evans Farms, Kale Marketing, Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, Event Marketing Strategies and Huffman’s Market purchased the Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow for $33,000, setting a new state fair record with the purchase.“We wouldn’t have such a successful Sale of Champions if it weren’t for our talented and dedicated youth and our incredibly supportive buyers. Our Youth Reserve Program is very impactful to not just those in the Sale of Champions but for everyone involved in the youth organization. It is such an honor to reward everyone involved,” explained General Manager Virgil Strickler. “We are exceptionally pleased with the $167,000 raised for the Youth Reserve Program at today’s Sale of Champions.”While these Junior Fair exhibitors take great pride in raising a quality animal, the ultimate goal each year is to be awarded a grand champion ribbon. Grand or reserve champion is an immense honor for the exhibitor; and with the Youth Reserve Program and generous buyers, it is rewarding for the entire Junior Fair program. This year’s sale broke two records: Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow, which sold for $33,000, and Grand Champion Swiss Cheese, which sold for $28,000.Established in 1995, the Youth Reserve Program’s was developed to reward junior exhibitors who participate in the Ohio State Fair. Funds for the program come from the dollars received over a cap that is placed on the amount an exhibitor can receive from the Sale of Champions. The funds from the program are distributed among carcass contests, scholarships, outstanding market exhibitor program, outstanding breeding exhibitor program, showmanship, skillathons, 4-H and FFA. The Youth Reserve Program has awarded $3,366,815 to approximately 40,000 youth exhibitors since its inception.The 2018 Sale of Champions results are as follows:Grand Champion Market Beef Exhibited by: Caden Jones, Allen CountyPurchased by: Steve R. Rauch, Inc.Price: $41,500Cap: $22,000Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef Exhibited by: Carver Gostomsky, Darke CountyPurchased by: The Kroger CompanyPrice: $20,000Cap: $11,000Grand Champion Market Barrow Exhibited by: Matthew Butterfield, Butler CountyPurchased by: MeijerPrice: $48,000Cap: $10,000*Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow Exhibited by: Grant Adams, Mercer CountyPurchased by: Bob Evans Farms, Kale Marketing, Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, Ohio Farm Bureau, Event Marketing Strategies and Huffman’s MarketPrice: $33,000*Cap: $7,000Grand Champion Meat Chickens Exhibited by: Allison Davis, Carroll CountyPurchased by: The Kroger Company, Gerber PoultryPrice: $14,000Cap: $6,000Reserve Champion Meat Chickens Exhibited by: Meghan O’Reilly, Geauga CountyPurchased by: The Kroger Company, Gerber PoultryPrice: $10,000Cap: $4,000Grand Champion Market Lamb Exhibited by: Grant Johnson, Wayne CountyPurchased by: The Kroger CompanyPrice: $21,000Cap: $10,000Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb Exhibited by: Bailee Amstutz, Union CountyPurchased by: Steve R. Rauch, Inc.Price: $14,000Cap: $7,000Grand Champion Market Goat Exhibited by: Ava Shroyer, Logan CountyPurchased by: The Kroger CompanyPrice: $11,000Cap: $5,000Grand Champion Market Turkey Exhibited by: Myah Jones, Clinton CountyPurchased by: Kale Marketing, Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, Cooper Farms, and RD Jones ExcavatingPrice: $14,500Cap: $3,000*Grand Champion Swiss Cheese, produced by Pearl Valley Cheese Co., representing the seven dairy champions and supreme dairy showmenExhibited by:Grand Champion Ayrshire: Marissa Topp, Auglaize CountyGrand Champion Brown Swiss: Keaton Topp, Shelby CountyGrand Champion Guernsey: Abigayle Dicke, Mercer CountyGrand Champion Holstein: Kristopher Ackley, Logan CountyGrand Champion Jersey: Drake Tompkins, Morgan CountyGrand Champion Red and White: Madeline Topp, Auglaize CountyGrand Champion Milking Shorthorn: Aubree Topp, Shelby CountySupreme Showman, Week 1 – Exhibited by: Madelin Topp, Auglaize CountySupreme Showman, Week 2 – Exhibited by: Kinley Topp, Shelby CountyPurchased by: AG Boogher and Sons, S&S Volvo and GMC TrucksPrice: $28,000*Cap: $3,0002018 total sale: $255,0002018 amount earned for Youth Reserve Program: $167,000*Denotes new record  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Reasons Why Your Small Business Needs a Website

first_imgWho is not excited in increasing your brand even though if you handle a small business, then you need to have a website for your business? A few years ago the thought of owning a website seemed unimportant, but these days having a website is a must and also building the website or e-commerce store is simpler than ever: your online store is not limited to business hours, and it’s one of the best means of free advertising. Even if you are a brick and mortar business — you need a business website. It’s not just about selling goods and services – it’s also about contributing something valuable to your loyal customers. There are vast reasons why your small business needs a website.Reason Why Your Small Business Need a WebsiteCertainly, Custom website design and development costs more than making your webpage yourself. But you have a choice here. Be certain that both your aims for your business, website development, and the capabilities of your web designers justify the cost of a custom website development. Your website design should be in the hands of professionals.Reasons for having a website for your small business.Lead Generation:Adding freebies and other valuable resources to your website can serve as a great way to generate leads from prospective customers searching for your products and services. The valuable resources also include the integration of your site with other IoT integrations.Global Presence:Putting your company on the worldwide presence can cater to more success to your business. Having a global presence can bring in more sales, many from other countries who need your product or service. A small business can compete better with a well designed and accessible website. Social Proof:  Running a business is not enough; it is apparent that you need to have a social media presence on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. As it increases the brand’s value when you upload photos, interact with your customers by educating your customers about your brand. Accessible 24/7:  Having a website gives the potential unlimited access to find information regarding your products and services at the customer comfort level.Customer Support:Having customer support can improve your interaction with your clients on your website. It will be more beneficial if you have a global presence. It is advisable to have the FAQ page for the customers so that they can get their queries solved before bothering you.Online Sales:Having no website means you are losing out a lot of money. Every year online sales are growing exponentially. It doesn’t mean that to give up on your physical store because it is essential as both combined will give you maximum revenue.Marketing Plan:Websites are the first step for any marketing plan. Always make sure that whatever the marketing plan you start the landing page should be your website so that visitors recognize it when they open your website in such a way that you convert these visitors into clients.Competitor business websites:Your competitor has a business website, even you need to have a business website as well. Customers examine a lot before buying a product, and if you don’t focus on website development, you allow your competitors. All this leads to losing out on potential business.Resource center for staff:Website is not just for your customers but also for your employees as well. Using the website, you can create a subdomain for them so that they can upload the images, videos, and guidelines to support customers. It will also make your employees feel valued. Test New Ideas:Website development with CMS allows you to test new ideas and visitors what they think of your business right away whether the idea works or not. Developing a website is not wasting money because you can try ideas free of cost. If you are planning to introduce a product? Put it on a website for a few days and make it look more attractive and observe if people are liking or not. Website development plays a major for any type of business either it is small or big; the website for the company make you are visible to the world. The web developers also make sure the design for the website to be appropriate as per the business. It gives your business a growth-hacking advantage to have a well balanced, beautiful website, designed by professionals who understand your business needs. Tags:#benefits of a website for small business#Web developers#Website Development Jyothi Amarthi Digital Marketing Analyst at Krify Software Technology – A leading web and mobile app development company. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Reasons to Outsource General Counsel Services f… Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal boss Emery hasn’t forgotten Sevilla midfielder Banega

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery hasn’t forgotten Sevilla midfielder Banegaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery hasn’t forgotten about Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega.The Sun says Emery is set to launch an £18m January raid for Banega – the Argentine midfielder he’s worked with at Valencia and Sevilla.The offer will be tabled next month, but Serie A giants Inter Milan are also keen.The midfielder could act as a replacement for Aaron Ramsey, who is leaving the club on a free transfer next summer. last_img read more

11 days agoReal Madrid coach Zidane no fan of Artificial Intelligence

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Zidane no fan of Artificial Intelligenceby Carlos Volcano11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is no fan of Artificial Intelligence (AI) being pushed into football.Zidane is adamant AI will never match what an experienced coach can offer.He said, “Artificial Intelligence plays a very important role at the moment, but in my opinion, human intelligence remains the most important. “The most important thing that Artificial Intelligence has to offer us as coaches now is to shorten the time to do some things about it.”Football is my passion. My life revolves around sport, so I don’t like to rest and I enjoy working all the time. In addition, when you have a game every three days, the last thing we can think about is to rest. I lead a team that is one of the best in the world, which requires me to always be ready.”Zidane was speaking at the Dubai Artificial Intelligence in Sports (DAIS) Conference, organised by the Dubai Sport Council. last_img read more

Utah Fan Tries To Make Fun Of Cal’s Academics, Makes Grammatical Error

first_imgUtah fan makes fun of Cal saying "if Marshawn Lynch can get into Cal than anyone can".marshawn lynch cal utah fan spelling errorESPN’s College GameDay is at Utah this week, and Utes fans have come up with some pretty clever signs ahead of their big Pac-12 contest against Cal Saturday night. The one you’ll see below is not one of them.A Utah fan, attempting to make fun of Cal’s academics and question former running back Marshawn Lynch’s intelligence, made a grammatical error. Check it out:SIGN RULE NO. 1: If you’re going to make fun of the other school’s academics, check your grammar. pic.twitter.com/sz8SBEVqOx— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 10, 2015Marshawn knows the difference between “than” and “then” #gameday pic.twitter.com/qhDoZMinx6— GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) October 10, 2015For the record, Cal is also one of the best public schools in the country. Major fail all around here.last_img read more

China lashes out at Freeland over response to protests in Hong Kong

first_imgOTTAWA — Protests raging in Hong Kong are threatening to become yet another irritant in Canada’s fraught relationship with China.China’s embassy in Canada on Thursday denounced the Canadian government’s recent comments on the ongoing protests as “irresponsible” and “erroneous.”That appeared to be a reference to a statement from Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, which expressed Canada’s concern over the unrest and described freedom of expression and assembly as the “bedrock” of society in Hong Kong.Protesters in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory have been out in force in recent days over a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to China for trial.Thursday’s statement from the Chinese embassy accused Canada of interfering in the affairs of the region and urged Ottawa to get behind the proposed law.Freeland said any legislation should preserve Hong Kong’s autonomy, judicial independence and rule of law.“Hong Kong affairs are purely China’s internal affairs, (which) no other country, organization or individual has the right to interfere in,” the embassy statement said.“No country should interfere in the internal affairs of other countries on the grounds of caring for its expatriates. Canada also has many foreign expatriates. What really affects Hong Kong’s business confidence and international reputation is not the amendment of the ordinance, but those acts of violence, which have been incited by external forces and damage social peace and disregard the law.”Hong Kong police reportedly fired rubber bullets and beanbag rounds at the thousands of protesters who broke through barriers outside government headquarters and the legislature Wednesday, leaving 81 people injured, according to Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority. Police said 22 officers were among the injured.Officers at one point “had no choice but to escalate the use of force to disperse the crowd,” Stephen Lo, the Hong Kong commissioner of police, told reporters Thursday. “The behaviour of the violent protesters yesterday (Wednesday) imposed a serious threat to the public order.”Police used more than 150 rounds of tear gas during Wednesday’s clashes, Lo said. That’s nearly double the amount used in major 2014 protests.“The ongoing protests in Hong Kong, which are among the largest in the city’s history, demonstrate the deep concern among the people of Hong Kong about their future,” Freeland said in a statement Wednesday.“Canada remains concerned about the potential effect these proposals may have on the large number of Canadian citizens in Hong Kong, on business confidence, and on Hong Kong’s international reputation…. Freedom of expression and assembly are the bedrock of Hong Kong’s free society. It is vital that any legislation preserve Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy, rule of law, and independent judiciary.”It was the first time Hong Kong police have used tear gas since the 79-day, pro-democracy “Umbrella Movement” demonstrations in 2014, which marked the beginning of a shift to a tougher police approach.Officers also fired several rubber bullets and 20 beanbag rounds, which Lo said other countries deployed as non-lethal methods to quell riots and rebellions, and also used batons, pepper spray, and pepper based solution. Many protesters wore hard hats, masks, plastic wrap and carried umbrellas as protection. Eleven were arrested.“We are unarmed,” said Daniel Lee, a 42-year-old doctor who noted the police wore respirators to protect against tear gas. He said it was the last chance to fight for Hong Kong’s future.“It’s expected that we will be hit. There’s no way. If no one stands by the kids’ side, they will not have any help. This is it.”Canada and China are locked in a diplomatic standoff over last December’s arrest in Vancouver of high-tech scion and Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who is the target of a U.S. extradition request on charges of violating American sanctions against Iran. China has detained two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, in apparent retaliation.Freeland firmly rebuffed China’s latest demand Thursday to free Meng, saying it would set a dangerous precedent that could endanger all Canadians abroad.The unapologetic rejection came in Washington, where Freeland ended two days of meetings with top Trump administration officials and U.S. lawmakers, a table-setter for next week’s White House meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump.“It would be a very dangerous precedent indeed for Canada to alter its behaviour when it comes to honouring an extradition to treaty in response to external pressure.”— With files from The Associated PressThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

Greenpeace in standoff over Greenland Arctic drilling

first_imgAPTN National NewsGreenpeace says two of its ships tracking an oil rig on the Greenland side of Baffin Bay are being warned off by the Danish Navy.The environmental group wants to stop all drilling in the Arctic.And for once, Greenpeace and Nunavut are, for at least for the time being, on the same side.APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll has this story from Iqaluit.last_img