OYE Night of Stars Sale a Success- 130 Gilts Sell for $6769 AverageThu, 17 Mar 2022 06:49:26 CDT
The buyer (and the contending bidder) of a breeding animal are ultimately the judges that really matter when it comes to assessing the potential value of that animal. And it's events like the Night of Stars Gilt Sale that bring this fact into focus. The 2022 edition of the OYE Night of Stars Gilt sale was a success and the $880,000 number announced to the crowd after the 130 animals had gone through the sale ring made it the second best sale on record for this event- second only to the record million dollar sale of 2021.
The highest selliing gilt was the fourth gilt in the sale- the Reserve Supreme Commercial Gilt shown by Railey Spears of Hartshorne FFA- her gilt sold for $50,000 and was sired by Back Drop- coming from Moyer Geneticedge out of Ohio. Oddly enough- Spears had the highest priced gilt through the ring and also the lowest priced gilt- $300 for the 66th gilt sold- her 5th place Poland. (Railey's top selling gilt is pictured above- from her Facebook page)
While not announced publicly- it's possible that several of the animals that went for just a few hundred dollars were buy backs by the exhibitors.
The 'buyer is the ultimate judge' rule was put into play with the second highest gilt sold on Wednesday night- the 22nd animal sold which was the 8th overall dark cross owned by McKinzee Todd of Porter FFA- her gilt sold for $45,000 and is a daughter of End Game- the breeder is Trogdon Show Pigs of Illinois.
There were 23 gilts that sold for $10,000 or more- the total sale average for the 130 gilts was $6,769. One of those 23 was owned by Caroline Gaye of Tipton- her 3rd place Duroc was the 46th gilt sold and it went for $17,000. Caroline's story and the story of the Tipton Children's Home was featured in a Facebook story posted by the OYE media team- click here to take a look.
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