Seven Pendleton County FFA members participated in the annual South Branch Area FFA Ham, Bacon and Egg Show and Sale held March 18 at Moorefield High School.
Fifty-seven FFA members, representing Pendleton, Petersburg, Moorefield and East Hardy chapters, sold 202 products (92 hams, 93 bacons and 17 dozen eggs) for $106,535. Pendleton’s FFA members collectively took home earnings of $12,870.13
Prime bacons were exhibited by Glenna Burns and Quenten Burns. Greer Lime Company of Riverton purchased Glenna Burns’ 6-pound bacon for $45 per pound and Quenten Burns’ 4.89-pound bacon for $50 per pound.
Choice bacons were exhibited by Glenna Burns, Cole Day, Selena Hedrick, Braiden Lantz and Lindsey Smith.
Glenna Burns’ 7.08-pound choice bacon was bought by Ayers Construction & Farms in Petersburg for $40 per pound.
Day’s 6.4-pound bacon was purchased by Hott’s Ag Services in Franklin for $90 per pound. His 5.79-pound bacon fetched $80 per pound from Pendleton Community Bank in Moorefield.
Hedrick’s 7.29-pound bacon was bought by Greer Lime Company for $45 per pound. Her 5.15-pound bacon was purchased for $75 per pound by Gilkerson Hill Farm in Franklin.
A 5.19-pound bacon exhibited by Lantz was purchased by Greer Lime Company for $75 per pound. His 5.13-pound bacon was bought by Oak Summit, LLC in Moorefield for $102.50 per pound.
Smith’s 6.88-pound bacon brought $70 per pound and was purchased by Greer Lime Company. Diamond G. Farm in Petersburg paid $100 per pound for her 5.55-pound bacon.
Quenten Burns’ 5.13-pound good bacon was purchased by Bosley Eye Care, Inc. in Moorefield for $55 per pound.
Choice hams were shown by Quenten Burns, Day, Hedrick, Braden McClanahan and Smith.
Quenten Burns exhibited two choice hams. His 18.26-pounder was purchased by Greer Lime for $25 per pound. Ayers Construction & Farms paid $25 per pound for his 17.94-pound ham.
Murphy’s Fencing in Franklin purchased Day’s 19.28-pound ham for $37.50 per pound.
Hedrick’s 22.01-pound ham fetched $25 per pound from Allegheny Wood Products, Inc. in Petersburg.
A 17.93-pound ham exhibited by McClanahan was purchased by Gilkerson Hill Farm for $35 per pound.
Smith showed two choice hams. Her 23.34-pounder brought $27.50 per pound from Pilgrim’s CCP Team in Moorefield. Southern States of Petersburg paid $32.50 per pound for her 22.94-pound ham.
Exhibiting good hams were Glenna Burns, Day, Hedrick, Lantz and McClanahan.
Glenna Burns exhibited two good hams. JW Farms in Petersburg purchased her 17.78-pound ham for $25 per pound, and her 17.71-pounder was bought by Farm Credit in Moorefield for $22.50 per pound.
Day’s 19.58-pound ham was purchased by Hott’s Ag Service for $30 per pound.
Summit Community Bank in Moorefield paid $27.50 per pound for Hedrick’s 21.61-pound ham.
Lantz received $30 per pound for his 16.32- and 16.28-pound hams. The hams were purchased by E R Excavating and Utilities, LLC in Moorefield and Pendleton Community Bank in Moorefield, respectively.
McClanahan’s 18.38-pound ham was bought by Teets Cattle Company in Lost River for $37.50 per pound.
A dozen of Grade A eggs exhibited by Hedrick earned her $200 from Greer Lime Company.
Petersburg FFA members, Morgan Whetzel and Olivia Bible exhibited the grand champion and reserve champion hams, respectively. Whetzel’s 23.4 pounder was purchased by J. R. Keplinger of Moorefield for $35 per pound. Bible’s ham fetched $45 per pound from Grant County Bank in Petersburg.
The champion bacon, weighing 7.97 pounds, was exhibited by Wes Titus of Moorefield and was purchased by E. R. Excavating and Utilities, LLC for $120 per pound. The reserve champion bacon, weighing 6.3 pounds and fetching $110 per pound from Senator Randy Smith of Thomas, was shown by Hunter Shumaker of East Hardy.
Tyler Kessel of Moorefield exhibited the grand champion eggs which were purchased by Summit Community Bank for $500. J. R. Keplinger paid $200 for the reserve champion eggs exhibited by Kelsey Clark of Petersburg.