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Nearly $273,000 raised in 2018 4-H livestock auction at Harford farm fair

Nearly $273,000 raised in 2018 4-H livestock auction at Harford farm fair

The prices for individual animals sold during this year’s 4-H Livestock Sale at the Harford County Farm Fair might not have been as eye-popping as some of the prices fetched at the 2017 auction — when the grand champion steer sold for more than $30,000 — but the nearly $273,000 total raised put this year’s sale in the record books, too.

“It will be the best sale ever,” treasurer Robert Tibbs said after the 51st annual sale concluded Saturday evening.

The livestock auction, which lasted about four hours this year, was the final major event of the 31st annual Farm Fair. The fair ran from Monday to Saturday at the Harford County Equestrian Center on North Tollgate Road in Bel...

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