Woman comes to livestock auction to sell her hog to help her ailing cousin, receives overwhelming support
A young woman came to the Montcalm County 4-H Fair livestock auction in Greenville to sell her overweight hog and said the proceeds from the sale would go to her cousin who was mom to four kids and had been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer.
When Jason Clark, owner of Pioneer Auction Service, came to know of her story, he hoped it would turn out good for the young lady. And it did, eventually!
So when the time came to sell the “benefit hog”, the woman stepped into the ring with a picture of her hog.
“Most of the Hogs were selling from that $2.50 to $4 a pound area but my first number was 5 bucks a pound and when about five hands went in the air I knew we were in business,” Clark said.
When the bidding quit, it sold for $24 a pound to Weisen Powder Coat Co. The whole building exploded with cheering.
But that’s not even the best part!
Weisen Powder Coat Co. then donated the hog back to sell it again.The second time around it sold for $20 a pound to Meijer. Needless to say, the young woman was overwhelmed with all the support she received.