Hogs raised by 4-H and Future Farmers of America youth sold for an average of $6.22 a pound and a total of $415,388 for the 276 swine at the Sonoma County Fair's Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday.

A year ago, ag youth exhibitors sold 296 hogs for an average of $5.80 a pound and a total of $417,691.

Thirty pens of rabbits (three in each pen) sold for an average price of $378 — up from last year's average price of $268 per pen — and totaling $11,350.

Taylor Mills of Forestville 4-H sold the champion rabbit pen for $850 to Friends of David Rabbitt, the county supervisor. The meat will be donated to a Petaluma food kitchen.

The auction continues Friday with sheep, poultry and goats at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively. The beef auction will be at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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