Madison Kashiwagi is pictured with the San Benito County Fair Heritage Hog, Diesel. Contributed photo.

One of the San Benito County Fair’s highlights was the Junior Livestock Auction, which was hailed by fair organizers as a “huge success” as local 4H and FFA students collectively raised $1.2 million auctioning off the animals they raised. 

The students auctioned off 290 animals on Sept. 30, says a press release from the San Benito County Fair. 

The Heritage Hog Auction, a fundraiser for the San Benito County Heritage Foundation, broke all previous records with a price of $519 per pound—or a total of $120,000, says the press release. The hog, Diesel, was raised by Madison Kashiwagi, a member of Cienega 4H and a junior at Hollister High School. 

For raising the fair’s Heritage Hog, Kashiwagi will receive a $1,000 scholarship. She plans to attend Cal Poly, says the press release. 

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