Hernando Times

While Tanner Hamilton, 18, holds a cage of three rabbits, Valloria Thomas, 9, signals higher bids on her “pen of meat” Saturday. At another time, a hog was auctioned to help the Sikes family, dealing with cancer. Larry VanFossen bid high, then floored the crowd with his next move.Photos by OCTAVIO JONES | Times

Bidders go hog wild at Hernando County Fair auction

BROOKSVILLE — Hoots, hollers and even a standing ovation punctuated a youth livestock auction that was like no other in recent memory at the Hernando County Fair on Saturday. It wasn't a champion that rocked the arena, but rather a pig whose proceeds were donated to the family of 4-year-old Kiersten Sikes of Brooks …