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Aug 23, 2012 9:46 AM

Prize Ham Brings $300,000 At Farm Bureau Auction

LOUISVILLE (AP) - A Louisville physician has offered the winning bid of $300,000 for a prize ham at a Kentucky Farm Bureau charity event in Louisville.

Dr. Mark Lynn purchased the 17.62 pound ham on Thursday. It was produced by Scott Hams of Greenville.

The $300,000 was a bargain compared to a record-setting $1.6 million paid for a similar ham two years ago.

The Farm Bureau's charity auction has become a Kentucky tradition, dating back to 1964. The money always goes to the charity of the winning bidder's choice.

The winning bids over the past over the last 10 years have averaged nearly $500,000.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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