This year’s Auctioneer is Mike Williams with Wheeler Auction and Real Estate. He says this is a great way to showcase what the youth have accomplished all year and that a portion of the proceeds go towards the Youth In Agriculture Fund. To hear more from KMZU’s Mandy Young and Auctioneer Mike Williams, click below.
Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions is this Saturday
(SEDALIA, Mo.) – The Missouri State Fair will celebrate Youth in Agriculture (YIA) Day, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, this Saturday, Aug. 17. The annual Sale of Champions Auction is a highlight of the day, with money raised benefiting Missouri youth involved in agriculture.
Through the generous support of YIA sponsors, the Missouri State Fair is able to award scholarships to Missouri youth pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field. Last year, thirty-six $1,000 scholarships and one supreme $2,500 scholarship were awarded to youth across Missouri. Since 1992, 436 Missouri youth have received more than $361,000 in scholarships.
On Aug. 17, 12 lots will be offered in the auction. Eight lots have been announced, with the remaining four to be determined in livestock shows held at the State Fair in the coming few days.
Hannah Bruse, daughter of Brad and Pam Bruse, is the exhibitor of the 2013 Grand Champion Pen of Chickens, which will be among the lots sold in Saturday’s auction. Hannah is a member of the Moss Rangers 4-H Club in Princeton. Her prize-winning Cornish Cross chickens weighed an average of 6.5 pounds.
The honor of Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Chickens, which will also be in the sale, went to Vivian Buie, daughter of Dan and Rebecca Buie. Her Cornish Cross chickens weighed an average of 5.3 pounds. Vivian is a member of the Work to Win 4-H Club in Marshall.
Bryce Schmidt, son of Steve and Rhonda Schmidt, is the exhibitor of the 2013 Grand Champion Lamb, which will be among the 12 lots in the sale. He is a member of the Northwest Tech FFA Chapter in Maryville. His prize-winning Hampshire lamb weighed 137 pounds.
The honor of Reserve Grand Champion Lamb, which will also be in the sale, went to Tyler Jenkins, son of Terry Jenkins and Linda King, and Susan and Tim Pointer. His Crossbred lamb weighed 140 pounds. Tyler is a member of the Bizy Beavers 4-H Club in Marshall.
Abbe Gibson, daughter of Jason and Lori Gibson, is the exhibitor of the 2013 Grand Champion Barrow, which will be included in the Saturday auction. Abbe is a member of the North Harrison FFA Chapter in Eagleville. Her prize-winning Crossbred barrow weighed 268 pounds.
The honor of Reserve Grand Champion Barrow, which will also be included in the sale, went to Mackenzie Mawson, daughter of Rodney and Kay Mawson. Her Crossbred barrow weighed 266 pounds. Mackenzie is a member of the Archie Achievers 4-H Club in Archie.
Carter Ward, son of Jack and Mary Ann Ward, is the exhibitor of the 2013 Grand Champion Meat Goat, which will be included in the sale. He is a member of the Plattsburg Hustlers 4-H Club in Plattsburg. His Boer goat weighed 70 pounds.
The honor of Reserve Grand Champion Meat Goat, which will also be included in the sale, went to Gage Porter, son of Gary and Lori Porter. Gage is a member of the North Mercer FFA Chapter in North Mercer. His Boer goat weighed 77 pounds.
The Sale of Champion Auction will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall, and will be broadcast via the internet by Live Auctions TV, www.liveauctions.tv/, and by radio station KRLI FM 103.9, a Carrollton station.
The 111th Missouri State Fair, themed “Chicks Dig It!,” is currently underway through Aug. 18 in Sedalia. For more information about the auction and other events, visit www.mostatefair.com, follow the Fair on Facebook and Twitter, or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).