SEDALIA, Mo.- The Missouri State Fair celebrated Youth in Agriculture Day, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, on Saturday, Aug. 18.

The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, raising $195,350, the largest amount ever raised in the history of the Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions.

Mackenzie Mawson

The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Mackenzie Mawson of Archie. Mackenzie is a member of the Archie FFA Chapter. Her 1,380 pound crossbred steer sold for a record price of $32,000, and was purchased by the Missouri State Fair Concessionaires & Commercial Exhibitors. Additional funds for the Grand Champion Steer were also contributed by Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.

Maggie Cummins

The Grand Champion Barrow was exhibited by Maggie Cummins of Santa Fe. Maggie’s 284 pound Crossbred hog was purchased for a record price of $38,000 by Elite Swine Program/ESP Show Feeds/Bruce Butler; Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate/Chas Wheeler, Paris; and Regional Missouri Bank, Paris.  Additional funds were also contributed by Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.  The pork was donated to the Missouri Food Bank Association/Feeding Missouri.

Skyler Scotten, of Nevada, exhibited the Grand Champion Market Lamb. His 133 pound Hampshire lamb was purchased for $13,500 by RIBUS, Inc./Steve Peirce, St. Louis and the MU Independent Aggies, along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.  The lamb was donated to the Missouri Food Bank Association/Feeding Missouri.

Alison Viehmann

The Grand Champion Pen of Meat Rabbits was exhibited by Alison Viehmann of New Florence. Alison’s Californian rabbits weighed an average of 5.0 pounds. Her pen of rabbits was purchased by Starline Brass/Barbara Hayden of Sedalia, along with hometown supporters for a record $10,000.  The rabbit meat was donated to Reach Church in Montgomery City, MO.

Myles Massey

Myles Massey, of Oronogo, exhibited the Grand Champion Pen of Chickens. Myles’s broilers weighed an average of 7.20 pounds and were purchased by ADM Animal Nutrition/MoorMan’s ShowTec, along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters for $3,250.  The chicken was donated to the Missouri Food Bank Association/Feeding Missouri.

Taten Dilly

The Grand Champion Meat Goat was exhibited by Taten Dilly of Sheldon. Taten’s goat weighed 88 pounds and was purchased for $5,500 by the Missouri State Fair Concessionaires & Commercial Exhibitors; and Edward Jones & Associates, along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.

Reserve results:

Emily Montgomery, of Auxvasse, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Steer. Emily’s 1,330 pound crossbred steer was purchased for $30,000 by the Monsanto Company and the Climate Corporation; MU Independent Aggies, & ADM Animal Nutrition/MoorMan’s ShowTec, along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.  The beef was donated to the Missouri Food Bank Association/Feeding Missouri.

Emily Montgomery

Connor Keithley, of Chillicothe, showed the Reserve Grand Champion Barrow.  Connor’s 281 pound Duroc barrow was purchased for a record price of $30,000 by Edward Jones & Associates, BTC Bank (with locations in Albany, Bethany, Boonville, Carrollton, Chillicothe, Gallatin & Pattonsburg, MO; and Lamoni, IA), along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.  The pork was donated to the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Livestock Judging Team.

Payton Dahmer

Payton Dahmer, of Nevada, showed the Reserve Champion Market Lamb.  Payton’s Hampshire lamb weighed 134 pounds and was purchased for $13,800 by the Jerry Litton Family Memorial Foundation.  Additional funds were also contributed by Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.  The lamb was donated to the Missouri FFA Leadership Fund.

Brayden Gast

The Reserve Champion Pen of Meat Rabbits was exhibited by Brayden Gast of Nevada. Brayden’s Californian rabbits weighed an average of 5.2 pounds and sold for $5,000 to the Missouri State Rabbit Producers Association and the Buffalo Livestock Market.  Additional funds were also contributed by Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.  The rabbit meat was donated to the Reach Church in Montgomery City, MO.

Alexandra Gast

Alexandra Gast, of Nevada, exhibited the Reserve Champion Pen of Chickens. Alexandra’s broilers weighed an average of 6.40 pounds and sold for $2,500 to the MU Sigma Alpha-Alpha Chi Sorority and the Windsor Livestock Auction Co. Additional funds were also contributed by Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.

Skyler Scotten of Nevada, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Meat Goat, which weighed 97 pounds and sold for $2,800 to Heimer & Associates, Inc./Rodney Heimer, Quincy, IL and Heimer Hampshires/Jesse & Amy Heimer, Taylor. Additional funds were also contributed by Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.  The goat meat was donated to the Missouri 4-H Foundation.

The last lot of the sale was the Limited Edition Youth in Agriculture Commemorative Belt Buckle, which was purchased by Starline Brass/Barbara Hayden of Sedalia for a record $9,000.

 

 

Sale of Champion updates on KMZU/KRLI w/ Denny Campbell: