The Kentucky State Fair 4-H and FFA Sale of Champions live auction raised $102,800 Thursday evening, Aug. 24. This marks the twelfth consecutive year the premier livestock auction has brought in more than $100,000.
The winning steers, hogs, lambs and goats featured in the Sale of Champions are exhibited by 4-H and
FFA members during the Kentucky State Fair. The youth exhibitors receive 60 percent of the purchase price, 30 percent is distributed to the respective class winners, and the remaining 10 percent is divided equally among Kentucky 4-H and FFA.
In the time since its inception in 1980, the Kentucky State Fair Sale of Champions has raised more than
$2.5 million through the auction to further promote and encourage youth involvement in agribusiness.
The 2017 Kentucky State Fair Sale of Champions prices, exhibitors and purchasers are:
GRAND CHAMPION STEER – $21,000
Exhibited by: McKalyn Shelton, Bourbon County FFA
Purchased by: Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, Hinton Mills, Heritage Farms, Paris Stockyard and Boehringer-Ingelheim
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION STEER – $18,000
Exhibited by: Jacklyn Duzan, Bracken County 4-H
Purchased by: Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, Kentucky Nutrition, CPC Commodities, Levy Restaurants and Graham’s Boot, Work and Western Wear
GRAND CHAMPION HOG – $12,000
Exhibited by: Jared Sandefur, Bourbon County FFA
Purchased by: Farm Credit Mid-America, Michael Grisanti, F.B. Purnell Sausage Co. and Monsanto
RESERVE CHAMPION HOG – $10,000
Exhibited by: Tad Fisher, Bracken County FFA
Purchased by: Kentucky Pork Producers, Kentucky Soybean Board, Consolidated Grain & Barge, Cox’s Shaving and Limestone Farm Lawn Worksite
GRAND CHAMPION LAMB – $11,000
Exhibited by: Kasey Craig, Jessamine County FFA
Purchased by: Kentucky Corn Growers Association, Kentucky 4-H Foundation, Bagdad Roller Mills, Inc., Washington County Livestock Market and Continental Industries
RESERVE CHAMPION LAMB – $10,000
Exhibited by: Clayton Burks, Breckinridge County FFA
Purchased by: Feeders Supply, Jefferson County Farm Bureau, H. David Wallace and Jason Rittenberry
GRAND CHAMPION MARKET GOAT – $11,000
Exhibited by: Preston Forsee, Owen County FFA
Purchased by: North American Midway Entertainment, Kentucky Goat Producers, Kentucky FFA Foundation, Martin Meadow Farm and Beck Hybrids
RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET GOAT – $9,800
Exhibited by: Chesney Soileau, Bourbon County FFA
Purchased by: First Southern National Bank, Kentucky Association of Fairs & Horse Shows, Furches Farms and Green Hill Productions
The 2017 Kentucky State Fair is Aug. 17-27 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.