Kentucky State Fair Sale of Champions Raises $102,800 for 4-H and FFA Youth

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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.

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