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Grand champion winners listed

August 16, 2014

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MSF-logo2014Congratulations to the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion winners of the following shows:

Simeon Buie, son of Dan and Rebecca Buie, is the exhibitor of the 2014 Grand Champion Pen of Chickens at the Missouri State Fair. Simeon is a member of the Work to Win 4-H Club in Marshall. Simeon’s prize-winning chickens weighed an average of 5.95 pounds.

The Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Chickens honor also went to Simeon Buie. His Reserve Champion birds weighed an average of 6.44 pounds.

Bryce Schmidt, son of Steve and Rhonda Schmidt, is the exhibitor of the 2014 Grand Champion Market Lamb at the Missouri State Fair. Bryce is from Maryville, and a member of the Northwest Technical School FFA Chapter. Bryce’s prize-winning Crossbred lamb weighed 135 pounds.

The Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb honor went to John Schenkel, from Maryville, and a member of the Maryville Saddle 4-H Club. He is the son of John and Bev Schenkel. John’s Hampshire lamb weighed 139 pounds.

Trey Porter, son of Doug and Melanie Porter, is the exhibitor of the 2014 Grand Champion Market Barrow at the Missouri State Fair. Trey is from California, and a member of the Shamrock 4-H Club. Trey’s prize-winning Crossbred barrow weighed 268 pounds.

The Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow honor went to Ashlyn Richardson, from Lincoln, and a member of the Lincoln FFA Chapter. She is the daughter of Pete and Terri Richardson. Ashlyn’s Crossbred barrow weighed 293 pounds.

Spencer Scotten, son of Shannon and Krista Scotten, is the exhibitor of the 2014 Grand Champion Meat Goat at the Missouri State Fair. Spencer is from Nevada, and a member of the Nevada FFA Chapter. Spencer’s prize-winning Boer goat weighed 95 pounds.

The Reserve Grand Champion Meat Goat honor went to Skyler Scotten from Nevada, and a member of the Show-Me 4-H Club. He is the son of Shannon and Krista Scotten. Skyler’s Boer goat weighed 85 pounds.

On Aug. 16, these youth will sell their animals in the Youth in Agriculture (YIA) Sale of Champions. Proceeds from the annual sale benefit both the winning exhibitors and the Missouri State Fair Foundation YIA Scholarship Program.

Many livestock exhibitors will work toward earning a place in the ring at the time-honored Sale of Champions Auction. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Steers, Barrows, Lambs, Meat Goats, Pens of Chickens and Pens of Rabbits will be featured in the auction, which will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall. The auction will be broadcast live by KMMO radio on their AM station and online, and on Live Auctions TV. KMZU radio will also provide live remote broadcast reports during the sale.

Through the generous support of YIA sponsors and the Missouri State Fair Foundation, the Missouri State Fair is able to award scholarships each year to Missouri youth pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field. Last year there were thirty-seven $1,000 scholarships and one supreme $2,500 scholarship awarded to youth across Missouri. Since 1992, 474 Missouri youth have received more than $400,500 in scholarships.

A complete listing of the 2013 YIA Sponsors is available on the Fair’s website. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor this year, or receiving more information about sponsorship, can visit www.moyouthinag.org, or contact Yokley at 573-690-8987, Rodney Heimer at 217-257-6182, Sharon Topliff at 573-353-0543 or Mike Williams at 816-797-5450.

The 2014 Missouri State Fair, themed “Harvest the Fun,” is underway through Aug. 17 in Sedalia. For more information about competitions and other events, visit www.mostatefair.com, follow the Fair on Facebook and Twitter, or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).

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