A local FFA member and a local foundation were part of the records that came out of this year’s State Fair Youth In Agriculture Sale of Champions.
Connor Keithley, of Chillicothe, showed the Reserve Grand Champion Barrow (below). Connor’s 281 pound Duroc barrow was purchased for a record price of $30,000 by Edward Jones & Associates, BTC Bank, along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters. The pork was donated to the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Livestock Judging Team.
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.