Keithley’s Barrow Part Of Sale Of Champions
The annual Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions raised just over $193,000 to support the Youth in Agriculture scholarship program. The funds were raised through the sale of the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion animals from this year’s fair. Included in the sale from the local area was the Reserve Grand Champion Barrow shown by Connor Keithley, of Chillicothe. Connor’s 292-pound Crossbred barrow was purchased for $7,000 by BTC Bank and Team Sloan Livestock/Scott, Tonya, Cody and Troy Sloan of Cameron. Additional funds were provided by Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters resulting in a record-breaking total sale value of $35,068.
The also on the sale was the Limited Edition Sale of Champions Commemorative Belt Buckle, which was purchased by the Jerry Litton Family Memorial Foundation, located in Chillicothe, for $1,800.