Sale of Champions raises funds for scholarships


Little Rock, AR – The annual Sale of Champions livestock option was held Oct. 18 during the 80th Arkansas State Fair. The event, held in Barton Coliseum, raises funds for ag youth scholarships.

GRAND CHAMPION STEER

Exhibited by: Caleb Caldwell, 18, Rose Bud, AR

Winning Bid: $21,000

Winning Bidder: Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION STEER

Exhibited by: Elijah Tillery, 15, Lonsdale, AR

Winning Bid: $13,000

Winning Bidder: Arkansas Cattlemens Association

BRONZE MEDAL STEER

Exhibited by: Kaylee Armstrong, 16, Smackover, AR

Winning Bid: $10,000

Winning Bidders: University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture; North American Midway; Pete Fuhrman; Doug White; Cynthia Bearden, Bearden & Associates; CJRW; Arkansas Cattlemens Association; Bernie Ferguson

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET HOG

Exhibited by: Chloe Mabry, 15, Fayetteville, AR

Winning Bid: $8,500

Winning Bidder: ADM/Steve Cobb Family

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET LAMB

Exhibited by: Riley Pearce, 15, Enola, AR

Winning Bid: $6,500

Winning Bidder: Farm Bureau Insurance

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MARKET LAMB

Exhibited by: Addison Harlow, 15, Prairie Grove

Winning Bid: $4,500

Winning Bidder: Blue & Gold Sausage/Blue Ribbon Campaign

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET GOAT

Exhibited by: Brayden Mooney, 13, Clinton, AR

Winning Bid: $6,000

Winning Bidder: Blue Ribbon Campaign

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MARKET GOAT

Exhibited by: Anna Sweat, 13, McCaskill, AR

Winning Bid: $4,000

Winning Bidder: Arkansas Department of Workforce

GRAND CHAMPION BROILER

Exhibited by: Wil Exum, 14, Paragould, AR/Greene County 4-H

Winning Bid: $3,500

Winning Bidder: The Poultry Foundation

GRAND CHAMPION MEAT PEN

Exhibited by: Wil Exum, 14, Paragould, AR

Winning Bid: $2,500

Winning Bidder: Front Porch Magazine

GRAND CHAMPION SINGLE FRYER

Exhibited by: Jessica Griffin, 18, Paragould, AR

Winning Bid: $2,600

Winning Bidder: University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service

The Arkansas State Fair continues through Oct. 20 at the State Fairgrounds in Little Rock.