Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb Announced

Sydney Tomlin, daughter of Mike and Barb Tomlin, is the exhibitor of the 2015 Grand Champion Market Lamb at the Missouri State Fair. Tomlin is from Unionville and a member of the Classic Kids 4-H Club. Her prize-winning Hampshire lamb weighed 137 pounds.

The Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb honor went to Kayla Morrow, of Nevada, Mo. She is the daughter of Kevin Morrow and is a member of the Nevada FFA Chapter. Morrow’s Crossbred lamb weighed 129 pounds.

On Aug. 22, both Tomlin and Morrow will sell their Lambs in two of 12 lots offered 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 at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall. The entire auction will be broadcast live by on Live Auctions TV and complete coverage will also be available at

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, thirty $1,500 scholarships, one supreme $2,500 scholarship and one $5,000 platinum scholarship were awarded to youth across Missouri. Since 1992, 506 Missouri youth have received more than $450,000 in scholarships.

The 2015 Missouri State Fair, themed “Show Offs Welcome,” is underway through Aug. 23 in Sedalia. For more information about competitions and other events, visit, follow the Fair on Facebook and Twitter, or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).

Release courtesy of Missouri State Fair

Sedalia Democrat

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