Payton Dahmer, son of Cory and Amy Dahmer, is the exhibitor of the 2016 Grand Champion Market Lamb at the Missouri State Fair. Dahmer is from Nevada, and is a member of the Nevada FFA Chapter. His prize-winning Hampshire lamb weighed 149 pounds.
The Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb honor went to Tyler Jenkins, of Marshall. He is the son of Susan Pointer and Terry Jenkins and is a member of the Saline County Junior Leaders. His Crossbred lamb weighed 141 pounds.
On Aug. 20, both Dahmer and Jenkins will sell their lambs in two of 12 lots offered in the Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions. Proceeds from the annual sale benefit both the winning exhibitors and the Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture (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. 20 in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall.
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.Since 1992, the YIA committee has awarded 538 scholarships totaling $505,500.
Release courtesy of Missouri State Fair