Kentucky State Fair Board
SECOND HIGHEST RECORD SET AT 101ST KENTUCKY STATE FAIR

Press Release Date:  Thursday, August 25, 2005  
Contact Information:  Amanda Storment
VP / Media & PR
(502) 367-5180
 


LOUISVILLE, KY ... The 101st Kentucky State Fair’s 4-H and FFA Sale of Champions concluded this evening with $94,750 raised during the live auction.  This year’s sale of the Grand and Reserve Champion market animals set the second highest record in its 26 year history.

The winning steers, hogs and lambs featured in the Sale of Champions are exhibited by 4-H and FFA members during the Kentucky State Fair.  The youth exhibitors receive 60 percent of the purchase price, 30 percent is distributed to the respective class winners, and the remaining 10 percent is divided equally among Kentucky 4-H and FFA.  Since the Kentucky State Fair Sale of Champions’ inception in 1980, over $1,250,000 has been raised through the auction to further promote and encourage the continuation of youth involvement in agribusinesss.

The 2005 Kentucky State Fair Sale of Champion exhibitors, purchasers and sale prices are:

GRAND CHAMPION STEER
Exhibited by:
Cody Emmons
Fleming County FFA
Purchased by:
MasterPiece Creations by Centerplate, Inc.
Kentucky Bison Company
$23,000

RESERVE CHAMPION STEER
Exhibited by:
Taylor Stevenson Tolle
Spencer County 4-H
Purchased by:
Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance
Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association
Central Farm Supply
$19,000

GRAND CHAMPION HOG
Exhibited by:
Ruth Ann Myers
Montgomery County 4-H
Purchased by:
Kentucky Pork Producers
Fifth Third Bank
Galt House, Executive Inn, Executive West
$14,500

RESERVE CHAMPION HOG
Exhibited by:
Katie Caudill
Montgomery County 4-H
Purchased by:
Jefferson County Farm Bureau
Kentucky Livestock Marketing Association
PNC Bank
E & R Industries
Kentucky FFA Foundation
Farm Credit Services, Inc.
Monsanto
$12,000

GRAND CHAMPION LAMB
Exhibited by:
Donna Hancock
Pulaski County FFA
Purchased by:
Bluegrass Coca Cola
Arison Insurance Services
Ron & Lynn Carmicle
Hayward Spinks
Jane Cave
ACCO Feeds – Show Master
$14,250

RESERVE CHAMPION LAMB
Exhibited by:
Bryce Amburgey
Montgomery County 4-H
Purchased by:
Kentucky Lamb & Wool Producers
Pepsi Americas
Hilton Garden Inn – Louisville Airport & Sleep Inn
Kentucky Corn Growers
B.A.S.F.
Dairy Queen, Inc.
$12,000


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