After months of preparation and days of competition, dedicated Junior Fair livestock exhibitors will take their spot on stage during the 2013 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions Livestock Auction tomorrow. The sale will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 2 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center.
This year’s sale will include 11 champions from 16 youth: Grand and Reserve Champion Market Beef, Grand and Reserve Champion Market Barrow, Grand and Reserve Champion Market Lamb, Grand and Reserve Champion Meat Chickens, Grand Champion Market Goat, Grand Champion Market Turkey and Grand Champion Swiss Cheese (representing the six dairy champions).
A high point of the Junior Fair program, the sale, established in 1968, showcases the animals that are selected as the premium entry in their species. Just as important as the exhibitors are the devoted supporters who attend the sale to purchase these animals and donate generously to the Youth Reserve Program. In 2012, an especially kind group of supporters set the record for the largest total amount in the sale’s history – $329,550, with $249,550 going to the Youth Reserve Program.
Since 1995, the Ohio State Fair has placed caps on the amounts exhibitors can earn from their exhibits’ sales. Money exceeding the cap amounts is distributed to reward other youth exhibitors through the Youth Reserve Program. The program allots funds for scholarships, the outstanding market exhibitor Program, FFA, 4-H, skillathons, outstanding breeding exhibitor program, showmanship and other Fair competition winners.
The bill for the 2013 Sale of Champions is as follows:
Grand Champion Market Beef
Brooke Egbert, Auglaize County
Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef
Madison Clark, Miami County
Grand Champion Market Barrow
Sidni Harris, Hocking County
Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow
Adam McCoy, Fayette County
Grand Champion Market Lamb
Exhibited by: Collin Gump, Miami County
Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb
Exhibited by: Delanie Wiseman, Madison County
Grand Champion Meat Chickens
Exhibited by: Hayden Johnson, Jefferson County
Reserve Grand Champion Meat Chickens
Exhibited by: Cole Krawczyk, Union County
Grand Champion Market Goat
Exhibited by: Michaela Ambos, Shelby County
Grand Champion Market Turkey
Kaci Carter, Harrison County
Grand Champion Swiss Cheese exhibited by Guggisberg Cheese Co., representing the six dairy champions.
Grand Champion Aryshire, Lane Greiwe, Shelby County
Grand Champion Brown Swiss, Keaton Topp, Shelby County
Grand Champion Guernsey, Marshall Overholt, Holmes County
Grand Champion Holstein, Keaton Topp, Shelby County
Grand Champion Jersey, Trevor Greiwe, Logan County
Grand Champion Milking Shorthorn, Jacob Baker, Columbiana County
Week 1 – Exhibited by: Tanner Topp, Wayne County
Week 2 – Exhibited by: Megan Cornish, Huron County
The Ohio State Fair will offer multiple viewing options for those who cannot attend the Sale. In addition to being broadcast live on the Ohio Channel statewide, the event will stream live online at ohiochannel.org and on Ohio Ag Net at ocj.com. The Ohio Channel is broadcast on WVIZ in Akron and Cleveland, WOUB in Athens, WCET in Cincinnati, WOSU in Columbus, WPTD in Dayton and WGTE in Toledo. A complete channel list is available at ohiochannel.org.
Any station that wants to pick up the broadcast is invited to do so using the following information:
Satellite: GALAXY 17,
Transponder K15 Slot A9 (9MHz)
Galaxy 17 is located at 91 degrees west longitude
Transponder K15 Slot A9 is received horizontally at 11986.5 MHz
SYMBOL RATE: 6.1113
Video will be 16×9/anamorphic, standard definition, clean
Event begins at 2 pm ET on 8/4/13
Satellite reserved 1:30 – 5 pm ET
Don’t miss the Sale of Champions this Sunday, Aug. 4 at 2 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center!