2020 Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions breaks six sale records

The Missouri State Fair Youth Livestock Show celebrated youth in agriculture on Saturday, Aug. 22. The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, breaking numerous records from previous sales, raising a total of $193,120 for Youth in Agriculture.

The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Austin Dorman of Wright City. Austin is the son of Joey and Tracy Dorman and is a member of the Wright City FFA Chapter. His 1,310-pound Crossbred steer sold for $15,000, and was purchased by the Hayden Freedom Foundation, Sedalia. Additional funds for the Grand Champion Steer were also contributed by Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters resulting in a total record-breaking sale value of $42,500.

The Grand Champion Barrow was exhibited by Payton Rodgers of Savannah. Payton is the daughter of Blaine and Melissa Rodgers and is a member of the Kodiak Kadettes 4-H Club. Her 289-pound Crossbred hog was purchased for $10,500 by a collective group of Edward Jones Associates from across Missouri and Illinois; Heimer & Associates, Inc. /Rodney Heimer, Quincy, IL; Heimer Hampshires/Jesse & Amy Heimer, Taylor; and Passion for Pigs Veterinary Services, LLC/Dr. Stephen Patterson, Shelbina. Additional funds were also contributed by Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters resulting in a total sale value of $17,810.

Reagan Rodgers, of Savannah, exhibited the Grand Champion Market Lamb.  Reagan is the daughter of Blaine and Melissa Rodgers and is a member of the Kodiak Kadettes 4-H Club. Her Hampshire lamb weighed 123 pounds and was purchased for $8,500 by CFM Insurance, Concordia; RIBUS, Inc./Steve Peirce, St. Louis; and the Edward Jones Associates, along with additional funds from Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters. The total sale value of the Grand Champion Lamb was $14,547.

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