For Young Missouri Farmers, Hard Work Pays Off at State Fair

Missouri’s young farmers made records for sales of livestock at the state fair this year –and it was an opportunity for them to be rewarded for their hard work and to make money for youth in agriculture programs and scholarships.

Caleb Casebolt of Rogers Ranch in Princeton Missouri in Mercer County explains that since his steer won for best in class in the carcass show, he was able to sell it and it then goes on for further judging –

The Grand Champion Barrow was exhibited by Connor Keithley of Chillicothe and had a record-breaking final selling price of $44,573. This is the largest amount an exhibitor has ever received for their animal in the history of the Sale of Champions.