11/20/17 – Sale of Champions Celebrates Youth Exhibitors at the North American International Livestock Exposition
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (November 20, 2017) —The North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) Sale of Champions raised $64,500 during a live auction Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
The Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion steers, hogs and lambs in the junior show division are auctioned off to the highest bidder during the auction. Ten percent of the sales are donated to charitable organizations. The remaining 90 percent of the proceeds are split, with 10 percent going to promote the expo and 80 percent given to the youth exhibitors.
More than $1.75 million has been raised through the auction to further promote youth involvement in agribusiness and fund charitable endeavors.
The 2017 NAILE Sale of Champions exhibitors, purchasers and sale prices are:
GRAND CHAMPION STEER – $16,500
Exhibited by: Mikala Grady, Grandview, TX
Purchased by: Kentucky Cattleman’s & Cox’s Shavings
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION STEER - $ 14,000
Exhibited by: Jesse Hoblyn, York, NE
Purchased by: Levy Restaurants, Agribusiness Industry Network and Farm Credit Mid-American
GRAND CHAMPION MARKET HOG - $10,000
Exhibited by: Kylie Barnard, Von Ormy, TX
Purchased by: Kentucky Pork Producers, Ehrler’s Ice Cream
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MARKET HOG - $7,500
Exhibited by: Lucia Abreu, St. Helena, CA
Purchased by: Farm Credit Mid-American, Louisville Ag Club
GRAND CHAMPION MARKET LAMB - $9,000
Exhibited by: Alexandra Raute, Carmel, IN
Purchased by: Feeders Supply, Top Bedding Richmond Quebec, Smith Creek
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MARKET LAMB - $7,500
Exhibited by: Sam Schmillen, Marcus, IA
Purchased by: Jefferson County Farm Bureau, Kentucky Aquaculture, Ruth’s Catering
Photos available upon request. For more information, visit https://www.livestockexpo.org.