Champion lamb sells for $11,000

Published 12:58 pm Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Abigail Wilson, 11, of China Grove, demonstrated the grand champion junior market lamb at the state fair.

Powers Great American Midways bought the lamb for $11,000.

The junior livestock grand and reserve grand champion steers, barrows, lambs, goats and turkeys were auctioned in the Sale of Champions on Saturday at the N.C. State Fair. Bidders paid a total of $167,700 for the top animals, the highest auction total ever.

“The State Fair’s livestock shows highlight some of the best animals and brightest kids in North Carolina,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “The sponsors of this event recognize that our youth exhibitors are the future of agriculture in North Carolina, and I’m pleased to see them support scholarships and educational programs.”