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Grand Champion Lamb at OYE Sells for $20,000.

Mon, 22 Mar 2010 22:28:32 CDT

Grand Champion Lamb at OYE Sells for $20,000. The Grand Champion Lamb was led into the OYE Sale of Champions Sale Ring by his owner, Tyler Rhoades of the Indiahoma FFA Chapter. Rhoades walked out of the Sale Ring leading Bob the Lamb a few minutes later after earning a $20,000 payday for his lamb.

That premium was paid by Touchstone Electric- the State's Rural Electric Coops. The Natural Color Champion beat out 2,388 lambs that actually showed up for the 2010 show and was one of the heaviest champions ever in the market lamb division at 162 pounds.

The Reserve Grand Champion Lamb was shown and owned by Chelsea Head of the Waynoka FFA Chapter- her Crossbred lamb was even heavier at 174 pounds, which we understand was the heaviest for a Grand or Reserve Grand ever at the Oklahoma Youth Expo. Chelsea's lamb ended up with a premium of $15,000 in the sale, and was purchased by the Diamond Hats and the Daily Oklahoman.

The third best market lamb in the 2010 OYE, the Bronze Medallion lamb, was owned and shown by Holly Hurliman of the Cordell FFA, who was very impressive in how she graciously thanked all the buyers and supporters of young people who helped provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in premium money and scholarships to FFA and 4-H youth at this annual event. Holly's lamb sold for $$7,500 and was purchased by Central States Trailers.

Click here for all of our OYE pictures found on our Flickr page- including pictures from the Monday Sale of Champions.



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