TIMONIUM, Md. — Last evening, a variety of businesses and individuals came together to support 70 Maryland youth who sold their projects at the Maryland State Fair Youth Livestock Sale grossing over $131,000. The traditional sale was held in the Cow Palace and livestreamed to offer the opportunity to purchase locally grown beef, pork, lamb, goat and/or poultry in person or online via cowbuyer.com
The 4-H/FFA youth, between the ages of 8 and 18, who qualified to participate in the sale, will receive the proceeds from the sale of their animal to invest for next year’s project or for their future educational endeavors. “The Maryland State Fair 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale was the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work and competition by 4-H/FFA youth. The youth invested a lot of time, work, and money in their projects in order to prepare them for competition and the sale,” said Maryland State Fair General Manager Andy Cashman. “Through the process, they learned responsibility for their animals and the ability to make wise management decisions.”
Following are the winning bids for the Grand Champion Market Steer, the Grand Champion Market Hog, the Grand Champion Market Lamb and the Grand Champion Market Goat:
GRAND CHAMPION STEER
Ella Jacobs of Frederick in Frederick County sold her 1390-pound Grand Champion Market Steer to Giant Food of Timonium for $15,290 ($11 per pound).
Aubry Knott of Mt. Airy in Frederick County sold her 279-pound Grand Champion Market Hog to Maryland Gleam Team and Trish Mills with Charis Realty Group for $3,487.50 ($12.50 per pound).
GRAND CHAMPION MARKET LAMB
Ava Stolburg of Tuscarora in Frederick County sold her 149-pound Grand Champion Market Lamb to Chesapeake Foods for $894 ($6 per pound).
GRAND CHAMPION MARKET GOAT
Alyssa Slimmer of Myersville in Frederick County sold her 94-pound Grand Champion Market Goat to Trish Mills with Charis Realty Group for $1,675.
–Edie Bernier, Maryland State Fair