TIMONIUM, Md. — Monday evening, a variety of Maryland businesses came together to support 77 4-H and FFA members at the Maryland State Fair Youth Livestock Sale, grossing over $144,000. The Sale was the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work and competition by hundreds of 4-H and FFA youth.
The 77 4-H and FFA youth, between the ages of 8 and 18, who qualified to participate in the Sale, received proceeds raised from the sale of their livestock to invest in their education or a new livestock project. “This is an excellent opportunity for the youth. They have invested a lot of time and money in their livestock in order to prepare them for competition and auction,” said State Fair Director of Agriculture Programs Robert Fogle. “It teaches them responsibility for their animals, how to make wise management decisions, and provides the financial support and encouragement necessary to meet future goals.”
“We are grateful to Giant Food of Timonium,The Mill, Deggeller Attractions, Rippeon Equipment Co., and the many other community businesses and individuals who help support our 4-H/FFA youth’s efforts each year,” added Fogle.
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:
Kaylie Shelton of Frederick in Frederick County sold her 1306-pound Grand Champion Market Steer to Giant Food of Timonium for $14,366 ($11 per pound).
Malea Fullerton of Frostburg in Allegheny County (Garrett County 4-H Club) sold her 281-pound Grand Champion Market Hog to Bobcat of Frederick for $1,826.50 ($6.50 per pound).
Lilly Zimmerman of Oakland in Garrett County sold her 134-pound Grand Champion Market Lamb to GMS Mine Repair, Landons Library, Mettiki Coal, J.Gregory Law Firm, Germain HVAC, LLC, and Boal and Associates for $4,020 ($30 per pound).
Jared Parrish of Westminster in Carroll County sold her 107-pound Grand Champion Market Goat to Giant Food of Timonium for $2,000.
The Maryland State Fair Youth Livestock Sale located in the Cow Palace began with the Black Eyed Susan Dinner Social featuring lamb and smoked beef donated by local producers, among them Roseda Farm and Greenbrier Acres. The event provided the opportunity for buyers to meet the youth participating in the sale
–Edie Bernier, Maryland State Fair