Lincoln County Sale of Champions a success
Editor’s note: An incorrect version of this story was published in Wednesday’s edition. The version below is correct.
The Lincoln County Junior Livestock Association hosted its Sale of Champions Monday evening, brining in more than $22,000 for Lincoln County 4-H and FFA students.
The evening consisted of a steak dinner served by a local cooking team, a silent auction, an auction of more than 20 cakes and the sale of 20 livestock animals.
Rachel McDaniel, 17, of the Lincoln County T-Bone club presented her Hampshire lamb for auction as the Supreme Champion Market Lamb. McDaniel’s lamb sold for $1,550 to Terry and Libby StAmant.
“I was really surprised,” McDaniel said. “I’ve never had that good of a sale at this sale before.
McDaniel was also awarded a $1,000 4-H scholarship based on her leadership skills, attitude in and out of the show ring and her show performance. She will use her scholarship to attend Mississippi State University next fall as an animal dairy science major.
McDaniel will show lambs, goats and pigs at the upcoming Dixie National Livestock Show & Rodeo.
MSU 4-H/Youth extension agent Brandon Alberson said the community is the driving force behind the success of the 4-H and FFA programs in Lincoln County.
“We’ve got a great community here that comes out and just shows a lot of support for us,” Alberson said.
Alberson said the Sale of Champions provides a way to build the confidence of the Lincoln County 4-H and FFA students.
“They’re learning those life skills and they’re learning to get outside of their comfort zone,” Alberson said. “We’ve got a lot of kids here that are really shy, so this kind of brings them out a little bit. I know, personally, I was that shy 4-Her that if it wouldn’t have been for 4-H, I wouldn’t be where I am today, and I think I’m seeing that similar thing happening with our kids today.”
The following are the results from the Sale of Champions:
•Supreme Champion Market Steer shown by Will Watts sold for $4,100 to the Brookhaven Mill.
•Supreme Champion Market Lamb shown by Rachel McDaniel sold for $1,550 to Terry and Libby StAmant.
•Champion Lightweight Market Goat shown by Rosemary McDaniel sold for $650 to Farm Bureau.
•Crossbred Market Hog shown by Breelynn Cloy sold for $1,100 to Southern Ag Credit.
•Champion English & English Cross Market Steer shown by Whitney Watts sold for $3,700 to Farm Bureau and Smith Painting.
•Champion Lightweight Market Lamb shown by Kylie Cooper sold for $650 to Farm Bureau.
•Light Heavyweight Market Goat shown by Samuel McDaniel sold for $650 to Sanderson Farms, Trustmark and Susan Hyde.
•Duroc Market Goat shown by Jaylynn Cloy sold for $800 to Wand Seed Store.
•Champion Brahman & Brahman Cross Market Steer shown by Lauren Smith sold for $3,400 to Farm Bureau and Smith Painting.
•Reserve Champion Lightweight Market Goat shown by Zach Jenkins for $400 to S&S.
•Hampshire Market Hog shown by Wyatt Cooper sold for $750 to Southern Ag Credit.
•Light Heavyweight Market Goat shown by Tanner Robins sold for $300 to Magnolia Trace Farms.
•Crossbred Market Hog shown by Kristen Scroggs sold for $600 to Smith Painting.
•Middleweight Market Goat shown by Harrison Hux sold for $450 to Sasser Cattle Company.
•Heavyweight Market Goat shown by Braden Robbins sold for $400 to Cindy Hyde-Smith.
•Heavyweight Market Goat shown by Zach Douglas sold for $575 to Lincoln County Livestock Commission.
•Heavyweight Market Goat shown by Emily Douglas sold for $700 to Dickerson & Bowen Construction.
•Lightweight Market Goat shown by Brooke Lewis sold for $600 to KDMC Medical Center and Ross Jackson Plumbing.
•Heavyweight Market Goat shown by Justin Posey sold for $450 to Magnolia Trace Farms.
•Heavyweight Market Goat shown by Claire Posey sold for $575 to Terry and Libby StAmant.
In addition to the sale, Braxton Thompson and Rachel McDaniel were each awarded a $1,000 4-H scholarship.
The next Lincoln County Youth Livestock Association event will be the Southwest District Livestock & Dairy Show Jan. 31-Feb. 4.