Missouri State Fair Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer announced

Friday, August 18, 2017

SEDALIA – Katelyn Gillum, daughter of Brad Gillum and Lori O’Reilly, is the exhibitor of the 2017 Grand Champion Market Steer at the Missouri State Fair. Katelyn is from Unionville, and is a member of the Putnam County FFA Chapter. Katelyn’s prize-winning Market Steer weighed 1,355 pounds.

The Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer honor went to Cole Murphy, of Houstonia. He is the son of Brent and DeEtta Murphy and is a member of the Kennedy 4-H Club. Cole’s Market Steer weighed 1,315 pounds.

On Aug. 19, both Katelyn and Cole will sell their Market Steers in two of 12 lots offered in the Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions. Proceeds from the annual sale benefit both the winning exhibitors and the Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture (YIA) Scholarship Program.

Many livestock exhibitors will work toward earning a place in the ring at the time-honored Sale of Champions Auction. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Steers, Barrows, Lambs, Meat Goats, Pens of Chickens and Pens of Rabbits will be featured in the auction, which will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall.

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