Macie Wolf, daughter of Gregg and Miranda Wolf, is the exhibitor of the 2019 Grand Champion Market Barrow at the Missouri State Fair. Wolf is from Reeds and is a member of the Avilla 4-H Club. Her prize-winning Crossbred market barrow weighed 262 pounds.
The Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow honor went to Mackenzie Mawson of Archie. She is the daughter of Rodney and Kay Mawson and is a member of the Archie FFA Chapter. Her Crossbred market barrow weighed 270 pounds.
On Aug. 17, both Wolf and Mawson will sell their market barrows 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 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 at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall.
Through the support of YIA sponsors and the Missouri State Fair Foundation, the Missouri State Fair is able to award scholarships each year to Missouri youth. Last year, forty $1,500 scholarships, one supreme $2,500 scholarship, sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere/Sydenstricker Genetics, and one $5,000 platinum scholarship offered by YIA supporters were awarded to youth across Missouri.