Charlcey Vinyard knew she had a good lamb. She just didn’t know how good he was.
"It was very nerve-wracking,” said Vinyard, a member of the Altus FFA.
"I knew I had a good one. I hoped he had the ability to do this, but I had no clue.”
Vinyard’s grand champion lamb was the best of about 2,000 lamb entries at the Oklahoma Youth Expo, an event organizers say is the largest youth livestock show in the world.
More than 6,500 students competed in the 95th annual expo during the past week at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
The top steers, pigs, lambs and goats were auctioned Monday during the Sale of Champions.
Vinyard’s lamb sold for $22,000; the high school senior said she’ll use the money for college.
The biggest sale was Ky Stierwalt’s steer.
The 1,335-pound grand champion steer sold for $53,000, a record high sale for the Oklahoma Youth Expo auction.
Stierwalt is a member of the Leedey FFA.
The grand champion barrow, shown by Collin Listen of the El Reno FFA, collected $23,000.
The grand champion goat, shown by Mercedes Hardin a member of the Hennessey FFA, collected $8,000.
View a complete list of the animals sold at the Sale of Champions
A list of the top students and animals sold during the...