Ohio State Fair Commercial Sheep Pen results

This year’s commercial pen of 5 contest had the largest group of lambs entered since its inception with 100 head of lambs from three different states. All lambs brought $2.01 per pound and were marketed through Ohio Kroger stores.

” This group of lambs would work for any market on any given day,” said Rick Reynolds, live evaluation judge.

The top five live placing lamb exhibitors were:

1. Dennis Clark — Troy, Ohio

2. David Burkhart — Alger, Ohio

3. Harvey Warrick — Adrian, Michigan

4. Dennis Clark — Troy, Ohio

5. The Ohio State University Beef and Sheep Centers — Columbus

From left to right are: Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen Katerine Wenner, Dennis Clark and granddaughter Molly, Dave Burkhart, and student employees of the Ohio State University Beef and Sheep Centers Penny Sparks, Colton Tom, and Aaron Lonis.

From left to right are: Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen Katerine Wenner, Dennis Clark and granddaughter Molly, Dave Burkhart, and student employees of the Ohio State University Beef and Sheep Centers Penny Sparks, Colton Tom, and Aaron Lonis.

The top five Carcass places were:

1. Dennis Clark — Troy, Ohio

2. The Ohio State University Beef & Sheep Centers — Columbus, Ohio

3. Dennis Clark — Troy, Ohio

4. David Burkhart — Alger, Ohio

5. The Ohio State University Beef & Sheep Centers -—Columbus, Ohio

A special thanks to the Kroger Company for the purchase of the lambs, Rick Reynolds for the live placing and evaluation and to Steve Moeller, Professor Ron Cramer and the staff of the OSU Meat laboratory for their data entry and collection.

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