Sale of Champions

For the 2022 California State Fair, due to the lingering impacts of the COVID Pandemic we will not be holding a Sale of Champions. We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment to some, not only to our exhibitors, buyers and industry professionals who look forward to attending the Sale of Champions each year, but also to our agricultural community.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly and there were key concerns that have caused us to make this decision at this time. Rather than cancel our State-wide competition this summer, we will be paying higher premiums to the exhibitors of the Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion and the remaining two market animals. Exhibitors will still receive the traditional California State Fair regalia such as banners and buckles. Since this will not be a terminal show, winning exhibitors will be able to show their quality animals at other livestock events.

 

This year we will host a Livestock Awards Ceremony on Monday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 27 at the Tractor Supply Co. Big Barn.

Thank you to all the buyers and supporters who made the 2019 Sale of Champions a success!

2019 Sale of Champions Buyers and Add-Ons

2019 Sale of Champion Results

2019 Sale of Champion Auction Stats

Congratulations to our 2019 Grand Champions!

When using the Sale of Champion photos please credit the California State Fair.

Grand Champion Market Steer with Exhibitor and Judge

CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR GRAND CHAMPION MARKET STEER
Braden Wheeler, Santa Lucia 4-H

$17,350
Purchased by: Harris Ranch Beef Co. and additional support from Beef Boosters, Associated Feed, The DOLS, Redhouse Beef, and Pavletich Club Lambs

Grand Champion Market Lamb and Exhibitor with Judge

CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR GRAND CHAMPION MARKET LAMB
Hailey Albrecht, CORE Butte FFA

$15,600
Purchased by: R&R Durham and additional support from Estes Show Lambs, Fresno Madera Farm Credit

Grand Champion Market Barrow with Exhibitor and Judge

CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR GRAND CHAMPION MARKET BARROW
Baylee Grove, Middletown 4-H

$13,000
Purchased by: David Abreu Vineyard Management, Inc.

Grand Champion Market Goat with Exhibitor and Judge

CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR GRAND CHAMPION MARKET GOAT
Hailey Albrecht, CORE Butte FFA

$13,500
Purchased by: Walker Creek Ranch, LLC

Grand Champion Single Fryer with Exhibitor and Buyers

CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR GRAND CHAMPION SINGLE FRYER
Ajanae Phillips, Florin FFA

$4,000
Purchased by: Chaffin Orchards

Grand Champion Meat Pen with Exhibitors and Buyers

CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR GRAND CHAMPION RABBIT MEAT PEN
Robert Featherstone, Atascadero FFA

$2,600
Purchased by: The DOLS and additional support from Fresno Madera Farm Credit