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Ohio State Fair Ends With Records Set At Sale Of Champions

The Ohio State Fair ended its 12-day run Sunday with the annual sale of champion cheese and livestock raised by kids throughout Ohio.

At the end of the Sale of Champions, Fair director Virgil Strickler was pretty pleased.  “I know we did break a few records, so I’m very proud of that. Can’t thank the buyers enough.”

Two records were set – $26,000 for the top Swiss cheese and $16,000 for Grand Champion market turkey. Buyers including grocery store chains, agriculture groups, farm equipment, supplies and services companies paid a total of $269,500 for the livestock.

You can see the full broadcast of the Sale of Champions here on the Ohio Channel's website.

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Auctioneers talk to bidders during Sale of Champions.
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Auctioneers talk to bidders during Sale of Champions.
Kylee Johnson of Wayne County waits to show her Grand Champion Market Lamb.
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Kylee Johnson of Wayne County waits to show her Grand Champion Market Lamb.
Caden Jones of Allen County Reserve walks his Grand Champion Market Steer to the arena for the Sale of Champions.
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Caden Jones of Allen County Reserve walks his Grand Champion Market Steer to the arena for the Sale of Champions.
State Fair Director Virgil Strickler (in hat) greets an attendee at the Sale of Champions.
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State Fair Director Virgil Strickler (in hat) greets an attendee at the Sale of Champions.