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Grand Champion at the State Fair

The newest Grand Champion Market Lamb exited the show ring Thursday afternoon like a lion. Braving the competition and wood shavings blown about as a storm front crossed over the fairgrounds Thursday afternoon, a 128-pound Hampshire lamb shown by Paige Dahmer of Nevada FFA became champion. She recounts her experience in the ring as the day’s sweltering heat gave way to the squall line.


Dahmer tells us more about her champion lamb, which she raised from an early age.


It’s Nevada’s first grand champion lamb in three years, and a repeat trip for the Dahmers to the Sale of Champions. Paige’s brother Payton had the reserve grand champion lamb in 2018. Paige says while their family is very competitive, the two have been supportive of each other.


Paige Dahmer’s lamb edged a 145-pound Hampshire exhibited by Reagan Rodgers of Savannah. Rodgers will make her third straight appearance in the Sale of Champions, having claimed Grand Champion honors the past two years.

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