MIAMI COUNTY — Covington High School senior Carly Shell got the grand champion handshake and was named the exhibitor of the Grand Champion Born and Raised market lamb on Tuesday.
The market lamb was raised by Dennis and Cheryl Clark with Clark Show Stock.
Shell also exhibits hogs at the Miami County Fair. Not one to shy away from competition, Shell shared how she wanted to add lambs to her fair show schedule mid-way through her 4-H years because of the quality of lambs and showman in the lamb barn show ring.
“The competition in the lamb barn is neat to see each year,” Shell said. “There are so many nice lambs in our county so it was an honor to win today.”
Shell said when the judge named her the winner,”it was pretty awesome.”
“I knew it was going to be close,” she said.
Shell is a member of the Frisky Critters 4-H Club.
Jacob Roeth, 9, of Troy, was tapped as the Reserve Grand Champion in the Born and Raised market lamb show. Roeth’s lamb was raised by Team Johnson Show Lambs.
Roeth also was the exhibitor of the Reserve Grand Champion Born and Raised market goat at the Miami County Fair. It is Roeth’s first year of 4-H. He is a member of the Elizabeth Township Livestock 4-H Club.