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Cumberland lamb sells for $4,000 at State Fair

CUMBERLAND — A reserve champion lamb exhibited by Sarah-Jane French, of Cumberland, was recently purchased for $4,000 by Brandt and Land of Promise Farms at the State Fair of Virginia’s Youth Livestock Sale of Champions.

The sale raised $61,000 to support the State Fair Scholarship Program, according to a press release from the fair.

“The fair offers youth up to $70,000 each year in scholarship funds through 4-H, FFA and vocational competitions and specific equine, fine arts and horticulture competitions,” the release stated.

“About 300 youth livestock exhibitors participated in this year’s State Fair and we are proud to showcase their hard work and to invest in their futures,” said Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe, the fair’s executive director. “Raising and showing animals requires significant measures of responsibility and determination. It also nurtures an entrepreneurial spirit and the development of life skills.”

The State Fair is held each fall at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.