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Annika Hamilton

We caught up with Ms. Annika Hamilton, exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market Lamb at the 2023 Indiana Stock . Learn a little more about Annika below!

Age: 15

Grade: 9th

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
I love this industry and have a immense passion for it, but I wouldn’t have reached the goals that I have without out My dad, Evan McClain, Hadley Broadwater, Lane Slaton, and my family. I’m so grateful for them pushing me to reach my goals, and their help and support.

Do you show any other species besides sheep? If so, what other species?
I also show goats

What’s your favorite show? and why?
NAILE.  Louisville is relaxed, and a great time to hang out and celebrate the show season with my favorite people. Showing on the green chips are the best way to end the season.

What do you do to celebrate after a big win?
We take everyone to a nice dinner.

What has showing livestock taught you?
Showing livestock has taught me to not give up on my goals and hard work will pay off.

What’s your biggest dream?
To win the Indiana State Fair market lamb show.

What’s your lambs name? and what made him/her so special?
My sheeps name is Floyd. From the time I saw him I always thought that he was made to win something big and he did just that. He is certainly one special boy.

Who do you look up to?
Evan McClain