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Bailee Amstutz

We caught up with Ms. Bailee Amstutz, exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market Lamb and Grand Champion Ewe at the 2023 Ohio State Fair. Learn a little more about Bailee below!

Age: 18

Grade: Freshman in College

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
I try to stay focused by not forgetting that dream I’m chasing. Not everyday is just a perfect one in the industry there’s days we are tired, or days our sheep don’t want to cooperate, I have had to accept that and tell myself tomorrow is a new day

Do you show any other species besides sheep? If so, what other species?
I have shown a few goats but mainly sheep

What’s your favorite show? and why?
My most favorite show has to be the National Western Stock Show. There’s truly no other feeling than getting to show in the coliseum on the green carpet. The amount of opportunities that show gives an exhibitor is second to none.

What do you do to celebrate after a big win?
We like to go get a nice dinner somewhere, or simply just pizza at the barns.

What has showing livestock taught you?
Showing livestock has taught me that no dream is to big if you work hard.

What’s your biggest dream?
My biggest dream is to hopefully have my own herd someday!

What’s your lambs name? and what made him/her so special?
My sheeps name was Mullikin, not a day went by that he didn’t want to be a show sheep. He had the best attitude and personality. He was most definitely a barn favorite!

Who do you look up to?
I look up to so many people in different aspects of this industry, but the one I look up to the most is my dad.