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Bailee Amstutz

We caught up with Ms. Bailee Amstutz, exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market Lamb at the 2022 Ohio State Fair Open Show. Learn a little more about Bailee below!

School Attending & Grade: NORTH UNION High school – 12th grade

What was special or interesting about your lamb?
Beyonce was special to my family and I because we raised her. She always wanted to be a show sheep, and was fun to show all summer!

What was your favorite sheep in your barn this year?
I’m not sure if I have a favorite sheep in the barn this year. But there’s some that I definitely like more than others! Beyonce was a special sheep to have in the barn this summer!

How would you describe the moment you were selected as champion?
I was completely shook when Beyonce and I won. It was cool to watch a ewe lamb win a wether show.

Favorite thing to hear on showday?
My mom and dads last few words of encouragement before I step in the ring.

Favorite person you spent time with at the show…
There’s a lot of people I spend time with at shows, it’s so hard to pic favorites. My family is always by my side, and I can’t go to any show with out our show family!

Do you have any superstitions?
Not really.

What is your dream job?

Do livestock chiropractic work

We caught up with Ms. Bailee Amstutz, exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market Lamb at the 2020 Ohio Youth Livestock Expo. Learn a little more about Bailee below!

Age: 15

Hometown: Richwood, OH (North Union High School)

With the uncertainty of the show season, how did you stay focused?
It was for sure a challenge to stay focused over the past few months with all the cancellations of events. However, due to great people in our industry, we did have jackpots shows and the Ohio Youth Livestock Show to keep me focused. I knew, especially for the Ohio Youth Livestock Show, the Ohio showman would bring their best so I needed to keep the end goal in mind all summer.

What was something new you tried this year since you were able to be home more often than normal?
I changed my leg wool maintenance routines and had great results with the changes I made over the past few months.

What is your favorite show product to use?
My favorite go to product on show day is Sullivan’s Flare to get the extra pop and shine to the leg wool.

When I grow up I want to be….
A nutritionist for a feed company along with being involved in my families sheep operation.

Showing animals has helped me to develop……

I believe showing sheep and being involved in the livestock industry has allowed me to develop a strong work ethic. To be at the top of your game in the show ring and in life, it takes hard work and dedication even when their are challenges to over come.

What’s your favorite Barn Chore:
I enjoy the time rinsing and working leg hair on my show lambs along with lambing season.

Who is the person you look to for advice right before you go in the ring for that last minute pep talk or pointer:

My dad is the person I find inspiration in when it comes to those last minute details before I go in the ring.

Favorite Celebration Restaurant after a good day at the show:
My favorite celebration restaurant is Famous Dave’s in Denver. I have had the opportunity to have a couple of wins big wins at the National Wester Stock Show, and we have taken our whole crew for dinner after the show. I have some really great memories there with my show team.

Favorite Song or Singer:
Luke Comb is my favorite singer.