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Dayton Mortvedt

We caught up with Mr. Dayton Mortvedt, exhibitor of the Grand Champion 4-H Market Lamb at the 2023 Iowa State Fair. Learn a little more about Dayton below!

Age: 13

Grade: 8th

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
Every time I walk into the barn I think about my long term and short term goals and what I can do that day to work closer to them.

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

What’s your favorite show? and why?
Arizona National, I like how laid back it is and enjoy the scenery.

What do you do to celebrate after a big win?
Have a good steak

What has showing livestock taught you?
Showing livestock has taught me how to set goals and that nothing but hard work can help me achieve them.

What’s your biggest dream?
To win Louisville someday

What’s your lambs name? and what made him/her so special?
He was the first one in our barn this year and he was always super chill.

Who do you look up to?
My Dad