We caught up with Ms. Sayde Allen, exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market Lamb at the 2023 EYO. Learn a little more about Sayde below!
Age: I am 13 years old
Grade: I am in 8th grade and attend Canute Public School
How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
I stay focused by remembering my end goal. It takes a lot of determination, but in the end I know I gave it my all.
Do you show any other species besides sheep? If so, what other species?
I show sheep, and goats. I use to show pigs but passed that torch down to my younger sisters. I was to busy with sports and the other animals. You won’t catch me in the pig barn unless I’m being bribed by my sisters.
What’s your favorite show? and why?
OYE is my favorite show, I love the the grand drive. The way they present the awards, it’s exciting. If you haven’t been I recommend watching.
What do you do to celebrate after a big win?
We all go out to eat with my show family and friends. It’s always a entertaining time.
What has showing livestock taught you?
Showing livestock has taught me hard work and determination. I have learned lessons I apply to my everyday routine, and have met so many people. I know they will be in my life forever.
What’s your biggest dream?
My biggest dream is to show in a grand drive with my sisters in it.
What’s your lambs name? and what made him/her so special?
My lambs name is buckaroo; and he has quite the personality.
Who do you look up to?
I look up to my mom, she always sacrifices so much for me. From having my show outfit ready, to getting the hotel room, and washing my animals. She is always there. I do look up to my dad when it comes to feeding and show prep.