Kinney cleans up in market lamb show

An experienced exhibitor built upon a growing resume Wednesday with a pair of grand championships in market lamb competition at the Logan County Junior Fair. 

Grand champion Market lamb F Kinney

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Franklin Kinney earned grand championships in market lamb pen of two, as well as for the overall market lamb during Wednesday’s sheep show. 

For Franklin, 11, a middle school student at Indian Lake, it’s just his second year showing lambs, but he also has previous experience showing swine and cattle at the county fair. 

It was his first grand championship for market lambs, and Franklin drew upon his experiences showing other animals to help him through Wednesday’s final drive.

“It’s important not to get stressed, and to stay calm in there while you’re showing,” he said. “This lamb was a pretty difficult and stubborn project, but I’m glad I got to show and win with him.”

That grand champion market lamb comprised one half of Franklin’s pen of two project that also went on to claim a grand championship. 

“Pen of two can be even harder because you’re depending on two animals, as well as another person to show your lamb,” he said.

Read the full story in Thursday's Examiner.