February 15, 2004
Feb. 2004 -- The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Louisville shelled out $10,000 at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Ky, for the champion market wether from 15-year-old Kaylee Turner of Lawton, Okla.
The lamb was a Suffolk/Hampshire cross and weighed 152 pounds.
Kashen Urban from Roosevelt, Okla., sold the reserve market champion lamb for $8,000 to a group of area businesses during the Sale of Champions.
The lamb was a 148-pound Suffolk wether.
NAILE features nine livestock types in competition each year, including dairy cattle, llamas and alpacas, dairy goats and Boer goats, swine, beef cattle, quarter horses, draft horses and sheep. More than 22,000 livestock entries were registered at the 2003 expo, and nearly 255,000 people attended the huge event.