February 23 to March 4, 2023 Let the Good Times Grow!
February 23 to March 4, 2023 Let the Good Times Grow!

Market Lamb

Show / Contest Coordinator

Beckie Cantrell, 352-812-6784

2023 Winners

Grand ChampionCaleb Smith, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H

Reserve Grand ChampionAshley Estrada, Dunnellon High FFA

Edsel Rowan AwardAzariah Roberts, Ft. King Middle 4H



Premier ExhibitorReagan Barlow, Belleview Middle FFA

Class 1Madison Schade, Lucky Learners 4H

Class 2Rossie Bozeman, Stars & Stripes 4H 

Class 3Caleb Smith,  Belleview Bald Eagles 4H

Class 4Brynlee Sapp, Forest High FFA

Class 5 – Ashley Estrada, Dunnellon High FFA

Class 6 – Jolee Miller, Lucky Learners 4H

Class 7Caylee Draper,  Belleview Bald Eagles 4H

Record Book

JuniorEvan Knowles, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H

Intermediate – Reagan Barlow, Belleview Middle FFA

SeniorJaneece Accius,  Vanguard High FFA




Junior – Brynley Jelks, Stars & Stripes 4H

IntermediateCaylee Draper, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H

SeniorCaleb Smith, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H


Junior – Sadie Lee Graham, Lucky Learners 4H

IntermediateReagan Barlow, Belleview Middle FFA

Senior – Scarlett Earnest, Rowdy Rattlers 4H


2022’s Market Lamb Buyer List

2023’s Market Lamb Buyer List

2024 Printable Buyer Brochure

2024 Skill-a-thon Study Material

Charitable Sale Agreement

  • 2024 Project Start Date: October 7, 2023
  • 2024 Project End Date: February 22, 2024
  • 2024 Days on Feed: 138 Days
  • 2024 Market Price: $1.00
    • Actual resale prices vary!

Scholarships / Special Awards

Edsel Rowan Award

  • The Edsel Rowan Trophy, which has been presented at the Lamb Show since its inception in 1987, will again be presented by the Ocala/Marion Country Chamber of commerce to the Market Lamb Exhibitor whose Iamb has achieved the highest weight gain. This trophy was named in honor of long time Marion County Extension Agent, Edsel Rowan. Mr. Rowan’s career as an agent was filled with long hours, hard work, and a genuine desire to help the people of Marion County. He was known statewide for his expertise in the production of important Florida crops. He is credited for ensuring the establishment of the Thoroughbred Horse industry in Marion Country, his knowledge and assistance in developing pasture grasses suitable for horses in Florida’s climate. Mr. Rowan received many awards for his remarkable dedication to serving the agricultural industries in Florida. However, through all the years, his first love was the youth of Marion County. He loved to watch kids achieve and be recognized for their work. Upon his retirement in 1982, the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion and the Agricultural Center Complex was renamed the Rowan Agricultural Complex in honor of his 31 plus years of dedicated service.

Thank You Market Lamb Sponsors

ABC Body Shop
Belleview Animal Hosptial – in memory of Cali Erwin
Center State Bookkeeping
Conrad Tree Service
Deen’s Lawn & Landscape
Farm Credit
Herbert Counts Paving
Ivy on the Square
Magnolia Business District
Oak Haven Farm – Peter Van Note
Ocala Breeders Feed & Supply
Ocala Business Leaders
Ocala Equine Hospital
Ocala Metro CEP
PIP Printing
Sacred Silence Farm
Sherry Roberts
Showcase Properties
Sparr Building & Farm
Terri & Bobby Latner

Sponsorship Opportunities

You Can Help

SEYF is a non-profit, and is reliant on help from the community in the form of donations of money, services and time.  Click below to get involved and help us help the youth of Marion County.