Baylor Bonham Repeats at Tulsa With His Grand Champion Market Steer- $30,000 Tops Ringmasters Junior Livestock AuctionFri, 05 Oct 2018 06:12:36 CDT
It was his last time to show steers at the Tulsa State Fair- and Newcastle FFA member Baylor Bonham went out in style- he not only had the Champion Crossbred- but also the Reserve Champion Crossbred as selected by Steer Show judge Joel Cowley of Houston, Texas. Wednesday evening, Cowley had all the breed winners and Bonham's Crossbred brought back into the ring for him to sort things out and slap the rump of the Grand Champion- and after an extended time of eyeballing the Crossbred and the Charolais Champ- Cowley walked over to Baylor Bonham and congratulated him for his 2018 Grand Champion Market Steer.
Bonham is no stranger to how that feels- he also won a year ago in Tulsa as well as back in 2013 when he was a 4-Her. In fact, the Newcastle High School Senior told Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays in the nine years he has shown at Tulsa, he has had either the Grand Champion or Reserve Grand Champion five of the nine times. Bonham has also won at the Oklahoma Youth Expo, at the National Western in Denver and at the American Royal in Kansas City.
On Thursday evening- the first animal into the sale ring of the Tulsa State Fair Ringmasters Junior Livestock Auction was the Grand Champion Steer named Duke Duke- and Bonham had a big smile as the bidding matched that of a year ago- $30,000. The Steer was purchased by Oklahoma Farm Bureau and long time Tulsa State Fair Premium Sale supporter LC Neel.
You can listen to a conversation that Hays had with Bonham ahead of the sale- and a bit of the chant of the Grand Steer being sold by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.
As for the other Grand and Reserve Champions that led off the sale of 147 animals shown by 4-H and FFA members from all across the state- Here are the details:
Grand Champion Barrow- Jacie Cantrell, Ripley 4-H- $12,000- purchased by Paul Sizemore and Ringmasters
Grand Champion Lamb- Johnna Stottlemyre, Luther FFA- $12,000- purchased by J.B. Pump and Carroll Water Well Supply
Grand Champion Goat- Addy Schneberger, Carnegie 4-H- $10,000- purchased by J.B. Pump and Carroll Water Well Supply
Grand Champion Broilers- Landon Harmon, Perry FFA- $2,500- Purchased by Expo Serve
Reserve Grand Champion Steer- Abby Bell, Bristow FFA- $20,000- Cherokee Pride Construction
Reserve Grand Champion Barrow- Jordan Sheperd, Newcastle FFA- $8,500- AFR and Mabry Bank
Reserve Grand Champion Lamb- Bailey SImpson, Locust Grove FFA- $7,500- Cherokee Pride Construction and AFR
Reserve Grand Champion Goat- Isabella Davenport, Adair 4-H- $7,500- Oklahoma Ag Credit, Security Bank and Buford Ranch
Reserve Grand Champion Broilers- Noble County 4-H- $1,500- Expo Serve
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