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Excitement Builds as over 22,000 Entries Get Ready for the Oklahoma Youth Expo

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 17:22:04 CST

Excitement Builds as over 22,000 Entries Get Ready for the Oklahoma Youth Expo The stage is set for the 2020 Oklahoma Youth Expo coming up March 10th through the 20th at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. Kass Newell, Executive Vice President of this years Oklahoma Youth Expo says they are excited, "We're moving into the fairgrounds tomorrow and getting ready for all the exhibitors from all over the state for the Worlds largest junior livestock show."

7,100 Oklahoma exhibitors are entered to exhibit with just over 22,000 head of cattle, sheep, goats and swine at this year’s OYE.

“It always amazes me how much our Oklahoma families value raising their kids through showing livestock,” Newell said.

New this year is the addition of the Ag Mechanics contest, which provides 4-H and FFA members who may not wish to show livestock an opportunity to compete at OYE.

Total entries for the 2020 Oklahoma Youth Expo totalled 22,065 exhibits. A complete breakdown of entries follows:

Total Exhibitors: 7,100

Ag Mechanics: 102 entries

Breeding Gilts: 6,621 entries

Breeding Heifers: 1,765 entries

Breeding Ewes: 1,224 entries

Breeding Does: 1,396 entries

Market Barrows 6,730 entries

Market Steers: 827 entries

Market Wether Sheep: 2,048 entries

Market Wether Goats: 1,219 entries

The Oklahoma Youth Expo will take place March 10 – 20 at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. A full schedule can be found online at okyouthexpo.com.

To hear the complete interview with Kass Newall and Ron Hays click or tap on the listen bar below.

Our Coverage of the 2020 Oklahoma Youth Expo is once again a service of ITC Great Plains, Your Energy Superhighway- learn more about this high voltage, transmission only utility and their commitment to the communities they serve which is the cornerstone of their business-click here for their website.

Reports will be heard daily on great radio stations that cover Oklahoma and that are a part of the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network- on the internet- our reports of the 2020 OYE can be found on the Blue Green Gazette page- available here.

We will be adding pictures daily to our official 2020 OYE Album of Photos on FLICKR, found here.

For more information about the Oklahoma Youth Expo, click here for the home page of the OYE website.



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