OYE Determination Puts Plan in Place to FInish 2020 Show Two Days Early- All Livestock to Have a Chance to ShowSat, 14 Mar 2020 16:58:52 CDT
The 2020 Oklahoma Youth Expo continues with breeding livestock being shown this weekend- but the timetable for the balance of the 2020 show has changed in response to the worries of coronavirus. President of the OYE, Tyler Norvell, told Radio Oklahoma Farm Director Ron Hays that "our top priority is for the safety of our exhbitors, their families and the many others in attendance at the 2020 OYE" and as a result of that concern- they have decided to end the 2020 Oklahoma Youth Expo on Wednesday evening instead of Friday evening.
Norvell says "we have decided to expedite the end of the Oklahma Youth Expo- we are going to get all the animals shown. All of our market animals will be shown." In order to end two days early- he adds " we plan to postpone the Premium Sale but those youth that are qualify for the Sale of Champions will get a Premium Sale check."
The first change takes place Sunday morning with the purebred breeding heifers to start showing at 8 AM in the Jim Norrick Arena- which has been empty the last couple of days with the State High School Basketball Championships being postponed. The plan is to finish the entire breeding heifer show on Sunday.
Market animals will start arriving later on Sunday and the schedule below shows what happens as those animals arrive.
You can listen to Hays and Tyler Norvell dicsuss this decision and how it is going to executred by clicking on the LISTEN BAR at the bottom of the story.
A huge amount of work has been done by the staff and volunteers in all four species of the OYE to develop this "hurry up" plan- here is the official statement and the plan for the next few days:
Due to the concerns regarding COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, the Oklahoma Youth Expo has chosen to expedite the remainder of the event. The Oklahoma Youth Expo continues to coordinate with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, local officials and the OKC Fairgrounds, and has chosen to speed up the conclusion of the Oklahoma Youth Expo to finish by the evening of Wednesday, March 18. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated with any additional information."
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
5:00pm Barns open to all Breeding Ewes, Market Goats, Market Lambs, & Market Barrows
6:00pm Wether Dam Breeding Doe Sale – Barn 3 Sales Pavilion
6:30pm OCA Futurity Heifer Sale - Barn 8
10:00pm All Breeding Gilts and Breeding Does must be out of the barns (with the exception of sale gilts)
SUNDAY, MARCH 15
5:00am Gates Open
Barns open to all Breeding Ewes, Market Lambs, Market Goats & Market Barrows
8:00am LNC Breeding Heifer Show - State Fair Arena
State Fair Arena Ring 1: Simmental, Simmental Influence, Charolais, Percentage Charolais, Chianina, Maine, MaineTainer
State Fair Arena Ring 2: Angus, Horned Hereford, Polled Hereford
Barn 3 Arena Ring 3: Red Angus, Percentage Red Angus, Limousin, Shorthorn, Shorthorn Plus
Supreme Heifer Drive will be immediately following the last class of the day
Order: Supreme Influence Heifer, Supreme Purebred Heifer, Supreme Bred and Owned Heifer
12:00pm All Purebred Breeding Ewes must be in place
12:00-2:00pm Check Purebred Breeding Ewe registration papers – Super Barn Arena
2:00pm-6pm AFR Achievement Test– Barn 3 Sales Pavilion
2:30pm-4pm Commercial Ewe cards due at self-check-in – Super Barn Arena
3:00pm All Commercial Ewes must be in place
4:00pm MoorMan’s ShowTec Purebred Breeding Ewe Show – Super Barn Arena
Hair Sheep, Southdown, Shropshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Suffolk
MoorMan’s ShowTec Dorset Advantage Breeding Ewe Show (Following Purebred Ewe Show) – Super Barn Arena
12:00am All Breeding Heifers must be out of the barns
GATES OPEN ALL NIGHT
MONDAY, MARCH 16
Barns open to all Market Lambs, Market Goats, Market Steers, & Market Barrows
8:00am MoorMan’s ShowTec Commercial Breeding Ewe Show – Super Barn Arena
8:30 am MoorMan’s ShowTec OYE Swine Showmanship check-in due – Swine Office Barn 6 Performance Arena
10:00am-12:00pmMarket Barrow cards due (except Crossbreds) at self-check-in – Super Barn Arena
11:00 am MoorMan’s ShowTec OYE Swine Showmanship – Barn 6 Performance Arena
AFR Swine Showmanship (Immediately following OYE Swine Showmanship) – Barn 6 Performance Arena
MoorMan’s ShowTec OYE Sheep Showmanship – Super Barn Arena (Or 30 minutes after Commercial Ewe Show)
AFR Sheep Showmanship (Immediately following OYE Sheep Showmanship) – Super Barn Arena
12:00pm Market Barrows must be in place (except crossbreds)
12:00pm Miniature Hereford Steers & Heifers in place & check-in - Barn 8
2:00pm Miniature Hereford Steer Show- Barn 3
Miniature Hereford Heifer Show (immediately following steers) – Barn 3
OCA Futurity Steer Show (immediately following Miniature Hereford heifers) - Barn 3
3:00pm All Market Lambs must be in place
4:00pm Market Lamb classification & weight cards due (or 30 mins following showmanship)- State Fair Arena
Hair Sheep, Southdown, Shropshire, Dorset, White Faced Crossbred, Natural, Hampshire, Suffolk, Black Faced Crossbred
5:00pm MoorMan’s ShowTec Market Barrow Show - Barn 6 Performance Arena
GATES OPEN ALL NIGHT
TUESDAY, MARCH 17
8:00am MoorMan’s ShowTec Market Barrow Show - Barn 6 Performance Arena
Chester White, Hampshire, Hereford, Poland China, Spotted
MoorMan’s ShowTec Market Lamb Show - State Fair Arena
Hair Sheep, Southdown, Shropshire, Dorset, White Faced Crossbred, Natural, & Hampshire
11:00am All Market Goats must be in place
11:00am-12:00pmMarket Steer cards due at self-check-in – Super Barn Arena
12:00pm Market Steers must be in place
12:30-2:00pm Market Goat cards due at self-check-in – Super Barn Arena
4:00 pm Farm Credit OYE Market Goat Showmanship - Super Barn Arena
AFR Goat Showmanship (Immediately following OYE Goat Showmanship) - Super Barn Arena
3:00-5:00pm Crossbred Market Barrow cards due at self-check-in – Super Barn Arena
3:00 pm Sunglo Market Steer Show - State Fair Arena
Angus, Charolais, Chianina, Hereford, Limousin,
5:00pm Crossbred Market Barrows must be in place
7:30pm Champions’ Tribute Ewe, Market Lamb, and Market Goat Show Back – Super Barn Arena
6:30pm OCA Futurity Steer Sale - Barn 8
8:00pm OYE Night of Stars Online Gilt Sale- Barn 3 Sales Pavilion
10:00pm Gates Close
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
7:00am Gates Open
8:00 am MoorMan’s ShowTec Market Barrow Show - Barn 6 Performance Arena
Crossbred, Selection of Grand Champion Market Hog
Farm Credit Market Goat Show - Super Barn Arena
All Divisions, Selection of Grand Champion Market Goat
MoorMan’s ShowTec Market Lamb Show - State Fair Arena
Suffolk & Crossbred, Selection of Grand Champion Market Lamb
Sunglo Market Steer Show - State Fair Arena
Maine-Anjou, Shorthorn, Simmental, AOB (Gelbvieh, Saler, and all other breeds not listed), Crossbred, Selection of Grand Champion Market Steer
12:00 am Thuesday All Livestock Out of the Barns
UPDATED MOVE-IN AND MOVE-OUT TIMES
All heifers must be out of the barns by midnight on Sunday, March 15.
Breeding Ewes must be in by Noon on Sunday, March 15.
Purebred Barrows must be in by Noon on Monday, March 16.
Crossbred Barrows must be in by 3 P.M. on Tuesday, March 17.
Wether Lambs must be in by 2 P.M. on Monday March 16.
Ewe Lambs must be in by Noon on Sunday, March 15.
Wether Goats must be in by 11 A.M. on Tuesday, March 17.
Steers must be in by Noon on Tuesday, March 17.
NIGHT OF STARS
The gilt sale has been moved to 8 P.M. Tuesday, March 17 online at cci.live
LEGISLATIVE AND CELEBRITY SHOWMANSHIP
The Legislative and Celebrity Showmanship has been cancelled for the 2020 Oklahoma Youth Expo and will not take place on Tuesday, March 17.
The Skillathon has been cancelled for the 2020 Oklahoma Youth Expo and will not take place on Monday, March 16.
The Grand Drive has been cancelled for the 2020 Oklahoma Youth Expo and will not take place Thursday, March 19th.
The Scholarship Presentation has been postponed for the 2020 Oklahoma Youth Expo. Scholarship recipients will still be awarded their 2020 OYE scholarships.
SALE OF CHAMPIONS
The Sale Of Champions event has been postponed. However, exhibitors will still be awarded their sale premium, which will be determined and updated at a later time.
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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.
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For more information about the Oklahoma Youth Expo, click here for the home page of the OYE website.
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