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Oklahoma Youth Expo Celebrates 100th Birthday by Selling the Grand Champion Steer for $101,000

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:46:28 CDT

Oklahoma Youth Expo Celebrates 100th Birthday by Selling the Grand Champion Steer for $101,000 The 2015 Oklahoma Youth Expo Sale of Champions saw a record level of support as the show celebrated its centennial year of existence. Originally started in 1915 by the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce in 1915, the 100th annual renewal of a market animal show in Oklahoma City recorded $1.25 million dollars in premium sales for the 211 animals that were the cream of the crop in the four species shown during the course of the week leading up to the auction. Those dollars were on top of market value of the animals in this premium sale.

The Grand Champion Market Steer was sold at an all time record for the OYE at $101,000. The best steer of the 2015- the Champion Chianina Steer- show was shown by Gatlin Goodson of the Shattuck FFA Chapter. As has been the case in recent years- it was a collection of buyers that purchased the Grand Champion Steer of the 2015 show- the buyers of the steer from Gatlin Goodson included Bank of Western Oklahoma, J&L Services, LNC, the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Express Ranches and the family of Eddie Sims.

The Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer was shown by Ryan Callahan of the Oklahoma County 4-H Clubs. The Reserve easily brought a record price for the Reserve Steer of the Show- with a final bid offered of $51,000. The Buyer group included Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma, Express Employment, Mervyn Hackney, Tener's and the family of Eddie Sims. The Reserve Grand Champion Steer was the Champion Crossbred of the Show.

The Bronze Medallion Market Steer was brought into the ring by its owner, Baylor Bonham of Newcastle FFA- and it sold for $25,500. The buyer group on the Bronze Medallion included Farm Credit of Eastern Oklahoma, McAfee & Taft and Chain Ranch.

Click here for the full rundown of the top winners in the Market Steer Division of the 2015 OYE

Our Coverage of the 2015 Oklahoma Youth Expo is a service of ITC, 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. We also salute the title sponsor of the 2015 OYE, McDonalds- click here for the Oklahoma website for the Golden Arches.

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 2015 OYE can be found on the Blue Green Gazette page- available here. Our official 2015 OYE Album of Photos on FLICKR, found here,includes over 1,700 pictures that covers all ten days of what is considered to be the "World's Largest Junion Livestock Show.



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