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Ty Goss of Leedey FFA Tops 2017 OYE Purebred Gilt Show with Berkshire Champion Gilt

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 07:10:31 CST

Ty Goss of Leedey FFA Tops 2017 OYE Purebred Gilt Show with Berkshire Champion Gilt The 2017 Oklahoma Youth Expo has its first major species champion- the Supreme Champion Purebred Gilt as chosen by lead Purebred Gilt judge Andy Rash. After sorting through eight breeds and looking at all eight of those champions, Rash congratulated Ty Goss of the Leedey FFA Chapter who won top honors with his Champion Berkshire Gilt. The Berkshire Gilt will be the first of 55 purebred gilts that will sell on Wednesday evening at the Night of Stars OYE Gilt Sale- with the other half of the 110 gilts to be sold coming from Commercial Gilt sale that will conclude on Saturday afternoon.

Because of the success of the Night of Stars Gilt Sale that is held annually as a part of the Oklahoma Youth Expo- the OYE management decided to add an extra day to the breeding gilt show here in 2017, which means that the Purebred Gilt show became a day and a half- and the commercial breeding gilt show will also be a day and a half.

Day one of the breeding gilt show had the hog show ring active ahead of any of the other livestock species that are a part of the OYE- and a total of six breeds were paraded in front of the sift judge Doug Albright- who pushed the best of each class up the hill to the main ring where lead purebred gilt judge Andy Rash took over. Rash looked at the Berkshires, Chesters, Hampshires, Herefords, Spots and Yorkshires on Thursday- and then considered which animals are the top of each class in the Polands and Durocs on Friday- finishing with the selection of the Berkshire Champas the Purebred Supreme Champion.

Here are the top five placings of each breed shown that will be eligible to be in the Night of Stars sale:


Champion- Ty Goss, Leedey FFA
Reserve- Sophie Varner, Bristow FFA
3rd- Trever Stelzig, Lindsay FFA
4th- Cade Dean, Okemah FFA
5th- Charlie Lawson, Cushing FFA


Champion- Alexis Griswold, Payne County 4-H
Reserve- Katie Logsdon, Tecumseh FFA
3rd- Hudson Long, Dibble FFA
4th- Daisy Dale, Fort Gibson FFA
5th- Keren Batterson, Tecumseh FFA


Champion- Cash Crump, Wetumka FFA
Reserve- Grayson Hudson, Creek County 4-H
3rd- Clay Stoner, Rock Creek FFA
4th- Jaylee Buck, Creek County 4-H
5th- Kellar Gaskins, Depew FFA


Champion- Gage Milner, Duke FFA
Reserve- Keaten Adams, Leedey FFA
3rd- Kage Mcgahey, Ringling FFA
4th- Ashtyn Stenger, Carnegie FFA
5th- Ian Rose, Rock Creek FFA


Champion- Daniel Stanley, Hulbert FFA
Reserve- Maxis Herndon, Merritt FFA
3rd- Peyton Booth, Empire FFA
4th- Rhett Taylor, Okemah FFA
5th- Matti Kingfisher, Mayes County 4-H


Champion- Garrison Straka, El Reno FFA
Reserve- Macee McMahan, Pauls Valley FFA
3rd- Frankie Jo Bradshaw, Canadian County 4-H
4th- Macee Mcmahan, Pauls Valley FFA
5th- Avery Kahle, Blackwell FFA


Champion- Anna Franke, Covington-Douglas FFA
Reserve- Jaycee Cox, Spiro FFA
3rd- Stony Mitchell, Comanche FFA
4th- Elizabeth Schneider, Seiling FFA
5th- Kenzie Sellers, Marlow FFA


Champion- Rachel Rumsey, Prague FFA
Reserve- Adison Thompson, Noble FFA
3rd- Kyalie Stallings, Jones FFA
4th- Brittany Fields, Guthrie FFA
5th- Gavin Straka, El Reno FFA

The judges also picked fifteen additional Purebred gilts that will be eligible to sell this coming Wednesday evening- those young men and ladies include the following:

Jaycee Cox, Spiro FFA (Yorkshire)
Klole Nation, Sapulpa FFA (Berkshire)
Mackayla Bullinger, Sapulpa FFA (Spot)
Kyler Burns, Eufaula FFA (Berkshire)
London Dyer, Heavener FFA (Duroc)
Jadyn Lingo, El Reno FFA (Poland)
Josh Wroten, Sapulpa FFA (Berkshire)
Lexie Moody, Moss FFA ((Yorkshire)
Brenna Gann, Vanoss FFA (Yorkshire)
Rachelle Hatcher, Indianola FFA (Duroc)
Tucker Oliver, Velma Alma FFA (Duroc)
Tony Mason, Hartshorne FFA (Berkshire)
Madison Duncan, Creek County 4-H (Poland)
Ashton Keeter, Chattanooga FFA (Duroc)
William Jasper, Jones FFA (Berkshire)

Our Coverage of the 2017 Oklahoma Youth Expo is 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. We also salute the title sponsor of the 2017 OYE, McDonalds- click here for more information about how McDonalds sources USDA inspected beef from US ranchers- as well as the other responsibly grown food you enjoy under 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 2017 OYE can be found on the Blue Green Gazette page- available here. We will be adding pictures daily to our official 2017 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.

Click here for the complete schedule of all of the events at the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo.



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