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Evan Sims of Oklahoma County 4-H Wins Supreme Champion Purebred Beef Heifer With His Polled Hereford Champ

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:06:00 CDT

Evan Sims of Oklahoma County 4-H Wins Supreme Champion Purebred Beef Heifer With His Polled Hereford Champ Over 1200 beef heifers competed for scholarships and prize money at the 2017 Oklahoma Youth Expo- and a pair of young Oklahoma County 4-H members were the best of the best in the Purebred Supreme Heifer selection on Monday evening.

Evan Sims of Oklahoma County 4-H showed and owned the Champion Polled Hereford Heifer- and she was selected as the Supreme Champion Heifer at the end of the show- Evan and his Hereford are shown here. Sims received a $2,000 scholarship for winning the Polled Hereford show and a $1,000 scholarship for being Supreme Champion of the Purebred Show.

Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer was owned by Ryan Callahan- also a 4-H member from Oklahoma County- who had the Breed Champion Angus Heifer. Callahan also won a $2,000 scholarship for showing the best Angus heifer- and a $500 scholarship for having the Reserve Supreme Heifer. Both the Hereford and Angus shows were tremendous, with lots of entries of high quality females being pulled around the floor of State Fair Arena.

Here are the Purebred Breed Champions and Reserves on a breed by breed basis:

Breed Champion Angus Heifer: Ryan Callaham, Oklahoma Co. 4-H
Reserve Breed Champion Angus Heifer: Jarrett Birdwell, Kingfisher FFA
Third Overall Champion Angus Heifer: Rayli Cunningham, Laverne FFA

Breed Champion Beefmaster Heifer: Jayden Lingo, El Reno FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Beefmaster Heifer: Cayden Carpenter,

Breed Champion Brangus Heifer: Brook Langford, Elgin FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Brangus Heifer: Jacob Jones

Breed Champion Brahman Heifer: Camri Duncan, Talihina FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Brahman Heifer: J.D. Bell

Breed Champion Charolais Heifer: Kyla Walters, Elk City 4-H
Reserve Breed Champion Charolais Heifer: Braxton Filippo

Breed Champion Chianina Heifer: Wyatt Hancock, Oologah FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Chianina Heifer: Jake Paul Perryman, Warner FFA
Breed Champion Dexter Heifer: Kaylee Harvey, Sperry FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Dexter Heifer: Blake Farris

Breed Champion Gelbvieh Heifer: Brylee Thiel,
Reserve Breed Champion Gelbveih Heifer: Braxton Murray

Breed Champion Polled Hereford Heifer: Evan Sims, Ok Co. 4-H
Reserve Breed Champion Polled Hereford Heifer: Sam Taylor, Perkins
Third Overall Polled Hereford Heifer: Evan Sims, Ok Co. 4-H

Breed Champion Horned Hereford Heifer: Blaklee Hayes
Reserve Breed Champion Horned Hereford Heifer Brigham Kelley, Yukon 4-H

Breed Champion Limousin Heifer: Shelby Hubbard, Miami FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Limousin Heifer: Kylee Kelly

Breed Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer: Chancee Clark, Duke FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer: Ashlyn Kellam

Breed Champion Mini Hereford Heifer: Chloe Kelsey, Tecumseh FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Mini Hereford Heifer: Caitlyn Ramsey

Breed Champion Red Angus Heifer: Emma Holland, Ft. Gibson FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Red Angus Heifer: Allyn Goodson

Breed Champion Shorthorn Heifer: Darrel Thomas, Perry FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Shorthorn Heifer: Mitchell Hunter, Clinton FFA

Breed Champion Simmental Heifer: Bailey Carter, Sentinel FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Simmental Heifer: Larahmy Blakley, Rogers Co 4-H

Meanwhile in the Commercial Heifer Division- Braelyn Berlowitz had the Supreme Champion Influence Heifer for her Simmental Influence Heifer- winning a scholarship worth $1,500. The Reserve Supreme Influence Heifer was the Shorthorn- owned and shown by Brooklyn Bailey- earning a scholarship for $1,000.

The top Influence Heifers by breed included the following:

Breed Champion Percentage Charolais Heifer: Morgan Maloney

Breed Champion Lowline Heifer: Laramie Coffey
Reserve Breed Champion Lowline Heifer: Newt Hutchinson

Breed Champion Maintainer Heifer: William Hassenback, Elgin FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Maintainer Heifer: Parker Lockhart

Breed Champion Shorthorn Plus Heifer: Brooklyn Bailey
Reserve Breed Champion Shorthorn Plus Heifer: Parker Jacks

Breed Champion Simmental Influence Heifer:            Braelynn Berlowitz
Reserve Breed Champion Simmental Influence Heifer: Jhett Birdwell

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 2017 Oklahoma Youth Expo.



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