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Champion Berk Shown by Sadie Varner of Bristow Tops Night of Stars Gilt Sale at OYE- Commands $27,000

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 05:39:36 CDT

Champion Berk Shown by Sadie Varner of Bristow Tops Night of Stars Gilt Sale at OYE- Commands $27,000 The 2018 Night of Stars Breeding Gilt Sale was a standing only room affair at the Oklahoma Youth Expo on Wednesday evening- and there were people watching in from all across the country with the ability to big online for the first time ever for the annual sale of the top female hogs shown at the world's largest junior livestock show.

Blake Kennedy, who operates the annual Perfect Time Pig Sale each November, was involved with helping take the Night of Stars Sale online- increasing the potential number of buyers by bringing the sale to anyone across the United States that wanted to tune in, sign up and bid. Kennedy talked with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Farm Director Ron Hays just ahead of the sale- and his comments are a part of the overview of the sale that you can hear by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.

Topping the sale was the Champion Berkshire breeding gilt that was the Reserve Supreme Purebred Gilt- owned and shown by Sadie Varner of Bristow FFA. Sadie's gilt, nicknamed Polly, was bred by Decker Showpigs and brought $27,000. (pictured here is Sadie Varner with her sale topping gilt)

Rachel Rumsey of Prague FFA also had a great Night of Stars sale- as she had a pair of crossbred Commercial gilts that were bred by Hofschulte Genetics- and ended up bringing $16,000 and $20,000 respectively.

The Champion Spot gilt, owned by Grace Montgomery of Red Oak FFA, commanded a final sale bid of $17,000 while the gilt that led off the sale, the Supreme Champion Purebred Gilt- a Yorkshire owned by Adison Thompson of Noble 4-H, brought $11,000.

Our Coverage of the 2018 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 2018 OYE can be found on the Blue Green Gazette page- available here. We will be adding pictures daily to our official 2018 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.


Ron Hays offers an overview of the 2018 Night of Stars Sale at the Oklahoma Youth Expo
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