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Saturday, March 14, 2020
OYE Expedited Edition
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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 me 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.
Click or tap here for our conversation with Tyler- PLUS a complete blow by blow plan for the "HURRY UP" version of the Oklahoma Youth Expo
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It's an all out to push to get the 2020 Breeding Heifers shown on Sunday- here's the part of the schedule that relates to first the heifers and then the steers:
SUNDAY March 15, 2020
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
The we turn to the Market Steers
MONDAY, MARCH 16
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
TUESDAY, MARCH 17
11:00am-12:00pmMarket Steer cards due at self-check-in - Super Barn Arena
12:00pm Market Steers must be in place
3:00 pm Sunglo Market Steer Show - State Fair Arena
Angus, Charolais, Chianina, Hereford, Limousin
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
8:00 am 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
Here's Cayden Cooper of Ft. Gibson FFA who showed the Supreme Champion Purebred Gilt on Saturday at the 2020 OYE- he had the Champion Duroc as he stepped into the ring for the Supreme Drive.
With the Gilts wrapped up on Saturday afternoon- it's time to get those barrows in place to start the next phase of the 2020 OYE Swine show
Here's the expedited schedule related to the piggys:
Sunday March 15
5:00am Gates Open
Barns open to all Market Barrows
Monday March 16
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
5:00pm MoorMan's ShowTec Market Barrow Show - Barn 6 Performance Arena
Tuesday March 17
8:00am MoorMan's ShowTec Market Barrow Show - Barn 6 Performance Arena
Chester White, Hampshire, Hereford, Poland China, Spotted
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
On Sunday afternoon- the Purebred Breeding Ewes will need to be in place as the show starts at 4 PM
Here's the Schedule for the Sheep for Sunday through Wednesday:
12:00pm All Purebred Breeding Ewes must be in place
2:00-2:00pm Check Purebred Breeding Ewe registration papers - Super Barn Arena
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
Monday- March 16-
8:00am MoorMan's ShowTec Commercial Breeding Ewe Show - Super Barn 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
On Tuesday- the move from breeding animals to market animals is made:
Tuesday March 17
8:00am MoorMan's ShowTec Market Lamb Show - State Fair Arena
Hair Sheep, Southdown, Shropshire, Dorset, White Faced Crossbred, Natural, & Hampshire
Then comes the final day of the show
Wednesday March 18
8:00 am MoorMan's ShowTec Market Lamb Show - State Fair Arena
Suffolk & Crossbred, Selection of Grand Champion Market Lamb
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It was a great couple of days for Jaycee Watkins of Allen FFA- as she was a winner in the Goat Showmanship Contest- and ended up showing both the Supreme Champion Breeding Doe and the Reserve Supreme Breeding Doe.
As that part of the Goat Show wound down on Saturday afternoon- market goats can be brought to the OKC Fairgrounds from now til Tuesday morning.
Here's the Schedule that relates to the Market Goats on Tuesday
11:00am All Market Goats 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
The Wednesday morning at 8 AM- the Farm Credit Market Goat show begins in the Super Barn Arena.
The expedited schedule means that the Night of Stars Gilt Sale of the very best gilts shown at the 2020 Oklahoma Youth Expo will happen about 24 hours earlier than first planned.
This year- the Night of Stars Gilt Sale will happen Tuesday evening at 8 PM- that instead of Wednesday evening.
We will have the link to the catalog of the sale available the first of the week- but there will be about 125 lots planned to be offered this year.
I talked to Blake Kennedy about the Night of Stars Gilt Sale on Saturday afternoon at the OYE as the shift in dates was being worked out-
Click here for our story with Blake about the 2020 Night of Stars coming to State Fair Park on Tuesday night at 8 PM- you can go and bid live or get online to bid as well.
Governor Kevin Stitt was at the 2020 Oklahoma Youth Expo on Saturday to watch his son show his Spot breeding gilt- and took a few moments to speak to the crowd gathered around the "top of the hill" show ring.
He told the crowd that he was excited for how great of a job that the junior livestock shows do in building life skills in the 4-H and FFA members that are a part of the show "family."
While the show is being expedited here in 2020- the Governor believes that the crowds that have gathered here have been safe- and will continue to be so as the event winds down two days early.
Click here for our conversation with Governor Kevin Stitt- on the sidelines of the Purebred Gilt Show at the 2020 Oklahoma Youth Expo.
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