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Oklahoma Youth Expo- Day Seven

Oklahoma Youth Expo- Day Seven Oklahoma Youth Expo

103th Annual
March 6-16

State Fair Park
Oklahoma City, Ok.

Monday, March 12

7:00am Sheep Office open to check Purebred Breeding Ewe registration papers

8:00am LNC Breeding Heifer Show
Ring 1: Charolais, Maine-Anjou, Commercial
Ring 2: Hereford, Red Angus, Shorthorn

Moorman's ShowTec OYE Swine Showmanship forms due online - OYE Show Office or showmanship.okyouthexpo.org

10:00am All Sheep must be in place

11:00am Purebred Breeding Ewe registration papers must be checked and cards due - Sheep Office
Moorman's ShowTec OYE Sheep Showmanship - Super Barn Arena
AFR Sheep Showmanship (Immediately following OYE Sheep Showmanship) - Super Barn Arena
Moorman's ShowTec Purebred Breeding Ewe Show (Immediately following AFR Sheep Showmanship) - Super Barn
Hair Sheep, Southdown, Shropshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Suffolk
Moorman's ShowTec Dorset Advantage Breeding Ewe Show - State Fair Arena

Noon Moorman's ShowTec OYE Swine Showmanship - Barn 6 Performance Arena
AFR Swine Showmanship (Immediately following OYE Swine Showmanship) - Barn 6 Performance Arena

2:00pm Commercial Ewe cards due at self-check-in - Super Barn Arena
NEW EVENT Skillathon - Barn 3 Sale Pavilion

3:00pm Market Barrows must be in place; Market Barrow cards due, except Crossbreds at self-check-in - Super Barn Arena

10:00pm All Breeding Heifers must be out of the barns
Gates open all night for Market Steers

Our Coverage of the 2018 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 2018 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 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 by clicking or tapping here.

For over a hundred years, the youth of the state of Oklahoma have come to Oklahoma City to compete with the best livestock their generation has to offer. In the 1920's and the 1930's the shows formal title was "The Oklahoma City Fat Stock Show." For nearly 60 years the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and the dedicated volunteer base of the Sirloin Club of Oklahoma managed the show

In 2001, the Junior Livestock Show was reorganized and renamed the Oklahoma Youth Expo.

The Expo is a program conducted by the Oklahoma Youth Expo (OYE), an Oklahoma-­based 501c(3) nonprofit in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry (ODAFF), Oklahoma State University, the Sirloin Club, the Southwest American Livestock Foundation, the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, and the State Fair of Oklahoma. Its mission is to provide a venue and program to display the finest quality market and breeding livestock in the country that facilitates agricultural production projects, and to fund higher education opportunities for hundreds of youth pursuing studies in agriculture. OYE's success is synonymous with and driven by the success of Oklahoma's rural prosperity, thriving agriculture economy, and education of future agriculture leaders.

Today, the Oklahoma Youth Expo is recognized as the largest youth event in the state of Oklahoma. The livestock show brings over 7,000 exhibitors along with their educators and families from all of Oklahoma's 77 counties. Over the course of the ten-day event, OYE has a $24 million impact on Oklahoma City.

For more information, click here for the home page of the OYE website.

Click here for the complete schedule of all of the events at the 2018 Oklahoma Youth Expo.

Call 405-235-0404 for the OYE office in Oklahoma City.



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