Madison Hudgins of Mannford FFA Exhibits Grand Champion Market Steer at 2014 OYEFri, 21 Mar 2014 06:18:59 CDT
Of the thousands of market animals that were exhibited by their young 4-H and FFA owners this week at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, it all came down to the final handful of top animals that were in the hunt for the Grand Championship for their species. For the Market Steers- the best of best was shown by 17 year old Madison Hudgins of the Mannford FFA Chapter. Madison told us in comments that you can hear by clicking on the LISTEN BAR at the bottom of this story that this was only the second time she had "made the sale" at the Oklahoma Youth Expo. She says her steer's name is "KD" which stands for Kevin Durant- the star of the Oklahoma City Thunder. KD was the Champion Crossbred steer that won that part of the 2014 Market Steer show just hours earlier on Thursday.
The Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer was shown by Ryan Callahan of the Edmond 4-H club- his Reserve Grand was named the Champion Charolais steer earlier in the week.
Hudgins and Callahan will join about 200 other 4-H and FFA members who will be able to say "I made the sale" as they will help headline the Sale of Champions on Friday afternoon at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, beginning at 4 PM.
Pictures of all of the action over the course of the OYE thus far can be found in the photo set for the 2014 Oklahoma Youth Expo we have set up on FLICKR- Click here to go and check out our growing number of pictures in our 2014 collection.
The Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Multi Media Platform coverage of the Oklahoma Youth Expo is powered by Devon Energy- where commitment runs deep- and by the Title Sponsor of the 2014 OYE, McDonald's- I'm Loving It.
As far as the complete lineup of Market Steer breed and crossbred winners are concerned- here are the Champions that competed in the Grand Champion selection on Thursday:
Champion AOB: Micalea Carothers, Edmond, FFA
Champion Charolais: Ryan Callahan, Edmond 4-H
Champion Gelbvieh: McKenna Cargal, Blaire FFA
Champion Hereford: Caden Beckner, Altus FFA
Champion Limousin: Hunter Taliaferro, Sterling 4-H
Champion Maine Anjou: Alicia Maker, Coyle FFA
Champion Shorthorn: Kendal Frantz, Balko 4-H
Champion Simmental: Haven Davis, Cherokee FFA
Champion Angus: McKenna Cargal, Blaire FFA
Champion Chianina: Kammi Gregory, Cimarron FFA
Champion Crossbred: Madison Hudgins, Mannford FFA
The Reserve Champions in the Breeds and Crossbreds included:
Reserve Champion AOB: Dax Tyler, Muldrow FFA
Reserve Champion Charolais: Hannah Armitage, Dale 4-H
Champion Gelbvieh: Carli Newby, Lindsay FFA
Reserve Champion Hereford: Stran Denton, Ringwood 4-H
Reserve Champion Limousin: Kaylee Imke, Shattuck FFA
Reserve Champion Maine Anjou: Tori Denny, Chattanooga FFA
Reserve Champion Shorthorn: Lane Martin, Stratford FFA
Reserve Champion Simmental: Colby Kokojan, Drummond 4-H
Reserve Champion Angus: Jayci Hicks, El Reno FFA
Reserve Champion Chianina: Macy Starks, Cherokee FFA
Reserve Champion Crossbred: Macy Starks, Cherokee FFA
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