Grand Champion Steer Tops Year Ago- Sells for $37,500 at the 2014 Tulsa Junior Livestock SaleFri, 03 Oct 2014 06:16:08 CDT
The grand finale of the Tulsa State Fair Junior Livestock Show is the Auction of the top animals of five different species. Leading off the sale, as is the tradition, was the Grand Champion Market Steer- shown by Lauren Bilderback of the El Reno FFA Chapter. You can listen to the sale of her steer in our audio overview of the sale by clicking on the LISTEN BAR at the bottom of this story.
The Steer fetched $37,500 for Lauren- and that cost was shared by L.C. Neel, McDonalds, American Farmers and Ranchers and Farm Credit of East Central Oklahoma. Neel is a long time supporter of the sale at the Tulsa State Fair- and has bought one or more of the top animals for decades. The $37,500 compares to the $35,000 paid for the top steer in both 2013 and 2012. Our picture here is of Lauren, L.C. Neel and the steer sharing a few words together after the auction was done.
The Reserve Grand Champion Steer was shown by the owner of the 2013 Grand Steer- Baylor Bonham of Newcastle FFA. Bonham saw his steer bring $20,000 on Thursday afternoon, with L.C. Neel joining with Murphy Brothers(the Carnival operator of the Fair) to buy the number two steer.
We have pictures of both Wednesday night and the McDonalds Night of Champions when the Grand Champion drive was held for four of the five species- as well as lots of photos from Thursday afternoon and the 2014 Tulsa State Fair Junior Livstock Show and Sale. Click here for our album set of pictures that we have on FLICKR.
Here is a rundown of the Grand and Reserve Champions and what they brought here in 2014:
Grand Champion Market Steer- Shown by Lauren Bilderback of El Reno FFA, sold for $37,500- the buyers were L.C. Neel, McDonalds, American Farmers and Ranchers and Farm Credit of East Central Oklahoma
Reserve Grand Steer- shown by Baylor Bonham of Newcastle FFA, sold for $20,000- the buyers were L.C. Neel and Murphy Brothers
Grand Champion Barrow- Shown by Delynna Beard of El Reno FFA, sold for $12,500- the buyers were the Oklahoma Pork Council, Oklahoma Farm Bureau and the Tulsa Ringmasters.
Reserve Grand Champion Barrow- Shown by Kolton Baber of Big Pasture FFA, sold for $8,500- the buyer was Willbro Engineering of Tulsa
Grand Champion Market Lamb- Shown by Emily Smith of Elk City FFA, sold for $12,000- the Buyer was Murphy Brothers- the amusement ride vendor for the Tulsa State Fair
Reserve Grand Champion Lamb- shown by Hunter Dugan of Tecumseh FFA, sold for $7,500- the buyers were Cherokee Pride Construction and the American Farmers and Ranchers
Grand Champion Market Goat- shown by Johnna Stottlemyre of Luther FFA, sold for $10,000- the buyers were Expo Serve and the Tulsa Ringmasters
Reserve Grand Champion Goat- shown by Bree taylor of Shattuck FFA, sold for $7,500- the buyers Murphy Brothers and Mark Andrus
Grand Champion Broiler Pen- shown by Landon Harmon of Perry FFA, sold for $5,000- the buyer was Murphy Brothers
Reserve Grand Champion Broiler Pen- shown by Maddie Pitts of Woods County 4-H, sold for $2,500- the buyer was Murphy Brothers.
To see the sale of the animals compared to 2013, click here for our report of the 2013 Tulsa State Fair Junior Livstock Auction.
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