Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211


Agricultural News

Nationally Known Livestock Judge Raves About Numbers and Quality of Animals and Kids at OYE

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 06:22:02 CDT

Nationally Known Livestock Judge Raves About Numbers and Quality of Animals and Kids at OYE Overall livestock entry numbers are up, across all species in 2015 versus 2014 at the 100th Anniversary edition of the Oklahoma Youth Expo. Based on actual purebred and commercial gilt numbers of animals that showed up versus those that were entered, the judges that will be looking at the market hog show this coming week could well see approximately 3,000 hogs in 2015. There were 1,190 purebred gilts judged this past Friday- and 1,160 commercial crossbred gilts judged on Saturday- and the quality of those animals was tremendous. The high end of those animals have been selected for the Breeding Gilt Sale that will be held Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM.

Farm Director Ron Hays talked with Purebred Judge Mark Hoge at a break between judging breeds on Friday. Dr. Hoge is an Associate Professor at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois- and judges livestock shows across the nation. He raved about both the quality of the gilts he was seeing, about the kids showing them and the incredible numbers of hogs that were a part of the 2015 Oklahoma Youth Expo. Dr. Hoge told Hays "The pigs that are exhibited here at OYE are absolutely incredible- very, very close decisions, but probably more impressive here are the number of young people that are here that have their projects impeccably presented and ready for the show ring."

On the numbers that were entered for the 2015 event- Hoge says "this will be the largest hog show- probably- in the history of the US."

Hays also asked him about the kind of pig he was looking for as he sorted through the huge numbers of breeding gilts at the event and what he believes is the value of a show like this to the young people that participate. You can hear the conversation that Ron had with Dr. Hoge by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.

Our Coverage of the 2015 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 2015 OYE, McDonalds- click here for the Oklahoma website for 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 2015 OYE can be found on the Blue Green Gazette page- available here. We will be adding pictures daily to our official 2015 OYE Album of Photos on FLICKR, found here.


Ron Hays talks with Purebred Gilt Judge Dr Mark Hoge at 2015 OYE
right-click to download mp3


WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Oklahoma Youth Expo Sale of Champions Sale Order Available Here- Sale Set for 4 PM Friday  Fri, 17 Mar 2023 04:50:54 CDT
  • Rural Voters Dominated Vote to Defeat Recreational Marijuana March 7th  Fri, 10 Mar 2023 07:13:05 CST
  • Ron Hays Talks to Israeli Ag Tour Guide Colin Lotzof About the Miraclel of Ag in Israel  Wed, 22 Feb 2023 22:11:04 CST
  • OALP Members Experience First Hand View of Cutting Edge Drip Irrigation Technology as Israel Travel Ends  Wed, 22 Feb 2023 10:51:49 CST
  • OALP Members Get First Hand View of Cutting Edge Drip Irrigation Technology as Israel Travel Ends  Wed, 22 Feb 2023 10:50:10 CST
  • Oklahoma Ag Leadership Program Sees Fruit, Beef and Dairy Production North of the Sea of Galilee in Israel  Mon, 20 Feb 2023 21:56:02 CST
  • Oklahoma Ag Leadership Program Sees Diverse Farm Operations in Jordan River Valley of Israel  Sun, 19 Feb 2023 21:17:30 CST
  • Israeli Tour Guide Mark Kedem Talks About The Cultural Aspects of What Class XX of OALP is Experiencing   Sat, 18 Feb 2023 22:17:23 CST

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2023 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.