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Baylor Bonham Wins Grand Champion Steer at the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo- and Tops Sale of Champions on Friday Afternoon

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 06:44:48 CDT

Baylor Bonham Wins Grand Champion Steer at the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo- and Tops Sale of Champions on Friday Afternoon After seventeen thousand entries and thousands of animals that were actually paraded or led in front of a world class judge, there are 211 animals that remain and will be groomed one more time to be led into a sale ring at the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo. These animals will not be offered to buyers outright- but those who bid are offering their support to that young 4-H or FFA member as a reward for excellence.

These 211 animals will make up the Premium Sale of Champions that officially concludes the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo, often called the World's Largest Junior Livestock Show. The sale order has been set and can be reviewed by clicking on the PDF file link at the bottom of this story- you can either open the PDF file or download it and save it onto your computer or smart phone. The show will be led off by the four Grand Champions that were selected on Thursday evening in the State Fair Arena by the judges who had worked in the market animal divisions of that species.

The very first animal to be sold shortly after 4:00 PM on Friday afternoon at State Fair Arena will be the Grand Champion Market Steer named Floyd. Floyd was the Champion Crossbred steer at the 2016 Show- his owner no stranger to the Premium Sale showring at this and at other major junior livestock shows around the United States. Baylor Bonham represents the Newcastle FFA and at the 2015 Oklahoma Youth Expo, he had the Reserve Champion Maine Anjou Market Steer that was a part of the 100th anniversary Show and Premium Sale of Champions. We talked to Baylor right after the selection of his steer as the best of show for 2016- you can hear our conversation with Baylor and with the demonstrative Floyd by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.

The second animal to sell will be the Grand Champion Market Barrow, owned and shown by Karli Schwerdtfeger from the Stratford 4-H clubs- Karli won the 2016 Barrow Show with her Champion Hampshire.

The third animal to sell on Friday afternoon will be the Grand Champion Market Lamb- which this year is the 2016 Crossbred Champion and owned and shown by Makensie Goggin of the Bethel 4-H Club. The Lamb will be followed by the Grand Champion Market Goat, which was the Division II Market Wether Goat Champ that was shown by his owner, Megan Greathouse of the Fort Gibson FFA.

More details of all of these shows will be available soon in the Blue Green Gazette found on the OklahomaFarmReport.Com website.

We are proud to once again have a lot of photos helping tell the story of the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo. Already posted are more than 2,000 photos from the 2016 OYE, spread out over the entire event- and you can check them out on our FLICKR page that is located here. Exhibitors and their families are welcome to download their favorite pictures from our 2016 OYE Flickr Album.

Our Coverage of the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo is a service of ITC Great Plains, Your Energy Superhighway- learn more about this high voltage, transmission only utility and their committment 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 2016 OYE, McDonalds- click here to learn more about how McDonalds is a leader in sustainability.



Ron Hays talks with Baylor Bonham and his Grand Champion Steer, Floyd, at the 2016 OYE
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