Baylor Bonham of Newcastle FFA Shows Grand Champion Market Steer at 2016 OYEFri, 18 Mar 2016 11:52:49 CDT
A large crowd gathered for the Thursday evening Oklahoma Youth Expo recognition of Scholarship winners and the Grand Champion Drive in the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City. Those who came saw seventy two 4-H and FFA members receive scholarships that total more than $180,000, while the participants in the four Grand Champion Drives jockeyed for the right to lead or drive one of the first four animals that will be auctioned in the Sale of Champions on Friday afternoon.
The Grand Champion Market Steer was the Champion Crossbred in the 2016 show- owned by Baylor Bonham of Newcastle FFA. While Baylor has won Grand Champion Market Steer titles before- including the 2013 Grand Champion Steer honors at the Tulsa State Fair- this is the first time he has won the Grand Championship at the Oklahoma Youth Expo.Baylor had the Bronze Medallion Steer last year at the 100th Anniversary Edition of the OYE.
The Reserve Grand Champion Steer belongs to Tommy Glover for the Champion Shorthorn that he brought into the Grand Drive. Glover had two chances at Grand Honors this year, owning both the Champion Shorthorn and the Champion Chianina Steer.
The Bronze Medallion Market Steer was the Reserve Crossbred Steer, being shown by Kennedy Vanzandt of Payne County 4-H.
The top three steers will sell as the first, fifth and ninth animals in the Sale of Champions Friday afternoon- Click here for the OYE Sale of Champions Catalog.
After the Grand Drive, Radio Oklahoma Network Farm Director Ron Hays talked with Steer Show Judge Shane Bedwell about what he was looking for in a top steer, if the show world matches up with giving today's consumer a great eating experience and his thoughts on the value of livestock shows to 4-H and FFA members. Click on the LISTEN BAR below to hear their conversation.
The complete list of Champions and Reserve Champions in the Market Steer Competition includes:
Champion Charolais: Chancee M. Clark, Sequoyah County 4-H
Reserve Champion Charolais: Tommy Glover, Comanche County 4-H
Champion Gelbvieh: Breydon Codding, Guthrie FFA
Reserve Champion Gelbvieh: Makayla Fuller, Lindsay FFA
Champion Hereford: Carrington Troyer, Adair FFA
Reserve Champion Hereford: Abby Bell, Bristow FFA
Champion Limousin: Braden Holt, Hobart FFA
Reserve Champion Limousin: Emily Morphew, Yale FFA
Champion Maine Anjou: Hayden Talieferro, Sterling FFA
Reserve Champion Maine Anjou: Raegan Klaassen, Hydro-Eakley FFA
Champion Saler: Emma Farmer, Fort Cobb-Broxton 4-H
Reserve Champion Saler: Brooklyn Beams, Yukon FFA
Champion Shorthorn: Tommy Glover, Comanche County 4-H
Reserve Champion Shorthorn: Kaleb Nowakowski, Harrah FFA
Champion Simmental: Bailey Hooper, Temple FFA
Reserve Champion Simmental: Daniel Wyatt Prentice, Johnston County 4-H
Champion Angus: Kayden Offolter, El Reno 4-H
Reserve Champion Angus: Tailor Fields, Cleveland FFA
Champion Chianina: Tommy Glover, Comanche County 4-H
Reserve Champion Chianina: Sage Schenk, Verden 4-H
Champion Crossbred: Baylor Bonham, Newcastle FFA
Reserve Champion Crossbred: Kennedy Vanzant, Payne County 4-H
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.
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