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Monday at the OYE- Shyann McWhirter of Maysville FFA Wins Grand Championship Swine Showmanship- and Lots More

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:08:57 CDT

Monday at the OYE- Shyann McWhirter of Maysville FFA Wins Grand Championship Swine Showmanship- and Lots More

Monday was a busy day at the 2017 Oklahoma Youth Expo, as the breeding heifer show concluded, market barrows for the various breeds were checking in, the breeding ewe lamb show began and several showmanship competitions were held.

Our picture here is with the Grand Champion Swine Showman for the 2017 Oklahoma Youth Expo, Shyann McWhirter of the Maysville FFA- the Reserve Grand Champion Showmanship winner for swine was Jentry Squires of Kingfisher FFA.

In the Lamb Showmanship, a huge turnout for all three divisions was narrowed down to the Grand Champion Sheep Showman for 2017- Braden Burns of Kingfisher FFA was the top showman for 2017 while the Reserve Grand Champion Showmanship winner was from Mulhall Orlando- Joleigh Oldenburg.

During the course of the afternoon- Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays caught up with Tyler Norvell of OYE for a quick update of the day's activity- and what lies ahead- including the start of the barrow show, the Night of Stars Gilt Sale on Wednesday evening and how someone can still get in on supporting the youth of Oklahoma in the Friday Sale of Champions. Listen by clicking on the LISTEN BAR at the VERY BOTTOM of this story.

Speaking of the Night of Champions- click here for the sale order for the Wednesday night event that will draw buyers from several states to State Fair Park.

By the way- photos here in 2017 are going up onto our FLICKR website- Ron Hays, Carson Horn and our intern from this past fall, Kalee Horn, are taking the shots around the show. We have a link to the 2017 album below.

Our Coverage of the 2017 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 2017 OYE, McDonalds- click here for more information about how McDonalds sources USDA inspected beef from US ranchers- as well as the other responsibly grown food you enjoy under 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 2017 OYE can be found on the Blue Green Gazette page- available here. We will be adding pictures daily to our official 2017 OYE Album of Photos on FLICKR, found here.

For more information about the Oklahoma Youth Expo, click here for the home page of the OYE website.

Click here for the complete schedule of all of the events at the 2017 Oklahoma Youth Expo.


Ron Hays gets a Monday update from Tyler Norvell of the OYE
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