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Lydia Straka of Yukon FFA Shows Grand Champion Market Lamb at 2017 OYE

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:54:51 CDT

Lydia Straka of Yukon FFA Shows Grand Champion Market Lamb at 2017 OYE

The 2017 Oklahoma Youth Expo provided market lamb judge Clay Weber with a lot of animals to eyeball, with over 1,200 shown during the two days in nine breeds and categories. On Thursday evening, Weber wrapped up his consideration of the market lambs by using the Champion Crossbred as his 2017 Grand Champion Market Lamb. That crossbred was shown by Lydia Straka of the Yukon FFA Chapter.

Straka is no stranger to the Grand Drive on Thursday night at the OYE. Her lamb was the bronzer Medalion lamb a year ago- and she had the Grand Champion Lamb at the 100th Anniversary edition of the OYE in 2015- garnering a $25,000 bid for her market lamb two years ago. In 2015- she was a member of the El Reno 4-H.

Reserve Grand Champion honors belong to Kamden Urban from the Mt. View- Gotebo FFA Chapter with his Natural Color Lamb. Third place- signified by a Bronze Medalion- went to the Reserve Crossbred shown by Katelyn Blevins of Hobart FFA.

A total of 46 market lambs will be in the Friday afternoon Sale of Champions. Click here to see the Sale of Champions Sale Order Catalog.

The 2017 Breed Champion Market Lamb Exhibitors include:

Champion Hair- Jaleigh Oldenburg, Mulhall- Orlando FFA
Champion Southdown-Colt Randall, Canute FFA
Champion Shropshire- Colt Randall, Canute FFA
Champion Dorset- Jack Thomas, Beckham County 4-H
Champion Speckleface- Jack Thomas, Beckham County 4-H
Champion Natural Color- Kamden Urgan, Mt View- Gotebo FFA
Champion Hampshire- Emily Smith, Elk City FFA
Champion Suffolk- Madelyn Scott,, Central High FFA
Champion Crossbred- Lydia Straka, Yukon FFA

Reserve Champions include:

Reserve Champion Hair- Jennifer Kennedy, Amber- Pocasset FFA
Reserve Champion Southdown- Teegan Hodgson, Tonkawa 4-H
Reserve Champion Shropshire- Ty Davis, Walters FFA
Reserve Champion Dorset- Dylan Simpson, Locust Grove 4-H
Reserve Champion Speckleface- Reagan Spiva, Riplyey FFA
Reserve Champion Natural Color- Dylan Wilson, Mason FFA
Reserve Champion Hampshire- Kamden Urban, Mt. View- Gotebo FFA
Reserve Champion Suffolk- Myka Elliott, El Reno FFA
Reserve Champion Crossbred- Katelyn Blevins, Hobart FFA

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.



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