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Chase Martin of Red Oak FFA Shows Supreme Champion Commercial Gilt at the 2018 OYE

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 22:16:40 CST

Chase Martin of Red Oak FFA Shows Supreme Champion Commercial Gilt at the 2018 OYE

Over 1,200 Commercial Gilts were shown Friday afternoon and into Saturday before judges Tim Marek from Iowa and Doug Albright of Michigan were able to choose their selection for the 2018 Commercial Gilt Champion of the 2018 Oklahoma Youth Expo. Chase Martin of the Red Oak FFA chapter had his gilt selected as the Supreme Champion Commericial Gilt- and his gilt will be the third one sold this coming Wednesday evening at the Night of Stars Gilt Sale- right after the Supreme and the Reserve Supreme Purebred Gilts will be sold.

The Reserve Supreme Commercial Gilt is owned and was shown by Rachel Rumsey of the Prague FFA.

Commercial Gilts selected as the third thru the tenth best of the entire Commercial Giltshow included the following 4-H and FFA members:

Third- Kacie Eshleman, Cherokee FFA

Fourth- Maddy Raskey, Webbers Falls 4-H

Fifth- Rachel Rumsey, Prague FFA

Sixth- Gavin Smith, Covington-Douglas FFA

Seventh- Ashton Keeter, Chattanooga FFA

Eighth-Joseph Young, Bristow FFA

Ninth- Rylan McPeak, Idabel 4-H

Tenth- Cameron Odell, Fort Gibson FFA

These animals will be sold as the 11th through 18th gilts sold in the Night of Stars offering- following the Breed Champions selected earlier.

A total of 115 gilts will be sold this coming Wednesday evening- and you can click on the PDF link at the bottom of this story to see the complete list of 115 purebred and commercial gilts that were the best of over 2,700 gilts shown at the 2018 OYE since Thursday.

One breeder can claim four of the 115 gilts that will be shown on Wednesday- Ottenwalter Showpigs of Colusa, California.

Our Coverage of the 2018 Oklahoma Youth Expo is once again 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.

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 2018 OYE can be found on the Blue Green Gazette page- available here. We will be adding pictures daily to our official 2018 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.




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