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The PED Poland Edition of the Oklahoma Youth Expo Recap for March 21st

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:52:57 CDT

The PED Poland Edition of the Oklahoma Youth Expo Recap for March 21st Lots to report in our recap of the Oklahoma Youth Expo on this Thursday morning, March 21st. The Night of Stars was our top story to lead with- but now it's the official word from State Vet Dr. Rod Hall about the discovery of PED at State Fair Park. (and we go back a couple of nights and feature a pic this morning of Senator James Lankford who participated in the Legislative and Celebrity Showmanship Contest)

Here's what he said in an email this morning:

"Please be aware that there has been a diagnosis of PED virus at the Oklahoma Youth Expo. Several pigs have become ill and we assume that most pigs that were at the show or are there now have been exposed.

"PED is not a human health risk. Pork products from exposed swine are safe for consumption when properly prepared. The disease causes a transient illness in feeder pigs and mature swine. In baby pigs it can cause up to 100% mortality. It is very contagious and can be transmitted easily on fomites.

"If you have clients, friends, or other stakeholders who have pigs please let them know that if they’ve been to OYE they should take extreme biosecurity measures to prevent introducing the disease into their pigs at home, especially if they have sows that have farrowed or are due to farrow.

"Please remain vigilant in looking for foreign animal diseases. It’s possible that diseases such as African Swine Fever or Classical Swine Fever could initially present with severe diarrhea that could be mistaken for PED. Most pigs older than 8 weeks of age recover from PED but do not recover from ASF and CSF. If you are aware of unusual cases of illness in swine please let us know."

Now- let's turn to the Night of Stars:

Records fell at the 2019 Oklahoma Youth Expo's Night of Stars Gilt Sale on Wednesday evening- 115 lots that came from the OYE Gilt shows at the front end of the Expo sold for $545,000- that smashes the previous record by a wide margin. (We had reported earlier that the last couple of years- the total for the sale was around $400,000)

And the HIGHEST selling Poland China Gilt ANYWHERE in breed history was sold in the middle of the evening. Lot 72, owned by Hadley Cooper of Amber-Pocasset FFA, was the fifth Poland gilt chosen for the sale- and she brought $40,000 for her owner. Foote Farms was the breeder of the gilt- the Pedigree shows a Nailed It X Voodoo lineage. Cooper's gilt was the highest selling Poland gilt anywhere and was easily the highest selling gilt in the history of the Night of Stars Gile Sale at the Oklahoma Youth Expo.

As has been the case in previous years- and especially this year- the bidders trumped the judges on the worth of more than one of the gilts picked for the sale. It re-enforces that if you are in the Gilt show in future years- if you get picked for the show- even towards the bottom- the right pedigree can earn you a very nice payday.

Now before the Hadley Cooper gilt stole the show- the Commercial Gilts had the high ground when it came to the most generous bids of the night- The Reserve Supreme Champion Commercial Gilt shown by Adison Thompson of Noble 4-H sold for $32,000 and two other Commercial Gilts sold in the twenties. Click here for our Wednesday evening report posted on our website.

It was actually the second day of showing on Wednesday in the Market Hog show at the 2019 Oklahoma Youth Expo- but for the other three species- yesterday was opening day for the competition in Steers, Market Lambs and Wether Goats.

From Day One- here were the four breeds shown over in the hog barn(we will get Day Two posted in the Blue Green Gazette later this morning)

Champ- Kaylee Holt, Shattuck FFA
Reserve- Hallie Herrell,Minco 4-H

Champ- Jaylee Buck, Kiefer 4-H
Reserve- Cade Waggle, Ft. Gibson FFA

Champ- Macy Goodson, Wilson (Carter County)
Reserve- Summer Prince, Garber FFA

Champ- Caroline Hahn, Leedey FFA
Reserve- Greyson Garrett, Geary FFA

Day one results for the Steers includes:

Champ- Sadie Wynne, Newcastle 4-H
Reserve- Samantha Graves, Washngton Co 4-H

Champ- Lane Smith, Amber Pocasset 4-H
Reserve- Finley Yocham, Sapulpa FFA

Maine Anjou
Champ- Seth Tucker, Lindsay FFA
Reserve- Duke Williams, Cherokee FFA

Champ- Cooper Cummins Hollis FFA
Reserve- Kaid Reininger, Newcastle FFA

AND for the Market Lambs:

Hair Sheep
Champ- Bridger Arrington, Mulhall-Orlando 4-H
Reserve- Callen Oldenburg, Mulhall-Orlando FFA

Champ- Alec Anderson, Ringwood FFA
Reserve- Sayde Allen, Beckham County 4-H

Champ- Jack Thomas, Beckham County 4-H
Reserve- Kiley Reece, Walters FFA

Champ- Myka Elliott, El Reno 4-H
Reserve- Kayla Venable, Alex FFA

White Faced Crossbred
Champ- Cade Charmasson, Hennessey 4-H
Reserve- Shelby Harland, Mustang FFA

Champ- Kailen Urban, Mountain View- Gotebo FFA
Reserve- Riley Scott, Central High FFA

Champ- Shaylie Fletcher, Walters 4-H
Reserve Lydia Straka, Yukon FFA

Showing continues today- and ALL of the Champions will be gathered for the GRAND DRIVE this evening at the State Fair Arena- Scholarships are handed out starting at 5:30 PM and the Grand Drive celebration follows- that timing assuming the Market Steer Show is done by then- it was a LONG day yesterday for the Steer Show as it was after 8 before things were concluded in the Big House.

YESTERDAY- we sat down and had a great visit with the Department Head of the Animal and Food Sciences Department at Oklahoma State- Dr. Clint Rusk- click or tap here to take a listen.

We have some audio on today's recap- click on the LISTEN BAR below to take a listen.

Our Coverage of the 2019 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 2019 OYE can be found on the Blue Green Gazette page- available here. We will be adding pictures daily to our official 2019 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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