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The Day After Edition- Our Final Oklahoma Youth Expo Recap on Saturday March 23rd

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:17:35 CDT

The Day After Edition- Our Final Oklahoma Youth Expo Recap on Saturday March 23rd

The 2019 Oklahoma Youth Expo is in the record books- while the 2019 Grand Champion Steer did not match the six figure price of the 2018 Steer(some unexpected money came in and pushed the 2018 Steer into record territory)- the other Grands were even with a year ago.

The Grand Champion Steer was shown by Cierra Collins of Tillman County 4-H- the second year in a row that the top Steer came from Tillman County- and brought $85,000. A consortium that included the Bank of Western Oklahoma, AFR, Livestock Nutrition Center, McAfee & Taft, Express Ranches, OKC Chamber, BancFirst, LNL Farm Supply, Frazier Bank and the Mavericks bought the Grand Steer, the first animal sold, as usual, in the Sale of Champions.

The Grand Champion Barrow was shown by Madilyn Norvell of Amber Pocasset 4-H- and he sold for $25,000- purchased by Westgate Market Place.

The Grand Champion Market Lamb was shown by Lydia Straka of Yukon FFA- who also had the Grand Champion Lamb two years ago in 2017- this year's lamb sold for $15,000 with the buyers including the State Fair of Oklahoma, CSTK Trailers and OAEC.

Finally- the Grand Champion Market Goat was led into the Sale Ring by Addyson Schneberger of Carnegie 4-H- it also commanded a final bid of $15,000 from the Diamond Hats and McDonalds.

The Resrve Grand Champions sold as follows:

Reserve Grand Steer- Sadie Wynne of Newcastle 4-H- sold for $30,000

Reserve Grand Barrow- Ty Goss of Leedey FFA- sold for $15,000

Reserve Grand Lamb- Kailen Urban of Mountain View Gotebo FFA- sold for $10,000

Reserve Grand Goat- Carson Maloney of Hooker FFA- sold for $10,000

Before we do a complete rundown of the Breed and Division Champions that were in the Grand Drive on Thursday and then in the Sale on Friday- a few other highlights:

Ten Academic All Staters Were Celebrated Thursday night as $300,000 worth of scholarship money was given to almost a hundred outstanding 4-H and FFA members- those ten all state honorees include:

Rio Bonham, Madill FFA

Peyton Burns, Kingfisher FFA

Bree Kisling, Chisholm FFA

Tanner Stevens, Yukon FFA

Caden Church, Sentinel FFA

Skye Tilley, Ripley FFA

Lauren Bilderback, El Reno FFA

Kaylee Holt, Shattuck FFA

Bree Taylor, Kingfisher FFA

Addison Spicer, Fairview FFA

On Thursday evening- several announcements were made:

Oklahoma Secretary of Ag Blayne Arthur anounced that OYE Board Member Jimmy Harrel of Leedey will be inducted into the Oklahoma Ag Hall of Fame in April- winning the Governor's Award for Agriculture for 2019.

The Chairman of the OYE Board, Bob Funk, announced in a video that the Oklahoma Youth Expo will be moving their offices from midtown Oklahoma City out to Reno on the south side of the State Fair Park property- a new building will house the OYE staff makiung it super convenient come each March.

The Kiss the Pig Competition was concluded on Thursday, with Rose Bonjour raising the most money for TEAM RUSTY- and she kissed a Berk Barrow with style! Over $11,000 was raised for Team Rusty during the Hog Shows- and it was announced by the Barrow Show judges, Nick and Neal Mauck, tha they would donate their honorariums to TEAM RUSTY- that was met with a large roar of approval. OSU Youth Livestock Specialist Rusty Gosz is battling cancer and has been a fixture in the swine barn at OYE for many years.


When you get all the way up to three people taking pictures during the week- I guess you can say we have had a Photo Team for the 2019 OYE- and I want to give a shout out to Stanley Gaffrey and Carson Horn for helping me snap picture after picture- when everything gets placed into our albums up on Flickr- we will have more than 2,000 photos for you to check out, download and utlize for your personal use. ALL FREE- and a part of what we do in serving you with complete coverage from the OYE- details on our sponsor is down lower- but ITC has sponsored our coverage of both the OYE and National FFA for the last several years- and we REALLY do appreciate them a whole lot. By the way- Stanley's first OYE was this year- he is a Senior at OSU studying Ag Communications and is from Delaware- and had an absoulte blast taking pics over the last week- and he did a great job capturing the excitement and emotion of this world class event.

If you want to take a look at our pics- we have the massive "everything" album for the 2019 OYE- and then we will end up with six smaller sub albums highlighting various aspects of the last ten days or so.

Click on the Name and you will jump over to thealbum you want to check out:

2019 Oklahoma Youth Expo (this is the everything album- two thousand plus)

2019 OYE Grand Drive

2019 OYE Scholarships Awards

2019 OYE Night of Stars Gilt Sale

2019 OYE Legislative and Celebrity Showmanship

2019 OYE Sale of Champions


Now- here are the Breed Champs and Reserves that were in the Grand Drives:


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

Chester White
Champ- Shytanna Bivvings, Fox FFA
Reserve- Trevor Franke, Covington Douglas FFA

Champ- Madilyn Norvel, Amber Pocasset 4-H
Reserve- Karli Schwerdtferger, Stratford FFA

Champ- Zeke Russell, Wapanucka FFA
Reserve- Trew Pool, Thomas Fay Custer

Champ- Camryn Harwood, Kellyville FFA
Reserve- Madilyn Norvell, Amber Pocasset 4-H

Champ- Ty Goss, Leedey FFA
Reserve- Garvin Straka, Yukon 4-H


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

Champ-Hadie Testerman, Harmon County 4-H
Reserve- Jackson Zorger, Duke 4-H

Champ- Katlin Adams, Amber Pocasset 4-H
Reserve- Aubrey Sturgeon, Burns Flat- Dill City 4-H

Champ- Cesar Ramierez, Necastle 4-H
Reserve- Austin Bow, Oklahoma County 4-H

Champ- Hayley Burggraf, Mannford FFA
Reserve- Kaelyn Kokojan, Waukomis 4-H

Champ- Cierra Collins, Tillman County 4-H
Reserve- Tristan Fields, Cleveland FFA

Champ- Timber Mefford, Tillman County 4-H
Reserve- Baylor Bonham, Newscastle FFA


Division One
Champ- Kolt Walker, Frederick FFA
Reserve- Morgan Rabehl, Adair FFA

Division Two
Champ- Baylor Pearson, Lookeba-Sickles 4-H
Reserve- Riley Scott, Central High FFA

Division Three
Champ- Kaitlyn Morgan, Newcastle 4-H
Reserve- Sadie Heap, Frederick FFA

Division Four-
Champ- Addyson Schneberger, Carnegie 4-H
Reserve- Carson Maloney, Hooker FFA


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

Champ- Jack Thomas, Beckham County 4-H
Reserve- Braden Burns, Kingfisher FFA

Champ- Lydia Straka, Yukon FFA
Reserve- Brantlee Cox, Morrison FFA

NOW- here are Grand Champions and Reserve Grand Champions for the Market Shows

Grand Champion Barrow owned by Madilyn Norvell of Amber-Pocasset 4-H (Hamp Champ)

Grand Champion Market Goat- shown by Addyson Schneberger of Carnegie 4-H (Division Four Champ)

Grand Champion Market Lamb shown by Lydia Straka of Yukon FFA (Crossbred Champ)

And Finally- Grand Champion Market Steer shown by Cierra Collins of Tillman County 4-H (Champion Chianina)

The Reserve Grands Include:

Barrow- Ty Goss of Leedey FFA (Crossbred Champ)

Goat- Carson Maloney, Hooker FFA (Division 4 Reserve)

Lamb- Kailen Urban, Mountain View-Gotebo FFA (Natural Champ)

Steer- Sadie Wynn, Newcastle 4-H (Hereford Champion)

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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