Grand Champion Market Steer Selected as Second Cattlemen's Congress Concludes- With a Promise of 2023Mon, 17 Jan 2022 05:33:07 CST
The return trip to Oklahoma City for one young exhibitor turned out to be just perfect. A year ago- Tristan Himes brought a great steer to Cattlemen's Congress and the judge declared there was only one better that day- meaning Tristan Himes had the Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer in the first ever Cattlemen's Congress. Fast forward to 2022- and Tristan returns to the second Cattlemen's Congress and this time- no one has a better steer than his Exotic Steer weighing 1392 pounds- Tristan Himes claims top money with his 2022 Grand Champion Market Steer in the final event of this year's Cattlemen's Congress. (Tristan is pictured being congratulated by Steer Judge Shane Bedwell)
Himes, who hails from Sterling City, Texas, takes home $25,000 for his day's work.
The Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer was shown on Saturday by Mason Grady of Grandview, Texas- earning $15,000 for the Reserve.
Third overall top steer was shown by Jade Stone of Stanton, Tx- Fourth best steer of the day was shown and owned by McKy Lambert of Midland, Tx and fifth overall best steer was also a Texas steer- shown by Austin Airhart of Wolfforth, Tx.
The Market Steer Show brings down the curtain on the 2022 Cattlemen's Congress- with no uncertainty about the future of the show as the 2023 dates are already on the books- January 1-14, 2023. A year ago, as the first Congress ended- there was no guarantee that there would be a second event. But as winter ended and spring rolled in the heartland- the major beef breeds all voted to have major national shows again at a second Congress- based on the positive feedback about the concept of a major cattle show run by cattle people, Oklahoma's welcome to those that came in from all across the US, the easy access on the Interstate highway system into the City and the tremendous venue that awaited exhibitors at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds and oh yes- free parking and no long waits to unload and pen your cattle- year two was a reality.
The numbers are being added up, but early indicators are that more cattle and cattle people were on the fairgrounds in early January of this year versus 2021- even with COVID still being a worry for some trying to get to the 2022 Cattlemen's Congress. The two dozen beef breeds and their National sales associated with many of the Open shows also had success stories that will be told in the days ahead. Most of the beef breeds also had very successful Junior shows during their respective runs in early January in OKC.
To learn more about the final stats on the 2022 Cattlemen's Congress- and to be up on the plans for 2023- check back with their website by clicking here on a regular basis.
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