Grand Champion Lamb and Grand Champion Goat Owned by Same Exhibitor- Sell Back to Back for $25,000 TotalSun, 24 Mar 2013 07:24:46 CDT
The Sale of Champions helped conclude the market animal phase of the 2013 Oklahoma Youth Expo. For Tipton FFA member Destinee Johnson, it turned out to be a great payday, as her pair of Grand Champions sold for a total of $25,000.
The Grand Champion Market Lamb- the top Hampshire in the show- sold for $15,000 and was purchased by Central States Trailers- while her Grand Champion Market Goat sold for $10,000- being purchased by McDonalds and Farm Credit Associations of Oklahoma.
Meanwhile- the Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb was shown by Brock Hill of the Sapulpa FFA- his Suffolk sold for $10,000 while the Bronze Medallion Market Lamb, owned by Ashley Rhodes of Indiahoma FFA was sold for $5,000.
The Reserve Grand Champion Wether Goat was shown by Halie Schovanec of Garber FFA- Halie saw her Goat sell for $7,500 while the market goat chosen third overall for the entire show was owned by Emily Jackson of Hartshorne FFA- Emily's goat sold for $6,000.
Overall- the Sale of Champions saw 215 animals offered- and OYE Executive Director Tyler Norvell reports that the final sale total approached $850,000- the highest overall sale total ever for what is known as the "World's Largest Junior Livestock Show."
From Earlier in the week- here is the complete rundown on the 2013 Market Lamb and Wether Goat Show- notice the link below of the FLICKR page where you can see all of our pictures of the OYE to date- including photos of the Sale of Champions:
It was truly a night of Destinee Thursday evening at the 2013 Oklahoma Youth Expo- for the first time in history- one exhibitor won a pair of the Grand Champion trophies- Destinee Johnson from Tipton FFA pulled the trick off by winning both the Grand Champion Market Goat title as well as owning and showing the Grand Champion Market Lamb
You can hear a quick conversation that we had with Destinee by clicking on the LISTEN BAR at the bottom of this story- and learn more about Partick the Goat and Yoda the Lamb.
The Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb was shown by Brock Hill of the Sapulpa FFA Chapter- Brock was showing the Champion Suffolk. The Bronze Medallion Lamb was owned by Askley Rhodes- it was the Crossbred Champion for this young lady from Indiahoma FFA.
To see pictures of the Grand Champion selections- as well as all of the other photos we have taken to this point at the 2013 OYE, click here for our set of OYE pics on FLICKR.
Here is the full list of the Market Lamb Breed and Division Winners:
Champion Hair Sheep- Karissa Pfeiffer, Mulhall-Orlando FFA
Reserve Champion Hair Sheep-Pheobe Rogers, Am-Po 4-H
Champion Dorset- Cerissa Venable, Alex FFA
Reserve Champion- Hilton Hurliman, Cordell FFA
Champion Shropshire- Hailey High, Walters FFA
Reserve Champion Shropshire- Tate Covel, Lindsey 4-H
Champion Southdown Market Lamb
Brantlee Cox of the Morrison 4-H
Reserve Southdown Market Lamb
Hadie Testerman of the Harmon County 4-H
Speckle Faced Lamb
Champion Speckle Faced Market Lamb
Reserve Champion Speckle faced Market Lamb
Payton Harris of the Morrison FFA
Champion Natural- Claudia VanZant, Payne County 4-H
Reserve Champion Natural Market Lamb- Haley High of the Walters FFA
Champion Suffolk Market Lamb
Brock Hill of the Sapulpa FFA
Reserve Champion Suffolk Market Lamb
Bree Elliott of the El Reno FFA
Champion Hzmpshire Market Lamb
Destinee Johnson, Tipton FFA
Reserve Champion Hampshire Lamb
Beau Davis, Guthrie FFA
Crossbred Market Lamb
Champion Cross Market Lamb
Ashley Rhodes, Indiahoma FFA
Reserve Champion Market Lamb
Beau Davis, Guthrie FFA
The four division winners in the Market Goat showring included the following:
Champion Division 1- Haile Schovanec, Garber FFA
Reserve Champion Division 1- Nicole Lee, Newcastle
Champion Division 2- Ryley Lawson, Newcastle FFA
Reserve Champion Division 2- Bre Taylor, Shadduck FFA
Champion Division 3- Destinee Johnson, Tipton FFA
Reserve Champion Division 3- Duke Kelln, Fairview FFA
Champion Division 4- Emily Jackson, Hartshorne FFA
Reserve Champion Division 4- Brandon Schovanec- Garber FFA
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