The Grand Drive of the 2023 Oklahoma Youth Expo concluded on Thursday evening with the selection of the Grand Champion Market Steer. The top steer was selected by judge Parker Henley, the Oklahoma State University Livestock Judging Team Coach, after he had evaluated steers in ten breeds and the crossbreds.
The Grand Champion Market Steer for 2023 is the Champion Crossbred Steer- shown by Finley Yocham of Sapulpa 4-H
Reserve Grand Champion was the Chianina Champion- shown by Colby Kokojan of the Drummond FFA.
The Bronze Medallion(third place) Market Steer was the Chianina Reserve Champion- shown by Ruby Bell of the Bristow FFA.
Here are the Champions and Reserve Champions in the Market Steer Show:
Jace Parker Lone Grove 4-H
Chloe Sue McEntire- Cheyenne FFA
Colby Kokojan- Drummond FFA
Skyler Sturgeon- Hydro-Eakly 4-H
Haylee Taliaferro- Sterling FFA
Cutter Scasta- Madill 4-H
Sadie Wynne- Newcastle 4-H
Madilyn Norvell- Amber-Pocasset 4-H
Braedon Callis- Minco 4-H
Brylee Fuss- Twin Mounds 4-H
Finley Yocham- Sapulpa FFA
Reserve Champions Include
Reserve Champion Angus
Kaden Griffin- Pauls Valley FFA
Reserve Champion Charolais
Konner Shebester- Alex FFA
Reserve Champion Chianina
Ruby Bell -Bristow FFA
Reserve Champion Gelbvieh
Asher Pollan- Norman 4-H
Reserve Champion Hereford
Crew Cummins- Holis 4-H
Reserve Champion Limousin
Price Poe- Cherokee 4-H
Reserve Champion Maine
Hayden Taliaferro- Sterling FFA
Reserve Champion Shorthorn
Madison Shout- Piedmont FFA
Reserve Champion Simmental
Reign Scasta- Madill FFA
Reserve Champion AOB
Niki Keesee- Elmore City-Pernell FFA
Reserve Champion Crossbred
Kelton Arthur- Ripley 4-H
All of these Champions and Reserve Champions will be a part of Friday’s Sale 0f Champions at the Norick Arena at the OKC Fairgrounds- starting at 4 PM.
Click here for the full schedule for the 2023 OYE. The Oklahoma Farm Report team will be snapping pictures from start to finish- and you can see them as we add them to our Flickr album for 2023- available here. If you want to look back to the 2022 OYE- click here for our pictures from last year’s event.
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