At the OYE- Five Breed Champs Named at Day One of Purebred Breeding Gilt Show

With the crossbred breeding gilt show in the books for 2024 and the top seventy of the over 1,200 females selected for next week’s Night of Stars Gilt Sale- Thursday afternoon had the OYE team moving on to the Purebred show with five of the breeds parading before judges Travis Platt of Indiana and Brandon Ogle of Illinois.

Here are the top selections from over 500 purebred gilts shown on Thursday:

Champion- Layne Allen, Canute 4-H
Reserve- Madelyn Gray, Vanoss FFA
Third- Kylen Kamp, Laverne FFA

Champion- Gabby Todd, Porter 4-H
Reserve- Neely Pritchard, Weatherford 4-H
Third- Tucker Bloodworth, Dibble FFA

Champion- Hudson Long, Dibble FFA
Reserve- Layken Abbott, Yale 4-H
Third- Sydnee Prince, Garber FFA

Champion- Braxten Willis, Caney Valley FFA
Reserve- Devlynn Cartmell, Kremlin-Hillsdale FFA
Third- Connor Imhoff, Prague 4-H

Champion- Cason Catlin, Hinton FFA
Reserve- Macyn Olson, Oologah FFA
Third- Maci Childress, Fort Gibson 4-H

You can view the spreadsheet from OYE listing all of the purebred gilts actually shown and the class and breed winners by clicking here.

The MoorMan’s ShowTec Purebred Breeding Gilt Show continues Friday morning with the Berkshires, Hampshires, Spots and Yorkshires. Once those breeds are judged- the top animals from all nine breeds will be brought back to the “Top of the Hill” ring and the 2024 Supreme Purebred Breeding Gilt will be selected later on Friday. (Picture above is from the 2023 Purebred Gilt Supreme Drive)

Click here for the full schedule for the 2024 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 2024- available hereIf you want to look back to the 2023 OYE- click here for our pictures from last year’s event.

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