Another Fantastic OYE Sale of Champions Raising $1.5 Million

Ruby Bell-Bristow FFA with the Grand Champion Crossbred Steer
Listen as the Grand Champion Steer is Auctioned off

The 2024 OYE is in the record books- and the Sale of Champions provided a strong finish- the sale of 214 top market animals sold for $1.5 million- matching last year’s record!

Ruby Bell of the Bristow FFA Chapter saw her Grand Champion Steer Bring $105,000, about $3,000 higher than last year’s Grand Champion. Bell’s Steer was the Champion Crossbred at the 2024 Show, and Ruby was all smiles as they hit the sale ring! The Buyers Group Included: Express Ranches, LNC, BOWO, McAfee & Taft, Express Pros, & OK Ag Credit.

The Grand Champion Barrow, owned by Wade Richey, sold for $30,000 with his Hampshire. The buyer who bought the 2023 Grand Barrow is Westgate Marketplace.

Wade Richey from the Altus 4H Club with his Grand Champion Hampshire Barrow

Next up was the Grand Champion Market Lamb, which sold for $16,000, up $1000 from last year. Clay Randall of the Canute FFA Chapter owned it. Last year, Clay’s Older Brother Colt earned himself a ride in the limousine at OYE, so Clay said this year’s event was extra special. Buyers for Randalls Lamb were CSTK and the Oklahoma State Fair.

Clay Randall, Canute FFA, with his Grand Champion Blackface Crossbred Lamb

The Final Grand Champion, the Market Goat shown by Jase Sparks of Hartsthorne FFA, brought $20,000, up about $5,000 from last year’s total. This is the 20th year of the Goat Show at OYE. Buyers included McDonalds, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Mock Livestock Symposium, and Pfeiffer.

Jase Sparks, Hartsthrone FFA, with his Grand Champion Market Goat

Leading off the Reserve Grand Champions- the Reserve Grand Steer owned by Kelton Arthur of Ripley FFA brought $40,000- the buyers group included FC of Western OK,   Diamond Hats, BOWO, Express Oil, Hilliary Communications & Dillion and Chelsea.

Kelton Arthur, Ripley FFA with his Reserve Grand Champion Crossbred Steer

The Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow was shown Channing Goodson of Tecumseh FFA. The group that bought her barrow for $15,000 included Blue and Gold sausage, OK Pork Council & OYE.

Channing Goodson of the Tecumseh FH Showing her Reserve Grand Champion DarkCrossbred Barrow

Next up was the Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb. Hayz Wilson of the Mason 4-H Chapter, with his Blackface Crossbred, sold his lamb for $10,000. The Buyer Group Included Boot Barn and OAEC.

Hayz Wilson of the Mason 4H Chapter with his Reserve Grand Blackface Crossbred Lamb

Canute FFA’s Sayde Allen was next with her Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat. Sayde Has consistently shown a champion and made the sale for the past three years. Last year, she also had the Reserve lamb, which cost $10,000. In 2022, she had the Grand Champion Market Lamb and Grand Champion Market Goat This year, her Market Goat brought $10,000 and was bought by OSF and Bank of Western Oklahoma.

This brings up the Bronze Medallion Winners. First up was Landry Fuss of Cushing FFA with his Charlois Steer. This steer brought $15,000 and was bought by Express Oil.

Landry Fuss, Cushing FFA with his Bronze Medallion Charlois Steer

Next was Gavin Straka of the Yukon, FFA Chapter, with his Hampshire Barrow that sold for $10,000. The buyer group included Cavenders and the Generator Super Center.

Gavin Straka, Yukon FFA, with his Bronze Medallion Hampshire Barrow

Sayde Allen of Canute FFA was back again with her Bronze Medallion Hampshire Lamb. This year, her lamb brought $7500. This year, CSTK bought the winning Lamb.

Sayde Allen, Canute FFA, with her Bronze Medallion Hampshire Lamb

Wrapping up the Bronze Awards was Taylor Glover of Elgin FFA with her Market Goat, which brought $8,000 and was purchased by FCWOK, Pfeiffer, & Paxton Crew,

Taylor Glover, Elgin FFA, with the Bronze Medallion Market Goat

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 here. If you want to look back to the 2023 OYE- click here for our pictures from last year’s event.

Our coverage of the 2024 Oklahoma Youth Expo is sponsored by Hilliary Communications. More than 60 years ago, the Hilliary Family acquired a small telephone company in rural southwest Oklahoma. Now in its third generation, the company has grown from a single exchange with just 100 access lines covering 22 square miles to now serving more than 19,000 customers in 22 counties throughout Oklahoma & Texas.  The company also offers IP television service and internet speeds up to 1 Gig. Click here to learn more about Hilliary Communications.

Verified by MonsterInsights