Oklahoma Farm Bureau once again was a major buyer at the 2002 Oklahoma Youth Expo premium sale March 18 in Oklahoma City.
The premium sale is the culmination of the world’s largest junior livestock show, awarding youthful exhibitors of the top animals premium money for their efforts with their livestock.
Prior to the sale’s first animal being auctioned, OFB President Steve Kouplen accepted the 2001 Volume Buyer Trophy from Gov. and Mrs. Frank Keating. The trophy recognized OFB for purchasing the most prize-winning animals at the 2001 auction.
"We welcome the opportunity to support our young people by purchasing their prize-winning animals," said Kouplen, president of the state’s largest general farm organization. "The young people who exhibited the top animals sacrificed and worked hard to succeed with their projects, and we hope our backing will encourage these outstanding young people."
The exhibitors of the prize-winning animals Farm Bureau purchased were:
Jarod Cole of El Reno for the grand champion barrow, which was a crossbreed. (Farm Bureau and Blue & Gold Sausage teamed up to buy this animal.)
Jerrod Arthur of Chickasha for the champion Maine-Anjou steer.
Jerod Dow of Waukomis for the champion Angus steer.
Clay Hooper of Mt. View-Gotebo for the champion Chester White barrow.
Kari Wendt of Kingfisher for the champion Dorset wether.
Ethan Heisler of Pawnee for the fourth place Simmental steer.
Daniel Standlee of Meeker for the fourth place Maine-Anjou steer.
Trey Gallaway of Mulhall-Orlando for the champion Gelbvieh heifer.
Dalton Nichols of Cleveland for the fifth place Hereford steer.
Morgan Scott of Newcastle for the fifth place Hampshire barrow.
Sarah Smith of Newcastle for the ninth place Hampshire barrow.
David Griffin of Indiahoma for the sixth place natural colored wether.
Blaire McNeil of Cushing for the seventh place Chianina steer.
Will Anderson of Empire for the tenth place Angus steer.
Lindsay Morrow of Morris for her champion Beefmaster heifer.
Maghan Mittelstaedt of El Reno for the 17th place crossbreed barrow.
Tanner Tipton of Newcastle for the 21st place crossbreed barrow.
Farm Bureau also rewarded the efforts of many other youngsters whose animals made the sale by paying add-on bonus money. The add-on money is an additional cash bonus on top of what the exhibitor received from the premium purchaser.
Add-on bonus money went to:
Jeremy Walker of Guthrie, Lindsey Abernathy of Altus, Richard Wedman of Yukon, Chase Glover of Lawton and Brody David of Mt. View-Gotebo.
Ryan Shields of Mt. View-Gotebo, Haley Rickner of Drumright, Tanner Pogue of Byng, Heath Rickner of Drumright and Jacob Reinschmiedt of Hennessey.
Carrie Jackson of Coweta, Clayton Smith of Elgin, Josh Rochell of Empire, Amber Anderson of Yukon and Megan Turner of Big Pasture.
Shane Bowman of Newcastle, Krystina Hollarn of Marlow, Weston Hoodenpyle of Walters, Brandon Douglas of Miami and Jeremy Cope of Tipton.
Breanna Duncan of Marlow, Julie Reinschmiedt of Hennessey, Blake Bechtel of Blackwell, Colby Smith of Carter and Amy Dalmont of Indianola.
Deanna Hughes of Mustang, Steele Musser of El Reno, Cole Mappes of Norman, Cassidy Pillow of Elgin, Kaylee Turner of Elgin and Korey Schenk of Chickasha,
Brianna Jett of Laverne, Colin Lowe of Chickasha, Lance Ryel of Weatherford, Terri Calverly of Sayre and Cody Mooter of Binger-Oney.
For more information:
Contact: Mike Nichols – Mike_Nichols@okfb.org