Oklahoma Youth Expo winners take top honors

BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Modified: March 25, 2009 at 9:05 am •  Published: March 24, 2009
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photo - Charlcey Vinyard poses with her grand champion lamb during the Oklahoma Youth Expo Sale of Champions at State Fair Park. The lamb sold for $22,000 to Touchstone Energy. Behind Vinyard are Cooper Newcomb, Carson Vinyard, McKenzie Clifton, Ted Farris, Bob Newcomb, David Henry, Kevin Cates and Lt.  Gov. Jari Askins. Photo BY JOHN CLANTON, THE OKLAHOMAN
Charlcey Vinyard poses with her grand champion lamb during the Oklahoma Youth Expo Sale of Champions at State Fair Park. The lamb sold for $22,000 to Touchstone Energy. Behind Vinyard are Cooper Newcomb, Carson Vinyard, McKenzie Clifton, Ted Farris, Bob Newcomb, David Henry, Kevin Cates and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins. Photo BY JOHN CLANTON, THE OKLAHOMAN
Charlcey Vinyard knew she had a good lamb. She just didn’t know how good he was.

"It was very nerve-wracking,” said Vinyard, a member of the Altus FFA.

"I knew I had a good one. I hoped he had the ability to do this, but I had no clue.”

Vinyard’s grand champion lamb was the best of about 2,000 lamb entries at the Oklahoma Youth Expo, an event organizers say is the largest youth livestock show in the world.

More than 6,500 students competed in the 95th annual expo during the past week at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

The top steers, pigs, lambs and goats were auctioned Monday during the Sale of Champions.

Vinyard’s lamb sold for $22,000; the high school senior said she’ll use the money for college.

The biggest sale was Ky Stierwalt’s steer.

The 1,335-pound grand champion steer sold for $53,000, a record high sale for the Oklahoma Youth Expo auction.

Stierwalt is a member of the Leedey FFA.

The grand champion barrow, shown by Collin Listen of the El Reno FFA, collected $23,000.

The grand champion goat, shown by Mercedes Hardin a member of the Hennessey FFA, collected $8,000.

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WINNERS
Youth Expo Sale of Champions

These students were the top winners among more than 6,500 competitors at the 95th annual Oklahoma Youth Expo. The list includes the animal buyers and the purchase price.

Steer

→Ky Stierwalt, Leedey FFA, $53,000, Express Ranch, Bank of Western Oklahoma, Robyn Printing and

Promotions, McAfee and Taft, Chain Land and Cattle Co., Tener’s, Diamond Hats,

Gerald and Jennifer Callahan, and the Choctaw Nation.

→Ry Schneider, Grady County 4-H, $15,000, Oklahoma State Fair and The Oklahoman.

→Logan Davis, Newcastle FFA, $7,500, American

Farmers and Ranchers and Chesapeake Energy.

Barrow

→Collin Listen, El Reno FFA, $23,000, Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Blue and Gold Sausage and Choctaw Nation.

→Brooke Robinson, El Reno FFA, $16,000, Central States Trailers and Dorchester

Capital.

→Chris Hofschulte,

Wyandotte FFA, $7,500, Blue and Gold Sausage and Central States Trailers.

Lamb

→Charlcey Vinyard, Altus FFA, $22,000, Touchstone Energy.

→Luke Davis, Guthrie FFA, $15,000, Banc First, the Chickasaw Nation and

Oklahoma Youth Expo.

→McKenzie Clifton,

Kingfisher FFA, $7,500,

Diamond Hats and U.S.

Sen. Jim Inhofe.

Goat

→Mercedes

Hardin, Hennessey FFA, $8,000, Farm Credit Services of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Oklahoma House of Representatives, Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma, Oklahoma Meat Goat Association and Oklahoma Youth Expo.

→Chance Greenroyd, Noble FFA, $8,000, Farm Credit Services of Oklahoma, ShowRite Feeds, Farm Credit of Central Oklahoma, Loving Care Home Health and Oklahoma Youth Expo.

→Lora Riley, Alva 4-H, $7,000, Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma, Oklahoma Meat Goat Association and Rocking M Ranch.

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