Best of the Buckeye Program highlighted local excellence at the Ohio State Fair

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) hosted the Best of the Buckeye show at the Ohio State Fair on July 26 through August 6 during the junior shows. The Best of the Buckeye program is coordinated by OCA and held in conjunction with the Ohio Beef Expo and Ohio State Fair. The Best of the Buckeye program had a strong year with more than 260 head of cattle nominated by youth and breeders, adding more registered animals to the show and doubling the number of classes for several breeds.The program recognizes top Ohio bred, born and registered calves, along with the breeder and exhibitor, in each breed division at the two shows. Best of the Buckeye provides Ohio seedstock breeders with an enhanced marketing opportunity for Ohio bred, born and registered steers and heifers, creates a source of more moderately priced show steers and heifers by providing a program with awards and prestige, and attracts new participants interested in showing at the Ohio Beef Expo and/or the Ohio State Fair.This year’s generous sponsors are Garwood Cattle Co., heifer division; Jones Show Cattle and R.D. Jones Excavating, steer division; and Ohio CAT and Ohio Ag Equipment, scholarship division. $30,000 will be presented between the two shows in the form of premiums, scholarships and awards. Every winning Best of the Buckeye exhibitor received a basic premium of $300 for champion, $200 for reserve champion, and $100 for third overall. The Ohio Angus Association also contributed additional premiums. OCA would like to thank these sponsors for contributing to a successful year of the Best of the Buckeye program. The local winners of the Ohio State Fair event were as follows:HeifersChampion Angus HeiferExhibited by Sydney Sanders, Leesburg, OhioBred by Maplecrest Farms, Hillsboro, OhioTotal Premium: $500*
Reserve Champion Angus HeiferExhibited by Carly Sanders, Leesburg, OhioBred by Maplecrest Farms, Hillsboro, OhioTotal Premium: $325*Third Overall Angus HeiferExhibited by Darcy Howser Mt. Orab, OhioBred by Maplecrest Farms, Hillsboro, Ohio
Total Premium: $175*

Champion Chianina HeiferExhibited by Kathy Lehman, Shelby, OhioBred by Garwood Cattle Company, Columbiana, OhioTotal Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Chianina HeiferExhibited by Allison Davis, Carrollton, OhioBred by Massie Creek Cattle, Cedarville, OhioTotal Premium: $200

Third Overall Chianina HeiferExhibited by Tucker Shepard, Napoleon, OhioBred by Schroeder Show Cattle, Col. Grove, OhioTotal Premium: $100

Champion Hereford HeiferExhibited by Maddox Cupp, Lancaster, OhioBred by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, OhioTotal Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Hereford HeiferExhibited by Kyle Piscione, Burbank, OhioBred by Soehnlen Cattle Company, Navarre, OhioTotal Premium: $200

Third Overall Hereford HeiferExhibited by Kady Davis, Carrollton, OhioBred by Pugh Central Station, Louisville, OhioTotal Premium: $100

Champion Limousin HeiferExhibited by Emma Gurney, Attica, OhioBred by VanHorn Limousin, Malta, OhioTotal Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Limousin HeiferExhibited by Emma Gurney, Attica, OhioBred by Emma Gurney, Attica, OhioTotal Premium: $200

Champion Lim-Flex HeiferExhibited by Emma Gurney, Attica, OhioBred by VanHorn Limousin, Malta, OhioTotal Premium: $100

Champion High % Maine-Anjou HeiferExhibited by Caitlin Schaub, Wapakoneta, OhioBred by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, OhioTotal Premium: $300

Reserve Champion High % Maine-Anjou HeiferExhibited by Hanna Schroeder, Col. Grove, OhioBred by Ali Muir, Waynesfield, OhioTotal Premium: $200

Third Overall High % Maine-Anjou HeiferExhibited by Avery Wood, Sabina, OhioBred by Cameron Alexander, Sabina, OhioTotal Premium: $100

Champion MaineTainer HeiferExhibited by Kathy Lehman, Shelby, OhioBred by Garwood Cattle Company, Columbiana, OhioTotal Premium: $300

Reserve Champion MaineTainer HeiferExhibited by Kinley Kreis, Adamsville, OhioBred by Kinley Kreis, Adamsville, OhioTotal Premium: $200

Third Overall MaineTainer HeiferExhibited by Alyson Simpson, West Union, OhioBred by Alyson Simpson, West Union, OhioTotal Premium: $100

Champion Shorthorn HeiferExhibited by Sarah Harner, Xenia, OhioBred by Ben Harner, Xenia, OhioTotal Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Shorthorn HeiferExhibited by Emma Zeedyk, Hicksville, OhioBred by Hadley Levan, Woodstock, OhioTotal Premium: $200

Third Overall Shorthorn HeiferExhibited by Fulton Kennedy, Seaman, OhioBred by Fulton Kennedy, Seaman, OhioTotal Premium: $100

Champion ShorthornPlus HeiferExhibited by Ashley Peter, Hicksville, OhioBred by Boyert Show Cattle, Seville, OhioTotal Premium: $300

Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus HeiferExhibited by Reed Hanes, Celina, OhioBred by Hunt Farms, New Madison OhioTotal Premium: $200

Third Overall ShorthornPlus HeiferExhibited by Madison King, Bellefontaine, OhioBred by Durban Cattle Company, W. Jefferson, OhioTotal Premium: $100

Champion Simmental HeiferExhibited by Allison Herr, Metamora, OhioBred by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, OhioTotal Premium: $300


Reserve Champion Simmental HeiferExhibited by Hannah Topmiller, Pleasant Plain, OhioBred by Hannah Topmiller, Pleasant Plain, OhioTotal Premium: $200

Third Overall Simmental HeiferExhibited by McKaylynne Helmke, New Phil., OhioBred by Neil Wise, New Phil., OhioTotal Premium: $100

Champion % Simmental HeiferExhibited by Hudson Drake, Chillicothe, OhioBred by Hara Farms, Dublin, OhioTotal Premium: $300

Reserve Champion % Simmental HeiferExhibited by Matthew Koverman, Minford, OhioBred by Hara Farms, Dublin, OhioTotal Premium: $200

Third Overall % Simmental HeiferExhibited by Austin Hunker, Bellevue, OhioBred by Garwood Cattle Company, Columbiana, OhioTotal Premium: $100

Champion AOB HeiferExhibited by Samantha VanVorhis, Bowling Green, OhioBred by Samantha VanVorhis, Bowling Green, OhioTotal Premium: $300

Reserve Champion AOB HeiferExhibited by Lauren Schulte, Ottawa, OhioBred by Levi Richards, Pemberville, OhioTotal Premium: $200

Third Overall AOB HeiferExhibited by Mason Love, Baltimore, OhioBred by Mason Love, Baltimore, OhioTotal Premium: $100 Market animalsChampion Angus SteerExhibited by Carly Sanders, Leesburg, OhioBred by Hara Farms, Dublin, OhioTotal Premium: $550*

Reserve Champion Angus SteerExhibited by Ty Hawley, Jeromesville, OhioBred by Ty Hawley Show Cattle, Jeromesville, OhioTotal Premium: $350*

Champion Chianina SteerExhibited by Montana Hulsmeyer, Harrod, OhioBred by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, OhioTotal Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Chianina SteerExhibited by Kate Hornyak, Chardon, OhioBred by Grauer Show Cattle, Shiloh, OhioTotal Premium: $200

Third Overall Chianina SteerExhibited by Alex Linder, Norwalk, OhioBred by Grauer Show Cattle, Shiloh, OhioTotal Premium: $100

Champion Hereford SteerExhibited by Hayden Smith, Millersburg, OhioBred by Smith Show Cattle, Millersburg, OhioTotal Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Hereford SteerExhibited by Noah Smith, Fremont, OhioBred by Hill & Hollow Farms, Bradford, OhioTotal Premium: $200

Third Overall Hereford SteerExhibited by Jacob Wiechart, Ft. Jennings, OhioBred by Hickory Lane Show Cattle, Cloverdale, OhioTotal Premium: $100

Champion Maine-Anjou SteerExhibited by Colleen Minges, Oxford, OhioBred by Scott & Barb Stockslager, W. Alexandria, OhioTotal Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou SteerExhibited by Kassidy Thompson, Troy, OhioBred by Thompson Show Cattle, Troy, OhioTotal Premium: $200

Third Overall Maine-Anjou SteerExhibited by Adam Kinsman, Archbold, OhioBred by Morgan Cattle Company, Mt. Perry, OhioTotal Premium: $100

Champion Shorthorn SteerExhibited by Cole Foor, Pataskala, OhioBred by DJ Show Cattle/Cornerpost Farms, 
Bloomville, Ohio 
Total Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Shorthorn SteerExhibited by Madison King, Bellefontaine, OhioBred by Durban Cattle Company, W. Jefferson, OhioTotal Premium: $200

Third Overall Shorthorn SteerExhibited by Logan Schroeder, Defiance, OhioBred by Turner Shorthorns, Somerset, OhioTotal Premium: $100

Champion ShorthornPlus SteerExhibited by Garrett Agle, South Charleston, OhioBred by Agle Family Cattle, South Vienna, OhioTotal Premium: $300

Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus SteerExhibited by Luke Schroeder, Defiance, OhioBred by Turner Shorthorns, Somerset, OhioTotal Premium: $200

Third Overall ShorthornPlus SteerExhibited by Kyle Piscione, Burbank, OhioBred by Piscione Cattle, Burbank, OhioTotal Premium: $100

Champion Simmental SteerExhibited by Morgan Mazey, Weston, OhioBred by Prestige/Goff Show Cattle, Crooksville, OhioTotal Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Simmental SteerExhibited by Zach Retcher, Defiance, OhioBred by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, OhioTotal Premium: $200*last_img


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