Lewistown youth successful in Best of the Buckeye Program


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The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association hosted the Best of the Buckeye shows at the Ohio State Fair July 29-Aug. 9. The Best of the Buckeye program is coordinated by OCA and held in conjunction with the Ohio Beef Expo and Ohio State Fair. The Ohio State Fair had a strong show with more than 200 head of cattle nominated by youths and breeders, adding more registered animals to the show.

The Reserve Champion Hereford Steer was exhibited by Jackson Grimes, Lewistown. The breeder was Adams Family Show Cattle, Springfield. Total premium: $200.

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 were Green Oak Farms, heifer division; Steve R. Rauch, steer division; and Franklin Equipment, scholarship division. $45,000 was 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. Ohio breed associations also contributed additional premiums. OCA would like to thank these sponsors for contributing to a successful second year of the Best of the Buckeye program.

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Submitted by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Assn.

Submitted by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Assn.