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2015 Ohio State Fair Jr. Dairy Show results

The 2015 Ohio State Fair Jr. Dairy Show saw heavy competition through the first weekend of the fair. Here are results by breed:

Ayrshire

YRP Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Kinley Topp

Animal: Topp View Bendigo

Sire: Wanna Watch

YRP Reserve Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Garrett Hageman

Animal: Mill Valley Gunner

Sire: Penny

Senior Champion

Exhibitor: Grace Hageman

Animal: Mill Valley Supreme

Sire: Whisper

Reserve Senior Champion

Exhibitor: Emma Mathews

Animal: Edgebrook Tri-Star

Sire: Patience

YRP Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Grace Hageman

Animal: Mill Valley Supreme

Sire: Whisper

YRP Reserve Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Emma Mathews

Animal: Edgebrook Tri-Star

Sire: Patience

Senior Showmanship (15 & over)

1st – Trevor Greiwe

2nd – Keaton Topp

3rd – Eliza Days

4th – Morgan Eades

5th – Sara Wolf

Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)

1st – Marissa Topp

2nd – Kinley Topp

3rd – Lane Greiwe

4th – Grace Hageman

5th – Garrett Hageman

Junior Showmanship (11 & under)

1st – Blake Greiwe

2nd – Meredith Hageman

3rd – Maggie Mathews

4th – Hailee Rehmert

5th – Adam Wolf

Milking Shorthorn

YRP Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Ashley Hawvermale

Animal: Blue Spruce

Sire: Kuszmar Megadeth

YRP Reserve Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Aubrey Topp

Animal: Topp-View Liriano Exo

Sire: Liriano

YRP Senior Champion

Exhibitor: Jacob Baker

Animal: Redien Acres JR

Sire: Bar-D-Kuszmar Clay

YRP Reserve Senior Champion

Exhibitor: Henry Specht

Animal: SMS Thelm-Poppies AML

Sire: Hard Core Poncho Rampag

YRP Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Kinley Topp

Animal: Toppview Moonshine Alexa

Sire: Hardcore Othello Moonshine

YRP Reserve Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Jacob Baker

Animal: Redien Acres JR

Sire: Bar-D-Kuszmar Clay

Senior Showmanship (15 & over)

1st – Sarah Rhoades

2nd – Hannah Rhoades

3rd – Ginna Climer

4th – Cheyenne Carlee

5th – Alex Weiss

Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)

1st – Ashley Hawvermale

2nd – Kinley Topp

3rd – Jacob Baker

4th – Sam Rhoades

5th – Emmy Days

Junior Showmanship (11 & under)

1st – Aubree Topp

2nd – Madilyn Baker

3rd – Carrie Rhoades

4th – Katie Weiss

5th – Lilyin Specht

Holstein

Senior Showmanship (15 & over)

1st – Brennan Topp

2nd – Brandon Sugg

3rd – Allison McCummins

4th – Keaton Topp

5th – Sydney Good

Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)

1st – Victoria Deam

2nd – Kinley Topp

3rd – Keanan Wolf

4th – David Miley

5th – Logan Schlauch

Junior Showmanship (11 & under)

1st – Olivia Finke

2nd – Emily Deam

3rd – Madalyn Topp

4th – Garrett Havens

5th – Elarina Lahmers

YRP Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Ashley Hawvermale

Animal: K-Land Kilo Black

Sire: Diamond

YRP Reserve Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Adam Miley

Animal: Miley Advent Gitt

Sire: Red-ET

Intermediate Holstein Champion

Exhibitor: Hayden King

Animal: TK-Plain-View Ripley

Sire: Lirr Drew Dempsey

Reserve Intermediate Holsten Champion

Exhibitor: Adam Miley

Animal: Miley Gold Chip Gazella-T

Sire: Mr Chassity Gold Chip-ET

Senior Holstein Champion

Exhibitor: Kyle Ackley

Animal: Craggan Goldwyin Zing

Sire: Braedale Goldwyn

Reserve Senior Holsten Champion

Exhibitor: Garrett Havens

Animal: Brookview-E PT Diligent

Sire: Windy-Knoll-View Primetim

YRP Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Kyle Ackley

Animal: Craggan Goldwyin Zing

YRP Reserve Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Garrett Havens

Animal: Brookview-E PT Diligent

Brown Swiss

Senior Showmanship (15 & over)

1st – Keaton Topp

2nd – Alexa Lammers

3rd – Sarah Rhoades

4th – Hannah Rhoades

5th – Ben Lammers

Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)

1st – Kinley Topp

2nd – Tori Lammers

3rd – Webb Kress

4th – Sam Rhoades

5th – Sage Miller

Junior Showmanship (11 & under)

1st – Madelyn Topp

2nd – Elizabeth Howman

3rd – Lauren Lamoreaux

4th – Carrie Rhoades

5th – Elaina Lammers

YRP Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Kinley Topp

Animal: Topp-View Wonder

Sire: Rock Me

YRP Reserve Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Ben Lammers

Animal: La Rainbow Sweet Lemon

Sire: Cutting Edge Seaman

YRP Senior Champion

Exhibitor: Madelyn Topp

Animal: Topp-View Bigstick

Sire: Jonquil

YRP Senior Reserve Champion

Exhibitor: Keaton Topp

Animal: Alfa Creek Parker Victory

Sire: Brothers three Parker et

YRP Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Madelyn Topp

Animal: Topp-View Bigstick

Sire: Jonquil

YRP Reserve Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Keaton Topp

Animal: Alfa Creek Parker

Sire: Victory

Guernsey

Senior Showmanship (15 & over)

1st – Zachary Davidson

2nd – Thomas DiGiovanni

3rd – Deanna Langenkamp

4th – Emily Langenkamp

5th – Derek Parker

Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)

1st – Keenan Wolf

2nd – Samantha Plocher

3rd – Kristen Plocher

4th – Derek Burns

5th – Korey Oechsle

Junior Showmanship (11 & under)

1st – Mary Richardson

2nd – Logan Dehan

3rd – Natasha Davidson

4th – Cami Ross

5th – Abigayle Dicke

YRP Junior Guernsey Champion

Exhibitor: Samantha Plocher

Animal: Mar Ral Reb Maria

YRP Reserve Junior Guernsey Champion

Exhibitor: Keenan Wolf

Animal: HPGG Pei Melissa

YRP Senior Guernsey Champion

Exhibitor: Keenan Wolf

Animal: Knapps HP Fame

Sire: Topeka-ET

YRP Reserve Senior Guernsey Champion

Exhibitor: Kristen Plocher

Animal: Formost Jackpot

Sire: Dharma

YRP Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Keenan Wolf

Animal: Knapps HP Fame

Sire: Topeka-ET

YRP Reserve Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Kristen Plocher

Animal: Formost Jackpot

Sire: Dharma

Jersey

Senior Showmanship (15 & over)

1st – Trevor Greiwe

2nd – Jack Gravenkemper

3rd – Jordan Ziegler

4th – Amanda Seger

5th – Lee Hosler

Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)

1st – Lane Greiwe

2nd – Joelle Ziesler

3rd – Grace Hageman

4th – Rachel Anderson

5th – McKenze Hoewisher

Junior Showmanship (11 & under)

1st – Madelyn Topp

2nd – Blake Greiwe

3rd – Kelly Hawvermale

4th – Jade Laux

5th – Austin Yoder

YRP Senior Champion

Exhibitor: Lane Greiwe

Animal: DKG Jade Princess

Sire: Jade

YRP Reserve Senior Champion

Exhibitor: Matt Richards

Animal: Harmony Corners Fozzy

YRP Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Kelly Hawvermale

Animal: Harmony Corners Flamingo

Sire: Hwarden Impuls Premier

YRP Reserve Junior Champion

Exhibitor: Lane Greiwe

Animal: DKG Motion Clover

Sire: Motion

YRP Grand Champion

Exhibitor: Lane Greiwe

Animal: DKG Jade Princess

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2015 Sale of Champions results

The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held Sunday afternoon in the WCOL Celeste Center, showcased Ohio’s premium livestock, premier Junior Fair exhibitors and generous supporters. On the sale bill were grand champion and reserve champion market lambs, market barrows and market beef, as well as grand champion market goat, a Thanksgiving Dinner to represent the champion poultry and a block of Swiss cheese to represent the six dairy champions.… Continue reading

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Junior Market Beef Show results

 

Chianina

Champion: Addison Jones, Allen Co.

Res. Champion: Lori MIllenbaugh, Crawford Co.

 

Hereford

Champion: Samantha Norman, Fulton Co.

Res. Champion: Angie Distl, Clark Co.

 

Maine-Anjou

Champion: Montana Hulsmyer, Auglaize Co.

Res. Champion: Tyler Clark, Miami Co.

 

Shorthorn

Champion: Landon Richards, Wood Co.

Res. Champion: Samantha Norman, Fulton Co.

 

Shorthorn Plus

Champion: Kendra Gabriel, Pickaway Co.

Res. Champion: Dawson Osborn, Highland Co.

 

AOB

Champion: Curtis Harsh, Delaware Co.

Res. Champion: Cole Hiser, Greene Co.

 

Market Heifer

Champion: Lori Millenbaugh, Crawford Co.

Res. Champion: Hallie Roberts, Clark Co.

 

Crossbred

Division I

Champion: Delaney Jones, Allen Co.

Res. Champion: Kelsey Conrad, Tuscarawas Co.

Division II

Champion: Tyler Clark, Miami Co.

Res. Champion: Brooke Hayhurst, Wayne Co.

Division III

Champion: Tyler Clark, Miami Co.

Res. Champion: Carter Smith, Holmes Co.

Division IV

Champion: Oliver McGuire, Champaign Co.

Res. Champion: Colby Watson, Champaign Co.

Division V

Champion: Elizabeth Heintz, Augliaze Co.… Continue reading

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Junior Market Barrow Show results

The 2015 Ohio State Fair Market Barrow Show began with purebred divisions Friday afternoon and continued with crossbreds Saturday morning. Here are the results:

Dark Crossbred

Grand Champion – Troy Elwer

Reserve Champion – Diana Weimer

Light Crossbred

Grand Champion – Connor Rayburn

Reserve Champion – Lea Kimley

Berkshire

Grand Champion – Paige Pence, New Carlisle – 270 lbs

Reserve Champion – Jordan Cress, Laura – 280 lbs

Chester White

Grand Champion – Sarah Hunker, Bellevue – 275 lbs

Reserve Champion – Avery Wood, Sabina – 261 lbs

Duroc

Grand Champion – Kole Vollrath, South Charleston – 263 lbs

Reserve Champion – Brooklyne Baldwin, Jeffersonville – 280 lbs

Hampshire

Grand Champion – Kaitlin Butterfield, Oxford – 253 lbs

Reserve Champion – Mykenzie Snyder, Homerville – 271 bs

Hereford

Grand Champion – Tyla Voight, Tipp City – 280 lbs

Reserve Champion – Cameron Shellhouse, Sycamore – 279 lbs

Landrace

Grand Champion – Adam McCoy, Jeffersonville – 280 lbs

Reserve Champion – Zachary Zeedyk, Hicksville – 265 lbs

Poland China

Grand Champion – Aaron Rolfe, Sabina – 274 lbs

Reserve Champion – Zander Ivey, Bloomingburg – 255 lbs

Spot

Grand Champion – Saylor Moore, Washington Courthouse – 280 lbs

Reserve Champion – Katie Siegel, Marion – 280 lbs

Tamworth

Grand Champion – Victoria Devore, West Salem – 280 lbs

Reserve Champion – Ashton Frey, Upper Sandusky – 250 lbs

Yorkshire

Grand Champion – Ashton Dominique, West Unity – 280 lbs

Reserve Champion – Frank Riethman, Fort Loramie – 280 lbs… Continue reading

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Poultry exhibitors flock to the skillathon

The poultry exhibition ban in Ohio this year due to concerns about the possible spread of avian influenza left many exhibitors disappointed, though there still were opportunities to participate in the project at the Ohio State Fair.

Part of that learning process included the Ohio State Fair poultry skillathon that had 109 participants this year, a new record. In addition, there were a number of signs and displays around the grounds to Poultry Signseducate fairgoers about Ohio’s valuable poultry industry.

“It was a difficult decision to make to not allow any poultry at any of the fairs, exhibitions or sales in Ohio. We are as disappointed as anyone. We love the poultry at fairs and it is a great showcase for the public,” said Jim Chakeres with the Ohio Poultry Association. “It is also a very teachable moment for 4-H and FFA members.”

There will not be an outstanding market exhibitor competition for poultry exhibitors this year but there will be a poultry package auctioned off in the Sale of Champions to provide funds for the Youth Reserve Program. … Continue reading

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2015 Pork Rib-Off results

 

Nine of Ohio’s finest barbecue teams, from backyard chefs to major restaurateurs, gathered in Columbus for the 19th annual Ohio Pork Rib-Off. This event invites teams to prepare both ribs and pulled pork that are evaluated by a judging panel for taste, tenderness and appearance.
 
This year’s contestants prepared their best pork for guest judges; Senator Bob Peterson, Ohio Senate District 17; James Phillips, The Breakfast Grub Guy; Jim Ellison, Stock & Barrel and Columbus Brew Adventures; Steve Reinhard, Ohio Soybean Council; Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net; and Virgil Strickler, General Manager, Ohio Expo Center.

Grand Champion Ribs: Smokin’ Joe’s, Columbus

Reserve Champion Ribs: Team Baney-Q, Columbus

Grand Champion Pulled Pork: Smokin’ Joe’s, Columbus

Reserve Champion Pulled Pork: Bark Bros. BBQ, Columbus

People’s Choice Award: Tony’s Restaurant, Findlay

Best BBQ Sauce containing soy: Team Baney-Q, Columbus

In addition to $3,000 in prizes through support from the Ohio Soybean Council, top teams received commemorative banners and trophies.… Continue reading

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2015 Ohio State Fair Draft Horse Show

A photo gallery and results from each day will continue to be posted to this page. All results are in pdf format.

Check back for updates daily.

OSF 2015 Draft Horse Show Results Click Here

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

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2015 Junior Market Lamb Show results

Nearly 700 lambs went through the show ring at the 2015 Junior Market Lamb Show that proved to be a long, hot day for animals and exhibitors alike. The Final Grade Drive and Champion Drive were punctuated by thunderstorms rumbling outside and electricity in the air as the winners were selected. Here they are:

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Hampshire

Champion: Bailee Amstutz, Union Co.

Reserve Champion: Colin Gump, Miami Co.

 

Shropshire

Champion: Morgan Mazey, Wood Co.

Res. Champion: Davis Will, Mercer Co.

 

Southdowns

Champion: Ava Shroyer, Logan Co.

Res. Champion: Mason Miller, Tuscarawas Co.

 

Suffolk

Champion: Logan Harvel, Fayette Co.

Res. Champion: Autumn Miller, Fairfield Co.

 

Dorset

Champion: Ava Shroyer, Logan Co.

Res. Champion: Ava Shroyer, Logan Co.

 

Montadale

Champion: Brock Martin, Seneca Co.

Res. Champion: Corbin Melvin, Fayette Co.

 

Oxford

Champion: Lauren Ott, Huron Co.

Res. Champion: Autumn Miller, Fairfield Co.

 

AOB

Champion: Adam Wagner, Hardin Co.… Continue reading

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Butter display pays tribute to national champion Buckeyes

Always a highly anticipated Ohio State Fair favorite, the annual butter sculpture display was unveiled today by the American Dairy Association Mideast and is sure to spread Buckeye spirit. This year, the butter display commemorates the Ohio State Buckeye’s national championship victory in the first-ever College Football Playoff.

The 2015 display features the butter cow and calf standing next to life-size sculptures of Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer and mascot Brutus Buckeye, along with larger-than-life carvings of the coveted national championship trophy and two Ohio State football helmets. The buttery Buckeye display gives fairgoers a chance to once again celebrate Ohio State’s historic win, when the team defeated the Oregon Ducks, 42-20, on Jan. 12, 2015.

Fairgoers will also have the opportunity to name this year’s butter cow and calf via Twitter by following @OHDairyFarmers and using the hashtag #ButterCowNameGame.  The person who submits the most inventive name will be awarded a Go Pro HERO LCD camera at the conclusion of the fair.… Continue reading

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Ohio State Fair to add new draft horse classes

Be sure to check out the Ohio State Fair Draft Horse and Draft Pony Show Aug. 3-7, 2015. Draft horses and ponies from all across the country will visit Ohio to compete in classes throughout the week.

In addition to the traditional halter and hitch classes, two new classes will be held. A new class will be held on Wednesday night of the show for pleasure driving horses. During the halter portion of the show, a supreme halter champion will be chosen from among the draft horses this year.

Watching the draft horse and pony show is always a fun and exciting way to take a break from walking the fairgrounds and cool off. Make sure you visit the Coliseum to see these horse in action during the fair.… Continue reading

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2015 Junior Goat Show results

Numbers continue to climb in the Junior Wether Goat Show with more than 300 entries this year. This is also the first year for an Outstanding Market Exhibitor competition for goats due to sufficient funds being raised at the Sale of Champions.

Junior Wether Goat Show results

Heavyweight Champion: Megan Gibboney, Franklin Co.

Heavyweight Reserve Champion: Taylor Carr, Athens Co.

Middleweight Champion: Paige Pence, Clark Co.

Middleweight Reserve Champion: Taylor Carr, Athens Co.

Lightweight Champion: Zach Johnson, Clinton Co.

Lightweight Reserve Champion: Cami Reveal, Clinton Co.

 

Junior Dairy Goat results

Alpine

Champion: Drew Buroker, Logan Co.

Reserve Champion: Drew Buroker, Logan Co.

 

Lamancha

Champion: Alexandrea Stewart, Ross Co.

Reserve Champion: Alexandrea Stewart, Ross Co.

 

AOB

Champion: Jacob Serio, Knox

Reserve Champion: Olivia Serio, Knox Co.

 

Nubian

Champion: Robert Spitler, Preble Co.

Reserve Champion: Robert Spitler, Preble Co.

 

Recorded Grade

Champion: Tristan Cox, Hancock County

Reserve Champion: Lauren Davis, Clinton Co.… Continue reading

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Five decades of service in the swine barn

Each year during the 12-day Ohio State Fair, the O’Neill Swine Barn hosts two breeding shows and then the large market event where the facility is filled to capacity, culminating with the final drive. During that time the staff handles the needs for accommodating around 3,500 hogs, hundreds of exhibitors, twice as many parents, countless spectators, and dozens of sale buyers. The intricate ebb and flow of the Ohio State Fair swine barn appears to run like clockwork to the casual observer, but behind the scenes is a dedicated top-notch staff that, for more than a half century, has included Dave Runyan.

After 51 years of working in the swine barn at the Ohio State Fair, longtime Swine Superintendent Runyan has officially stepped down from his position as leader of the barn following the 2014 Ohio State Fair in order to hand the reins over to a new generation of leadership.… Continue reading

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New Smokey Bear among many attractions at Ohio State Fair ODNR Natural Resources Park

Smokey Bear has been an Ohio State Fair tradition and fairgoer favorite since 1959, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This year, a brand new animatronic Smokey Bear will welcome state fair visitors to the ODNR Natural Resources Park during the Ohio State Fair. This new exhibit is just one of the many free family-friendly activities available at the park, which will be open throughout the Ohio State Fair from July 29-Aug. 9.

“The Ohio State Fair provides us with such a great opportunity to share the ODNR message about all of the great recreational opportunities we have here in Ohio,” said ODNR Director James Zehringer. “The ODNR Natural Resources Park gives all of our visitors a chance to try out activities they might not get to experience, such as kayaking, fishing or disc golf.”

This year, visitors will be welcomed to the park by a brand new Smokey Bear, whose moving arms, head and mouth will continue Smokey’s mission of teaching people about how they can prevent wildfires.… Continue reading

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Be sure to check out Ohio State Fair results at ocj.com

Once again, Kalmbach Feeds will be “Feeding you the results first” for the 2015 Ohio State Fair Junior Livestock Shows. The online coverage at ocj.com will include results, photos and videos with the winning exhibitors on the day of the show.

The 2015 Ohio State Fair coverage includes:

• Junior Boer Goat Show, 8 a.m. July 25 mid-morning with final results posted that afternoon.

• Junior Market Lamb Show, 8 a.m. July 29 with breed winners posted through the day and final results posted in the evening after the final drive.

• Junior Market Barrow Show, Aug. 7 with the purebred show at 1 p.m. and Aug. 8 with the crossbred show at 8 a.m. Final results will be posted the afternoon of Aug. 8.

• Junior Market Beef Show 1 p.m. Aug. 8 Final results will be posted that evening.

• Sale of Champions 2 p.m. Aug. 9 with results posted throughout the event.… Continue reading

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Poultry changes at the Ohio State Fair

The Ohio Department of Agriculture announced in June that, due to the spread of avian influenza across the United States, all live bird exhibitions for 2015 in Ohio would be cancelled. This includes all shows and sales at county fairs in the state and also the Ohio State Fair.

“It’s going to be a big change for us. In discussing this year, we’re not aware of a similar situation happening in history where all the poultry shows have been cancelled here at the Fair so it’s a little bit unprecedented for us. But, that being said, we do have some time to get things in order and that’s been really beneficial for us,” said Alicia Shoults, Ohio Expo Center and State Fair Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “We’ve been working really closely with Ohio 4-H along with FFA and the Ohio Poultry Association to try to come up with ways that youth, 4-H, and FFA exhibitors can still be a part of the Ohio State Fair with their poultry exhibitions even without live birds, and as well as ways to educate the public.”

Without shows, Shoults said the Ohio State Fair has been staying busy coming up with ways to make sure it can still be an educational agricultural event, especially for those exhibitors who’ve been left without a live animal to compete with.… Continue reading

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