The 2017 Ohio State Fair has come and gone. The memories gained by the numerous young people involved in this year’s fair will last a lifetime. We congratulate all the youth that worked hard to make it to the fair. In this video, we take one final chance to recognize the junior market champions that appeared in the Sale of Champions this year.
The 21st episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast comes on the day after the Ohio State Fair has wrapped up its 2017 run. A time full of memories and busy schedules, the crew of Ty Higgins, Matt Reese, Bart Johnson, and Joel Penhorwood reflect on this year’s fair, the 50th Sale of Champions, and other unique happenings from the annual event.
Also in this podcast we talk advanced research going on right now with waxy corn, as well as the challenges involved in the barley malting world.
All that and more in the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold.
The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held on the last day of the Ohio State Fair 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, grand champion and reserve champion market chickens, grand champion market turkey and a block of Swiss cheese to represent the seven dairy champions. In full, the livestock was auctioned for a total of $284,000. This year’s sale broke one record: Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow sold for $32,000, breaking the previous record of $31,000 set in 2013.
“The Ohio State Fair is rooted in agriculture, and each year we’re privileged to celebrate the hard work of our youth exhibitors. That’s what the Fair is all about,” said Virgil Strickler, General Manager. “I’m eternally grateful for our incredibly supportive buyers.
The Buckeye Barrow Boosters also supported each exhibitor in the sale. They include: Ward Family Genetics, Jim Yeazel and Family, Ohio Hamp/York Crossbred Sale, Ohio State Fair Youth Gilt Sale, Korb Farms, Inc., Ohio Pork Schop, Kremer Yorkshires, Kimley Show Pigs, Ohio’s Country Journal/Ohio Ag Net, Moyer’s Genetic Edge, Rick Fogle, North Central Pig Sale, Isla Grande Farms, Bates Show Pigs, Mark Butterfield Family, Waits Family, Scott Evans Family, Michael Carson Family, Thompson Show Feed, Bryan Vaughan Family, 3N Livestock, Robert Keener Family, Roger Zeedyk Family, Wendt Livestock, and Nate Warner Livestock, Kaffenbarger Farms, Tony Nye Family, Ohio Spot Association, John Regula Auctioneer, Bob Foster Family, Fender Club Pigs, Fearon Family, Knecht Family, Dore Family, Kerby Wilcox Family, Jim Worley Family, Nathan Frey Family, Jason Adams Family, Scholl Family Ron Riley Family, Kevin Hancock Family, Chris Scott Family, Creager Family Farm, Kirk Swenson Family.
The 2017 Ohio State Fair Jr. Market Beef Drive is Saturday night. Watch the live broadcast of the event below. If the video player is not working, check out the video on our Facebook page by clicking here.
Watch the interview with champions below.
Stay tuned to ocj.com. At approximately 4 p.m. EDT, the 2017 Ohio State Fair Jr. Market Barrow Drive will take place in the O’Neill Swine Barn. Watch it at the video player below. If the video is not working properly, head on over to our website to view the live stream there by clicking this link.
Grand Champion Angus Steer
Reserve Champion Angus Steer
Grand Champion Chianina Steer
Reserve Champion Chianina Steer
Grand Champion Hereford Steer
Reserve Champion Hereford Steer
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Steer
Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Steer
Grand Champion Shorthorn Steer
Reserve Champion Shorthorn Steer
Grand Champion Shorthorn Plus Steer
Reserve Champion Shorthorn Plus Steer
Grand Champion Simmental Steer
Reserve Champion Simmental Steer
Grand Champion AOB Steer
Reserve Champion AOB Steer
Grand Champion Market Heifer
Reserve Champion Market Heifer
Division 1 Crossbred
Champion: Zoey Shriners, Perry Co
Res.: Kady Davis, Carroll Co..
Junior Market Barrow results
Grand Champion: Ava Genter, Archbold
Reserve: Aaron Rolfe, Sabina
Grand Champion: Lillian Rees, Bidwell
Reserve: Alexa Hawk, Harrod
Grand Champion: Matthew Butterfield, Oxford
Reserve: Mason Creager, Wauseon
Grand Champion: Coby Hughes, Sabina
Reserve: Gracee Beth Stewart, Sabina
Grand Champion: Mason Creager, Wauseon
Reserve: Austin Hunker, Bellevue
Grand Champion: Cameron Shellhouse, Sycamore
Reserve: Jennifer Bittner, Hamilton
Grand Champion: Peyton Bumgardner, South Vienna
Reserve: Madelyn Harrison, Hamilton
Grand Champion: Ella Sprang, Lakeville
Reserve: Lea Kimley, South Charleston
Grand Champion: Treanna Lavy, Pleasant Hill
Reserve: Ethan Wendt, Dublin
Grand Champion: Lindsey Dore, Galena
Reserve: Kaci Way, West Salem
Grand Champion: Liam Shellhouse, Sycamore
Reserve: Ashton Frey, Upper Sandusky
Grand Champion: Levi Stauffer, Mt. Blanchard
Reserve: Madison Petro, Gallipolis
PHOTOS BY MINDI BROOKHART
Setting a new record at the Ohio State Fair, the Grand Champion Rabbit Meat Pen, exhibited by Brittany Modra, from Monroe Country, sold for $6,800 to Direct Feeds and Show Rite Feeds. The Reserve Champion Rabbit Meat Pen, exhibited by Laramie Grubb, of Ross County, sold for $4,600 bought by Turner Oil and Gas Properties as well as the Ohio Market Rabbit Producers Association.
The top 30 exhibitors from the show were awarded premiums. Third place received $1,000, fourth place received $600, fifth place received $400, places six through 15 received $250 and places 16 to 30 received $125.
The 2017 Ohio State Fair Governor’s Cup Draft Horse Show begins at 6 p.m. EDT. Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal is bringing to you live streaming coverage of the entire event.
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Photos by Mindi Brookhart
1. Zac Ortman, Perry Co.
2. Deloris Corcoran, Ross Co.
1. Adam Vogel, Auglaize Co.
2. Hayden Johnson, Jefferson Co.
1. Noah Vogel, Auglaize Co.
2. Remington Price, Hancock Co.
1. LeAnn Regula, Logan Co.
2. Kady Davis, Carroll Co.
Here are results from the 2017 Ohio State Fair Jr. Dairy Show. Further results will be made available as the shows progress.
Total animals shown: 115
YRP Grand Champion
Exhibitor: Kris Ackley
Animal: Ms Brookview Scaredycat
Sire: Butz-Butler Atwood Brady
YRP Reserve Grand Champion
Exhibitor: David Miley
Animal: Miley Gold Chip Gazella-T
Sire: Mr Chassity Gold Chip
YRP Junior Champion
Exhibitor: Marrisa Topp
Animal: Toppglen Awesome Wildflower
Sire: Luck-E Awesome-Red
YRP Reserve Junior Champion
Exhibitor: Emily Deam
Sire: Walnutlawn Soloman-ET
YRP Senior Champion
Exhibitor: David Miley
Animal: Miley Gold Chip Gazella
YRP Reserve Senior Champion
Exhibitor: Kris Ackley
Animal: Craggan Goldwyn Zing (Aged Cow)
Senior Showmanship (15 and over)
1. Logan Schlaugh
2. Brandon Sugg
3. Victoria Deam
4. Lindsey L’Amoreaux
5. 5.Ashley Hawvermale
Intermediate Showmanship (12-14)
1. Olivia Finke
2. Cole Pond
3. Emily Deam
4. Garrett Havens
5. Hayden King
Junior Showmanship (11 and under)
The sweet, smoky aroma of barbecue welcomed Tuesday’s Ohio State Fair-goers as the 21st Annual Pork Rib-Off enjoyed another successful go, crowning the latest round of Ohio cooking champions.
Five officials were on hand for the blind judging of the day’s food, including Ohio State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler, Ohio Expo Commission Chair and Ohio Soybean Council’s Steve Reinhard, Representative Brian Hill, Senator Bob Peterson (President Pro Tempore of the Ohio Senate), and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels. All noted fine entries from each participating organization.
Red Pig Inn of Ottawa, Ohio was the big winner of the day, taking home the titles of Grand Champion Ribs, Reserve Champion Pulled Pork, and the People’s Choice Award.
The hometown restaurant had won the event in the past, though had not entered for 10 years. Steven Wagner accepted the awards on behalf of the Red Pig Inn and said it had been a long day of cooking the pork to perfection, but it was all worth it in the end.
Quietly whistling to himself, the judge strolled by Mike’s steer, giving it a long look. Mike was nervous, but he’d had a good day. He was in the hunt for champion — the last paring down of more than 350 steers. He clutched the halter of his clear favorite, the one he’d had his eye on all year.
Mike’s father started a 4-H club with a focus on showing cattle and he and his brothers had done just that from their earliest 4-H days. They were like most 4-H families and there was always the issue of who would get what animal and Mike had spent his show career picking and choosing with his older brothers. This year, though, was different because Mike’s brothers were older and off to college. Mike got first and last choice.
The steer he led around the show ring at the command of the whistling judge had come from South Dakota.
Check back daily for photos and results from the 2017 Ohio State Fair Draft Horse show.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Afternoon Show Photos
Evening Show Photos
Official Results from Monday’s Show
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017
Official Results from Tuesday’s Show
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017
Official Results from Wednesday’s Show
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
Official Results from Thursday and Friday Shows
Official Results from Friday Evening
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