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

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:

Heifers

Champion Angus Heifer

Exhibited by Sydney Sanders, Leesburg, Ohio

Bred by Maplecrest Farms, Hillsboro, Ohio

Total Premium: $500*


Reserve Champion Angus Heifer

Exhibited by Carly Sanders, Leesburg, Ohio

Bred by Maplecrest Farms, Hillsboro, Ohio

Total Premium: $325*

Third Overall Angus Heifer

Exhibited by Darcy Howser Mt. Orab, Ohio

Bred by Maplecrest Farms, Hillsboro, Ohio
Total Premium: $175*

Champion Chianina Heifer

Exhibited by Kathy Lehman, Shelby, Ohio

Bred by Garwood Cattle Company, Columbiana, Ohio

Total Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer

Exhibited by Allison Davis, Carrollton, Ohio

Bred by Massie Creek Cattle, Cedarville, Ohio

Total Premium: $200

Third Overall Chianina Heifer

Exhibited by Tucker Shepard, Napoleon, Ohio

Bred by Schroeder Show Cattle, Col. Grove, Ohio

Total Premium: $100

Champion Hereford Heifer

Exhibited by Maddox Cupp, Lancaster, Ohio

Bred by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, Ohio

Total Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Hereford Heifer

Exhibited by Kyle Piscione, Burbank, Ohio

Bred by Soehnlen Cattle Company, Navarre, Ohio

Total Premium: $200

Third Overall Hereford Heifer

Exhibited by Kady Davis, Carrollton, Ohio

Bred by Pugh Central Station, Louisville, Ohio

Total Premium: $100

Champion Limousin Heifer

Exhibited by Emma Gurney, Attica, Ohio

Bred by VanHorn Limousin, Malta, Ohio

Total Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Limousin Heifer

Exhibited by Emma Gurney, Attica, Ohio

Bred by Emma Gurney, Attica, Ohio

Total Premium: $200

Champion Lim-Flex Heifer

Exhibited by Emma Gurney, Attica, Ohio

Bred by VanHorn Limousin, Malta, Ohio

Total Premium: $100

Champion High % Maine-Anjou Heifer

Exhibited by Caitlin Schaub, Wapakoneta, Ohio

Bred by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, Ohio

Total Premium: $300

Reserve Champion High % Maine-Anjou Heifer

Exhibited by Hanna Schroeder, Col. Grove, Ohio

Bred by Ali Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio

Total Premium: $200

Third Overall High % Maine-Anjou Heifer

Exhibited by Avery Wood, Sabina, Ohio

Bred by Cameron Alexander, Sabina, Ohio

Total Premium: $100

Champion MaineTainer Heifer

Exhibited by Kathy Lehman, Shelby, Ohio

Bred by Garwood Cattle Company, Columbiana, Ohio

Total Premium: $300

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Heifer

Exhibited by Kinley Kreis, Adamsville, Ohio

Bred by Kinley Kreis, Adamsville, Ohio

Total Premium: $200

Third Overall MaineTainer Heifer

Exhibited by Alyson Simpson, West Union, Ohio

Bred by Alyson Simpson, West Union, Ohio

Total Premium: $100

Champion Shorthorn Heifer

Exhibited by Sarah Harner, Xenia, Ohio

Bred by Ben Harner, Xenia, Ohio

Total Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer

Exhibited by Emma Zeedyk, Hicksville, Ohio

Bred by Hadley Levan, Woodstock, Ohio

Total Premium: $200

Third Overall Shorthorn Heifer

Exhibited by Fulton Kennedy, Seaman, Ohio

Bred by Fulton Kennedy, Seaman, Ohio

Total Premium: $100

Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer

Exhibited by Ashley Peter, Hicksville, Ohio

Bred by Boyert Show Cattle, Seville, Ohio

Total Premium: $300

Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer

Exhibited by Reed Hanes, Celina, Ohio

Bred by Hunt Farms, New Madison Ohio

Total Premium: $200

Third Overall ShorthornPlus Heifer

Exhibited by Madison King, Bellefontaine, Ohio

Bred by Durban Cattle Company, W. Jefferson, Ohio

Total Premium: $100

Champion Simmental Heifer

Exhibited by Allison Herr, Metamora, Ohio

Bred by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, Ohio

Total Premium: $300


Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer

Exhibited by Hannah Topmiller, Pleasant Plain, Ohio

Bred by Hannah Topmiller, Pleasant Plain, Ohio

Total Premium: $200

Third Overall Simmental Heifer

Exhibited by McKaylynne Helmke, New Phil., Ohio

Bred by Neil Wise, New Phil., Ohio

Total Premium: $100

Champion % Simmental Heifer

Exhibited by Hudson Drake, Chillicothe, Ohio

Bred by Hara Farms, Dublin, Ohio

Total Premium: $300

Reserve Champion % Simmental Heifer

Exhibited by Matthew Koverman, Minford, Ohio

Bred by Hara Farms, Dublin, Ohio

Total Premium: $200

Third Overall % Simmental Heifer

Exhibited by Austin Hunker, Bellevue, Ohio

Bred by Garwood Cattle Company, Columbiana, Ohio

Total Premium: $100

Champion AOB Heifer

Exhibited by Samantha VanVorhis, Bowling Green, Ohio

Bred by Samantha VanVorhis, Bowling Green, Ohio

Total Premium: $300

Reserve Champion AOB Heifer

Exhibited by Lauren Schulte, Ottawa, Ohio

Bred by Levi Richards, Pemberville, Ohio

Total Premium: $200

Third Overall AOB Heifer

Exhibited by Mason Love, Baltimore, Ohio

Bred by Mason Love, Baltimore, Ohio

Total Premium: $100

 

Market animals

Champion Angus Steer

Exhibited by Carly Sanders, Leesburg, Ohio

Bred by Hara Farms, Dublin, Ohio

Total Premium: $550*

Reserve Champion Angus Steer

Exhibited by Ty Hawley, Jeromesville, Ohio

Bred by Ty Hawley Show Cattle, Jeromesville, Ohio

Total Premium: $350*

Champion Chianina Steer

Exhibited by Montana Hulsmeyer, Harrod, Ohio

Bred by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, Ohio

Total Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Chianina Steer

Exhibited by Kate Hornyak, Chardon, Ohio

Bred by Grauer Show Cattle, Shiloh, Ohio

Total Premium: $200

Third Overall Chianina Steer

Exhibited by Alex Linder, Norwalk, Ohio

Bred by Grauer Show Cattle, Shiloh, Ohio

Total Premium: $100

Champion Hereford Steer

Exhibited by Hayden Smith, Millersburg, Ohio

Bred by Smith Show Cattle, Millersburg, Ohio

Total Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Hereford Steer

Exhibited by Noah Smith, Fremont, Ohio

Bred by Hill & Hollow Farms, Bradford, Ohio

Total Premium: $200

Third Overall Hereford Steer

Exhibited by Jacob Wiechart, Ft. Jennings, Ohio

Bred by Hickory Lane Show Cattle, Cloverdale, Ohio

Total Premium: $100

Champion Maine-Anjou Steer

Exhibited by Colleen Minges, Oxford, Ohio

Bred by Scott & Barb Stockslager, W. Alexandria, Ohio

Total Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Steer

Exhibited by Kassidy Thompson, Troy, Ohio

Bred by Thompson Show Cattle, Troy, Ohio

Total Premium: $200

Third Overall Maine-Anjou Steer

Exhibited by Adam Kinsman, Archbold, Ohio

Bred by Morgan Cattle Company, Mt. Perry, Ohio

Total Premium: $100

Champion Shorthorn Steer

Exhibited by Cole Foor, Pataskala, Ohio

Bred by DJ Show Cattle/Cornerpost Farms, 
Bloomville, Ohio 
Total Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Steer

Exhibited by Madison King, Bellefontaine, Ohio

Bred by Durban Cattle Company, W. Jefferson, Ohio

Total Premium: $200

Third Overall Shorthorn Steer

Exhibited by Logan Schroeder, Defiance, Ohio

Bred by Turner Shorthorns, Somerset, Ohio

Total Premium: $100

Champion ShorthornPlus Steer

Exhibited by Garrett Agle, South Charleston, Ohio

Bred by Agle Family Cattle, South Vienna, Ohio

Total Premium: $300

Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Steer

Exhibited by Luke Schroeder, Defiance, Ohio

Bred by Turner Shorthorns, Somerset, Ohio

Total Premium: $200

Third Overall ShorthornPlus Steer

Exhibited by Kyle Piscione, Burbank, Ohio

Bred by Piscione Cattle, Burbank, Ohio

Total Premium: $100

Champion Simmental Steer

Exhibited by Morgan Mazey, Weston, Ohio

Bred by Prestige/Goff Show Cattle, Crooksville, Ohio

Total Premium: $300

Reserve Champion Simmental Steer

Exhibited by Zach Retcher, Defiance, Ohio

Bred by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, Ohio

Total Premium: $200*

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