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Inaugural Red Angus Youth Expo Exceeds Expectations

Chickasha, Oklahoma — The inaugural Red Angus Youth Expo, held June 9-14 at the Grady County Fairgrounds, was an unrivaled success, marking the beginning of what promises to be a cherished tradition for the Red Angus community. Attendance surpassed expectations for a first-time event, with more than 300 head of cattle shown by over 150 junior exhibitors representing 19 states and two countries. The event provided a platform for both learning and competition, fostering a sense of community among the future leaders of the Red Angus industry.

A focal point of the expo was its educational programming. Participants attended workshops on commercial marketing, animal nutrition, carcass data evaluation, animal health, reproductive technology and fly control. The skill-a-thon was a highlight, providing practical experience in palpation, vaccinations, tattooing and understanding the beef reproductive system. This hands-on approach ensured participants acquired real-world skills crucial for their future in the beef industry. Beyond the skill-a-thon, the expo featured a variety of contests designed to test and enhance participants’ abilities.

The pinnacle of the week was undoubtedly the cattle show. Jared Bain and Bailey Wesner of Stillwater, Oklahoma, assessed showmanship. Jirl Buck from Madill, Oklahoma, evaluated steers, bred and owned cattle and the phenotype/genotype show. Jack Ward from Plattsburgh, Missouri, analyzed the owned and percentage female shows.

The week culminated in an awards ceremony, honoring the accomplishments of Junior Red Angus members and expressing gratitude to those who contributed to the event’s success. A complete list of livestock show winners can be found below.

(All photos courtesy of Next Level Images. Click award name to view the image.)

 Grand Champion Steer

BJF FRANK 3039L – Cooper Dorn, Henning, Minnesota

 

Reserve Grand Champion Steer

11L SCHAF SOULJA BOY 312L ET – Ford Bellah, Woodson, Texas

 

Grand Champion Percentage Steer

TC ELY L43 – Tucker Bayer, Ringle, Wisconsin

 

Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Steer

HAHN CHARMELEON 6L – Stetson Moubry, Russell, Kansas

 

Grand Champion Bred & Owned Bull

3ACES LEVEL UP 9562 – Annie Meier, Clinton, Tennessee

 

Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned Bull

WLTR EL HOMBRE 11L ET – Kamdyn Walter, Elk City, Oklahoma

 

Grand Champion Bred & Owned Female

3ACES FIONA 9042 – Andrew Meier, Clinton, Tennessee

 

Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned Female

TC ELLIE 124L – Tucker Bayer, Ringle, Wisconsin

 

Grand Champion Phenotype/Genotype Female

RUSL HARD DRIVE 305 – Raelynn Duncan, Prairie View, Kansas

 

Reserve Grand Champion Phenotype/Genotype Female

RED NORTHLINE CASSIDY – Eli Rogers, Strafford, Missouri

 

Grand Champion Premium Red Baldy Female

LACY RHONDA 009J 146L – Emmy Lacy, Drexel, Missouri

 

Grand Champion American Red Female

K3CC MISS IRMACITA 01 ET – Kalleigh Roberts, Damon, Texas

 

Reserve Grand Champion American Red Female

K3CC MISS VALENTINA 02 ET – Kalleigh Roberts, Damon, Texas

 

Grand Champion Percentage Female

MF KATIE 347 477 9690 – Reece McMurphy, Alva, Oklahoma

Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Female

BJHC SCARLETT L001 – Avery McMurphy, Alva, Oklahoma

 

Grand Champion Owned Female

TC LETA 100L – Rex Howard, Lattimore, North Carolina

Reserve Grand Champion Owned Female

ROSE WEBR COPPER 3312 – Memphis Peterson, Pukwana, South Dakota

 

Champion Senior Showman

Andrew Meier, Clinton, Tennessee

 

Reserve Champion Senior Showman

Aliceson Stranberg, Newell, South Dakota

 

Champion Intermediate Showman

Caleigh Scheihing, Watonga, Oklahoma

 

Reserve Champion Intermediate Showman

Danica Lowrey, El Dorado Springs, Missouri

 

Champion Junior Showman

Lona Sims, McEwen, Tennessee

 

Reserve Champion Junior Showman

Brooke Frazier, Meeker, Oklahoma

 

Champion Rookie Showman

Hiller Gardner, Olds, Alberta

 

Reserve Champion Rookie Showman

Hayden Weems, Eustace, Texas

For more information about the Red Angus Association of America or marketing programs for Red Angus-influenced cattle, visit RedAngus.org.

The Red Angus Association of America serves the beef industry by enhancing and promoting the measurable advantages of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle. The RAAA provides commercial producers with objectively described cattle by implementing new technologies and using scientifically sound principles that quantify traits of economic importance to beef producers in all segments of the beef industry. For more information, visit www.RedAngus.org.

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