Fair officials are not calling it a record, but the amount that came in at this year’s 2021 Canadian County Junior Livestock Show and Sale certainly topped the previous year.
The gross receipts this year came in at $227,650, compared to $225,783 in 2020.
Canadian County Fair Board President, Kelly Beck said this year was the top show they have had in the county.
“This was the best of all the 49 Spring Livestock Shows and Sales this county has put on! The emotional factor of this being our final sale at our home for the last 49-years, helped us achieve a jaw dropping success at this year’s sale.”
Lana Sherry, Yukon FFA, had the Grand Champion Heifer, a Limousin.
Beck said, “A heartfelt thank you goes out to our generous premium buyers and add-on bonus contributors who gave an astounding gross receipt of $227,650, exceeding last year’s gross of $225,783. The breakdown of this year’s contributions were $110,450 in auction premium bids and $117,200 in add-on bonus.”
The sale of 78 4-H and FFA member’s livestock projects wrapped up last week’s Canadian County Spring Livestock Show. Next year’s inaugural spring Livestock Show at the new state of the art facility, southeast of El Reno at Hwy. 81 and
Beck said, “The entire fair board would like to tip our hats to everyone who played a part supporting the youth of Canadian County. We’re especially grateful to our premium auction buyers and those who added bonus money to each of the 78 animals sold at Tuesday evening’s auction.”
This year’s Grand Champion Market Steer was a Charolais steer exhibited by Madison Shout of El Reno 4-H. Her 1,395-pound steer brought a total of $2,750.00 and was purchased by Navigation Energy.
Gavin Straka of Yukon FFA exhibited the Grand Champion barrow. His 280-pound Crossbred barrow sold for $1,000.00 and was purchased by Yukon Ag Booster Club.
Next, the gavel dropped on a Grand Champion Market Lamb owned by Callen Minard of Yukon FFA. His natural-colored lamb netted a total premium of $700. The buyer of Callen’s lamb was Yukon Ag Booster Club.
The meat goats were sold in the ring under the gavel of auctioneer Jon Cooper. The Grand Champion Goat exhibitor was Baylor Pearson of El Reno FFA. His market goat wether sold for $2,500 in premiums. The buyers who purchased Baylor’s market animal were Hudiburg and El Reno’s Buyer’s Group.
The highest premium paid Tuesday evening went to Landri Bennett of Yukon FFA. Her 230-pound Hampshire barrow was purchased by First Bank of Texas for a total of $8,500.
As for the Reserve Grand Champions, Bryson Cooper of El Reno 4-H sold his Hampshire barrow for $1,750 to Blanc Farms and Brandon Schroder of Schroder Grain. Reserve Grand steer was another Charolais steer, owned by Emma Riggs of Yukon FFA and brought $3,000 after being purchased by West Point Self Storage and Darren Garrett.
The Reserve Grand overall market lamb was a Natural exhibited by Shelby Harland of Mustang FFA. Her market lamb was purchased by Camino Natural Resources for $450. Finally, the Reserve Grand meat goat wether, owned by Kenna Gay from Piedmont 4-H, was purchased by Darren and Michelle Garrett for $500.
Results of the beef heifer show were as follows: Grand Champion Heifer was a Limousin shown by Lana Sherry from Yukon FFA, Reserve Grand Champion Heifer was a Hereford exhibited by Landon Rakestraw from El Reno FFA, and this year’s Bronze Heifer Award went to Kayden Offolter-Bow from Yukon FFA, with her Simmental Heifer.
Just prior to the sale, the 2021 Livestock Show Scholarship recipients were announced and given their awards. First place and a $1,000 scholarship went to Lana Sherry of Yukon FFA, $750 was awarded to Liberty Carson of Yukon FFA, and $500 was awarded to Raven Smith Calumet FFA, Jessica Dougan from Mustang FFA, and Zane Avant of El Reno FFA.
The Canadian County Fair Board thanked Ken Carpenter Auction & Realty, LLC for their time and effort hosting the first ever online auction portion of Tuesday evening’s sale. Also, a salute to Jon Cooper with OKC West Livestock Auction, for lending us his auctioneering talents at Tuesday night’s sale.
“The fair board wishes all exhibitors from Canadian County the best of luck to many of these local youth who are headed to the Oklahoma Youth Expo in Oklahoma City this week,” Beck said.