TULSA, Okla. — More than 1,000 young Oklahoma 4-H and FFA students participated in the AFR Commercial Cattle Grading Contest Oct. 3 at the Tulsa State Fair.
“This is one of the most worthwhile, educational activities these young people can be involved in,” Terry Detrick, AFR president said. “If they are going to be involved, in any way, in the livestock industry, this teaches them to evaluate the structure of that animal and how productive it will be at market time.”
Detrick said this is another example of how AFR serves the youth of Oklahoma.
“We’re building the future of rural Oklahoma, one young leader at a time!”
Top FFA individual winners were: 1st – Zabre Pound, Porum; 2nd-Kyle Massey, Adair; 3rd-Jace Hollingshed, Oklahoma Union; 4th-Hannah Becker, Nowata; 5th-Nathan Habekott, Stillwater; 6th- Neecie Gillinn, Henryetta; 7th-Nick Purcell, Adair; 8th- Payge Polm, Oilton; 9th-Alissa Lelacheur, Oklahoma Union; 10th-Lonnie Mills, Sand Springs.
Top 4-H individual winners were: 1st – Kin Zee Todd, Porter; 2nd – Kayleigh Boydston, Oktaha; 3rd – Brooke Kilgore, Coweta; 4th – Chasin Smalley, Oklahoma Union; 5th – Gracie Watson, Oktaha; 6th – Jakob Blackwell, Oktaha; 7th – Noah Sheedy, Okmulgee County; 8th- Cooper Franklin, Muskogee County; 9th – Kalen Groves, Beggs; 10th – Cheyenne Byrd, Okmulgee County.
FFA team winners were: 1st -Adair with members Kylee Massey, Colten Sharp, Dalton Wade and Raylyn Thompson; 2nd – Oilton with members Payge Polm, Brianna Jackson and Katie Poulter; 3rd -Henryetta with members Neecie Gillinn, Joey Watson, Ryan Clark and Jaylee Treagesser; 4th – Nowata with members Hannah Becker, Ty Bell and Jacob Johnston; 5th – Oklahoma Union FFA with members Alissa Lelacheur, Evie Moore, Ty McGovern and Kade Hollingshed.
4-H team winners were: 1st -Oktaha with members Kayleigh Boydston, Gracie Watson and Jakob Blackwell; 2nd-Muskogee County with members Cooper Franklin, Braydan Robinson, Luke Spradlin and Wayne Duke; 3rd – Porter with members Kin Zee Todd, Kaleb Brewer and Allie Brown; 4th- Okmulgee Co. with members Noah Sheedy, Cheyenne Byrd, Corey Cecil and Brandon Cecil; 5th -Muskogee County with members include: Christin Hammans, Stryker Chappell, Jace Jackson, and Emily Lewis.
Top three winners in the adult division were: 1st- Christy Jennings; 2nd-Cody Dawson; 3rd-William Bergman.
Individual photos of the winners are posted on the AFR Youth Facebook page.
—American Farmers & Ranchers
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