Ohio Beef Expo youth take home championships for cattle born, bred and raised in Ohio

The 34th Ohio Beef Expo Junior Show was recently held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. This year’s show included separate championship drives for the Buckeye Breeders Series (BBS) - a division of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s (OCA) Beef Exhibitor Show Total (BEST) program that features registered cattle born, bred and raised in Ohio. 

The BBS division at the Expo was sponsored by Bob Evans Farms. The season’s sponsoring partners are Dickson Cattle Co., The Folks Printing Co., Jones Show Cattle and R.D. Jones Excavating.  BBS Market Animals were evaluated by Tim Fitzgerald, IN, and the BBS Heifer show judge was Glen Martin, TX. The champions of this year’s show are as follows: 

Breeding Heifers 

Champion BBS Angus - Skylar Ward, Preble County - Bred by Skyler Ward

Reserve BBS Angus - Ella Pietranton, Belmont County - Bred by Trails End Farm/Eric Dunfee, Belmont 

Champion BBS Charolais - Ellis Davis, Highland County - Bred by Ellis Davis, Hillsboro

Reserve BBS Charolais - N/A 

Champion BBS % Charolais - Rylee Bloomfield, Crawford County - Bred by Duane Shawk

Reserve BBS % Charolais N/A 

Champion BBS Chianina - Wyatt King, Seneca County - Bred by DJ Show Cattle, Bloomville

Reserve BBS Chianina - Becca Pullins, Meigs County - Bred by Kathy Lehman, Shelby 

Champion BBS Hereford - Delaney Chester, Morrow County - Bred by Delaney Chester

Reserve BBS Hereford - Maddox Cupp, Fairfield County - Bred by Maddox Cupp 

Champion BBS High % Maine-Anjou -  Evelyn Koehler, Fairfield County - Bred by Hayden Smith, Millersburg

Reserve BBS High % Maine-Anjou - Raymond Beneker - Butler County - Bred by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod 

Champion BBS MaineTainer - Brextyn Grabiel, Morrow County - Bred by Caitlin Schaub, Wapakoneta

Reserve BBS MaineTainer - Olivia Wood, Meigs County - Bred by Rife Show Cattle, Washington C.H. 

Champion BBS Shorthorn - Logan Schroeder, Defiance County - Bred by Taylor Justus, London 

Reserve BBS Shorthorn - Karly Goetz, Ottawa County - Bred by Karly Goetz, Oak Harbor 

Champion BBS Shorthorn Plus - Ella Reed, Fairfield County - Bred by Gage Painter

Reserve BBS Shorthorn Plus - Ella Forni, Licking County - Bred by Boyert Show Cattle 

Champion BBS Purebred Simmental -  McKalynne Helmke, Tuscarawas County - Bred by McKalynne Helmke

Reserve BBS Purebred Simmental -  Payton Shepard, Henry County - Bred by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod 

Champion BBS % Simmental - Collin Fedderke, Henry County - Bred by Hara Farms

Reserve BBS % Simmental - Brooke Stottsberry, Noble County - Bred by Brooke Stottsberry 

Champion High % AOB - Hannah Schaub, Auglaize County - Bred by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod

Reserve High % AOB - Jack McDaniel, Champaign County - Bred by Mackenzie Grimm, Springfield 

Champion Low % AOB - Tucker Shepard, Henry County - Bred by Hannah Schroeder, Columbus Grove

Reserve Low % AOB -  D'lelah Laber, Highland County - Bred by Seldom Rest Farms, Hillsboro 

Market Animals 

Champion BBS Angus - Madison Paden, Guernsey County - Bred by Diamond T Land & Cattle Co., Bidwell
Reserve BBS  Angus - N/A 

Champion BBS Charolais - Kendra Marty, Wayne County - Bred by Corner Post Farms, Republic

Reserve BBS Charolais -  N/A 

Champion BBS Chianina - Karissa Treadway, Warren County - Bred by Karissa Treadway, Franklin

Reserve BBS Chianina - Alexis Perry, Ottawa County - Katie Frey, West Unity 

Champion BBS Hereford -  Mason Love, Fairfield County - Bred by Mason Love, Fairfield

Reserve BBS Hereford - Paige Lee, Preble County - Bred by Emma Helsinger, West Manchester 

Champion BBS Maine-Anjou - James Myers, Licking County - Bred by Winegardner Show Cattle, Harrod

Reserve BBS Maine-Anjou - Jayla Ricer, Pike County - Bred by Addison Niese, Shelby 

Champion BBS Shorthorn - Carson Pahl, Wyandot County - Bred by Seth Vogel, Winchester

Reserve BBS Shorthorn - Joshua Blakeman, Jackson County - Bred by Caroline Winter, Ashville 

Champion BBS ShorthornPlus - Evelyn Koehler, Fairfield County - Bred by Kerry Lawrence & Family, Hebron

Reserve BBS ShorthornPlus - Allison Lust, Crawford County - Bred by Addison Niese, Shelby 

Champion BBS Simmental -  Carson Barton, Clinton County - Bred by Chole Snider, Mount Sterling

Reserve BBS Simmental -  Jackson Brandt, Tuscarawas County - Bred by McKee Farms - Gambier, Ohio 

Champion BBS AOB - Kaitlyn Mattis, Perry County - Bred by Wyatt Binckley, Newark

Reserve BBS AOB Gage Farrar, Jackson County - Bred by Gage Farrar

Photos available upon request

Posted: March 29, 2022