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Laura Dahl, Director
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*For Immediate Release*
Livestock Show Draws Youth From Five States
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 06/14/06

Goodwell, Okla. -- Representing five states, 250 area youth and their families brought their show animal projects to Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s England Activity Center on Sunday, May 28. The judge, Dr. John Rayfield of Lubbock, Texas, evaluated 86 hogs, 52 lambs, and 59 head of cattle.

OPSU’s Livestock Judging Coach and Instructor, Aaron Preator, remarked, “The show provides another opportunity for the youth to have their animals judged by a professional and also gives them more practice in the show ring. Dr. Rayfield is one of the most respected judges in the business.” Preator also said that the Reserve Grand Champion lamb, owned by Brittany Weinheimer, is a lamb she purchased from OPSU.

Top awards went to the following:

Hope Thomas Laverne, Okla. Grand Champion Steer Shorthorn
Brett Frantz Balko, Okla. Reserve Champion Steer Chianina
Katie Deal Garden City, Kan. Grand Champion Heifer Maine Anjou
Alex Naylor Balko, Okla. Reserve Champion Heifer Maine Anjou
Breeley Elliott Hartley, Texas Grand Champion Hog Crossbred
Garrett Hill Farwell, Texas Reserve Champion Hog Duroc
Kaylonni Williams Liberal, Kan. Grand Champion Lamb Crossbred
Brittany Weinheimer Claude, Texas Reserve Champion Lamb Crossbred
photos by Aaron Preator        






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