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HEIFER: The Grand Champion Heifer at the 2017 Ohio Beef Expo, Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer, was exhibited by Taylor Morbitzer of Franklin County.

Ohio Beef Expo produces several Junior Show champions

March event in Columbus offers 800 steers and heifers.

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Junior Show spotlighted over 800 steers and heifers March 19, during the 2017 Ohio Beef Expo at the Ohio Exposition Center in Columbus.

Tom Hawk, Illinois, evaluated the breeding heifers, while Matt Copeland, New Mexico, assessed the market animals.

Breeding heifers
• Grand Champion Shorthorn Plus — Taylor Morbitzer, Franklin County
• Reserve Champion Purebred Simmental — Meghan Reed, Sandusky County
• 3rd Overall Champion Chianina — Abbie Collins, Preble County
• 4th Overall Champion Percentage Simmental — Justin Reed, Sandusky County
• 5th Overall Champion Angus — Justin Siefker, Allen County
• 6th Overall Champion MaineTainer — Kathy Lehman, Richland County
• 7th Overall Reserve Champion Angus — Delaney Jones, Allen County
• 8th Overall Reserve Percentage Simmental — Matthew Koverman, Scioto County
• 9th Overall Champion High Percentage AOB — Erin Dilger Lawrence, Licking County
• 10th Overall Champion Hereford — Lindsey Pugh, Stark County


• Champion Angus — Justin Siefker, Allen County
• Reserve Angus — Delaney Jones, Allen County


• Champion Chianina — Abbie Collins, Preble County
• Reserve Chianina — Hailee Carter, Holmes County


• Champion Hereford — Lindsey Pugh, Stark County
• Reserve Hereford — Maddox Cupp, Fairfield County


• Champion High Percentage Maine — Caitlin Schaub, Auglaize County
• Reserve High Percentage Maine — Bailey Wagner, Hardin County


• Champion MaineTainer — Kathy Lehman, Richland County
• Reserve MaineTainer — Erin Dilger Lawrence, Licking County


• Champion Shorthorn — Emily Dahse, Gallia County
• Reserve Shorthorn Olivia Wood, Clinton County


• Champion ShorthornPlus — Taylor Morbitzer, Franklin County
• Reserve ShorthornPlus — Kathy Lehman, Richland County


• Champion Purebred Simmental — Meghan Reed, Sandusky County
• Reserve Purebred Simmental — Allison Herr, Fulton County


• Champion Percentage Simmental — Justin Reed, Sandusky County
• Reserve Percentage Simmental — Matthew Koverman, Scioto County


• Champion Miniature Hereford— Walker Wiley, Morrow County
• Reserve Miniature Hereford — JT Popick, Stark County


• Champion High Percentage AOB — Erin Dilger Lawrence, Licking County
• Reserve High Percentage AOB — Kylie O’Brien, Wood County


• Champion Low Percentage AOB — Hanna Schroeder, Putnam County
• Reserve Low Percentage AOB — Jordan Johnson, Gallia County


• Champion Crossbred — Will Harsh, Delaware County
• Reserve Crossbred — Kinley Kreis, Muskingum County


STEER: The Grand Champion Steer at the 2017 Ohio Beef Expo, Champion Crossbred Steer, was exhibited by Addison Jones of Allen County.

Market Animals
• Grand Champion Crossbred, Division III Champion — Addison Jones, Allen County
• Reserve Champion Crossbred, Division IV Champion — Carson Shafer, Treble County
• 3rd Overall Champion Chianina — Lori Millenbaugh, Crawford County
• 4th Overall, 3rd Overall Crossbred, Res. Division 3 Crossbred — Elizabeth Heintz, Auglaize County
• 5th Overall, 4th Overall Crossbred, Res. Division 4 Crossbred — Paige Pence, Clark County
• 6th Overall Champion Maine— Anjou — Beau Johnson, Gallia County
• 7th Overall Champion ShorthornPlus — Kinzee Shafer, Preble County
• 8th Overall, 5th Overall Crossbred, Champion Division 1 — Jonna Goss, Hocking County
• 9th Overall Champion Market Heifer — Kiersten Wilcox, Darke County
• 10th Overall Champion Shorthorn — Carter McCauley, Guernsey County

• Champion Angus — Carly Sanders, Highland County
• Reserve Angus — Maggie Pollard, Defiance County

• Champion Chianina — Lori Millenbaugh, Crawford County
• Reserve Chianina — Lance Brinksneader, Darke County

• Champion Hereford — Hayden Smith, Holmes County
• Reserve Hereford Ross — Michael, Montgomery County

• Champion Maine-Anjou — Beau Johnson, Gallia County
• Reserve Maine-Anjou — Colleen Minges, Butler County

• Champion Shorthorn — Carter McCauley, Guernsey County
• Reserve Shorthorn — Tanner Cordes, Montgomery County

• Champion ShorthornPlus — Kinzee Shafer, Preble County
• Reserve ShorthornPlus — Sydney Sanders, Highland County

• Champion Simmental — Madison Paden, Gurensey County
• Reserve Simmental — Morgan Mazey, Wood County

• Champion Miniature Hereford — Luke Strow, Wood County
• Reserve Champion Miniature — Henry Strow, Wood County

• Champion AOB — Danielle Whitted, Portage County
• Reserve AOB — Jessica Zwick, Stark County

• Champion Market Heifer — Kiersten Wilcox, Darke County
• Reserve Market Heifer — Brooke Hayhurst, Wayne County

• Champion Division I Crossbred — Jonna Goss, Hocking County
• Reserve Division I Crossbred — Callie Daniels, Allen County

• Champion Division II Crossbred — Addie Shaffer, Lake County
• Reserve Division II Crossbred — Cambell Gostomsky, Darke County

• Champion Division III Crossbred — Addison Jones, Allen County
• Reserve Division III Crossbred — Elizabeth Heintz, Auglaize County

• Champion Division IV Crossbred — Carson Shafer, Preble County
• Reserve Division IV Crossbred — Paige Pence, Clark County

• Champion Crossbred Div. III Champion — Addison Jones, Allen County
• Reserve Crossbred Div. IV Champion — Carson Shafer, Preble County
• 3rd Overall Crossbred Res. Div. III Champion — Elizabeth Heintz, Auglaize County
• 4th Overall Crossbred Res. Div. IV Champion — Paige Pence, Clark County
• 5th Overall Crossbred Div. I Champion — Jonna Goss, Hocking County

Major sponsors of the event included Evans Cattle Co., Schaeffer Show Cattle, Green Oak Farms, BioZyme Inc., Fayette County Cattle Feeders, Ohio Farm Bureau county organizations, and K-Buildings, Elgin Service Center.

Source: Ohio Cattlemen’s Association

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