BEST cattle show program ends fifth year with record numbers

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MARYSVILLE, Ohio – The 2004 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) Program wrapped up June 11 with its annual awards banquet at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield.

Each year a recruitment award is presented to the individual who recruits the most new members to the BEST Program and the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association. Laura Kline of Stark County won the 2003-2004 recruitment award.

Bred-and-owned. The top three points winners in the bred-and-owned heifer division were: Bailey Harsh, Delaware County; Josh VanHorn, Morgan County; Molly Greenawalt, Highland County.

The top three points winners in the bred-and-owned steer division were: Jacque Knipe, Muskingum County; Blake Campbell, Greene County; Jacob Smith, Sandusky County.

Showmanship. 2004 OCA BEST Showmanship Winners included:

Champion beginner showman, Madison Clark, Miami County; reserve champion, Jessica Harsh, Delaware County.

Champion junior showman, Megan Greenawalt, Highland County; reserve champion Junior Showman, Bailey Harsh, Delaware County.

Champion intermediate showman, Ben Martindale, Greene County; reserve champion intermediate showman, Becky Wical, Warren County.

Champion senior showman, Josh Greenhorn, Greene County; reserve champion senior showman, Mike Clark, Miami County.

Show winners. The following junior exhibitors were recognized with awards:

Grand champion Angus heifer, Bailey Harsh, Delaware County; reserve champion Angus heifer, Kayla Alexander, Clinton County. Grand champion Angus steer, Stephanie Dickson, Morrow County; reserve champion Angus steer, Eric Gahler, Ottawa County.

Grand champion AOB heifer, Rachel Linder, Stark County; reserve champion AOB heifer, Josh VanHorn, Morgan County. Grand champion AOB steer, Rebecca Wical, Warren County.

Grand champion Chianina heifer, Laura Kline, Stark County; reserve champion Chianina heifer, Julie DeChristofaro, Trumbull County. Grand champion Chianina steer, Blake Campbell, Greene County; reserve champion Chianina steer, Nick Pontius, Pickaway County.

Grand champion Crossbred heifer, Jessica Harsh, Delaware County; reserve champion Crossbred heifer, Ashley Winters, Morrow County. Grand champion Crossbred steer, Jacque Knipe, Muskingum County; reserve champion Crossbred steer, Kyleigh DeFrank, Jefferson County.

Grand champion Gelbvieh heifer, Kim Rahe, Wood County; reserve champion Gelbvieh heifer, Allen Cook, Clark County. Grand champion Gelbvieh steer, Kim Rahe, Wood County; reserve champion Gelbvieh steer, Allen Cook, Clark County.

Grand champion Hereford heifer, Kaci Menzie, Guernsey County; reserve champion Hereford heifer, Denelle Billman, Tuscarawas County. Grand champion Hereford steer, Bethann Miller, Stark County; reserve champion Hereford steer, Denelle Billman, Tuscarawas County.

Grand champion Limousin heifer, Megan Greenawalt, Highland County; reserve champion Limousin heifer, Josh VanHorn, Morgan County. Grand champion Limousin steer, Jacob Smith, Sandusky County; reserve champion Limousin steer, Josh Porter, Muskingum County.

Grand champion High Percentage Maine-Anjou heifer, Madison Clark, Miami County; reserve champion High Percentage Maine-Anjou heifer, Alexis Johnson, Union County. Grand champion Maine-Anjou heifer, Paige Kiesewetter, Miami County; reserve champion MaineTainer heifer, Ben Martindale, Greene County. Grand champion Maine-Anjou steer, Leah Geuy, Champaign County; reserve champion Maine-Anjou steer, Hans Baltzly, Stark County.

Grand champion Shorthorn heifer, Mike Clark, Miami County; reserve champion Shorthorn heifer, Scott Winkle, Greene County. Grand champion Shorthorn steer, Jacque Knipe, Muskingum County; reserve champion Shorthorn steer, Angie Barhorst, Shelby County.

Grand champion Appendix Shorthorn heifer, Molly Greenawalt, Highland County; reserve champion Appendix Shorthorn heifer, Sarah Porter, Muskingum County. Grand champion Appendix Shorthorn steer, Brad Dinnen, Greene County; reserve champion Appendix Shorthorn steer, Zack Taylor, Clark County.

Grand champion Simmental heifer, Josh VanHorn, Morgan County; reserve champion Simmental heifer, Kody Seemann, Henry County. Grand champion Simmental steer, Dustin Linder, Stark County; reserve champion Simmental steer, Jeff Jackson, Ashtabula County.

Grand champion market heifer, LeeAnn Evans, Clark County; reserve champion market heifer, Bethann Miller, Stark County.

2004 BEST Bred & Owned Champions:

Angus heifer, Bailey Harsh, Delaware County; Angus steer, Bethaney Enos, Guernsey County.

Chianina heifer, Megan Kalb, Wyandot County; Chianina steer, Blake Campbell, Greene County.

Hereford heifer, Wyatt Flatter, Greene County; Hereford steer, Denelle Billman, Tuscarawas County.

Limousin heifer, Maggie Ray Gurney, Seneca County; Limousin steer, Jacob Smith, Sandusky County

High Percentage Maine-Anjou heifer, Heather Halderman, Preble County

MaineTainer heifer, Courtney Trimbach, Warren County; Maine-Anjou steer, Ben Martindale, Greene County.

Shorthorn steer, Jacque Knipe, Muskingum County

Appendix Shorthorn heifer, Molly Greenawalt, Highland County

Simmental heifer, Josh VanHorn, Morgan County; Simmental steer, Dustin Linder, Stark County.

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