Ohio Beef Expo winners, sale toppers

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MARYSVILLE, Ohio – Beef breeders from Farm and Dairy country exhibited a number of grand and reserve champion bulls and heifers at the 2002 Ohio Beef Expo, March 15-17 in Columbus.

Winners by breed in the open show include:

Angus. Paradise Cattle Co., Ashville, Ohio, champion bull; Rains Angus, Mercer, Pa., reserve champion bull; Tyler Weisel, Louisville, Ohio, champion female; O’Hayes Farms, Cumberland, Ohio, reserve champion female.

The Angus sale grossed $197,000; 52 bulls sold averaged $1,765, and 51 females averaged $2,102.

Gelbvieh. Knicely Cattle Co., Norwich, Ohio, champion bull; Maple Valley Farm, Hillsboro, Ohio, reserve champion bull; Hilltop Haven Farm, Strange Creek, W.Va, champion female; Maple Valley Farm, reserve champion female.

Eleven Gelbvieh cows and bulls sold to buyers from four states.

Hereford. NS Polled Herefords, Mason, Ohio, champion bull; JJ Detwiler Land and Cattle, Salesville, Ohio, reserve champion bull; Spring Lane Farm, Leetonia, Ohio, champion female; JJ Detwiler Land and Cattle, reserve champion female.

The Hereford sale grossed $70,700; 8 bulls sold averaged $2,331, and 24 females averaged $1,895. Two flushes sold for an average of $2,575.

Limousin. Double G Farms, West Alexandria, Ohio, champion bull; Circle L Limousin, Burbank, Ohio, reserve champion bull; Day Limousin, Castalia, Ohio, champion female; Van Horn Limousin, Malta, Ohio, reserve champion female.

The Limousin sale grossed $45,875; 16 bulls sold averaged $1,638, and 12 females averaged $1,740; 25 semen straws sold for an average of $60.

Shorthorn. Brookwood Farms, Franklin, W.Va., champion bull; Rob Smith and Family, Millersburg, Ohio, reserve champion bull; Bill Fugate, Linden, Ind., champion female; Hobby Horse Farm, Kingston, Ohio, reserve champion female.

The Shorthorn sale grossed $127,900; 19.5 bulls sold averaged $1,912, and 36 females averaged $2,280. Three embryos sold at an average of $2,860.

Simmental. Circle S Simmentals, Cygnet, Ohio, futurity champion; Jim and Elain Hatfield, Greenfield, Ohio, futurity reserve champion; Circle L Simmental, Cygnet, Ohio, champion female; Cody Spooner, Claysville, Pa., reserve champion female.

The Simmental sale grossed $117,855; six bulls sold averaged $2,383.33, and 45 females averaged $1,827.22. Four cow-calf pairs sold for an average of $2,900; 18 embryos sold at an average of $137.77. Five semen straws also sold at an average of $110.

Belted Galloway. Driftwood Farm, S.C., champion bull; Blackstone Valley and Uphill, N.Y., reserve champion bull; Graysone Farm, Ky., champion female; Uphill Farm, N.Y., reserve champion female.

Piedmontese. Stelly Farms, Long Beach, Miss., champion bull; White Diamond Ranch, Albion, Mich., reserve champion bull; Stelly Farms, champion female; Brocker Farms/Chapman Farms, Dewitt, Mich., reserve champion female.

Murray Grey. Sandbriar Farms, Roanoke, Ind., champion bull; Painter Farms, Hebron, Ohio, reserve champion bull; Monarch Oak Farm, Marietta, Ohio, champion female and reserve champion female.

Other sales. The Chianina sale grossed $15,000; three bulls sold averaged $1,183, and seven females averaged $1,375. Four embryos sold at an average of $456.25 for a gross of $1,825.

The Maine-Anjou sale grossed $215,700. Bull average was $2,306.25 and female average was $2,230.10.

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