Gazette News Report
CEDARVILLE — The father-daughter team of Tim and Samantha Boeck of Cedarville recently placed third overall for their Chianina heifer during the junior show Best of The Buckeye show.
Hosted by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA), the Best of the Buckeye program is held in conjunction with the Ohio Beef Expo and Ohio State Fair. The Expo had a strong show with more than 215 head of cattle nominated by youth and breeders, adding more registered animals to the show and doubling the number of classes for several breeds.
Samantha Boeck, 20, was the exhibitor, while Tim Boeck was the breeder.
The program recognizes top Ohio bred, born and registered calves, along with the breeder and exhibitor, in each breed division at the two shows. Best of the Buckeye provides Ohio seedstock breeders with an enhanced marketing opportunity for Ohio bred, born and registered steers and heifers, creates a source of more moderately priced show steers and heifers by providing a program with awards and prestige, and attracts new participants interested in showing at the Ohio Beef Expo and/or the Ohio State Fair.
A total of $45,000 was presented between the two shows in the form of premiums, scholarships and awards. Every winning Best of the Buckeye exhibitor received a basic premium of $300 for champion, $200 for reserve champion, and $100 for third overall. Ohio breed associations also contributed additional premiums.
Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.