XENIA — Sarah Harner showed the champion shorthorn heifer during the Best of the Buckeye show at the Ohio State Fair.
The program recognizes top Ohio bred, born and registered calves, along with the breeder and exhibitor, in each breed division at the two shows. The Best of the Buckeye program is coordinated by Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and held in conjunction with the Ohio Beef Expo and Ohio State Fair. The Best of the Buckeye program had a strong year with more than 260 head of cattle nominated by youth and breeders, adding more registered animals to the show and doubling the number of classes for several breeds.
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.
Harner’s heifer was bred by Jeff Winkle of Cedar Lane Farm in Cedarville.
Xenia Daily Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.