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Redlands third annual Cattle Extravaganza draws top attendance

El Reno, Okla. - - Redlands Community College hosted the third annual Cattle Extravaganza on Jan. 4. It was the largest turn out in the events history with 204 entries.

April Bow, Agriculture Coordinator of Continuing Education and Beef Show Team Advisor, said, "The Redlands beef team hosts the cattle show each year to raise money for their program. The number of people we get on the Royse campus is impressive. Parents, sponsors, breeders, students, and others have the opportunity to see Redlands' facilities and meet the agriculture faculty. The event is a powerful recruiting tool."

Members from 4-H and Future Farmers of America organizations came from across the state to compete. Three different shows were available for participants to enter; heifer, prospect steer, and market steer.  The show was judged by Kody Lucherk from Floresville, Texas.  He graduated from Texas Tech University and was an All- American Livestock Judger.    

Redlands Judging Coach and Agriculture Instructor, Brandon Callis expressed his appreciation for all the hard work the Redlands faculty, staff, and students put into this event and cannot wait for events to come. "The Cattle Extravaganza is quickly becoming a premier event for 4-H and FFA students around the state. The beef team does an outstanding job raising support through sponsors and show vendors. The exhibitors love the prizes given away and the chance to compete against some of the states elite cattle. We had a great group of people put on a great event. I was happy to be a part of it," said Callis.

More than $3500 in cash, scholarships, and prizes were given out to the winners.

Top placers were:

  • Grand Heifer- Braelyn Berlowitz of Cushing, Okla.
  • Reserve Grand Heifer-Kylee Oyler of Clinton, Okla.
  • Third Best Heifer-Kylee Kelley of Yukon, Okla.
  • Grand Prospect Steer- Seth Tucker of Lindsay, Okla.
  • Reserve Grand Prospect Steer- Mariah Sperle of Cordell, Okla.
  • Third Best Prospect Steer- Grady Chaplin of Weatherford, Okla.
  • Grand Market Steer- Grady Chaplin of Weatherford, Okla.
  • Reserve Grand Market Steer- Braelyn Berlowitz of Cushing, Okla.
  • Third Best Market Steer- Avrie Nowakowski of McLoud, Okla.