The Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association debuted its first STACK Summer Classic pig show at the Kingfisher County Fairgrounds on Saturday, hosting 275 statewide entries by more than 100 youth participants.
“The STACK Summer Classic was an excellent evening of celebrating Oklahoma’s youth and their hard work on their livestock projects,” said Bray Haven, OKOGA field representative. “The turnout was larger than we expected for it being the first year of this event. The oil and natural gas industry had a strong showing as well, with oil and gas employees whose kids competed in the show and others who came simply to show their support for the youth and to build relationships in the community. OKOGA member companies want to be good partners in the areas where we have active development. Our hope is this event is one of many to show our commitment to Oklahoma’s communities and their local economies.”
OKOGA members including Chaparral Energy, Devon Energy, Cimarex, Cheniere Energy, Chesapeake Energy, Marathon Oil and GEODynamics sponsored the event which featured gilts and barrows, awarding more than $10,000 in cash and prizes.
Ty Goss of Leedey’s FFA chapter was awarded the $1,000 Grand Champion cash prize. Garrison Straka of El Reno won the $500 Reserve Champion cash prize for his 4-H chapter entry. Nine Breed Champion exhibitors received Yeti Tundra Roadie coolers and nine Reserve Breed Champion exhibitors received 30-ounce drink tumblers.
Rockwater Energy and Select Energy Services and their employees provided free grilled meals for those attending the event.