Kansas State Fair Market Wheat Show results

Posted September 25, 2017

The Wheat State was showcased very well at the 2017 Kansas State Fair Market Wheat Show. Wheat samples were collected across the state and were then analyzed by the Kansas Grain Inspection Service and tabulated by local Extension agents. Points were awarded for milling and baking quality (determined by variety characteristics), test weight, protein content, dockage and the number of shrunken and broken kernels.

The winners are as follows:

Class 1: All Hard White Wheat Varieties

  1. Kenneth Gerstberger, Leoti
  2. Melvin Hair, Brownell
  3. J. Frank Mages, Spearville
  4. Melvin Hair, Brownell
  5. Robbie Yost and Paul Yost, Montezuma

Class 2: All Hard Red Winter Blends

  1. James Jensby, Belleville
  2. Royden Derstein, Ford
  3. Derstein Brothers- J. Derstein, Ford
  4. Janet Williams, Offerle
  5. Peggy Zukowske, Bellville

Class 3: All Other HRW Varieties or Hybrids

  1. Kasen Robinson, Garden City
  2. Leon Dunn, St. John
  3. Meade Farms-Lynn Meade, Lewis
  4. Greg Smith, Larned
  5. Braden Robinson, Garden City

Class 4: All WestBred/Monsanto/HRW Varieties

  1. E&D Farms- Earl Smith, Marienthal
  2. Chris Schneider, Olmitz
  3. Lyle Katz, Kinsley
  4. Troy Strnad, Wellington
  5. Newell Farms- Lane Newell

Class 5: KSU Hard Red Winter Varieties

  1. Brian Dunn, St. John
  2. Leon Dunn, St. John
  3. Maurice Bleumer, Wright
  4. Lear Farms, Garden City
  5. Phil Dickson, Preston

Class 6: Other Public HRW Varieties

  1. Fred Newby, Pratt
  2. Kevin Heft, Greensburg
  3. Mark Ketterl, Lewis
  4. Gamble Farms-Ki Gamble, Greensburg
  5. Lyle Katz, Kinsley

The Grand Champion sample came from Brian Dunn, Stafford County. The Reserve Grand Champion of this year’s show was Leon Dunn, Stafford County. This show is sponsored by K-State Research and Extension, American Ag Credit, the International Association of Operative Millers, the Kansas Grain Inspection Service, Kansas Wheat and Monsanto/WestBred.

For more information on the Market Wheat Show, contact your local K-State Research and Extension Office.

Source: High Plains Journal