HARRISBURG – The Supreme Champion swine at the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show was the winning Spotted Swine, DHAL9 Hope 9-4, exhibited by 11-year-old Dalton Hall of Rattlesnake Mt. Farm in Julian, Centre County.
Judge Jim Rodibaugh, Rensselaer, Ind., chose the March bred gilt from 162 entries from eight different breeds.
The Supreme Champion topped the Bred Gilt sale, selling for $1,300. The sale averaged nearly $503 on 153 lots, with 133 buyers from 11 states.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding congratulated all the exhibitors and presented the supreme champion banner to Hall.
The champion and reserve champion gilts of each breed were:
Berkshire Champion: JTP9 Gold Miss 3-7, James T. Parlett & Son, Airville, York Co.
Res. Champion: CBH9 Gold Miss 39-5, Charles & Mark Hall, Rattlesnake Mt. Farm, Julian, Centre Co.
Chester White Champion: TM 9 Emily 1-5, James T. Parlett & Son, Airville, York Co.
Res. Champion: SL19 Wide Power 101-2, Lazarus Farm, Germansville, Lehigh Co.
Duroc Champion: DCHH9 MS Chest 1, Holloway Genetics, Glen Rock, York Co.
Res. Champion: 1CHA9 MS Tool Box 1-2, Chambers Family Farm, Punxsutawney, Indiana Co.
Hampshire Champion: DCHH9 Hangtime 3-8, Holloway Genetics, Glen Rock, York Co.
Res. Champion: DCHH9 SPF WW West 5-1, Holloway Genetics, York Co.
Landrace Champion: LAG9 Sampson 10-5, Grant Lazarus, Germansville, Lehigh Co.
Res. Champion: JAR09 Wilma M 2-3, Robinson Farm, Delta, York Co.
Poland China Champion: JCS9 Bling America 101-3, John C. Strawbridge, Whitehall, Lehigh Co.
Res. Champion: JCS9 Holy Cow Showtime 107-3, John C. Strawbridge, Whitehall, Lehigh Co.
Spotted Swine Champion: DHAL9 Hope 9-4, Dalton Hall, Rattlesnake Mt. Farm, Julian, Centre Co.
Res. Champion: LRS9 Rosa 1-1, Robinson Farm, Delta, York Co.
Yorkshire Champion: RRWY 9 Spotlight 13-1, Wilson Brothers, New Freedom, York Co.
Res. Champion: JOEB9 Amy 18-12, John Ebersole, Duncannon, Perry Co.
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 270 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 9-16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10.
For more information, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.
For pictures of the swine show, click here.