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Huntingdon County Woman ‘Sparkles’ in Goat Show at 2010 PA Farm Show
1/15/2010

Harrisburg – Ann Weikel’s Toggenburg doe, GCH Rockspring T Gstone Gemstar, was named Dairy Goat Best Doe in Show on Friday, Jan. 15, at the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. This is Weikel’s third consecutive victory in the show. 

Weikel, owner of Rockspring Farm in Blairs Mills, Huntingdon County, also exhibited Best of Breed LaMancha with her goat “Dorothy.”

Judge Daniel Considine, Portage, Wis., said of Gemstar, “This doe’s shoulder assembly and strength of pastern is what really set her apart from the rest of the breeds.”
 
Seven breeds and divisions were represented totaling 297 head in the show, including Alpine, LaMancha, Nubian, Saanen, Toggenburg, All Other Purebreds and Recorded Grades.
 
The results for the seven divisions are as follows:
 
Alpine
Grand Champion and Best of Breed: Milar-Farm Laurel Lonestar, exhibited by Catherine Soult of Newport, Perry Co.
Reserve Grand Champion: Country-Acres BD Sweetie, exhibited by Heather Moffitt of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co.

LaMancha
Grand Champion: SG Rockspring DK Dorothy, exhibited by Ann Weikel of Blairs Mills, Huntingdon Co.
Reserve Grand Champion: Betty’s Acres BN Rosamund, exhibited by Betty Bronson of Lewisburg, Union Co.

Best of Breed:
SGCH Rockspring VirgDande Dorothy, exhibited by Ann Weikel of Blairs Mills, Huntingdon Co.

Nubian
Grand Champion and Best of Breed:
SGCH Lilac Corners Choclit Cupcake, exhibited by Diana Holder of Slatington, Lehigh Co.
Reserve Grand Champion: Ziggy-Acres TXE Shamrock, exhibited by Kathryn Sciotti of Ephrata, Lancaster Co.
Saanen
Grand Champion and Best of Breed: OHF CPP Mada, exhibited by Mike Sciotti of Ephrata, Lancaster Co. Reserve Grand Champion: Lilac Corners Felicity, exhibited by Diana Holder of Slatington, Lehigh Co.

Toggenburg
Grand Champion:
Bettys Acres A Dione, exhibited by Betty Bronson of Lewisburg, Union Co.
Reserve Grand Champion: Bettys Acres K Randi, exhibited by Betty Bronson of Lewisburg, Union Co.

Best of Breed:
GCH Rockspring T Gstone Gemstar, exhibited by Ann Weikel of Rockspring Farm located in Blairs Mills, Huntingdon Co.
 
All Other Purebreds
Grand Champion and Best of Breed: Twilight Laughter Nevaeh, exhibited by Lisa Shumack of Little Marsh, Tioga Co.
Reserve Grand Champion: Rosa Sharn Up Bliss, exhibited by Ann Weikel of Rockspring Farm located in Blairs Mills, Huntingdon Co.

Recorded Grade
Grand Champion and Best of Breed:
Foggy-Hollow Kam Jockey, exhibited by Cathy Soult of Newport, Perry Co.
Reserve Grand Champion: Bettys Acres R Garbo, exhibited by Betty Bronson of Lewisburg, Union Co.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 285 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. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.

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