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Youth Shepherds ‘Reign In’ Championship Success at the 2010 PA Farm Show
1/16/2010

Harrisburg – Youth Sheep Breed Champions were selected on Friday, Jan., 15 at the Junior Breeding Sheep Show, held at the PA Farm Show.
 
Bob Leib of Tevre Haute, Ind., was charged with judging the Junior Sheep Show and selected Grand Champion ewes and rams for the 13 breed divisions: Cheviot, Corriedale, Dorset, Hampshire, Montadale, Natural Colored, Oxford, Rambouillet, Shropshire, Southdown, Suffolk, All Other Meat Breeds, and All Other Meat Breeds.

The Breeding Sheep Outstanding Young Shepherd contest combines exhibitors’ scores from the Junior Lamb Skill-a-thon, with scores from Friday’s Junior Breeding Sheep Show, where showmanship and sheep quality earned points toward the award.

The Results of the Youth Show were:

Southdown
Champion Ram: Olivia Waggoner, East Berlin, York Co.
Reserve Champion Ram: Derek Wilson, Titusville, Crawford
Champion Ewe: Derek Wilson, Titusville, Crawford Co.
Reserve Champion Ewe: Derek Wilson, Titusville, Crawford Co.

Dorset
Champion Ram: Olivia Waggoner, East Berlin, York Co.
Reserve Champion Ram: Caleb Wright, Alexandria, Huntingdon Co.
Champion Ewe: Olivia Waggoner, East Berlin, York Co.
Reserve Champion Ewe: Caleb Wright, Alexandria, Huntingdon Co.

Cheviot
Champion Ram: Shelby Rarick, Fleetwood, Berks Co.
Champion Ewe: Shelby Rarick, Fleetwood, Berks Co.
Reserve Champion Ewe: Shelby Rarick, Fleetwood, Berks Co.

Corriedale
Champion Ram:
Christopher Blackadar, Riegelsville, Northampton Co.
Reserve Champion Ram: Wes Marquis, Danboro, Bucks Co.
Champion Ewe: Justin Lytle, Lincoln University, Chester Co.
Reserve Champion Ewe: Christopher Blackadar, Riegelsville, Northampton Co.

Hampshire
Champion Ram: Bridgett McConn, West Alexander, Washington Co.
Champion Ewe: Alyssa Lytle, Lincoln University, Chester Co.
Reserve Champion Ewe: Emily Lytle, Lincoln University, Chester Co.

Rambouillet
Champion Ram:
Richard K Powell, Rome, Bedford Co.
Champion Ewe: Richard K Powell, Rome, Bedford Co.
Reserve Champion: Richard K Powell, Rome, Bedford Co.

Shropshire
Champion Ram: Shane Raffensberger, Manheim, Lancaster Co.
Reserve Champion Ram: Benjamin Shughart, Carlisle, Cumberland Co.
Champion Ewe: Shane Raffensberger, Manheim, Lancaster Co.
Reserve Champion Ewe: Shane Raffensberger, Manheim, Lancaster Co.

Suffolk
Champion Ram: Christopher MacCauley, Atglen, Chester Co.
Champion Ewe: Christopher MacCauley, Atglen, Chester Co.
Reserve Champion Ewe: Christopher MacCauley, Atglen, Chester Co.

Montadale
Champion Ewe: Troy Longenecker, Annville, Lebanon Co.
Reserve Champion Ewe: Elijah Claycomb, Everett, Bedford Co.

Natural Colored
Champion Ram: Andrew Kiess, Linden, Lycoming Co.
Reserve Champion Ram: Andrew Kiess, Linden, Lycoming Co.
Champion Ewe:  Andrew Kiess, Linden, Lycoming Co.
Reserve Champion Ewe: Andrew Kiess, Linden, Lycoming Co.

Oxford
Champion Ewe: Brittany Truax, Hustontown, Fulton Co.
Reserve Champion Ewe: Brittany Truax, Hustontown, Fulton Co.

All Other Meat Breeds
Champion Ram: Nicholas Loughman, Claysville, Washington Co.
Champion Ewe: Jade Zimmerman, Reinholds, Lancaster Co. 
Reserve Champion Ewe: Nicholas Loughman, Claysville, Washington Co.

All Other Wool Breeds
Champion Ram:
Jake Pursel, Riverside, Northumberland Co.
Champion Ewe: Elizabeth Tonkin, Newville, Cumberland Co. 
Reserve Champion Ewe: Elizabeth Tonkin, Newville, Cumberland Co. 

Breeding Sheep Outstanding Young Shepard
Division 1:
Troy Longenecker, Annville, Lebanon Co.
Division 2: Christopher MacCauley, Atglen, Chester Co.
Division 3: Elijah Claycomb, Elijah Claycomb, Everett, Bedford Co.
Division 4: Alyssa Lytle, Lincoln University, Chester 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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