HARRISBURG - The Supreme Champion swine at the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show was a Yorkshire, JTPSO Flair 2-7, exhibited by James Parlett, from Airville, York County.
Judge Al Christian of Iowa State University chose the February-bred gilt from 160 entries from eight different breeds.
The Supreme Champion also topped the Bred Gilt sale, selling for $1,700, setting a Farm Show record. The sale averaged $632 on 157 lots, with 188 bidders from 13 states, making it the second highest Farm Show sale average.
Agriculture Secretary Russell C, Redding congratulated all the exhibitors and presented the supreme champion banner to Parlett.
The champion and reserve champion gilts of each breed were:
Berkshire Champion - GBIO Miss CL Multiple 17-1, Innerst Berkshires, Red Lion, York Co.
Res. Champion - CBHO Supreme Lady 10-4, Charles & Mark Hall, Rattlesnake Mt. Farm, Julian, Centre Co.
Chester White Champion - February Gilts 26-7, Ken Wetzel Family, Rossiter, Indiana Co.
Res. Champion - RBO Ms Mighty Special 3-10, Roger Bankert Family, Hanover, York Co.
Duroc Champion - 11-9, Ken Wetzel Family, Rossiter, Indiana Co.
Res. Champion - KJFO Hannah 21-9, EDN-RU Jerseys, Centre Hall, Centre Co.
Hampshire Champion - DCHHo Barron 4-6, Holloway Genetics, Glen Rock, York Co.
Res. Champion - DCHHO Hangtime 3-9, Holloway Genetics, Glen Rock, York Co.
Landrace Champion - RRWYO Iron Man 3-9, Wilson Brothers, New Freedom, York Co.
Res. Champion - RRWYO Iron 3-6, Wilson Brothers, New Freedom, York Co.
Poland China Champion - JCSO Holy Cow 101-3, John Strawbridge, Whitehall, Lehigh Co.
Res. Champion - JCSO Atom Bomb Concrete 113-3, John Strawbridge, Whitehall, Lehigh Co.
Spotted Swine Champion - LLBO Waikiki 10-7, Lazarus Brothers, Germansville, Lehigh Co.
Res. Champion - DHALO Hope 12-8, Dalton Hall, Rattlesnake Mt. Farm, Julian, Centre Co.
Yorkshire Champion - JTPSO Flair 2-7, James Parlett, Airville, York Co.
Res. Champion - JTPSO Brenda 1-4, James Parlett, Airville, York Co.
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 290 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 8-15 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10.
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