Harrisburg - Champion Purebred/Full Blood Boer Doe, Ronsal Ace in the Hole, exhibited by Brett Peterson, was named Grand Champion Junior Meat Breeding goat on Thursday, Jan. 13, at the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Peterson, from Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, topped nearly 100 entries in the show with her 12-month-old goat. Her brother, Tyler Peterson, had the Reserve Grand Champion goat, 12-month-old Purebred/Full Blood Boer Doe Ronsal Traminette. The two champions were half-sisters.
Tyler Peterson also exhibited the Champion Percentage Boer Doe, 12-month-old Ronsal Penny Lane.
Robert Dinsmore, of Jefferson, Md., judged the junior meat goat show. Dinsmore evaluated the meat breeding goats on skeletal dimension, structural correctness, muscularity, doe properties and docility.
Youth meat goat breeders from across Pennsylvania competed in the shows three divisions: Purebred, Percentage and Crossbred. The Keystone Goat Producer's Association sponsored engraved chairs for the champions of each division.
The results of the three divisions are as follows:
Purebred Boer Doe:
Champion Purebred/Full Blood Boer Doe: Ronsal Ace in the Hole, Brett Peterson, Tunkhannock, Wyoming County
Reserve Champion Purebred Boer Doe: Ronsal Traminette, Tyler Peterson, Tunkhannock, Wyoming County
Percentage Boer Doe:
Champion Percentage Boer Doe: Ronsal Penny Lane, Tyler Peterson, Tunkhannock, Wyoming County
Reserve Champion Percentage Boer Doe: Na-Lin Goats Ruehlr's Southern Pride, Natasha Zeigler, Biglerville, Adams County
Champion Crossbred Doe: Snookie, Haylee Dietrich, York, York County
Reserve Champion Crossbred Doe: Nollie, Haylee Dietrich, York, York County
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.
For more information, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.
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