Harrisburg - Saanen doe, GCH Tradewinds RL Sabrina was named Best Doe in Show on Friday, Jan. 14, at the 2011 PA Farm Show in Harrisburg. Sabrina was exhibited by Todd Biddle of Elizabethtown, Lancaster County.
Biddle's four-year-old Saanen goat is just one out of his herd called "Royal Colors." Biddle additionally won Reserve Grand Champion of the Saanen Breed with his Sno-Dreams MQJ Peppermint Patty.
Judge Barbara Norcross of Havenhill, N.H., commended all exhibitors on "the tremendous amount of work they put into bringing and presenting animals in the show." Judge Norcross is an American Dairy Goat Association Advanced Judge and has been judging for 28 years.
The judge explained that Sabrina's "excellent mammary system, especially height and width of her rear udder attachment" set her above the rest of the competition.
Seven breeds and divisions were represented in the competition including Alpine, La Mancha, Nubian, Toggenburg, Saanen, All Other Purebreds and Record Grades.
All other results are as follows:
Grand Champion: Rainbow Colors Sea Moosie, exhibited by Aleah Loose of Hollidaysburg, Blair Co.
Reserve Grand Champion: Rainbow Colors DO Sami, exhibited by Rick and Gwen Mussleman of New Enterprise, Bedford Co.
Grand Champion: Rockspring Dorm Dlite Daydream, exhibited by Ann Weikel of Blairs Mills, Huntingdon Co.
Reserve Grand Champion: Rockspring Virg Dandy Dorothy, exhibited by Ann Weikel of Blairs Mills, Huntingdon Co.
Grand Champion: Lilac Corners Choclit Creampie, exhibited by Diana Holder of Macungie, Lehigh Co.
Reserve Grand Champion: Risin' Creek Sure Éclair, exhibited by Laura Medved of Union Dale, Susquehanna Co.
Grand Champion: C-Creek WMT Yanni, exhibited by Edward Kessler of Dover, York Co.
Reserve Grand Champion: Sno-Dreams MQJ Peppemint Patty, exhibited by Todd Biddle of Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co.
Grand Champion: Rockspring T Gab Gabbie, exhibited by Ann Weikel of Blairs Mills, Huntingdon Co.
Reserve Grand Champion: Rockspring Pop Gemstart Gemstone, exhibited by Ann Weikel of Blairs Mills, Huntingdon Co.
All Other Purebreds
Grand Champion: Rockspring Ugene Bliss Blondie, exhibited by Ann Weikel of Blairs Mills, Huntingdon Co.
Reserve Grand Champion: C-Creek Valentine Ysabel, exhibited by Edward Kessler of Dover, York Co.
Grand Champion: C-Creek Valentine Zamantha, exhibited by Janice Kessler of Dover, York Co.
Reserve Grand Champion: CH Bettys Acres R Garbo, exhibited by Betty Bronson of 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 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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