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HARRISBURG – 180 Boer goats were shown in the Open Boer Goat Show on Saturday, Jan. 15, at the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show. 

Julie Brown of Valrico, Fla., served as judge for the event, who commented on the “animal quality being much higher than expected.”  Additionally, Brown was pleased that they held an aged doe class to highlight the importance of longevity within the breed. 

Competitors came from across Pennsylvania to compete in classes of both purebreds and percentage animals.

Results for the three classes are as follows:

Percentage Boer Does
Grand Champion: WINHL Windy Hill Elite Harmony, exhibited by Darla Romberger of Pitman, Schuylkill Co.
Reserve Grand Champion: DTM Boer Goats Medusa, exhibited by Douglas Masser of Pitman, Schuylkill Co.

Purebred Boer Does
Grand Champion: Glamour Girl, exhibited by Whitney Kessinger of East Berlin, Adams Co.
Reserve Grand Champion: Rose, exhibited by Hayden Remsburg of Middletown, Dauphin Co.

Purebred Boer Bucks
Grand Champion: Ronsal Trump Card, exhibited by Stacey Sands of Tunkhannock, Wyominc Co.
Reserve Grand Champion: ADVBG Apollo, exhibited by Beth Hartzog of Patton, Cambria 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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