Harrisburg – The two-day open sheep show at the 2011 PA Farm Show ended on Saturday, Jan. 15, with the selection of the Open Supreme Sheep.
The Grand Champion Southdown Ewe, exhibited by Derek Wilson of Titusville, Crawford County, caught the judge’s eye and bested the 13 other champions to win the Supreme Champion title.
Wool breed judge David Smith from Earl Park, Ind., and meat breeds judge Kyle Thayer of Cummington, Mass., sorted through 478 entries of 13 breeds before selecting the animal of the show.
The breeds included: Cheviot, Corriedale, Dorset, Hampshire, Merino, Montadale, Natural Colored, Oxford, Shropshire, Southdown, Suffolk, All Other Breeds Wool and All Other Breeds Meat.
The Results of the Open Show were:
Cheviot Champion Ram: Erdenheim Farm, Lafayette Hill, Montgomery Co.
Cheviot Champion Ewe: Kyle MacCauley, Atglen, Chester Co.
Corriedale Champion Ram: Ruth Hartman, Limekiln, Berks Co.
Corriedale Champion Ewe: Ruth Hartman, Limekiln, Berks Co.
Dorset Champion Ram: Olivia Waggoner, East Berlin, Adams Co.
Dorset Champion Ewe: Olivia Waggoner, East Berlin, Adams Co.
Hampshire Champion Ram: Alyssa Lytle, Lincoln University, Chester Co.
Hampshire Champion Ewe: Emily Lytle, Lincoln University, Chester Co.
Merino Champion Ram: Bob Calvert, Mercer, Mercer Co.
Merino Champion Ewe: Bob Calvert, Mercer, Mercer Co.
Montadale Champion Ram: Tisha Ebling, Lebanon, Lebanon Co.
Montadale Champion Ewe: Tisha Ebling, Lebanon, Lebanon Co.
Natural Colored Champion Ram: Andrew Keiss, Linden, Lycoming Co.
Natural Colored Champion Ewe: Karen Fleishell, Carlisle, Cumberland Co.
Oxford Champion Ram: Karen Fleishell, Carlisle, Cumberland Co.
Oxford Champion Ewe: Brittany Truax, Hustontown, Fulton Co.
Shropshire Champion Ram: Derek Bollinger, Manheim, Lancaster Co.
Shropshire Champion Ewe: Derek Bollinger, Manheim, Lancaster Co.
Southdown Champion Ram: Jade Wilson, Titusville, Crawford Co.
Southdown Champion Ewe: Derek Wilson, Titusville, Crawford Co.
Suffolk Champion Ram: Chris MacCauley, Atglen, Chester Co.
Suffolk Champion Ewe: Chris MacCauley, Atglen, Chester Co.
All Other Breeds Meat Champion Ram: Mindy Irvine, West Sunbury, Butler Co.
All Other Breed Meat Champion Ewe: Mindy Irvine, West Sunbury, Butler Co.
All Other Breeds Wool Champion Ram: Ramona Butt, New Park, York Co.
All Other Breeds Wool Champion Ewe: John and Kate Bostek, Fairfield, Adams 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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