Harrisburg – The Supreme Champion swine at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show was the winning Yorkshire, JTPS1 Flair 1-9, exhibited by James Parlett of Airville, York County.
Judge Al Christian, Ames, Iowa, chose the February bred gilt from 153 entries comprising eight different hog breeds.
Parlett’s pig topped the bred gilt sale, selling for a record $2,500. The sale average was $688.
Agriculture Secretary George Greig congratulated all the exhibitors and presented the supreme champion banner to Parlett.
The champion and reserve champion gilts of each breed were:
Berkshire Champion: CHL31 Ms Studman 6-9, exhibited by Lynn E. Lazarus, Germansville, Lehigh Co.
Res. Champion: JTP1 Plus Miss 2-9, exhibited by James T. Parlett Jr., Airville, York Co.
Chester White Champion: KWF11 Ms Tonto Gonzal 11-4, exhibited by Ken Wetzel, Rossiter, Indiana Co.
Res. Champion: RB1 Debbie 5-4, exhibited by Rodger Bankert, Hanover, York Co.
Duroc Champion: DCHH1 Ms Chest 3-10 exhibited by David Holloway, Glen Rock, York Co.
Res. Champion: CBHR1 Ms Tool Box 3-10, exhibited by Carroll Herr Jr., Pequea, Lancaster Co.
Hampshire Champion: JTPS1 Angela 1-12, exhibited by James Parlett, Airville, York Co.
Res. Champion: RRWY1 Ms Bam Walnut 19-3, exhibited by Wilson Brothers, New Freedom, York Co.
Landrace Champion: RRWY1 Ms Iron Man 10-2, exhibited by Wilson Brothers, New Freedom, York Co.
Res. Champion: LAG1 Karlstorp 7-4, exhibited by Grant Lazarus, Germansville, Lehigh Co.
Poland China Champion: JCS1 Passionate Smoke 105-1, exhibited by John Strawbridge, Whitehall, Lehigh Co.
Res. Champion: JCS1 Groundwire 114-2, exhibited by John Strawbridge, Whitehall, Lehigh Co.
Spotted Swine Champion: DHAL Hope 44-9, exhibited by Dalton Hall, Julian, Centre Co.
Res. Champion: RA1 Hope 44-9, exhibited by Russell and Ginger Kegg, Bedford, Bedford Co.
Yorkshire Champion: JTPS1 Falir 1-9, exhibited by James Parlett, Airville, York Co.
Res. Champion: RRWY1 Ashley 18-1, exhibited by Wilson Brothers, New Freedom, York Co.
The 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 7-14 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.
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