Harrisburg – Hannah Boltz of Grantville, Dauphin County, grabbed the ultimate title of Supreme Champion during the Poultry Show on Saturday, Jan. 7, during the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
Joshua Cassar of Lansdale, Montgomery County, eagerly snatched up the Reserve Supreme Champion title. Both exhibitors also snagged other prestigious titles, including Grand Champion Bantam and Grand Champion Large Fowl, respectively.
Boltz and Cassar received their awards from the Agriculture Secretary George Greig.
The Poultry Show, through the help of Penn State Cooperative Extension, has been growing extensively in the past 10 years and now has more than 1,800 birds.
The show was judged by poultry experts, Robert Powell of Pennsylvania, Rick Hare of New York, and Mark Wasylkowski of Delaware.
Other winners from Saturday’s show include:
Supreme Champion – Singlecomb Leghorn White, Hannah Boltz, Grantville, Dauphin Co.
Reserve Supreme Champion – Leghorn Single Comb Light Brown, Joshua Cassar, Lansdale, Montgomery Co.
Grand Champion Large Fowl – Ameraucana Buff, Joshua Cassar, Lansdale, Montgomery Co.
Will Kitsch, Mohnton, Berks Co.
Reserve Champion Large Fowl – Leghorn Single Comb Light Brown, Will Kitsch, Mohnton, Berks Co.
Champion Waterfowl – White Muscovy, Cassie Shea, Hershey, Dauphin Co.
Reserve Waterfowl – Black East Indie, Reed Smith, Telford, Bucks Co.
Champion Bantam – Singlecomb Leghorn White, Hannah Boltz, Grantville, Dauphin Co.
Reserve Bantam – Old English Game Wheaton, Jodi Musick, Latrobe, Westmoreland Co.
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 285 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 9-16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.
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