Harrisburg – Hayden Demniak, 11, of Carmichaels, Greene County, was awarded the top spot in the Market Lamb Show at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Demniak’s 145-pound market lamb named “Nasty Boy” was named Grand Champion Market Lamb after being crowned Champion Crossbred Heavyweight and Champion Overall Crossbred.
Judge Robert Hare of Winchester, Ohio, said, “This is a family project; it’s great to see so much support from the state of Pennsylvania for youth.”
Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb honors were awarded to Alix Hochard of Somerset, Somerset County. Hochard exhibited a 146-pound Hampshire wether that was awarded Champion Hampshire before taking the Reserve Grand Champion title.
Prior the final drive, Agriculture Secretary George Greig welcomed everyone to the show and thanked the exhibitors for being involved in agriculture. He remarked “These young people are the future of agriculture and I am very proud of each one of them.”
Reserve Champion Hampshire: Tiffany Johnson of Melcroft, Fayette Co.
Champion Southdown: Sierra Zimmerman of Stevens, Lancaster Co.
Reserve Champion Southdown: Chelsea Dale of Reinholds, Lancaster Co.
Champion Suffolk: McCartney Register of Mill Hall, Centre Co.
Reserve Champion Suffolk: Katelyn Walbridge of Mill Hall, Centre Co.
Champion All Other Breed: Raymond Biebel of Waterford, Erie Co.
Reserve Champion All Other Breed: Shelby Rarick of Fleetwood, Berks Co.
Champion Lightweight: Brittani Hook of Lewisburg, Union Co.
Reserve Champion Lightweight: Alyssa Debnar of New Florence, Westmoreland Co.
Champion Middleweight: Chandler Carey of Montoursville, Lycoming Co.
Reserve Champion Middleweight: Nick Pudliner of New Florence, Indiana Co.
Champion Light Heavyweight: Delaney Carey of Montoursville, Lycoming Co.
Reserve Champion Light Heavyweight: Allyson Carl of Halifax, Dauphin Co.
Reserve Champion Heavyweight: Brynlin Carey of Montoursville, Lycoming 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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