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PA Farm Show Steer Competition Tips Hat to Franklin County Girl
1/8/2012

Harrisburg – Lindsay Upperman of Chambersburg, Franklin County, took Grand Champion Market Steer honors with her 1,315-pound light heavyweight crossbred steer, Stetson, on Sunday, Jan. 8, at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Upperman, 19, was proud of her homebred and owned steer and said, “He’s my baby. That I bred him made it that much more sweet.” 

Chris MacCauley of Atglen, Chester County, earned Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer. MacCauley’s 1,325-pound crossbred steer was also from the light heavyweight class.

Dr. Doug Parrett from the University of Illinois judged 57 market steers. As a beef cattle extension specialist, Parrett teaches courses of beef production as well as meat animal evaluation. He also works with a beef cattle research program investigating beef efficiency and sustainability of the beef program.

Champion and Reserve Champions of each breed are:

Champion Angus Steer – Jared Fessler, Lebanon Co.
Reserve Champion Angus Steer – Freddy Frey, Lancaster Co.
Champion Hereford Steer – Troy Longenecker, Lebanon Co.
Reserve Champion Hereford Steer – Jayson Lux, Philadelphia Co.
Champion Shorthorn Steer – Ruby E. Monn, Cumberland Co.
Reserve Champion Shorthorn Steer – Alexis Cash, York Co.
Champion Other Purebred Steer – Brody Fitzgerald, Chester Co.
Reserve Champion Purebred Steer – Megan Vonada, Clinton Co.
Champion Lightweight Crossbred Steer – Andrea Foore, York Co.
Reserve Champion Lightweight Crossbred Steer – Kassidi Good, Armstrong Co.
Champion Middleweight Crossbred Steer – Lena M. Bioni, Washington Co.
Reserve Champion Middleweight Crossbred Steer – Bryce Fitzgerald, Chester Co.
Champion Light Heavyweight Crossbred Steer – Lindsay Upperman, Franklin Co.
Reserve Champion Light Heavyweight Crossbred Steer – Chris MacCauley, Chester Co.
Champion Heavyweight Crossbred Steer – Paige Stahl, Somerset, Co.
Reserve Champion Heavyweight Crossbred Steer – Jacob Diamond, Fayette Co.
Champion Crossbred – Lindsay Upperman, Franklin Co.
Reserve Champion Crossbred – Chris MacCauley, Chester Co.

The 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

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