Harrisburg - Cody Steele from Brockway, Jefferson County, exhibited the Grand Champion Overall Junior Meat Goat on Thursday, Jan. 12, during the 96th Pennsylvania Farm Show.
World Class was named champion after taking the Champion Purebred title and being selected as the class winner for the 10-12-month-olds.
Reserve Grand Champion Junior Meat Goat honors went to Hayden Remesburg of Middletown, Dauphin County, with his goat LBCSZ6 Ruth. Ruth was named Reserve Champion Purebred after winning the 19-24 month class.
Judge Mike Borsch from Jacobsville, Ohio, evaluated the goats based on soundness, broodiness, age and conformation.
Youth meat goat breeders from across Pennsylvania competed in the show's three divisions: Purebred, Percentage and Crossbred. The Keystone Goat Producer's Association sponsored embroidered chairs for the champions of each division.
The results of each division were as follows:
Champion Purebred: Cody Steele from Brockway, Dauphin County, with JPHIL World Class
Reserve Champion Purebred: Hayden Remesburg from Middletown, Dauphin County, with LBCSZ6 Ruth
Champion Percentage: Lindsey Zeigler of Biglerville, Adams County, with DLBG1 Betty Boop
Reserve Champion Percentage: Nicole McCord of Delta, York County, with NDM Queen Islanzadi
Champion Crossbred: Hannah Easter of Gettysburg, Adams County, with Rebel Yell
Reserve Champion Crossbred: Kayla Romberger of Pitman, Schuylkill County, with Harmony
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.
For more information, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.
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