Harrisburg - Open Dairy Goat entries made their way into the show ring on Friday Jan. 13 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Judge Robin Saum from Lancaster, Ohio commended exhibitors on the quality of the animals and the depth of the show.
A total of 344 entries were exhibited from across the commonwealth. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mathew Meals awarded this year's winners.
Best Doe in Show was awarded to SGCH Lilac Corners Chocalit Cupcake exhibited by Diana Heimbach of Macungie, Lehigh Co.
Other winners included:
Alpine Champion: Stuck on Farm Rena exhibited by Amanda Kehs of Hellertown, Northampton Co.
Alpine Reserve Champion: Rainbow Colors Do Shanghai exhibited by Gwen Musselman of New Enterprise, Bedford Co.
LaMancha Champion: SG Rock Spring Dorm Dalit Daydream exhibited by Ann Weikel from Blairs Mills, Blair Co.
Lamancha Reserve Champion: CH Betty's Acres BN Rosamund exhibited by Betty Bronson of Lewisburg, Union Co.
Nubian Champion: SGCH Lilac Corners Chocalit Cupcake exhibited by Diana Heimbach of Macungie, Lehigh Co.
Nubian Reserve Champion: Tioga Farm Carmelita exhibited by Marcia Boney of Little Marsh, Tioga Co.
Saanen Champion: C-Creek Cptt Velvet exhibited by Janice Kessler of Dover, York Co.
Saaned Reserve Champion: Lilac Corners Amazon River exhibited by Diana Heimbach of Macungie, Lehigh Co.
Toggenburg Champion: Betty's Acres A Beth exhibited by Betty Bronson of Lewisburg, Union Co.
Toggenburg Reserve Champion: Rockspring T Gabriele Gabbie exhibited by Ann Weikel of Blairs Mills, Blair Co.
All Other Purebreds Champion: C-Creek Valentine Ysabel exhibited by Ed Kessler of Dover, York Co.
All Other Purebreds Reserve Champion: Twilight Laughter CS Maggie May exhibited by Lisa Shumack, Westfield, Tioga, Co.
Recorded Grade Champion: C-Creek Valentines Zamantha owned by Jance Keesler of Dover, York County
Recorded Grade Reserve Champion: CH Betty Acres K- Ritze Bitz owned by Betty Bronson of Lewisburg, Union 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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