Champion lamb selected at Farm Show

HARRISBURG — Samantha Adams of Bedford, Pa., took home the grand champion banner in the junior market lamb show Jan. 11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Adams, with her 126-pound crossbred market lamb, outperformed 227 entries for her fourth grand champion win at the Farm Show. A member of the Farming Around 4-H club, this energetic 16-year-old has received the honors of grand champion junior market goat, reserve grand champion junior market lamb, and grand champion junior market lamb in 2007, 2006, and 2005, respectively. She has exhibited at the Farm Show for eight years.

Abbey Benninghoff of Bessemer, Lawrence County, exhibited the reserve champion, which was also the Hampshire champion. Benninghoff has been exhibiting at the Farm Show for 10 years and is a member of the Mohawk FFA chapter.

Other junior market lamb show winners were:

Dorset
Champion: Aubrey Moon, Somerset (Somerset County)
Reserve: Haley Plotts, Salona (Clinton County)

Hampshire
Champion: Abbey Benninghoff, Bessemer (Lawrence County)
Reserve: Chandler Carey, Montoursville (Lycoming County)

Southdown
Champion: Brock Plotts, Salona (Clinton County)
Reserve: Abby Finkenbinder, Newville (Cumberland County)

Suffolk
Champion: Lexie Matthews, Scenery Hill (Washington County)
Reserve: Sebastion Debnar, New Florence (Indiana County)

Other meat purebred
Champion: Emily Walbridge, Mill Hall (Clinton County)
Reserve: Jeffrey Norris, Hopewell (Bedford County)

Lightweight crossbred
Champion: Bianca Fesenbeckh, McVeytown (Huntingdon County)
Reserve: Brianna Isenberg, Indiana (Indiana County)

Middleweight crossbred
Champion: Samantha Adams, Bedford (Bedford County)
Reserve: Zachary Cox, Bedford (Bedford County)

Light heavyweight crossbred
Champion: Jake Dzurino, Washington (Washington County)
Reserve: Ethan Virgili, Carmichaels (Greene County)

Heavyweight crossbred
Champion: Garett Keith, Clymer (Indiana County)
Reserve: Lindsey Bosanac, Monongahela (Washington County)

Champion crossbred
Champion: Samantha Adams, Bedford (Bedford County)
Reserve: Jake Dzurino, Washington (Washington County)

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