Area sheep breeders win premier banners at KILE


HARRISBURG, Pa. – Sheep breeders from Ohio and western Pennsylvania earned several top honors at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition held earlier this month in Harrisburg, Pa.
In the Columbia show, Richard and Mary Ann Johnson of Quincy, Ohio, showed the champion ram and also won the premier breeder honor.
The Johnsons were also the premier exhibitor and premier breeder in the natural colored show.
(A complete list of grand and reserve champion winners was published in the Oct. 11 Farm and Dairy.)
Debbie and Denise Deal of Navarre, Ohio, were named premier breeders in the Hampshire sheep show, earning the reserve champion ram and third place exhibitor flock ribbons along the way.
Leann Johnson of Minerva, Ohio, showed the winning exhibitor’s flock in the Oxford show, the reserve and grand champion rams, and reserve and grand champion ewes. She was also the show’s premier exhibitor.
J.L. and G.L. Diehl of Deerfield, Ohio, had the reserve champion ram and the grand champion ewe in the Shropshire show, showed the winning exhibitor’s flock and won both the premier exhibitor and breeder awards.


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