HARRISBURG, Pa. – Sheep competed recently at the 46th annual Keystone International Livestock Exposition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa.
Shropshire. J.L. and G.L. Diehl Farm of Deerfield, Ohio, was awarded the premier breeder and exhibitor banners in the Shropshire show, in addition to the champion sale ewe.
The Diehls were also the owners of the reserve champion ewe. The grand champion ewe was exhibited by Ron and Rob Brown of Saegertown, Pa.
The grand champion ram winner was Jeffrey McConn Jr. of West Alexander, Pa., and Emily Washburn of Gouverneur, NY, took home reserve champion ram honors.
Oxford. Everett Oxfords of Upper Blaer Eddy, Pa., took champion Oxford ram honors and Gerald Thoma took the reserve champion ram and premier exhibitor titles.
The champion ewe and premier breeder awards also went to Everett Oxfords.
The reserve champion ewe was awarded to Garges Brothers Livestock in Telford, Pa.
Hampshire. Kalen Poe of Franklin, Ind., exhibited the champion Hampshire ram and Double Bar D of Navarre, Ohio, had the reserve champion ram.
The champion ewe title went to Hope’s Hampshires in Knoxville, Md., and reserve champion ewe went to Heth Hampshires of Columbia, Md.
Hope’s Hampshires also was the premier breeder, and Double D Bar was the premier exhibitor.
Champion sale ewe went to Tim and Sarah Fleener of Robesonia, Pa.
Suffolk. Shane Conaway of Newville, Pa., was awarded the champion ram banner in the Suffolk show, in addition to the reserve champion ewe title.
Reserve champion ram honors went to Wiford Suffolks of Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Tugles Sheep Farm in Marysville, Ohio, had the champion sale ewe, and Wind Valley Farm of Oakham, Mass., had the champion ewe.
Premier exhibitor went to Conaway, and premier breeder went to Breezeview/McCavley in Atglen, Pa.
Merino. Greenwood Hill Farm in Hubbardston, Mass., took the champion ram honors in the Merino show.
Randy Frame of Blue Rock, Ohio, had the reserve champion ram, champion and reserve champion ewe and premier exhibitor and breeder.
Corriedale. Limekiln Corriedales of Limekiln, Pa., had the champion ram in the Corriedale show.
K&K Corriedales of Ashland, Ohio, took the reserve champion ram and reserve champion ewe honors.
Champion ewe and premier exhibitor and breeder went to Apple Hill Farm in Spring City, Pa.
Dorset. Mithoeffer Dorsets of Lafayette, Pa., walked away from the Dorset show with champion ram and premier exhibitor and breeder titles.
McCauley Dorsets of Atglen, Pa., had the reserve champion ram.
The champion ewe banner went to Sunrise Farms of Harrisburg, Pa., and the reserve champ ewe title went to Sandy Hill Farms LTD, in Newbury, Ohio.
Cheviot. John Easton and M. Trostle of Windsor, Pa., took grand champion ram in the Cheviot show.
Reserve champion ram and champion ewe went to Lo-Ke Cheviots of Rome, Pa. In addition, Lo-Ke took premier exhibitor and premier breeder awards home.
Easton and Trostle were awarded with the reserve champion ewe.
Southdown. Scenic View Farm of Clarksburg, Pa., took champion and reserve champion ram, champion and reserve champion ewe and premier exhibitor and breeder at the Southdown show.
Nicholas Fowler of Salesville, Ohio, had the champion sale ewe.
Montadale. My Montadales of Newbury, Ohio, had the champion ram at the Montadale show, and Salfner Montadales of Warwick, Md., had the reserve champion ram.
Salfner Montadales also had the champion sale ewe.
Reserve champion sale ewe went to Kuykendall Montadale of Richland Center, Wis.
Weston Farm of Glen Arm, Md., took champion ewe, and Northstar Montadales of Windham, Maine, took reserve champion ewe.
Fleece wins five champion awards
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Rob Calvert of Mercer, Pa., walked away with five of the seven champion awards in the wool competition at the 46th annual Keystone International Livestock Exposition.
Calvert received the rosettes for the grand champion and reserve champion fleece, champion and reserve champion purebred fleece and champion commercial flock fleece.
Lynn Zerphey of Halifax, Pa., was selected as the winner of the champion and reserve champion of natural-colored fleece.
In the commercial farm flock fleece championship, the reserve champion winner was Craig Packer of Dry Run, Pa.
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