Locals show champions at KILE


HARRISBURG, Pa.. – Jake Logan of Irvin, Pa.., won the grand champion steer title with his steer, Heatseeker, during the junior steer show held during the Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE) at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.
Logan first won the middleweight class before winning the champion title.
Logan, 16, is a 4-H member and shows steers and hogs at his county fair in Westmoreland County.
Taking reserve champion with her lightweight class winner was Lacey Murray of Garrett, Pa..
Shorthorns. Tyler Cates of Cates Farms in Modoc, Ind., dominated the Shorthorn show.
Cates earned premier breeder, grand champion bull, bull, grand champion female, and reserved grand champion.
Rhonda Gottschalk of Greencastle, Ind., took home the grand champion heifer title.
John and Carol Wildesen were awarded premier exhibitor award and best of six. The Wildesens own 70 Shorthorn, Angus, and Crossbred cattle on their 202-acre farm in Westminster, Md..
Angus. The grand champion bull of the Angus show was MK Tomahawk owned and exhibited by Chris Wojo, Myron Kennedy and Jack Clark of Hagerstown, Md.
This Maryland team has won several honors with this bull including junior champion at the Maryland State Fair, grand champion bull at the Eastern National Livestock Show in Maryland and was a class-winner at the Pa.. Angus Breeder’s Show.
Bipperts Marve, owned and exhibited by Brenda and Warren Bippert of Bippert Farms, Alden, N.Y., was selected as reserve grand champion bull.
Rains Skylight Riata, owned by Dale Rains of Mercer, Pa.., was honored with the grand champion female award.
The reserve grand champion female award was received by D-D Everelda Entense owned by Brookfield Farms of Granville, N.Y.
Jennifer Hower of Bethlehem, Pa., was selected to receive the premier exhibitor award and Dale Rains of Rains Angus was selected as the premier breeder.
Simmentals. Almost 200 Simmental cattle competed for championship honors during the Simmental breeding cattle show.
Simme Valley Macho ASU owned and exhibited by Ken and Jeanne White of Simme Valley, Groton, N.Y., won grand champion bull honors. The bull also won reserve division champion at the Eastern National Livestock Show in Maryland, grand champion at the New York State Fair and reserve grand champion at KILE in 2003.
The reserve grand champion bull award went to Gunsmoke, who was exhibited by Cliff and Lynn Orley of Lebanon, Pa. The Orleys also won the grand champion female award with Naughty Lady.
The reserve grand champion female award went to Triple C Burn It Up owned by Lazy H Farm of Beloit, Ohio.
Other regional winners include:
Hereford: Reserve grand champion bull, MSU TCF Manager 16M, Curt Stockdale, Dayton, Pa.
Red Angus: Grand champion female, Keifers Red Ruby, JH Keifer Farm, Bangor, Pa.; reserve champion female, OBoy Bramble Berry, Forrest Ohler of Rockwood, Pa.
JH Keifer Farm also took premier exhibitor honors.
Limousin: Grand champion female, SCGL Tia, Stephen Getz, Keyser, W.Va.; reserve champion female, KRVN Nancy Ann 022N, Circle L Limousin, Burbank, Ohio.
Grand champion bull, CLLL Gem Stone, Circle L Limousin, Burbank, Ohio; reserve champion bull, GPF Rubin, Circle L Limousin.
Circle L Limousin also brought home premier exhibitor honors.
Maine-Anjou: Grand champion heifer, SJCF Serena, Sara Jo Campbell, Sycamore, Pa.; reserve champion heifer, SM Playmate Plus, Skymile Farms, Waynesburg, Pa.
Highland: Grand champion female, Trafalgar Madeline, Francis Azur of Coraopolis, Pa.; premier breeder, John and Judith Ligo, Grove City, Pa.


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