Massachusetts breeding sheep sweep supreme champions at KILE

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HARRISBURG, Pa. –Supreme champion ewe and ram were selected from two different Massachusetts farms at the 2009 Keystone International Livestock Exposition in Harrisburg Oct. 3 from among 1,143 entries and 14 breeds of sheep.

The supreme champion ram was the grand champion Southdown, exhibited by Clifford Thayer of Splendorview Farms in Cummington, Mass.

“This is an excellent set of individuals,” said Judge Judy Moore of Eagle, Mich., as she looked upon the champions. “We’re looking for something that is going to represent the breed really well.”

Two other judges joined Moore for the decision of supreme champion — David Cook of Wakeman, Ohio, and Greg Deakin of Cuba, Ill.

Together the judges also chose the grand champion Tunis ewe as the supreme champion Ewe, who is bred and owned by Anna Charest of Small Fry Farm in Brimfield, Mass.

Charest’s Tunis ewe was the grand champion of the National Tunis Sheep Show held during the Open Breeding Sheep Show.

The champion rams and ewes from each breed were exhibited by:

Cheviot

Ram: K. Kuykendall 755, Katherine Kuykendall, Richland Center, Wis.

Ewe: K. Kuykendall 697, Katherine Kuykendall, Richland Center, Wis.

Columbia

Ram: Johnson 09-18, Richard & Mary Ann Johnson, Quincy, Ohio.

Ewe: 0814, W Keith Stumo & Family, Down Valley Farm, Honeoye, N.Y.

Corriedale

Ram: Romero, Ruth Hartman, Limekiln Farm Corriedales, Limekiln, Pa.

Ewe: Kelly, Ruth Hartman, Limekiln Farm Corriedales, Limekiln, Pa.

Dorset

Ram: Bob ND Sandy McCrumb, Haven Point Dorsets, Volant, Pa.

Ewe: Yearling Ewe 5072, Emily Passwaters, Shepherd’s View, Bridgevile, Del.

Hampshire

Ram: Bobendrier 9117, Bobendrier Hampshires, Pipestone, Minn.

Ewe: Bobendrier 9108, Bobendrier Hampshires, Pipestone, Minn.

Merino

Ram: Courtney Fitzpatrick, Shamrock Farms, Wayland, N.Y.

Ewe: Courtney Fitzpatrick, Shamrock Farms, Wayland, N.Y.

Montadale

Ram: Kuykendall 674, Kevin Kuykendall, Kuykendall Montadales, Richland Center, Wis.

Ewe: Kuykendall 700, Kevin Kuykendall, Kuykendall Montadales, Richland Center, Wis.

Natural Colored

Ram: K. Kuykendall 327, Katherine Kuykendall, Richland Center, Wis.

Ewe: K. Kuykendall 328, Katherine Kuykendall, Richland Center, Wis.

Oxford

Ram: Double O 9040, Wayne O’Brien, Double O Acres, West Union, Iowa.

Ewe: WWSF 08-41, Winning Ways Sheep Farm, Moweeaqua, Ill.

Rambouillet

Ram: Roclans 0844, John and Kate Bostek, Roclans, Fairfield, Pa.

Ewe: Scott KLS 18, Kacy Scott, Shady Hollow Farm, Pulaski, Pa.

Shropshire

Ram: Bryant Amp 09-61, Sean Bryant, Bryant Shrops, Fredericktown, Ohio.

Ewe: Rolling Hills 8093, Sean Bryant, Bryant Shrops, Fredericktown, Ohio.

Southdown

Ram: Splendorview 0995, Clifford Thayer, Splendorview Farm, Cummington, Pa.

Ewe: NSLS9008RR, Krystal Repasky, Northern Starr Livestock Serv., Prior Lake, Minn.

Suffolk

Ram: MacCauley 2005, William and Elizabeth MacCauley, Atglen, Pa.

Ewe: MacCauley 2025 RR, William and Elizabeth MacCauley, Atglen, Pa.

Tunis

Ram: MTP 299, Barbara Cassell, Mom’s Tunis, Wytheville, Va.

Ewe: Small Fry Farm Cont 57, Anna M Charest, Small Fry Farm Cont., Brimfield, Mass.

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