Pa. swine make the list at Keystone


HARRISBURG, Pa. – Kenneth Bauer of KC Farms in Walkersville, Md., earned top Poland China honors with his swine at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.
Bauer’s animals took the grand and reserve champion swine titles during the Poland China swine show. His animals claimed first prize in every class in which they were shown.
Crossbred. Forty-year KILE showman Franklin Feeser of Taneytown, Md., had the grand champion swine of the crossbred swine show.
Reserve grand champion crossbred swine was exhibited by Doug and Carl Catalano from C&C Enterprises of Punxsutawney, Pa.
Yorkshire, Duroc. Rattlesnake Farm earned the premier exhibitor banner at the Yorkshire breeding swine show.
Owner Mark Hall of Julian, Pa., exhibited 11 hogs in the Yorkshire division.
Exhibiting the grand champion gilt was John Ebersole of Duncannon, Pa.
Ken Wetzel and family earned top honors, being recognized with the grand champion Yorkshire boar.
These experienced exhibitors also exhibited the grand champion Duroc boar and received the premier exhibitor banner for the Duroc breed.
Finishing out the Duroc breed, Dan and Kim Heckman of Spring Meadow Farms exhibited the grand champion Duroc gilt.
They are from Spring Mills, Pa. This was their first grand champion entry.
Landrace. Busy Acre Farms of Allentown, Pa., earned the premier exhibitor banner at the Landrace breeding swine show.
Grant Lazarus, owner of Busy Acres, also exhibited stock in the Duroc, Spotted, Berkshire, Chester, and Yorkshire breeds. Lazarus earned the premier exhibitor banner.
Showing the grand champion Landrace boar was Daniel Billig of Billig Farms. He has been showing with 4-H for eight years. His family owns 50 sows on their farm in New Tripoli, Pa.
McGee Family Acres Farm of Laurel, Del., showed the grand champion Landrace gilt.


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