Pa. youth headed to state dairy show

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The west central Pa. youth dairy show was held at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds July 19.

Both type and showmanship awards were presented and blue ribbon animals are now eligible to compete in the state show, which will be held Sept. 18 in Harrisburg.

Josey Morris from the American Guernsey Association judged the 27 Ayrshires, 80 Holsteins, seven Red and Whites, and 17 Brown Swiss cattle. Melanie Bachman from Ulysses, Pa., judged the 55 Guernseys, 68 Jerseys and 15 Milking Shorthorns.

Breed winners include:

Ayrshire. Junior champion, Elaina Rader, Butler County; reserve junior champion, Lindsay McKissick, Lawrence County; grand champion and best animal bred and owned, McKissick, Scottown Stone Tattoo; reserve champion, Bobbi Jo Bauder, Lawrence County, Toll-Gate-Ayr Sunny Sue.

Brown Swiss. Junior champion, Allison Daniels, Beaver County; reserve junior champion, William Nogee, Lawrence County; grand champion and best animal owned and bred, Becky Aiken, Mercer County, Aiken Lea Champion Shaniqua; reserve champion, William Nogee, Taywill Banker Poppy.

Guernsey. Junior champion, Bethany Trotter, Lawrence County; reserve junior champion, Abby Trotter, Lawrence county; grand champion and best animal owned and bred, Nathan Boyle, Butler County, Zat-A-Boy Magicmen Heather; reserve champion, Becky Aiken, Pr-English View Putter Jackie.

Holstein. Junior champion, Lindsay Beatty, Lawrence County; reserve junior champion, Adam Hammerschmidt, Lawrence County; grand champion, Travis Moore, Mercer County, Amoore Dare Kasey; reserve champion and best animal bred and owned, Miranda Moore, Mercer County, Amoore Redmarker Ami Su.

Jersey. Junior champion, Sarah McKissick, Lawrence County; reserve junior champion, Kayla Beatty, Lawrence County; grand champion, Sally Oakes, Mercer County, Copper Farm Starbuck Covergirl; reserve champion, Kayla Beatty, Therihof Denice; best animal bred and owned, Sarah McKissick.

Milking Shorthorn. Junior champions, Zachary Speer, Butler County, and Heather Marshall, Lawrence County; grand champion Lindsay Fischer, Beaver County, Designer Genes Dazzel; reserve champion, Lindsay Fischer, Gubelmann Now You See Cordelia; and best bred and owned, Lindsay Fischer.

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