Top exhibitors named at FFA/4-H West Central District dairy show

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Approximately 230 head of dairy went through the show ring at the FFA/4-H West Central District dairy show July 18 at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.
Ayrshire. Lindsey Beatty of Lawrence County earned senior grand champion and overall grand champion honors in the Ayrshire division with a 4-year-old cow.
Lawrence County resident Lindsay McKissick took the senior reserve champion and overall reserve champion banners with her entry from the six years and older division. Her entry was named the best owned and bred animal as well.
Junior grand champion went to Lauren Martin of Lawrence County who showed a winter calf.
Also, McKissick’s summer yearling took home the junior reserve champion banner.
Brown Swiss. In the Brown Swiss division, Chantal Guidice of Beaver County nabbed the senior champion and overall champion titles with her entry from the dry cow 2 years and over class.
Senior reserve champion and overall reserve champion honors went to Justin Kennedy of Butler County with his 4-year-old entry. Kennedy also won recognition for the best owned and bred animal.
The junior champion was a spring calf shown by Richard Henry of Mercer County.
A spring yearling shown by Lawrence County resident Thomas Beatty was named the junior reserve champion.
Guernsey. Cara Stephenson of Butler County topped the Guernsey division, taking senior grand champion and overall grand champion honors with a 5-year-old cow. The entry also earned the title of best owned and bred animal.
Joining Stephenson at the top was Abigail Trotter of Lawrence County who won senior reserve champion and overall reserve champion honors with a junior 3-year-old entry.
Trotter also took home the junior grand champion trophy with a fall calf.
A winter calf shown by Matthew Aiken of Mercer County won the junior reserve champion banner.
Holstein. Tyler Moore of Mercer County worked his way to the top of the Holstein division, claiming the senior champion and overall grand champion titles with a senior 2-year-old entry.
The overall reserve grand champion went to Justin Kennedy of Lawrence County, who showed the winter calf that was the junior champion.
The reserve senior champion, a 4-year-old, was shown by Lindsey Beatty.
Austin Martin of Lawrence County earned the junior reserve champion spot. His fall calf was also named the best owned and bred animal.
Jersey. A senior 3-year-old filled the top slot in the Jersey division. The entry, shown by Sarah McKissick of Lawrence County, was named senior champion and overall grand champion.
Matthew Fischer of Beaver County earned senior reserve champion and overall reserve champion honors with his junior 2-year-old.
The junior champion, a winter calf shown by Sarah McKissick, was named the best owned and bred animal.
Lawrence County resident Emily McKissick showed the spring yearling that took junior reserve champion honors.
Milking Shorthorn. In the Milking Shorthorn division, Andrew Gerber of Lawrence County showed the senior 2-year-old that nabbed the senior champion and overall grand champion spot.
Gerber’s spring calf took junior champion and overall reserve champion honors.
Sara Lang of Butler County showed the senior reserve champion, a five-year-old.
Beaver County resident Lindsay Fischer took the best owned and bred animal title with her junior reserve champion summer yearling.
Red and White. Thomas Beatty showed the senior champion and overall grand champion Red and White, a junior 3-year-old.
Taking the overall reserve champion spot was the junior champion, a spring yearling shown by Trotter.
Austin Martin showed the junior 2-year-old that nabbed the senior reserve champion banner. The entry was also named best owned and bred animal.
Austin Martin also showed the junior reserve champion, a summer yearling.
Royalty. Various dairy royalty helped throughout the show, including Stephenson, Butler County dairy princess; Jenny West, Erie County alternate princess; Sara Byers, Lawrence County dairy princess; Sara Caldwell, Beaver County dairy princess; and Guidice, Beaver County alternate princess.

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