2011-01-13 / Local & State

Farm Show Champion Market Lamb Hails From Champion, Fayette County

In his final show as a junior exhibitor, Ryan Witt, from Champion, Fayette County, was awarded Grand Champion Market Lamb honors at the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Sunday, Jan. 9.

Witt first was awarded Champion Crossbred Heavyweight, then Champion Crossbred to lead up to his big finale. With a humble handshake he thanked the judge for the honors.

Witt topped nearly 250 market lamb entries, of which 124 will be sold to market at the Junior Livestock Sale on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

The Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb was exhibited by Delaney Carey, Mountoursville, Lycoming County. Carey received Reserve Grand Champion honors in 2010, and has exhibited at the Pennsylvania Farm Show for many years.

Judge Kyle Kulp from Columbus, Ohio, was enthusiastic about his first trip to the Pennsylvania Farm Show, saying he was pleased with the quality of the animals and event.

Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding awarded the top winners with champion banners, thanking exhibitors for being a “showcase” of Pennsylvania agriculture and parents, families, leaders and Farm Show staff for their commitment.

Hampshire

Champion: Joshua Stitt, Carlisle, Cumberland County

Reserve: Garett Keith, Clymer, Indiana County

Shropshire

Champion: Cora Reed, Mifflinburg, Centre County

Rererve: Katie Shultz, James Creek, Huntingdon

Southdown

Champion: Katie Harvison, Titusville, Crawford County

Reserve: Jade Zimmerman, Reinholds, Lancaster County

Suffolk

Champion: Tiffany Johnson, Melcroft, Fayette County

Reserve: Samantha Adams, Bedford, Bedford County

Other Wool Purebred

Champion: Naomi Gunkel, Ivyland, Bucks County

Reserve: Elaine Applegate, Newtown, Bucks County

Other Meat Purebred

Champion: Amanda Brubaker, Rochester Mills, Indiana County

Reserve: Jacqueline Foulke, Elizabethtown, Dauphin County

Lightweight Crossbred

Champion: Emma Mitsdarfer, Montoursville, Lycoming County

Reserve: Allison Walbridge, Mill Hall, Clinton County

Middleweight Crossbred

Champion: Brittani Hook, Lewisburg, Union County

Reserve: Hayden Demniak, Carmichaels, Greene County

Light Heavyweight Crossbred

Champion: Chandler Carey, Montoursville, Lycoming County

Reserve: Paige Stahl, Somerset, Somerset County

Heavyweight Crossbred

Champion: Ryan Witt, Champion, Fayette County

Reserve: Delaney Carey, Montoursville, Lycoming County

Champion Crossbred

Champion: Ryan Witt, Champion, Fayette County

Reserve: Delaney Carey, Montoursville, Lycoming County

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 290 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 8-15 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10.

For more information, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.

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