Younker Wins Final 4-H Supreme With Jersey

8/9/2014 7:00 AM
By Charlene M. Shupp Espenshade Special Sections Editor

READING, Pa. — The youth dairy show at the Reading Fair wrapped up Tuesday evening with the selection of Andrew Younker’s Jersey as the winner of the 4-H supreme champion.

Judge Brad Hoover said, “This cow could go the furthest, not just in this show but also into the fall,” as the state and national shows come up.

The cow, a junior 3-year-old Jersey, Milk & Honey Minister Shirley, was purchased by Younker to complete a wish — to own a Jersey.

“I always wanted a Jersey,” 19-year-old Younker said. After visiting a farm in New Jersey, he selected Shirley from the herd. When asked if this was the start of a Jersey herd, he said “this was a novelty” and he was not expecting to purchase additional Jerseys.

Younker is a member of the Northern Berks 4-H club and will wrap up his 4-H career this year. This is the third time he has won the supreme champion award.

It feels “pretty good to go out with a bang,” he said.

The award is presented in memory of 4-H member Jonathan Sattazahn, who was a 10-year member of the Northern Berks 4-H Dairy Club. Younker knew Sattazahn and says it was “quite an honor, knowing who he was” to receive the award again.

Younker and his family are also planning to show their cows at the Kutztown Fair, Holstein championship shows and the All-American Dairy Show.

The class winners and champions are:

Open Show

Ayrshire

Spring Calf: Hallie Kunkel

Junior Champion: Hallie Kunkel

Grand Champion: Hallie Kunkel

Best Bred and Owned: Hallie Kunkel

Brown Swiss

Spring Calf: Lynette Gelsinger

Winter Calf: Mark Balthaser

Fall Calf: Mark Balthaser

Spring Yearling: Hannah Balthaser

Winter Yearling: Lynette Gelsinger

Fall Yearling: Mark Balthaser

Junior Champion: Hannah Balthaser

Reserve Junior Champion: Lynette Gelsinger

Junior Get of Sire: Mark Balthaser

Junior Best Three Females: Randy Balthaser

Dry cow 4 Years Old and Under: Mark Balthaser

Junior 2 Year Old: Mark Balthaser

4 Year Old: Mark Balthaser

Senior Champion: Mark Balthaser

Reserve Senior Champion: Mark Balthaser

Grand Champion: Mark Balthaser

Reserve Grand Champion: Mark Balthaser

Senior Get of Sire: Mark Balthaser

Best Three Females: Mark Balthaser

Produce of Dam: Lynette Gelsinger

Dam and Daughter: Mark Balthaser

Best Udder of Show: Mark Balthaser

Guernsey

Spring Calf: Mackenzie Blatt

Winter Calf: Ayla Blatt

Fall Yearling: Mackenzie Blatt

Junior Champion: Mackenzie Blatt

Reserve Junior Champion: Mackenzie Blatt

Junior Best Three Females: Mackenzie Blatt

Junior 2 Year Old: Ayla Blatt

Senior 2 Year Old: Ayla Blatt

Senior 3 Year Old: Mackenzie Blatt

4 Year Old: Ayla Blatt

5 Year Old: Mackenzie Blatt

6 Year Old and Older: Ayla Blatt

Senior Champion: Ayla Blatt

Reserve Senior Champion: Mackenzie Blatt

Grand Champion: Ayla Blatt

Reserve Grand Champion: Mackenzie Blatt

Best Three Females: Ayla Blatt

Produce of Dam: Ayla Blatt

Dam and Daughter: Ayla Blatt

Best Bred and Owned: Ayla Blatt

Best Udder: Ayla Blatt

Holstein

Spring Calf: Elizabeth Gross

Winter Calf: Andrew Younker

Fall Calf: Joel Younker

Summer Yearling: Joel Younker

Spring Yearling: Lynette Gelsinger

Winter Yearling: Kelsey Boltz

Fall Yearling: Morgan Krick

Junior Champion: Andrew Younker

Reserve Junior Champion: Joel Younker

Junior Get of Sire: Joel Younker

Junior 2 Year Old: Jaylene Lesher

Senior 2 Year Old: Joel Younker

Junior 3 Year Old: Taylor Pool

Senior 3 Year Old: Andrew Younker

4 Year Old: Laura Lesher

5 Year Old: Kayci Johns

Senior Champion: Joel Younker

Reserve Senior Champion: Taylor Pool

Grand Champion: Joel Younker

Reserve Grand Champion: Taylor Pool

Best Three Females: Caitlyn Pool

Produce of Dam: Joel Younker

Dam and Daughter: Jaylene Lesher

Best Bred and Owned: Taylor Pool

Best Udder of the Show: Joel Younker

Jersey

Spring Calf: Taylor Pool

Winter Calf: Olivia Lesher

Fall Calf: Caitlyn Pool

Summer Yearling: Stephanie Younker

Spring Yearling: Marisa Reitnouer

Winter Yearling: Natalie Grumbine

Junior Champion Caitlyn Pool

Reserve Junior Champion: Stephanie Younker

Junior Get of Sire: Stephanie Younker

Junior Best Three Females: Marisa Reitnouer

Dry Cow 5 Years Old and Over: Austin Kopfer

Junior 2 Year Old: Trigger Reitnouer

Senior 2 Year Old: Marisa Reitnouer

Junior 3 Year Old: Andrew Younker

5 Year Old: Marisa Reitnouer

6 Years Old and Over: Taylor Pool

Senior Champion: Andrew Younker

Reserve Senior Champion: Marisa Reitnouer

Grand Champion: Andrew Younker

Reserve Grand Champion: Marisa Reitnouer

Senior Get of Sire: Stephanie Younker

Best Three Females: Taylor Pool

Produce of Dam: Taylor Pool

Dam and Daughter: Marisa Reitnouer

Best Bred and Owned: Taylor Pool

Club Herd: Northern Berks

Best Udder: Andrew Younker

Lineback

Spring Calf: Kaitlin Gelsinger

Winter Calf: Samuel Angstadt

Spring Yearling: Samuel Angstadt

Winter Yearling: Lorraine Wartzenluft

Junior Champion: Samuel Angstadt

Reserve Junior Champion: Lorraine Wartzenluft

Junior Get of Sire: Samuel Angstadt

Junior Best Three Females: Samuel Angstadt

Senior 2 Year Old: Kaitlin Gelsinger

4 Year Old: Kayla Naftzinger

Senior Champion: Kayla Naftzinger

Reserve Senior Champion: Kaitlin Gelsinger

Grand Champion: Kayla Neftzinger

Reserve Grand Champion: Kaitlin Gelsinger

Best Bred and Owned: Kaitlin Gelsinger

Best Udder: Kaitlin Gelsinger

Milking Shorthorn

Spring Calf: Kevin Buch

Winter Calf: Maya Bicksler

Fall Calf: Zander Brown

Spring Yearling: Stephanie Younker

Winter Yearling: Maya Bicksler

Junior Champion: Stephanie Younker

Reserve Junior Champion: Maya Bicksler

Junior Best Three Females: Kevin Buch

Grand Champion: Stephanie Younker

Reserve Grand Champion: Maya Bicksler

Best Bred and Owned: Kevin Buch

Red and White

Spring Calf: Kevin Buch

Winter Calf: Lynette Gelsinger

Fall Calf: Zachary Zimmerman

Summer Yearling: Morgan Kunkel

Spring Yearling: Elizabeth Keller

Fall Yearling: Mark Dunn

Junior Champion: Lynette Gelsinger

Reserve Junior Champion: Zachary Zimmerman

Junior Best Three Females: Morgan Kunkel

Senior 2 Year Old: Morgan Stump

Senior 3 Year Old: Kristen Johns

6 Years Old and Older: Kristen Johns

Senior Champion: Kristen Johns

Reserve Senior Champion: Morgan Stump

Grand Champion: Kristen Johns

Reserve Grand Champion: Morgan Stump

Best Three Females: Kristin Johns

Produce of Dam: Kristen Johns

Dam and Daughter: Kristen Johns

Best Bred and Owned: Lynette Gelsinger

Club Herd: Northern Berks

Best Udder: Kristen Johns

Youth Show

Ayrshire

Spring Calf: Hallie Kunkel

Junior Champion: Hallie Kunkel

Grand Champion: Hallie Kunkel

Best Bred and Owned: Hallie Kunkel

Brown Swiss

Spring Calf: Mark Balthaser

Winter Calf: Mark Balthaser

Fall Calf: Mark Balthaser

Spring Yearling: Mathew Lebron

Winter Yearling: Mark Balthaser

Junior Champion: Matthew Lebron

Reserve Junior Champion: Mark Balthaser

Dry cow 4 Years Old and Under: Mark Balthaser

Junior 2 Year Old: Mark Balthaser

4 Year Old: Mark Balthaser

Senior Champion: Mark Balthaser

Reserve Senior Champion: Mark Balthaser

Grand Champion: Mark Balthaser

Reserve Grand Champion: Mark Balthaser

Guernsey

Spring Calf: Mackenzie Blatt

Winter Calf: Ayla Blatt

Fall Yearling: Mackenzie Blatt

Junior Champion: Mackenzie Blatt

Reserve Junior Champion: Mackenzie Blatt

Junior 2 Year Old: Ayla Blatt

Senior 2 Year Old: Ayla Blatt

Senior 3 Year Old: Mackenzie Blatt

4 Year Old: Ayla Blatt

5 Year Old: Mackenzie Blatt

6 Year Old and Older: Ayla Blatt

Senior Champion: Ayla Blatt

Reserve Senior Champion: Mackenzie Blatt

Grand Champion: Ayla Blatt

Reserve Grand Champion: Mackenzie Blatt

Holstein

Spring Calf: Elizabeth Gross

Winter Calf: Andrew Younker

Fall Calf: Joel Younker

Summer Yearling: Joel Younker

Summer Yearling: Nicholas Brown

Winter Yearling: Morgan Stump

Fall Yearling: Morgan Krick

Junior Champion: Andrew Younker

Reserve Junior Champion: Joel Younker

Junior 2 Year Old: Heather Alspaugh

Senior 2 Year Old: Joel Younker

Junior 3 Year Old: Taylor Pool

Senior 3 Year Old: Andrew Younker

5 Year Old: Kayci Johns

Senior Champion: Joel Younker

Reserve Senior Champion: Taylor Pool

Grand Champion: Joel Younker

Reserve Grand Champion: Taylor Pool

Club Herd: Northern Berks

Jersey

Spring Calf: Taylor Pool

Winter Calf: Olivia Lesher

Fall Calf: Caitlyn Pool

Summer Yearling: Stephanie Younker

Spring Yearling: Taylor Pool

Winter Yearling: Natalie Grumbine

Junior Champion Caitlyn Pool

Reserve Junior Champion: Stephanie Younker

Junior 2 Year Old: Stephanie Younker

Junior 3 Year Old: Andrew Younker

6 Years Old and Over: Taylor Pool

Senior Champion: Andrew Younker

Reserve Senior Champion: Taylor Pool

Grand Champion: Andrew Younker

Reserve Grand Champion: Taylor Pool

Lineback

Winter Calf: Samuel Angstadt

Spring Yearling: Samuel Angstadt

Junior Champion: Samuel Angstadt

Reserve Junior Champion: Samuel Angstadt

4 Year Old: Kayla Naftzinger

Senior Champion: Kayla Naftzinger

Grand Champion: Kayla Naftzinger

Reserve Grand Champion: Samuel Angstadt

Milking Shorthorn

Winter Calf: Maya Bicksler

Spring Yearling: Stephanie Younker

Winter Yearling: Maya Bicksler

Junior Champion: Stephanie Younker

Reserve Junior Champion: Maya Bicksler

Grand Champion: Stephanie Younker

Reserve Grand Champion: Maya Bicksler

Red and White

Winter Calf: Nathan Younker

Fall Calf: Zachary Zimmerman

Summer Yearling: Morgan Kunkel

Spring Yearling: James Grumbine

Fall Yearling: Mark Dunn

Junior Champion: Zachary Zimmerman

Reserve Junior Champion: Morgan Kunkel

Senior 2 Year Old: Morgan Stump

Senior 3 Year Old: Kristen Johns

6 Years Old and Older: Kristen Johns

Senior Champion: Kristen Johns

Reserve Senior Champion: Morgan Stump

Grand Champion: Kristen Johns

Reserve Grand Champion: Morgan Stump


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