Best Berkshire Boar, Yorkshire Gilt Top KILE Swine Show

10/12/2013 7:00 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Yorkshire gilt and a Berkshire boar were named supreme champions during the open breeding swine show at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition in Harrisburg.

Matthew Litman of Washington, Pa., exhibited the supreme champion gilt, the grand champion Yorkshire gilt.

David Holloway of Glen Rock, Pa., exhibited the supreme champion boar, the grand champion Berkshire boar.

This year, KILE presented National Swine Registry retiree Ralph Doak with an award for his 25 years of service touring family swine farms and local and private swine sales, and attending state and national shows.

“All of the breeders are appreciative of his expertise to better the genetics and outstanding herds,” said Harry Bachman, swine show committee chairman. “Swine producers always look forward to seeing him. No matter the breed, Ralph is respected among all.”

Supreme champion winners received a $250 check from EMM Sales and Service Inc., authorized dealer for Wilson livestock and gooseneck trailers, the official trailer of KILE.

The champion boars and gilts from each breed were exhibited by:

Berkshire

Champion Boar: David Holloway, Holloway Genetics, Glen Rock, Pa.

Reserve Champion Boar: David Holloway, Holloway Genetics, Glen Rock, Pa.

Champion Gilt: Claudia Pfautz, Ephrata, Pa.

Reserve Champion Gilt: Heidi Benner, Benner Homestead Farm, Gettysburg, Pa.

Premier Exhibitor: Isaac Lewis, Hampshire High School Animal Vet Science Program, Romney, W.Va.

Chester White

Champion Boar: Michael Starr, Paradise Hog Farm, Brockport, Pa.

Reserve Champion Boar: Ken Wetzel and Family, Rossiter, Pa.

Champion Gilt: Ken Wetzel and Family, Rossiter, Pa.

Reserve Champion Gilt: Ken Wetzel and Family, Rossiter, Pa.

Premier Exhibitor: Lazarus Bros, Germansville, Pa.

Duroc

Champion Boar: Heidi Benner, Benner Homestead Farm, Gettysburg, Pa.

Reserve Champion Boar: Dave and Bettie Holloway, Holloway Genetics, Glen Rock, Pa.

Champion Gilt: Dave and Bettie Holloway, Holloway Genetics, Glen Rock, Pa., York Co.

Reserve Champion Gilt: Heidi Benner, Benner Homestead Farm, Gettysburg, Pa.

Premier Exhibitor: Heidi Benner, Benner Homestead Farm, Gettysburg, Pa.

Hampshire

Champion Boar: Heidi Benner and Ken Bauer, KC Farm, Woodbine, Md.

Reserve Champion Boar: Matthew Litman, Litman Club and Show Pigs, Washington, Pa.

Champion Gilt: Jon Harrison, Lantern Light Farm, Mount Airy, Md.

Reserve Champion Gilt: Alyssa Crile, Litman Club and Show Pigs, Washington, Pa.

Premier Exhibitor: Heidi Benner and Ken Bauer, KC Farm, Woodbine, Md.

Landrace

Champion Boar: Grant Lazarus III, Whitehall, Pa.

Reserve Champion Boar: Grant Lazarus III, Whitehall, Pa.

Champion Gilt: Lance and Mitchell Westcamp, Groveport, Ohio

Reserve Champion Gilt: Grant Lazarus III, Whitehall, Pa.

Premier Exhibitor: Grant Lazarus III, Whitehall, Pa.

Poland China

Champion Boar: Heidi Benner and Ken Bauer, KC Farm, Woodbine, Md.

Reserve Champion Boar: Heidi Benner and Ken Bauer, KC Farm, Woodbine, Md.

Champion Gilt: Heidi Benner and Ken Bauer, KC Farm, Woodbine, Md.

Reserve Champion Gilt: Heidi Benner and Ken Bauer, KC Farm, Woodbine, Md.

Premier Exhibitor: Heidi Benner and Ken Bauer, KC Farm, Woodbine, Md.

Spotted Swine

Champion Boar: Andy Bontrager, Darien Center, N.Y.

Reserve Champion Boar: Ron O’Dell and Jeff Peirce, Pierce Swine Run, Laura, Ohio

Champion Gilt: Jennifer Schwab, Schwab Show Pigs, North Java, N.Y.

Reserve Champion Gilt: James Luckman, Luckman Farms, Gasport, N.Y.

Premier Exhibitor: Leslie Lazarus, Lazarus Bros., Germansville, Pa.

Yorkshire

Champion Boar: Bryan McCullough, Rock Solid Farm, Amity, Pa.

Reserve Champion Boar: Brad Jaeger, Clarksville, Mo.

Champion Gilt: Matthew Litman, Litman Club and Show Pigs, Washington, Pa.

Reserve Champion Gilt: BethAnn Cook, Perry, N.Y.

Premier Exhibitor: Calvin Lazarus, Busy Acre Farms, Whitehall, Pa.


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