Adams County Jr. Livestock Show Turns Out 63 Exhibitors

8/25/2012 7:00 AM

ARENDTSVILLE, Pa. — The 29th annual Adams County 4-H/FFA Jr. Livestock Sale was held Saturday, Aug. 25, at the South Mountain Fairgrounds.

The 63 Adams County 4-H and FFA members who competed had worked throughout the spring and summer raising animals to exhibit, including 18 market goats, 18 market lambs, 57 market swine, 14 dairy beef steers and 16 steers.

Sheep were exhibited Tuesday before judge Daniel May and the swine judge that evening was Debbie May, both from Staunton, Va.

Goats were exhibited Wednesday before judge Kyle Fleener of Biglerville, Pa. Kevin Stahl of Mercersburg judged dairy beef and market steers on Thursday.

The grand champion goat owned by Emily Green of Littlestown was purchased by Esther Little, a longtime supporter of the junior livestock program. The reserve grand champion was exhibited by Caleb Swartz of Biglerville and purchased by Jim Sharp.

The grand champion market lamb was exhibited by Connor Leckemby, a Fairfield FFA member, and purchased by Getty Agway Farm Store, owner Eric Blackstone of Gettysburg. He also exhibited the reserve grand champion exhibitor, which was purchased by Jubilee Food’s Loren Peters.

The grand champion market hog exhibited by Heidi Benner of Gettysburg was purchased by Kennies Market in Littlestown, represented by Don Moisey. The reserve grand champion hog exhibited by Andrew Klunk was purchased by H. M. Kelly Trucking, represented by Tony Robison.

The grand champion dairy feeder steer was exhibited by Jared Widerman of Gettysburg and purchased by Brian Campbell of New Oxford. The reserve grand champion dairy feeder steer was shown by Rachel Ulrich and purchased by Charles and Lois Marietta.

Grand champion dairy finished steer honors went to Heidi Miller of New Oxford. Doug Miller Construction of New Oxford purchased the steer. The reserve grand champion finished steer was shown by Johnny Hess of Gettysburg and purchased by Finch Services Inc., represented by Trevor Prior.

Megan Six exhibited the grand champion beef steer, which was purchased by Hoss’s Steak and Sea House. Heidi Benner exhibited the reserve grand champion beef steer, which was purchased by Reichart’s Custom Slaughter Shop and Long’s Plumbing & Heating LLC.

Larry Swartz of Biglerville and Rick Foreman of Shippensburg were auctioneers for the evening.

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