Superior Spot Boar and Chester White Gilt top KILE Swine Breeding Show

10/13/2012 7:00 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Chester White Gilt and a Spotted Swine Boar were chosen as supreme champions last week out of 241 animals during the open breeding swine show at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition in Harrisburg.

Ken Wetzel and family of Rossiter, Pa., exhibited the supreme champion gilt, the grand champion Chester White Gilt.

Jennifer Schwab of North Java, N.Y., exhibited the supreme champion boar, the grand champion Spot boar.

After making his tough decisions for supreme champion gilt and boar, swine judge Brice Conover of Baxter, Iowa, said, “I made my decision for supreme champion gilt and boar by selecting a gilt and boar that was muscular, structurally sound, balanced and productive in their looks.”

Supreme champion winners received a $250 check from EMM Sales and Service Inc.

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

BERKSHIRE

Champion Boar

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

Reserve Champion Boar

Brad Jeager, Clarksville, Mo.

Champion Gilt

Zach Doran, Highview Farms, Whiteford, N.Y.

Reserve Champion Gilt

Zach Doran, Highview Farms, Whiteford, N.Y.

Premier Exhibitor

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

CHESTER WHITE

Champion Boar

Ken Wetzel and Family, Rossiter, Pa.

Reserve Champion Boar

Lazarus Bros, Germansville, 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

Dave and Bettie Holloway, Holloway Genetics, Glen Rock, Pa.

Reserve Champion Boar

Dave and Bettie Holloway, Holloway Genetics, Glen Rock, Pa.

Champion Gilt

Dave and Bettie Holloway, Holloway Genetics, Glen Rock, Pa.

Reserve Champion Gilt

Austin Stoner, Taneytown, Md.

Premier Exhibitor

Austin Stoner, Taneytown, Md.

HAMPSHIRE

Champion Boar

Brad Stull, Stull Hamp Farm, Wooster, Ohio

Reserve Champion Boar

Brad Stull, Stull Hamp Farm, Wooster, Ohio

Champion Gilt

Ted Bobola, Bobola Farms, Dover, Del.

Reserve Champion Gilt

John Strawbridge, Whitehall, Pa.

Premier Exhibitor

John Strawbridge, Whitehall, Pa.

LANDRACE

Champion Boar

Grant Lazarus III, Germansville, Pa.

Reserve Champion Boar

Grant Lazarus III, Germansville, Pa.

Champion Gilt

Grant Lazarus III, Germansville, Pa.

Reserve Champion Gilt

Grant Lazarus III, Germansville, Pa.

Premier Exhibitor

Grant Lazarus III, Germansville, Pa.

POLAND CHINA

Champion Boar

Zach Edwards, Howling Valley Farm, Marion Center, Pa.

Reserve Champion Boar

John Strawbridge, Whitehall, Pa.

Champion Gilt

John Strawbridge, Whitehall, Pa.

Reserve Champion Gilt

John Strawbridge, Whitehall, Pa.

Premier Exhibitor

John Strawbridge, Whitehall, Pa.

SPOTTED SWINE

Champion Boar

Jennifer Schwab, North Java, N.Y.

Reserve Champion Boar

Leslie Lazarus, Lazarus Bros., Germansville, Pa.

Champion Gilt

Dalton Hall, Rattlesnake Mt. Farm, Julian, Pa.

Reserve Champion Gilt

Dalton Hall, Rattlesnake Mt. Farm, Julian, Pa.

Premier Exhibito

Leslie Lazarus, Lazarus Bros., Germansville, Pa.

YORKSHIRE

Champion Boar

Bells Farm Ag/SEO, Zanesville, Ohio

Reserve Champion Boar

Bells Farm Ag/SEO, Zanesville, Ohio

Champion Gilt

Catherine Largent, Slanesville, W.Va.

Reserve Champion Gilt

Paul Inskeep, Thurmont, Md.

Premier Exhibitor

Calvin Lazarus and Sons, Busy Acre Farms, Whitehall, Pa.


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