HARRISBURG, Pa. — Dauphin County 4-H’er Eric Shoop of Dalmatia, Northumberland County, Pa., was named the Keystone Junior Stockman of the Year in the 35th Keystone Stockman’s Contest held last Friday, Oct. 5, during the Keystone International Livestock Exposition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.
In the competition, more than 100 teams, including 341 individuals from Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and West Virginia competed in 12 classes covering judging, identification, livestock management, cuts of meat, feeds and equipment. The five contestants with the highest individual scores were interviewed about current events in the livestock industry to determine the final results.
The Pennsylvania Livestock Association, South Central Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association and KILE sponsored the contest, providing monetary awards to the top placing individuals and teams.
The top honors for a team went to North Carolina.
The remaining top 10 teams were:
2nd - Dauphin Co. 4-H
3rd - Maryland State 4-H
4th - Bedford Co. 4-H
5th - Shenandoah FFA, Ohio
6th - West Perry FFA
7th - Fayette Co. 4-H
8th - West Perry FFA
9th - Blue Juniata FFA
10th - Big Spring FFA
The top individual finishers were:
1st - Eric Shoop, Dauphin Co. 4-H
2nd - Dalton Sells, North Carolina 4-H
3rd - Savana Everhart, North Carolina 4-H
4th - Eric Huneycutt, North Carolina 4-H
5th - Nicholas Fowler, Shenandoah FFA, Ohio
6th - Cole Mullis, North Carolina 4-H
7th - Luke Lahay, North Carolina 4-H
8th - Charlie Sasscer, Maryland State 4-H
9th - Erica Feeney, Bedford Co., Pa. 4-H
10th - Chely Miller, Blue Juniata, Pa. FFA