HONEY BROOK, Pa. — The Chester County 4-H Pet and Dairy Goat Show was held at the Romano 4-H Center of Chester County in Honey Brook as part of 4-H Fair Week on Thursday, Aug. 8.

Thirty-five goat projects were exhibited, and 15 4-H members participated. The show was divided into three classes — Alpines Dairy Goats, American Oberhasli Dairy Goats and Pet Goats. A separate market goat show was held earlier in the week.

Howard, a crossbred aged goat shown by Micah Greene of West Chester, was awarded grand champion of the pet goat show.

In the Pet Goat showmanship and fitting classes, Aaron Phillips of Elverson was the top senior showman and Micah Greene of West Chester was the top senior fitter. Rachel Stein was the top junior showman and fitter. Maggi McGinn was the top first year showman and Marina Helms was the top first year fitter.

In the Alpine breed, Reith Bros. Farm Harper Lee, a 3-year-old doe shown by Olivia Prince of Downingtown, captured the grand champion award. Reith Bros. Farm Joule, a 2-year-old doe owned and exhibited by Xavier Reith of West Grove, won reserve champion.

In the Alpine Kid class, Fullhouse Acres Lollipop, a kid under 4 months owned and exhibited by Julianna Johnson of Glen Mills, was the junior champion; and Kenna Eclipse, a yearling owned and exhibited by Melissa Johnson of Glen Mills, was reserve junior champion.

In the American Oberhasli breed, Melissa Johnson of Glen Mills was grand champion with her milking yearling Kansa Breeze. Georgia Breeze, her doe over 5, was the reserve grand champion.

In the kid class, Lancaster Breeze, a kid under 4 months owned by Melissa Johnson, was junior champion; and Tappahana Lighting Lily, a kid goat 5-13 months exhibited by Tehya Emmons of Newtown Square, was reserve junior champion.

Reith Bros. Farm outstanding grand champion Alpine doe, Harper Lee, was selected for the best in show honor.

Skyler Jackson of Lincoln University was the champion showman and champion fitter for the senior division.

Melissa Johnson of Newtown Square was the top intermediate showman and fitter. Xavier Reith of West Grove was the top showman and fitter in the junior division. Tehya Emmons of Newtown Square was the top first year showman and fitter.

The Chester County 4-H Goat show was one of the many shows that took place during the Chester County 4-H Fair Week, held Aug. 5-10.

For more information about the 4-H program in Chester County, contact Penn State Extension at 610-696-3500.

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