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Seven States Take Home Champion Status at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition Junior Sheep Show

10/10/2021

Harrisburg, PA – At the 2021 Keystone International Livestock Exposition Junior Sheep Show, exhibitors from seven states won either Champion Ram or Champion Ewe. The seven states that were represented were Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, and Delaware.  There were 16 different sheep breeds that were shown at the junior event. 

Top finishers are as follows. Full competition results will be posted on the Keystone International Livestock Exposition website

Border Leicester  

The Champion of the Border Leicester Ram was Brody Sather showing his ram, Jim. Sather is from Jarrettesville, MD. Champion Ewe was earned by Eva Garges from Telford, PA. Garges showed her ewe, T Johnson 090. 

Cheviot  

Cheviot Champion Ram in the Junior Sheep Show was awarded to Cheyanne Clyde, Greenville, Mercer County, PA. Her ram she exhibited was Danny Boy. Clyde also won Champion Ewe, Diamond C 0522.  

Corriedale  

Champion Corriedale Ram went to Rebecca Kugler from Oley, Berks County, PA. DeTurk Farm Corriedales 27 was exhibited. Kugler also won Champion Ewe with her lamb, DeTurk Farm 29. 

Dorper 

Ethan Timer from Pennsburg, Montgomery County, PA was named Champion Ram with his lamb, 3BF Farm 0091. Champion Ewe winner was Brendon Wilson showing Clementine. Wilson is from Dansville, NY. 

Dorset  

Junior Sheep Champion Ram was earned by Olivia Waggoner exhibiting East Coast Show Stock. Waggoner resides in East Berlin, York County, PA. Waggoner also won Champion Ewe with her lamb, Scotch Lane Farm.  

Hampshire  

Rachel Olver from Beach Lake, Wayne County, PA, won Champion Ram with her lamb, Olver 2025. Mattie Horchler from New Wilmington, Lawrence County, PA, received Champion Ewe. 

Horned Dorset 

Champion Ram winner for Horned Dorset was Emma Oberholtzer who showed Oberholtzer 2009. Emma is from East Earl, Lancaster County, PA. Champion Ewe also went to Emma and her lamb, Oberholtzer 1915. 

Katahdin  

Champion Ram was Gill 0045. Champion Ewe was LY 107. Both Champions were shown by Mackenzie Gill. Gill is from White Hall, MD.  

Lincoln 

Sidney McAllister from West Manchester, OH, had both Champion Ram and Ewe. Champion Ram for the Junior Lincoln Sheep Show was ECHO2107Carter. Champion Ewe shown was LOCUSTGROVE1084PONI.  

Merino 

Chad Hoover had both Champion Ram and Champion Ewe for the Merino breed. Champion Ram was Hoover 2154 and Champion Ewe, Hoover 2150. Chad is from Washington, Washington County, PA.  

Natural Colored  

Cody Botsford out of Scipio Center, NY was awarded Champion Ram with his lamb, WBF 2131. Mallory Bowers won Champion Ewe with her lamb, Mellow. Bowers is from Lafayette, IN.  

Oxford  

Chad Hoover from Washington, Washington County, PA, won Champion Ram with his lamb, Chad Hoover 2159. Champion Ewe also went to Hoover with his lamb, DHall 215.  

Shropshire 

Luke Raudebaugh was named both Champion Ram and Champion Ewe Shropshire winner. Raudebaugh is from Danville, OH. Champion Ram was Raudebaugh 2102 RRNN Al Firecrac. Champion Ewe exhibited, Raudebaugh 2114 RRNN.  

Southdown  

Champion Southdown Ram went to Adriana Wendland showing NSLS 21246. Champion Ewe also went to Adriana Wendland and her lamb, NSLS 21158. Wendlend is from Shakopee, MN. 

Suffolk 

The Champion Ram was Maple Leaf 2109. Allee Hoover from Washington, Washington County, PA, was the exhibitor. Champion Ewe went to Zachary Bollinger from Reinholds, Lancaster County, PA. Bollinger showed BSS 2153. 

Tunis 

Marshall Kerper out of Fleetwood, Berks County, PA, won Junior Tunis Champion Ram. Victoria Fuller earned Champion Ewe with her lamb, C Garey 643. Fuller is from Wilmington, DE.  

Matt Scranmlin from Fenton, MI, judged the Cheviot, Dorset, Horned Dorset, Hampshire, and Natural Colored shows.  

Katherine Kuykendall from Richland Center, WI, judged the Corriedale, Border Leicester, Merino, Lincoln, Suffolk, and Tunis shows.  

The judge of the Southdown, Oxford, Shropshire, Katahdin, and Dorper shows was Jeff Ellenbrock out of Annawan, IL.  

Pennsylvania's animal agriculture industry supports nearly 140,000 jobs and $34.6 billion in economic impact. 

The Keystone International Livestock Exposition is one of the nation's premier cattle shows. The event features more than 800 national competitors showing 3,000 cattle, goats, sheep, swine and horses, as well as high school and college FFA and 4-H teams from across the country demonstrating their breed knowledge in a national judging competition. The show also includes the Keystone Classic Barbecue Competition, a Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event to select the state's finest culinary competitors. The show is hosted at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.  

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