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Pennsylvania Hogs Take Top Honors in Barrow On-Foot Swine Show

10/10/2021

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Madyson Sebring of Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA, took Supreme Champion honors with her 288-pound hog crossbred barrow out of the junior division in the Barrow On-Foot Swine Show at the 2021 Keystone International Livestock Exposition in Harrisburg. 

Kevin Pfautz of Hershey, Dauphin Co., PA, took Reserve Supreme Champion honors with a 272-pound Hampshire barrow hog from the open division, after claiming Grand Champion honors in the open division.  

Madison Atherton, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA, won Reserve Champion honors in the junior division with her 262-pound crossbred barrow.  

Benecoff Family Fair, Kutztown, Berks Co., PA, claimed Reserve Champion honors in the open division with a 252-pound Mediumweight with their crossbred barrow. 

Snedeger, former Michigan State University livestock judging coach, had praise for top barrows in each of the breeds exhibited today.  

Champions of the Barrow On-Foot Swine Show are as follows:  

Berkshire  

Champion Berkshire - Ken Bauer of Woodbine, MD, with a 235-pound lightweight hog.  

Reserve Champion Berkshire – Ken Bauer of Woodbine, MD, with a 270-pound heavyweight hog.  

Chester White 

Champion Chester White – Ken Bauer of Woodbine, MD, with a 249-pound lightweight hog. 

Reserve Champion Chest White – Andrew Knatz of Hampstead, MD, with a 268-pound heavyweight hog.  

Duroc 

Champion Duroc – Heidi Benner of Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA, with a 270-pound heavyweight hog.  

Reserve Champion Duroc – Heidi Benner of Gettysburg, Adam Co., PA, with a 264-pound heavyweight hog.  

Hampshire  

Champion Hampshire – Kevin Pfautz of Hershey, Dauphin Co., PA, with a 272-pound heavyweight hog.  

Reserve Champion Hampshire – Ken Bauer of Woodbine, MD, with a 238-pound lightweight hog.  

Landrace  

Champion Landrace – Blake Bear of Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA, with a 253-pound mediumweight hog. 

Reserve Champion Landrace – Ken Bauer of Woodbine, MD, with a 248-pound lightweight hog.  

Poland China  

Champion Poland China – Ken Bauer of Woodbine, MD., with a 277-pound heavyweight hog.  

Reserve Champion Poland China – Ken Bauer of Woodbine, MD, with a 248-pound lightweight hog.  

Spotted  

Champion Spotted – Justine Benecoff of Kutztown, Berks Co., PA, with a 265-pound mediumweight hog.  

Reserve Champion Spotted – Ken Bauer of Woodbine, MD, with a 268-pound heavyweight hog.  

Crossbred 

Lightweight Crossbred Champion – Ken Bauer of Woodbine, MD, with a 235-pound hog.  

Mediumweight Crossbred – Benecoff Family Farm of Kutztown, Berks Co., PA, with a 252-pound hog.  

Heavyweight Crossbred – Andrew Knatz of Hampstead, MD, with a 280-pound hog.  

Champion Crossbred – Benecoff Family Farm of Kutztown, Berks Co., PA, with a 252-pound mediumweight hog.  

Reserve Crossbred – Andrew Knatz of Hampstead, MD, with a 280-pound hog.  

Open and Junior Champions  

Champion Open Barrow – Kevin Pfautz of Hershey, Dauphin Co., PA, with a 272-pound Hampshire hog.  

Reserve Champion Open Barrow– Andrew Knatz of Hampstead, MD, with a 280-pound Crossbred hog.  

Champion Barrow On-Foot – Madyson Sebring of Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA, with a 288-pound Crossbred hog.  

Reserve Champion Barrow On-Foot – Kevin Pfautz of Hershey, Dauphin Co., PA, with a with a 272-pound Hampshire hog. 

Champion Truckload  

Champion Truckload – Heidi Benner of Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA.  

Results from the Junior Show classes are as follows: 

Grand Champion Junior – Madison Sebring of Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA, with her 288-pound hog.  

Reserve Grand Champion Junior – Madison Atherton of Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA, with her 262-pound hog.  

Full results can be found at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition website. 

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.  

For more about the show visit keystonelivestockexpo.com. 

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MEDIA CONTACT: Shannon Powers - 717.783.2628; shpowers@pa.gov 

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