Wether Dams Kick Off 2018 Keystone International Livestock Expo

Harrisburg, PA - As part of the Keystone International Livestock Exposition’s (KILE) expanded first weekend events, more than 50 exhibitors from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia showed more than 200 goats in nationally-accredited open and junior shows. KILE’s open wether dam show kicked off the weekend on Friday September 28.

The wether dam show included does younger than one-year-old, which are slated to produce market wethers.

Caleb Westfall of Westfield, Ohio, judged the wether dam show. 

Over the weekend, a trio of American Boer Goat Association (ABGA) sanctioned shows were held in the complex’s Small Arena. Along with two open shows, there was a Junior American Boer Goat Association (JABGA) sanctioned show. The junior show and first open show were judged by Caleb Westfall. Phil Meyers of South Vienna, Ohio judged Sunday’s ABGA show.

 

Open Wether Dam Champions:

Lightweight Champion – Paige Stahl, Somerset, Somerset Co.

Lightweight Reserve Champion – Hunter Fink, Cogan Station, Lycoming Co.

Mediumweight Champion – Jessica Butler, Dawson, Fayette Co.

Mediumweight Reserve Champion – Mckenzie Stadtmiller, Dayton, Armstrong Co.

Light Heavyweight Champion – Paige Stahl, Somerset, Somerset Co.

Light Heavyweight Reserve Champion – Paige Stahl, Somerset, Somerset Co.

Heavyweight Champion – Heidi Barkley, Manns Choice, Bedford Co.

Reserve Heavyweight Champion – Frank Burner – Inwood, W.Va.

 

Grand Champion -  Paige Stahl, Light Heavyweight Champion

Reserve Grand Champion – Jessica Butler, Mediumweight Champion

 

Junior ABGA Show Champions:

Grand Champion Percentage Doe – HOT HOOVES Born to Boogie, owned by Jacob Weist of Middleburg, Snyder Co.

Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Doe – SVSG This Is How We Roll, owned by Owen Lankey of Everett, Bedford Co.

Champion Bred and Owned Percentage Doe – HOT HOOVES Born to Boogie, owned by Jacob Weist of Middleburg, Snyder Co.

Grand Champion Fullblood Doe – LGF3 Honey, owned by Sarah Rehmeyer of Airville, York Co.

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Doe – KD99 RRBG Juliet owned by Owen Lankey of Everett, Bedford Co.

Champion Bred and Owned Fullblood Doe – 4KJG Ocean Pearl owned by Jadyn Klinger, Newville, Cumberland Co.

Grand Champion Fullblood Buck – PF08 Dynamo, owned by Owen Lankey of Everett, Bedford Co.

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Buck – REHME Whiskey on the Rocks, owned by Sarah Rehmeyer of Airville, York Co.

Champion Bred and Owned Fullblood Buck – HOBGC Hercules, owned by Christopher Kelley of Newville, Cumberland Co.

 

Junior ABGA Show Showmanship:
Junior Champion – Christopher Kelley of Newville, Cumberland Co.

Intermediate Champion – Sarah Rehmeyer of Airville, York Co.

Senior Champion – Jacob Weist of Middleburg, Snyder Co.

 

Open ABGA Sanctioned Show #1 Champions:
Grand Champion Percentage Doe LGF3 Summer Rain, owned by Sharon Fullerton of Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co.

Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Doe HOT HOOVES Born to Boogie, owned Jacob Weist of Middleburg, Snyder Co.

Grand Champion Fullblood Doe LGF3 Honey, owned by Sarah Rehmeyer of Airville, York Co.

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Doe Mayne Almond Butter, owned by Ed, Tonjia, and Josh Mayne of Union Bridge, Md.

Grand Champion Fullblood Buck Mayne Cajun Style, owned by Ed, Tonjia, and Josh Mayne of Union Bridge, Md.

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Buck PF08 Dynamo, owned by Owen Lankey of Everett, Bedford Co.

 

Open ABGA Sanctioned Show #2 Champions:
Grand Champion Percentage Doe LGF3 Summer Rain, owned by Sharon Fullerton of Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co.

Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Doe LCR95 Shenandoah, owned by Lane Reigle of Middletown, Dauphin Co.

Grand Champion Fullblood Doe LGF3 Honey, owned by Sarah Rehmeyer of Airville, York Co.

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Doe Mayne Almond Butter, owned by Ed, Tonjia, and Josh Mayne of Union Bridge, Md.

Grand Champion Fullblood Buck PF08 Dynamo, owned by Owen Lankey of Everett, Bedford Co.

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Buck Mayne Cajun Style, owned by Ed, Tonjia, and Josh Mayne of Union Bridge, Md.

 

The Keystone International Livestock Exposition is the largest livestock show on the East Coast, with entries including more than 1,400 beef cattle, 1,110 horse, 1,700 sheep and wool, 225 swine, and 260 goats. This year, more than 900 exhibitors from 25 states will compete in livestock events. The show also includes the 11th Annual Keystone Classic Barbecue Competition, a Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event to select the state's finest culinary competitors, and a new ranch riding competition hosted by the East Coast Ranch Riding Association.

All events are open to the public with free admission and parking. Find more information and a complete schedule of events at www.keystoneinternational.pa.gov.

Official backdrop photos:

Additional photos, including candids, are at the KILE Flickr page.

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