Duroc Gilt and Berkshire Boar Reign Supreme in Swine Show

Harrisburg – Hogs in the champion drive at the 2018 Keystone International Livestock Exposition exemplified the event’s commitment to showcasing breed-improving animals, and Judge Ken Fetteroff of Beavertown, Snyder Co., had praise for top boars and gilts in each of the breeds exhibited today.

Fetteroff chose the Grand Champion Berkshire Boar owned by Gregory Innerst of Red Lion, York Co., as Supreme Champion Boar. The Supreme Champion Gilt was the Grand Champion Duroc Gilt exhibited by Amy Bennecoff of Kutztown, Berks Co.

Supreme Champion winners received a $250 check from EMM Sales and Service, Inc., represented by Jon Higinbotham, Brownstown, Lancaster Co., and the Wilson Trailer Company.

The champion boars and gilts from each breed:

Berkshire
Champion Boar –GB18 Blue Chip 4-8, exhibited by Gregory & Beth Innerst of Red Lion, York Co.

Reserve Champion Boar – CJH Wahtever You Want, shown by Hampshire Avs Progam Lewis of Romney, WV.

Champion Gilt – APAR8 Miss Young 43-9, exhibited by Allison Parrish of Westminster, MD.

Reserve Champion Gilt – RDRK8 Betty 3-2, shown by Tina Carter of Alderson, WV.

The Grand Champion Gilt was sponsored by Kevin & Megan Pfautz of Pfautz Show Pigs.
The Grand Champion Boar was sponsored by Harry H. Bachman Auctioneer.

 

Chester White
Champion Boar – B&AB Centerfold 5-1, shown by William Brown of Botkins, OH.

Reserve Champion Boar – L7578 Grus Stone Henge, exhibited by Mike Starr of Brockport, Elk Co.

Champion Gilt – KWF 18 MS Tonto Gonzal 5, shown by Ken Wetzel of Rossiter, Indiana Co.

Reserve Champion Gilt – KWF 18 MS Tonto Gonzal 10, exhibited by Ken Wetzel of Rossiter, Indiana Co.

The Grand Champion Gilt was sponsored by Michael Starr of Brockport, Elk Co.
 

Duroc
Champion Boar – Baun 11-2, exhibited by Ken Bauer of Woodbine, MD.

Reserve Champion Boar – CHGH8 Blood Hound 20-6, shown by Colby Hough of Lisbon, MD.

Champion Gilt – 19-12, exhibited by Amy Bennecoff of Kutztown, Berks Co.

Reserve Champion Gilt – KENW 8 MS HP King 2-6, shown by Ken Wetzel of Rossiter, Indiana Co.

The March Gilt was sponsored by Sean McKinney of First Citizens Bank.

 

Hereford:

Champion Boar – Family Guy 1-1, exhibited by Justin McClements of Clayton, DE.

Reserve Champion Boar – 31-04, shown by Todd Bennecoff of Kutztown, Berks Co.

Champion Gilt – Abby 1-1, shown by Rodger Bankert of Hanover, York Co.

Reserve Champion Gilt – 16-6, exhibited by Todd Bennecoff of Kutztown, Berks Co.
 

Hampshire
Champion Boar – Bones 30-1, exhibited by Ken Bauer of Woodbine, MD.

Reserve Champion Boar – Bones 22-5, shown by Ken Bauer of Woodbine, MD.

Champion Gilt – Wicked 6-4, exhibited by Ken Bauer of Woodbine, MD.

Reserve Champion Gilt – Bones 6-6, shown by Ken Bauer of Woodbine, MD.

Landrace

Champion Gilt – 8-1 shown by Layle Pence Secondcreek, WV,

Poland China
Champion Boar – 8 Billy The Kid 6-2, exhibited by Cody Brunes of Danville, IN.

Reserve Champion Boar – KWB8 Bently 21-1, shown by Cody Brunes of Danville, IN.

Champion Gilt – RSR8F 2-7, exhibited by Cody Brunes of Danville, IN.

Reserve Champion Gilt – CB8 Sissy 8-6, shown by Cody Brunes of Danville, IN.

Spot
Champion Boar – Punch 3-5, exhibited by Heidi Benner of Gettysburg, Adams Co.

Reserve Champion Boar – 23-1, shown by Justine Bennecoff of Kutztown, Berks Co.

Champion Gilt – Kathy 1-1, exhibited by Brantley Wagner of Hampstead, MD.

Reserve Champion Gilt – 9-9, shown by Justine Bennecoff of Kutztown, Berks Co.
 

Yorkshire
Champion Boar – JLFS8 Jail Tats 4-1, exhibited by Brad Jaeger of Clarksville, MO.

Champion Gilt – Lily 1-3, shown by Justin McClements of Clayton, DE.

Reserve Champion Gilt – Blondie 7-3, exhibited by Heidi Benner of Gettysburg, Adams Co.

The Grand Champion Gilt was sponsored by Harry H. Bachman Auctioneer.

 

The Keystone International Livestock Exposition is the largest livestock show on the East Coast, with more than 1,400 beef cattle, 1,110 horse, 1,700 sheep and wool, 225 swine, and 260 goat entries in 2018. This year, more than 900 exhibitors from 25 states are competing 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 the first annual 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.

Find candids and champion photos here.

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