Ohio, Pennsylvania Natives Claim Top Market Steer Honors

Harrisburg, PA – Layne Lassnick, of Painesville, Ohio and her 1,340-lb. steer claimed top honors in the market steer show at the 2018 Keystone International Livestock Exposition on Saturday in Harrisburg. This is the second year in a row that Lassnick has claimed the Grand Champion Jr. Market Steer title. Lassnick first rose above a competitive class of five steers in her heavyweight class before winning heavyweight champion and the overall title.

Claiming Reserve Grand Champion Steer honors was Kendra Padilla of Friedens, Somerset Co. Her steer, weighing 1,320 lbs., was also the Champion Middleweight Jr. Market Steer.

The Champion Farm Show Preview Steer was awarded to Rylee Stockdale of Dayton, Armstrong Co. Alexis Meily of Huntingdon, Huntingdon Co. had the Reserve Grand Champion Farm Show Preview Steer. The owners plan to exhibit those animals in three months, when full-grown, at the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Class winners for the Junior Market Steer Show:

Class 1 –  Alexis Minch of Avella, Washington Co.

Class 2 – Chase Hanson of Lewisburg, WV

Champion Lightweight – Chase Hanson of Lewisburg, WV

Reserve Champion Lightweight –  Alexis Minch of Avella, Washington Co.

Class 3 – Alli Jobe of Greensburg, Westmoreland Co.

Class 4 – Kendra Padilla of Friedens, Somerset Co.

Champion Middleweight – Kendra Padilla of Friedens, Somerset Co.

Reserve Champion Middleweight – Alli Jobe of Greensburg, Westmoreland Co.

Class 5 – Layne Lassnick of Painesville, Oh.

Class 6 – Kansas Ealy of West Alexander, Washington Co.

Champion Heavyweight – Layne Lassnick of Painesville, Oh.

Reserve Champion Heavyweight – Kansas Ealy of West Alexander, Washington Co.

Grand Champion – Layne Lassnick of Painesville, Oh.

Reserve Grand Champion – Kendra Padilla of Friedens, Somerset Co.

Class winners for the Farm Show Preview Steers:

Grand Champion – Rylee Stockdale of Dayton, Armstrong Co.

Reserve Grand Champion– Alexis Meily of Huntingdon, Huntingdon Co.

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.

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