Pennsylvania Rams and Ewes Dominate Champions at Pennsylvania Keystone International Livestock Exposition

Harrisburg, Pa. – Heidi Barkley, of Manns Choice, Bedford Co., Pa., won Supreme Champion Ram with her Border Leicester Spring Ram. Trent George, of Niles, Mich., won Supreme Champion Ewe with his Southdown Yearling Ewe.

Each supreme winner was presented with a $200 check sponsored by EMM Sales and Service Inc. in Brownstown, Lancaster, Co.

Of 14 rams competing for Supreme, 11 were from Pennsylvania. Of 16 ewes competing for Supreme, 13 were also from Pennsylvania.

Show judges were Matt Scramlin, Adam Heffelfinger, and Geoff Ruppert.

Champion Rams and Ewes from Each Breed:
 

Border Leicester:

Champion Ram: Heidi Barkley of Manns Choice, Bedford Co., Pa., with her Spring Ram.

Champion Ewe: Heidi Barkley of Manns Choice, Bedford Co., Pa., Spring Ewe

 

Cheviot:

Champion Ram: Emma Oberholtzer of East Earl, Lancaster Co., Pa., Spring Ram

Champion Ewe: Cheyenne Clyde of Greensville, Mercer Co., Pa., Yearling Ewe

 

Corriedale:

Champion Ram: N/A

Champion Ewe: Rebecca Kugler of Oley, Berks Co., Pa., Yearling Ewe

 

Dorper:

Champion Ram: Liam Phipps of Wilmington Del., Spring Ram

Champion Ewe: Sydney Phipps of Wilmington, Del., Yearling Ewe

 

Dorset:

Champion Ram: Katherine Rapp, Paxinos, Northumberland Co., Pa., Fall Ram

Champion Ewe: Callie Taylor of Timblin, Jefferson Co., Pa., Yearling Ewe

 

Hampshires:

Champion Ram: Racher Olver of Beach Lake, Wayne Co., Pa., Slickshorn Spring Ram

Reserve Champion Ram:

Champion Ewe: Lindsey Eddy of Marysville, Ohio, Slickshorn Ewe Lamb

 

Horned Dorset:

Champion Ram: Emma Oberholtzer of East earl, Lancaster Co., Pa., Spring Ram

Champion Ewe: Emma Oberholtzer of East earl, Lancaster Co., Pa., Yearling Ewe

 

Lincoln:

Champion Ram: Tayler Garges of Telford, Bucks Co., Pa., Spring Ram

Champion Ewe: Tayler Garges of Telford, Bucks Co., Pa., Yearling Ewe

 

Merino:

Champion Ram: Chad Hoover of Washington, Washington Co., Pa., Spring Ram

Champion Ewe: Chad Hoover of Washington, Washington Co., Pa., Fall Ewe

 

Montadale:

Champion Ram: N/A

Champion Ewe: Brendon Anderson of Three Springs, Huntingdon Co., Pa., Fall Ewe

 

Natural Colored:

Champion Ram: N/A

Champion Ewe: Mikara Anderson of Three Springs, Huntingdon Co., Pa., Yearling Ewe

 

Oxford:

Champion Ram: Chad Hoover of Washington, Washington Co., Pa., Spring Ram

Champion Ewe: Chad Hoover of Washington, Washington Co., Pa., Fall Ewe

 

Shropshire:

Champion Ram: Emily Stevens of Norwalk, Ohio, Spring Ram

Champion Ewe: Callie Taylor of Timblin, Jefferson Co., Pa., Fall Ewe

 

Southdown:

Champion Ram: Trent George of Niles, Mich., Early Spring Ram

Champion Ewe: Trent George of Niles, Mich., Yearling Ewe

 

 

Suffolk:

Champion Ram: Zachary Bollinger of Reinholds, Lancaster Co., Pa., Slickshorn Ram

Champion Ewe: Emily Stevens of Norwalk, Ohio, Slickshorn Ewe

 

Tunis:

Champion Ram: Kally Parish of Darlington, Beaver Co., Pa., Ram Lamb

Champion Ewe: Kally Parish of Darlington, Beaver Co., Pa., Yearling Ewe

The Keystone International Livestock Exposition is the largest livestock show on the East Coast, with more than 1,300 beef cattle, 650 horses, 1,200 sheep, 450 swine, and 200 Boer goats. This year, nearly 1,000 exhibitors from 29 states and Canada are competing in livestock events. The show also includes the 12th Annual Keystone Classic Barbecue Competition, a Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event to select the state's finest culinary competitors.

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

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Media Contact: Shannon Powers - 717.783.2628