Ian Hemann of Meshoppen, Wyoming County, exhibited the top meat goat, “Pauline,” during the Junior Meat Breeding Goat Show on Thursday, Jan. 10, during the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Reserve Grand Champion Junior Meat Breeding Goat went to Ronsal Moonlight exhibited by Tyler Peterson of Tunkhannock, Wyoming County.
Judge Tess Caudhill from Harrodsburg, Ky., evaluated three divisions of goats: purebred/fullblood, percentage and crossbred does. Caudhill is a nine-year producer of meat goats and hair sheep.
Showmanship Judge Owen Weikert of Gettysburg, Adams County, evaluated the exhibitors on their showmanship skills, looking for smoothness and accuracy when handling their goats. Weikert is co-owner of Weikert Show Cattle.
“I am honored to be here today, working with Pennsylvania youth. I know they have worked very hard with these breeding does and that is something to be proud of,” Caudhill said.
The Keystone Goat Producers Association awarded director chairs to the champion exhibitors. Exhibitors also received showmanship plaques, division champion plaques, rosettes, ribbons and premiums.
More than 30 exhibitors participated in the show and 84 breeding does were placed.
The Junior Meat Breeding results were:
Percentage Boer Breeding Does
Champion: Ronsal Moonlight exhibited by Tyler Peterson of Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co.
Reserve Champion: RD Red Blast exhibited by Cheyenne Stitt of Carlisle, Lancaster Co.
Fullblood/Purebred Senior Does
Champion: Pauline exhibited by Ian Hemann of Meshoppen, Wyoming Co.
Reserve Champion: ROLLIN R BITE ME exhibited by Cheyenne Corley of Manns Choice, Bedford Co.
Crossbred Does
Champion: Diva exhibited by Mallory Perchinski of White Deer, Union Co.
Reserve Champion: Hannah exhibited by Mallory Perchinski of White Deer, Union Co.
Master Showmanship award winners:
Emma Joyner of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co.
Nicole McCord of Delta, York Co.
Cheyenne Corley of Manns Choice, Bedford Co.
Whitney Kessinger of East Berlin, Somerset Co.
Kellan Masser of Klingerstown, Schuylkill Co.
Cheyenne Stitt of Carlisle, Lancaster Co.
Tyler Peterson of Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co.
Mallory Perchniski of  White Deer, Union Co.
Hailey Kessinger of East Berlin, Somerset Co.
Garrett Jenkins of Bainbridge, Lancaster Co.
Denver Rissinger, Hummelstown, Dauphin Co.
Brett Peterson, Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co.