News in brief from Harrisburg
Area youth place in competitions
Three Huntingdon County youth placed in the junior beef showmanship competition at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Nick Yocum of Orbisonia captured first place in Division II while Kiersten Baker of James Creek captured first place in Division III.
Zoey Baker of James Creek captured second place in Division IV.
Yocum also showed the Maine Anjou reserve grand champion heifer, Emma’s Rarity, in the junior breeding show.
Locals place in market lamb show
Heidi Barkley of Manns Choice captured the master showmanship title in the junior market lamb show at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Barkley also won the showmanship award for Division I while Trey Myers of Bedford won the showmanship award for Division IV.
A lamb shown by Jarod Styer of Bedford was named the reserve champion crossbred heavyweight.
Area students receive scholarships
Catherine Anderson of Three Springs, Heidi Barkley of Manns Choice and Abbey Cresswell of Cassville were among 28 college students to receive scholarships from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
Local goat nets $7,000
The grand champion market goat shown by Heidi Barkley of Manns Choice was purchased by Penn Waste and Scott Wagner for $7,000 during the junior livestock sale at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Records were shattered when 423 animals grossed $376,121 — about $6,700 above the 2017 total — at the sale.
Locals show winning beef
Three local exhibitors’ animals placed in the open beef show at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show.
In the Maine Anjou breed competition, the reserve grand champion female was shown by Laney Reasner of Neelyton and the grand champion bull was shown by Robert Mikesell of Nanty Glo.
In the Hereford breed competition, the grand champion bull was owned by Mason Guyer of 4G Herefords of New Enterprise.