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g a full week of hard-fought competition
Quad Hamp lamb wins title
YORK A plump, but properly spot last Saturday during the York
muscular, purebred Hampshire Fair’s4-H market lamb judging,
market lamb, appropriately This is not the first time that the
named “Tubby,” put exhibitor 112-pound “Tubby” made the
Alicia Strausbaugh in the winner’s news. The lamb was one of a set of
~ jy im Flory, displays her
champion 4-H market lamb pair. She was also named
champion fitter, champion shepherd and 4-H Fair award
essed for the ladies lead line class, Alicia Strausbaugh
poses with "Tubby," her York Fair 4-H champion market
YORK Two York County-bred competition at the York Fair last
Angus won the heifer and bull weekend, then waltzed into the
championships in the breed spots as Supreme Champion
is South Branch Camilla Belle, owned by South Branch Farms
and GH2 Angus. Bill Holloway handles the stylish yearling.
South Branch sweeps
quadruplet lambs born to former 4-
H’er Judy Waltersdorff of York
that earned local media attention
back in February.
Alicia, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Greg Strausbaugh, York R 6,
is just eleven years old, and in her
third year of 4-H project com
petition. Already an accomplished
shepherdess, the youngster owns a
flock of 25 registered Dorsets.
Meanwhile, another shepherdess
It’s Magnum vs. White Lightnin
YORK - The York Fair’s 4-H
beef show became a rerun of the
earlier 4-H Fair contest as John
Eaton, Jr., and Don Godfrey lined
up in the champion winners’ circle.
Judge Herman Purdy chose
Eaton’s 1230-pound Chiamna-
Angus cross, dubbed “Magnum
IV”, for his 4-H grand champion
steer as the York Fair’s youth
show drew to a close last Saturday
For 15-year-old Eaton, it’s the
third 4-H championship in four
years of York Fair beef runoffs,
and in that “off” year he carried
home the reserve trophy. Earlier
in the day, Eaton left his mark in
the sheep as well, carting off the
Rosettes in the Dorset lightweight
division. He’s the son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Eaton, Windsor R 2.
Pulled into the reserve slot for
the second time this summer was
16-year-old Don Godfrey of New
Cumberland. Godfrey’s entry,
“White Lightnin’,” is a Charolais
cross and weighed in at 1260
The winning pair offered a
tribute to their source of top
placing beef animals, cattleman
Don Walters of Airville, whose
annual club calf sale specializes in
potential project animals.
With the 4-H beef fall show and
roundup just a few weeks off, the
pair is eyeing a final contest before
the “Magnum” and “White
Lightnin’” saga ends.
Other top winners in the 4-H
York Fair beef show are:
Class I Dave Myers Class II Keith Grubb Class
111 Patrick Laughman Champion lightweight
Keith Grubb reserve- Patrick Laughman
Class IV Krista Rankin Class V Mark Gingrich
Class VI Karena Rankin Champion medium
weight Krista Rankin reserve Karena Rankin
Class VII Rodney Klmedmst Class VIII Ed
Livingston Class IX Jason Bross Champion light
heavyweight Ed Livingston reserve Allen Werner
Class X Wayne Stough Class XI Jamie Kohr
Class XII John Eaton Jr Champion heavyweight
John Eaton Jr reserve Donald Godfrey JB
female and male over all breeds.
South Brand Camilla Belle, a
March 1983 heifer, is bred by South
Branch Farms, York and is owned
in partnership with GH2 Angus.
South Branch’s bred and owned
Three Bar Cody 1292 repeated the
victory in the open class bull and
supreme champion runoffs.
The pair continues a winning
streak for South Branch Farms.
Just days before, both the heifer
and bull had won championship
honors during the Angus breed
show at the Maryland State Fair at
In the Hereford breed classes,
Spring Bottom farms of Adams
County claimed the heifer
champion awards, with the bull
honors going to JDH Polled
Herefords of Dover.
Jamie Kohr’s Chianina heifer
took the top spot in the open breed
show for the York 4-H’er, while
Larry Moore’s entry emerged the
champion over the bull classes.
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September 15,1984-A2l
was busy coveting her own
tableful of trophies and ribbons.
Veteran exhibitor Melissa
Trostle’s pair of market lambs
earned her the 4-H pair’s cham
pionship, and her own expertise in
handling and fitting added trophies
for champion fitter and
The York Fair board also
selected the 17-year-old
Dallastown High senior their 4-H
Fair member of the year, an
nounced as the fair’s exhibits
John Eaton, Jr., center, claimed his third champion 4-H
steer in four years of York Fair competition. Judge Herman
Purdy, left, singled out Don Godfrey for the reserve spot.
Triple winner in the FFA beef competition at York Fair, Jim
Eisenhour captured both the fitting and showing titles, as
well as champion heifer rosettes.
Charolais division cham- award went to Joe Druck, York,
pionships were split between Kent with Wayne Stough taking the bull
Fisher, who exhibited the winning champion ribbons. Keniane Rarick
heifer, and John Eaton’s bull Shorthorn heifer got the nod as
entry. champion breed female, and there
Champion Simmental heifer were no Shorthorn bull classes. -
Jar Cody 1292 topped
the open class beef bulls to claim Supreme Champion honors
at the York Fair. Tim Kinsley is at halter.
Melissa is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ronald Trostle, Red Lion
R 2. The family breeds and raises
both purebred swine and hogs, and
Melissa owns her own flock of 28
breeding and market sheep,
primarily purebred Hampshires
and Southdowns, and about a dozen
A 4-H member and exhibitor at
the fair for eight years, Melissa is
currently president of the York
County 4-H Council, and secretary
of both the county’s lamb and
swine clubs. J.B.