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    Blff-Landaster Farming, Saturday, September 13,1986
Roolde Ami Veteran Top York 4-H Market lamb Show
BY JOYCE BUPP
York Co. Correspondent
YORK - Although only nine
years old, 4-H’er Jeff Strausbaugh
can easily hold his own in the
competition of the sheep showring.
With but one year's experience
under his belt, the York youngster
bested veteran exhibitors to take
the 4-H market lamb cham
pionship last week at the York
Fair.
His winning entry was a
purebred Suffolk wether, pur
chased from Pine Haven Farms,
and one of three market lambs
raised this season by the young 4-
H’er.
Finishing in the reserve
champion placing was Melissa
Trostle, Red Lion, R 2, who
wrapped up her 4-H career by
repeating her reserve market
lamb win of 1985. She then returned
to the ring with a well-matched set
of lambs to snag the championship
of the pairs class. Melissa, 19, is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ronald Trostle.
A pair of purebred Hamps took
the reserve pairs trophy for Alicia
Strausbaugh, 13. She and her
brother Jeff, who won the market
lamb class, are the children of Mr.
and Mrs. Greg Strausbaugh.
Weight division winners in the 4-
H market lamb class were:
sweeping market lamb and breeding classes with his
homebred Hampshires. Handling Keeney's reserve market
champ is John Eaton.
Dorset 'Family' Sweeps Supreme Sheep Competition
BY JACK HUBLEY
YORK Mike Koehler was one enough to come away with some
pleased shepherd when his Dorset impressive honors. “It keeps me
ram, “Jackpot,” lived up to his out of trouble,” Koehler quipped
name by defeating 12 other breeds following Monday night’s event,
for supreme champion honors in Jackpot, himself, has had no
the York Fair’s open breeding problem staying out of trouble
sheep show on Monday. Likewise, during the two years that Koehler
Jackpot should have been proud has owned him. Earlier this year
when his daughter, a late the stylish Dorset ram was named
February lamb owned by Lee and champion at the Ohio State Fair
Louise Wagner, took the supreme against a field of more than 70
champion ewe title. purebred rams. The ram was bred
Koehler, a television repairman by Morehead Dorsets of Illinois,
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Diane Conoway admires Mike Koehler's York supreme
champion ram, "Jackpot".
Lightweight, John Eaton,
champion; Mike Sigler, reserve;
Mediumweight, Melissa Trostle,
champion, Alicia Strausbaugh,
reserve; Heavyweight, Jeff
Strausbaugh, champion, and
Melissa Trostle, reserve.
Pairs weight champions were;
Lightweight, Joseph Caudill,
champion, Wade Byers, reserve;
Mediumweight, Melissa Trostle,
champion, Mike Sigler, reserve;
L\ght Heavyweight, Jeff
Strausbaugh, champion; Travis
Renfro, reserve; Heavyweight,
Melissa Trostle, champion; Alicia
Strausbaugh, reserve.
4-H Breeding Sheep
York Fair’s breeding sheep
competition opened the 4-H
shepherd activities on September
5, with winners chosen in five
separate breed categories.
A sister-brother duo wrapped up
all the top ribbons in the Dorset
classes. Alicia Strausbaugh
exhibited both the champion ram
and champion ewe, finishing over
her brother, Jeff, who claimed
both reserve ram and ewe
placings.
Hampshire honors was a trade
off between Byron Waggoner and
Melissa Trostle. Waggoner
triumphed with a championship in
the ram classes, and a reserve ewe
win, while Trostle took the ewe
as a sideline, and does it well it
championship and the ram class
reserve placing.
There was no contest for the top
spots in Southdown runoffs, with
Melissa Trostle snagging cham
pion and reserve for both the ewe
and ram placings.
Suffolk competition was spread
among four top finishers.
Champion ram was exhibited by
Sonja Shearer, with Holly
Crisamore in the reserve ram
placing. John Eaton’s ewe entry
got the judge’s nod for champion,
over reserve winner Michelle
Leicht.
Natural colored sheep honors
split between Jennifer Jefferis,
who took the ram champion and
reserve rosettes, and Joseph
Caudill, exhibiting the top two ewe
winners.
Special Sheep Events
While conformation and weight
help determine the class placings
of animals entered in the York
Fair’s 4-H sheep categories, it is
the exhibitors themselves who
shine in several special showring
competitions.
Wrapping up an illustrious 4-H
career, Red Lion 4-H’er Melissa
Trostle was named grand
champion of the Shepherd Class,
won top showmanship and reserve
fitting honors and capped off the
day with a first place win in the
senior division of the Lead Line.
Champion of the fitting com
petition was John Eaton, Windsor.
Reserve champion of the Shepherd
Class was Jessiah Dietz, and
reserve showmanship winner was
Joseph Caudill.
Alicia Strausbaugh was chosen
winner of the blocking and
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Other 4-H breeding sheep winners
included Jeff Strausbaugh and Melissa
Trestle.
Rutgers University’s extension
livestock specialist, proved that
good looks often run in the family
by selecting Jackpot’s daughter
for supreme ewe honors. “I didn’t
realize he was the sire at the
time,” Kniffen said, adding that
the Wagner entry was a “very
correct and stylish ewe.”
Although the ewe only placed
third in her class last week at the
Allentown Fdlr, Lee Wagner was
confident that she was a winner. “I
thought she had it in her all along,”
Wagner said. “She was just right
for this one. She was well rested.”
• The ewe was “just right”
enough, in fact, to defeat her
mother in the York event. This
latter ewe was sired by the York
Fair’s 1985 supreme champion
ram and placed first in the
yearling ewe class on Monday.
The Wagners farm about 1500
acres and raise 30 Dorset ewes on
their farm near Easton.
Exhibitors of champions and
reserves in the breeding sheep
show are listed below.
Open Breeding Sheep
Cheviot
Champion Ram Ration Maker Cheviots
Reserve Michael Koehler
Champion Ewe Michael Koehler
Reserve Michael Koehler
Corriedale
Champion Ram Sarah Ruppert
Reserve Sarah Ruppert
Champion Ewe Sarah Ruppert
Reserve Sarah Ruppert
Dorset
Champion Ram Michael Koehler
Reserve Lee A Louise Wegner
Champion Ewe Lee 4 Louise Wagner
Reserve K 45 Sheep Construction Co
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Champion of the 4-H market lamb show was this Suffolk
wether shown by Jeff Strausbaugh.
grooming competition, over
reserve winner Joseph Caudill.
In the Lead Line competition,
entrants must dress in at least one
garment of wool and parade a
groomed and trained sheep. Senior
division winner Melissa Trostle
topped Jennifer Hoke in second
place, and Holly Chrisamore,
third. Alicia Strausbaugh was
intermediate division winner, over
Amy Dutrey, second, and Michelle
Leicht, third. In the junior division,
Carly Kelly was named first place
Breed winners in 4-H classes included
Alicia Strausbaugh, Dorset; and John
Eaton, Suffolk.
Louise and Lee Wagner with their York Fair supreme
champion ewe.
Hampshire
Champion Ram Richard Field
Reserve Tim 4 Sarah Fleener
Champion Ewe Richard Field
Reserve Tim 4 Sarah Fleener
Oxford
Champion Ram Glenn Heffner
Reserve Glenn Heffner
Champion Ewe Glenn Heffner
Reserve Glenn Heffner
Southdown
Champion Ram WG Carpenter
Reserve W G Carpenter
Champion Ewe W G Carpenter
Reserve W G Carpenter
Shropshire
Champion Ram Wey Farms
Reserve Peter O’Ambra
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winner, with Amy Shaffer, second,
and Jessiah Dietz, third.
Mike Sigler was chosen winner
of the Funniest category in the
popular Decorator classes, in
which entrants costume them
selves and their sheep. Jodi Dutrey
was second, and Sonja Shearer
was third. Most Unusual award
went to Jessiah Dietz, over
Michelle Leicht, second, and Angie
Shaffer, third. Carley Keely was
first, and Amy Shaffer, second, in
the Most Attractive division.
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Champion Ewe Peter O Ambra
Reserve Peter 0 Ambra
Romney
Champion Ram Jean 4 John Woodward
Reserve Woodward
Champion Ewe Jean 4 John Woodward
Reserve Woodward
Merino
Champion Ram Morehouse Farm
Reserve Morehouse
Champion Ewe Morehouse Farm
Reserve Morehouse
Natural Colored
Champion Ram Sarah Ruppert
Reserve Ruppert
Champion Ewe Sarah Ruppert
Reserve Ruppert
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