Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 24, 1993, Image 28

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    Dairy Cattle Show Season
S.E. Region FFA, Lan
Lancaster Farming Staff
non Co.) All across the state
the dairy cattle showing season has
kicked off, and for many particip
ants the regional youth dairy
shows are the first part of the annu
al show progression.
A number of shows were held
this week, including the Southeast
ern Regional FFA Dairy Show at
the Lebanon Area Fairgrounds,
Lebanon, and the Lancaster Coun
ty 4-H Dairy Show at the Solanco
Fairgrounds in Quarryville.
Animals are judged according to
the Danish System, which rewards
animals exhibiting enough show
quality not only among the other
animals exhibited, but also against
the model animal of that breed.
In other words, while judges
place first, second and third place
animals, etc., they also issue rib
bons of blue, red, and white, in
descending order.
Brian Nolan shows his grand champion Ayrshire.
Karen Heilinger shows her best bred-and-owned dairy
animal of the colored breeds.
Thomas Zartman shows his junior and reserve junior
Brown Swiss champions.
Animals awarded blue ribbons
qualify for the next level of com
petition, while animals receiving
the other colored ribbons do not.
The judge does not have to qualify
any animal for further competi
tion, even if the animal is judged
grand champion at a particular
At the same time, the youth are
judged themselves, on showing
ability and the grooming or “fit
ting” of their animal.
Special recognition is also made
of animals bred and owned by the
same exhibitor, as recognition of
the exhibitor’s ability to breed
quality animals.
On Tuesday, a special award
was made at the Southeastern Reg
ional FFA Dairy Show by sponsor
Sire Power the owner of the
grand champion bred and owned
of all the colored breed animals,
and the owner of the grand champ
ion bred and owned Holstein were
presented with one free AI service.
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From the left, Troy Getz holds the halter of his reserve grand champion Holstein,
while Kathy Jo Mase holds the halter of her senior and grand champion Holstein.
Lebanon County Dairy Princess Jennifer Bashore, presents the awards.
Others who helped support the
show included the Brown Swiss
Breed Association, exhibitor
awards and trophies; Atlantic
Breeders Cooperative, financial
support; Pen Hostetler, Annville,
for milking equipment; Lebanon
County Farmwomen No. 20 for
food service: Lebanon Area Fair
Association, for use of the facili
ties; and Harry Bachman for the
sound equipment.
Numbers of animals shown was
down slightly from past years, but
the quality was not diminished.
There were 34 blue ribbon animals
shown, and 14 youth received blue
ribbons for showmanship compet
itions, while 16 earned blue rib
bons for fitting animals.
The grand champion Holstein
was 4-year-old C Bellstar Elevator
Sarah, owned by Troy Getz, of
Richland, and bred by Klaas
Koenes, of Ontario, Canada.
Kathy Jo Mase, of Lebanon
owned and bred the reserve grand
champion Holstein, a senior
3-year-old Ken-Ire Isaac Corrin,
thereby winning the best animal
bred and owned competition.
The junior champion Holstein,
Miss StonehurstLiz, a senior year
ling daughter of sire Glen Drum
mond Delegate, was shown by
Scott Nolt, of Lebanon. The
reserve junior champion was Ken-
Ire Jay Evening, out of Ken-Ire
Dixie Jay, bred and owned by
Michelle Mase, of Lebanon.
In the Brown Swiss breed, Tom
Zartman’s senior 3-year-old Mea
dow Hill Convin Blythe ET, a
Convincer daughter bred by Gary
Mase, of Lebanon, earned the
senior and grand champion titles.
Zartman is from Ephrata.
Showing the reserve grand
champion and reserve senior
championship animal was Karen
Heilinger, of Newmanstown. Her
animal was Linday Babaray
Lynette, a dry cow entry.
The junior and reserve junior
champion Brown Swiss were both
shown by Zartman
respectively, a spring yearling.
Meadow Hill Emory Dinah ET,
also bred by Mase; and a senior
calf Indian Run Michelle, bred by
Zartman also showed the best
bred and owned Brown Swiss, a
3-year-old, Indian Run amy Sue,
sired by Top Acres Elegant Simon.
In the Ayrshire breed, the grand
champion was shown by Brian
Nolan, of Cochranville, an aged
cow, Dreamnol Johny’s Carla.
Carla was also named best bred
and owned of the show.
The reserve grand champion
was a dry cow shown by Nathan
(Turn to Pago A 32)
champion Guernsey.
show his grand and reserve grand champion Milking
jis grand champ
ion Brown Swiss, while Karen Heilinger shows her reserve
grand champion.