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A22-Lancast«f Farming, Saturday, Saplambar 25, 1993
Reiff Repeats Previous
LOU ANN GOOD
Lancaster Fanning Staff
EPHRATA (Lancaster Co.)
As she did in five other county
fairs this season. Lisa Reiff cap
tured the grand champion market
lamb title'and the showmanship
title on Wednesday evening at the
Ryan Donough showed the
reserve champion market lamb
with his homebred Suffolk cross.
In the breeding sheep division.
In the brooding sheep competition, Jerry Bollinger’s Suf
folk yearling ram is named champion over all breeds with
Jessica’s Stoltzfus’s Dorset ewe named reserve.
Jerry Bollinger and his Suffolk
yearling ram was named the grand
champion breeding sheep. Bollin
ger, 18, also was named reserve in
the overall showmanship category.
Since he graduated from Ephra
ta. Bollinger works full time, but
continues to enjoy raising sheep on
the side with his twin brother and a
younger brother on his patents’,
Ray and Sharon Bollinger’s farm.
“It’s my best year ever," Bollin
ger said of his reserve champion-
ship at Ephrata, Denver, and for
showing the champion market
lamb at the 4-H Fair earlier this
year. He also showed the supreme
champion ewe at the E-town Fair.
The Suffolk yearling ram, Vernon,
was purchased from James Hef
For the third year in a row, Jessi
ca Stoltzfus took the reserve
champion breeding sheep title with
a Dorset ewe. The 11-year-old Jes
sica has a 15-head flock of both
breeding and market sheep. She
prefers die breeding sheep because
she becomes more attached to
them since she keeps them a longer
period of time. Jessica is the
daughter of Frank and Irene Stolt
zfus of Elizabethtown.
The top quality market lambs
that Lisa ReifF consistently shows
are the result of an exercise prog
ram that she puts her Suffolk flock
“I’m doing the same thing as
every other year,” she said. Lisa
and her brother Lyndon, children
of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Reiff of
Sttasburg, have been accumulat
ing trophy after trophy in county
fair competitions for the last sever
al years. Lisa said her sheep earn
ings go into a college fund and par
tially to support Lyndon who is
now in a Bible training school in
Nine-year-old Ryan who took
the reserve market lamb title with
his medium-weight Suffolk-cross,
Twinkle, said that the same lamb
was also named reserve at the Eli
He doesn’t plan to sell Twinkle.
In a repeat performance of five other county fairs, Lisa
Rem takes the grand champion market lamb honors. The
reserve championship goes to Ryan Oonough. Judge John
Eaton Jr., center, praises the good sportmanshlpand show
manship displayed by the participants.
but to put her back in the breeding
program that he and his parents, Ed
and Laßue Donough operate on
their Manheim farm. The
Donoughs have 20 breeding ewes
and use all homebred lambs to
show. The lambs are conditioned
by putting them through hurdles
and an exercise program.
Last year, Ryan showed the
grand champion overall at the
Manheim Fair. Twinkles is a niece
of that champion.
“We are playing genetics for
show sheep and it seems to be pay-
ing off.” Ryan’s dad said. Four
years ago, he purchased a top qual
ity ram in Indiana, which is used
Judge John Eaton Jr., York
County livestock judge, classified
the 83 entries as tough judging
because of the extreme competi
tiveness of the quality of sheep
shown. Eaton was especially
impressed with the good sport
manship and showmanship dis
played by participants in the show.
A partial listing of results from
the Ephrata Sheep Show follows:
IMS EPHRATA FAIR SHEEP SHOW
Careaea Lamb*: 1. Keith Bollinger; 2.
Kendall Rattl; 3. Rant* Hoover.
Claae 1:1. Hatty Hoovar; 2. Jaft Bollinger;
3. Jerry BoHlngar.
Claaa 2:1. Kendall Ralff; 2. Sarah Zurln;
3. Keith Bollinger.
Claaa 3; 1 . Gerald Boyd; 2. Sarah Boyd; 3.
Champion Lightweight; Gerald Bpyd.
Reserve Champion Lightweight: Ken
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Auction will continue
all year long
(Rt. 30,10 miles east of Lancaster
In Paradise, PA)
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