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State Farm Show Features 5,500 Animals HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.) More than 5,500 animals have been entered for competition at the 79th Pennsylvania State Farm Show, January 7-12 in Harrisburg. Their owners will try to capture their share of the record $228,981 available in premiums. The Farm Show is a showcase of Pennsylvania’s leading indus try, agriculture, and a tribute to the 51,000 farm families who provide essential food and fiber products to our neighbors in Pennsylvania and others around the world. Poultry judging leads off the agenda on Friday morning, prior to the public opening of the Farm Show, as 1,928 caged chickens ducks, geese and bantams vie for the attention of the judges. About 400 champions will then be placed on display throughout the show along the lower concourse of the Large Arena. LIVESTOCK ENTRIES Horses—open shows Swine—open shows Swine—junior market swine Sheep—open shows Sheep—junior shows Sheep—junior market lambs Sheep—carcass lambs Beef—open shows Beef —junior shows Beef—junior market steers' Dairy— cattle—open Dairy—cattle—junior Dairy—goats—open Poultry Rabbits Grand Total ONLYAFTER OUR OILS GO THROUGH RESEARCH DO WE SEND THEM OUT IN THE FIELDI gc igL. it ever goes to work in the fields. Each one is spe cially formulated to keep all your implements, tractors and farm vehicles running better and KM \j/\ lasting longer. For the complete story on Shell lubricants, come in and talk to our experts. LUBRICANTS OIL SPECIALS (55 Gal. Drums) • Shell Rotella T 15W-40 (SH/CF4) s 226*° per Drum • Shell Donax TD Fluid (Tractor Hydraulic) $ 215 40 per Drum Specials Good thru Feb. 28,1995 .OHO/ Automotive Service, Inc. Ml. Home Rd. Sinking Spring, PA 19608 (610) 678-3421 1-800-383-3421 Open swine competition gets started at 9 a.m. in the Small Arena on Friday, with 195 gilts entered in eight breeds. The supreme champion will be named at 9:30 a.m. the following day. Many of these gills will then be sold, start ing on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in the Small Arena, through the Pennsylvania Cooperative Swine Breeders Association. Saturday is the day forjudging of rabbits, which have become very popular with hobbyists and those looking for alternate food choices. Clearly 700 rabbits have been entered in this year’s show, sanctioned by the American Rab bit Breeders Association. The best of breed, show, and variety rabbits will then be placed on exhibit for the remainder of the show, and some rabbits will be sold at auc tion at 5 p.m. in the Small Arena. Horses take the eye of the 1995 SHOW 1994 SHOW 171 250 195 201 413 379 474 609 227 234 209 174 35 26 324 430 83 105 65 63 330 333 178 190 210 209 1928 1702 692 593 5,534 5,498 Central Penn Oil 98 Carpenter St. Muncy, PA 17756 (717) 546-2258 CENTRAL ( I, ') PENN Vl'L OIL 1-800-352-2776 judges on Sunday at 8 a.m. in the Large Arena with Clydesdales, Percherons and Belgians, fol lowed by the naming of the Supreme Champion at 11:30. Draft horse hitched competition dominates the afternoon program in the Large Arena with cart and team classes. Horse pulling fans should plan to attend the Farm Show on Tuesday evening, with the popular team competition get ting under way at 4:30 p.m. Pony pulling is scheduled for Wednes day evening at 6:30, bringing the week’s total number of horse entries to 171. Because of the enormous inter est, the sheep show is now split by meat breeds and wool breeds. The judging of meat breeds will start on Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Small Arena and resume on Monday at 8 a.m. A supreme champion will then be selected from the seven breeds before they depart and allow the wool breeds to take over the west barn. Wool breeds will be judged on Wednesday in the Small Arena, beginning at 5 p.m., and conclud ing after 8 p.m. with their supreme champion. Nearly 500 head entered for the open sheep shows. More than 300 head of beef cat tle take to the show ring on Mon day, starting at 8 a.m. in the Large Arena. The selection of the beef supreme champion from among the five breeds is slated for 2:30 p.m. Dairy Day is Tuesday and 330 cows are entered for open compe tition among six breeds which gets under way at 8 a.m. the Large Arena. The selection of the supreme champion dairy cow is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Junior dairy exhibitors follow with their 178 entries at 3 p.m. The Farm Show turns its atten tion on 4-H and FFA exhibitors on Tuesday and Wednesday, Youth Day, as hundreds of club members take to the showrings with their breeding stock and market ani- mals. More than 400 entries will compete in junior market swine classes, starting at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the Small Arena and wrapping up with the champion about 2:45 p.m. that afternoon. Junior market lamb classes, with 209 entries, start at 8 a.m. on Wednesday in the Small Arena and conclude with the naming of a junior champion market lamb at 11 a.m. Junior beef breeding takes place in the Large Arena, as 83 cows start before the judges at 8:30 a.m. Junior steer classes, with 65 entries starts at noon in the Large Arena, with the naming of the grand champion steer sched uled for 3:15 p.m. The annual Junior Livestock Sale on Thursday salutes all the young exhibitors and recognizes their achievements in livestock competition. Proceeds from the auction go to the youngsters, with a small percentage going to run the Farm Show Scholarship Fund .