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A22'Lancut«r Fanning, Saturday, Juna 24,1995
Quality Hog Genetics Spell ‘Champion’ For Lancaster FFA’ers
Lancaster Farming Staff
MANHEIM (Lancaster Co.)
Melissa Beckef considers herself
“lucky enough to pick the right
pig” at a sale held this year by
Selecting the right genetics gar
nered her a supreme champion tro
phy at the 33rd annual Lancaster
County FFA Hog Show at the
Manheim Farm Show grounds on
This is the first supreme market
FFA champion for Melissa, 17,
daughter of Nancy and Marlin
Becker, Manheiip. The Manheim
FFA’er showed her 256-pound
Hamp/Duroc gilt cross from the
Melissa said she knew it was a
good pig, but was surprised when
it garnered her a supreme champ
ion trophy. Melissa, who brought a
total of six hogs to the FFA show,
plans to show at the Manheim and
the state farm shows.
Shannon Horst, 17. son of
Harvey and Marlene Horst, Nar
von, showed his 238-pound
medium weight champion hog, a
York cross gilt, to reserve champ
ionship. This is the first dme Shan
non has won at the FFA Hog
Champion Junior showman award went to Mike O'Handly,
Penn Manor FFA, left. Mike, 16, is the son of Mark and Mar
lene O’Handly, Pequea. Champion senior showman went to
Jay Hess, Penn Manor FFA, right. Jay, 20. is the son of Abe
ind Ji nle Hi Cor
Kurils Good, representing Hatfield, right, purchased
Shannon Horst’s reserve champion for $2.20 a pound, for a
Show. The Grassland FFA mem
ber and state FFA chaplain brought
two hogs to the contest. He said
he’ll be showing at several county
fairs and the Farm Show.
“We had some quality breed
ing,” said Shannon. “It really
helps out a lot” He said they
obtained good genetics using their
own gilts and purchased commer
cial semen, “some really good
stuff,” he said, to obtain a champ
At the evening sale, Hatfield
Quality Meats, represented by
Kenton Good, purchased Melis
sa’s supreme market champion for
SZ3S a pound, for a total of
Kurds Good, representing Hat
field, purchased Shannon’s
reserve champion for $2.20 a
pound, for a total of $523.60.
Champion junior showman
award went to Mike O’Handly,
Penn Manor FFA. Mike, 16. is the
son of Mark and Marlene
Champion senior showman
went to Jay Hess, Penn Manor
FFA. Jay, 20. is the son of Abe and
Janie Hess, Conestoga.
At the sale, there were a total of
10 registered buyers for the sale.
Seven purchasers paid an average
of 76 cents a pound with champ
ions; without, 68 cents a pound.
Judge for the show was Greg
Musser. There were a total of 40
hogs and 12 exhibitors. Following
is a list of show placings.
At the evening sale,. teld Quality Meats, represented by Kenton Good, right, pur
chased Melissa Becker's supreme market champion for $2.35 a pound, for a total of
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