Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 01, 1998, Image 36

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    A36-L«ncaster Farming, Saturday, August 1, 1998
Swine Show Exhibitors Recognize Brothers’ Help In Picking Champions
Lancaster Farming Staff
non Co.) What’s a little help
from some friends?
Or, how about a little help from
some ... brothers?
Megan Fuls, who walked away
with the supreme ribbon, and Bil
lie Jo Atkins, with reserve, admit
ted they needed help in selecting a
pig that could win the Lebanon
Area Fair Swine Show
They called upon their brothers,
veterans of the show ring.
Megan’s brother Justin, who did
well at the show, helped select the
pig when the family purchased it
privately from Donny Sheis,
And the reserve shown by Billie
Jo relied on the guidance of her
brother Dan.
Jason Shirk showed tl
Trisha Berger with her Landrace champion at Lebanon
.. -p. . .../ l dCe ' - ■■ol. jners, from left, Rebecca Wen
ger,Emily Ziegler, Kirk Artz, Brandon Wlnebark, Gretchen Artz, Janlne Winebark, Nat
hanlal Artz, and Renee Atkins. Back row, FFA winners, from left, Wendy Atkins. Jere
miah Arnold, Blaine Brown, and Trisha Berger.
For Megan, 12, daughter of
Kevin and Karen Fuls, Richland,
her 260-pound Blue Butt crossbred
gilt topped the heavyweight divi
sion, then secured the overall
crossbred classes. It also won out
over competition from purebreeds
at the fair.
Megan said this is her first Leba
non Area Fair champion. She is in
7th grade at Conrad Weiser.
According to her father, Kevin,
“her brother got her interested in
showing hogs,” he said. Fortunate
ly for the exhibitor, even though
she had last pick of the hogs, she
chose the right one during the sale.
Megan said she will be showing
hogs at the state farm show.
Reserve champion was a
267-pound Blue Butt crossbred
gilt, heavyweight reserve champ
ion, at the fair. It was shown by
Billie Jo Atkins, 14, daughter of
le Yorkshire champion at Lebanon.
Megan Fuis, center, won supreme champion hog with her 260-pound heavyweight
Blue Butt crossbred champion Monday at the Lebanon Area Fair. From left, judge Nel
son Beam, Fuls, and Sam Hayes, state secretary of agriculture. Hayes presented the
ribbon to Megan.
Bill and Judy Atkins, Lebanon.
Billie Jo, who is in the 9th grade at
Cedar Crest High School, said that
this was her first champion at the
In the crossbred market hog
show, lightweight champion went
to Kyle Fleener with his
228-pound hog. Reserve went to
Wendy Atkins with her 230-pound
hog. In the medium weight classes,
Tim Crouse picked up champion
with his 240-pound hog and Sam
Atkins won reserve with his
245-pound swine. Light heavy
weight winners were Nathanial
Artz, with his 257-pound hog, and
reserve went to Laura Arnold with
her 255-pound hog.
There were 137 hogs and 75
exhibitors at the show. The num
ber of hogs increased 25 from last
year. Judge was Nelson Beam,
Following is a list of show
Class 1 Chester White: 1. Shane McKin
ney Champion. Shane McKinney
Class 2 Duroc: 1. Jeremiah Arnold. 2
Joshua Seaman. 3. Timothy Schaeffer,
Champion Jeremiah Arnold. Reserve:
Joshua Seaman.
Class 3 Hampshire. Class 1:1. Brandon
WinebarK. 2. Angela Decker. 3. Cassandra
Schaeffer. Class 2. 1. Janioe Wmebark 2. man. 2 Adam Hurst 3. Annie Lefever.
Joseph Tice 3. Eric Ziegler Champion Bran- Class7(2l6-218lbs.): 1. Alex Seaman. 2
don Wmebark. Reserve' Jamne Wmebark. Melissa Martin. 3. Kate Hurst.
ClassALandrace - I.Tnshaßerger.2.Tns- Class 8. (219-223 lbs ) 1. Melissa Risser
ha Berger. Champion Trisha Berger. 2 Melissa Martin. 3 Adam Hurst
Reserve'Tnsha Berger Class 9 (223-228 lbs ); 1 Kyle Fleener 2
Class 5 Yorkshire. 1 Jason Shirk 2 Jason Lauren Brownlee. 3 Travis Adam
Shirk Champion' Jason Shirk. Reserve Class 10 (228-229 lbs ). 1. Wendy Atkins
Jason Shirk
aLightweight Class 6 (215 lbs) 1 Alex Se-
Billie Jo Atkins, center, won reserve champion hog with
her 267-pound heavyweight reserve champion Blue Butt
crossbred champion Monday at Lebanon. From left, judge
Nelson Beam, Atkins, and Sam Hayes, state secretary of
agriculture, who presented the ribbon to Atkins.
Jeremiah Arnold with his Duroc champion on Monday at
2 Blame Brown. 3 Nathan Maullair
Class 11 (229-231 lbs ). 1. Wendy Atkins
2 Joshua Seaman 3 Renee Atkins
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