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Lancaster Farming Staff
KUTZTOWN (Berks Co.)
Understanding the “basics,” in the
words of the champion market
swine exhibitor at Kutztown Fair,
helped gamer the champion ribbon
for Nathan Manbeck,
Nathan, 12, in the 7lh grade at
Tulpchocken Junior High School,
showed his first grand champion
market hog at Kutztown, a heavy
weight champion Blue Butt gilt
According to judge Daryl Bom
gardner, Annville, the 225-pound
hog “holds muscle correctly in a
well-designed package.” Both the
champion and reserve had the
skeletal width and were both really
sound, noted Bomgardner, Hoober
farm equipment salesman.
Nathan’s hog, which he picked
out himself, was obtained from his
uncle, Oscar Manbeck, Bethel.
Nathan said the hams looked nice
and the loin looked good. Being a
member of 4-H taught the “bas
ics,” said Nathan, of selecting a
potential market hog champion, he
Nathan intends to show at the
county roundup and wants to show
at the state Farm Show.
Elizabeth Wisser, 17, daughter
of Tutty and Larry Wisser, New
Tripoli, won reserve champion.
The senior at Northwestern high
School showed the reserve heavy
weight champion, a 226-pound
Elizabeth said this was the first
Champion Duroc at Kutztown was shown by Todd Ben
Todd Bennecoff Jr. won Berkshire champion ain at
‘Basics’ Translate Into Champion Kutztown Market Hog
championship she has shown at
Kutztown in the nine years she has
been exhibiting. She has shown at
Schnecksville and will be showing
at the Allentown and Reading
Supreme champion of the breed
show went to Kelly Lazarus with
her Chester White gilt. Kelly, 19,
the daughter of Wayne and Grace
Lazarus, Germansville, is a gradu
ate of Northwestern High School.
The judge said that he liked the
“completeness” of the champion,
“muscling in a structurally sound
package,” said Bomgardner.
Kelly said that in selecting the
champion gilt, she believed it was
a “joint effort” from her family and
friends that allowed her to exhibit
the champion. Kelly intends to
show at Allentown, the Keystone
International Livestock Exposi
tion, and Farm Show.
There were 67 breed swine and
94 market swine at the show.
There were 37 exhibitors.
Following is a list of show
Senior II 1. Kelly Lazarus 2. Amy Wehr 3.
Senior I 1. Elizabeth Wisser 2 Lucinda
Bray. 3. Kelly Haas.
Intermediate 11. 1. Jared Treichler. 2. John
Strawbndge. 3 Adam Lambert.
Intermediate I' 1 Seth Hemtzelman 2
Justin Wisser 3 Cathryn Levan
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