Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 05, 1998, Image 60

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    In her first year of showing at E-town and only her second
year of showing sheep, Cassandra Schaeffer clinched the
supreme championship title for the non-selling market
lamb. Judge Don DeWltt said that the supreme Is an eye
appealing lamb that will hang up well on the rail.
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Reserve championship market lamb honors go to Travis
Donough for his homebred Suffolk-cross.
Stephanie Kauffman leads Pixie, a homebred Southdown
to capture first place in showmanship for ages 10 and under
at the E-town Fair. ”
Quality Prevails At E-town Sheep Show
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his dad traveled to the Mid-West
Elite Club Lamb Show and Sale
held in Indiana. They drove
straight through. While his dad
slept in the truck, Corby scoured
the hundreds of lambs offered for
sale and selected what he thought
had show potential for he and his
sister Heather.
“He has a good eye,” Corby’s
dad said of his 13-year-old son.
“I don’t care what you feed your
sheep, genetics is the key.”
Giving Corby the most competi
tion for the supreme market lamb
title was a home bred Suffolk
crossbred raised by Travis
Donough, 18.
The grand champion reserve
win was doubly sweet for Travis
since the market lamb was from
the family flock of 54 head. He is
the son of Ed and Laßue Donough
of Manheim.
According to Witt, a lot of folks
think the West has better sheep,
but this show proves that people in
the East know how to breed sheep
Witt said of the market lamb
classes, “They’re a good combina
tion package that is pleasing to
judge and will hang up on the rail.”
Breeding sheep competition
was also stiff. This year, a supreme
breeding sheep was selected to
compete against other species for
the supreme champion over all at
the Fair.
“Oh my goodness—this is one
of my own,” said Jessica Stoltzfus
when Witt selected her homebred
Dorset ewe as the supreme champ
ion breeding sheep. “I was hoping
but I didn’t know if she could actu
ally pull it off,” Jessica said of the
ewe that was first selected as
champion ewe over all breeds and
then had to compete against Jessi
ca Schmidt’s champion Montadale
ram for the supreme breeding
sheep title. Jessica raises about 20
head of Dorsets and S Montadales
at the family’s Drumore farmette.
Although, Schmidt had shown pre
vious champion rams, it was the
firt time her sheep was selected as
supreme champion ram of a show.
The Dorset had taken supreme
breeding sheep honors at the coun
ty 4-H roundup a few weeks ago,
but competition is much more
intense at the Elizabethtown Fair.
Showmanship was achieved by
the following: Ann Leed, age
16-and over division; Corby Zei
gler, age 13-15 years; AdamZurin,
10-12 years; and Stephanie Kauff
man, under 10 years.
Ann and her sister raise about 25
Dorsets on their Deep Run Sheep
farm in Lebanon. In addition to
showmanship, Ann also showed
the reserve champion non-sale
market lamb during a later event
held the same day.
Adam, 11, won his division last
year not only at E-town but also at
Roundup, New Holland, and Man
heim shows. From the 15 head of
Suffolk and crossbreds that Adam
raises on his parents’ Ml Joy farm,
he selects a ewe that he uses for
showmanship at every competi
tion throughout the season.
Novice champion Stephanie
raises Southdowns and has a flock
of nine ewes, three rams, and four
ewe lambs at her grandfather’s
George Lewis’ place in
A partial listing of sheep show
results follows:
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Showmanship 16 & over; 1 Ann Lead, 2
Jennifer Zimmerman, 3 Jessica Stoltzfus
Showmanship, 13-15: 1 Corby Ziegler, 2
Radell Peters, 3 Laura Newcomer
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Neighbors and friends Ann Leed, left, and Casssandra
Schaeffer share the spotlight during the non sale market
lamb competition at E-town. Cansandra shows the supreme
champion non-selling market lamb and Ann, whose has
shared many helpful tips with her friend and has won previ
ous championships, showed the reserve.
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The supreme champion breeding sheep at the E-town
Fair is a homebred Dorset ewe shown by Jessica Stoltzfus
of E-town. Fair Queen Kim Wolgemuth holds the commera
tive plate at right.
In addition to showing the supreme champion market
lamb, Corby Zelgler took championship showmanship hon
ors In the 13-15-year-old division.