Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 26, 1998, Image 22

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    A22-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September 26. 1998
Lancaster Farming Staff
KUTZTOWN (Berks Co.) A
4-year-old exhibited by Melissa
Bicksler, Bcmvillc, won grand
champion of the Holstein show
Wednesday afternoon at the Read
ing Fair at the Kutztown
Paul Miller. Harrisburg, a Hols
tein breeder for 45 years, chose the
4-year-old shown by Melissa,
Tom-Cat Horton Jewel (S: To-Mar
Horton-ET, D: Double-B-B Star
buck Jolly) champion.
Miller chose the junior 2-year
old for reserve champion, shown
by Mike Davis for Ray and
Frances Davis, Leesport The
reserve is JMJ-Springpond Donaro
Judy (S: 2242363, D: 15481416).
In the junior portion of the
show, grand champion went to
Bradley Younker, Fleetwood, and
the reserve to Crystal Miller,
This was the first time Melissa Bicksler won
for a Holstein at the Reading Fair (she said she
won a couple of years ago with a Brown
Swiss). Melissa, 21, is the daughter of Thomas
and Cathy Bicksler. Bemville. Melissa recen
tly completed a three-year registered nursing
degree program at Reading Hospital School erf
Nursing. She’s a 1995 graduate of Tulpehock
en High School.
Melissa noted that the judge liked the
4-year-old cow’s large dairy frame and “she
walked very well,” she said. This was despite a
long effort to get the cow to recover from a
pinched nerve while calving in June 1997 from
having a really big calf (which placed high, by
the way, at the fair). For some time, the 4-year
old champion of the Reading Fair limped on
her left back leg, but Melissa was able to work
with the cow and coax her back to health, and to
a championship.
Show judge Paul Miller told the exhibitors at
Reading that he had judged some fairs during
the summer, and that “this is the nicest group of
junior animals that came out of any of the
fairs.” He enjoyed the “stylist heifer” exhibited
by Jessica Luckenbill, Bemville, Cor-Phil
Marsue (S; Marshfield Elevation Tony, D:
Cor-Phil Valiant Suzie), the fall yearling heif
er, champion of the open and junior portions of
the show. In the open show, the fall heifer calf
exhibited by Suzie Sattizahn, Bemville, Cor-
Phil Lindy Ricotta (S: Townson Lindy-ET, D:
Cor-Phil Lincoln Roxey) won reserve.
In the junior show, Miller chose the “beauti
ful calf,” he said, shown by Brent Schuler,
Fleetwood, D-S-Pine-Lawn Astro Luisc (S:
Duregal Aslre Starbuck-ET, D; D-S-Pine-
Lawn Horton Lorton), a fall heifer calf, as
reserve of the junior portion of the show.
Following are descriptions of winners of the
colored breeds at the Reading Dairy Show dur
ing the contest Wednesday afternoon at the
Kutztown Fairgrounds.
Colored Breeds
In the Ayrshire competition. Miller picked
the senior 2-year-old shown by Jill Vail, Myer
stown. Allmine Heligo’s Ambrosia (S: Bonnie
Brae Heligo, D: Timberlawn Revenge
Annabel) as champion.
Reserve went to the 4-year-old shown by
Vail, Myline Trident’s Reebok (S: Ardrossan
Ev Kates Trident, D; S&M Ayr Reliables
In the Brown Swiss competition, grand
champion also went to Vail, a 4-year-old
named Mylinc Dotson Ambition (S: K Top
Acres Dotson ET, D: Kebllay View Doll Ash
ley Twin), Reserve went to the 4-year old
shown by Melissa Bicksler, Bemville, for
North-Kill Creek Olga (S; R-Han-Siraon
Ensign, D; Northkill Creek N Opal).
In the Guernsey show, grand champion was
shown by Karen Sterner, Bechtelsville, a
senior 3-year-old, Liseter Farm Victors Hillary
(S: 601158, D: 2976131). Reserve went to the
senior 2-year-old shown by Nathan Phillips.
Mertztown, Stone Mill Jay Hope (S: Rozelyn
Prince Jay-ET, D: Stone Mill Jasper).
At the Jersey Show,, grand
champion went to Travis Mast,
Oley, with his junior 3-year-old,
Limekiln Lester Oley (S: Lester,
D: Oprah). Reserve was awarded
to the 3-year-old shown by Jill
Neiman, Fleetwood, JMJ Imperial
Cranberry-P (S: Meadlow Lawn J.
Imperial, D; Irish Creek Bernard
This is the fourth year in a tow
that the Reading Fair has been held
at the Kutztown Fairgrounds until
the completion of the new Reading
Fairgrounds Complex at the 4-H
and extension center in Leesport
There were 170 anitnals-entered
in the entire dairy show and SO
exhibitors. In the Holstein portion
alone, there were 90 animals and
30 exhibitors.
Following is a list of show
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Ayrshire champions on Wednesday at Reading Fair. From left, Andy Youse with the
reserve Junior champion, Amy Wolfgang holding the Junior champion, Judge Paul Mill
er, reserve Ayrshire champion held by Jill Vail, and Vail’s grand champion Ayrshire
held by Cindy Bray. In front of Jill Is Li’l Dairy Miss Brittany Haag.
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