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Kevin’s brother Corey and sister
Lisa, 18, have all raised hogs for
4-H competitions.
For the past five years, Kevin
has been a member of the Lancas
ter County 4-H Livestock Judging
Team. The team, composed of
Kevin, John Hess, Mount Joy;
Gcoffry Rohrer, Manheim; and
Jessica Schmidt, Drumoie; won at
i the state level, which qualify
them for national competition.
Out of 35 states, the Pennsylva
nia team placed 14th overall in
classes for beef, sheep, and swine
and Bth in the sheep division. The
individual scores were compiled to
show that Kevin scored highest of
all 140 participants in swine
Not an easy feat, and surprising
to Kevin himself.
According to Kevin, 35 states
sent a team to competition. Each
team member works individually
in placing both market and breed
ing classes of beef, sheep, and
swine. Then contestants must give
four sets of oral reasons and two
classes with questions test their
ability to recall details about the
The contest began at 9 a.m. and
Pfautz Wins National Title, Hopes Farm Show
ended at 4 p.m. At the evening ban
quet, contestants received a listing
of the official pladngs, but it
wasn’t until the awards banquet
held the following day that winners
were announced.
"I knew after seeing the official
listing that I probably did pretty
well in swine judging, but I didn’t
know I did that well,” Kevin said of
his first place standing. “I didn’t do
so great in the other divisions.”
In preparation for national com
petition, the team met weekly to
practice. The team was coached fay
Wendall Landis, Lancaster, and fay
Chet Hughes, Lancaster County
livestock extension agent Kevin
also scanned magazines and books
to become more familiar with ter
minology used to give oral reasons.
According to 4-H rules, teams
that win the state title can no longer
compete. So it is with some disap
pointment that Kevin will have no
official outlet for his perfected
judging skills. As a high school
junior, he still has his senior year to
complete before he can enter col
lege one that he hopes will have
a team for him to join and compete
on the collegiate level.
“I’m thinking about Penn State
or a junior college where I could
judge,” Kevin said. He also hopes are bred and will give birth at the
to continue raising breeding stock. end of this month or the beginning
Although they live in Litilz, the of February. At the Keystone Inter-
Pfautz's raise their hogs and mark- national Livestock Exposition held
et steers on their grandparents* in Harrisburg in Oct, Kevin and
Ephrata farm. his toother were named spring and
~. , fall outstanding breeders.
Pfautz and his brother have 10 demanding inter
sows and about 15-20 market hogs of Kevin . s lin o £ ensive
they are fimshmg. Nine of thcsows md defensive f( £ War .
Farm Show Time Capsule To
Preserve Pa. y s Rich Agricultural
History, Traditions
HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.) Hayes encouraged Pennsylva- Contributions also will be
Agriculture Secretary Samuel nians to donate mementos that accepted by mail and should be
E. Hayes Jr. recently announced show the impact of the Pennsylva- sent to Dennis L. Grumbine, Farm
that the Department of Agriculture nia Farm Show on agriculture or show Time Capsule, 2301 North
and the state Farm Show Commis- that highlight a great Farm Show Cameron St., Harrisburg, PA
sion are seeking Farm Show memory or event. 17110. All donated items must be
memories to preserve in the 2000 Contributions including clearly iHrmified with event, year
Farm Show Time Capsule. photographs, news articles, letters and names of individuals, and
“Pennsylvania's Farm Show is a ** otbcr P™ l materials *at must be received by the Farm
P f n % S t • e • u express a memorable Farm Show show Commission no |ai<r than
.onteM oapmston of onr nd. Stow Conmnssmn no toer tton
tonoied Hayes said Pennsylvania Department of Agri- Hayes said (he lime capsule wiU
“As we enter the new millennium' culture boothat the 2000PennsyJ- be placed inthe Farm Show Com
it is only fitting that we preserve l Sh ° W Saturd “y> Jan 8 ’ plex above the Large Arena, where
these memories for future genera- Thursday Jan. 13. at the it will remain sealed until the 2025
lions to experience and enjoy.” Show Com P ,cx in Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, January 8, 2000-A37
wick High School football team.
Rick and his sister will weigh-in
their choice hogs on Sunday to
show at Tuesday’s competition.
“It’s always been my dream to
win at Farm Show," Kevin said. “It
isn’t the premium, it’s the achieve
ment of winning at such a good