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4-H pig sale takes in $29,578

Lehman's wins as grand champ

October 10, 2006

Editor's note: Due to a source's errors, several incorrect names were in this story when it appeared on last week's Farm page. We are running the entire story again with the correct names.




The 64th Annual Franklin County 4-H Pig Club Show and Sale was held at the Greencastle Livestock Market on Saturday, Aug. 12, with 78 4-H project animals shown and sold.

The 78 head of pork-on-the-hoof totaled 18,778 pounds with an average weight of 241 pounds and sold for a total sale value of $29,578.88 or an average of $1.27 per pound.

The Grand Champion pig, weighing 260 pounds, was shown by Jenna Lehman of Greencastle, Pa., and was purchased by Trottwood Stables for $2 a pound.

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The Reserve Champion, shown by Samuel Wingert of St. Thomas, Pa., and weighing in at 258 pounds, was purchased by Reinecker Ag Products for $1.85 a pound.

In the pen-of-two class, champion honors went to Jared McIntire of Chambersburg, Pa., and was purchased by Trottwood Stables for $1 a pound.

Reserve Champion honors went to Lora Wenger of Newburg, Pa., and was purchased by Dream Farms & Future Vision, Dr. Larry Sylvester, for $2 a pound.

In the Junior Fitting and Showing class, Samuel Wingert was declared Grand Champion while Shayla Kline of Shippenburg, Pa., was granted Reserve Champion honors.

In the Senior division, Kristina Dice of Chambersburg was declared Grand Champion, while Nicholas Wingert of St. Thomas, was declared Reserve Champion.

The show was judged by Roger Bankert from Hanover, Pa. Roundup trophies were sponsored by AgChoice Farm Credit of Chambersburg while ribbons and rosettes were provided by the Franklin County 4-H Pig Club.

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