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Hogs, goats on display at Franklin Co. 4-H show

September 29, 2011
  • Reese Hissong, left, of Mercersburg, Pa., showed the grand champion goat.
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GREENCASTLE, Pa. — The 69th annual Franklin County 4-H Pig Club Show and Sale was held Aug. 13 at the Greencastle Livestock Market.

A total of 48 4-H project animals were shown, and the animals sold for a total of $32,797.

The grand champion hog, weighing 258 pounds, was shown by Esdon Yeager of Greencastle. It was bought for $900 by Four Season Crop Care and 3D Stock Farm for $900.

The reserve champion hog, weighing 260 pounds, was shown by Chase Cashell of Chambersburg, Pa. It was bought for $675 by Meyers Bus Lines Inc. and Meyers Construction.

In the pen-of-two class, champion honors went to Claudia Hissong of Greencastle. The hogs were bought for $1,450 by Quality Greenhouses.

Reserve champion honors went to Samuel Wingert of Mercersburg, Pa. The hogs were bought for $1,120 by CV Wenger Plumbing & Heating and RW Brechbill & Sons Trucking.

In the junior fitting and showing class, Yeager was declared grand champion, while Renee Sollenberger earned reserve champion honors.

In the senior division, Samuel Wingert was declared grand champion, while Hissong earned reserve champion honors.

The show was judged by Adam Zurin of Mount Joy, 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.

Franklin County 4-H also held its Market Goat Show and Sale at the same event.

Reese Hissong of Mercersburg showed the 2011 Franklin County 4-H grand champion goat. It weighed 86 pounds, and was sold for $450 to Four Seasons Crop Care. Reese also was named reserve champion showman.

Claudia Hissong exhibited the 2011 Franklin County 4-H reserve champion goat. It was bought for $525 by F&M Trust. She also was given the honor of champion showman.

Franklin County 4-H is the youth program of Penn State Cooperative Extension.

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