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Chambersburg woman wins grand champion market steer honors at state farm show

January 09, 2012
  • Lindsay Upperman of Chambersburg, Pa., took grand champion market steer honors with her light heavyweight crossbred steer, Stetson, on Sunday at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show.
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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Franklin County, Pa., resident Lindsay Upperman took grand champion market steer honors with her 1,315-pound light heavyweight crossbred steer, Stetson, on Sunday at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show, according to a news release.

Upperman, 19, of Chambersburg, Pa., attends Butler County Community College in Wichita, Kan. She returned home to show cattle in the junior market steer competition.

On Saturday afternoon, Upperman described her plans for Sunday’s showing. She had three Angus heifers and one crossbred steer entered.

Upperman has shown cattle from her family’s small farm for years. However, she said this year was especially personal because she watched the animals being delivered by members of their existing herd.

“They’re mine,” she said. “I’ve broke them, worked every day with them.”

Upperman is learning about livestock judging through her animal sciences major, which she hopes will lead to a doctorate in genetics.

She also won champion light heavyweight crossbred steer and champion crossbred.

The 96th Pennsylvania Farm Show continues through Saturday. It is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors.

Admission is free and parking costs $10.

— Jennifer Fitch

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