Franklin County Pig Club holds annual show

Also, Franklin County 4-H holds annual market goat show and sale

August 26, 2012
  • Isaiah Yoder of Chambersburg, Pa., right, exhibited the 2012 Franklin County grand champion 4-H market hog, which was purchased by YB Welding for $900, or $3.57 a pound. Representing YB Welding Inc. is Eric Yoder.
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GREENCASTLE, Pa. — The 70th annual Franklin County 4-H Pig Club Show and Sale was held Aug. 11 at the Greencastle Livestock Market.

There were 65 4-H project animals shown, which sold for a total sale value of $44,917.

The 4-H Pig Club is part of Penn State Extension’s youth program.

The grand champion pig, weighing 252 pounds, was shown by Isaiah Yoder of Chambersburg, Pa.

It was purchased by YB Welding Inc. for $900 or $3.57 a pound. 

The reserve champion shown by Austin Heck of Chambersburg, weighing in at 242 pounds, was purchased by McCleary Oil Inc. for $1,700.

In the pen-of-two class champion, honors went to Austin Yeager of Greencastle.

It was purchased by Four Seasons Crop Care for $1,000.

Reserve champion honors went to Samuel Wingert of Mercersburg, Pa.

The reserve champion was purchased by F&M Trust, CV Wenger Plumbing and Heating and RW Brechbill and Sons Trucking for $1,400.


In the junior fitting and showing class, Esdon Yeager was declared grand champion while Katarina Fisher was granted reserve champion honors.

In the senior division, Samuel Wingert was declared grand champion, while Austin Heck was declared reserve champion.

The show was judged by John Ebersole of Duncannon, 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.

In addition, Franklin County 4-H held its annual Market Goat Show and Sale.

Heath Hissong of Mercersburg exhibited the 2012 Franklin County 4-H grand champion goat. It weighed 98 pounds. It was sold for $450 to Antietam Tractor and Equipment. Heath also was awarded reserve champion showman.  

Audra Hissong of Mercersburg exhibited the reserve champion goat, which was purchased by Four Seasons Crop Care for $425.

Claudia Hissong of Greencastle was given the honor of champion showman.

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