ALLEGANY CO., N.Y. — On Monday, July 16th the Allegany County Fair held a Youth Swine Show. This year’s show opened with senior showmanship all three exhibitors receiving blue ribbons: Emily Lyman, Kelsey Pierce and Carmen Schiralli. The Senior Swine Showmanship award sponsored by Dr. Peder Hancher DDS was presented to Emily Lyman.
Intermediate Showmanship 3 blue ribbons were awarded to Kaylee Middaugh, Maggie Schiralli and Rachel Marsh; receiving red ribbons Cole Armison, Blake Hewitt and Caitlin Stewart. The Miller Family sponsored this division Kaylee Middaugh was recipient of trophy.Grand Champion Showman Sarah Wilson. (Courtesy Photo)
Junior Showmanship, Kadin Pierce received 1st blue ribbon and was awarded a trophy donated by Bugman & Sons. Also received a blue ribbons: Taylor Brokaw, Morgan Holcomb and Leah Faulkner. Red ribbons awarded to Landon Davenport, Ian Faulkner and Cole Davenport.
In the novice divisions 3 participants Sarah Wilson, Shane Ploetz and Mason Brokaw all received a blue ribbon. The Novice Showmanship award donated by the Stone Family went to Sarah Wilson.
The top 2 from each divisions competed for Grand Champion Showmanship. This year’s winner Sarah Wilson received a plaque sponsored by the NYS Pork Producers Association. Reserve Grand Champion Showmanship winner was Kayley Middaugh. Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Showman received a banners sponsored by Dr. Robert Reilly DMD.
There were also 2 Clover Bub Showman a division open to youth 5-7 years old, Ben Eshelman and Bently Foster receive participation awards.
Following the showmanship market classes were held. Results for these classes:
Feeder Class 1st blue awarded to Rachel Marsh, receiving red Taylor Brokaw, Mason Brokaw and Rachael Marsh.
Light Weight blue ribbon winners Sarah Wilson, Maggie Schiralli, Kaylee Middaugh, Blake Hewitt and Taylor Brokaw. Receiving red ribbons Ian Faulkner and Mason Brokaw.
Medium Weight blue ribbon winners Maggie Schiralli, Kaylee Middaugh, Caitlin Stewart and Morgan Holcomb; red ribbons to Morgan Holcomb, Landon Davenport, Ian Faulkner and Leach Faulkner.
Intermediate Weight blue ribbon winners Kelsey Pierce, Kadin Pierce, Emily Lyman, Kelsey Piece, Blake Hewitt and Emily Lyman. Receiving red ribbon Cole Davenport.
Heavy Weight all receiving blues. Shane Ploetz took 1st and 2nd blue followed by Caitlin Stewart, Carmen Schiralli, Kadin Pierce, Sarah Beiler and Cole Armison. Shane was also awarded Grand and Reserve Grand Champion for his pair of market hogs. Awards sponsored by the NYS Pork Producers Association and General Roofing.
In our Youth Breeding Swine division Kelsey Pierce and Morgan Holcomb receive blue ribbons for their gilts.
Livestock Judging Contest high individual in the senior division was Emily Lyman received trophy sponsored by Lakewood Veterinary Service. Junior winner Caleb Hilsher trophy sponsored by Nicholson Pharmacy.
This year’s judge for the Swine Show and Livestock Judging Contest, Eric Bond of Gowanda, NY provided positive feedback and tips for youth as he places classes throughout the day. Congratulations to all the youth on a successful show.
–Lynn Bliven, Agriculture & Natural Resources Issue Leader
Cornell Cooperative Extension
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