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Cheviot Ewe, Southdown Ram Win Junior Show Supremes
New York Ag Connection - 10/11/2017

Christopher Pinckney of Auburn, N.Y. exhibited the Cheviot named Supreme Champion Ewe, while Adrianna Wendland of Lonsdale, Minn. showed the Southdown named Supreme Champion Ram during the Junior Breeding Sheep Show during the 2016 Keystone International Livestock Exposition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and Expo Center.

Wendland and Pinckney rose to the top of the competition, with their sheep beating out the other 17 breed champions in each ring. Each supreme winner was presented with a $200 check sponsored by EMM Sales & Service Inc., Brownstown, Lancaster County.

Show judges were Steve Majchrzak of Federalsburg, Md.; Nick Miniter of North Scituate, R.I..; and Tim Gadsby of Minerva, Ohio.

Sponsors of the breed shows include: the American Border Leicester Association, the Pennsylvania Corriedale Association, the Pennsylvania Hampshire Sheep Association, the American Oxford Sheep Association, the Pennsylvania-Maryland Shropshire Breeder's Association, the Mid-Atlantic Southdown Breeders Association, the Pennsylvania Suffolk Sheep Association, and the American Tunis Registry.

The Keystone International Livestock Exposition is the largest livestock show on the East Coast, with more than 1,300 beef cattle, 300 horses, 1,500 sheep, 300 swine, and 375 goats in 2017. This year, more than 725 exhibitors from 27 states and Canada are competing in livestock events. The show also includes the 10th Annual Keystone Classic Barbecue Competition, a Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event to select the state's finest culinary competitors.

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