SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Seventy-four Cumberland County 4-H members exhibited and sold 186 hogs, goats, lambs, dairy feeders and steers as part of their market project completion Round Up in August at the Shippensburg Fairgrounds.
Buyers spent $102,940 to purchase animals in support of 4-H members. Buyers also bought and then donated 24 animals to Project Share, a Carlisle-based food bank.
The champion steer was exhibited by Mason McCullough, 11, of Newville and purchased by Hoss’s Steak & Sea House. The reserve champion steer, shown by Olivia Monismith, 11, of Newville, was purchased by North Mountain Butcher Shop.
Naomi George, 15, of Carlisle exhibited the champion hog, which was purchased by Clemens Family Corp., Hatfield Quality Meats and Farmer Boy Ag Systems. The reserve champion hog was exhibited by Lydia George, 17, of Carlisle and purchased by A Touch of Green and Mainhart Mechanical.
The champion dairy feeder calf shown by Nicklaus Wagner, 11, of New Kingstown was purchased by A Touch of Green and Hoober Feeds. Cheyenne Swope-Stitt, 15, of Carlisle exhibited the reserve champion dairy feeder, which was purchased by Rich and Kim Morgan.
Lynn Finkenbinder, 15, of Newville showed the champion goat, which was purchased by McCullough Acres. Cody Bear, 17, of Newville exhibited the reserve champion goat, which was purchased by F&M Trust.
The champion lamb was shown by Wyatt Dale, 13, of Mechanicsburg and purchased by Greencastle Livestock Market. The reserve champion lamb, shown by Robert Wade, 14, of Chambersburg, was purchased by McCleary Oil Co. and Petroleum Products Corp.
Additional information concerning the 4-H Program may be obtained by contacting the Penn State Extension Office, Cumberland County, at 717-240-6500.