Harrisburg – Peppermint, a 2-year-old Saanen doe exhibited by Andrew Bowman of Slatington, Lehigh County, was named Best Doe of Show in the Junior Dairy Goat Show on Thursday at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Bowman is a member of the Kid-Does 4-H club in Lehigh County and has been showing dairy goats for five years.
"The grand champion Saanen has an excellent mammary system with her combination of support and capacity, and that's why I'm naming her Best Doe of Show," said show judge Dr. Timothy Ness of Chicago, Ill.
Ness placed 67 dairy goat entries in the junior show, including a grand and reserve champion for each breed:
Grand Champion – Rainbow Colors Sallie exhibited by Bruce Shaffer, Breezewood, Bedford Co. Reserve Grand Champion – JDF Eston Nim exhibited by H. Wyett John Johnson, Newport, Perry Co.
Grand Champion – Milton Hershey Cocoa Truffle exhibited Austin Shay, Hershey, Dauphin Co.
Reserve Grand Champion – Milton Hershey Thin Mint exhibited by Jazmine Duncan, Hershey, Dauphin Co.
Grand Champion – Majestic Meadows Mabel exhibited by Kender Kerr, Plymouth, Luzerne Co.
Reserve Grand Champion – Milton Hershey Honey Bun exhibited by Devon McDode, Hershey, Dauphin Co.
Grand Champion – JAMA Goats Peppermint exhibited by Andrew Bowman, Slatington, Lehigh Co.
Reserve Grand Champion – Araby Farm CCA Lollipop exhibited by Andrew Bowman, Slatington, Lehigh Co.
Grand Champion – Betty's Acres C Bennie exhibited by Miranda Acor, Hershey, Dauphin Co.
Reserve Grand Champion – Deep Well Best Kept Secret exhibited by Anna Shaffer, Breezewood, Bedford Co.
All Other Purebreds
Grand Champion – Cedar Creek Benedict Cherry exhibited by Jacob Fetrow, Dover, York Co.
Reserve Grand Champion – Apple Blossom exhibited by Trista Fulmer, Kempton, Berks Co.
Grand Champion – Milton Hershey Pineapple Puddin exhibited Amber McMillan, Hershey, Dauphin Co. Reserve Grand Champion – JDF S & JOL Dragonfly exhibited by H. Wyett Johnson, Newport, Perry Co.