Harrisburg, PA – Bailey Kasbee of Stoneboro, Mercer County was selected as Overall Species Champion in the market swine show at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show. Alex Stiteler of Dayton, Armstrong County was named Reserve Overall Species Champion for the show.
Kasbee and Stiteler will compete for Master Showman honors and the use of a new livestock trailer for one year in a new all-species championship showmanship competition set for Monday evening.
Youth competed in age bracket divisions, eventually winnowing competitors down to division champion finalists. In swine showmanship, the judge looks for who best handles their hogs, whether they are aggressive or slow moving, and who makes sure the judge sees all dimensions of their hog.
Division I Champion – Bailey Kasbee of Stoneboro, Mercer County
Division I Reserve Champion – Aiden Bomgardner of Mifflinburg, Union County
Division II Champion – Alex Stiteler of Dayton, Armstrong County
Division II Reserve Champion – Kalvin Hrutkay of Bentleyville, Washington County
Division III Champion – Amy Pecora of Harrison City, Westmoreland County
Division III Reserve Champion – Autumn Zundel of New Alexandria, Westmoreland County
Division IV Champion – Mason Wright of Coal Center, Washington County
Division IV Champion – Aaron Zundel of New Alexandria, Westmoreland County
Overall Species Champion – Bailey Kasbee of Stoneboro, Mercer County
Reserve Overall Species Champion – Alex Stiteler of Dayton, Armstrong County
The Pennsylvania Farm Show draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to our capital city every year for a mid-winter celebration of Pennsylvania agriculture. We are proud to host the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, featuring nearly 12,000 competitive exhibits, more than 5,200 of which are animal competitions, plus 300 commercial exhibits and hundreds of educational and entertaining events every year. Our state fair showcases the diversity of Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry and the people who make it thrive. The show offers visitors a peek into the industry that employs nearly half a million people and contributes $135.7 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy every year.