Goats Garner Ribbons for 4-H’rs at Farm Show

Susquehanna County 4-H members and their goats (top, from left) Sarah Gorham and Kono, Emily Gorham and Kensi, and Cassie Marvin with Gingerale had a terrific year at the 2022 PA Farm Show. Above, the girls display all of the ribbons they won.

Submitted by Susquehanna County 4-H

This past week three members of the Borderline Community 4-H club here in Susquehanna County traveled to the Pennsylvania State Farm Show. Cassie Marvin, Sarah Gorham, and Emily Gorham, along with their leader Jill Kutz-Swartley made the journey to Harrisburg last Wednesday to compete in the 4-H and open dairy goat shows.

On Thursday, the girls competed in showmanship. Cassie took home sixth place with her showmanship goat in a class of 11 and Emily and Sarah took home first and second place in intermediate showmanship out of 12 plus kids. In the breed classes that afternoon, Emily won Recorded Grade Best of Breed with her goat, Elena.

Cassie also took home a Best of Breed with her Lamancha, Gingerale. Sarah’s goat, Kono was first place in the 2 to 3 year old Lamancha class, Cassie’s goat Kensi was first place in the Lamancha 3 to 5 year old class and Emily was first place in the born after April of 2021 class with her goat, Koko. Borderline members swept the Lamancha junior show.

Sarah and Emily volunteered at the 4-H exhibit “Promote the Goat,” where they helped educate other families about goats and 4-H. On Friday the members competed in the open dairy goat show where each 4-Her took home several ribbons. Notably, Emily and her goat Elena took home reserve grand champion in the recorded grade division.

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