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Jenkins Family Earns Supreme Grand Champ Meat Breeding Goat
Pennsylvania Ag Connection - 01/14/2020

At the 104th PA Farm Show Meat Goat Breeding Show, Garrett Jenkins of Bainbridge, Lancaster County earned the Supreme Champion Breeding Meat Goat with Johanna's Song. Johanna's Song was the Grand Champion Fullblood Doe, and is owned by the Jenkins Family, Gary, Kathy and Garrett of Conoy Acres Farm in Bainbridge, Lancaster County.

The Grand Champion Percentage Doe, Singles You Up, was exhibited Alyvia Lankey of Spring Valley Show Goats in Bedford, Bedford County. The Grand Champion Fullblood Buck was awarded to Middletown, Dauphin County's Lane Reigle with The Warden from Red Rock Acres.

Meat goats have gained popularity in America in recent decades as an economical protein source, and one in increasing demand for ethnic cuisines. The Boer breed is the primary meat goat breed raised in America, and is the breed exhibited at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Grand Champion Results:

Grand Champion Percentage Doe -- Alyvia Lankey of Bedford, Bedford County with SVSG Singles You Up.

Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Doe - Alyvia Lankey of Bedford, Bedford County with This is How We Roll.

Grand Champion Pureblood/Fullblood Doe - Garrett Jenkins of Bainbridge, Lancaster County, with Johanna's Song.

Reserve Grand Champion Pureblood/Fullblood Doe - Cameron Reigle of Middletown, Dauphin County, with Time Marches On.

Grand Champion Pureblood/Fullblood Buck - Lane Riegle of Middletown, Dauphin County, with The Warden.

Reserve Grand Champion Pureblood/Fullblood Buck - Courtney and Jevin Kready of Manheim Lancaster County, with Old Town Road.

Division Champion Results:

Jr. Division Champion Percentage Doe - Alyvia Lankey of Bedford, Bedford County with SVSG Singles You Up.

Jr. Division Reserve Champion Percentage Doe - Tyler Peterson of Tunkhannock, Wyoming County with M3K Soldier Girl.

Yearling Division Champion Percentage Doe - Alyvia Lankey of Bedford, Bedford County with SVSG This is How We Roll.

Yearling Division Reserve Champion Percentage Doe - Gordon Bowen of York Haven, York County, with Emi-Lee.

Senior Division Champion Percentage Doe - Alyvia Lankey of Bedford, Bedford County, with SVSG ALittle Bit Moody.

Senior Division Reserve Champion Percentage Doe - Taylor Flahart of Quarryville, Lancaster County, with Triple Chicks Cinnamon.

Jr. Division Champion Pureblood/Fullblood Doe - Cameron Riegle of Middletown, Dauphin County, with Time Marches On.

Jr. Division Reserve Champion - Garrett Jenkins of Bainbridge, Lancaster County with RVR8 Wicked Lady.

Yearling Division Champion Pureblood/Fullblood Doe - Garrett Jenkins of Bainbridge Lancaster County, with Johanna's Song.

Yearling Division Reserve Champion Pureblood/Fullblood Doe - Lane Reigle of Middletown, Dauphin County, with Magic Wonderland.

Senior Division Champion Pureblood/Fullblood Doe - Evan Ditzler of Fredericksburg, Lebanon County, with KM97 Tempus Candy Apple.

Jr. Division Champion Pureblood/Fullblood Buck - Lane Reigle of Middletown, Dauphin County, with The Warden.

Jr. Division Reserve Champion Pureblood/Fullblood Buck - Tyler Peterson of Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, with Ronsal Flying Diamond.

Yearling Division Champion Pureblood/Fullblood Buck - Courtney and Jevin Kready of Manheim, Lancaster County, with Old Town Road.

Yearling Division Reserve Champion Pureblood/Fullblood Buck - Mitchell Hetrick of Palmyra Lebanon County, with What a Ride.

Senior Division Champion Pureblood/Fullblood Buck - Amanda Rapp of Paxinos, Montour County, with Hot Hooves Tighten.

In the United States, goat production increased by about one-third in the past decade because of their economic value as efficient converters of low-quality forages into quality meat, milk, and hides for specialty markets. Pennsylvania produces more than 40,000 meat goats annually. Goat meat is the fourth most often consumed meat, following pork, poultry and beef.

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