EAST AMWELL, N.J. - The New Jersey 4-H State Goat Show held at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agriculture Fair here drew entries from as far away as Atlantic and Sussex counties.
The Best County Herd designation went to Hunterdon County, based on the animals of various exhibitors living there.
Placings were as follows: Senior Showmanship, 1st place Avery Schaefer, 2nd place Olivia Brennan, 3rd place Rachel Ewing, all of Hunterdon County; 4th place Mackenzie Homan of Atlantic County, 5th place Paige Sirak of Hunterdon County.
Junior Showmanship, Cana Patterson of Cumberland County and 2nd place Rebecca Huffman of Hunterdon County.
Novice Showmanship, 1st place Leah Ciarlante and 2nd Mia Gillooly both of Hunterdon County.
Meat, Fiber, and Companion Senior Showmanship, 1st Caitlyn Schneider, 2nd place Alyssa Schneider and 3rd place Maurianna Kowalski, all of Hunterdon County. 4th place went to Lauren Benson and 5th place went to Rachael Huffman both of Hunterdon.
Meat, Fiber, and Companion Junior Showmanship, 1st place Mike Powell of Somerset County, 2nd place Morgan McCullough and 3rd place Caroline Colitti and 4th place Summer Kowalski, all of Hunterdon County.
Meat, Fiber, and Companion Novice Showmanship, 1st Ayla Blankenbush, 2nd Dakota Meys both of Hunterdon County and placing 3rd Katrina Houben of Sussex County. 4th place went to Jack Oldenburg and 5th place to Jesse Ditzel, both of Hunterdon County.
Senior Champion Standard Dairy Goat was shown by Avery Schaefer of Hunterdon County and Reserve Senior Champion Standard Dairy Goat shown by Rachel Ewing of Hunterdon County.
Junior Champion Standard Dairy Goat and Reserve Junior Champion Standard Dairy Goat awards went to Mackenzie Homan. Senior Champion Nigerian Dwarf and Reserve Senior Champion Nigerian Dwarf prizes both went to Olivia Brennan.
Junior Champion Nigerian also went to Olivia while Reserve Junior Champion Nigerian Dwarf prize went to Leah Ciarlante of Hunterdon County.
Best Senior Dairy Doe in Show (LaMancha) award went to Avery Schaefer. Best Junior Dairy Doe in Show (LaMancha) award to Mackenzie Homan of Atlantic County. Miss New Jersey (Nigerian Dwarf) went to Olivia Brennan.
Kohr’s Trophy (Nigerian Dwarf) went to Corynn Lewis of Hunterdon County. Best Dan & Daughter were exhibited by Olivia Brennan. Champion/Best in Show Fiber Goat, Reserve Champion Fiber Goat and Best two head among Fiber Goats went to Katrina Houben of Sussex County.
Champion Breeding Meat Goat, Reserve Champion Breeding Meat Goat, Best in Show Meat Goat and Best Two of Meat Goats all went to Mike Powell of Somerset County.
Champion Pygmy/Fainting Companion Goat and Reserve Champion Pygmy/Fainting Companion Goat prizes both went to Morgan McCullough of Hunterdon County. Champion Dairy Doe less than 24 months, Never Freshened Companion Goats went to Caitlyn Schneider, and Reserve Champion Dairy Doe (less than) 24 months, Never Freshened Companion Goat went to Rachel Ewing both are of Hunterdon.
Champion Dairy Wether Companion Goat went to Alyssa Schneider and Reserve Champion Dairy Wether Companion Goat went to Caitlyn Schneider.
Overall Champion Companion Goat Doe awards went to Morgan McCullough and Overall Champion Companion Goat Wether to Alyssa Schneider. Best in Show of Companion Goat award went to Alyssa Schneider and Best Two Head of Companion Goats designation went to Alyssa and Caitlyn Schneider.