July 27, guests attended the Crawford County Carcass Show held at Link’s Country Meats in Crestline. Dr. Lyda Garcia, from Ohio State, placed 26 beef, pork, lamb and goat carcasses. These animals were exhibited at the county fair the previous week and included the Grand and Reserve Champions of each species. Winners received cash prizes from Crawford County Farm Bureau, Crawford County Cattlemen’s Association and Link’s Country Meats. 

Top results from the carcass evaluations are as follows:

Beef

1st Place: Allison Lust

2nd Place: Garrett Hensel

3rd Place: Kendal Widman

Pork

1st Place: Briella Bennett

2nd Place: Hayden Finney

3rd Place: Aubrey Ritzler

Lamb

1st Place: Hayden Finney

2nd Place: Hayden Horning

3rd Place: Harper Horning 

Goats

1st Place: Ryland Bloomfield

2nd Place: Luccino Troiano

3rd Place: Livia Leonhardt

Garcia explained to the guests how the carcasses were evaluated and emphasized the importance of marbling in beef and the percentage of saleable product in all species.

Link’s Country Meats, Crawford County Farm Bureau and Crawford County Cattlemen’s Association partnered on the event to make it possible for the youth of Crawford County.

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