Cherry Knoll Farm Wins Premier Breeder and Exhibitor Two Years in a Row at Keystone International Livestock Exposition

Harrisburg, Pa. – Oct. 11, 2017 – The team at Cherry Knoll Farm (CKF) had a standout weekend at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE) ROV Angus Show and Junior Angus Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. For the second year in a row, Cherry Knoll Farm received top open show results winning Premier Breeder and Exhibitor. On Friday, Oct. 6, CKF also received the Breeders’ Best 6 Head award at the Pennsylvania Farm Complex and Expo Center.

“We are thrilled with the show at Keystone this year!” Cherry Knoll Farm’s cattle manager, Tim Fitzgerald, said.

Cherry Knoll Elsa 1610, owned by Kathryn Coleman, stole the show by winning Grand Champion Heifer. The young heifer, who is out of Cherry Knoll Elsa 8014 and sired by Plain View Lutton E 102, is coming off of a stellar summer as she also won Grand Champion Female at the All-American Angus Breeders’ Futurity.

Cherry Knoll Elsa 1610
Cherry Knoll Elsa 1610

On the first day of competition in Harrisburg, Cherry Knoll Brennen 1609, owned by Cherry Knoll Farm and Wilmer Hostetter, won the Grand Champion Bull. Early this year, he also received the Reserve Grand Champion Bull at the All-American Angus-Breeders’ Futurity.

Cherry Knoll Brennen 1609
Cherry Knoll Brennen 1609

To add to Cherry Knoll Farm’s accomplishments, Cherry Knoll Elsa 1676, who is owned by Calvin Levisay, earned the Senior Heifer Calf Champion title. The Reserve Intermediate Champion Heifer was Cherry Knoll May 1672, owned by Woodruff Farms.

To wrap-up an exceptional show, the Reserve Bull Calf Champion was awarded to Cherry Knoll Insight 1710, owned by Cherry Knoll Farm.

Cherry Knoll Elsa 1676
Cherry Knoll Elsa 1676

In addition to their championship and reserve championship titles, the Cherry Knoll Farm team also placed well in individual classes. Cherry Knoll Elsa 1640, with Michael Butz, and Cherry Knoll Ark Pride 1627, with Claudia Hissong, placed second in their classes.

“As one of the first shows of fall, the show went very well,” Fitzgerald explained. “We had two great days of showing in both the open and junior show. We had multiple families who had cattle from Cherry Knoll and everyone had a great time! Now we are looking forward to hosting two open house events prior to our annual fall sale.”

Cherry Knoll Mary 1672
Cherry Knoll Mary 1672

The annual Cherry Knoll Farm Fall Sale will be managed by Angus Live and is scheduled for Oct. 25. Do not miss your opportunity to own the industry’s top angus cattle, bred with the philosophy of quality over quantity. Cherry Knoll Farm is proud to offer two Fall Sale open house events in 2017. The first open house will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Cherry Knoll Farm in West Grove, Pennsylvania, followed by a two-day event held for the first time in Prairie City, Iowa, on Saturday, Oct. 21-22.

For the opportunity to preview the cattle, please contact Cherry Knoll Farm’s cattle manager Tim Fitzgerald at 484-368-7456.

For more information, please visit Cherry Knoll Farm’s website at


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