Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, November 13, 1993, Image 30

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    Farmtafl, Saturday, Novawhif 13,1993
Boyer Named
(ConthMMd from Pago A 1)
ran a small milk route through the
town, raised Shetland ponies, and
dealt in horses. Ira and the former
Cass Anthony, a neighbor, were
married in 1941. They dairied for
a few years on a farm near their
homes, then operated a rented
farm near Hanover for a decade.
In 1956, the couple moved their
two dozen-head dairy herd to a
farm they had purchased near
ThomasvUle, today the home of
Sunnybend Holsteins. Through
the yean, Boyer was active in
leadenhip roles with the county
Holstein club. Dairy Herd
Improvement Association, and the
York County Farmers’
The Boyer’s herd was consis
tently near the top of DHIA pro
duction lists over the yean and
one of the fint in York County to
break the 600-pound butterfat bar
rier. Their fint herd-test year,
beginning in 1947, average 7,888
pounds of milk and 309 pounds of
butterfat on 23 head.
Larry Amspacher, secretary-treasurer of the York Coun
ty Holstein Association, presents a $5OO check from the
organization to York extension director Roxanne Price for
the county’s ,4-H center expansion program.
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Shyda’s Stock: Rocky - Danner - Red Ball - LaCross
Rockport - Sorel - Browning - Pro-Line - Shoe & Boots
By 1975, when the Boyen dis
persed their 44-head herd, that
average was 16,390 pounds milk
and 604 pounds of butterfat, with
the fat average having passed the
600-pound level a decade before.
Their sale average was the third
high in Pennsylvania that year.
Animals from the Boyer’s
breeding were a significant part of
the foundation stock for two of
York County’s top milk
production herds today, operated
by their children. Daughter Gerry,
her husband Lynn Wolf, and their
three children maintain their dairy
farm just east of Abbottstown. Son
Tom, his wife June, and their two
daughters continue the family
dairying tradition on die Boyer
home farm.
Following his retirement from
milking cows, Ira Boyer became a
sales representative for American
Breeders Service, a second career
he and Cassie continue today as a
team. They handle semen sales
and tank servicing for more than
80 farms in northern York and
Ad*ms counties.
Holstein breeders marked the
annual meeting with a $3OO con
tribution to die York County 4-H
Center Exhibition Area fund
raising drive. The expansion prog
ram, now in its first phase, will
add a show and sale ring,
expanded parking, outtotytarana,
gardening, archery, fitness trail
and playground facilities to the
existing 4-H Center near die town
of Bair. Hie fund-raising to date
has generated more than $33,000
toward the $200,000 project goal.
Junior Holstein milk, fat, and
protein awards were presented to
winners at the county level Coun
ty winner records have been for
warded for competition in the
state Junior Holstein production
awards recognition program in
February 1994.
In the 2-year-old category,
awards were split between three
contenders. Winning 303-day
milk record went to Dar-Dale
Leader Drissle-Red, owned by
Shannon Doll, Glen Rock, with a
production of 23,198 pounds.
Brad Walker, New Freedom, won
the fiat production category with
Warns Sexy Lady’s production of
837 pounds of butterfat. Protein
winner, with 738 pounds, was
Coredale Symbol Tootsie, owned
by Chad Trimmer, East Berlin.
Three-year old honors for both
milk and protein were won by
Brad Walker with Walk-Le
Marvel Skip, with 29,573 milk
and 916 protein in 303-days. Win
ner for butterfat was Dar-Dale
Ryan Rita, owned by Shannon
Doll, with a 837-pound record.
Brad Walker took all honors in
the four-year-old category with
Coldsprings Levi Taffy, produc
ing a 305-day record of 29,676
milk, 826 fat, and 1,009 protein.
Three directors were named to
the county board following an
election during the annual busi
ness meeting. Elected for three
year terms were Darla Doll, Glen
Rock, Phillip Laughman, York,
and Leroy Walker, New Freedom.
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Farm Calendar /^/
(Continued from Pag* AID)
(Conttnuad (ram Pag* A 10)
caster, thru Nov. 19.
Vegetable Growers’ annual meet
ing. Arena Restatnnt, Bed
ford. 9:30 aro.
ElMCameron Counties Farmers
Breakfast Ag Advisory Group
meeting, Anthony’s Restaur
ant, Ridgway, 9 aro.
'Northampton County DHIA-
Holstcin Assoc, annual meeting
and banquet, Stockertown
Memorial Hall, 7 pro.
PenqOersey Director Marketing
Beef-Sheep-Swine for produc
ers tour, arrive Hatfield Pack
ing, 9:30 aro., sponsored by
Rutgers Extension, Somerville,
Clarion/Venango Holstein Associ
ation annual * meeting. Salem
Community Building, Lamar
tine. 7 pro.
Bradford County Quality Assur
ance Meeting For Dairymen,
Towanda Rod and Gun Club,
quet, Bonneauvillc Fire HaU,
6:30 p.m.
York County Extension annual
meeting, Shrewsbury Fire HaU,
7 p.m.
Farm-City Week, thru Nov. 25.
Agronomy Ag-Servicc School.
Arena Restaurant, Bedford, 9
a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Wayne County Holstein Associa
tion annual meeting. BeUmont
Comers Fire Hall, BeUmont
Mahantongo Fire Company,
Pitman, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Mercer County Holstein Associa
tion annual meeting, Mercer
Extension Office, 7:30 p.m.
Huntingdon County DHIA annual
meeting, Shaver’s Creek Com
munity Building, 7:30 p.m.
Lancaster County Cum tours, 1
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ence, Ramada Inn, West
Lancaster County 17th annual
Agriculture Industry Banquet,
Lancaster Host Resort, 7 pjn.
Swine Health, Profitability, and
Pseudorabies, Bergstrasse
School, Ephrata, 7:30 p.m.
Susquehanna River Basin Com
mission meeting. Woodlands
Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre, 9
n^ 1 1. Sum min i Ml |
USDA’s 70ih Ag Outlook Confer
ence. USDA Headquarters,
I hui sd.n . Ihi cmhci ?
I i id.n . Ilit,cm tu i '
National 4-H Congress.
111., thru Dec. 10.
Estate Planning Seminar, Carroll
Co. Extension Office, West-
Inn, Hagerstown, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Maryland Pleasure Horse Semi
nar, South Carroll High School.
Winfield. Md., 8:30 a.m.
Dealerships Available