Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, November 13, 1993, Image 34

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    *34-UnctHf Fanning, Saturday, Novambar 13,1993
LEBANON (Lebanon Co.)
Outstanding 4-H dairy members
were honored recently at the Leba
non County 4-H Dairy Banquet at
the Myerstown Church of the Bre
thren. This banquet climaxed the
1993 project year and was hosted
by the ELCO 4-H Dairy Club.
Emcee Darin Nolt welcomed
the 173 4-H members, leaders,
families and guests. Chris Wagner
and Jeremy Troutman led the
Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H
Pledge respectively, while Brett
Lentz gave the invocation. Leba
non County Dairy Princess Jennif
er Bashore, Alternate Karen Hcil
inger, and Little Miss Jennie
Maulfair teamed up to provide a
skit on making the right choice in
beverages MILK!
All 4-H club members in atten
dance received a special Dairy
Queen Treat coupon, sponsored by
Lebanon’s Dairy Queen East, for
the 1993 club year from their
respective club secretaries: Kathy
Habecker. Kevin Bomgardner, and
Ryan Lentz.
John Bomgardner and Alan
Hostetler, Lebanon 4-H Dairy
Judging Team coaches, repre
sented awards to the judging team
members. Kraig Sellers, Annville,
was presented with a plaque for
being Lebanon County’s 1993
Outstanding Dairy Judge while
Jeff Zimmerman, Lebanon,
received honors for Top Hoard’s
Dairyman Judging. Lebanon
County Dairy Bowl Team mem
bers were honored by coaches
Duane Nolt and Nelson Bomgard
ner. They presented the Outstand
ing Dairy Bowl member award to
Melissa Bicksier, Myerstown.
Kenneth Winebark, Extension
Dairy and Livestock Agent, then
recognized the following award
winners. Winners in the County
Dairy blue form category were
announced to be Amy Habecker,
non County’s top Hoard’s
Dairy Judge champion get*
ting 454 points out of a poss
ible 500.
Craig Sellers is Lebanon
County's top 4-H dairy Judge.
Ayrshire Breeders Get
Experienced Office Manager
Board of Directors of the Ayrshire
Breeders’ Association is pleased
to announce that Martha Clark,
former administrative assistant to
the CEO of the Holstein Associa
tion of America, has assumed the
position of office manager for the
Ayrshire Association in Brattle
boro, Vermont.
She replaces Lori Daniels who
resigned to accept another posi-
Mrs. Clark was employed 17
years with the Holstein Associa
tion and coordinated the workflow
of the CEO’s office for nearly 13
years. Art Gaddis, Ayrshire presi
dent, expressed the board’s excite
ment over having someone with
Martha’s background in livestock
association work and knowledge
of the registered livestock indus
Lebanon Honors Outstanding 4-H Dairy Members
Michelle Ungemach, Amanda
Martin, and Kathy Habecker. Alli
son Martin, Lebanon, was honored
for receiving the Susan Heilinger
Werner Memorial Award.
Receiving the top County and
Club Rookie awards are as fol
lows: Lebanon County Outstand
ing “Rookie" and Norlebco Club
Rookie was Daryl Maulfair. Fre
dericksburg; the NoSoAnn Rookie
Award went to Greg Brunner,
Cleona, while Jessica Bennetch,
Myerstown, received the ELCO
Rookie Award.
Also honored were members
with excellent project record
books. 1993’s Lebanon County
Outstanding Record Book Level I
was submitted by Amy Moyer of
the ELCO Dairy Club. Named as
the other club record book winners
for Level I were Ryan Miller, Nor
lebco Dairy, and Amanda Martin,
NoSoAnn Dairy Club.
The 1993 Lebanon County 4-H
Outstanding Record Book for
Level II was presented to Allison
Martin of the NoSoAnn Club.
Kevin Bomgardner won the Nor
lebco Level Record Book award
while Melissa Bicksier won the
ELCO Club’s honors.
Also honored for their outstand
ing achievements were the reci
pients of the Agway Best Bred and
Owned 4-H project awards. The
winners of this award were pre
sented a $lOO Savings Bond for
their combined achievements with
their record books, showmanship,
fitting, and animal type. This
year’s Lebanon County winners
were brothers Jesse and Kevin
Bomgardner of Ono and Stephanie
Wagner of Myerstown.
For more information on the
4-H program write or call the
Lebanon County Extension
Office, 4-H Agent, 2120 Cornwall
Road Suite 1, Lebanon PA 17042.
Phone (717) 270-4391.
Concurrently, the board con
tracted with Zane Akins and Asso
ciates to provide oversight man
agement and to assist the board
with policy development.
While Clark is to coordinate the
day to day business, Zane Akins is
to focus on organizational rela
tionships and planning on a part
time basis.
The Ayrshire Association of
fice is located in Brattleboro, Ver-
mont, and shares facilities and
processing services witih the Hol
stein Association of America. It
maintains a separate publication
and is independently controlled by
its members and board of direc
Inquiries may be sent to Mrs.
Martha Clark, Office Manager,
P.O. Box 1608, Brattleboro, VT
05302-1608 or telephone
From the left, Lebanon County 4-H Dairy Club recognizee Its top Level II record
book champions, Melissa Bicksler, ELCO, who also is the county’s outstanding dairy
bowl member; Allison Martin, NoSoAnn, with the top record book In the county; and
Kevin ' irdner, NorLebco.
Lebanon ty 4-H Dairy Chib Level 1 recognition for keeping outatanding
records booka goes to, from the left, Ryan Miller, NorLebco; Amy Moyer, Elco, who
also waa beat In the county for Level 1; and Amanda Martin, NoSoAnn.
Cow Family Sets Record
BELOIT, Wis, Brown Swiss
breeders from all over the world
recently joined together at the
annual World Dairy Expo in
Madison, Wis.
It is there that history repeated
itself during the Central National
Brown Swiss Show, held in con
junction with the Expo.
The first place winner in the
4-year-old class, Kruse’s GK Jade
Fantasy Vix ET was named grand
champion of the Brown Swiss
Show. She also went on to be
named reserve supreme champion
of the World Dairy Expo, compet
ing against all six breed
Vix ET’s dam, Kruse’s Beauti
cian Vixie, also won grand
champion at the Centennial Swiss
Show held in 1980. Vixie repeated
the honor in 1981 and won her
class for five consecutive years at
the World Dairy Expo.
Vixic and Vix ET are the first
mother-daughter team of any
breed to both be named grand
champion in the World Dairy
Expo’s 27-year history.
Lany Kruse, Earlville, lowa, is
the breeder and owner of the two
cows. “The Great Vixie Cow”, as
Vixie has been named by breeders
all over the world, is still alive and
approaching 16 years of age. She
has produced more than 200
viable embryos since 1984, and
produced three more transferrable
embryos in the last few weeks.
Vix ET, this year’s grand
champion, has 10 Excellent sisters
and through embryo transfer,
already has six daughters of her
own. Through embryo transfer
technology, the Kruse family
plans to continue expanding their
herd with this powerful mother
daughter duo.
Reserve grand champion of the
Central National Brown Swiss
Show went to Top Acres EJ
Whizzbang, a 3-year-old cow
owned by Wayne Sliker, St. Paris,
Judging the Brown Swiss show
was Steve Tuman, a Brown Swiss
breeder from Watkins, Minn.
During the Brown Swiss show,
a well-deserved honor was pre
sented to Palmer Hoffman, of
Mingo, Ohio. Hoffman is a Brown
Swiss breeder who has been asso
ciated with the show herd for Top
Acres Farm, St. Paris, Ohio for
more than 30 years.
Hoffman was chosen as the
third winner of the Klussendorf-
Mackenzie Award, presented to a
person who exemplifies all the
basic principles of a potential
Klussendorf recipient as to char
acter, sportsmanship, ability and
In other World Dairy Expo hap
penings, the Brown Swiss Premier
Showcase Sale was again a very
successful event. The sale, man
aged by Brown Swiss Enterprises,
was outstanding in both produc
tion and type, with 28 lots averag
ing $3,211.00.
The top selling animal, (also
high selling open heifer), going
for $6,000 was Sun-Made Simon
Tiara is sired by Top Acres
Elegant Simon and is a daughter
of Mort Matt Tammy, a “2E Certi
fied’* edw with lifetime totals of
105,650 m and 4,879 f.
Tiara’s new owner is Rex Mort,
Pierceton, Indiana. She was con
signed by Sunshine Genetics,
Whitewater, Wisconsin.