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Jr. Holstein Members Recognize Outstanding Achievements
... . ,ntyi Melissa
Werlsy, and Donna Werley (coach). In the back row, from
left, is Erica Davis, Jen Nebnan, Mike Neiman, and Teresa
From the left, front row, second place winners of the
junior division dairy bowl are Justin Troutmsn and Kathy
Habecker. From the left, back row is Todd Getz, Troy Miller
and David Lentz (coach).
The second place senior division dairy bowl winners are,
from the left. Heath Ocker, Matthew Day, John Leib Jr..
David Day, and Ann Day (coach).
her competition finalist* are Gregory Davis, winner Aman
da Martin, Denise Bollinger, winner Kyle Burdette, and
< Christopher Vanco.
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Three individuals received a
$750 Pennsylvania Junior Hols
tein Scholarship which are made
based on work with Holsteins,
community involvement, school
activities and leadership abilities.
Recipients were Dan Geissin
ger, of Mifflintown, son of Ray
and Linda Geissinger, who said he '
intends to use the money for
improving the breeding and qual
ity of the dairy herd; Chad Lina
men, son of Jack and Ellen Lina
men, of Valencia, who is to start
college this fall; and Rachel Tanis,
daugther of Jacob ami Sallianne
Tanis, of Centre Hall, who is a stu
dent at Bloomsburg University.
Also recognized during the con
vention were the association’s Dis
tinguished Junior Members.
Senior-age division winner
were Kara Tussey, daugther of
Raymond and Susan Tussey, of
Huntingdon: and Thad Sturgeon,
son of Tim and Kathy Sturgeon, of
Finalists included Dan Geissin
ger, of Mifflintown and Belmer
In the intermediate-age divi
sion, DIM winners were Angela
Werlcy, daughter of Philip and
Donna Werley, of Hamburg, and
Justin Burdette, son of James and
Nina Burdette, of Mercersburg.
Other finalists included Matth
ew Day, Shippensburg, Erica
Davis, Kutztown, Adam Dean, of
New Casde, and Dainne Clock, of
In the junior-age division, DJM
winners were Amanda Martin,
daughter of Eugene and Kathleen
Martin, of Lebanon, and Kyle Bur
dette. also the son of James and
Other finalists recognized were
Denise Bollinger, of Manheim,
Gregory Davis, of Kutztown, and
Shannon Holtzinger, of East
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board of directors was an
announcement of a new classifica
tion program that is to go into
effect August 1.
The association’s classification
program has been under considera
tion for change to better meet
member needs. In this effort, a
pilot program was introduced in
April 1992 called the Flexible Par
ticipation Options which allow
several classification options to
meet special needs.
The pilot program resulted from
changes within the industry, from
the historic Holstein breeder oper
ation to the high population centers
which still use registered Holsteins
The program recognizes diffe
rent classification needs and uses,
while retaining the integrity of the
Specifically at issue was remov
ing the requirement to have mem
bers pay for the classification of
animals which have already been
classified several times and aren’t
about to change. It is argued that
the value of the information on
these animals is nebulous and a
burden on the breeders.
The goals of the new program
are to get more animals evaluated,
eliminate the requirement to score
dry cows unless desired, and to
make it feasible for huge herd
owners to classify a portion of the
herd frequently rather than the
whole hod infrequently.
There are to now be six classifi
cation programs available to
Lancaster Farming Satuttfty, February 19,1994-A3l
_ , -- ■—> „ rogreeeive Breeder winner* are
Btlmer Hitchcock, Stephanie Wagner, Craig Walton, and
Produciont winners with 5-year-old cows are, from the
left front row, Angela Werley, Crystal Bozlinski, and Andrew
Blckslcr. In the back row, from the left, is Craig Walton,
Rachel Tanis, Rebecca Kelly, Jeremy Troutman, and Christ
The Classic Program is for those
desiring all cows evaluated and
included in genetic evaluations.
Participation in this program enti
tles the herd owner to receive and
official BAA for the herd and eligi
bility for herd awards.
The Standard Program is diffe
rent in that most cows will be eva
luated, except dry cows, those
fresh more than 10 months, and
cows with permanent scores are
optional. An official BAA and
awards eligibility is also included.
The Basic Program is designed
for those interested only in eva
luating first and second lactation
animals. Those scored at least
twice, or those scored at least once
in a second or later lactation are
The Limited Program would be
for those interested in evaluating
primarily first calf heifers. The
only other animals required for
evaluation would be those never
scored that arc less than 10 months
The Introductory Program is for
those who have neber classified
their animals or who have not had
an evaluation within the past five
years. First and second lactation
cows fresh less than 10 months are
the only ones required to be pre
sented for scoring.
The Breeder’s Choice Program
is geared for those who have spe
cial cirumstances, but the user
must agree to participate on a regu
lar basis in either the Classic, Stan
dard, or Basic program, in order to
qualify for the special evaluation.
During a Breeder’s Choice evalua
tion, only those animals the breed
er selects for scoring will be
According to officials, the pro
jected use of the programs by
Holstein breeders would expand
total classification and provide
more useful information.
The prices of classification have
Those who use the Classic Prog
ram on a seven-month interval are
to be charged a $5O herd fee and $6
per animal scored and $3 per ani
mal checked. Those who use an
evaluation interval longer than
seven months are to be charged a
$5O herd fee, $7 per animal scored
and $3.50 per animal checked.
The Standard Program rates are
$5O/57/ and $6 per optional animal
for a less than seven month inter
val, and a SSO/$8 and $7 per
optional animal on an interval gre
ater than seven months.
Basic Program fee structure is
SSO/$B/$7 and a minimum total
charge of $2OO.
The Limited Program fee struc
ture is SSO/$B/$7 and also a mini
mum of $2OO.
The Introductory Program rates
are SSO/$B/$7 and no minimum.
Breeder’s Choice Program rates
ate $3OO for the herd fee and $lO
per optional animal with a mini
mum total of $4OO. Additional
charges in this program include the
classifier’s travel expenses and a
$lOO fee for non-area scheduling.
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