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AIS-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, Match 5, 1994
LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.)
—The Lancaster County Holstein
Tour is scheduled for this Tues
day, March IS. They plan to leave
the Farm and Home Center at 7:45
a.m. to visit several fine Franklin
County farms. The schedule is as
7:4S AM; Leave Farm & Home
Center, Lancaster. (BRING
YOUR OWN LUNCH.)
9:30 AM: Arrive Fountain
Farm and Tower Vue Holsteins,
Carlisle. The Harry Thompson
and David Walton families have
75-80 registered Holsteins in
milk. They have a 73 cow tie stall
bam with 6 box stalls and a double
4 milking parlor. The bam was
built in 1989. It is the home of the
All-Pennsylvania Spring Calf,
Tower Vue Counselor Elle. Harry
is doing his own embryo transfers
with the quick thaw method under
the guidance of Dr. William Pettit
They will classify March 2, and
have daughters of Leadman,
Blackstar, Vanguard and Cleitus.
The Waltons have been familiar
faces at local and state shows and
were featured in the PA Profiles a
few years ago. This farm will
include a brief stop at their heifer
facility approximately three miles
from the dairy.
11:15 AM: Arrive Tri-Day
Farm, Shippensburg. The Curtis
Day Family operates this 60 cow
dairy with no outside help. Cows
are housed in free stalls, fed TMR
at the bunk for 70 lbs. milk and
milked in a tie stall bam. BAA is
108 with 8 excellent cows in the
herd. Curtis has extensive judging
experience and is a candidate for
V.P. of the Pa. Holstein Board.
Sons Matthew and David were on
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Lancaster Holstein Tour To Franklin County
the winning Dairy Bowl team at
the 1993 Nationals. Matthew was
high individual and a member of
the Ist place 4-H Judging team at
the Eastern National, 1993.
1:00 PM: Arrive Tidy-Brook
Farm, Greencastle. Mark and Alan
Meyers families, with hired hand
Joel Mills, run this 85 cow herd
with an extensive embryo transfer
program. Herd average is
19.700 M, 740 F & 630 P. BAA is
104.8. Seven out of a total of 21
cows in the U.S. over 100# PTA
for Prot, were bred at Tidy-Brook.
The top 2 cows are Eltons that ate
still in this herd. This herd is fed
TMR in one group with a compu
ter feeder. Cows are housed in free
stalls and loose housing and
milked in a parlor.
3:00 PM: Arrive Stoner Hijos
Farm, Mercersburg. Stoner Hijos
Farm is a new commercial facility
for 500 cows, currently milking
440 cows 2x. A new Germania
parlor includes double 16 milking
capacity with rapid exit. Stoner
Hijos consists of six brothers with
no “outside” hired labor. They
farm 1500 acres. Additional fea
tures include automatic ally scrap
ers, four-bay commodity shed.
mattress beds and a 500 hog
In addition, this stop will
include a special option for inter
ested persons to visit an historic
house on the Stoner property. It
was built in 1785 and was the
Make check payable to. LANCASTER CO HOLSTEIN CLUB
c/o Larry Kennel, D.V.M.
1489 Grandview Road
Moimt Joy PA 17552
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Lancaster .Holstein Club Tour
March 15, 1994
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home of Pennsylvania’s fourth
governor, Finley. The house
includes nine working fireplaces.
5:30 PM: Dinner at the Light
8:30 PM: Arrive back at Farm
& Home Center.
Cost: $20.00 per person
Only 63% ” Between Cage Legs.
255 PLANE TREE DRIVE
LANCASTER, PA 17603
(includes the evening meal).
Please send a list of persons
planning to attend along with a
check to: Larry Kennel, D.V.M.,
1489 Grandview Road, Mount
Joy, PA 17552.
Deadline is Tuesday, March 8.