Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, March 05, 1994, Image 21

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    Two Named To Pa. Holstein Hall
A $l,OOO donation from Huntingdon County Holstein Club kicked off PHA fundrais
ing efforts for the 1995 National Junior Holstein convention being hosted In Pitts
burgh. On hand for the check presentation were, from left, national Holstein vice pre
sident and 1995 convention chairman John Cope, national director and convention
treasurer Tom Kelly, and Huntingdon County Holstein breeders Wayne Harpster, Jim
Grove, Galen Baney and John Foster, Jr.
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five children. He finds lime to
help with the present Swampy-
Hollow dairy herd, owned by their
daughter and son-in-law Sandy
and Joe Luby, as well as do some
auctioneering, golfing, hunting
and fishing.
Young Holstein Breeder award
winners Dave and Phoebe Hitler
became the owner-operators of
Vista-Grande farm in 1987. Their
93-head registered Holstein milk
ing string averages 21,468 milk,
737 fat and 682 protein, with a
BAA of 106.1, and earned them
their first Progressive Breeder
Registry award in 1993.
The Berks County operation
also includes 428 acres cropped to
com, alfalfa, wheat and soybeans.
Breeding stock sales of 20-30
head, plus the 20-head of dairy
beef last year, offer cash-flow
diversity. In addition, Dave oper
ates a custom manure-haul service
and Phoebe teaches craft “Classes
in the Country.”
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, March 5,
Dave and Phoebe have both
served as national Holstein con
vention delegates, on the state
program development, youth and
milk promotion committees, and
in offices and committee activities
of the Berks County club. They
were co-chairpersons of the 1991
state Holstein convention and are
currently the co-chairs of the 1995
national junior Holstein conven
tion to be hosted by PHA in
In 1989, Atlantic Dairy
Cooperative named them its out
standing Young Cooperator cou
ple. Phoebe has been named the
National Spokesperson for Agri
culture by the National Young
Farmers Association. Among their
other leadership activities have
been coaching 4-H dairy judging,
Berks County dairy princess coor
dinator, Young Farmers chapter
president and work with their
Hope Community Church.
Robert Fitzsimmons, gen
eral manager of Lylehaven
Farms, told Holstein breed
ers that merchandising herd
genetics “is hard work,” re
quiring time and ongoing ef
forts in showing and adver
Dave and Phoebe have one son,
Jesse, and hope he may be inter
ested in a future career in the fami
ly’s dairy operation. As Pennsyl
vania Young Holstein Breeder
winners, the Bitlers will be
entered as state representatives in
the national contest.
Two donated embryos were
awarded as special doorprizes.
Ken and Rose Wenger, Littles
town, won an embryo donated by
Robert and Audrey Mong of
Franklin County. Sire is Mountain
and dam is Afton Spring Tong
Sharon, VG-85, with a 2-06 in
progress record to date of 14,420,
4.1%, 593 fat, and 3.5%, 508
Dr. Dave Morrow, who chaired
the Hall of Fame committee, was
the winner of the second embryo
consigned by Steve Myers, Frank
lin County. By Counselor, the
embryo’s dam is Brigeen Hanover
Hill Nolie-ET, EX-90, 2E, with a
5-year, 365-day record of 36,670
milk, 3.4% and 1248 fat, 3.3% and
1217 protein.
Festivities for the annual ban
quet included a visit by 16th Presi
dent Abraham Lincoln, alias
James Getty, and an auction of
donated art and handcrafted items
that raised more than $5700 to
benefit the 1995 National Junior
Holstein Convention. High
selling-item at $l5OO was a glass
front dollhouse furnished in Hols
tein decor. It was hand-crafted by
Lucille Day, mother of Franklin
County Holstein breeder Curtis
Day, and was purchased by John