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    A22-Lancasttr FamllnQ, Saturday, saptambar 10, .1994
Maryland Correspondent
TIMONIUM, Md. The ten
day 1994 Maryland State Fair at
tracted a crowd of approximately
650,000 people, one of the largest
crowds in years. Among the many
exhibitors at the fair were owners
and breeders of some of the finest
dairy cattle in Maryland. On
separate days throughout the fair
each breed held their own show.
At the conclusion of the last show
of the fair, Monday, the grand
champions of each breed were
brought out and a supreme cham
pion was chosen for the Maryland
State Fair by judges, Denny Pat
rick, George Edgerton, and Mint
This year’s supreme champion
was Pen Smith T.J. Mindy, a five
year-old Jersey owned by Wayne
and Allen Stiles and Mike and Bil
ly Heath of Spring Valley Farms
in Silver Run in Carroll County.
This was the second year in a row
for Mindy to be named supreme
champion. “Last year was the first
time a non-Holstein won supreme
champion,” said Wayne Stiles, co
owner of Spring Valley Farms, a
predominately Jersey farm milk
ing SS head of Jersey and 3 Hol
“My nephew, who is part owner
(Mike Heath) found her in a herd
down in Tennessee that had never
showed,” Stiles said. “We brought
her back here and she went to the
Louisville, National Show that
year and won the'three-year-old
class. We calved her out the next
summer in July and we showed
her last year at Maryland State
Fair and she won supreme cham
pion. She went on from there to be
grand champion in Harrisburg at
the Pennsylvania All American
Show. Then, we took her to Louis
ville again and she was firs( in the
four-year-old class down there
and was the national champion.
She calved again in July and this
was the first time we’ve had her
out this year.”
Mindy produced a record of
18,000 pounds of milk last year.
Currently she is milking over 80
pounds and Stiles expects her to
make another 18,000 pounds re
cord this year. The next step for
Mindy will be the end of the
month when she will show in the
Pennsylvania All American.
Each of six breeds of Dairy cat
tle were judged at shows held in
the Cow Palace. Senior champion
and grand champion of the Show
was Three Spring’s JJ., a junior
two-year-old owned by James C.
Young and Horizon Farms. The
reserve grand champion was
Three Springs Courtney, a junior
three-year-old owned by Christina
Young and Horizon Farms.
In the Ayrshire show, the grand
champion was Palmyra Farm’s
Palmyra Chad’s Nona, a six-year
old cow. The reserve grand cham
pion was Perromont Festive Trea
sure of Perromont Farm, Inc.
In the Jersey show the grand
champion was Pen Smith T.J.
Mindy, owned and exhibited by
Spring Valley Farms, Wayne &
Allen Stiles/Heath. The reserve
champion was Brandale Duncan
Brass Lucinda, a four-year-old
cow owned and exhibited by Wa
verly Faim-Stiles. The best Mary
land bred and owned Jersey was
S.V. Jays Melly, a four-year-old
cow owned and exhibited by
Spring Valley Farms, Wayne &
Allen Stiles/Heath.
In the Brown Swiss Show (he
grand champion was D. Bradley
Garst’s nine-year-old -cow, Mi
chelle Valle Jade Laurie. The re-
Reigns Supreme Again At Maryland State Fair
The supreme champion at the Maryland State Fair dairy
shows is the Jersey, Pen Smith T J Mindy. Mindy was the
supreme champion last year too. In the photo from left, the
three Judges, Murt Sowerby, Denny Patrick, and George
serve grand champion was Shen-
Val Jades Cara, a junior three
year-old cow ownedand exhibited
by Jeremy McDonald. The best
Maryland bred animal was Phea
sant Ridge Marie, a four-year-old
cow owned and exhibited by
Pheasant Ridge Farms.
In the Guernsey show the grand
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Announcer, David Brauning
explained the procedure to the
audience. “The Holstein Futurity
begins with the dairy breeder
nominating these calves, for at the
time they are calves, with a pay
ment of a fee. The following year
the calves are re-nominated based
on their growth and type potential
and another cost is incurred. After
they are grown out as yearlings,
then they are bred to have their
first calves somewhere around 24
to 26 months of age. As two year
olds they must be re-nominated to
be eligible and a divisional fee is
paid,” Brauning explained. “By
the time the animals are three they
have completed their first working
lactation of producing wholesome
milk. The animals are then bred
back to calve in their second lacta
tion, of which you see these con
testants here this evening. A final
fee has been paid for them to be
eligible to participate in the futuri
ty.” Four hundred and eighty-five
animals were nominated for this
award, which is in its eleventh
To begin the evening, David
Patrick was inducted into the
Dairy Hall of Fame. Then, as the
lights were dimmed, under a spot
light, vintage cars brought in the
officials. Dairy Maids, Dairy Prin
cesses and Farm Queens as well as
others who were assisting in the
Before the judging, the top five
production cows were announced.
First, with a record of 34,968
pounds of milk was Savage Leigh
Lyle Gwen ET owned by Wayne
and Cindee Savage. The second
and third highest production cows
are both owned by Robert and
champion was Misty Meadows F.
Candace, a four-year-old cow
owned and exhibited by Beth
Clark and Robert Smith. The re
serve champion and best Mary
land bred and owned was Rocky
Maple Smokey Dylene, a junior
three-year-old cow owned and ex-
Peace And Plenty
Mary O. Smith with the second
highest production cow being
Lady’s Manor Temtress Jen with a
record of 26,237 pounds of milk.
Third was Ladies Manor Star
Onyz ET with a record of 25,343
pounds of milk. The fourth highest
production cow was Derrwyn
Inspire Michelete owned by Der
rwyn Holsteins with a record of
24,622 pounds of milk.
As the judge evaluated each
cow, singer Abigail Sauer from
Middletown, Maryland enter
tained the crowd with a selection
of country hits.
Mark Lexine, the newly
appointed Miss 1994 Maryland
Holstein Futurity, was sired by
Walkaway Chief Mark and is out
of Leaseway Tradition Judith, a
cow who is on the locator list for
the Holstein Association, the top
ten thousand cows in the nation.
Peace and Plenty Mark Lexine
gave the Schwartzbeck family
their first Grand Champion of
show in twenty years in the spring
when she won the twenty-fourth
Maryland State Holstein Show on
April 9, 1994.
Second in the competition was
Ms Md-Dun-Loafm Moonshine, a
cow owned by sister and brother.
Shannon and Paul Harrison of
Howard County. Ms Md-Dun-
Loafln Moonshine was previously
Supreme Champion at the Howard
County Fair and Grand Champion
of the Maryland State Fair 4-H
and FFA Holstein competition
which was held the previous
Of the top five cows in the com
petition Judge Patrick said, “It
makes me extremely proud to be a
part of judging these five excellent
Edgerton. In addition, Tanya Stambaugh, Carroll County
dairy princess; Jamie Todd, Maryland Dairy Princess, and
ownere Billy Heath at the halter and George Will with family.
hibited by Cletus and Janice Frey.
In the Holstein Show grand
champion was Peace and Plenty
Mark Lexine, owned and exhibit
ed by Joseph Schwartzbeck of
Peace and Plenty Farm. The re
serve champion and winner of the
Genuine Genetics trophy was C.
cows.” He also noted that every
entry was a quality cow, all the
way down the line.
The top entries in the Maryland
Holstein Futurity in placement
order are as follows:
1. Peace and Plenty Mark
Lexine/ Joseph Schwartzbeck.
Schwartzbeck Family
Repeats Futurity
Win In Open Show
Maryland Correspondent
day, September 5, the Holstein
show at the Maryland State Fair
was held in Cow Palace on the
fairgrounds. Judge Denny Patrick
of Howard County, Maryland
spent the day evaluating one
hundred-eighty-four entries from
Maryland, Virginia, West Virgini
a, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North
Carolina, and New Jersey. The
grand champion of the show and
the Best Maryland Bred and Own
ed cow was Peace and Plenty
Mark Lexine, the three year old
cow who had just won the title of
1994 Miss Maryland Futurity the
night before!
Owned by the Joseph Schwart
zbeck family of Peace and Plenty
Farm in Union Bridge, Maryland,
the home-bred cow was sired by
Walkaway Chief Mark and is out
of Leaseway Tradition Judith. She
won grand champion at the
twenty-fourth Maryland State
Holstein Show in April. She has a
Dixie Crat sister that is 88 points
and her mother is on the-locator
Audale Counselor Cecilia, a
junior threc-ycar-old owned and
exhibited by Ernest A. Kueffher.
The champion Maryland bred and
owned cow was a four-year-old
cow owned and exhibited by Mar
lin K. Hoff and named Md-Oak
view Mark Kix;
2. Ms Md-Dun-Loafin
Moonshine/Shannon K. Harrison.
3. Peace and Plenty Starbuck
Lanette/ Pam Tom Farm.
4. Pcrai Gate Starbuck Finesse/
Steve & Chris Wood/ R. Gitt
5. Ladys Manor Blackstar Jen
ET/ Robert and Mary O. Smith.
6. Dcrrwyn Inspire Michelete/
Derrwyn Holsteins.
list for the Holstein Association,
as one of the top ten thousand
cows in the nation.
Peace and Plenty Farms was
also named the Premier Breeder of
Show. The Premier Exhibitor was
My Ladys Manor Farm.
The reserve grand champion of
the Show and winner of the
Genuine. Genetics Award was C.
Audale Counselor Cecilia. Exhi
bited by Ernest A. Kueffher, the
junior three year old cow was
sired by Carnation Counselor ET.
The junior champion was Tri-
Day Adeem The senior heifer calf,
owned and exhibited by Norman
Voss, Jr. was sired by Marcrest
Encore. The reserve junior
champion was How El Acres Lee
Ruffle, a junior yearling calf own
ed and exhibited by the lagers.
During the show the Maryland
State Holstein Association pre
sented the Outstanding Senior
Holstein Breeder Award to the
lagers of Maple Lawn Farm in
Fulton Maryland, a family that has
been working their farm for five
generations, raising Holstein
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