Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 01, 1995, Image 24

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    Farming, Saturday, July 1, 1995
Naftondl Holstein Convention
(Continued from Pag* A 1)
Members of the winning team
are Jennifer Neiman, Michael Nei
man, Melissa Wherlcy, and Erica
Davis. The runner-up team mem
bers are Haley Barker, David
McCullough, Megan Hayes, and
Patrick McCullough. Pennsylvani
a’s junior coaches are Teresa
David and Donna Wherlcy, and
Wisconsin’s coach is Marcy
In the senior division finals, the
New England team outscored the
Pennsylvania team in both rounds
to become the national champions.
The senior winning team members
are Rick Brown, Elish Chalkcr,
Jacob Boorhees, and Laurel Ron
deau. And the runner-up team
members are Matthew Day, David
Day, Heath Ocker, and John Creek.
The 1995 Distinguished Junior
Awards were given to seven of the
12 semi-finalists. These winners
are Molly Aylsworth, Shreve,
Ohio; Sandi Hurtgen, Oakdale,
California; Shelly Lammers, Bra
don, Wisconsin; Christopher
McCullough, Juda, Wisconsin;
Jason Sheehan, Rochester, Minne
sota; Michael Stebbins, Homell,
New York, and Candi Taylor,
Wcndall, Idaho.
One of the attention-getting fea
tures of the convention was
described by the Sunday Pitts
The Junior bowl winners from Pennsylvania are from left, Donna Wherley, coach;
Michael Nelman; Melissa Wherley; Jennifer Nelman; Erica Davis, and Teresa Davis,
JwrestmmM2,ooo Holstein enthusiasts Jammed the sale arena set up In
the convention center In Pittsburgh for the National Holstein Sale Tuesday
burgh Post-Gazette as “99 dairy
cows are ‘mooving’ to town.”
Bringing live cows for the national
sale into the city of over a million
people guarantees media attention.
The article in the Post-Gazette
explained that the Convention
Center prepared for the national
sale by covering the concrete floor
with tar paper and 15,000 square
feet of carpet Convention Center
officials quoted in the article prom
ised constant clean up and no lin
gering odors after the cattle are
The sale animals were
assembled 20 miles north of the
city at Marburger Dairy Farm,
George Cudoc,. manager, and
brought to the convention center
last Saturday, along with a portable
bulk milk tank, and a large supply
of hay and straw to keep the five
day city dairy farm operation going
until after the sale Tuesday
World-wide interest was gener
ated in the elite offerings of Hols
tein genetics. The finest of every
breeding philosophy in the indus
try was represented. Many of the
animals for sale had four and five
generations of excellent dams
across the bottom of the pedigree.
Both the live auction conducted on
Tuesday evening and the silent
auction held during the convention
drew strong bidding competition.
The first cow in the ring topped
the sale at $72,000. Singbrook
Aero M Molly-ET, consigned by
Singing Brook Farms, Imler, was
purchased by Larry Moh'nfield,
Pleasant Plain, Ohio. This stylish
Acres tar was fiesh with the first
three milk test weights over 100
lbs. as a two-year old. Hie dam is a
VG, 87, Ned Boy daughter with
impressive index numbers and a 3y
record of 29,970 m 1235 f 1025 p.
The dam is a full sister to Mascot
The next dam is 2E, 92-EEEE
DMD, and the third dam is 3E
The second cow in the ring was
the second high selling entry. Con
signed by William Peck, Schuyler
villc, New York, Welcome Bell
man Ginger-ET sold to Barry and
Diane England and James and
Dennis London, Punxsatawney,
for $33,000. This Bellman daught
er was milking 124 pounds after
133 days as a 2-year-old and had
classified VG-85 at 2ySm. The
dam had impressive index num
bers and a 2y record of 35,200 m
1349 f 1173 p. and was also the dam
of “Grand" VG-Extra, 3rd on
Canada’s LPI list
A bull package of four brought
sloo,ooofrom the PA Pride Syndi
cate, Millville. The consignors
were: Loundondale Farms, Tidy
w,nn#r# from New E "fl'and are from left.
standing. Steve Canon, coach; Rick Brown; Jacob Boor-
F '* ll * f ' CMCh - Fre " ,: >*"»'
Brook Farms, Mike Weimer, Ken
Raney, and George Sheypuk. and
Rothrock Golden Hobtein Farms,
all from Pennsylvania.
At $30,000, Clover-Mist RA
Kayak-ET, consigned by Clover
Mbt Farms, Inc., Manitowoc. Wis
consin, sold to the Kayak
At $28,500, Ked Mascot Julilla-
ET, consigned by EdenbrookHols
teins, Knox, sold to U.S. Superior
Genetics, Middletown, Wisconsin.
And at $28,000. Londondale
Luke Marvelous-ET, consigned by
Londondale Farms, Punxsutaw
ney, sold to Frazier and Jeff
Paulen, Howard City,'Minnesota.
Bud Leckle, Jr., presents the 1,
Breeder Award to Steve and Christ
averaged $8,770 on
ig. The
In total, 14 lots sold for $20,000
or more, and the average on 94 lots
was $8,770.
The Sunday farm tour featured
visits to Somerset County farms.
This county is well-known as “The
Land of Milk and Maple.” The
four bus loads of National Holstein
Convention attendees didn’t see
any maple (although they were
given several pieces of maple can
dy by the Somerset Holstein Club),
but the land of milk was well
At Candale Holsteins, Some
rset. the 7 EX, and 37 VG cows
(Turn to Pago A 25)