Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 08, 1998, Image 23

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    Habecker Wins Best Bred, Owned Contest '-*"'*"*** **>■'"*■
Lancaster Fanning Staff
non Co.) Amy Habeckcr of
From the left, in order from first through third place, the winners of the Lebanon
Area Fair Best Bred and Owned dairy contest, who hold.tjie halter of their respective
project animals, are Amy Habecker, Sarah Krall, and Jennifer Maulfair. They are joined
by Lebanon County Dairy Maid Laura Blauch, county Dairy Princess Heidi Finicle, and
Lebanon Area Fair Queen Rebecca Shirk.
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Lebanon, a former Lebanon Coun
ty dairy maid, on Tuesday won the
annual Lebanon County Fair Best
Bred and Owned 4-H dairy contest.
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In fact, the top three contestants
have all been involved in the Leba
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tion program, cither having served
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as dairy maids or as the younger
“li’l dairy miss” position.
Whether involvement in the
dairy princess program was in
someway helpful in winning the
contest, if it indicates character and
dedication to the daily industry that
carries into other aspects of their
lives, or if is only coincidence, it
seems more than coincidence that
the three winners have been
The Lebanon County Best Bred
and Owned daily contest is unique.
It was started several years ago
as a way to more directly reward
the efforts of youth with dairy pro
ject animals, in addition to the reg
ular dairy breed constcst consider
ations, in which the physical ani
mal condition is the main judging
Top quality animals can be pur
chased by those with enough
money, but the best bred and own
ed competition is designed to
reflect the effort, dedication and
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abilities of the youth to their pro
ject animals and to developing
their own skills.
The contest is a point
accumulation contest that puts
only a maximum of 20 percent of
the scoring on the quality of the
Out of a total possible 50 points,
Habccker had 49.
The contest values the quality of
the contestant’s 4-H project book
with a possible 20 points; fitting
awards for 10 points; showman
ship awards for another 10 points;
and 10 points for the quality of the
This year, a record 12 contes
tants participated.
The contest rewards each of the
top three finishers with an $lOO
U.S. Savings Bond.
Taking second and third places,
respectively, were Sarah Krall of
Lebanon, and Jennifer Maulfair of
Mercer Co. Correspondent
KNOX (Clarion County)
Highlights of the 1998 Pennsylva
nia Holstein Association’s Sum
mer Picnic included meeting KED
Mark Justine and viewing a pa
rade of her descendants.
This year’s summer picnic was
held at Edenbrook Holsteins home
of Keith and Debbie Decker and
family. The farm is located just
outside of Knox in Clarion Coun
ty, Approximately 255 Holstein
enthusiasts turned out to enjoy the
event and see the Edenbrook herd
for themselves.
Picnickers were able to visit the
14-year-old Justine in the bam and
learn more about her. Justine is
classified Very Good-88 and has
produced more than 292,000
pounds of milk to date. She has
several sons in A.I. including Jur
or, Jurist, and Jubal; and her des
cendents arc being milked all over
United States and throughout the
After lunch, the Dick Smith
from ABS Global and Keith
Decker introduced some of the
Justine’s descendents to the crowd
and gave them a sneak peak at the
future of the Justine cow family.
Smith also talked about Justine’s
impact on the Holstein breed
through her sons, daughters, and
John Wadsworth, a New York
Holstein breeder, who works with
Holstein World On-Line, spoke
on the Internet and Holsteins on
the worldwide web. He gave the
audience tips on where to find
dairy related sights and informa
tion and talked about how Hol
stein breeders could use the Inter
net to promote their animals.
Abo, Ken Rainy of the Penn
sylvania Hoblein Association in
troduced Shawn McMahon, the
new field representative for Ohio
and Western Pennsylvania. Mc-
Mahon talked briefly about animal
identification and the new Ameri
can I.D. system.