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84-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, January 8, 2000
ors in both the junior and state raise our calves, most of our cows
Ayrshire breed shows. Because of are pretty tame by the time they
her ribbon-presentations responsi- come in the milking string,
bilities at Louisville, Susan asked “But Ayrshires can have an ‘at
a friend to handle showing EUie in titude’ all their own,” she adds of
the open classes. The heifer placed her favorite cattle, noting one par
third in the junior show and sec- ticular cow in their herd that is
ond in national open class compe- tame and friendly one day, but can
tition. be difficult and standoffish the
“I’m not sure why I was origin- next
ally so drawn to Ayrshires, but I Luckily for this young dairy
was,” Susan reflects. “Because we woman, her cows have given her
Susan Richardson’s Ayrshire, 3-year-old Wentworth-
Farm Heldi-Ho, has won numerous junior show honors.
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four heifers out of five births,
helping to rapidly increase the size
of her own growing herd of nine
Ayrshires and six Holsteins.
With the most demanding part
of her national princess responsi
bilities now fulfilled, Susan can
focus on the Farm Show and on
her extensive school and home ac
tivities. In addition to helping
regularly with milking, Susan
studies and selects many of the
sires used in the family’s herd.
She hopes to take the A.I. training
course sometime in the future, so
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producers about meat goat pro
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that she can do the breeding of the
Fawn Valley cattle.
Susan is president of the Ken
nard-Dak FFA chapter and carries
an extensive portfolio of projects,
including dairy, market swine,
market sheep, beef breeding and
eggs, as well as ag and related
business courses. She has also be
come a very proficient junior
dairy judge, participating in both
team and individual judging, and
hopes to further hone her skills at
the collegiate level. Potential col
leges on her list for consideration
for producers to complete and meeting.” Producers can study
mail back to the Extension the lessons at their leisure in
Office for comments. Producers their own home.
can also submit any question „ „ wnn „ aTI
. . i j, iji-i j For more information you can
which they would like answered. , . ~ p ._ n
Melanie Barkley, Bedford Extension Office in
County extension agent, said f d Count at (814) 623-
The course is a great way for or in Fu y lton County at
producers to learn new informa- } 485 . 4111 . Cost for the
tion without having to rearrange v • <tie
their schedule to accommodate a course is
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include Delaware Valley, Penn
State, and Cornell.
Long-term goal for this pro
gressive young woman is to find a
niche in the genetics industry, pos
sibly with one of the Ai. or
ganizations in the areas of market
ing, in breed classification, or
Though Susan Richardson’s
abilities promise her many options
and opportunities to grow in the
dairy industry, one thing is almost
certain: there will be a special
place in her heart for the Ayrshire
breed of cows.
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