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Vol. 48 No. 17
Presidents’ Day Storm: The Blizzard Of ’O3
Record Second Largest Snowstorm Challenges Producers Across Southeast Pa.
Volunteers quickly assembled to put a new roof on the Click family’s dairy barn,
Leola, which houses 49 milking Holsteins. Although the cows were in the barn when the
roof caved in Tuesday morning, they escaped relatively unscathed.
Photo by Michelle Kunjappu
Longtime Holstein Breeders Inducted Into Hall Of Fame
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) Two veteran Holstein
breeders were honored with Hall
of Fame recognition at the Penn
sylvania Holstein Annual Con
vention here this week.
Harold Umble, Chester Coun
ty, and Ray McMillan of Perry
County were added to the list of
The winter edition of the Pennsylvania Forage and
Grassland Council’s Foraging Around newsletter is
included this issue. The section includes a preview
of the annual Forage Conference in Grantville March
5-6, reports on dealing with drought, Project Grass
update, features, and advertising messages.
Pennsylvania breeders who have
demonstrated a lifelong enthusi
asm and commitment to improv
ing Holstein genetics.
Umble’s farm prefix Glen-
Valley became famous in the late
1970 s when Glen-Valley Star
emerged as the top Holstein sire
for type in the U.S.
In the mid 19505, Umble had
purchased a cow from Canada
that was to become the founda
tion of the Glen-Valley herd.
Merrynook Tiptop Patricia was
classified EX-90 and lived for 17
years. Although she only pro
duced three heifer calves, one of
them, Peggy, became the forbear
er of 12 generations of Very
Good and Excellent offspring on
New Pennsylvania Holstein Hall of Fame inductees honored at the convention ban
quet Wednesday evening are, from left, Barbara and Ray McMillan and Lena and Harold
Umble. Photo by Dave Lefever
Saturday, February 22, 2003
Lancaster Farming Staff
EPHRATA (Lancaster Co.)
The biggest snowstorm in years
had farmers and support busi
nesses scrambling to get the
chores done, stave off disaster.
The cows, eating at a bunk feeder all day, were none
the worse for the wear. The Qlicks were hoping to have
the barn under cover to milk that evening, with help from
the 50-60 volunteers who showed up throughout the day.
Umble has been active for 50
years as an officer and director in
the Chester County Holstein
Club, has regularly attended
state conventions, and has served
as a delegate to the national Hol
Umble and his wife, Lena, are
$36.00 Per Year
and keep the products moving
In several cases, the storm
the region’s second largest on re
cord with snowfalls between
20-30 inches resulted in more
than just a moderate inconven
the parents of six children, 12
grandchildren, and five great
grandchildren. Their son Ken
Umble and his family have been
managing the dairy farm near
Atglen since 1980.
“The best thing about being in
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