Hundreds Attend Chester County Holstein Picnic

9/7/2013 7:00 AM

COCHRANVILLE, Pa. — More than 275 people attended the Chester County Holstein Association summer picnic and field day on Aug. 8 at the farm of Glenn and Lois Ranck of Cochranville.

Winners of the dairy judging competitions were Craig Nolan, men: Kristen DeForest, women; and Jonathan Stoltzfoos, youth.

John Burket of Burket Falls Farm in Blair County served as the official judge and afternoon speaker. The Burket Falls herd, established by his father, Dave, is well-known for its red blood lines and polled genetics.

Buckett showed photos of many of the farm’s influential cows and bulls and described how the polled genetics propelled the herd to national recognition.

The highlight of the day was the awarding of a registered Holstein heifer calf to Sheyenne King, 10-year-old daughter of Nolan and Nori King of Cochranville.

The June calf, Sevensisters Moscow Tiffany, is out of a Glen daughter going back to the Excellent-96 Toby and was purchased from the David Stoltzfoos herd.

Duane and Marilyn Hershey of Ar Joy Farm also donated an embryo to boost the anticipation and excitement of the youth program. Austin Troop of Cochranville won the embryo.

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