Dairy community recognizes the leading producers in Wayne County

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WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio’s leading dairy county recognized its leading dairy producers during the Wayne county dairy banquet at Memories Party Center in Wooster.

K-Land Farm owned by the Krebs family of Wooster walked away with top honors for the top cows in both the Brown Swiss and Holstein Breeds as well as the top herds for both breeds.

K-Land Swiss was recognized as the county’s and state’s top Brown Swiss herd with 28,735 pounds of milk, 1,188 pounds of fat and 947 pounds of protein (31,978 pounds of energy-corrected milk).

K-Land Holsteins were recognized as the top Holstein herd in the state with 29,881 pounds of milk, 1,216 pounds of fat and 920 pounds of protein (32,510 pounds of energy-corrected milk).

Top cows. Mona was the county’s top-producing Brown Swiss with 36,210 pounds of milk, 1,570 pounds of fat and 1,091 pounds of protein (41,535 pounds of energy-corrected milk).

Pat was the county’s top-producing Holstein with 47,860 pounds of milk, 1,835 pounds of fat and 1,418 pounds of protein (50,190 pounds of energy-corrected milk).

Ayrshire. Spring Run Farm, the fifth-ranked Ayrshire herd in the state, is the county’s top-ranked Ayrshire herd with 17,374 pounds of milk, 663 pounds of fat and 557 pounds of protein (18,500 pounds of energy-corrected milk).

They also had the top Ayrshire cow, Mone, with 23,000 pounds of milk, 890 pounds of fat and 739 pounds of protein (24,663 pounds of energy-corrected milk).

Guernsey. Walnut Hill Farm is the county’s top-ranked Guernsey herd with 13,419 pounds of milk, 662 pounds of fat and 447 pounds of protein (15,550 pounds of energy-corrected milk).

They also had the top Guernsey cow, Surprise, with 20,279 pounds of milk, 980 pounds of fat and 693 pounds of protein (24,064 pounds of energy-corrected milk).

Jersey herd. OSU-A TI has the county’s top Jersey herd with 17,021 pounds of milk, 838 pounds of fat and 642 pounds of protein (21,297 pounds of energy-corrected milk), while Schirm Farm had the top Jersey cow, Lark, with 27,886 pounds of milk, 1,236 pounds of fat and 908 pounds of protein.

Merge. Tom Noyes, OSU Dairy Extension agent in Wayne County, expressed his appreciation to the board of the dairy service unit for their work during the year, including hosting the annual twilight tour. They are looking for a location for the 2003 tour.

Another item the board is looking at is the possibility of merging the group with the Holmes County Dairy Service Unit. The two groups already work closely on a number of projects and activities.

During an informal vote among the producers attending the banquet, there was interest in looking at the idea.

During the meeting, Sherry Krebs, Jon Miley, Andy Stands and Kurt Topp were elected to the board of directors for the dairy service unit.

About the Author

Freelance writer Susan Mykrantz has been writing for Farm and Dairy since 1989. She is a graduate of the ag college at Ohio State University and also serves as editor of the "Ohio Jersey News." She lives in Wayne County. More Stories by Susan Mykrantz

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