Ashtabula County banquet honors top milk producers


JEFFERSON, Ohio – The Most Improved Dairy Herd award went to Whitetail-Glen Farm (Rick Bensen) at the annual Ashtabula County Dairy Banquet March 8.

The High Energy Corrected Milk award went to Alfa-Creek Farms owned by Robin and Debbie Boggs of Andover, Ohio.

The Boggs family also received state honors for their Holstein and Brown Swiss herds. The Brown Swiss herd ranked Ohio’s third-ranked 2002 herd in milk at 23,931 pounds.

Eight farms were recognized for having top cows in the county. These included: Alfa-Creek Farms, Ringbyre Jersey Farm, Grand River Jersey Farm, Comp Dairy Farm, Struna Holsteins, Fairview Farm and Gaylord Millard and Son.

Fairview Farm had the top cow in the county with 44,014 pounds of energy-corrected milk.

More awards. The newest award, Ashtabula County Farm Family of the Year, went to the Struna family of Williamsfield, Ohio.

Cassandra Eldred of Kingsville, Ohio, was crowned dairy princess. She is the daughter of Rick and Janice Eldred.

The Stuart Struna Memorial 4-H Extra Effort award went to Elisha Comp from the Kids and Cows 4-H club.

Cow prize. The Heifer Essay award went to Rebecca Moseley from Grand Valley Dairy 4-H club. Moseley won a heifer calf.

Ed Struna, Robert Wilson and Tom Mazzaro were elected to two-year terms on the Dairy Service Unit board of directors.


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