Carroll Co. fetes top milk producers

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — John Neider, Redien Holsteins and Red and Whites, Carrollton, received the Carroll County Dairy Promotion Board’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

The award was presented during the board’s annual banquet March 7 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Approximately 75 people were in attendance.

Other awards

Receiving the Dairy Manager of the Year Award was Shaland Holsteins, Kevin and Kristi Tullis and Family and Dan and Kathy Shawver, Scio, Ohio. Runner-up for the award was Springway Farms, William and Nancy Burkhart and Family, Magnolia, Ohio.

The awards for the high herds for milk went to: 1. Springway Farms, 25,549 pounds; 2. Shaland Holsteins, 25,406 pounds; 3. Joe Kiko, 22,807 pounds.

High herds for fat were: 1. Springway Farms, 1,095 pounds; 2. Shaland Holsteins, 922 pounds; 3. Joe Kiko, 876 pounds.

High herds for protein: 1. Springway Farms, 800 pounds; 2. Shaland Holsteins, 747 pounds; 3. Joe Kiko, 719 pounds.

Low herds for somatic cell count were: 1. Neider Family Farm, 138,000 average; 2. Joe Kiko, 150,000 average; 3. Cliff Brown, 176,000 average.

Busy year

Treasurer Tracy Evans reported on the success of the dairy booth at the Carroll County Fair, and the various activities that are supported by the Dairy Promotion Board, which include the open show at the Carroll County Fair, dairy baskets for the junior fair sale, and scholarships.

Melissa Kiko recognized the 2014 scholarship recipients: Brittany Rohr, who is attending OSU-ATI at Wooster; and Matt Borland, who is attending Ohio Northern University.

Also recognized were the dairy products/dairy skillathon participants: Coby Weiland, Hannah McCort, Nick Compston, Tessa Kiko, Abby Kiko, Brice Weiland, Storm Carson, Charm Evans, Kolby Tullis, Evan Days, Emmy Days, Eliza Days, Eli McCort, and Cheyenne Morheiser.

New princess

The 2014 Carroll County Dairy Princess Eliza Days and the runner-up, Lynden Ferguson, each spoke about their various activities during their reign.

Lynden Ferguson was crowned the 2015 Carroll County Dairy Princess. The daughter of Wayne and Jennifer Ferguson, Carrollton, Ohio, she attends Carrollton Bell Herron School, and has shown dairy beef feeders in 4-H for five years. Runner-up is Mallory Fox, daughter of Mike and Vera Fox, who attends Carrollton Exempted Village School, and has shown dairy beef feeders in 4-H for six years.

Officers for the Carroll County Dairy Promotion Board are Kevin Tullis, president; John Neider, vice president; Cheryl Rohr, secretary; and Tracy Evans, treasurer. Board members include Melissa Kiko, Dave Evans, Emma Bolanz, David Compston, Holly Kincaid, Dan Morsheiser, Bill Burkhart, Diane Miller, Sherry McCort, and Jennifer Brown.

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