NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio – The emphasis was on youth when members of District III Holstein Club held its 32nd annual meeting March 19 at the First United Methodist Church in New Philadelphia, Ohio.
Queen, court. Elizabeth Stocker of New Philadelphia was crowned 2005 District III queen.
On her family’s 200-acre farm, Stocker is involved in the nutrition of the cattle and handling of the show animals.
Her attendant was Katie Burkhart of Minerva, Ohio. Burkhart is president of her 4-H club and is a junior member of the Holstein Association.
Erin Bardall of Tippecanoe, Ohio, was the recipient of the District III Distinguished Junior award.
Bardall has been a member of the Junior Holstein Association for nine years. She started helping on the farm when she was 9, taking care of the calves and helping milk the cows.
She served as Ohio Holstein junior reporter and was a member of the Ohio State Dairy Judging team and also the Harrison County and Indian Valley FFA dairy judging teams. She was also the runner-up in the state Holstein queen contest in 2005.
Winners. Each year, the Holstein super-showmanship winner at the county fairs in each county is presented the Horace Stewart Memorial Award.
The following members were honored: Josh Kemp of Belmont County; John Neider of Carroll County; David Ryan of Guernsey County; Erin Bardall of Harrison County; Stephanie McGinness of Jefferson County; Lindsay Landefeld of Monroe County; Jared Harding of Tuscarawas County; and Jennifer Biehl of Washington County.
Each winner receives a $50 savings bond.
Other reports. John Young, director at large, reported that “the district went over the top in membership and gained 11 new members this year.”
Ruth Young, Ohio Holstein Women’s representative, reported the group had earned a total of $1,135 from its auctions this year. The money will be used for scholarships and other activities.
Special guest, Esther Welch, editor of the Ohio Holstein News magazine, reported on several upcoming events, including the Ohio Spring Sale at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster March 26; the 31st Daffodil Dairy Sale at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in Carrollton March 29; and the Buckeye Classic Sale at the Spring Dairy Expo in Columbus April 1.
Members approved a proposal to have Brown Swiss exhibitors join the annual show in June.
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