Salem couple accepts award for high dairy production

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CANFIELD, Ohio – The Columbiana-Mahoning Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) recently held its annual meeting to honor area high producers.

The 2003 High Milk award went to John and Susie Lora of Salem, Ohio. They also won the award for the highest fat and protein.

Their 45 cows averaged 26,406 pounds of milk, 994 pounds of fat and 771 pounds of protein according to official December DHI records.

Quality. William Richeson of Minerva, Ohio, was awarded the Quality Milk award for 2003.

His herd of 31 cows had an average somatic cell count of 83,000. The average for all herds in the two counties is 279,000.

Improvement. The Most Improved Herd award went to Doug and Marty Dye of Beloit. Their 97 cow’s fat and protein test improved by 115 pounds from 2002.

Other news. Jay Herron and Steve Shoemaker were re-elected as directors for a three-year term. Scott Lindsey was elected to a one-year term on the board.

President Steve Moff announced that the board is now accepting scholarship applications for any college students that are pursuing a degree in a dairy-related field.

Students must be from either Columbiana or Mahoning county.

Interested students can request an application by calling Jay Herron at 330-222-1637.

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