Wayne County dairy producers honored

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WOOSTER, Ohio – Wayne County dairy producers were recognized for their accomplishments during the 2006 Wayne County dairy banquet at Memories Party Center.
K-Land Holsteins was recognized as the county’s top Holstein herd on an energy corrected milk basis with 26,122 pounds of milk, 1049 pounds of fat and 832 pounds of protein (28,450 pounds of energy corrected milk). They also had the top Holstein cow with 41,110 pounds of milk, 1,486 pounds of fat and 1,354 pounds of protein.
Brown Swiss. Dotterer Brothers was recognized by the county as the county’s top Brown Swiss herd with 23,279 pounds of milk, 845 pounds of fat and 743 pounds of protein (23,904 pounds of energy corrected milk), while Acacia Farm had the county’s top Brown Swiss cow with 24,120 pounds of milk, 1,406 pounds of fat and 819 pounds of protein.
Brook Hollow Farm had the top Ayrshire cow with 32, 870 pounds of milk, 1,331 pounds of fat and 1,198 pounds of protein, while Cantendo Acres LLC had the top Ayrshire herd with 18,319 pounds of milk, 705 pounds of fat and 555 pounds of protein (19,338 pounds of energy corrected milk).
Walnut Hills Farm had the top Guernsey cow with 19,171 pounds of milk, 898 pounds of fat and 588 pounds of protein.
Jersey. Schirm Farm had the top Jersey with 23,680 pounds of milk, 1,205 pounds of fat and 870 pounds of protein, while OSU/ATI had the top Jersey herd with 18,845 pounds of milk, 920 pounds of fat and 703 pounds of protein (23,136 pounds of energy corrected milk).
High lifetime production awards were presented to cows owned by Pine Tree Dairy, Miley Holsteins, Ro-La-Su Dairy, Steinhurst Farms, Sterling Heights Dairy and Hunsbergers Holsteins.
Elected to the dairy service unit board of directors were Mark Warrick, Jon Miley and Kevin Lingle. Tom Noyes, retired dairy extension educator, was presented with a plaque for his outstanding service to the dairy community.
Dairy princess. Esther Rupp was crowned as the 2006 Wayne County dairy princess. She has been active in dairy activities through 4-H, FFA and the Junior Holstein Association, where she has been an officer and member of the dairy jeopardy quiz team. She served as the District 7 and Ohio Holstein Queen and was selected as the recipient of the Judi Collinsworth Outstanding Junior Exhibitor Memorial Award at the Grand National Junior Show.
Allison Mangun was selected as the junior dairy princess. She is active in 4-H, dairy judging, dairy knowledge bowl and showing cows.
Diane Gress was selected as the runner-up junior dairy princess. She is active in 4-H, showing cows, dairy quiz bowl, dairy judging, and placed second in the skillathon for her age group at the Ohio State Fair.
Catherine Marty was the second runner-up and Sherri Gress was selected as the Outstanding Dairy Youth.

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