PA Holstein Assoc. Progressive Breeder Registry Herd Awards


Forty-two (42) Pennsylvania Holstein members were honored with the prestigious Progressive Breeder Registry Award at the 2017 Pennsylvania Holstein Convention at the Hilton Scranton Conference Center, Scranton, PA. The requirements for the award include:

  1. Herd owner must be a member of both their national and state associations, and enrolled in the Deluxe or Premier TriStar options and Herd Classification programs.
  1. Percent B.A.A. for Herd Classification must be in the top 25% of herds classified during the 18-month time period just prior to March 1 of the current calendar year.
  1. Must have a minimum of twenty 87% RHA and higher cows in the milking herd, of which at least 75% bear the herd owner’s prefix.
  1. The PBR recognition is given to approximately 10% of herds enrolled in the Deluxe or Premier TriStar options. TriStar Herd Mature Equivalent Lactation Averages are adjusted by each state’s average production. A milk component cutoff is based on combined fat and protein, which is calculated by multiplying the milk cutoff by 3.6% for fat and 3.1% for protein, and totaling the two components.

Penn-Dell Farm, Spring Mills received the award for the 45th time in 2016. Those recognized included:

45 Years Penn Dell Farms, Spring Mills

23 Years Schuler Farms, LLC, Fleetwood

22 Years Alan D. Hostetter, Annville

21 Years Myron & Lori Bonzo, Rochester

20 Years James & Dennis London, Punxsutawney

18 Years Calvin Stoltzfus, Lewisburg

17 Years Vernon R. Yoder, Belleville

Dean & Rebecca Jackson, Columbia Cross Roads

16 Years Glenn & Karen Brake, Mercersburg

Glenn Brubaker, Morgantown

15 Years Little Hill Farm, Lebanon

11 Years Mammoth-Spring Farm LLC, Bellefonte

10 Years Delmar L. Shelly, Manheim

Janice Jurbala, Orangeville

Michael & Jill Ammon, Lewistown

9 Years Adam & Lisa Sonnen, Millville

Meyers Brothers Dairy, St. Thomas

John M. Couch, Huntingdon

8 Years Layne W. Klein, Easton

Aaron R. Zeiset, Leola

7 Years Abner L. Stoltzfus, Peach Bottom

Alright Farms, Cochranton

Stumpland Farm LLC, Bernville

6 Years Smysers Richlawn Farms LLC, York

5 Years Scott & Karen Nolt, Canton

Bruce W. & Paige Miles, Smethport

Lavern Martin, Lebanon

4 Years Carlton D. Miller, Spartansburg

Deep Run Creek Holsteins, Myerstown

Brian D. Ruch, Andreas

3 Years Larry Brubaker, Womelsdorf

Woodedge Farm LLC, Reedsville

Zahncroft Dairy LLC, Womelsdorf

David F. King, Coatesville

Mervin S. Stoltzfus, Honey Brook

2 Years Dale L. Zimmerman, East Earl

Robert E. Peachey, Belleville

1 Year Glenn R. Ranck, Cochranville

Kevin High, Fredericksburg

Marburger Farm Dairy, Inc., Evans City

Rachel, Philip & Hannah Bachman, Ulysses

Winross Holsteins, Leola


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