Progressive Genetics Herd Awards


The Pennsylvania Holstein Association recognized 49 Pennsylvania Holstein breeders who received the Progressive Genetics Herd Award for 2016 at the 2017 State Convention in Scranton.

The requirements for the Progressive Genetic Herd Award are:

  1. Herd owner must be a member of both national and state associations, and enrolled in the Deluxe or Premier TriStar service options and Herd Classification programs
  1. Minimum of 20 87% RHA and higher cows in the milking herd with CTPI. No minimum requirement for number of young stock.
  2. Awarded to the 500 herds with the highest average TPI of all females in the herd, both young and mature. Animals used in the evaluation are derived from January Genetic Herd Report and Youngstock Genetic Herd Report inventories.
  1. The criteria for 2015 – TPI Range – 1817 to 2256

26 Years

Roger & David Latuch, Rockwood

24 Years

Brian Ruch, Andreas

Kirby & Sheryl Horst, Newmanstown

Penn-England LLC, Williamsburg

23 Years

Michael & Jill Ammon, Lewistown

22 Years

Dale & Fred Rice, Chambersburg

21 Years

Myron & Lori Bonzo, Rochester

Brandt-View Farms, Annville

Daniel & Penny Ulmer, Bellefonte

Roy H. Weaver, Lebanon

19 Years

Rick Wadel, Shippensburg

16 Years

David A. & Joshua Bishop, Doylestown

Ivan D. & Ellen M. Horst, Chambersburg

Delmar L. Shelly, Manheim

15 Years

Lamar B. Gockley, Mohnton

Thomas Priest, Greencastle

14 Years

Smyers Richlawn Farms LLC, York

12 Years

Lavern Martin, Lebanon

Scott & April Cooper, Delta

11 Years

Shawn Charles, Cochranton

9 Years

Matthew B. Bennetch, Bethel

Psuche & Curtis Hoffman, Manheim

8 Years

Amos W. Benedict, Chambersburg

Duane & Marilyn Hershey, Cochranville

Eric High, Jonestown

Joseph & Kristen Lusby, Atglen

7 Years

Michael R & Melissa Brubaker, Lebanon

Robert & Karen Diller, Chambersburg

Brandon Weaver, Fleetwood

6 Years

Arlan B. Garber, Chambersburg

Joel & Sara Mills, Thompsontown

Michael P. Yoder, Belleville

5 Years

Brooks W. Smith, Newport

Flintville Holsteins, Lebanon

Peach Brook Farm LLC, Belleville

4 Years

Pen-Col Farms, Millville

Pine Ton Farm LLC, Russell

Winross Holsteins, Leola

John P. Valkovec, Bath

3 Years

South-Mont Farm, Canton

Sexing Technologies-PA, Lincoln University

Little Hill Farm, Lebanon

Joel H. Krall, Lebanon

Evan & Darla Stump, Myerstown

Joseph Mackachinis, Hop Bottom

2 Years

David J. Baker, Waynesboro

Glenn Z. Musser, Fredericksburg

1 Year

Steven M. Rudolph, Greencastle

Lynn H. Royer, Elizabethtown

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