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  • A2 protein promising; especially with Guernseys A2 protein promising; especially with Guernseys ENON VALLEY, Pa. -- While the difference between proteins in milk among the dairy breeds -- and the potential for milk with the A2 protein to be easier for some folks to digest -- is a relatively new topic in the U.S., Guernsey enthusiasts in the United Kingdom have been testing for the A2 gene and marketing A2-certified milk, cheese, and other products for a few years now.
  • Ayrshire business and banquet topped off with sale Ayrshire business and banquet topped off with sale BELLEVILLE, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Ayrshire Spring Convention was held here in the Belleville area of Mifflin County, hosted by Gay Rodgers at her Hameau Farm and John Rodgers at his Plum Bottom Farm. Gay hosted the youth activities while John offered the use of his facilities for the annual sale, which averaged $1193 on 21 lots.
  • Janneys had a flawless day at the fairgrounds Janneys had a flawless day at the fairgrounds HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The Virginia Spring Show was held here on Saturday, April 5, at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. Jessica Sentelle, a Virginia Tech student from Jefferson, Maryland, judged the 50 head. The grand champion and best bred and owned cow was the senior 3-year old class winner, Janney Zenith Karmen, owned by Janney Holsteins of Staunton.
  • Penn State’s Dairy Challenge team earns first place Penn State’s Dairy Challenge team earns first place UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State’s Dairy Challenge team earned a first place award at the 13th Annual North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC) held April 3-5 in Fort Wayne, Ind. The event was hosted by Purdue University, Michigan State University and the Ohio State University.
  • Pennsylvania Jersey breeders celebrate achievements Pennsylvania Jersey breeders celebrate achievements WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Jersey Cattle Association (PJCA) held its annual meeting here over the weekend of March 28 - 29 at the Holiday Inn. Jersey breeders from all over the state gathered to celebrate the breed and each other as they watched Pennsylvania Jersey youth contests and praised those breeders who achieved high levels of success in the past year.

 

 
 
Auction Guide   Dairyman's Datebook

APRIL 18-19, 10:00 a.m.  Hard Core Tag Sale, Roaring Spring, Pa.

APRIL 19, Mid Atlantic Brow Swiss Calf Sale, Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick, Md.

APRIL 19, 9:00 a.m. Farm Equipment Auction, Martinsburg, Pa. Sale managed by Wisecarver’s Auction Service.

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APRIL 25-26, Pennsylvania Guernsey Breeders’ annual convention, Slick’s Ivy Stone Restaurant and Quality Inn, Bedford.

APRIL 27-29, joint annual conference of the American Butter Institute and American Dairy Products Institute, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago.

MAY 3, 7 p.m. Berks County Dairy Princess dinner, followed by pageant at 8, Mohrsville Church of the Brethren, 1543 Shoey Rd., Mohrsville, Pa. Tickets required.

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