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2017 PJSA Show Entry Information

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Entry form for 2017 junior simmental field day show

Entry deadline is June 20th, 2017

The show will be Saturday July 15th, 2017 beginning at 10:00a.m.

Registration will be Saturday July 15th, 2017 from 7:00a.m– 9:00a.m.

Please mail entries to:

Rhonda Arndt
441 Hillside Drive
Middleburg, Pa. 17842
Phone: (570) 847-9844
E-mail: farmchic3@hotmail.com

There will be a purebred heifer show along with a percentage heifer show. Steer show will be determined after entry deadline, (depending on the total head count. We will let you know asap if you have a steer entered, but feel free to enter them on the entry form).

Entry fee will be $30 per head
With cash prizes for everyone.
All juniors will receive a t-shirt

There will be a showmanship show.

General health rules:
Health papers will be checked immediately upon arrival
Follow Pa farmshow health regulations
All vaccinations must be given may 1st 2017 and after
Must have valid health papers
All cattle must have rfid tag
All cattle must have eligible ear tattoo

Must be an active paying junior simmental member

The show is a clean and dry show.

PSA Field Day, July 15, 2017

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PSA Field Day

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Curry Wagner Simmentals

23 Sandbeach Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036

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Junior Simmental Cattle Show

Please click here for cattle show entry information.

Owner of Champion heifer will receive a gift certificate for 5 straws of semen donated by Select Sire Power.

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Speakers:

►  Certified embryologist Dr. Jim Evans, Genetics Visions Embryo Services, will flush a cow onsite.

►  Select Sire Power — Sire Selection

►  Cattle Visions — Greg Stewart

►  Ben Williamson, instructor of animal sciences at Penn State, speaks about nutritional needs of been cattle.

►  Jim Cowell — Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association President

►  Farm to Table Workshop — presented by Center for Beef Excellence

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THANK YOU to our Field Day sponsors:

 

PJSA Members Win Top Placings at 2017 PA Farm Show

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Click here for complete Junior Simmental Show results.

Click here for complete Junior AOB Show results.

Junior Grand Champion Simmental - PA Farm Show 2017

Grand Champion of the Junior Simmental Show — SSC Classy Lady 318D shown by PJSA member Grady Stewart. From left to right: Nicole Stewart, Isaiah Stokrp, Matt Blauch, Anderson Stokrp, Brad Feight, Matt Bauerlein, Dr. Todd Turner, Sam Stewart, Judy Stewart, Greg Stewart, Grady Stewart

Reserve Grand Champion of the Junior Simmental Show — SSC Secret Society 22D shown by PJSA member Grady Stewart.


Reserve Grand Champion AOB of the 2017 PA Farm SHow

Junior AOB Reserve Grand Champion — D&A Hillary 4D shown by PJSA member Sara Downs. From left to right: Sara Downs, David Downs.

2017 PA Farm Show Results

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Pennsylvania Farm Show

Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA

January 7-14, 2017

AOB Open Show Results — January 6, 2017

Junior Simmental Show Results — January 8, 2017

Junior AOB Show Results — January 8, 2017

Simmental Open Show – Monday, January 9, 2017

0936 – Cow/Calf Pair (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2014)
530 Grady Stewart Halifax, PA SSC Foxy Lady 331B 1

0937 – Cow/Calf Pair (Dec. 31, 2012 or after)
531 Jennifer Ehrisman Richfield, PA JFBF ABBA 1

0938 – Champion Cow/Calf
530.1 Grady Stewart Halifax, PA SSC Foxy Lady 331B 1

0939 – Reserve Champion Cow/Calf
531.1 Jennifer Ehrisman Richfield, PA JFBF ABBA 1

0940 – Summer Heifer Calves (May 1, 2016 and after)
536 Hailey Blatt Robesonia, PA Miss Alonis 14D 1
539 JMP Cattle Company East Stroudsburg, PA JMP Sweetie Pie D05 2
538 Laura Henry Elizabethville, PA Bfn Miss Suzie 529d 3
540 Donald Baron Saegertown, Pa Lacey’s Dawn 4
533 Jennifer Ehrisman Richfield, PA CJE DEEE-LITE 5

0941 – Late Spring Heifer Calves (April 2016)
541 Ashley Dobbin Halifax, PA BFN OMG 425D 1
545 Grady Stewart Halifax, PA One Eyed Mary 410D 2
549 Elizabeth Weir Mt. Wolf, PA MLW Miss Moon 3
544 Katie Fry Mifflin, PA JFBF DEE DEE 4
546 Wyatt Fox Duncannon, PA FWB MS Steel Magnolia 5
547 Luke Desmond Claysville, Pa LCSF April 6
548 Wyatt Fox Duncannon, PA FWB Queen Bee 7

0942 – Early Spring Heifer Calves (March 2016)
550 curtis patton Spraggs, pa Black Betty 406D 1
556 Brittany Truax Harrisonville, Pa JBWV Celeste 2
552 Grady Stewart Halifax, PA SSC Classy Lady 318D 3
553 Laura Henry Elizabethville, PA Ssc Beauty 314d 4
554 Grace Ann Shick Clarion, PA SSC Miss Belle 313D 5
551 Madison Dobbin Halifax, PA Shimmer 320D 6
555 Powell’s Valley Simmentals Halifax, PA PVSM Uno Mas Dulce 7

0943 – Jr. Heifer Calves (Feb. 2016)
563 Grady Stewart Halifax, PA SSC Secret Society 22D 1
558 Kelsey Dobbin Halifax, PA SSC Starlight 229D 2

0944 – Jr. Heifer Calves (Jan. 2016)
564 Nolan Schmidt Conneautville, PA WPCC Valentine 605D 1
569 James and Jackie Campbell Land and Cattle Sycamore, PA CLAC Reba Rose 126D 2
567 Powell’s Valley Simmentals Halifax, PA PVSM Sugarberry 3
566 Toni Smith Reynoldsville, PA LVF2 Upgrade Chloe 4

0945 – Jr. Heifer Calf Champion
550.1 curtis patton Spraggs, pa Black Betty 406D 1

0946 – Reserve Jr. Heifer Calf Champion
563.1 Grady Stewart Halifax, PA SSC Secret Society 22D 1

0947 – Winter Heifer Calves (Nov. – Dec., 2015)
570 Stacy Workman Littlestown, PA c & a natalie 1
572 Nathan Berry Mifflin, PA BBCG SAVANNAH C38 2

0948 – Sr. Heifer Calves (Sept. – Oct., 2015)
574 Sara Downs Jackson Center, PA D&A Miss Black Betty 8C 1
576 JMP Cattle Company East Stroudsburg, PA JMP Lucy’s Legacy C06 2
575 Powell’s Valley Simmentals Halifax, PA PVSM Shortbread 3

0949 – Sr. Heifer Calf Champion
574.1 Sara Downs Jackson Center, PA D&A Miss Black Betty 8C 1

0950 – Reserve Sr. Heifer Calf Champion
570.1 Stacy Workman Littlestown, PA c & a natalie 1

0951 – Late Summer Yearling Heifers (July – Aug. 2015)
578 Luke Workman Littlestown, PA PVSM JUBILEE 1

0952 – Early Summer Yearling Heifers (May – June 2015)
584 James and Jackie Campbell Land and Cattle Sycamore, PA Sweet Whisper 5C 1
583 Donald Baron Saegertown, Pa Mochas Loaded Girl 2
581 JMP Cattle Company East Stroudsburg, PA JMP Ms X’s Charlie C05 3
582 Rachel Bargo Port Royal, PA SAF Cricket 4

0953 – Intermediate Champion Heifer
584.1 James and Jackie Campbell Land and Cattle Sycamore, PA Sweet Whisper 5C 1

0954 – Reserve Intermediate Champion Heifer
583.1 Donald Baron Saegertown, Pa Mochas Loaded Girl 1

0956 – Early Jr. Yearling Heifers (March 2015)
588 Donald Baron Saegertown, Pa Annie’s Gunslinger Pistol 1
586 Grace Ann Shick Clarion, PA WESF Pickles 2
587 JMP Cattle Company East Stroudsburg, PA JMP Ms Panda Bear C01 3

0957 – Jr. Champion Heifer
588.1 Donald Baron Saegertown, Pa Annie’s Gunslinger Pistol 1

0958 – Reserve Jr. Champion Heifer
586.1 Grace Ann Shick Clarion, PA WESF Pickles 1

0959 – Late Sr. Yearling Heifer (Jan. – Feb. 2015)
590 James and Jackie Campbell Land and Cattle Sycamore, PA JPLF Miss Matlock C502 1

0960 – Early Sr. Yearling Heifers (Sept. – Dec. 2014)
592 Grace Ann Shick Clarion, PA Shicks Harvest Boo 1

0961 – Sr. Champion Heifer
590.1 James and Jackie Campbell Land and Cattle Sycamore, PA JPLF Miss Matlock C502 1

0962 – Reserve Sr. Champion Heifer
592.1 Grace Ann Shick Clarion, PA Shicks Harvest Boo 1

0963 – Grand Champion Heifer
584.2 James and Jackie Campbell Land and Cattle Sycamore, PA Sweet Whisper 5C 1

0964 – Reserve Grand Champion Heifer
590.2 James and Jackie Campbell Land and Cattle Sycamore, PA JPLF Miss Matlock C502 1

0969 – Summer Bull Calves (May 1, 2016 and after)
594 Grady Stewart Halifax, PA SSC Bulletproof 623D 1
595 JMP Cattle Company East Stroudsburg, PA JMP Chrome Shot D06 2

0973 – Jr. Bull Calves (Jan. 2016)
598 JMP Cattle Company East Stroudsburg, PA JMP Midnight Spokesman 1
597 Jeremy Dobbin Halifax, PA SSC Resurgence 110D 2

0974 – Jr. Bull Calf Champion
594.1 Grady Stewart Halifax, PA SSC Bulletproof 623D 1

0975 – Reserve Jr. Bull Calf Champion
598.1 JMP Cattle Company East Stroudsburg, PA JMP Midnight Spokesman 1

0981 – Early Summer Yearling Bulls (May – June 2015)
600 JMP Cattle Company East Stroudsburg, PA JMP Strom Cloud C04 1

0982 – Intermediate Champion Bull
600.1 JMP Cattle Company East Stroudsburg, PA JMP Strom Cloud C04 1

0984 – Late Jr. Yearling Bull (March – April 2015)
601 Jerry Woolcock Orangeville, PA WF Wonderchunk 1

0986 – Jr. Champion Bull
601.1 Jerry Woolcock Orangeville, PA WF Wonderchunk 1

0993 – Grand Champion Bull
601.2 Jerry Woolcock Orangeville, PA WF Wonderchunk 1

0994 – Reserve Grand Champion Bull
594.2 Grady Stewart Halifax, PA SSC Bulletproof 623D 1

0995 – Produce of Dam
604 Grady Stewart Halifax, PA MF Miss Built Right U553 1

0998 – Best 5 Head
608 JMP Cattle Company East Stroudsburg, PA 1

0999 – Premier Exhibitor
600.2 JMP Cattle Company East Stroudsburg, PA JMP Strom Cloud C04 1

1000 – Premier Breeder
530.2 Grady Stewart Halifax, PA SSC Foxy Lady 331B 1

2016 PA Farm Show Results

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2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show

January 9-16, 2016

Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA

Open All Other Breeds Show

Friday, January 8, 2016  —  Judge: Mark Johnson

Click here for printable PDF of full show results.

* PSA Member

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AOB Reserve Champion Heifer: CLAC Getcha Some 165C, owned/bred by James and Jackie Campbell*, Campbell Land and Cattle, Sycamore, PA.

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AOB Reserve Champion Bull: CLAC Wild Card 515C, owned/bred by James and Jackie Campbell*, Campbell Land and Cattle, Sycamore, PA.

Premiere Exhibitor: James and Jackie Campbell*, Campbell Land and Cattle, Sycamore, PA.

Premiere Breeder: James and Jackie Campbell*, Campbell Land and Cattle, Sycamore, PA.

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Open Simmental Show

Monday, January 11, 2016  —  Judge: Jary Douglas

Click here for printable PDF of full show results.

* PSA Member

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Simmental Champion Heifer: CSCX Steel’N Hearts 44B, owned/bred by James and Jackie Campbell*, Campbell Land and Cattle, Sycamore, PA.

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Simmental Reserve Champion Heifer: SSC Victorias Secret 49B, owned/bred by Greg Stewart*, Stewart’s Simmental Cattle, Halifax, PA.

 

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Simmental Champion Bull: SSC Shell Shocked 44B, owned/bred by Greg Stewart*, Stewart’s Simmental Cattle, Halifax, PA.

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Simmental Reserve Champion Bull: MTV PETE-MAS, owned/bred by Cindy Whitmoyer*, WHITMOYER’S MOUNTAIN VIEW, Fredericksburg, PA.

Premiere Exhibitor: Greg Stewart*, Stewart’s Simmental Cattle, Halifax, PA.

Premiere Breeder: Greg Stewart*, Stewart’s Simmental Cattle, Halifax, PA.

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Junior Simmental Show

Sunday, January 10, 2016  —  Judge: Joseph Mackey

Click here for printable PDF of full show results.

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Junior Simmental Champion Heifer: SSC Pure Beauty 330C, Madison Dobbin, Halifax, PA.

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Junior Simmental Reserve Champion Heifer: SSC Bedazzled 215C, Olivia Long, Woodview, Blairsville, PA.

2015 KILE Show Results

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Keystone International Livestock Expo

September 27-October 4, 2015

Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA

 

Complete Simmental Show Results

Complete SimGenetics Show Results

Simmental Show Results — Friday, October 2, 2015

Judge: Lydell Meier

Grand Champion Simmental Female -- HPF Sazerac A086 owned by PSA members James & Jackie Campbell, Campbell Land and Cattle, Sycamore PA

Grand Champion Simmental Female — HPF Sazerac A086 owned by PSA members James & Jackie Campbell, Campbell Land and Cattle, Sycamore PA

Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Female -- S&S Emily's Honey owned by Tim Schaeffer, Schaeffer Show Cattle, Hagerstown, IN

Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Female — S&S Emily’s Honey owned by Tim Schaeffer, Schaeffer Show Cattle, Hagerstown, IN



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Grand Champion Simmental Bull -- SSC Shell Shocked 44B owned by PSA member Greg Stewart, Stewart's Simmental Cattle, Halifax, PA

Grand Champion Simmental Bull — SSC Shell Shocked 44B owned by PSA member Greg Stewart, Stewart’s Simmental Cattle, Halifax, PA

Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Bull -- SKJ BLK Star B20 owned by PSA member Valerie Mankey, SVJ Farm/Valerie Mankey, Amity, PA

Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Bull — SKJ BLK Star B20 owned by PSA member Valerie Mankey, SVJ Farm/Valerie Mankey, Amity, PA

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Champion Simmental Cow/Calf -- SVF/SS Razzle Dazzle Z622, owned by PSA member Greg Stewart Stewart's Simmental Cattle, Halifax, PA

Champion Simmental Cow/Calf — SVF/SS Razzle Dazzle Z622, owned by PSA member Greg Stewart Stewart’s Simmental Cattle, Halifax, PA

Reserve Champion Simmental Cow/Calf -- HPF Red Infinity X532 owned by Bethany Johnson, Harvester Farm, Remington, VA

Reserve Champion Simmental Cow/Calf — HPF Red Infinity X532 owned by Bethany Johnson, Harvester Farm, Remington, VA


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Simmental Premier Exhibitor: Valerie Mankey, SVJ Farm/Valerie Mankey, Amity, PA*
Simmental Premier Breeder: James & Jackie Campbell, Campbell Land and Cattle, Sycamore, PA* and Valerie Mankey, SVJ Farm/Valerie Mankey, Amity, PA*

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SimGenetics Show Results — Friday, October 2, 2015

Judge: Lydell Meier

Grand Champion SimGenetics Female -- Hara's Miss Princess 7B owned by Clayton Main, Schaeffer Show Cattle, Hagerstown, IN

Grand Champion SimGenetics Female — Hara’s Miss Princess 7B owned by Clayton Main, Schaeffer Show Cattle, Hagerstown, IN

Reserve Grand Champion SimGenetics Female -- Miss WL Maxie B owned by Tyson Woodard, Cambridge, OH

Reserve Grand Champion SimGenetics Female — Miss WL Maxie B owned by Tyson Woodard, Cambridge, OH

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Grand Champion SimGenetics Bull -- Mr Americas Boulder Boy owned by Lynn Korns , K&K Cattle Co, Hyndman, PA

Grand Champion SimGenetics Bull — Mr Americas Boulder Boy owned by Lynn Korns , K&K Cattle Co, Hyndman, PA

Reserve Grand Champion SimGenetics Bull -- FREYS WRANGLER owned by Freddy Frey, Frey Family Angus, Drumore, PA

Reserve Grand Champion SimGenetics Bull — FREYS WRANGLER owned by Freddy Frey, Frey Family Angus, Drumore, PA

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Champion SimGenetics Cow/Calf -- KFREYS ARKPRIDE CHANEL owned by Freddy Frey, Frey Family Angus, Drumore, PA

Champion SimGenetics Cow/Calf — KFREYS ARKPRIDE CHANEL owned by Freddy Frey, Frey Family Angus, Drumore, PA

Reserve Champion SimGenetics Cow/Calf -- PVSM Freedom To Dream owned by PSA member Laurie Meyers, Powell's Valley Simmentals, Halifax, PA

Reserve Champion SimGenetics Cow/Calf — PVSM Freedom To Dream owned by PSA member Laurie Meyers, Powell’s Valley Simmentals, Halifax, PA


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SimGenetics Premier Exhibitor: Lynn Korns, K&K Cattle Co, Hyndman, PA
SimGenetics Premier Breeder: Lynn Korns, K&K Cattle Co, Hyndman, PA

PA Farm Show 2015 Show Results

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Open and Junior All Other Breeds Shows

Open AOB Show, January 9th, 2015 — Click here for PDF of full show results

Junior AOB Show, January 11th, 2015 — Click here for PDF of full show results

SimSolutions cattle dominated the Friday, January 9th, 2015, All Other Breeds show again this year, by capturing three of the four Grand Champion titles in the open show, and Grand Champion Heifer of the Junior AOB show.  TJSC Diamond 1A, owned by Jackson Mattocks, Crawford Co., went on to be named Supreme Champion Beef Female of the Junior Breeding Beef Show.

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Open All Other Breeds Grand Champion Heifer — TJSC Diamond 1A, owned by Jackson Mattocks, Crawford Co. on Friday, January 9th, at the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show.

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Open All Other Breeds Grand Champion Bull — Freys Harley W51-B32, owned by Freddy Frey, Lancaster Co. on Friday, January 9th, at the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All Other Purebreds Reserve Grand Champion Bull -- PVSM Smooth Mooves, owned by PSA member Laurie Meyers, Powell's Valley Simmentals, Halifax, PA,  on Friday, January 9th, at the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Open All Other Breeds Reserve Grand Champion Bull — PVSM Smooth Mooves, owned by PSA member Laurie Meyers, Powell’s Valley Simmentals, Halifax, PA, on Friday, January 9th, at the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Junior Champion AOB Heifer and Supreme Champion Beef Female of the Junior Breeding Beef Show -- TJSC Diamond 1A, exhibited by Jackson Mattocks of Guys Mills, Crawford Co. on Sunday, Jan. 11, at the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. (L-R): Alex Mattocks, Sarah London, Connon London, Darrin Lyle, Ashley Rodeheaver, judge Chris Cassady, judge Chris Mackey, James Campbell, Jackie Campbell and Jackson Mattocks

Junior Champion AOB Heifer and Supreme Champion Beef Female of the Junior Breeding Beef Show — TJSC Diamond 1A, exhibited by Jackson Mattocks of Guys Mills, Crawford Co. on Sunday, Jan. 11, at the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. (L-R): Alex Mattocks, Sarah London, Connon London, Darrin Lyle, Ashley Rodeheaver, judge Chris Cassady, judge Chris Mackey, James Campbell, Jackie Campbell and Jackson Mattocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Junior and Open Simmental Shows

Junior Simmental Show, January 11th — Click here for PDF of full show results

Open Simmental Show, January 12th — Click here for PDF of full show results

PJSA member Scott Snyder won the Natushka Shoemaker Memorial Award, and was present with a director’s chair from the PSA.  Scott’s heifer, SHCC KLC I’ll Bea Star, went on to earn the Grand Champion Female title of the open Simmental show.

Junior Simmental Grand Champion Heifer -- SHCC KLC I’ll Bea Star, exhibited by PJSA member Scott Snyder, Titusville, Crawford Co. on Sunday, Jan. 11, at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show. (L-R): Kyle Fleener, Ethan Whiteside, Kelly Dietrich, Kelsey Delaplain, William Price, Jessica Snyder, Dave Snyder, judge Chris Cassady, Monica Debroski, Maria Angelo, Raymond Biebel, Makayla Stone, and Scott Snyder

Junior Simmental Grand Champion Heifer — SHCC KLC I’ll Bea Star, exhibited by PJSA member Scott Snyder, Titusville, Crawford Co. on Sunday, Jan. 11, at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show. (L-R): Kyle Fleener, Ethan Whiteside, Kelly Dietrich, Kelsey Delaplain, William Price, Jessica Snyder, Dave Snyder, judge Chris Cassady, Monica Debroski, Maria Angelo, Raymond Biebel, Makayla Stone, and Scott Snyder

Junior Simmental Reserve Grand Champion Heifer -- CSCX Ebonys Joy 204B, exhibited by Jackson Mattocks, Guys Mills, Crawford Co. on Sunday, Jan. 11, at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show. (L-R): James Campbell, judge Chris Cassady, Jackson Mattocks

Junior Simmental Reserve Grand Champion Heifer — CSCX Ebonys Joy 204B, exhibited by Jackson Mattocks, Guys Mills, Crawford Co. on Sunday, Jan. 11, at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show. (L-R): James Campbell, judge Chris Cassady, Jackson Mattocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Open Simmental Grand Champion Female — SHCC KLC I’ll Bea Star, exhibited by PJSA member Scott Snyder, Spring Hill Cattle Co., Titusville, PA

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Open Simmental Reserve Grand Champion Female — CARD Black Jade 607A, exhibited by Jenna Sassaman, Hummel Cattle Company, Selinsgrove, PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Open Simmental Grand Champion Bull — CSCX Bad Habit 414B, exhibited by PSA members James and Jackie Campbell, Campbell Show Calves, Sycamore, PA

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Open Simmental Reserve Grand Champion Bull — SSC Shelled Shocked 44B, exhibited by PSA member Greg Stewart, Stewart’s Simmental Cattle, Halifax, PA

 

 

 

Premier Exhibitor
PSA members James and Jackie Campbell, Campbell Show Calves, Sycamore, PA
Premier Breeder
PSA member Greg Stewart, Stewart’s Simmental Cattle, Halifax, PA

New ID Regulations for MD Shows

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IMG_0070_960pxANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will begin enforcing new animal identification requirements for those entering animals into fairs, show and exhibits this season. The move will bring the state’s exhibitors into full compliance with the USDA’s Animal Disease Traceability regulations that were adopted last February and phased in over the last year.

During shows and exhibits, large numbers of animals – such as cows, pigs and sheep – are gathered closely together. If one is sick, the possibility of the disease spreading to other animals and even humans is significantly higher at fairs and shows than on the farm. Animal illnesses can impact animal industries and some illness can be spread from animals to humans. The new rules – which generally impact swine, cattle, sheep and goats — help ensure that all animals are clearly identified and their movements traceable in an animal health, public health or food safety event.

The new rules require all animals (except rabbits) to have an official MDA or USDA identification tag before entering exhibitions. The tag must identify which farm or premise the animal came from.

Brands or tattoos on cattle and recognized breed ear notches or tattoos on swine are no longer acceptable as official identification in Maryland exhibitions. All sheep and goats must be officially scrapie-identified with USDA-approved ear tags, tattoos or microchips.

The new exhibition rules impact animals moving within the boundaries of the state and animals being moved into or out of Maryland. For complete guidelines.

Official identification tags may be requested from MDA by calling 410-841-5810 or emailing animal.disease.traceability@maryland.gov.

Call 1-866-USDA-TAG (866-873-2824) to be connected to your local Veterinary Services Area Office and request that a scrapie premises identification number and Flock ID be assigned to your flock. Producers or veterinarians who have questions about the rule should contact MDA Animal Health Inspectors Dave Shinham or Melissa Foster at 410-841-5810 or email animal.disease.traceability@maryland.gov.

MDA’s Animal Health Program works to safeguard Maryland’s animal industries and public health at Fairs and Shows by enforcing these requirements.

Source: Maryland Department of Agriculture

2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show

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Show Results

PSA Awards and Elections

Simmental genetics left their mark at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show!  Supreme Champion Beef Female was awarded to the Open Simmental Show’s Grand Champion Heifer DAF Reba Z20 owned by Jackson Mattocks of Guys Mills.

Included in the All Other Breeds division in their first year showing at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, percentage Simmentals swept the Junior show and took three of the top four placings in the Open show.

Click here for full open Simmental Show results.

Click here for full open All Other Breeds Show results.

Click here for full junior Simmental Show results.

Click here for full junior All Other Breeds Show results.

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Grand Champion Simmental Female and Supreme Female, DAF Reba Z20, exhibited by Jackson Mattocks, Guys Mills, Pa.

Grand Champion Simmental Female and Supreme Female, DAF Reba Z20, exhibited by Jackson Mattocks, Guys Mills, Pa.

Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Female, DHF Perfect Rose, exhibited by Ian Erdely, Perryopolis, Pa.

Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Female, DHF Perfect Rose, exhibited by Ian Erdely, Perryopolis, Pa.

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Grand Champion Simmental Bull, MF Rising Star Z660, exhibited by Joseph Messick, Messick Farms*, Middletown, Pa. (L-R): Joseph Messick, Patty Kuharic, Mylin Messick, judge Ryan Rathman, Sarah Limbert.

Grand Champion Simmental Bull, MF Rising Star Z660, exhibited by Joseph Messick, Messick Farms*, Middletown, Pa. (L-R): Joseph Messick, Patty Kuharic, Mylin Messick, judge Ryan Rathman, Sarah Limbert.

Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Bull, PVSM Phoenix Z22, exhibited by Laurie Meyers, Powell’s Valley Simmentals*, Halifax, Pa. (L-R): judge Ryan Rathman, David Downs.

Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Bull, PVSM Phoenix Z22, exhibited by Laurie Meyers, Powell’s Valley Simmentals*, Halifax, Pa. (L-R): judge Ryan Rathman, David Downs.

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Grand Champion AOB Female, GRANNY’S MS B CHOPPER 86, exhibited by Rylee Stockdale, Dayton, Pa.

Grand Champion AOB Female, GRANNY’S MS B CHOPPER 86, exhibited by Rylee Stockdale, Dayton, Pa.

Reserve Grand Champion AOB Female, CSCX Macy 512Z, exhibited by James, Jackie & Sara Campbell of Campbell Show Calves*, Sycamore, Pa. (L-R): Jamie Campell, judge Chan Phillips, Sarah Campbell.

Reserve Grand Champion AOB Female, CSCX Macy 512Z, exhibited by James, Jackie & Sara Campbell of Campbell Show Calves*, Sycamore, Pa. (L-R): Jamie Campell, judge Chan Phillips, Sarah Campbell.

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Grand Champion AOB Bull, PVSM Stylish Mooves, exhibited by Laurie Meyers of Powell’s Valley Simmentals*, Halifax, Pa. (L-R): Laurie Meyers, judge Chan Phillips, Bradley Feight.

Grand Champion AOB Bull, PVSM Stylish Mooves, exhibited by Laurie Meyers of Powell’s Valley Simmentals*, Halifax, Pa. (L-R): Laurie Meyers, judge Chan Phillips, Bradley Feight.

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Grand Champion Simmental Female of the Junior Show, DHF Perfect Rose, exhibited by Ian Erdely, Perryopolis, Pa.

Grand Champion Simmental Female of the Junior Show, DHF Perfect Rose, exhibited by Ian Erdely, Perryopolis, Pa.

Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Female of the junior show, SHCC/ KLCL I’ll Be a Star, exhibited by Maria Angelo, Titusville, Pa.

Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Female of the junior show, SHCC/ KLCL I’ll Be a Star, exhibited by Maria Angelo, Titusville, Pa.

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Reserve Grand Champion AOB Female of the junior show, GRANNY’S MS B CHOPPER 86, exhibited by Rylee Stockdale, Dayton, Pa.

Reserve Grand Champion AOB Female of the junior show, GRANNY’S MS B CHOPPER 86, exhibited by Rylee Stockdale, Dayton, Pa.

 Not pictured, Grand Champion
AOB Female of the junior show,
Wheeler/KNKCS 240 Zipper,
exhibited by Jessica Butler,
Dawson, Pa.

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PSA Awards Banquet and Elections

Saturday, January 4, 2014
Lawnton American Legion Post 998, 4700 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111

2014 PSA Board of Directors From left: Ron Dziembowski, Galen Graham, David Downs, President Laurie Meyers, Les Whitmoyer, Jeff Feight, Annie Duncan, and Vice President Bradley Feight. Not pictured: William Shoemaker and William T. Vossler.

2014 PSA Board of Directors
From left: Ron Dziembowski, Galen Graham, David Downs, President Laurie Meyers, Les Whitmoyer, Jeff Feight, Annie Duncan, and Vice President Bradley Feight. Not pictured: William Shoemaker and William T. Vossler.

Pennsylvania Simmental Association President Laurie Meyers welcomed everyone to the annual meeting and awards banquet held January 4, 2014, at the Lawnton American Legion, Harrisburg, PA. Meyers highlighted the accomplishments of percentage Simmentals in their first year showing at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, continued success of the PSA’s sales, and increased demand for Simmental genetics. Elections were held for the four seats left open by outgoing directors Rhonda Arndt, Joe Messick, William Shoemaker, and Les Whitmoyer. Arndt and Messick were not eligible for election due to having served two consecutive terms. Shoemaker and Whitmoyer were re-elected, with David Downs and Jeff Feight completing the board of directors. Laurie Meyers and Bradley Feight were retained as president and vice president, respectively.

The American Junior Simmental Association Bronze Merit Award was presented to Pennsylvania Junior Simmental member Jordon Sommer. The PSA’s annual award winners were as follows: Junior Member of the Year, Bridget Fox; Senior Member of the Year, Cindy and Les Whitmoyer; Family of the Year, Jim and Billie Cowell; and Breeder of the Year, Laurie Meyers of Powell’s Valley Simmentals.

Breeder of the Year Powell’s Valley Simmentals Laurie Meyers Bradley Feight presenting award to Meyers.

Breeder of the Year
Powell’s Valley Simmentals
Laurie Meyers
Bradley Feight presenting award to Meyers.

Senior of the Year Cindy and Les Whitmoyer Laurie Meyers (left) presenting award to the Whitmoyers

Senior of the Year
Cindy and Les Whitmoyer
Laurie Meyers (left) presenting award to the Whitmoyers

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Bronze Merit Jordon Sommer Laurie Meyers (left) presenting award to Sommer.

Bronze Merit
Jordon Sommer
Laurie Meyers (left) presenting award to Sommer.

Junior of the Year Bridget Fox Laurie Meyers (left) presenting award to Fox.

Junior of the Year
Bridget Fox
Laurie Meyers (left) presenting award to Fox.

2013 Natushka Shoemaker Memorial Award

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Natushka Shoemaker Memorial award for the Jr. Grand Champion Simmental Heifer at the 2013 Farm show  -  DRD Star exhibited by Chris Gros of Halifax, PA, at the 2013 PA Farm Show. Featured from left to right: PA Simmental Queen Bridget Fox, Bill Shoemaker, Chris Gros, Matt Blauch, unnamed, Sam Stewart, Judge Joel Cowley, Greg Stewart with Grady, Brad Feight, PA Simmental Princess Grace Graham, Nicole Lewis, and Jala Murphy on lead.  DRD Star was also Reserve Grand Champion Heifer of the Open Simmental Show held Monday, January 7, 2013. Photo by Linde.

Natushka Shoemaker Memorial award for the Jr. Grand Champion Simmental Heifer at the 2013 Farm show – DRD Star exhibited by Chris Gros of Halifax, PA, at the 2013 PA Farm Show. Featured from left to right: PA Simmental Queen Bridget Fox, Bill Shoemaker, Chris Gros, Matt Blauch, unnamed, Sam Stewart, Judge Joel Cowley, Greg Stewart with Grady, Brad Feight, PA Simmental Princess Grace Graham, Nicole Lewis, and Jala Murphy on lead. DRD Star was also Reserve Grand Champion Heifer of the Open Simmental Show held Monday, January 7, 2013. Photo by Linde.

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