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2017 PSA Year End Award Winners

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Junior of the Year, Sara Downs — From left: Sara Downs, PSA president Laurie Meyers


Senior of the Year, Curry Wagner, Sr. — From left: Curry Wagner, Sr., PSA president Laurie Meyers


Family of the Year, the Dobbins


Breeder of the Year

Classic Farm, Chris and Kellee Brown


 

2017 Annual PSA Meeting and Awards Banquet

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PSA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, Enola, PA

January 7, 2017

The Pennsylvania Simmental Association recognized the following members for their outstanding achievements in 2016:

Breeder of the Year:  Campbell Land & Cattle, James and Jackie Campbell — Sycamore, PA

Family of the Year:  The Arndts and Hooks — Middleburg, PA

Senior of the Year:  Jimmy Cowell — Waynesburg, PA

Junior of the Year: Donald Baron — Saegertown, PA

Jeremy Dobbin, Nichole Graham, and David Downs were elected by the membership to serve as directors.

PSA Spring 2015 Newsletter

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Click here to read Spring 2015 PSA Newsletter

PSA Awards and Elections

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Pennsylvania Simmental Association award recipients were named at the annual PSA banquet held Saturday, January 10th, 2015, at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Enola, PA.

Breeder of the Year: Stewart’s Simmental Cattle, Greg, Sam, and Grady Stewart, Halifax, PA

Breeder of the Year: Stewart’s Simmental Cattle, Greg, Sam, and Grady Stewart, Halifax, PA.  From left: Greg and Grady Stewart, PSA President Laurie Meyers.

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Senior of the Year: Jeff Feight, Breezewood, PA. From left: PSA President Laurie Meyers, Jeff Feight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Junior of the Year: Wyatt Fox, Duncannon, PA. From left: PSA President Laurie Meyers, Wyatt Fox.

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Family of the Year: Gromlich family, Bruce, Austin, Colby, and Dalton “DJ,” Hamburg, PA — PSA President Laurie Meyers (far left) presenting award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The PSA membership selected directors to fill four vacancies left by the expiring terms of William T. Vossler, Bradley Feight, Laurie Meyers, and by the resignation of Les Whitmoyer.   Laurie Meyers was not eligible to run after serving two consecutive terms.  Bradley Feight, Steve Hook, William T. Vossler, and Curry Wagner were elected to three year terms.  The new board chose to retain all current officers — Laurie Meyers, president; Bradley Feight, vice president; Vicki Varner, secretary; and Jeff Feight, treasurer.

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 PSA Banquet Award Recipients

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2012 PA Simmental Association Junior of the year - Award Winner Levi Graham and PSA President Laurie Meyers.

2012 PA Simmental Association Junior of the year – Award Winner Levi Graham and PSA President Laurie Meyers.

2012 PA Simmental Association Seniors of the year - Award Winner Tom and Barb Vossler.

2012 PA Simmental Association Seniors of the year – Award Winner Tom and Barb Vossler.

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2012 PA Simmental Association Family of the Year – Sam (not pictured), Greg and Grady Stewert.

2012 PA Simmental Association Family of the Year – Sam (not pictured), Greg and Grady Stewert.

2012 PA Simmental Association Breeder of the Year – CLO Simmentals, Cliff and Lynn Orley.

2012 PA Simmental Association Breeder of the Year – CLO Simmentals, Cliff and Lynn Orley.

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2012 PSA Banquet Award Recipients & Directors

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2011 PA Simmental Association Junior of the year Award Winner Emily Benner and PSA President Greg Stewart.

2011 PA Simmental Association Junior of the year
Award Winner Emily Benner and PSA President Greg Stewart.

2011 PA Simmental Association Senior of the year Award Winner Annie Duncan and PSA President Greg Stewart.

2011 PA Simmental Association Senior of the year
Award Winner Annie Duncan and PSA President Greg Stewart.

2011 PA Simmental Association Family of the Year -- Ron and Rhonda Dziembowski

2011 PA Simmental Association Family of the Year — Ron and Rhonda Dziembowski

2011 PA Simmental Association Breeder of the Year Campbell Show Calves, in picture left to right are judge James Ligon, Agriculture Secretary George Greig and Sarah Campbell.

2011 PA Simmental Association Breeder of the Year
Campbell Show Calves, in picture left to right are judge James
Ligon, Agriculture Secretary George Greig and Sarah Campbell.

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Years of Service Special Recognition Award   2011 From left: PSA President Greg Stewart, Annie Duncan, Award Winner Vicki Varner and 2012 PSA President Laurie Fantom.

Years of Service Special Recognition Award
2011 From left: PSA President Greg Stewart, Annie Duncan, Award Winner
Vicki Varner and 2012 PSA President Laurie Fantom.

Years of Service Special Recognition Award From left: Annie Duncan, Award winner Ginger Woolcock, 2011 PSA President Greg Stewart and 2012 PSA President Laurie Fantom.

Years of Service Special Recognition Award
From left: Annie Duncan, Award winner Ginger Woolcock, 2011 PSA President
Greg Stewart and 2012 PSA President Laurie Fantom.

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2012 PA Simmental Association Board of Directors Bottom Row, L-R, Rhonda Arndt, Tom Vossler, Bradley Feight and Laurie Fantom.  Top row, L-R, Annie Duncan, Joe Messick, Galen Graham, Les Whitmoyer, Greg Stewart and Bill Shoemaker.

2012 PA Simmental Association Board of Directors
Bottom Row, L-R, Rhonda Arndt, Tom Vossler, Bradley Feight and
Laurie Fantom. Top row, L-R, Annie Duncan, Joe Messick, Galen
Graham, Les Whitmoyer, Greg Stewart and Bill Shoemaker.

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