In addition to hosting several hundred high-quality cattle and exhibitors, the All-American Dairy Show was also the place for a new embryo event. This event raised $4,800 for the All-American Dairy Foundation.
Twenty-two progressive dairy operations, representing the Holstein, Jersey and Milking Shorthorn dairy breeds, donated embryos, some valued at $1,000 each.
Raffle tickets were available for purchase at the show. The winners had a choice of $1,000 or a three-embryo package.
The local winners were Larry Swartz of Biglerville, Pa., and Dr. Morey Miller of Granbury, Ct.
All-American Dairy Foundation Executive Director Bob Heilman said, “We want to thank the embryo donors for their generosity. Each of them has been named a charter member of the foundation.”
The Holstein embryo donors were:
James and Teresa Houser, Penn Dale Farm, Spring Mills, Pa.
Jason and Donna Myers, Winsor Manor, New Winsor, Md.
Jim and Nina Burdette, Windy Knoll View, Mercersburg, Pa.
Denny Patrick, Maple Dell Farm, Woodbine, Md.
Chip Savage, Savage-Leigh, Knoxville, Md.
Dr. Robert Cloninger, Reeber Holsteins, Centre Hall, Pa.
James Dunn, Dunns-Pride Holsteins, New Ringgold, Pa.
Lloyd and Denise Pease, Sweet-Peas Holsteins, Susquehanna, Pa.
Dr. Tom Mercuro of Hagerstown, Md.
Dr. Barry England, Penn England Embryo Transfer, Williamsburg, Pa.