Second Favorite Cow’ Featured for Association’s 100th Anniversary

12/29/2012 7:00 AM

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Windy-Knoll-View Promis-ET, bred and owned by James and Nina Burdette of Mercersburg, Pa., is the second featured cow in the “Favorite Cows of Pennsylvania” contest as part of the state Holstein Association’s 100th anniversary celebration.

The association membership voted from among 24 entries selected by the anniversary committee. A painting done by Profiles editor Debbie Cornman will be unveiled and auctioned at the anniversary celebration Nov. 8-10 in State College. Prints and notecards will also be sold during the celebration.

Promis, 2E EX-95, GMD-DOM, is out of the Burdette’s famous Windy-Knoll-View Ultimate Pala and Startmore Rudolph. Born Sept. 5, 1997, Promis has 50 offspring in the Burdette herd, and the Holstein USA registry reports 62 females and 40 males, in addition to countless sons and daughters worldwide as a result of embryo sales.

Her most prominent sons are Power, EX-96 CAN, Pronto, EX-95 and Pro.She has 15 Excellent daughters, including Pledge, EX-95 GMD-DOM, Pammy, EX-95 and Pam, EX-94.

Promis was the Burdettes’ first grand champion at the All-American Dairy Show’s Eastern National Holstein Show, in 2003, and the first committee cow they owned to score EX-95. Her daughter Pledge won the 5-year-old class and was the class best bred and owned at World Dairy Expo, making Pledge their first home-bred International Holstein Show milking class winner.

At the seasoned age of 15, Promis is still one of a kind. The Burdettes say she poses for visitors like a celebrity, will knock anyone down who has a feed tub, and cooperates only with the women of Windy-Knoll-View.

For more information on the 100th anniversary celebration, call 814-234-0364.

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