Logan County Dairy Association holds annual banquet (Audio & video included)
3/14/2013 8:36:29 PM
By Nate Dunham
The Logan County Dairy Association conducted its annual banquet at the Winner Harvest Barn Thursday.
The association gave out production awards. Henry Farms and Robert & Jay Ackley were this year’s recipients. Henry Farms won for high two-year old cows butterfat, high two-year old cows protein, high two-year old cows milk production, high three through four-year old cows protein, high three through four-year old cows milk production, high aged cows butterfat, high aged cows protein, high aged cows milk production, high cows lifetime butterfat, high cows lifetime protein, high cows lifetime milk production, high herd milk, high herd fat, and high herd protein. Robert and Jay Ackley won high three through four-year old cows butterfat, most improved herds in milk production, most improved herds in butterfat, and most improved herds in protein.
During the event, a cow at Henry Farms was recognized for reaching a milestone. Paris, a 15-year-old Brown Swiss, recently broke the 400,000 pounds of milk produced in a lifetime mark. That is about enough milk to fill eight semis. Paris is one of half-a-dozen cows worldwide to have produced that level of milk. Mark Henry says Paris is healthy and still producing milk.
Mark Henry comments on the awards and Paris.
The 2013 Logan County Dairy Association's scholarships went to Katelyn Ackley of Benjamin Logan and Devin McGuire of West Liberty-Salem.
Entertainment for the banquet was provided by the Benjamin Logan Jazz Band.
Master of Ceremonies Jay Ackley discusses the event.