The Jim and Tammy Dunn family of Dunn's Pride Holsteins, New Ringgold, received the first place Charles Itle Exhibition and Display Award at the 2011 All-American Dairy Show, held last week in Harrisburg.
The 48th All-American Dairy Show, the world's largest dairy show. It was held this year at the Pa. Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.
Credit for the Dunn's design and execution of the pack's display, featuring fall foliage, electric lanterns and rustic wood trim, goes to mother Tammy, said brothers Josh and Jim, who accepted the award, an embroidered jacket and cash prize.
The family worked hard all week to keep the display neat and clean.
Beyond the cleanliness and attractiveness of the display, judges evaluate the presentation of and proper identification of the farm's animals. As important in judging is the exhibitors' spirit of cooperation and friendliness toward other exhibitors.
Prizes were sponsored by the Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association.
The second through fifth place winners received cash prizes and hand-painted crocks and gifts.
Second through fifth place winners were:
2nd – Jo-Mill Ayrshires and Milking Shorthorns, owned by Jason and Melissa Heeter of Shade Gap, Huntingdon Co.
3rd – MD-Hillbrook Farm, owned by Chris and Jen Hill of Thurmont, Md.
4th – Heart and Soul Holsteins, owned by Doug and Jen Boop, Mifflinburg, Union Co.
5th – Mase's Manor Registered Holsteins and Brown Swiss, owned by Garrett and Maggie Mase of Greenville, Mercer Co.
This year's show features 23 shows in six days, the nation's only all-dairy antiques show, more than 2,400 animals and 935 exhibitors from 24 states and Canada.