Created on Friday, 15 March 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Local Brown Swiss cow recognized for milestone milk production; scholarships awarded
A local bovine was recognized for her virtually unmatched milk production Thursday at the annual banquet of the Logan County Dairy Association, staged at Winner Harvest Barn, 7317 W. State Route 47.
The Logan County Dairy Association Thursday recognized Paris, a record milk-producing Brown Swiss that resides on the Henry Farm, West Liberty. The local bovine has produced 400,567 pounds — equivalent to about eight tractor-trailer loads — of milk to date, according to dairy farmer Mark Henry. Pictured are, from left, Jerrod, Peyton, Brooke, Emily and Mark Henry, Rick Crumm and Tommy Wilson. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION | HENRY FARMS
Paris, a 15-year-old Brown Swiss that resides at Henry Farms, recently surpassed 400,000 pounds of milk produced in her lifetime. Paris is one of just six cows in the nation to have produced that level of milk.
Paris remains healthy and continues to produce milk, dairy farmer Mark Henry said.
The dairy association also distributed production awards.
Henry Farms was recognized as the top producer from high herd distinctions including butterfat, protein milk production, fat and increased milk production in two-year-old; three- and four-year-old; aged; and lifetime cows.
Robert and Jay Ackley were recognized as the top producer among high herd three- and four-year-old butterfat and were recognized for their most improved herds in butterfat, protein and milk production.
Dairy association scholarships went to Katelyn Ackley of Benjamin Logan and Deven McGuire of West Liberty-Salem.
Entertainment was provided by the Benjamin Logan Jazz Band.
CLICK HERE to read a dairy trade article about Paris by Lindsey Rucks.