Famous Cows from Pennsylvania – 100th Anniversary Celebration

The results are in for Pennsylvania Holstein Association members’ favorite cows!  As part of the 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, 2013, to be held in State College, Centre County. Reproduced prints and notecards will also be available for sale during the celebration. Several of the cattle will be featured during the next few months, with the complete collection to be included in the June issue of the Holstein Profiles.

The first featured cow is Burket-Falls Elevation Sophia, owned and bred by John Burket of East Freedom, Blair County.

Sired by Round Oak Rag Apple Elevation, Sophia was scored EX-93 4E and was a Gold Medal Dam and Dam of Merit. Born Aug. 8, 1974, she has a lifetime milk production of 241,000 lbs, 4.1%, 10,100 Fat. She was All-Pennsylvania 4-Year-Old in 1979, and nominated Junior All-American from 1979 through 1982. Sophia is the foundation of five generations of GMD-DOM cows, has produced at least 130 Excellent offspring in the Burket herd. Her most unique quality is that she is naturally polled and her name can be found in most polled pedigrees today.

Congratulations to the Burket family!

Look for the next installment of the Famous Cows of Pennsylvania in December. You can follow regular updates of the 100th Anniversary Celebration on Facebook, or contact the Pennsylvania Holstein Association for more information at 814-234-0364.

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