Palmyra Farm is located in Historic Western Maryland in the United States and is owned and operated by the Creek and Shank Families and is owned by Ralph and Teresa Shank and Mike and Mary Creek.
They currently milk 185 cows (100 Ayrshires/80 Holsteins/ 5 Jerseys & Brown Swiss) and there are approximately the same number of young stock as well as bulls raised for AI. Palmyra Farm focuses on breeding an animal that will compete in the bulk tank as well as in the genetic and type arenas.
They are currently using Palmyra Berkley Reagan, Palmyra Berkley, Sunny Acres Lochinvar, Dou Star Gentleman, De La Plaine Vicking, Forever Schoon Predator, Palmyra Reality Gibbs.
Notable cow families include: 2X World Dairy Expo Grand Champion Palmyra Berkely P Ruth, Hazecroft Berkley Gabreilla, Palmyra Burdette Rayna, Palmyra Reality Bonnie, Forever Schoon Real Pretty.
Read the Cowsmo exclusive on Palmyra Farm “Hard work pays off for Ruth & Palmyra.”
The Classifier recently made their rounds over to Palmyra Farms which ended with results that made it a great day! Congratulations to Palmyra Farms and all of their boarders !
- Two new EX-94 point cows; Palmyra Burdette P Rayna, the #1 genetic merit cow in the Ayrshire breed and Hazecroft Gigi Gabriella-ET the Dam of 2016 WDE Junior Champion, Dreamer Gabriella and owned with Good Vue Ayrshires, MN.
- Eight new excellent cows including 2 max EX-91 Reagan’s; Palmyra Reagan R Glynn and Palmyra Reagan DT Rosey.
- Palmyra Power B Rayna was raised to EX-92 and is the #2 genetic merit cow in the Ayrshire Breed behind her Dam.
- Palmyra Lochinvar Bethany scored VG-88 as a Milking Fall Yearling after her 3rd place finish at WDE.
2018 WDE Junior Champion, KnH-Endres Burdette Mayhem scored VG-87 for her owners Leslie and Linda Bruchey and is boarded at Palmyra Farm
- 2nd place Senior 2-year-old from MD State Fair, Palmyra Napier B Blush scored VG-86 for owners La-Ha Dairy Cattle, Daniel and Bess Laing of Hedgesville, WV
- the Winkler Family and Steel Fire Farm had 2 new Excellents; Steel Fire O’Dixon Jane & Palmyra Dreamer R Brilee-ET. Brilee makes 4 full sisters that are Excellent out of Palmyra Reality Bonnie-ET EX-91. –
- A Max score VG-89 Junior 2-year-old Old, Bankston JC Barricade-ET. A Distinction out of 2011 WDE Grand Champion Steam-Valley Wilton Magic Bri EX-94