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August 16, 2013

Lawrence County Fair: College student from Enon Valley sweeps dairy honors

NEW CASTLE — Bethany Trotter of Trotacre Farm in Enon Valley swept dairy honors at the fair.

She raised the grand champion dairy feeder, which weighed 810 pounds, and also had the champion cheese yield of 9.35 pounds in the cheese auction.

In addition, Rynd family members also presented her with the David T. Rynd Memorial Scholarship. It is awarded to a student with a passion for agriculture who exemplifies honesty, integrity and other character attributes.

In June, Trotter, 21, was named as 2013 National Guernsey Queen. She is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in rehabilitation science.

The events at the fair were part of the 26th Annual 4-H and Future Farmers of America Dairy Feeder Calf Sale, Cheese Auction and Dairy Delight Night which drew about 150 spectators Wednesday.

Christopher Bozlinski of Wampum had the reserve grand champion dairy feeder, which weighed 628 pounds.

Other winners in the cheese auction included Bethany’s sister, Cara Trotter, who had the reserve champion cheese yield at 8.70 pounds, and Kayla Beatty, who had the highest butterfat and protein yields at 5.1 and 3.4 respectively.

The event auctions blocks of cheese equivalent to the cheese that could be made with one day’s yield of milk from each cow entered. Cheese was donated by Dairy Farmers of America cheese plant in New Wilmington. Auction proceeds benefit the Lawrence County 4-H Dairy Club.

The evening also included the auction of a giant ice cream sundae donated by Dairy Farmers of Lawrence County and Lawrence County Dairy Promotion. High bidders were Richard Martin Trucking and Robert Dickinson.

Auction of a grand champion gallon of premium milk from the supreme champion of the Junior Dairy Show was won by Witmer’s Feed, Columbiana, Ohio.

Dairy Princess Rhonda Mitcheltree was introduced.

The evening also included a calf dress-up contest in which groups and their calves were dressed as baseball players, prince and princesses, minions from the “Despicable Me” movies, characters from the “Duck Dynasty” television show, and in an “Alice in Wonderland” theme.

Beth Hillmar was the announcer for the event and auctioneers were Wayne Patterson and Don Braham.


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