PSA Awards and Elections
Simmental genetics left their mark at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show! Supreme Champion Beef Female was awarded to the Open Simmental Show’s Grand Champion Heifer DAF Reba Z20 owned by Jackson Mattocks of Guys Mills.
Included in the All Other Breeds division in their first year showing at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, percentage Simmentals swept the Junior show and took three of the top four placings in the Open show.
Not pictured, Grand Champion
AOB Female of the junior show,
Wheeler/KNKCS 240 Zipper,
exhibited by Jessica Butler,
PSA Awards Banquet and Elections
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Lawnton American Legion Post 998, 4700 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111
Pennsylvania Simmental Association President Laurie Meyers welcomed everyone to the annual meeting and awards banquet held January 4, 2014, at the Lawnton American Legion, Harrisburg, PA. Meyers highlighted the accomplishments of percentage Simmentals in their first year showing at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, continued success of the PSA’s sales, and increased demand for Simmental genetics. Elections were held for the four seats left open by outgoing directors Rhonda Arndt, Joe Messick, William Shoemaker, and Les Whitmoyer. Arndt and Messick were not eligible for election due to having served two consecutive terms. Shoemaker and Whitmoyer were re-elected, with David Downs and Jeff Feight completing the board of directors. Laurie Meyers and Bradley Feight were retained as president and vice president, respectively.
The American Junior Simmental Association Bronze Merit Award was presented to Pennsylvania Junior Simmental member Jordon Sommer. The PSA’s annual award winners were as follows: Junior Member of the Year, Bridget Fox; Senior Member of the Year, Cindy and Les Whitmoyer; Family of the Year, Jim and Billie Cowell; and Breeder of the Year, Laurie Meyers of Powell’s Valley Simmentals.