Posted: October 8, 2012
Congratulations to Jason and Donna Myers, New Windsor, Md., for being selected by the Klussendorf Association as the fourth Robert “Whitey” McKown Master Breeder Award winners! This award recognizes a well managed breeder herd who has been successful at showing and judging and emphasizes all qualities of the Klussendorf Award, including ability, character, endeavor and sportsmanship.
Highlighting the New Windsor prefix is the well-known Holstein “Zip” family as well as the stand out Red and White “Ruby” family. For their breeding efforts, the Myers have bred All-American nominations in three breeds and have garnered All Americans in two breeds. They bred the breed’s former top productive life (PL) cow, Windsor-Manor Rud Zip, and a former No. 1 TPI bull, Windsor-Manor Machoman. Not to mention, the herd has recorded 107 excellents, 11 Gold Medal Dams and 16 Dam of Merits over the years.
A number of milestones further emphasize the Myers dedication to the quality of the cattle they breed. In 1980, Jason and Donna earned the Maryland Holstein Junior Breeder Award, and in 2000, they were presented the Senior Breeder Award. In 2006, they were honored with the Maryland Holstein Distinguished Service Award, and in 2011, received the Dairy of Distinction Award. Last year, they were inducted into the Maryland Dairy Shrine. Last year, Donna was recognized as Dairy Woman of the Year at World Dairy Expo.
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