18811 Wagaman Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-733-9255 Phone & Fax
palmyraayrshires@aol.com
Palmyra Farm Ayrshires & Holsteins


 

Palmyra Farm is home to Registered Ayrshires and Holsteins in historic western Maryland, just minutes from the Antietam and Gettysburg National Battlefields and Washington DC.  It is a great place to vacation and stop for a visit.  The farm name is derived from the original deed that has references to the original National Highway that runs a mile from the farm and includes properties that were granted in the early 1700's.  Palmyra is a third and fourth generation family farm that was established when William and Mary Shank purchased the property in 1952 and used a herd prefix of Rocky Spring Farm.  In 1963 son, Ralph and wife Patricia, purchased the property and initiated the Palmyra name.  Today Ralph Jr and wife Terrie and Mary Creek and husband Mike oversee the development of the herd along with their children and grandchildren.

The current rolling herd average for the 124 Ayrshires is 20,091  4.0%F  801F  3.2%P  647P and the 72 Holsteins is 24,232  3.6%F  884F  3.1%P  760P.  The herd is housed in a freestall facility, milked twice daily and fed a group TMR.  Palmyra practices many conservation programs to maximize efficiencies and support good environmental practices and have been recognized by state and local conservation agencies for their efforts.  They are very active in community, industry and breed organizations and have strongly supported agriculture youth programs for generations.

Palmyra Farm has had over 134 All-American Ayrshire Nominations and over 45 All-American Ayrshires. In 1979 Palmyra had its first Grand Champion at World Dairy Expo and in 2017 they finally repeated this honor with Palmyra Berkely P Ruth-ET who claims 9 of her closest 14 ancestors to be bred by Palmyra.

In 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 & 2011 the herd was honored to be named the Premier Breeder & Premier Exhibitor of the Ayrshire show at World Dairy Expo and Premier Breeder in 2007, 2009 & 2012.  They were also recognized as Premier Breeder and Exhibitor at the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2013 All-American Dairy Show.

 

Herd Statistics & News

  • Six French Production Trophies
  • 75 Ayrshire bulls and 16 Holstein bulls have been sent to AI
  • Embryos exported to 10 countries
  • MD Progressive Holstein Breeder Registry & Genetics Herd Awards
  • 7 Constructive Ayrshire Breeder Awards
  • 2011 Ayrshire Master Breeder Award
  • Inducted into Maryland Dairy Shrine 2014
  • 2014 Outstanding Maryland Holstein Dairyman's Award
 

Embryos Available

TRADITIONAL:
- Berkely P Rosy VG-89 x Dreamer

Spotlight

Spotlight of a Banner year 2017

Champion Banner and Ruth Ringside shot Ruth with flag

Spotlight 1979 Memory

Ralph and Mary Shank & Palmyra Dolmen Tammy=>
Champion Banner and Ruth
Ringside shot

Int. Champion WDE 2016

Jr. Champion WDE 2016

Ayrshires

Palmyra Berkely P Ruth-ET F72394521

Ex 91 EX MS   #6 Elite 12/2017  +552GCPI
+743M  +.07F  +46F  +.01P  +26P  +2.1T
2-0 264 18,270 4.5 814 3.1 565
2-10  305  25,260 4.7 1196  3.1  789
          320 26,340        1239        825
3-10 proj  26,938   3.0 898   3.0  843

2016 UAA Sr Two Year Old
          Res World Federation Photo Competition

2017  First Sr Three Year Old World Dairy Expo
          Best Udder, Best Bred and Owned
          Intermediate Champion
           Grand Champion
          UAA Sr Three Year Old

3rd Fall Calf 2014 - Mid-Atlantic Nat'l
Nom-All-Am. Fall Calf 2014
Second Fall Yrlg Mid-Atlantic Nat'l 2015
First & Junior Champion Maryland State Fair 2015
Nom. AA Fall Yearling 2015
2016 First Sr 2, Best Udder & Best Bred and Owned
     Intermediate Champion
            International Ayrshire Show

Her son Palmyra Power Remsberg going to ABS ST Jacobs

Owned with Julie DeLavergne and Larry Schirm

Palmyra Poker LH Rosy-ET F66596106

EX 92  
+564  +1011M  +59F  +32P   +1.8T 
2-0 298 19,900 4-5 896 3.3 654
3-0 365 26100 4.4 1161 3.5 910
Res AA 4 yr. Old Nom AA Jr. 2 & Jr. 3
Dam of Roush and Reagan at Select
Dam of Ruth and her other daughters:

Her Daughters:

Palmyra Burdette P Rayna-ET 72394511

Ex 91  EX MS  +552 GCPI   #4 Elite 12/2017
+900M  +.04  +42F  -.01P  +27P    +2.3T

3-3  305  33,960  4.6  1568  3.1  1068
      365  38,010         1748         1223
1-11 365 22,930 4.4 1009 3.3 764

Her son Palmyra Booth Radisson at Select

Second Jr. 2 Mid-Atlantic National 2015
Nom. AA Jr. 2yr 2015

Palmyra Berkely P Rita-ET F72394522

VG 87  VGMS   +529 GCPI  12/2017  #     Elite
+621M  +.09% +42F  +.06%  +31P  +1.4 T

2-11  305  25,130  4.5%  1119  3.4%  847
         365  28,280            1272           972
1-9 305 20,440 4.2 851 3.4 690
1-9 360 24,010 4.2 1018 3.4 815
Third Milking Yrlg Mid-Atlantic Nat'l 2015
Nom AA Milking Yealing 2015

Palmyra Berkely P Rosy

EX 91 EXMS   +501GCPI 
Reg. #71350654
+326M  +.09%  +29F  +.02%  +15P   +1.8T

3-8  305  24,380  4.1%  995  3.4%  818
               365  28,980  4.2%  1211  3.4%  978

2-0 365 26430 4.8 1256 3.3 870
Embryos by Dreamer

Nominated All-American Fall Calf 2013
2nd Fall Calf, MD State Fair 2013
4th Fall Calf, Mid Atlantic National 2013
6th Fall Calf, WDE 2013
Second Wd Expo Futurity 2016
Nineth Sr. 3yr International Ayrshire Show 2016
First Maryland State Fair 2016

Maternal sister to Bendig Roush 7A107 at Select


 

Palmyra Dreamer B Rosy-ET F840003135447693

+466 PPTI

Sire: Nexus Dreamer

Dam:  Palmyra Berkely P Rosy

2017  Fourth World Dairy Expo

          Nominated AA Winter Yearling

Palmyra Dreamer R Brenna-ET F840003128668325

+ 490PPTI   +325M  +.13% +37F  +.01% +12P
1-11 proj  20,098  4.7  944  3.0  620

2017  Second Milking Yearling World Dairy Expo

          Reserve AA Milking Yearling

Dam:  Palmyra Reality Bonnie VG 88

+ 529 CPI  +638M  +45F  +21P   +1.8T

3-8  311  24,850  5.0%  1250  3.3%  829

HM AA Sr3     Nom AA Sr2

Dam of Berkely

Palmyra Dreamer R Bonnie-ET F840003128668345

VG 87
+486 CPI  +158M  +.14%F  +33F  +.01%P  +7P   +2.1T
1-09  305  17158  4.8  824  3.2  566

2017  Second Jr 2 Mid-Atlantic National

          Ninth World Dairy Expo

Dam:  Palmyra REality Bonnie  VG88
+529 CPI  +638M  +45F  +21P  +1.8T
3-8  311  24,850  5.0%  1250  3.3%  829

HM  AA Sr3       Nom AA Sr2  

Dam of Berkely and Dreamer Brenna

Hazcroft GiGi Gabriella-ET F72511709

EX 92  EXMS   +494CPI
+486M  +.05% F +29F  -.05%P  +7P  +2.2T
3-9  305  25,251  4.5  1136  2.9  724
2-2 305 19,340 4.3 829 3.0 572
2-2 365 23,260 4.3 1000 3.0 693

2017  Second Four Year Old HM Senior Champion Mid-Atlantic National 

           Fourth World Dairy Expo

           Nominated  AA Four Year Old

Dam of Dreamer Gabriella

Owned with GoodView Ayrshires, Goodridge, MN

Sire Berkely
Dam Palmyra Poker GiGi-ET Ex90
2-3 358 22110 4.3 951 3.1 682
3-5 300 20780 3.4 708 3.0 631
4-5 337 24780 3.7 911 3.1 780
Nom AA Sr2 2010

Next dam Raven Ginger
 


 

GVP Dreamer Gabriella-ET F840003128668361

VG 86

 All American Spring Yearling
2016
First Spring Yearling Mid-Atlantic National
Res. Jr. Champion
First Spring Yearling International Ayrshire Show
Junior Champion
Second Spring Yearling Maryland State Fair

Dam: Hazcroft GiGi Gabriella-ET VG-89 F72511709
2-2 365 23,260 4.3 1000 3.0 693

Next Dam: Palmyra Poker GiGi-ET Ex 90
Then Raven Ginger

Owned with GoodView Ayrshires. Goodridge, MN

Palmyra Benevola R Ginger F72394504

+472 CPI  Ex 93  EXMS

+397M  +.07% F  +29F  -.01%P  +10P  +1.2T
2-1  296  15,120  4.3  647  3.2  488
3-0  299  19,240  4.0  763  3.1  605
3-11 proj  22,454  4.0  898  2.9  462

Dam:  Palmyra Riggins T Ginger-ET  VG 86

Next Dam:  Palmyra Tristar Ginger-ET Ex 91

                  UAA Sr Two Year old

GoodView Raney Bethanne

+427 PPTI  September 1, 2014
1-10 proj. 17,268 4.1 708 3.4 628

2016
Second Milking Yearling International Ayrshire Show

Dam: Palmyra Tri-star Bethany-ET Ex 91 F65000847
LT: 110,930 3.6 3944 3.2 3527
Full sister to Burdette

Good-Vue Reality Dash-ET F840004009478962

EX 91 92MS  +435 CPI
2-1 303 16920 3.4 567 3.4 573
3-0 285 17330 3.1 539 3.5 600
4.0 proj. 17933 3.2 574 3.2 592

2015 Second Jr. 3 Mid-Atlantic National
2015 Nom. AA Jr. 3yr-Old
2016 Sixth 4yr-Old International Ayrshire Show

Grand-Dam - Maple Dell Zorro DaFourth


 

Forever Schoon Real Pretty-ET

Excellent 90 EX 90M    F100663864
+483 CPI +494M +27F +10P +1.0T
2-2 365 22680 4.4 1002 3.2 728
3-3 352 21160 4.2 894 3.2 683
4-6 302 26115 3.9 1027 3.0 783

Full sister to Predator and the same family as Ping and Prime

Sire Reality
Dam Forever Schoon Pretty X7441960 Ex


 

Holsteins

Oakfield Gold Chip Dare-ET VG 88

Gold Chip x Ex 94 Durham x EX 92 Luke x EX 95 Blackstar Raven

Res. All-PA Junnior 2 Year Old
1st Res Intermediate ChampionWestern PA Championship Show
1st & HM Intermediate Champion PA Fall Championship Show
1st Eastern National 
 2016 Nominated AA Jr. Two Year Old

Owned with Sarah Campbell Campbell Run Farm