18811 Wagaman Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-733-9255 Phone & Fax
palmyraayrshires@aol.com
Ralph & Terrie Shank 301-739-1960
Erin & Brian Myers 301-491-5609
Ryan, Amanda & Kayleigh Shank 301-491-5607
Mike & Mary Creek 301-739-2729
Mark Creek 301-471-2311
Jordan & Richard Gelber 301-471-2375
Michael Creek 301-606-7089
Evan Creek EPC-Palmyra Fitting & Trucking 301-514-4213


Palmyra Farm is home to Registered Ayrshires & Holsteins in historic western Maryland – just minutes from the Antietam & Gettysburg battlefields. A 3rd & 4th Generation Family Farm, family members include Ralph & Terrie, Erin, Ryan & Amanda Shank and Mary & Mike, Mark, Michael, Jordan & Richard Gelber. Palmyra has been home to Ayrshires for 50 years and Holsteins for 22 years. The current rolling herd average for the 116 Ayrshires is 20,586M 4.1% 841F 3.22% 666P and 81 Holsteins currently average 24,073M 3.8% 909F 3.1% 745P. The herd is housed in a freestall facility and fed a group TMR.

Palmyra Farm has had over 125 All-American Ayrshire Nominations and over 44 All-American Ayrshires.

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

  • Five French Production Trophies
  • 69 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
  • New Ayrshire Classification Results:
    • Maple Dell Burdette Donna F65302772 VG-86 - Owned with Craig Davidson - UK
    • Palmyra Baltimore C Bethany F65459521 EX-90
    • Palmyra Tristar Blessing F66596083 VG-88
    • Palmyra Branson Blush F66596107 VG-88
    • Palmyra Poker Garbro F69261790 VG-89
    • Palmyra Max NM Bethany F70276043 VG-85
    • Palmyra Duncan Gail F70270069 VG-87
    • Palmyra Benevola P Bailey F71350629 VG-85
    • Palmyra Burdette C Ginger F71350637 VG-86
 
 
EMBRYOS AVAILABLE

-Palmyra Tristar R Ginger x Bendig
-Palmyra Raven J Bethany x Reality & Riggins
-Calimero Bethany EX-90 x Berkely

SORTED IVF:
-Palmyra Romeo Rosy EX-92 x Berkely, Bendig, Dreamer
-Palmyra Reality Bonnie x Dreamer
-Spots-Pride Pronto Galaxy EX-93 2E 136056924 x Armani & Brokaw

 
SALE CONSIGNMENTS

To the MD State Sale - July 11:
-LOT 24 - Tiger-Lily McLovette-ET - A McCutchen sister to Ladd P
-LOT A - Choice of Kingboy's due in January from Lad Many

To the R&W National Convention Sale - July 25:
-LOT 4 - Ducati-Red x MOM Manhattan

 
SPOTLIGHT

7HO12161 Palmyra Ladd Man-P-ET
Polled Red Carrier Super Sampler at Select Sires!

Sire: Tiger-Lily Ladd P-Red-ET
Dam: MOM Manhattan-ET VG-85
Full Sister: Ladd Many-Red-ET
GTPI +2249 +642NM +.08F +.04P +2.79 Type
AYRSHIRES

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Palmyra Poker LH Rosy-ET
Reg. #66596106
Excellent - 92
+534 CPI - #39 Elite
+894M +39F +25P +384NM
2-0 298 19,900 4.5 896 3.3 654
3-0 353 25,377 4.5 1135 3.5 886

Reserve All-American 4-Year-Old 2013
Grand Champion, MD State Fair 2013
1st 4-year-old, Mid-Atlantic National 2013
2nd 4-year-old, WDE 2013
Nominated All-American Jr. 3-Year-Old 2012
1st Jr. 3-year-old, BU & BBO, Mid Atlantic National 2012
3rd World Dairy Expo Futurity 2012
5th Jr. 3-year-old, WDE 2012
Nominated All-American Jr. 2-year-old 2011
5th Jr. 2-year-old at WDE & Mid-Atlantic National 2011

Rosy is a maternal sister to Reality & Ramius!

Her pure Ayrshire sons: Berkely Reagan-ET +600 GTPI and Bendig Roush-ET +557 GTPI going to Select!
Her pure Ayrshire daughters:
Berkely P Rita-ET +587 GTPI - #1 Elite Heifer
Berkely P Ruth-ET +566 GTPI - #5 Elite Heifer

Her Berkely Daughter:
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Palmyra Berkely P Rosy
Reg. #71350654
#33 Elite Heifer
+542 GTPI +1261M +60F +36P

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
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Palmyra Burdette LH Rosy
Reg. #70270016
Very Good - 87
#24 Elite CPI +543
+859M +.03F +39 +.00P +27 +397NM
2-4 proj. 20,432 4.3 879 3.3 692

Nominated All-American Sr. 2-Year-Old 2013
1st Sr. 2-year-old, MD State Fair 2013
1st Sr. 2-year-old, Mid-Atlantic National 2013
7th Sr. 2-year-old, WDE 2013

Dam: Galney-EPC LH Rosy-ET EX-91
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Palmyra Ragimore EV B GiGi
Reg #70270039
Very Good - 89
2-0 proj. 22,336 4.3 961 3.3 739
#7 Elite CPI +568
+1190M -.01F +44 +.00p +37 +401NM

Reserve All-American Jr. 2-Year-Old 2013
2nd Jr. 2-year-old, Res. Intermediate & HM Grand Champion, Southern National 2013
1st Jr. 2-year-old, BB&O, BU, Intermediate & Res. Grand Champion, Mid-Atlantic National 2013
Res. All-American Summer Yearling 2012
5th generation All-American Nomination

Owned with Ragimore Trust, Edmund Els, Barti Volschenk, South Africa

Dam: Palmyra Poker Gigi-ET EX-90
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Hazcroft GiGi Gabriella
Reg. #F72511709
+557PTPI +1372M +56F +37P

Maternal sister to Burdette Gigi by Berkely
Just purchased on the National Sale with David & Linda Hanson

*Embryo orders being taken!*

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Palmyra Ramius T Geneva
Reg #70270033
Very Good - 88
2-1 proj. 18,774 4.0 710 2.9 547

Nominated All-American Jr. 2-Year-Old 2013
1st Jr. 2-year-old & HM Grand Champion, MD State Fair 2013
3rd Jr. 2-year-old, Mid-Atlantic National 2013
5th Jr. 2-year-old, WDE 2013

Dam: Palmyra Tri-Star Ginger-ET EX-91
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Palmyra Burdette Greer
Reg #70270067
Very Good - 87 @ 2-0
1-10 proj. 18.042 4.4 794 3.4 631

Nominated All-American Milking Yearling 2013
1st Milking Yearling, Mid-Atlantic National 2013
4th Milking Yearling, WDE 2013
1st Fall Calf & Jr. Champion, MD State Fair 2012
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Palmyra Dreamer R Ginger
Reg. #71350669

Junior All-American Fall Calf - Congratulations Kayla!
1st Fall Calf & Jr. Champion, MD Ayrshire Field Day 2013
1st Fall Calf, MD State Fair 4-H Show 2013
1st Fall Calf & Jr. Champion (Open & Jr.), Mid-Atlantic National 2013
1st Fall Calf, WDE Jr. Show 2013
3rd Fall Calf, MD State Fair 2013

Due August 20, 2014

Dam: Palmyra Reality Ginger-ET VG-88
Res. All-American Milking Yearling 2012

Owned with Kayla Lenhart

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Palmyra Dreamer LH Rosy-ET
Reg. #71350657

Nominated All-American Fall Calf 2013
1st Fall Calf, MD State Fair 2013
3rd Fall Calf, Mid Atlantic National 2013
5th Fall Calf, WDE 2013

Daughter of Galney-EPC LH Rosy

 
 
HOLSTEINS
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Tiger-Lily Mc Lovette-ET
Reg. #71708855
+2226 GTPI
+88M +45F +34P +500NM +.05F +0.3P
+3.5PL 2.92SCS +.9DPR +3.77T +3.30UDL +3.15LLC

McCutchen sister to Ladd-P!
SHE SELLS in the MD State Sale - July 11th
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Palmyra M-O-M Manhattan-ET *RC
Very Good - 85, 86-MS @ 2-10
Reg. #68681114
4/14 GTPI +2114 PTA +1032M +51F +47P +2.37T
2-4 305d 27,812 4.4 1217 3.3 917
2-4 315d 28,693 4.4 1253 3.3 946

Contracted by ABS, Select Sires, Genex, CRV, Accelerated & GenElite

Her Ducati-Red daughter SELLS as LOT 4 in the National Red & White Convention Sale on July 25th!

Calves by Z-Destiny, Larson, Ladd-P and Gold Chip
Manhattan is owned with Chris & Jen Hill


Manhattan's Ladd-P Daughter:

Palmyra Lad Many-Red-ET

Reg. #71506048
9K GTPI +2245
+791M +54F +50P +587NM +3.9PL +3.18T
Contracted for embryos worldwide!
Full sister to Ladd Man-P
Due October 10th to McCutchen

*Her Jan. 2015 Kingboy choice SELLS in the MD State Sale*

Her Dam: Palmyra M-O-M Manhattan-ET *RC (VG-85)
(Pictured above)


Palmyra Larson Mango-Red-ET

Very Good-85
Reg. #70809715
Maternal sister to M-O-M Manhattan
**WOW - Fresh January 13, 2014 - WOW**

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Spots-Pride Pronto Galaxy
Excellent-93 EEEEE 2E
Reg. #136056924
GTPI +1768 PTA +1228M +10F +19P +3.2PL +2.38T +1.33UDC
2-3 365 31,140 3.1 951 2.8 872
3-10 365 32,610 3.2 1033 2.8 900
5-1 365 35,490 3.2 1153 2.9 1028
6-8 277 27,450 3.7 1011 2.8 772
Lifetime: 133,970 3.3 4407 2.8 3796

*Sorted IVF embryos by Armani & Brokaw available!