18811 Wagaman Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-733-9255 Phone & Fax
palmyraayrshires@aol.com
Ralph & Terrie Shank 301-739-1960
Erin & Brian Meyers 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 & Brian Meyers, Ryan & Amanda Shank and Mary & Mike, Mark, Michael, Evan Creek, Jordan, Richard & Nolan Gelber . Palmyra has been home to Ayrshires for 50 years and Holsteins for 22 years. The current rolling herd average for the 97 Ayrshires is 20,632M 4.1% 853F 3.2% 669P and 104 Holsteins currently average 24,790M 3.9% 955F 3.1% 766P. The herd is housed in a freestall facility and fed a group TMR.


Palmyra Farm has had over 130 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
  • 72 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

    *We were p
    roud to be co-sponsor of the coverage of the 2014 All-American Ayrshire Show! CLICK HERE to see the results!
 
 
EMBRYOS AVAILABLE

SORTED IVF:
-Palmyra Romeo Rosy EX-92 x Berkely, Bendig, Dreamer
-Palmyra Reality Bonnie x Dreamer
--Calimero Bethany EX-90 x Berkely

TRADITIONAL:
- Burdette GiGi VG 89 x Predator

 
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 GP-83 VG-MS, 2y
GTPI +2249 +642NM +.08F +.04P +2.79 Type


We had a great classification day!

Palmyra Ragimore-EV B GiGi Ex 90 Ex91M
Palmyra Ambush Randy Ex90 Ex 90M
Palmyra Aclaim R Bobbi VG 88 Ex 90M
Palmyra Lochinvar Ginger VG 89 Ex 90M
Palmyra Burdette Greer VG 88 Ex 90M
Palmyra Poker R Rosy-ET VG 89 Ex 93M
Palmyra Napier RR Blush VG 89 VG 87M
Palmyra Berkely P Rosy VG 88 VG 88M
Palmyra Tristar LH Rella-ET VG 87 VG 88M
Palmyra Napier T Ginger-ET VG 85 VG 88M
Palmyra Bedford Gingerbread VG 85
Palmyra Aclaim Carrie VG 85
Palmyra Burdette PR Rosy VG 87
Palmyra Bradock Blush VG 85
Palmyra Prime Blush VG 85
Palmyra Prime B Bethany VG 85
Palmyra Napier R Bethany VG 85
Palmyra Dreamer R Ginger VG 87
Palmyra Aclaim H Brandy VG 85
Good-Vue Burdette Chai VG 85
Forever Schoon Real Pretty-ET Ex 90 Ex 90M

AYRSHIRES

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Palmyra Ragimore EV B GiGi
Reg #70270039
Exelent 90 Ex91M
2-0 305  22,600 4.3  966  3.3  748
    365  25909       1114       862
2014 Res All-American Jr 3yr old
#8 12/14 +529CPI +725m +34f +26p +1.8 type +323nm

2nd Jr. 3-year-old & 2nd Futurity WDE 2014
4th Jr. 3-year-old  Mid-Atlantic National 2014
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

Her Daughter:
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Palmyra Ragimore EV R Gigi
Reg #72394505
+507PPTI
Born: June 15, 2013

Sire:  Palmyra Calimero LH Raney-ET - 7A108 - Soon to be released by Select Sires
Dam: Palmyra Ragimore EV B GiGi
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Palmyra Reality Ginger-ET
Very Good-89
Reg. #69261847
1-11  369  22,140.362 3.0 669
#103 Elite CPI +476CPI +661m +26f +12p +278nm

2014 Nominated All-American Sr. 3 yr old
5th Sr. 3-year-old & 3rd Futurity WDE 2014
1st Sr. 3-year-old MD State Fair 2014
Res. All-American Milking Yearling 2012

Full sister to Gibbs a Select Sires
Dam: Raven Ginger

Her Daughter:
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Palmyra Dreamer R Ginger
Very Good 87
Reg. #71350669
Fresh August 19, 2014
+564m +30f +12p
1-11 proj 22224 4.6 1022 3.2 732

201 HM Jr. All-American Milking Yearling
1st Milking Yearling, Premier National Jr. Show 2014
2nd Milking Yearling, Mid-East National 2014
2nd Milking Yearling, Central National Jr. Show 2014
6th Milking Yearling, WDE 2014
2nd Milking Yearling, Mid-Atlantic National 2014
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

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

Leased by Kayla Lenhart

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Palmyra Benevola P Bailey
Very Good-85
Reg. #71350629
2-0  proj.  19,435 4.1 797 3.1 621
#103 Elite CPI   +509CPI  +613m  +45f  +|25p  +258NM

Sire:  Palmyra Raven Benevola - Newly proven sire at Taurus
2nd Dam:  Palmyra Calimero Bailey

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Palmyra Raven J Bethany
Reg.# F6659606
Excellent 91
#17Elite CPI +512CPI +1163m +40f +28p +352nm

2-4 365 20680 4.1 851 3.0 624
3-7 365 32350 4.3 1393 3.1 988
5-0 305 31100 4.6 1433 2.8 878
365 37346 1671 1081

Full sister to Benevola at Taurus 76A754

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Maple Dell Burdette Donna-ET
Very Good-87
Reg. #65302772
production 2-1 352 22350 4.4 980 3.2 713
+58 Elite Genetics 12/14 +487CPI +262m +21f +13p +267nm

Dam:  Maple Dell Zorro DaFourth EX-95 2E

Co-owned with Craig Davidson, Errolston Farm, Scotland
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Forever Schoon Real Pretty-ET
Exelent 90 EX 90M
Reg.# F100663864
2-2 365 22680 4.4 1002 3.2 728
3-3 proj 18373 4.4 808 3.2 599

+ 493CPI +690m +40f +19p +286nm

Sire Reality
Dam Forever Schoon Pretty X7441960 Ex
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Palmyra Berkely P Rosy
Very Good 88 VG 88M
Reg. #71350654
+595m +28f +13p +199nm
2-0 proj 21373 4.5 962 3.1 669

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 Berkely P Ruth-ET
Reg. #72394521
Full sister to Berkely Rosy (above)
#11 Elite Heifer
+566GCPI  +1196m  +55F  +37P  +1.7T  +382nm

2014 Nominated All-American Fall Calf
2nd Fall Calf, MD State Fair 2014
3rd Fall Calf, Mid Atlantic National 2014
7th Fall Calf, WDE 2014

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Palmyra Tri-Star LH Rella-ET
Very good 87 VG 88M
Reg. #71350670
1-9 proj. 16,748 4.2 703 3.0 526
Full sister to Reality

2014 Nominated All-American Milking Yearling
1st Milking Yearling & BU, Mid-Atlantic National 2014
4th Milking Yearling, WDE 2014

 
 
HOLSTEINS
Manhattan's Ladd-P Daughter:

Palmyra Lad Many-Red-ET

Good Plus-83, VG-MS, 2y
Reg. #71506048
2-0  proj  21371  4.0  855  3.2  668

8/14 GTPI +2202 PTA +794M +45F +46P +3.24T +2.41UDC +2.16FLC +551NM
Contracted for embryos worldwide!
Full sister to Ladd Man-P

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


Palmyra Larson Mango-Red-ET

Very Good-85
Reg. #70809715
1-11 proj. 22,359 4.1 917 3.1 699
+1826 GTPI +591M +21F +18P +235NM
Maternal sister to M-O-M Manhattan