18811 Wagaman Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-733-9255 Phone & Fax
palmyraayrshires@aol.com
Ralph & Terrie Shank 301-739-1960
Erin, Brian & Austin Meyers 301-491-5609
Ryan, Amanda & Kayleigh Shank 301-491-5607
Mike & Mary Creek 301-739-2729
Mark & Samantha Creek 301-471-2311
Jordan, Richard & Nolan 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 & Austin 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
 

Embryos Available

TRADITIONAL:
- Burdette GiGi EX-90 x Predator
- Berkely P Rosy VG-89 x Dreamer

Spotlight

Int. Champion WDE 2016

Jr. Champion WDE 2016

Ayrshires

Palmyra Poker LH Rosy-ET 566596106

EX 92  +509 CPI
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

Her Daughters:

Palmyra Berkely P Ruth-ET F72394521

VG 88 ExM  #87 Elite 8/16  +487 GCPI
+300M +24F +11P +1.5T
2-0 264 18,270 4.5 814 3.1 565

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

Owned with Julie DeLavergne and Larry Schirm

Palmyra Burdette P Rayna-ET 72394511

VG 88 EX 90MS  #18 Elite 8/16  +514 CPI
1-11 365 22,930 4.4 1009 3.3 764
Second Jr. 2 Mid-Atlantic National 2015
Nom. AA Jr. 2yr 2015

Palmyra Berkely P Rita-ET F72394522

VG 85 VG 87 MS  #25 Elite 8/16  +510 GCPI
+472M +34F +25P +1.3T
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

VG-89 ExM  +478CPI
Reg. #71350654
+181m +23F +8P +1.7T
3-08 proj. 20,516 3.9 800 3.1 665
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 Calimero R Rosy-ET F84003128668372

+4545 PPTI March 3, 2015

2016
Third Spring Yearling International Ayrshire Show
Third Maryland State Fair

Dam: Palmyra Romeo Rosy-ET Ex93 4E F100334625
LT: 190,890 4.3 8284 3.3 6275
Nom. AA 5 Times
Dam of Riggins

Next Dam: Galney-EPC LH Rosy-Ex 90

Hazcroft GiGi Gabriella-ET F72511709

VG 89 Ex 90MS +455PPI
+383M +14F +0P +1.8T
2-2 305 19,340 4.3 829 3.0 572
2-2 365 23,260 4.3 1000 3.0 693

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

+441 PPTI April 19, 2015

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 Reality Gardenia-ET F840003123620572

PPTI +460
2-01 proj. 18,473 3.6 665 2.9 549

2016
Ninth Jr. 2yr-Old International Ayrshire Show
First Res. Grand Maryland State Fair

Dam: Palmyra Raven S Ginger VG-89 F100330199
LT: 166,320 3.8 6358 3.0 4994
UAA Fall Calf & Milking Yearling

Dam of Gibbs

Palmyra Napier R Bloom F71350656

Ex 91  +436 CPI
+127M +4F +8P +0.5T
3-3 314 26,130 3.9 1029 3.3 883
2-3 295 18497 4.4 811 3.2 595
2015 - Second Sr. 2 yr old Mid-Atlantic National &
Second Sr. 2 yr old Maryland State Fair

Dam - Ramius R Blush
Next Dam - Ripken L. Blush EX 90
126,280 3.8 4850 3.3 4130
All-American Sr. 2yr. 2005


 

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


 

Maple Dell Burdette Donna-ET

Ex 90    Reg. #65302772
+472 CPI +173M +12F +7P 8/16
3-11 342 28221 4.1 1103 3.1 871
2-1 365 23240 4.4 1016 3.2 743
#84 Elite CPI 8/15

Dam:  Maple Dell Zorro DaFourth EX-95 2E

Co-owned with Craig Davidson, Errolston Farm, Scotland

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

Oalfield Windbrook Dizzy-ET (maternal sister to Dare)

Windbrook x Ex 94 Durham x Ex 92 Luke x EX 95 Blackstar Raven

Res All-PA Spring Yrlg
3rd Spring Yrlg Western PA Championship Show
1st & Res Junior Champion PA Fall Championship Show
2nd Eastern National

Owned with Sarah Campbell Campbell Run Farm

Arb Flo Spr Relty Libby-Red

Reality x NC Dark x 86, 83, 88, 91, 91

2nd Spring Calf Western PA Championship Show
1st All American Red & White Show
3rd World Dairy Expo Red & White Show

Owned with Sarah Campbell and Chris & Jen Hill