Members of the Pennsylvania Jersey Cattle Association have been movers and shakers in the Jersey industry for many years. Listed below are some of the members who have made recent headlines.


A Pennsylvania junior and Pennsylvania cow grace the cover of the May issue of the Jersey Journal.

Maria Noble, the reigning National Jersey Queen, is pictured with Lagging Stream Impression Sahara-ET, Very Good-86%, at the Wyndham Gettysburg, site of the upcoming AJCA-NAJ Annual Meeting.

Maria’s family has been operating Nobledale Farm in Gillett since 1832 and breeding Registered Jerseys since 1888. “Sahara” was bred by the late Renee Clowney, whose legacy continues through the Jersey herd at Lagging Stream Farm, operated by her parents, John and Peggy, in Gettysburg.

Pennsylvania Jersey breeders were honored for achievements at the Pennsylvania Jersey Cattle Association annual meeting in State College on March 11. The event included a business meeting and awards ceremony for senior Jersey breeders in the morning and a banquet for juniors in the evening. Click here to view a complete report.
Pennsylvania Jersey Cattle Association President Steve Paxton, center, presents the Young Jersey Breeder Award to Cole and Jessica Peters.


Pennsylvania Jersey breeders are gearing up to host the Annual Meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc. in Gettysburg June 21-24.

The four day event includes a large array of activities and highlight. Click here to view a news release with early details.


Four Pennsylvania Jersey herds rank among the top 50 herds in the country for genetic merit following release of the December 2016 genetic evaluations.

Mount Rock Jerseys LLC of Newville ranks #32 with a herd average JPI of +72 on 395 cows (27% genotyped). Van De Jerseys of Transfer ranks #34 with a JPI of +72 on 328 cows (62% genotyped). Rounding out the high-ranking herds are Spruce Row Farms Inc. of Meadville with a herd average JPI of +67 on 256 cows (27% genotyped) and Wingert Farms of Alexandria with a JPI of +67 on 22 cows.


At the All American Junior Jersey Show in Louisville, KY, Pennsylvania juniors showed the Grand Champion, another All American and 7 other head ranked among the top 5 in their classes. Pennsylvania tied with Ohio in competition to win the state herd banner.

In the open show, Madison Fisher of Claysburg showed the winning aged cow.

Reich-Dale Vaden Strollen
Grand Champion Junior Show
Exhibited by Hayden Reichard, Chambersburg
Xanadu Action Farrah Fawcett
Junior All American Five-Year-Old
Exhibited by George Colpetzer, Greenville
Big Guns Jamaica Vanilla
All American Aged Cow
Exhibited by Madison Fisher, Claysburg

Maria Noble, Gillett, center, was crowned as the 2016 National Jersey Queen at National Jersey Jug festivities.


Pennsylvania juniors fared well in competition at the International Junior Jersey Show held in conjunction with World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI. Hayden Reichard of Chambersburg exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion. Landree Fraley of Muncy showed the winning senior 2-year-old.

Reich-Dale Vaden Strollen
Reserve Grand Champion
Exhibited by Hayden Reichard, Chambersburg
Stoney Point HG Euphoria-ET
1st Senior 2-Year-Old
Exhibited by Landree Fraley, Muncy


Several Pennsylvania juniors placed in national-level Jersey youth contests. Wesley Noble of Gillett, back second left, placed 7th in the 2015 National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest. Andrew Theobald of Waymart, back third right, placed 9th in the contest.

Jessica Nolt, Canton, placed 2nd in Division II of the 2015 National Jersey Youth Production Contest with Elsbree Marshal Arkansas. Her sister, Kathryn Nolt, placed 6th in Division II of the contest with Lost Hill Influence Ram.


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