A BIG THANK YOU TO
F.M. BROWN'S SONS, INC.!
F.M. Brown's Sons, Inc. recently held an essay contest for 4-H Clubs in four different regions of Pennsylvania and New Jersey for two different age groups in each of the areas. The winners received a registered Holstein March calf purchased by F.M. Brown's Sons, Inc. The 4-H member had to answer two questions in their essay: (1) why they wanted a registered Holstein; and (2) how he or she would take care of this calf from birth to first calving. Allison Shuey (age 15) and Eric Hill (age 10) both entered and both won the contest for their age group!
LITTLE HILL FARM HOSTS K & K MEETING
June 7, 2012
Little Hill Farm hosted K & K Feed’s Summer Feeder Meeting for their current and potential customers. Over 130 people attended, plus numerous staff from K & K, Purina Mills, Pfizer Veterinary Services, Land of Lakes Animal Milk, and Clarifly, along with Lebanon County Dairy royalty, caterers, and our extended family, friends and neighbors. K& K offered five educational stations: (1) Milk Replacer for Summer Feeding; (2) New Ampli Calf Grower Feed; (3) Full Potential Feeding and Growing Heifers; (4) Newborn Calf Care, and (5) Looking on the Inside, Calf Digestive System. We had terrific weather, and we hope that all whom attended enjoyed visiting our farm and gathered some useful information to implement at their own operations. Below are some snapshots highlighting the day:
Lancaster Farming Article
June 2, 2012
"The 'Little' Dairy Farm That Could"
Exclaim Lady's Press Release
for Breaking the National Lifetime
Butterfat Production Record
In the fall of 2011, Little Hill Exclaim Lady recently broke the Lifetime Fat Production record for the Brown Swiss Breed. Her current lifetime production to date is 320,920M 16,329F 9,972P made in just 2,880 days. Lady is scored ‘4E93’ 4E93MS.
She is sired by R Hart EX Exclaim and turned 11 years old on November 6, 2011.
Lady has made four records with over a ton of fat so far! Her best record is
45,560M 5.8% 2,661F 3.1% 1,399P in 365 days at 6-00. She currently has five sons in A.I.: a Wonderment and an Agenda at Select Sires; a Dynasty and a Wonderment at New Generation Genetics; and a Power Surge at Genex. Lady’s dam is Wind Mill SB Licorice ET ‘3E91’ 3E90MS. A Mort Jade Starbuck daughter that made 177,286M 7,050F 5,930P in her lifetime. The next dam is Wind Mill Emory Lollie ET E91 E90MSand Lady’s 6th dam is Sunny View Improved Lady 5E90.
Lady is bred and owned by Little Hill Farm in Lebanon, PA, which is owned in partnership between Rich and Gale Hill and Kevin and Terry (Hill) Shuey. In 2008, Kevin and Terry were selected as the 2008 National Brown Swiss Young Breeders. Together, the partnership milks about 80 Brown Swiss and Holsteins in a recently expanded tie-stall barn. The cows are milked three times a day with a Brown Swiss RHA regularly over 26,000M 1,000F and 850P.
Lady has several daughters and granddaughters in the Little Hill herd, as well as others around the country. One of which is Little Hill Lady in Red, who is scored ‘VG87’ and has a best record of 4-06 365D 37,928M 3.9% 1,490F 3.2% 1,213P. Lady in Red has several high producing daughters including, Little Hill PS Lilac ET ‘EX90’ 90MS. Other Exclaim Lady daughters include Little Hill First Lady ET ‘VG89’ with a best record of 3-08 365D 32,325M 1,305F 1,106P, and Little Hill Little Lady-Twin 'VG85’ who has a record of 1-11 305D 28,899M 1,039F 844P.
November 4, 2011
"Faith-based Management Rewarded"
"Exclaim Lady Lifetime Butterfat Production Leader Going
Hoard's Dairyman Roundtable Article
January 25, 2011
"Having an Advisory Team Helps Us Manage"
Little Hill Farm has received the "Progressive Breeders Registry Award" for 15 consecutive years from the Holstein Association.
Little Hill Farm has again received the "Genetic Honor Herd Award" from the Brown Swiss Cattle
In 2008, Kevin and Terry were selected as the 2008 National Brown Swiss Young Breeders.