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Lynn Little | June 8, 2011
Diets rich in milk and milk products help build and maintain bone mass throughout the lifecycle, which may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. The intake of dairy products is especially important to bone health during childhood and adolescence, when bone mass is being built. The teenage years are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to consume enough calcium to help prevent bone fractures and osteoporosis later in life. During the teen years, nearly half of the adult skeleton is formed and about 15 percent of adult height is added, which makes these years critical for achieving full bone mass and height potential.
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NEWS
January 12, 2011
Given the chance to be a showman Wednesday, state Rep. Mark Keller milked it for all it was worth. Keller, R-Franklin/Perry, took top honors in a VIP dairy showmanship contest at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Keller competed with 15 other state legislators, including state Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, in the contest held in the large arena. Lawmakers were paired with farmers from their districts who provided a last-minute lesson on showing the animals. Keller, who has served on the agriculture and rural affairs committee, showed a jersey from Reich-Dale Farm in Chambersburg, Pa. The contest was organized by the Center for Dairy Excellence and PennAg Industries Association.
NEWS
January 10, 2011
The Maryland Dairy Industry Association offers two $500 Boyd Cook Memorial Scholarships to association members or their dependents. The scholarships will be awarded at the Maryland Dairy Convention on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Frederick (Md.) Fairgrounds. Applications are due Saturday. Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors and students enrolled in a two- or four-year college. Applicants may win the award only once. For the scholarship application or an association membership application, call 301-349-0750; e-mail secretary@marylanddairyindustry.
NEWS
December 27, 2010
Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association recently recognized Mark Strite of Clear Spring, Linden Hall Farm in Hagerstown and Philip Martin of Smithsburg for 25 years of continuous cooperative membership. They received a plaque and gift at their local district meeting to thank them for their loyalty and commitment to Maryland and Virginia. Mark A. and Martha Ann Strite, Clear Spring When you think of Mark and Martha Ann Strite in Clear Spring, a small family dairy farm is what immediately comes to mind.
NEWS
September 27, 2010
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- FFA members from Fulton County were among the top winners of the Dairy Judging Forum this past week at the 47th All-American Dairy Show. Justin Fogal of the Warfordsburg, Pa., FFA won top honors as the highest-scoring FFA competitor, according to a press release from show officials. Warfordsburg's Zachary Strait won second place. Justin Fogal, along with team members Zack Arentz, Michael Fogal and Bradley Carbaugh, were named first-place team in the FFA division.
NEWS
September 27, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Franklin County (Pa.) Dairy Princess Jesse Kline was crowned the first alternate Pennsylvania State Dairy Princess on Saturday following a three-day contest, according to a news release. Thirty-four young women from across Pennsylvania were expected to compete in the 54th annual pageant, according to the organization's website. The pageant in Camp Hill, Pa., included speeches and skits. In June, Kline, then 19, was named the 2010-11 Franklin County Dairy Princess during the annual pageant in the Kauffman (Pa.)
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE, Staff Correspondent | August 20, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Travis Byers was all smiles Friday night. Byers, 17, of Shippensburg, Pa., won both the senior class and Grand Champion honors at the 4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle Showmanship competition at the Franklin County Fair. Dressed in all white, as is customary for dairy shows in the state, Byers settled his prize-winning Holstein named Qiana down in her stall inside one of the dairy barns after the competition. Byers said it felt good to win, especially after not doing so well in other shows this year.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | July 14, 2010
CLEAR SPRING --"I can show you the farm ... smelly, stinky, yet lovely," she said. Tessa Wiles can't help but blush as she recites lyrics to the song that helped win her the title of 2010 Maryland Dairy Princess. For a self-professed social butterfly, the color creeping into Tessa's cheeks proves that winning the statewide honor is humbling. "I was surprised," she said. "I expected one of the other girls to win. I don't like to be prideful, so I didn't get my hopes up. " Three Maryland teens competed Tuesday for the title in Frederick, Md., according to Laurie Savage, who coordinates the event.
NEWS
July 6, 2010
On June 23, the winning team of the 2009 National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest headed to Scotland to compete in an international judging event. The team brought Maryland its 29th national victory. The team consists of Chelsea Davis, Cecil County; Emily Gill, Harford County; Morgan Meisenheimer, Howard County; and Ariel Taxdal, Harford County. The program is coordinated by Kiera Finucane, Animal and Avian Sciences, and this year's team was coached by Loretta Wright, a longtime supporter of dairy and Maryland 4-H, from Carroll County.
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By LYNN LITTLE / Special to The Herald-Mail | June 9, 2010
A person never outgrows their need for calcium. In the early years, calcium helps build strong bones and teeth. However, adults need calcium, too. Bone is living tissue that is constantly being rebuilt with the aid of calcium. Calcium plays a key role in: o Preventing osteoporosis. One out of two women and one out of eight men will develop this bone-thinning disease. A diet high in calcium can help preserve bone mass and slow bone loss. o Preventing hypertension. Millions of Americans have high blood pressure (hypertension)
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