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Singing Brook Farms makes a gift
‘Cull for the Kids’ campaign growing across the region

Bedford County dairyman Bruce Snider of Singing Brook Farms hopes to help the All-American Dairy Show continue to grow.
Photo courtesy of Lori Snider.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The tradition of supporting the All-American Dairy Show is one that Bruce Snider says he is proud to continue. Bruce and his wife, Lori, own Singing Brook Farms, a 260-cow operation near Imler, Pa.

Snider is one of the first dairy producers in the state to participate in the All-American Dairy Foundation’s “Cull for the Kids” Campaign, where farmers generously donate the market proceeds of a cull cow. Financial grants from the foundation are given to support the Premier National Junior Events, including the shows, judging contests, dairy management contest and showmanship contest, among other dairy leadership and learning opportunities.

Snider is the son of Obie Snider, a founding father of the All-American Dairy Show, who served the show for many years. The Obie Snider Award was established in 2004 in memory of Obie’s commitment to the show, and Bruce attends each year to present the award. He goes above and beyond, just like his father, by also sponsoring a class annually at the show.

“It’s always nice to help the youth, and anytime we can help the show continue to grow, that’s a positive thing,” Snider said.

The Foundation recently launched its first “Cull for the Kids” 100-Cow-Countdown.

Each participant in the campaign will be provided a form to identify the cull cow and details for the trucker and sales barn about processing the check for the All-American Dairy Foundation.

Executive Director Bob Heilman explains that the donation is tax deductible, and the donator will receive a receipt of the value of the animal sold at auction.

You can follow the “Cull for the Kids” 100-Cow-Countdown Campaign on Facebook and at www.allamericandairyfoundation.org.

For participation questions and more information about the campaign or the All-American Dairy Foundation, contact Bob Heilman at 804.240.1539 or by email at bob_heilman@comcast.net.