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Palmyra Farm is home to registered Ayrshires, Holsteins and Jerseys in historic western Maryland, just minutes from the Antietam and Gettysburg National Battlefields and Washington DC.  It is a great place to vacation and stop for a visit.  The farm name is derived from the original deed that has references to the historic National Highway that runs a mile from the farm and includes properties that were granted in the early 1700’s. 

Palmyra is a third, fourth and now fifth generation family farm that was established when William and Mary Shank purchased the property in 1942 and used a herd prefix of Rocky Spring Farm.  In 1963 son Ralph and wife Patricia purchased the property and initiated the Palmyra name.  Today Ralph, Jr and wife Terrie and Mary Creek and husband Mike oversee the development of the herd and cheese business with their children and grandchildren. 

Contact us if you are looking for a place to board your animals. We would be very happy to talk with you.

Cattle of all ages always available for sale.

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Remembering Palmyra Berkely P Ruth-ET

If you are lucky in this life you can live in moments of time where your dreams come true. Ruth was special from the day she was born, big but not too big for a heifer, then Junior Campion at MD State Fair 8 months pregnant. She calved in October right after mom judged Expo […]

Creek Brothers Presented with Ayrshire Young Breeder Award

Michael, Mark and Evan Creek of Palmyra Farm in Hagerstown, MD were honored as the 2020 Outstanding Young Ayrshire Breeders by the Ayrshire Breeders’ Association. This award annually recognizes young breeders who are making significant contributions to the Ayrshire breed and dairy industry. Each member of the trio plays an integral part in the operation […]