Bethel’s Natalie Granbine was crowned the 2022-23 Berks County Dairy Princess at her brother’s Mohrsville Church on Saturday.
Bernville’s Olivia Lesser was nominated as the Princess of Alternative Dairy Products, and Womelsdorf’s Audrey Sutterzan was named Princess of Lil Miss’s Dairy Products. They are backed by a group of dairy ambassadors.
Natalie, 19, is the daughter of Larry and Dennis Granbine. She has two older brothers, Brandon and James. She owns 30 cows at her parents’ Raddin Farm. Natalie graduated from Tarpe Hocken High School and attended Manor University, where she majors in veterinary techniques. She is part-time employed at Reeseport Veterinary Hospital and helps her family farm.
Natalie has been a Berks County Dairy Ambassador since she was 13 years old. She was a very active member of the Western Burks 4-H Dairy Club. She also belongs to the Tulpehocken FFA and holds a state keystone degree.
Olivia, 20, is the daughter of William and Rory Lesser of Bernville. She has three older brothers, Josh, Gairen, and Laura. She has 25 animals in Olivia’s family Weihar Farm. Her specialty on her farm is calf care and herd health. She enjoys Olivia attending dairy shows and fitting and showing animals. She graduated from Hamburg High School and studied animal husbandry for two years at Pennsylvania State University. She is transferring to the University of Health Sciences in Pennsylvania to earn a nursing degree specializing in pediatric intensive care. Olivia is part-time employed in a home care program.
She was the Berks County Dairy Ambassador and a former member of the Western Berks 4-HDairy Club.
Audrey, four, is the daughter of Doug and Rachel Sattazaan of Wimelsdorf. She has her brother Easton. Her family owns Zahncroft Dairy LLC and she milks 250 cows. The farm was in the Sattazahn family for 88 years. This fall she will start her kindergarten at Bethel Elementary School.
As part of the Daily Princess Competition, participants were asked, “What is the greatest opportunity for Berks County’s dairy industry?”
According to Nathalie, the trade fair in Berks County offers the public an opportunity to reach out and educate the public about the dairy industry. According to Olivia, the Pennsylvania Farm Show is a great place to educate, as thousands of people attend the event.
Olivia addressed the importance of purchasing from local farmers, who are part of a national group that makes up less than 2% of the population and feeds up to 330 million people.
Natalie has announced a skit based on The Jungle Book. Natalie and Moogle set out on a dairy jungle adventure and met Baru, King Louie, a snake car, and a vulture. Natalie reminded everyone on the pageant, “Get your dairy products.”
The Berks County Daily Princess Promotion Commission is grateful that Berks County Daily Princess Mikaila Davis and Lil Miss Daily Princess Lily Gee Creed promoted the industry last year from 2021 to 22. Davis was subsequently elected the state’s dairy princess.
Winner of 3 winners at the Burks Daily Princess Competition
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