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Voi 1, No. 2 $43 Top Scored in Feeder Calf Sale At Lancaster “Sold'! for $43 per hundred! Abe Diffenbach’s hammer rang down on the auctioneer’s diock at the Lancaster Stock Yards Satur day afternoon to set a new high mark, to close the fust sate or the day m the first annual all- Pennsylvania Feeder Calt sale Five hundred people crowded the stands when the feeders were brought in, individuals first, tnen gioups When the final results were toted up, 379 head totaled $38,595 37, weighing a giand total of 168,965 lbs, ranging trom to $43, averaging $22.8b cwt. Produced in Pennsylvania Produced on Pennsylvania farms, the consignment was rounded up by the Pennsylvania Livestock and Allied Association, Inc, and the Lancaster Live stocK Exchange. Fancy calves that were on a par with those shown in the Chi cago Feeder Calf Show went on the block, calves of championship calibre. Leon Leighton, Jr, Harrisburg, president of FCAIA, said more than 20 consignors were represented There were Angus, Heretords, Shorthorns, ranging between 300 and lbs, fancy, choice, good, medium, sold by pen, weight, breed and sex, except for fancy calves Top ani mals were sold as singles, in pairs, in small groups, to make an ideal project tor a 4-H or FT a youtn. Fancy Singles Average $29.89 An average of $29 80 cwt was scoxed for fancy singles, $24 A) for feeder steers grading irom fancy, good, choice and medium, ranging from a's24 low to a $34 high In the heifer division, a/ head averaged $16.19. Livestock association sale com mittee members included L J. uy son, New Bloomfield, B H Wil son, Coatesville; Leon Leignton, Jr, and Scott French, Harnsmirg; Thomas B. King, Pennsylvania State University, University Fane, Dr, J H. Knisely, New Fans, in A Baffin, Lititz Robert C. Brown, Clearfield, and Joseph L. Duval, Newtown. Committee members represent ing the Lancaster Union fc>tock yard were James C. Dunlap, Walt er M Dunlap, Jr, William Mc- Coy, Charles Lyons, Jonn ivi. Hoober Jr, William Bixier ana Robert Heilbron Mr. Leignton was sale secretary and Walter m. Dunlap, Jr., treasurer. , Mr King pointed out the three purposes of the sale betore step ping in to help as a nngman "It piovides a closer tie between ot friendship between the breeders and market agencies, it provides an outlet for choice stock, and it localizes purchases, so the teeder does not have to go far atieid to buy feeder stock. Livstock More Important “Livestock is coming to De more (Continued on. page two) Later afternoon shadows - fall aci oss the pale fence on the John Stauffer farm, RS Elizabethtown,, Hogs Slump to 13-Year Low In Chicago Hogs Wednesday slumped to the lowest point since March 1942 on the Chicago market, the Unit ed States Department of Agricul ture reported, with a top of $13.50. The market there was general ly 25 to 50 cents lower on bar rows and gilts, mostly around 25 lower on weignts under 220 lbs suitable for shipping orders Simi lar slumps were reported on oth er markets, however Lancaster re ported a $l5 50 extreme the same day. Packers are reported buying heavily.. Chicago receipts were the larg est for a Wednesday since Dec 1954. Average price of butcher hogs hit a new low since 1944 and topped at $l3 50, lowest since March 1942 Good shopping de mand prevailed Most mixed No 2 and 3 220-280 lbs barrows and gilts brought $l2 75-13 00 Bulk mixed 180-220 lfc« $l3 00 to $l3 50, mainly $l3 25 to $l3 50 on kinds suitable for shipment carrying No 1 and 2 end Around 300 head mixed 1 and 2 at $l3 50 and 14-head lot $l3 60 Most sows weighing up to 600 lbs sold at $llOO to $l2 2o Quarryville, Pa., Friday November 11, 1955 Autumn in Lancaster Farming I now tenanted by Eugene Ebersole. i Scenes as these show why Lan ,j caster County is agriculturally 28,000 That’s the number of Lan caster County rural box holders and their families plus many in boroughs-vil lage cities receiving this issue of LANCASTER FARMING with .. full, complete tarm news. For a limited time only, charter subscriptions to LAN CASTER FARMING are be ing accepted - $l.OO for one j ear. Mail your dollar now to LANCASTER FARMING Quarryville, Fa. Fog and Chill Mark Weather V In Past Week Highlighting #us week’s Lan caster County, weather was a chi'll and fog that settled down 'Monday night, bringing 03 of an inch of precipitation at Eptoata Higher temperatures burned away the fog but the mercury ■offered indecision on topcoats or Shirtsleeves Numerous mishaps ■were reported on highways, and (heavy frost greeted many an early riser the past few days. ■But winter is due soon, and the county can expect continued lower temperature®. Bernard N. White, who is open ing a new Weather Bueau office ■in Lancaster, advises Lancaster Farming that he expects to he m operation within the next two weeks, offering iboth reports of past weather and forecasts for Lancaster and vicinity, five-day out-look, forecasts for Hams burg and the lower Susquehanna Valley. Mr White will correlate re ports from several of the observ er stations throughout the county. great (Photo by Grant Heilman, LititsL Mrs JMolt JNew President of Farm Women Mrs E Robert Nolt, Lancas ter Rl, has moVed up from vice president to president of the Lan caster County Society of Farm Women, replac ng former presi dent, Mrs. Milton Eberiy of Soci ety 6 near Ehzabetntown. Mrs Nolt is a member of Farm Society 4 Around 300 wom en attended the annual meeting Saturday m Moose Hall at Lan-' caster Others elected are Mrs’ Elam Buckwalter, Society 10, first vice president, Mrs Abram Weidman, Society 5, second vice president Officeis of the county in ad dition to these newly elected are. Mrs Kenneth Esheiman, secie tary, and Mrs Paul'Em, treasurer. Installing officu was Mrs Charles Shnver, Waynesburg R 3, state president, while the retiring pres ident, presided. Mrs Florence Moran, guidance counselor from Harnsourg, spoxe, and a memorial service for de ceased members was offered by Society 3. The Farm Women’s Chorus, di rected by Mrs William Hostetter, Society 5, sang. A quartet from Society 19 provided music A harp solo was given by Miss Francis Nissley, Lititz. Honor guests included Mrs Shnver, and the following county presidents: Mrs. Myron Duble, Berks Mrs. Theodore Mathias, Chester; Mrs. Mark Shuman, Cum berland, Mrs. James W. Rode, Dauphin; Mrs. Henry Grove, Franklin; Mrs. Kenneth Staver, Lebanon; Mrs. Frances Liskey, Montgomery and Mrs. Genet Sei lers, York and Mrs George Ger benck Sr., retuing York County president. $2 Per Year Girls Take 'Fop Honors in Beef j District Show 1 It was more than Ladies’ Day Wednesday afternoon at Lancas ter Stock Yaids, foi when the champions of each breed in the Southeast District 4-H Club Baby Beef and Lamb Club Kounaup ana sale lined up, tnete was a young lady at every halter but one. It was a Northampton county 17- year-old that took top honors, Miss Phyllis Buss of Easton RD2. Her 1,790-lb Angus was named But chie, and was bred by Ber Kins Farm, Millbrook, N Y Tears Among Winners There were tears among the young ladies when the final pur ples were awarded, for Mary Jane Herr, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs Maurice G Herr of Ref ton found her Hereford moved in to reserve position But soon her disappointment was overcome, and she was one of the first to congratulate the win ner and the winning Angus. Lined up in the final judging were Misses Bu=s and Herr, plus the reserve Angus winner, Helen A Graybill of Manheim RD 3. John H Hess, Jr.. Lancaster, was in the final string with his re serve champion Hereford, the sole young man in the winner's circle White Steer Wins Shirley Longenccker, 15, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs S H. Long enecker, Lititz RD 2, won the Shorthorn division with a beauti ful white steer. Mickey, the re serve champion was shown by Marian Hackman Elizabethtown RD 3. This was the 13th annual South east District 4-H Baby Beef Show, with 284 animals from 10 coun ties judges. Judges were T. L. Mer ritt, Ohio State University; Boyd Whittle, University of Maryland; and Thomas King, the Pennsyl vania State UniverSity. John M. Hoober, president of the Lancas ter Live Stock Exchange, was in charge of arrangements, with the show managed by Henry T. Moon, Mr King, Jay Nissley, Ralph Kntz, Joseph Way, Mark Bucher and County Agent M M Smith. Number of baby beeves by counties were. Adams, 15; Berks, 36; Chester, 4; Cumberland, 19; Dauphin, 21; Lancaster, 99; Leb anon, 18; Northampton, 26; Perry, 12; and York, 34 By breeds there were 139 Aber deen-Angus, 130 Hereford, and 15 Shorthorn. Long Weekends 1 Few Next Year ' 1 “Long Weekends” will be few and far between in 1956, says Baer’s Agricultural Almanac, now being distributed for its 131st year from Lancaster, Pa. Memorial Day and July 1, which this year fell on Monday, will arrive smack dab in the mid dle of the week, on Wednesday, m 195 6 Labor Day,'which is always on a Monday will fall on Sept. 3, bringing summer’s last big out door holiday earlier than usual. But there will be a tew com-, pensations. Lincoln’s birthday is on a Sunday, which will give a legal holiday on Monday to some lucky folks. And since Christmas and New Year’s Day each are on Tuesday, some employers may see fit to allow a four-day vaca tion periods starting the precede ipg Saturdays.