Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 10, 1956, Image 1

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    Vol. 1, No. 15
Prices Lower
Receipts Gain
At Stock Yards
Cattle receipts on the Lancas
ter market gained 2-3 per cent
last year over the preceding
year, however depressed markets,
general all over the nation, low
ered dollar values. Cattle receipts
totaled 269,47> in 1955,—an in
crease of 6.308'f0r the year. Dol
lar value was almost $2 3 mil
lion for all species combined
Market patrons last year re
ceived or 5 4 -per
cent under 1954 when $60,056*-'
424 55 was paid The all-time peak
was 1951, when dollar volume
figured $92,925,649 32
A total of 543,554 head of Ijve
stosk came into the Lancaster
market last year, compared to
458,935 in 1954, and 465,299 in
1953 For the three yeais, here
are comparative figuies cattle,
1955 —* 269,477; 1954 263,169,
1953 267,743; calves 1955
60,024; 1954 63,507, 1953
60,454; hogs, 1955 97,842,
1954 101,821, 1953 108,816;
sheep, 1955 26,211, 1954
30,438; 1953 28,286-
Hogs during the past year were
especially precarious pncewis'e,
but some losses have been re
covered in the opening weeks of
One of the most remarkable
increases on the Lancaster mar
ket was that shown by stockers
and feeder, cattle, with 83,425
sold -last year, an increase of
18.655 from 1954, and the larg
et in any year since 1952.
“This concludes that Lancas
ter still remains the top stock
yards east of the Mississippi,”
John M. Hoober, newly reelected
Exchange president, advised
Lancaster Farming- “Small stock
was off slightly, -but this was off
set by increases in cattle num
bers,” he -added.
Market Stand $4025,
Setting New Record
A new record in price otf
stands at Central Market House
in Lancaster has been set by
R P. Howry, R 7 Lancaster, who
paid $4,025 for a double stand
in the public auction Saturday.
This succeeds the preceding
record of $1,420 paid in Decem
ber by a Liltitz Poultry Fu’m.
Mr Howry has three other
stands in Central Market, and
the* latest purchase was that of
two recently vacated' by Harry
Becker, 519 Manor Street, Lan
Mark S- Hess, R 6 Lancaster,
Tuesday represented Lancaster
County in the quarterly meeting
of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
Cooperative Association in Har
risburg. Wednesday he partici
pated m the special Farm Bureau
directors’ Day at Hershey.
Rural Boxholder
New Holland, Pa.
This will soon be a common-sight on the
contoured fields of Lancaster Cdunty, when
-thefirstearthfe turnedfa' spring, J 3 lit there,;
are still several weeks of winter, a wise time
to have farm equipment—tractors especial-
Hoober Renamed
i _
Livestock Mart
Exchange Chief
John M- Hoober, who will rack
up 50 years service in the Lan
caster Stock Yards in the fall
of 1958, Tuesday was reelected
to his 18th consecutive term as
president of the Lancaster Live
Stock Exchange.
This will make more than 20
terms Mr. Hoober has served in
this capacity, as he was in that
office a few years prior to what
has become his long-term elec
tion in 1938.
All other officers were renam
ed: J. P; Warfel, vice president,
W- S. Bixler, secretary; W. M.
Dunlap, Sr-, treasurer, and W
M. Dunlap, assistant treasurer.
Mr. Hoober came to the Lan
caster Yards in 1908*, first work
ing with his father, Aaron Hoob
er. -Between 1916 and 1920 he
was with the firm of Hoober &
Potts, and from 1920 to 1924 with
hts father in the A. Hoober &
Son Commission Co. Mr, Hoober
then operated the firm until 1933
under that name, when it was
changed to J. M Hoober, Inc.
His father passed away in 1924-
Feb- 15 was set as the dead
line when Mr- Bixler will stop
receiving entries for the Garden
Spot Baby Beef Club, sponsored
by the Exchange.
Quarryvilie, Pa., Friday, February 10, 1956
Mellow Earth on Lancaster Farm
January Sale of
Poultry Increases
January sales of poultry at
Lancaster Pou 11 ry Exchange
Rohrerstown, ranged front 18%
to 25 on broilers in nine sales.
There were 243 lots listed, 237
lots totaling 674,156 birds of
Sales totaled 217 lots, 619,816
birds, of which 597,055 were
broilers, 14,475 capettes, 4,295
Leghorn fowl, and 1,200 heavy
Groundhog Sees
No Shadow Along
Octoraro Creek
Spring is here, according to
the Quarryville groundhog, and
spring is six weeks away, accord
ing to ( one evoking similar fore
casting claims at another station
in Pennsylvania.
Divide the difference and you
may have some idea of how
much more winter well have.
This year the slumbering lodge
along the banks of Octoraro
Creek jumped into the field of
nutrients and came- up with a
man-sized groundhog- that had
been gently fed saprozoic vita
mins, produced from a contrap
tion that beggars description
There was no shadow there
There couldn't be. Even the
patient observer, who was soaked
to the skin by dripping ram
while his feet chilled in sloppy
snow, could not see his own.
But come what may, the Quar
ryville Groundhog again came
through to ease the dignity of
the work-day world one day at
James and Ruth Bucher, Pal
myra, purchased the' 124-acre
acre Milton Herr Farm for $24,-
400 in the auction at the farm
near Palmyra Saturday. Paul E
Sanger was auctioneer.
ly overhauled. Shown above is the farm
of Warren JBuch, R 2 Lititz, with one of the
the tractor.. The Buck Farm
is just opposite the new Warwick Union
School on'the edge of Lititz.
124 ACRES $24,400
Guernseys Set
Records for
Two Area Herds
Jerome H . Rhoads, Kirkwood,
Pa, is the owner of two regist
ered Guernseys that have re
cently Herd Improve
ment Registry production records
according to a report from the
American Guernsey Cattle Club
Milked tw.o times daily while
on test, Cadet’s Vera of Rhoads
acres, a seven year-old, produced
10,583 lbs of milk and 570 lbs
of fat in 305 days, and met
calving requirements This pro
duction represents approximately
5100 quarts of high-quality milk
Cadet’s Chi of Rhoadsacres, a
junior four year-old,. produced
11,577 lbs of milk and 513 lbs
of fat in 305 days, and met
calving requirements. She' was
milked two times daily. This
production represents approx
imately 5500 quarts of high
quality milk.
Rutter Bros., York Penna., just
purchased the Guernsey sire,
Ideal’s Patty’s Superior, from
Jacob Tams, Augusta, New Jer
sey, according to the American
Guernsey Cattle Club
This richly bred bull is out of
the high-production cow, Ideal’s
L D-’s Patty that has two pro
duction records of 14,448 lbs of
milk and 718 lbs of fat, made
on three' times daily milking for
365 days, as a junior two-year
old, and met calving require
ments, and 21,139 lbs of milk
and 1,114 lbs of fat, made on
three times daily milking for
365 days, as a senior three-year
old He sired by Ideal’s Superior-
In the auction of livestock and
implements held on the Simon
S King farm -south of Atglen
Tuesday, 22 Holstein cows sold
up to a high of $340.
$2 Per Year
Benson Given
Half Hour on
CBS for Reply
Washington, (USDA) The U-
S Department of Agriculture
today made public the text of a
letter which has been sent by
Secretary of Agriculture Ezra
Taft Benson to Mr Frank Stan
ton, President of the Columbia
Broadcasting System, 485 Madi
son Avenue, New York, N. Y.;
Dear Mr. Stanton.
A few days ago I appeared brief
ly on Mr. Edward K. Murrow’3
“See It Now” program. I felt
that the few minutes allotted to
me for comment were inadequate
to clear up what I distinctly feel
was a distorted impression of
farm conditions given by sec
tions of Mr Murrow’s presenta
In fairness to farmers, to your
metropolitan audiences and to
the Department of Agriculture
which I have the honor i serve,
I respectfully request an early
opportunity to set the recoid
straight on several important
points "
Although the Murrow show oc
cupied a full hour, I believe
half of that time would be suf
ficient for the presentation I
have m mind. I would hope that
time could be alloted s at ap
proximately the same hour as
the Murrow show was staged and
on the same day of the week-
Thursday. I believe you would
agree this would best permit me
to reach the same audience.
I would be most happy to discuss
further details with you or other
members of your staff if yoil
are agieeable .to this request.
Sincerely yours, i
/a/ E T. Benson
(The Secretary was granted!
the 10 30 to II p m EST spot
on CBS last night).
Heads Poultry
Exchange Again
Levi H- Braubaker has been
reelected president of the Lan
caster Poultry Exchange for hia
second term at a meeting Moni
day hight at Rohrerstown, He
has been temporary chairman o£
the Exchange since it was insti
tuted more than 18 months ago.
Nominated by Dr. E. I. Rob
ertson of Lancaster, Mr. Bru
baker has long held a high posi
tion in activities and promotion
of the Exchange. Dr. Robertson
said, “The Exchange may be
faced with the problem of mov
ing in the year ahead and should
retain its present leadership ”
thus overriding a request from
Mr Brubaker that he be reliev
Others named were Noah
Kreider, R 3 Manheim, vice pres
ident, Daniel K. Good, Rl Co
lumbia, secretary; Howard Mar
tin, H 2 Lancaster, treasurer, and
directors reappointed Glenn
Herr, Rl Manheim, as exchange
manager, and Mrs Clara Kopf
as office clerk- Mrs Kopf Is from
Rl Columbia
Earl Reeves, who leaves soon
to reside in the midwest and
work for a west coast firm, was
recipient of a resolution of ap
preciation He was instrumental
in organizing the Exchange and
has had much to do with work
on the proposed new Exchange.