Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 10, 1956, Image 1
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 1956. 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 caster. NAMED DELEGATE 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. SAMPLE COPY 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 fered. Sales totaled 217 lots, 619,816 birds, of which 597,055 were broilers, 14,475 capettes, 4,295 Leghorn fowl, and 1,200 heavy fowl. 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 least. 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 PEI ERBOROUGH, N H- - 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- $340-HOLSTEIN TOP ' 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 tion 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 ed. 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.