Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 29, 1967, Image 7

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    • Holstein Field Day If we register them • Countv Plowmen
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' CROP ADVICE (Continued from Page 1)
County agent Max Smith’s pile up 500 of a possible 600
becona nigh score went to timely remarks on <*mn a,nrf , , r
York County on the 266.7 point livestock prtoductioS were wSi P ° ints : Zimmerm,n was 8 <- ose
eoore of Phiililip Laughman, received by the 300 dairymen second Wllh 466 > * nd Loien
ThomasvilJe. and friends gathered on the Zimmerman, also of East Earl
Jacob Houser, Jr., Lampeter, shady, green lawn of the Rutt Rl, placed third with 483
was third with 266.6 points. homestead. points.
In the ladies division, Mrs. Smith recommended sowing
Robert Kauffman, Elizabeth n ' ew ’ alfalfa seedings in the Judging the three-man con
town Rl, was tops with 252 next week. “The last several test at the Edwin Kurtz farm
points which won her a table years,” he said, “many of you at Ephrata Rl were Richard
service set. The youth class was have tried fall seedings and Brown, Chester County work
won by Miss Patricia Eby, they have burned out because unit conservationist with SCS;
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don- of lack of moisture. But with Herbert Wetzel, associate coun
aid Eby, GordonviUe Rl. Miss the better weather conditions ty agent in Berks County: and
Eby won a model cow and this year you may want to try Cm* l Herr, farmer, 940 Penn
trophy, at again.” Grant Road, Lancaster.
HEARS CONVENTION n.J? e als ,° strewed working Yost, who will represent the
REPORT „™ an( ? totalizer into the soil, county in the state plowing
Featured speaker and cattle limp s*/ batter t™ 6 to get contest in August in Somerset
Judge for the all-day affair was Li ««» alfa ?» County ’ was Presented with
Edwin C. Fry, Fair Hill Farms, y ° U S ° W ltj h,s P eiman ent trophy by Lan-
Ohestertown, Maryland. He re- r7T,i ’ , caster County Dairy Piincess
poised on the 82nd National °. rat, n f 6 c,!!™! 15 £ °i r Anna Mae Doaough. He will
Holstein Convention held re- f ,L, bluce ' receive the new rotating tio
cently in Minneapolis, Minne- iitS ”v ed ' k Th f a2e P hy later according to plowing
sota, calling it a “grass roots” . accir >atin o has been lower- contest chairman Aaron Z.
organization controlled by the three mont j ls to Stauffer, and wall need to suc
local breeders in the field. . defend his title next
“Pennsylvania had one-seventh -.JrV"ft, Sudan “ sor S b ‘ year to gam permanent pos
of 'all the delegates at the con- L f® session of that t«>Phy. Yost
vention,” Fry said. „ ahead of you it operates a 125-acre dairy farm.
He also ren or ted that “no U f be t 0 ™ ake them in ‘ Last yeai's champion Marvin
tie also reported that no to silage rather than hay.” Zimmerman retired the rntat
longer will we be able to reg- The countv comment f™™ eil “ an iemea tne rotat
ister animals over two years ed on S llnse cS H
old. We feel we .are more ac- fields in the area, but urged Sln Z^-
jfarmeis not to get in a hurry merman was runnerup
to put corn into the silo. He
explained that an acre of corn
cut for silage in the silk stage
yields only 2,000 pounds of dry
matter; left to mature to the
well-dentated stage it will yield
8,000 pounds. “The longer you
let it mature,” Smith said, “the
more TDN per acre you get.”
Smith also introduced new
assistant county agent Jay Ir
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Other speakers included
Dairy Princess Anna Mae Do«
nough, David Slusser, fieldman
for the Pennsylvania Holstein
Association and Elvin Hess, Jr.,
state director.
John Harnisb, Henry Ketter
ing and Ira Welk served on the
field day committee and presi
dent Robert Groff was master
of ceremonies.
Additional winners in the
judging contest were: Men’s
Division: Elvin Hess, Jr., Stras
burg Rl, 254 points; Marlin
Hershey, Gordonville, 250.
Ladies Division: Eileen Thom
as, Millersville 250: Kathryn
Deiter, Lititz R 3, 2343; Vivian
Stauffer, Ephrata, 233 3; and
Mrs. J. Robert Hess, Strasburg
Rl, 216 Youth Division; Mar
lene Harbold, Mount Joy, 234.-
3; Karen Hershey, Lititz, 233 -
3; Richard Hess, Strasburg Rl,
216 7, and Calvin Martin, Eph
rata. 215.7.
Today 45% of all 4-H’ers live
on farms; 33% in rural non
farm areas; 16% in towns of
2.500 to 50,000; 6% in larger
Available at
Grofftown Rd.
Next to Waterworks
Ph. 392-4963 or 392-0374
Available now at
Ph. 397-3539
SOME OF THE ELEVEN LAND cavation in the contest sponsored by the
JUDGES competing Tuesday at the county vo-ag teachers’ assn. The test
Lancaster County Conservation Field was set up and judged by ,SCS county
Day are shown studying one sample ex- conservationist Orval A. Bass.
Amos H. Funk climbs onto the wagon
to greet the several hundred persons at
tending the County Conservation Field
Day & Plowing Contest Tuesday, spon
sored annually by the couunty Soil &
Lancaster Farming. Saturday. July 29.1967—7
NEW CHAMPION of the county’s contoured fur
rows, Ivan Yost of Narvon R 2, receives his trophy from
Lancaster County Dairy Princess Anna Mae Donough
at the county Plowing Contest held Tuesday on the
Edwin Kurtz farm at Ephrata Rl. L. F. Photo
Water Conservation District. Funk par
ticularly praised the youths attending,
noting that their generation “ will have
to be far better conservation farmers
than we were”. L. F. Photo
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