Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 16, 1969, Image 1

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VOL. 14 NO. 38
Terri Ann Shank Selected
To Represent Poultrymen
At Hershey Queen Contest
“The poultry business is
rough, but anyone who succeeds
in it proves himself a great
farmer,” Tern Ann Shank says.
And Miss Shank, the vivacious
local poultry queen will be help
ing poultry farmers to succeed.
Selected to represent the huge
Lancaster County poultry indus
try she will go to the State
Queen Contest to be held at Her
shey next Saturday during Penn
sylvania Dutch'Days. "
Terri Ann- feels a -little
Terri Ann Shank
Guernsey Field
Day Set For
Tuesday, Aug. 19
The Lancaster County Guern
sey Field Day will be held Tues
day, August 19, at the farm home
of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Har
msh, 2105 Pequea Lane, accord
ing to an announcment from the
local breeders this week.
The morning program begin
ning at 10 a m will include judg
ing of three classes of Guernseys.
Willard D. Lashbrook, Dairy
Specialist from Beacon Milling
Co. and graduate of the Univer
sity of Minnesota will serve as
judge and afternoon speaker.
The announcement invites
everyone to bring the family and
enjoy visiting this beautiful
cieek-side farm and home
Lunch will be available The
field day committee is - Rohrer
Witmer, Chairman, Clarence
Harnish and Ellis Denlinger.
Farm Calendar
Tuesday, Aug. 19
10.00 A M.—Lancaster County
Guernsey Field Da.,, Clar
ence Harnish Farm, 2105
Pequea Lane.
8.00 P.M. —Farm and Home
Foundation Board of Di
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astounded at the prospect of
representing the industry at the
State level. “Just think,” she
said, “Little me representing
Lancaster County when so many
other girls could do it so well I
hope when people talk to me
they get a good impression ”
A graduate of Elizabethtown
High School in June, Miss Shank
will enter Messiah- -College,
Grantham, Sept 4 to major in
"Home Economics. She has re
ceived two scholarships, one
from the Lancaster County Bank
er’s Assn, for $lOO and a $4OO
scholarship from the Farm and
'Home Foundation. -
The 17-year-old daughter of
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JUdcai Eggs
Going On
Arctic Voyage
Local poultry farmers are
going to have a hand in collect
ing scientific data necessary to
assess the economic and opera
tional feasibility of a year-round
Arctic marine operation.
Does that sound impossible?
Well it isn’t.
Eggs produced in Lancaster
County are going to feed the
crew on the SS Manhattan, the
ship Humble Oil and Refining
Company is sending into the
Arctic ice to test the possibility
of opening a polar sea route be
tween the Atlantic and Pacific
According to Melvin Gehman,
Producer Service Representative
for Raymond Sauder, Egg Deal
(Continued on Page 9)
Everett Kreider, (left), representing the
County Soil and Water Conservation Dis-
tnct, made trophy presentations last Fri-
day afternoon to the winners of the Lan-
caster County Plowing Contests. Marvin
Lancaster Farming, Saturday. August 16,1969
County Poultry Queen, Terri Ann Shank
(right) feels very much at home in the
hen house. Her sister Vicki (left) and her
mother Mrs. Benjamin Shank along with
Loc°i Youths Selected
For National Events
Related To Music
Three local farm youths have
been selected to participate in
national events related to music,
it was learned this week.
J. Scott Weaver, New Holland
R 1 has been selected as a mem
her of the national FFA Chorus
and Rickey and Rhonda Burk
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Sloping Wire Floors Compared
w . V .. . » T
With Conventional Litter I ype
Breeding flocks of White Leg
horn hens, kept on sloping wire
floors allowing % square foot of
floor space per hen, do as well
as breeding flocks on conven
tional litter floors with 2%
square foot of floor space per
hen, it was announced recently
at the 58th annua i meeting of
Zimmerman (center). East Earl, receives
the Contour Land award and Richard
Groff, Lititz R 3, the Level Land trophy,
Both men had won two previous trophies
at the local annual event. (See other Pho
toes Page 13.) L. F. Photo
Terri compose the team that keeps the
egg retail outlet going on the Shank Farm
located between Elizabethtown and Bain
the Poultry Science "Association,
aFFort Collins, Colorado,
]Df. Glenn 0 Bressler of The
Pennsylvania State University
saidithere was no significant dif
ference in. egg production or
fertility between breeding flocks
hqhsed under the two systems.
However, hatchability was 3 per
eeht higher for Hocks on sloping
"From these and other experi
ments, we at Penn State are now
recommending that White Leg
horn breeding flocks be housed
on sloping wire floors allowing
six-tenths square foot of floor
space per bird,” Dr. Bressler
He termed the results “excel
lent” for fertility and hatch
ability. In one experiment, 4600
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Research Data
Given On High
Moisture Corn
Reseai ch data at Cornell Uni
versity was used Wednesday
morning by Di Marcus Haggard
to show local farmers gathered
in the New Holland Fire Hall
the facts about high moisture
According to Dr Haggard,
satisfactory results are obtained
with high moisture coin “The
only reason we have always dried
corn was to preserve it,” he said.
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