Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, October 03, 1970, Image 1
VOL. 15 NO. 45 Clair Witwer Hog Is Lampeter 'Rail' Winner Clair Witwer, Stiasburg Pike, Lancaster, had the best hog “on the iail” in a contest associated with the Lampeter Fan The contest involved live 01 on foot ludgmg duung the fair, followed by carcass 01 on the i ail judging eaily this week af ter the animals wei e butchered Seven animals weie entered in the contest Witwer’s animal made a poor showing in the on foot judging, placing only sixth Most other animals, however, finished re latively close m both the live and dead j'udging The number three and four animals, for in stance, were the same in both categories. The number one ani mal on foot was number two carcass. There was considerable dif ference between Witwer’s ani mal and some of the others. In tne carcass judging, the Witwer animal had the highest percentage of ham, loin, 42.7 per cent, compared to 40.6 per cent for the second place animal and 32.2 per cent for the seven th place animal. ; The top hog was 31 5 inches long, longer than all the hogs except the sixth place animal which was 34 inches long The shortest animal was the thud place hog, 29 8 inches long ‘The Witwer hog had a lom eye ei 3 1 inches This was about average of the seven hogs Tne numbei two hog was largest w ith 6 4 inches and the seventh place animal m caicass judging was last with 3 9 inches The Witwer animal, howevei, 14th Pa. Livestock Exposition Offers $87,000 of Premiums Prem.jms of $87,000 will be offered at the 14th annual Penii'jjA ama Livestock Exposi tion to be held at the Farm Show complex Nov 7 14 Thomas W Kelh, show man ager, gave this bieakdown of pienuums cattle, $53,000 sheep, $15,000 swine, $l5 000, and hoi sc $4,000 Sprnal events at the exposi tion include a live hog evaluation contest feedei call auction sale, educational piogiam lor swine bleeders, Noitheasi Regional 4-H loosing contest and a bain vaicl baoies exhibit An >r novation at this jea 's is the combining ol niaikct and caicass bauow class es into a single class in which 40 per cent of the animals mus. be slaughtered At pievious ex positions maikct baiiows weie not designated foi slaughlei The exposition is sponsoied by the Pennsylvania Livestock and Allied Industiies Association in cooperation with the Pennsyl stood out with the least back fat, only eight tenths of one inch, much less than the near est competitor’s 11 inch, the figuie for the numbei thiee hog Back fat langed up to 1 7 inches foi the numbei seven animal Witwei’s hog weighed the least of the seven animals shown at 200 pounds, but the heaviest animal weighed only 220 pounds. Other results in the caicass judging included second place for Dutch Valley Farm, Man heim RD3, at 215 pounds live weight, 1 3 inches of back fat, 313 inch carcass length, 6 4 inches of loin eye, and 40 6 per cent ham loin. Third place was Robert W Armstrong, Drumore RDI, at 212 'live weight, 1.1 back fat, 29 8 carcass length, 5.9 loin eye, 37 8 ham loin Fourth place was Glenn Livengood, Pioneer Road. Lan caster, was 220 live weight, 13 backfat, 30.0 carcass length, 5 2 loirt eye, and 37 2 ham loin Fifth, place went to Willow Glen Farm, Strasbuig RDI, with 206 live weight, 15 back iat, 30 5 caicass length, 5 2 loin eye, 37 0 ham loin Sixth place was John Shank, Holtwood RD2, with 219 live weight, 1.4 back fat, 34 0 caicass length, 4 0 lom eye, and 34 7 ham lom Seventh place was Earl Liven good, Morning Side Duve, Lan caster, at 217 pounds live weight, 17 back fat, 310 cai cass length, 3 9 loin ej e, and 32 2 ham loin vania Department of Agncul- Uue and its Farm Show Com mission Four-year-old Janae Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Robert E. Martin, New Holland RDI, liked the rabbits at the New Lancaster Farming. Saturday. October 3, 1970 Manheim Fair Schedule Wcdne«da>, Oct. 7 2 30 p m —Sheep and Sw me Show 5 30 pm —4 H and FF \ Bain Beef Show 7 pm Community Faim Show Parade Thursday, Oct. S 6 30 p m —Daily Show Fiiday, Oct. 9 10 a m —FFA Tiactoi Dnving Contest 2 pm—\dult Tractor D.n ing Contest 8 p m—Maiket Hog Sale 8 15 p m FFA Beef Sale following Market Hog Sale Farm Calendar Monday, October 5 National Bedding Plant Confer ence, Michigan State Uni versity, East Lansing, Michigan October 5 - 7 Tuesday, October 6 630 pm 4-H Leadership Banquet, Faim and Home Center Pennsylvania Farmers Board Meeting, Faim and Home Center Wednesday, October 7 Bpm Red Rose Baby Beef and Lamb Club, Faim and Home Center Bpm Lancastei County Soil and Water Conservation Distnct, Farm and Home Center Bpm Lancaster County Senior Extension Club, monthly meeting, Farm and Home Center Manheim Community Fai m Show, October 7 - 9 Thursday, October 8 7 30 p m Faim Women 21, home of Mrs William Ar rowsmith, Peach Bottom (Continued on Page 111 Manheim Fair Slated Oct. 7-9 The 1970 Lancastei County Fair season diaw s to a dost next week with the 17th annual Manheim Faim Shou Ouobei 79 At the stiicth educational tan exhibit aieas will featiue a wide selection of baked goods canned goods, fai m ci ops tloweis \ege tables, iuuts and nuts These items will be on display at the Haivey Spahr warehouse Commeicial exhibits and FFA and FHA window exhibits will also be placed in a tent near the Spahr warehouse To be on view in the Scout Hall wall be aits and crafts tancy wotk, models and woodwoik items Tents will house beef, swine, sheep, dairy, poultry and small livestock categories Sheep and swine judging wall take place at 2-30 p m Wednes day Categones for swine will include prizes for senior sow junioi sow, champion sow. mdi Two Lancaster Co, 4-H'ers Get Blue Ribbon in Omaha Two Lancaster County 4-H mem Deis, who have just return ed from the National 4-H Live stock Conservation Demonstra tion Contest in Omaha, Nebias ka, have received a blue ribbon foi their team efforts Membeis ot the Conseivation team weie Miss Nanc> Yunging ei and Miss Cmdj Hess The> weie accompanied on then flight b> Mis -Richard Hess, Cindy’s mother According to Mrs Hess they Holland Fair There were also large coin and tobacco displays in the 1 arm section of the f-air. 52.00 Per Year \idual maiket sow pen of three market hogs. champion ma-scet hog, ie*eive champion ma-Ket hog and champion pen of three market hogs Maiket hog sale vvi.l be held at 8 p m Faday 4H and FF\ babv beef judg mg activities begin at 5 30 pm. Wednesday m the laige ring out side the beef tent One of the highlights for FFA showmen is the beef sale of Angus, Herefoid and Charolais steers Friday night immediately following the swine sale These animals were raised by vocations a 1 agncultuie students as pro jects during the past year. Memorial Field is the site for the FFA and adult tractor driv ing contests The FFA contest is scheduled to begin at 10 am. on Friday followed by the adults at 2 p.m All contestants must be residents in the Manheim School Distnct Tractors for the events will be furnished by farm show t actor exhibitois had a veiy enjoyable flight and enjoyed particulaily a visit to Boys Town and seeing the huge feedlots She leported the girls unofficially placed third out of six teams and leceived a blue ribbon The results will for vvaided later Nancy Yungingei. 16. is the daughter of Mi and Mrs Kich aid C Yungingei, Marietta KDI. She is a junior at Lancaster Mennomte High School She has been a 4-H member six years. In addition to her livestock pioject woik she completed pi ejects m clothing, capons, sweet com sti aw bei nes, and teen leadeiship Nancy paiticipaled in the Pennsylvania Fa m Show, State 4H Days PenuscKama 4-H Don g’ ess, and the 4-H exchange trip to lowa Cindc. the daughtei of Mr and Mis Richaid H Hess, is 15 and a jumoi at Lampeiex-Strasburg High School Sle has been a mombci ot 4-H foi seven ye l rs. Nancv has completed projects in bab\ beef, dauy, cooking, stait yyith a small change, and sewing Piesident of her local 4-M Club Cindy took part m the local distuct, and state 4-H dairy shoyys, and State 4-H days. The demo-istialois will eac& i eceive a $25 U S Savings Bond for taking part in the contest.