Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 14, 1971, Image 9

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    Calf Award, Judging Contest
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the most know the least” about
milk marketing, he warned that
< Among those who participated in the Guernsey Field Day
program are: left to right, Mrs. Jesse Balmer, women’s divi
sion judging winner; Melvin Breneman, men’s winner; Clark
Coates, youth winner, and Max Dawdy, secretary of the
American Guernsey Cattle Club, speaker.
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the industry is on a dangerous
trend toward declining food con
tent in its product.
Noting there has been consid
erable discussion on pricing milk
according to protein and butter
fat content, he said that any
future pricing formula should
have tied to it “minimum stand
,ards for milk sold on the street
in the bottle.”
He said studies show con
sumers prefer solids not fat lev
els of about 9.5 per cent. But
he noted that state standards
vary considerably and one major
dairy state has no standards at
all. He said the industry needs
minimum standards for both
solids not fat and butterfat.
In dicussing the fat surplus
situation, Bawdy said the com
mon assumption is that animals
producing high fat levels are
causing the problem. But he
contended that closer analysis
shows that the problem simply
stems from too much milk, par
ticularly lower quality milk
which doesn’t hold its own in the
market place.
Bawdy also discussed the need
of the industry to develop higher
producing cows, particularly
through the development of a re
liable sire program that will
make top quality bulls available
to the breed.
He urged dairymen themselves
to develop syndicates to work
with the breeding services to de
velop bolls.
He explained that for every
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 14,1971 —9
Ricky Lee Kreider shows the Guernsey calf he received
from the Raymond Witmer herd at the Guernsey Field Day
five bulls an AI service acquires,
only one ever proves out. This
makes development of good bulls
prohibitively costly to the ser
vices and requires the help of
dairymen themselves to cut the
costs. He indicated the syndi
cates can do this
Max Smith, Lancaster County
ag agent, noted that Agricultural
Progress Days will be held
August 31-September 2 in Center
County and he said farmers
should try to attend.
Smith also urged fanners who
find corn blight spreading above
the ear to consider a spray pro
gram, either from the air or
ground, as a means of saving the
crop from total loss. This spray
program should only be consid
ered if 10 blight lesions are
found above the ear, he said. The
spray should be applied weekly
until the crop matures.
Miss Sue Kauffman, Lancaster
County Dairy Princess, urged
dairymen to set the example for
others by using their own prod
uct, particularly by ordering a
glass of milk when they eat out
(See editorial page 10.)
Jesse Balmer, Lititz RD4,
headed the field day. The up
coming Guernsey sale August 19
was noted.
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RD#l, Gap, Pa.