Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, October 02, 1971, Image 1

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    Periodicals Division
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VOL. 16 NO. 45
Farm Calendar
Saturday, October 2
Lancaster Cat Fanciers first
annual championship cat
show, Treadway Inn, Lebanon,
October 2-3.
Sunday, October 3
National 4-H Club Week, October
Monday, October 4
National Fire Prevention Week.
Tuesday, October 5
4:30 p.m. - Lancaster County
Vocational Agriculture
Teachers Association
meeting, vo-ag department,
Ephrata High School.
Lancaster County Farmers
Organization board meeting,
Farm and Home Center
Egg meeting for Grocery Store
managers, Avalong
Restaurant, York.
Wednesday, October 6
Manheim Community Farm
Show, October 6-8.
Lancaster County Soil and Water
Conservation District meeting.
Farm and Home Center.
1971 Rural Development tour,
October 6 and 7.
23rd Annual Flaming Foliage
Festival, Renova, October 6-
Thursday, October 7
10 a.m. - Semi-annual Open Class
fat steer show and sale. New
Holland Sales Stables. '
11:30 a.m. - Southeastern Penn
sylvania Promotion Sale,
Guernsey Sales Pavillion,
Friday, October 8
7 p.m. - Pennsylvania Egg
Marketing meeting, Embers
Restaurant, Carlisle.
Saturday, October 9
North American Dairy Show,
Ohio Exposition Center,
Columbus, Ohio, October 9-14.
Manheim Fair Set Oct. 6-8
The Manheim Fair October 6-8
will close out the 1971 Lancaster
County Fair season.
At the strictly educational fair,
exhibit areas will feature a wide
selection of baked goods, canned
goods, farm crops, flowers,
vegetables, fruits and nuts.
Displays will be held at the
Harvey Spahr warehouse.
Commercial exhibits and FFA
and FHA window exhibits will be
located in a tent near the Spahr
At the Scout Hall, there will be
arts and crafts, fancy work,
models and woodwork items.
Tents will house beef cattle,
swine, sheep, dairy, poultry and
small livestock categories.
Sheep and swine judging will
be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
4-H and FFA Baby "Beef
Judging will begin at 5 p.m.
Wednesday in the large ring
outside the beef animal tent.
A highlight for FFA showmen
is the beef cattle sale Friday
night immediately following the
swine sale at about 8:15 p.m. The
sale animals were raised by vo
ag students as projects during the
past year.
The FFA tractor driving
contest will be held at 10 a.m.
Friday, followed by the adult
tractor driving contest at 2 p.m.
All contestants must be residents
of ; the Manheim Central 'School
Jeff Martin tugs at his stubborn steer. Big JJ, in the
sales ring at New Holland Sales Stables. The 1,025-pound
Elwood Houser Has Tod Hoar Carcass
Elwood Houser, Lebanon RD,
had the best hog carcass in
competition at the Lampeter Fair
last week.
His 198 pound Yorkshire had a
carcass length of 30.5 inches,
'District. Tractors will be fur
nished by farm show exhibitors.
A new feature of the fair will be
a small tractor and garden
tractor pulling contest at 8 p.m.
Wednesday following the Baby
Beef Show.
The annual parade will be held
at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The dairy show is scheduled for
6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Manheim Fair
Wednesday, October 6
2:30 p.m. Sheep and Swine
5 p.m. 4-H and FFA Baby Beef
7 p.m. Community Farm Show
8 p.m.—Tractor Pulling Contest,
following Baby Beef Show
Thursday, October 7
6:30 p.m. Dairy Show
Friday, October 8
10 a.m. FFA Tractor Driving
2 p.m. Adult Tractor Driving
8 p.m. Market Hog Sale
8:15 p.m. FFA Beef Sale,
following . Market Hog Sale
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, October 2, 1971
back fat of 1.0 inches, loin eye
area of 5.1 square inches and a
ham-loin percentage of 42.8.
In on-foot judging, however,
the judge placed the top animal
The second place carcass was
shown by Dutch Valley Farm,
owned by Mark Nestleroth,
Manheim RD3.
The crossbred animal weighed
203 pounds, had a carcass length
of 30.3 inches, back fat of 1.3
inches, 5.3-square inches of loin
eye, and ham-loin percentage of
41.7. The animal also placed first
on foot.
The third place carcass was
shown by Leon Arnold, Lebanon.
The 190-pound Yorkshire had a
carcass length of 29.7 inches, 1.1
inches of backfat, 4.7 square
inches of loin eye and ham-loin
percentage of 41.2. The animal
placed fourth on foot.
Other animals in order of
placing were shown by Willow
October 3-9
grand champion steer at the New Holland Fair sold for $1 a
pound. (See story on page 8 .)
Glen Farm, Strasburg RDI,
Robert Armstrong, Drumore
RDI; Warren Such, Lititz RD2;
Dave Hostetter, Lancaster RD2,
and Ed Kilheffer, Millersville
This event was sponsored by
the Lampeter Fair. A similar
carcass judging will be sponsored
at the Manheim Fair by the
Lancaster County Swine
Producers Association.
Slow Moving Vehicle
Law To Be Enforced
There appears to be some
misunderstanding on the law just
passed concerning the use of the
slow moving vehicle emblem.
The provision in the Oc
cupational Health and Safety Act
that was passed on August 27,
$2.00 Per Year
In This Issue
Classified 28, 29, 30, 31
Editorial 10
4-H News 16, 17
Market Reports 2,3, 4
McSparran Feature 22
Women’s News 23, 25, 27
Also, see story on the New
Holland Fair baby beef show on
page 8, and many other local
farm items throughout.
1971 requires all vehicles, which
by design move slowly, 25 miles
per hour or less, to use the Slow
Moving Vehicle emblem. This
means that whether you own the
equipment or are a hired hand,
the emblem must be on the
The emblem consists of a
fluorescent yellow-orange
triangle with a dark red reflec
tive border. The emblem is in
tended as a unique identification
for, and it shall be used only on,
vehicles which move 25 miles per
hour or less on public roads.
The emblem is transferrable
from one vehicle to another so it’s
relatively inexpensive to provide
them for your equipment. If your
tractor or machine is equipped
with lights - the emblem still
must be used.
This triangle gives the message
that a slow moving vehicle is
Lancaster County State Police
have said they will begin en
forcing this law October 12.
Jay W. Irwin
Associate County Agent