Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 15, 1975, Image 1

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Vol. 20 No. 14
Jim Brown, a Perry County beef
farmer, was one of the peaceful
NFO’ers on hand in Harrisburg
Monday morning for a sale of NFO
hamburger directly to consumers.
Chester DHIA Annual Meet
Chester County Dairy
Herd Improvement
Association members held
their 16th Annual Meetmg
last Thursday evening at the
Guthriesville Fire Hall.
During the meeting, the
members approved two
amendments to their bylaws,
elected three new directors
for three-year terms on the
board, and honored two of
their number with
production awards.
This year’s top award for
butterfat went to Jefferson
D. Yoder, Elverson Rl. Last
year, Yoder’s 53.3-cow herd
of Registered Holsteins
averaged 688 pounds of
butterfat, while compiling an
average record of 17,386
pounds of milk.
The high milk production
award went to Earl M. Weir,
Cochranville R 2. Weir’s 33.6
Registered Holsteins
produced an average 17,684
pounds of milk, while
Some 800 customers showed up and
carted away more than 13,000
pounds of lean hamburger in one
hour and 20 minutes.
producing 672 pounds of fat.
Chester County agent
Robert Powers pointed out to
the group that there were ten
Gerald Keller
Young Hog Farmer
Wins County Award
by: Melissa Piper
Associate Editor
For a young man just 16
years-of-age, Gerald Keller,
Lititz R 2, has taken on much
responsibility as he has been
in partnership with his
brother raising market
feeder pigs for sale. Gerald
is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Lloyd Keller.
Gerald began his swine
operation three years ago as
a project for his freshman
Serving The Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania Areas
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, February 15, 1975
herds in the county this year
averaging over 600 pounds of
fat. Only seven herds topped
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FFA class. For the next two
years, Gerald raised market
hogs to sell but as a junior,
added a new dimension to his
program by beginning a
swine breeding operation.
Gerald now has 20 sows
that he rotates in 4 groups for
a breeding schedule. He
raises the young pigs to 8
weeks of age and sells them
as feeder animals usually to
his father who then raises
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800 At NFO
Hamburg Sale
In just one hour and 20
minutes last Monday
morning, National Farmers
Organization members from
Perry and Dauphin Counties
sold at retail over 13,000
pounds of lean ground beef.
When they opened the doors
of their trader, the NFO’ers
were greeted by a crowd of
hundreds, lined up to buy
five-pound bags of ham
burger for $5 apiece, just
under 91-cents a pound. The
first person in line was a 71-
year-old lady to buy her
package. Altogether, about
800 buyers showed up and
left with single packages,
arm loads, 50-lb. boxes or
trunk loads.
In This Issue
Markets 2-4
Sale Register 58
Farmers Almanac 8
Classified Ads 27
Farm Commentary 10
Homestead Notes 39
Home on the Range 41
Organic Living 45
Junior Cooking Edition 42
Farm Women Calendar 40
Thoughts in Passing 50
Sale Reports 67
Youth Calendar 54
Milking School 54
Country Comer 39
Letters 9
Discussing plans for the coming
year are officers of the newly char
tered Hans Herr FFA chapter. Seated
(from left) Kathy Moyer (sitting in for
Kathy Hamm), news reporter, Mc-
Caskey; Dawn Hershey, treasurer.
Some 25 NFO members
were on hand to help with
distributing the meat, taking
the money, and promoting
the product. “You can’t get
meat like this in the stores,”
a man in an NFO cap
shouted as he walked
through the crowd. “Stock
up while you can. We used
everything - the steaks, the
roasts - not just the trim
mings. Get your 80-percent
lean hamburger right here,
Hans Herr
Celebrates First
Natl FFA Week
The observance of
National FFA Week will take
place this coming week
(Feb. 15-22) and for the
newly organized Hans Herr
FFA chapter in Lancaster
County, it will be the first
occasion to mark the event.
The Hans Herr FFA
Chapter, which was
organized at the Willow
Street Vo-Tech school in
southern Lancaster County,
was granted their charter
during the state FFA Mid
winter convention held in
Harrisburg during Farm
Show Week.
Pequea Valley; Diane Skethway,
secretary, Pequea Valley; standing
(from left) Chris Miller, president,
Penn Manor; Keith Herr, sentinnel,
Penn Manor and Sam Fonzi, chaplain,
Penn Manor.
$2.00 Per Year'
folks. It’s going fast.”
On hand to record the sale
were representatives from
local papers and wire ser
vices, and local and network
TV camermen. There was
also a surprise visit from the
Dauphin County Bureau of
Health. The inspectors found
nothing amiss with the sale
A month earlier, at the
Pennsylvania Farm Show
the same NFO group had set
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Two advisors, James
Kerr, horticulture instructor
and Charles Patterson,
floriculture instructor, head
the organization which
presently has a strong
membership of 42 students;
enrolled in both areas oi
To be chartered in the
State and recognized at the
National level, the chapter
had to draw up a constitution
and present a work program
for the coming year.
“The students took ar
interest and did most of the
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