Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, January 24, 1976, Image 1

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    W. 21 No. 10
Honan sees
milk prices
Dr. James E. Honan,
general manager and
lecrctary of Inter-State IfiQc
Producers Cooperative,
poke at District 3’s annual
inner meeting here, on
taesday, and predicted that
Hass I and II prices will rise
or January and February
nd then drop $l.OO *r |L3O
y this summer. He
escribed the market as
icing “considerably un
loved” since last summer
nd suggested that any drops
ipericnced later this year
rouldnotfae near as large as
icjr were during the post
wo years. The primary
easons for fids ate that
here- is -an increased
emand for _ milk and
ecause oftfaeincrease in
loot prices which were
pproved last October.
The increase in demand
or milk has left Inter-State
ith the unique situation of
aving to buy milk from a
eigfaboring cooperative to
leet Its needs. “You have
ales which you can’t meet,”
tonan told the gathering,
we’ve got the market for
ou.” He encouraged those
roducers who could in
rease production
conomically to go ahead
nd do so.
The Philadelphia-based
ooperative is currently
eeking new members,
bnan revealed, because of
be great demand for milk
md the market which is
vailable. ha addition, Inter
tate is seeking a contract
nth Maryland Cooperative
lilk Producers Cooperative
I Baltimore to have them
apply 9-million pounds of
iQk per months on a regular
asis. Inter-State has been
uying this quantity lately to
leet the expanding Class I
larket in the Philadelphia
Class I sales are 10 percent
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Lew Ayres
!iane McSparran, seated, daughter of Mr.
and-Mrs. Robert McSparran, Peach Bot
tom, is the state's new Guernsey Queen.
Runner-up in the contest which was held
at the Farm Show, was Debra Crider,
Heifer program detailed
month - beyond two years of
age - that a heifer does not
join the milking string in a
dairy herd, costs a producer
about $6O according to Dr.
Chester DHIA year concluded
Chester County dairymen
met here at the East
Brandywine Fire Hall this
past Thursday evening for
their annual DHIA meeting
Ephrata Jaycees bestow honors
Distinguished Service Award
EPHRATA ~ The Ephrata Area Jaycees named
Lewis C. Ayres and Thomas L. Zartman as their
Distinguished Service Award winner and Outstanding
Young Farmer, respectively, at an awards banquet
held last Monday night. Ayres is a teacher of
Awarded the Honorary
American Fanner Degree at
the National FFA Con-
vention last November In
Kansas City, Ayres has
headed the Ephrata
vocational ag. program
since it was initiated 15 years
Serving The Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania Areas
Lancaster Farming, Saturday. Jan. 24.1976
Gilbert Porter, director of
Research and Development
for Agway, Inc.
Dr. Porter offered his
remarks on herd
replacement programs
during Agway’s Dairymen’s
and awards banquet, with
286 people ha attendance.
Special recognition was
given to 16 herds in the
County which finished with
butterfat averages of 600
ago and since that time I***
had three students who
themselves have woo flie
American Fanner Degree.
Forty of his students have
received the Keystone -
Farmer Degree and 21
■■ center, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Crider, Nottingham. Oebbießeinsel, left,
and Peggy McKann, from the western part
of the state, complete the court
Day meeting held at the
Holiday Inn here on
Explaining that between
$6O-70was lost per month per
cow both by production and
feeding, the research official
pounds or better. With 156
herds on test during the past
DHIA year, this amounted to
about 10 percent of tile herds.
A milestone was reached in
1975 in that it was the first
Outstanding Young Fanner
vocational agriculture at Ephrata High School and has
been instrumental in furthering FFA and community
programs. Zartman started farming on his own five
years ago and now operates a total of 250 acres near
Mt. Airy.
youths in bis program hare
participated in national FFA
judging teams. Besides that,
die 37-year-old Aypes in
troduced “tent city,”
vocational, and 4-H exhibits
to the Ephrata Faßr, and was
instrumental in starting the
stressed the importance of
including heifers as early as
possible after 24 months.
“There is a possible profit
potential being lost when
these heifers cannot join the
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time ever that the County’s
DHIA milk production
average topped 13,000
pounds of milk, it had hung
[Continued on Page 15]
Lancaster County Swine
Ayres also began the work
experience program for
seniors at the High School
and expanded the vo-ag
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$3.00 Per Year
urges pride
for farmers
price is op, production is op,
and acme cooperatives may
be experiencing problems
this Spring in trying to figure
oat where aB this milk is
going to go,” said 80l Stoodt,
representative from Lehigh
Cooperative Mak Producers
which boys mQk from the
Mount Joy Fanners
Cooperative. The latter met
here Thursday afternoon for
their animal meeting which
was attended by ap
proximately 160 people.
The three-hour meeting,
which included a hot lunch,
was highlighted by talks
given by Stoodt; Robert
Barry, president of Lehigh;
Pad Hostetter, manager of
the Mount Joy Farmers
Cooperative, Roy Alger,
president of Mount Joy
..Fanners Cooperative; Jim
Greider, 4-H grand cham
pion steer exhibitor; and
Gene Garbsr of the
Philadelphia Phillies.
Garber, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Garber,
Elizabethtown, was raised
on his parents’ dairy farm
and expressed a sincere
attachment to life on the
farm. He urged farmers to
be proud of being a farmer -
“act like it, talk like it” - and
added “When I get done I’ll
probably farm.” He did not
, leave the podium, however,
without giving baseball fans
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In This Issue
Farm Calendar 10
Farm Commentary 10
Buckwalter Farm 16
Grassland FFA 16
Growers Conference 17
Homestead Notes 42
Country Corner 42
Home on the Range 45
Flower feature 46
Chester DHIA SO
LancasterDHlA 59
Public Sale Register 66
Sales Report 71
Tom Zartman