Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, January 08, 1977, Image 1

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    Vol. 22 No. |S
■Snow seems to be a tradition with the on Thursday night it
■rived just in time to pretty things up a biroulpomplicate transportation. Ac-
five cousins will
I show steers
ut Farm Show
I By DIETER KRIEG
BANCASTER - One little, twojittle, three
Be, four littler-five, little Friys will be
png their £-H steeds -to the Farm Show
py. They are the children of three
[others in southern Lancaster County who'*
pnselves are graduates of the 4-H
pgram.
pie five cousins - all of them members of
s Red Rose Beef and Sheep Club - are
«nda, 16; Bonnie Sue, 12; Jamie, 10;
foie, 12; and Fritz C., 9.
wenda and Bonnie Sue are
Mr. and Mrs. Adolf (“Petb”) Frey,
fton. Jamie and Ernie are the children of
r and Mrs. Ernest Frey, Quarryville, and
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feef production
likely to drop
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Beef production in
718 expected to decline, and retail prices
*y be increasing later in the year, the
of the American National Cat
®en’s Assn, said on Dec. 31.
; ta y Finney explained that the cattle
“stry is nearing the end of a cyclical
of rapidly expanding beef output, and
' Ca Prta supplies may begin to decrease in
‘ year ahead.
As a result,” said Finney, “we are likely
* e at least some increase in average beef
itea * n as com P w hh 1976. It now
Wars that production will continue
large during the first half of the
1 an d there may be little -change in
Sc ea However, beef production was at a
r d high level - about 10 per cent greater
i‘ n 19 '5, in fact. This brought a decrease
erag e ca y-| e beef prices. In our own
Sl) rvey of supermarkets, the 1976
1 a §o price of five cuts was 12 cents per
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Serving The Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania Areas
ANNUAL FARM SHOW ISSUE
Farm Calendar 10
Life on the farm 10
Farm Show schedule 20-21
, Farm Show features 16 22> 36
Homestead Ndtes .-42
Ida’s Notebook 43
Five Freys will be competing
against each other in the 4-H baby
beef event at the Farm Show. They
are, left to right, Fritz C., Ernie,
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, January 8,1977
cording to the weatherman, early Visitors to th,e big annual show are likely to be
greeted by this scene.
Womens’Calendar 43
Home on the Range 44
Bupp’s column 48
Master Farmers 49,54,96,
104,110,146
Farm Show features 50,82,
. 108,148
Brenda, Bonnie Sue, and Jamie,
Bonnie Sue, 12, had the reserve
grand champion steer a year ago.
1976 reviewed . 84
Honorary FFA parents 98
Classifieds 97
Public Sales Register 113
Sale Reports 119
Keystone farmers 122-145
Chester DMA 157
Don Rohrer wins
Lancaster open
tobacco show
LANCASTER - Donald M. Rohrer of Lime
Valley Road, Lancaster, exhibited the best
tobacco here on Thursday afternoon at the
Lancaster County com and tobacco show. In
winning the champion designation, he
placed first in long wrappers, long fillers,
long binders, and short binders.
In the vo-ag contest, Steve Shertzer of
Millersville had the champion tobacco,
winning with his entry in the wrapper class.
Jere Neff, also of Millersville, won the filler
class. Gary Neff had the champion entry for
short fillers.
Showing the best tobacco in the 4-H
division was Kerry Boyd of Ephrata. He
received a perfect score of 25 points for his
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Soleil Farms is
Angus competitor
By JOANNE SPAHR
DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. - Soleil Farms,
Downingtown, has a subtle air of glamour
and wealth about it. Quietly situated at the
end of an unusually long lane winding
through occasional stands of stark, bare
trees, and buffered from contact with un
wanted visitors by 800 womblike acres
surrounding it, the 300-cow purebred Angus
operation goes on like it did for years when it
was part of the estate of Mrs. H.A.W.
Myrin, the Sun Oil heiress.
At the former owner’s death, the estate
was handled by Glen Mede Truk Company
who was charged with finding a suitable
recipient to run the farm for 20 more years
as it had been run m the past. This recipient
had to be a non-profit, charitable
organization. As a result, in 1973 the farm
became part of Devereux School, the largest
school in the nation to deal with the ex
ceptional child. The foundation also has
more land near Elverson.
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