Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, June 04, 1977, Image 1

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    VOL 22 No. 29
Crop data
required
by ASCS
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Anticipating changes in
farm legislation, the
Agricultural, Stabilization
and Conservation Service
(ASCS) will require fanners
to report their 1977 wheat,
barley, corn, sorghum and
tobacco acreage.
Both congressional
agriculture Committees
have reported on farm bills
which provide that if a set
aside is implemented for
1978 crops, the acreage
required to be set-aside may
be based on a
the acreage planted, for
harvest in, 1977 r Neither
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KMMC serves
da&ymen
By JOANNE SPAHR '
HARRrSBURG, F«. •
Accordingto statistics from
Harrisburg, nearly three
quarters of all the milk
produced in Pennsylvania
for fluid use is consumed
within the state. Based on
total population and per
capita consumption of 134
pounds of fluid milk
products, Pennsylvanians
consume 3,357,' 200,000
pounds of milk annually.
Realizing this fact, a group
of individuals coming from
all phases of the dairy
industry, banded together to
form the Keystone Milk
Marketing Council, Inc., to
help Pennsylvania maintain'
a viable milk industry within
the state.
Incorporated in the Spring
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Ice cream
standards
questioned
By DIETER KRIEG
LANCASTER - New ice
cream standards being
Proposed by the Food and
yrug Administration are
designed to give
Manufacturers a little more
flexibility with ingredients
‘jnd price ranges, but some
dairy groups feel it’ll put
Mem in a tod. The issue has
created somewhat of 'a
controversy and a hearing on
me matter may have to be
failed as a result of it The
federal people have until
June 13 to decide whether or
n °ia bearing wffl be held.
Heading the fight on behalf
ot Pennsylvania’s dairy
industry is Agriculture
Secretary Kent Shelhamer,
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Serving and Southeastern Pennsylvania Areas - Also Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware
Tvi/ila Brubaker
■■DWa Kauftown
Sue Skiies
Linda Wood
€flen Schmuck
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, June 4,1977
Lancaster Co. girls vie
for princess dream
By SALLY BAIR
Feature Writer
LANCASTER, Pa. - Ten
young dairy enthusiasts will
vie for the title of Lancaster
County Dairy Princess at the
county contest to be held
June 18 at 6:30 pjn. at the
Farm and Home Center,
Lancaster.
The evening will begin
with on the patio,
with dinner following at 7
p.m. The 10 contestants will
be providing musical
entertainment, and will be
interviewed on stage before
the final selection is made.
Judges will meet with the
girls earilier in the day for
individual interviews.
The 1977 winner will be
In this Dairy Issue
Once again, Lancaster Fanning salutes the area’s dairy
industry. Within these 160 pages you’ll find news on herd
health, breeding, feeding, aqd much more. There- are
features on dairy farmplants,
youths, and adults. special page for the '
• ~ P®“ks* someddpf; to color, and more 1 fan.
?$Wi! t fand feature*,. -other information
pertinent to today’s dalry indtiirtry' throughout Lancaster
Farming’s 1977 Dairy Issue.
Farm Calendar 10
Editorials 10
Homestead Notes 42
Ida’s Notebook 43
Children’s Page 52
Classifieds - 55
Lancaster PHIA 82
ACA Farm Line 107
YorkDHIA 122
Embryo transplants
tried in Pennsylvania
By DIETER KRIEG
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. - Veterinarians at the New
Bolton Veterinary Medical Center, near here, are helping
to perfect a method of reproduction which could allow a
top cow to have as many as a dozen or even three dozen
calves per year. Known as “embryo transfer,” it’s a
theoretically simple process involving a donor cow and
one or more recipient cows which serve as “incubators”
or foster mothers. The research was made possible by a
grant from Atlantic Breeders Cooperative, funds from the
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and the
cooperation of the Pennsylvania Holstein Association.
Essentially, the procedure involves bringing the donor
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Chocolate firm is
surprising milk user
By LAUREL SCHAEFFER
Berks County Reporter
HERSHEY, Pa. - Amost everyone in this region knows
offiershey Foods and their vpiy popular product, but not
mppy people see this fMdnatkf mittrafacturer of “the
Great American Chocolate Bar” with it’s beautiful
gardens, park, and amusements, as an important
aagment of our area's dairy industry.
Stop and think of what MILK chocolate is made from.
Coooa beans, sugar and MILK. So much milk that
Handiey has over 1000 dairy farms within a 10 county area
stepping their milk regularly to this immense
manufacturer. Lancaster County along has
approximately 265 shippers.
Not all of this mitt goes into making chocolate,
however. Some rook, that which is not processed at the
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crowned by the 1976
Lancaster County Dairy
Princess, Debra Kreider,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Kreider, Manheim
R 5. Two alternates will be
named.
Contestants will get some
first-hand experience at
meeting the public when
they participate with Deb
Kreider at a dairy promotion
at Park City Mall cn
Saturday, June 4 from 1-4
p.m. Mrs. Fred Crider,' who
is co-chairman of the county
milk promotion program
with her husband, estimates
that the 10 contestants will
hand out nearly 1500 glasses
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My Thoughts 125
Joyce Bupp 129
Dairy Princess _
Contests 133,135,142
Plant Lovers’Corner 146
News Nutrition ' 148
Sale Reports 157
Public Sales Register 158
Linda Coates
Margo Armstrong
Vickie Warfei
Sheryl Bollinger
Martha Gregory
$4.00 Per Year
Dry spell
threatening
Pa. crops
LANCASTER - Lack of
rain in Pennsylvania and
adjacent states is beginning
to worry fanners and other
agricultural specialists.
Agriculture Secretary Kent
Shelhamer sees the situation
as approaching the critical
stage, although no specific
area has readied that point
yet. For some commodities,
however, the hot and dry
weather has been damaging.
Farmers in the
southeastern and
southcentral Pennsylvania
-region appear to he hit the
hardest, according to reports
received at the Pennsylvania
Department of Agriculture.
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Peggy Staub
to work for
Dept, of Ag
By JOANNE SPAHK
NEWVILLE, Pa. - Peggy
Staub, Newville, began her
Summer job last Tuesday,
just like many other college
students on Summer break.
But, unlike many 19-year-old
females, she won’t be
punching the cash register or
waiting on hungry travelers.
Instead, for five days a
week, she will be providing a
service to every dairy
fanner in the state of
Pennsylvania.
That’s a pretty big order
for a college junior-to-be, but
Peggy will handle the work
load just as she has been
doing for the past % of a
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Solanco
dairy teams
rate high
By SUSAN KAUFFMAN
QUARRYVILLE, Pa. -
This Spring the Solanco
dairy judging team captured
first place at the Penn State
Dairy' Exposition as they
have done for five of the
seven years of the club’s
existence.
The record of the club’s
performance includes 1971,
‘72 and ‘73 first place teams
at the Penn State Exposition,
first and second place teams
and second highest
individual in 1974, and high
Holstein and Ayreshire
judges in 1975. The high
Arysbire judge, Joe Winters,
went on to Columbia, Ohio, to
capture the high individual
score in the North-American
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