Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 09, 1980, Image 46

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    B6—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 9,1980
Huff takes Angus steer championships at N.J. field day «
Pennsylvania’s David Huff,
Lafayette, brought home
both championships in the
steer shows at the New
Jersey Angus Field Day held
here recently.
Huffs May steer won its
class and went on to be
tagged the champion Angus
steer by judge Bert Mickel,
of Southern Star Land and
Cattle Co., Ocala, Florida.
In the Apnl-May Angus
Crossbred Steer class, Huffs
entry also took top honors
and went on to the cham
pionship in its division.
Another Pennsylvania
youth, Debra Krause of
Northampton, showed the
reserve champion crossbred
Angus, a July steer.
The reserve champion
Angus steer was shown by
The grand champion
heifer was a May entry
exhibited by Leland Boggs,
daverack. New York.
Taking the reserve cham
pion honors in the female
division was an April heifer
shown by Jake Matys,
Fairmont, New Jersey.
Over 500 people took part
in the field day which was
termed “the best ever” by
Bob Mickel, manager of 1726
Farm, the field day host.
Prize monies given to the
winners totalled over $5OO,
said Mickel.
On hand for the event was
the association’s National
Executive Secretary C.K.
Allen. He discussed
registrations and artificial
insemination program m the
Angus breed.
Ideal Farms, Augusta, t
David Huff, Lafayette, squares up his April Crossbred Angus steer champ. A Ma y heifer, exhibited by Leland Boggs, captured the championship honors in
the female division.
Gilts successfully
Insemination six hours after
ovulation with frozen boar
semen (thawed in a man
made thawing solution)
produces more fertilized
eggs than insemination of
gilts at ovulation or 6,12, or
18 hours before ovulation
“Our results indicate that
for best fertility results
using frozen boar semen,
gilts should be inseminated
late in estrus,” says USDA
scientist Vernon G Pursel.
A research physiologist at
USDA’s Beltsville
Agricultural Center, Dr
Pursel reported his research
here today at the 72 Annual
New Jersey donated a heifer
for the fund-raising auction
held at the field day. The
heifer brought $1350 for the
association, selling to
Richard and Denise Stokes,
Hidden Spring Farms,
Flemmgton, New Jersey
This is the second fund
raising heifer purchased by
the Stokes in the past two
There was also an auction
of bull semen donated by
Angus breeders from
Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
and New York. Over $2OOO
was net for two a
certificate for such popular
bulls as Patriot, Continental,
Rally Consort, Geiger, Sir
William, and AJbruta Jumbo
22D. This money will go to
both the state and junior
Angus associations.
Debra Karuse, Northampton, brought home the
reserve champion crossbred steer trophy.
Meeting of the American
Society of Animal Science.
“We inseminated 90 gilts
using frozen sperm thawed
m two different solutions.
One was a thaw solution
developed by Beltsville
scientists in 1975, and the
other was the boar’s natural
seminal plasma,” says
Pursel of USDA’s Science
and Education Ad
With the use of drugs,
researchers controlled the
ovulation time of the gilts
Gilts were then inseminated
18, 12 and 6 hours before
ovulation, at ovulation, and
six hours after ovulation
Ray Teaford showed the reserve champion
Angus steer.
inseminated with frozen boar
A greater percentage of
the eggs were fertilized in
gilts inseminated with the
Beltsville thaw solution.
Moreover, the Beltsville
thaw solution yielded its
highest fertilization rate
when gilts were inseminated
terotozemia is an important
cause of death in baby lambs
in Pennsylvania, says Nancy
M. Kadwill, County Agent,
Penn State Cooperative
Extension Service.
Baby lambs which come
down with enterotoxemia,
The grand champion Angus steer was exhibited by Pennsylvania's David Huff
at the New Jersey Angus Field Day.
six hours after ovulation: 50
percent of the gilts’ eggs
were fertilized.
Although overall fer
tilization was higher using
the Beltsville thaw solution,
gilts inseminated with
sperm thawed in seminal
or overeating disease, may
die suddenly and show no
definite lesions on post
mortem examination. Older
lambs being fed for market
may become sluggish and
show a wobt y gait. Some of
them may be sick for several
days before they die.
Jake Matys, Fairmount, New Jersey, exhibited
the reserve champion heifer.
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plasma yielded their highest
rate if inseminated six hours
before ovulation: 55 percent
of their eggs were fertilized.
“This finding with frozen
semen sharply contrasts
with earlier experimental
results that indicated the
is lamb killer
Kadwill says that the best
way to prevent en
terotoxenua in baby lambs is
to have ewes vaccinated
with enterotoxemia vaccme
at least two weeks before
lambing. This vaccme is
known as Colstndium
perfnngens type B and D
best tune to inseminate fresh
semen was 12 hours before
ovulation,” says Pursel.
“Summing up, then,” he
said, “the optimum tune to
inseminate gilts with frozen
semen is dependent upon the
type of thawing solution.”
toxoid. Lambs may be
vaccinated at 2 weeks and
again at 4 weeks of age.
Lambs to be fitted for
shows or sales should
vaccinated again at least 2
weeks before they are placed
on full feed, says Kadwill.
Bring them onto full