Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 23, 1980, Image 1

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Ag Progress Days draws largest crowd ever
i 1900 Ag Progress
included Thursday as
ord 252 commercial
tors and an estimated
visitors headed for
after the three day
’equea wants strict farm zoning
mgent new zoning
illations governing the
ration of farms and
jwable numbers of
stock are proposed for
|uea Township.
What this ordinance
ild do is create a lot of Old
cDonald’s Farms in
|uea Township,” At
ney James Thomas said
the recently proposed
mance revisions,
homas has been hired by
pup of farmers to protect
|r interests'in the an
tpated zoning battle.
Hearings on the proposal
[ planned for Thursday
sung, September 4, at
to p.m.; and Wednesday
Bung, September 24, at 7
At 3rd Pa. Tested Boar Sale
Dutch VaUey buys top boar
lb-selling, high-indexing
ir at Pennsylvania’s 3rd
tformance Tested Boar
le will be coming to
Hark Nestleroth, of Dutch
Dey Farm near Manheim,
id $1475 for the Yorkshire
it bred by Richard D.
er, Millers Yorkshire
in, R 1 Spring Grove,
rk County. The boar came
1 of the top pen of four
ars entered in this year’s
Sired by the second place
ar in the 1978 Delaware
*r Test, the top boar
Lehigh Valley faces severe crop losses
Nazareth - Six weeks
hot dry conditions across
high and Northampton
unties may result in crop
Bes of up to 50 percent in
■ usually fertile Lehigh
ftie last soaking rain in the
o county area was in June.
>ce then only scattered
todershowers have been
the National Weather
hvice at the AUentown
:thlehem-Easton Airport
■orded a total of July
tfall of 1.50 inches. This is
* indies below normal In
Qgust mily .83 indies has
ten recorded to date. B
wuld be 2.49 inches.
event It was the largest
turnout ever.
With the exception of two
showers Wednesday the
weather held fine as farmers
wafched $2O million worth of
farm equipment and
machinery in action.
pjn. Both the meetings will
be at the Township Building.
Karl Hess, Vice Chairman
of the Pequea Planning
Commission, said the
Planning Commission ex
pected zoning revisions, but
“if the proposed agricultural
revisions go through, ail that
will be left of agriculture in
the township will be cash
grain fanning.”
What has farmers in an
uproar is a set of proposed
zoning regulations which
Thomas termed “extremely
In effect, the proposals
would require special ex
ceptions. for any poultry
houses or confined livestock
operations provided certain
conditions are met.
One of those conditions.
completed the Penn State
test with an Average Daily
Gain of 2.67, taking 123 days
to reach 230 pounds. The
Miller Yorkshire’s statistics
for loin eye was 5.47 square
inches, with the percent lean
cut craning in at 60.9.
Said Nestleroth, “I believe
in test records not what
you see when you’re looking
at the hog. The less you have
to feed, the'less money you
have to spend for pound of
gain. It’s what finally gets in
the checkbook that counts.”
-The high-indexing
Yorkshire will go to work in
the Dutch Valley com
mercial herd, said
Showers have doused
fields in one area and left
others only a few hundred
yards away standing dry.
Generally farms located in
the northern sections have
faired better.
The National Weather
Service records only the
rainfall at the airport
Judith Noyales of the
Northampton County ASCS
said she expects 50 bushel
per acre com in some areas.
“We’ve had a lot of inquiry
about the ASCS programs
available,’’ she said. Twenty
applications for low yield
insurance have been
received already, and she
expects many more to be
Lancaster Fanning, Saturday, Angnst 23,19 M
Following the show’s
theme “Penn State
Agriculture—l2s Years of
Progress” were numerous
livestock exhibits, home
economics demonstrations,
and field displays.
Grand championships in
Item 3, states: “No new
structure shall be con
structed nor existing
structure expanded when
such structure will be
utilized to house more than
five hundred (500) poultry
birds or fifty (50) pigs or
Item 5 states, “there shall
be no more than 3 head of
livestock per one (1) acre of
The revisions further state
“the Zoning Hearing Board
shall have the right to direct
the timing, regularity and
manner of removing wastes
from such building.”
Any structure for con
finement housing of animals
over the 500/50 numbers
would not be permitted
without a variance.
Nestleroth. “When you
market 5000 hogs a year, you
lode for growth and feed
efficiency.” Also in the
purebred Duroc and Lan
drace swine business,
Nestleroth said the
Yorkshire boar will be added
to get a three-way cross for
their commercial feeder
Dutch Valley also pur
chased the second high
•selling boar at the Wed
nesday evening sale. This
Yorkshire came out of the
second high indexing pen
bred by Joel R. Stem, of Red
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filed as farmers begin
looking more closely at their
Last year only two such
applications were received.
Ivan Handwerk of the
Lehigh County ASCS office
also reports more than usual
interest in ASCS programs.
He pointed out that, at the
moment, ASCS programs
are only applicable to corn,
wheat, barley and sorgham.
David Dunbar, extension
agent in Lehigh County said
that potatoes may be the
most seriously affected crop
in his area. Growers are
expecting a yield of one half
nonnaL Peaches, he said,
have also been hurt
both the state hay crop
silage show and the state hay
show once again went to
long-time winners.
Milton Heishey School
Farms, Hershey, showed the
grand championship bay
crop silage sample. The first
Frank Myers, a farmer
and member of the planning
commission, said that while
the planning commission
helped to formulate other
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Spring-Belle Apollo Arise topped the Wintercrest sale in New York State this
week at $24,000.
6 24 once, twice, $24,000;’
Lancaster heifer tops sale
Roger Mills, herdsman and
partner in Spring-Belle
Farm, 1343 Gypsy Hill Road,
has a tape recording he’ll be
playing to children and
grandchildren for years to
Farmers in both counties
have little hope for the -*
alfalfa crop. Spring rains
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“ In this Issue
SECTION A: Editorials, 10; Union County sale, 18; Ag
Progress days, 20; Kutztown Holstein show, 28; Kutz
town steer show, 36.
SECTION B: York colored breeds, 2; York 4H
Holsteins, 5; Grain reserve prices up, 6.
SECTION C: Homestead notes, 2; Home on range, 8;
Joyce Bupp, 13; York sweeps plowing contest, 18;
Clinton 4-H sale, 17; Chester DHIA, 18; Lancaster DHIA,
21; Dairy pipeline, 22; Sheep clinic, 29.
SECTION D: Co-op Institute meets, 2; Soybean
outlook, 4; Where did farmland go?, 8; Milk Check, 15;
Dauphin DHIA, 16; Hog outlook, 20; Juniata DHIA, 23.
cutting WL 311 sample was
made at early bud on May 24
and stored in a 40 year old
tile silo.
The sample had a pH of
4.7,23 percent crude protein
and 85 percent TDN.
Reserve diamp sample
was shown by C. Richard
Criswell, R 1 Lewisburg, a
low moisture legume-grass
Division winners included
Herman Espy, Spruce
Creek; Minch Brothers, R 1
West Alexander; and
Loads of pictures starting page A-20
The end of the tape runs
something like this:
“I have 24. Do I hear 24-5?
‘ ‘24 once. 24 twice. 24 gone.
“Sold to Herbert Halt of
Relay Farm for $24,000.”
That’s the price paid for a
home-raised Lancaster
County Holstein heifer,
Spring-Belle Apollo Arise,
at the Wintercrest In
vitational Sale in Pratts
Hollow, N. Y., this week.
The $24,000 price tag
topped the sale and bested
the second highest price by
some $9OOO.
“We bad been offered
17.50 Per Yes?
Morgan Glo Farm,
the hay show gold ribbon
went to Jay McCarrell,
Eighty Four, who showed a
beat finished later cutting of
Conestoga alfalfa to the top
Reserve championship
wait to Paid Bollinger, R 2
Meyerstown, who exhibited
a field cured later cutting of
With 71 entries in the
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$15,000 at tiie farm and were
asking $20,000,” Mills ex
“So, you can see that we
weren’t too far off (Mi our
“We took a tape recorder
along and got the bidding all
down. Now, we can look bade
and play it from time to time
for the children.”
Mills and his wife are
partners in Spring-Belle
Farm with Fury H. Frey and
Another Lancaster County
Holstein, Len-Lyn Jerry
Katrina-Et, consigned by
GalenrCrouse, of Schoeneck,
brought $B5OO at the sale.
Spring-Belle Apollo Arise
is out of Spring-Belle Ariine,
2E-92, by Hilltop Apollo
Ivanboe. As a five-year-old,
the dam produced 29,338
pounds of milk, 1195 fat at 4.1
Two maternal sisters are
Spring-Belle High Hope and
Spring-Belle Elevation
High Hope was an All-
American as an open
yearling and is now owned
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