Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, October 04, 1980, Image 1

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Kevin Lengel with his grand champion baby beef Angus at New Holland Fair.
Kevin Lengel, Jim Martin
Winners at New Holland Fair
Spirited show competition,
well-attended lively sales
and a deluge o£ long-awaited
rain highlighted the 4-H baby
beef and pig feeding roun
dups at the New Holland fair
on Thursday.
When the rain had settled
the dust, top winners were:
Kevin Lengel, IS, of R 1
East Earl, took the Baby
Beef Grand Championship
Boyd given 4-H
alumni award
Boyd, former Lancaster
County 4-H member, was
named state winner of the
1980 Pennsylvania 4-H
Alumni Recognition Award.
Boyd, 39 Knollwood Drive,
Akron, currently serves as
vice president and director
of the agn-imance depart
ment of the Hamilton Bank.
The announcement was
made as Pennsylvania’s
93,000 4-H members get
ready to observe National 4-
H Week, October 5-11, with
the theme “Expanding
Horizons”. See related
stores on pages C-18 and C
Boyd, who was nominated
for the award by the Lan
caster County Extension
office, said, “It is a great
privilege to be selected for
this award. Four-H has
meant a lot to me and 1 know
how important it is to our
"country. I am grateful to
those who nominated me.”
According to Nancy
Myers, county extension 4-H
agent, Boyd will receive a
with his 1140-pound purebred
Angus, Midnight.
Jim Martin, 13, of R 2 New
Holland, won the pig feeding
grand championship with his
236-pound Duroc-Landrace-
Spotted Poland China cross
The reserve champion
baby beef was shown by
Sharon Martin, seventh
grader from R 2 East Earl.
Her 1130-pound medium
weight was an Angus-
plaque and will be eligible
for selection as one of the top
eight alumni winners in the
nation. He was chosen from
among the quarter-million
Pennsylvania 4-H alumni.
“1 was surprised -1 had no
inkling I would be
nominated. It is a humbling
feeling to be selected for
Pennsylvania,” Boyd stated.
A native of Eprhata R 5,
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Deb Kflontz joins Farming staff
LITITZ - Debra L.
Koontz, Lancaster, has
joined the staff of Lancaster
Farming as a staff writer.
Debbie is a native of a
small farm community in
Bedford County known as
Morrison’s Cove. She grew
up on a dairy farm which her
parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert C. Koontz, own and
Debbie has come to
Lancaster Fanning after
finishing college at Ship
pensburg State where she
Unortw Fanning, Saturday, October 4,1910
Simmental cross.
The reserve grand
champion in the pig feeding
competition went to Mike
McCauley, of R 1 Kinzer,
with his 199-pound Chester
The long afternoon of.
competition opened with the
baby beef show, which in
cluded 19 entries in the three
classes. Judge Michael
Fourier, Bucks County
Extension Agent, reached
into the mediumweights for
both the grand and reserve
Kevin Lengel’s sister.
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In this Issue
SECTION A: Editorials, 10; KILE schedule, 16; Top
Arabian breeders, 20; Berks hog roundup, 22; Erosion
control clout changes, 24; New Holland fair, 26; Letters
to editor, 38.
SECTION B: Eastern nationals, 5; York dump
protest, 6; Harvest perks along, 7; Lampeter livestock,
8; Newcastle force dismissed, 10.
SECTION C: Homestead notes, 2; Home on range, 6;
Agri-women, 10; Joyce Bupp, 14; State 4-H winners, 18;
Susquehanna 4-H show, 28; Mastersonville 4-H Club, 33.
SECTION D: Chester DMA, 2; Adams DHIA, 4;
Berks DHIA, 6; Lampeter sheep, 12; Gook-a-mal-doh,
16; Sale reports, 21.
Deb Koontz
State milk marketing
proposal taking shape
sylvania’s proposed milk
marketing promotional
program which will likely
go to a referendum vote
among dairy farmers early
next year, began to take
verbal shape this week.
More than a' f s£bre of
representatives of co-ops,
independent producers and
statewide farm
organizations voiced their
opinions concerting what
should go into the program
at the initial meeting of the
Milk Promotion Advisory
Committee called on
Tuesday by Secretary of
Agriculture Penrose
Their suggestions are now
being put into a preliminary
draft form to be considered
by the various groups. The
draft is expected to be ready
for review by the groups at
their various meetings
which begin about mid
Among various
suggestions and comments
voiced at the meeting were:
-While there was no
concensus on the rate of
assessment, the most
prevalent figure cited was
three-quarters of one per
cent, or 9 cents per hun
dredweight, which would
yield about $7.1 million m
promotional funds.
-Lehigh Valley Farms is
opposed to the referendum
because state law prohibits
name brand advertising in
programs conducted under
the Pennsylvania
majored in Journalism
and Public Relations. While
at college she was named in
Who’s Who Among
American Colleges and
- Universities and wrote for
the college’s alumni
newsletter and for the school
Debbie will be working
mainly with the women’s
and children’s sections of
Lancaster Farming.
“I’m looking forward to it
because I really enjoy kids
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Agricultural Commodities
Marketing Act.
-Eastern Milk Producers
Co-Op has not changed its
position, favoring a three
quarters of one percent
assessment with ask-out''
provisions. The State
Marketing Act specifies -
mandatory participation.
-Inter-State supports the
three-quarters of one per
cent figure.
-Pennsylvania Farmers
Umon policy favors an
assessment of no more than
Several farm bills
approved in Senate
banner week for farmers as
several agricultural bills
moved through the state
senate and on to the
Governor’s desk.
HB 2640, which declares
Johnsongrass a noxious
weed, passed unanimously
and was sent to the Governor
HB 1176, the inheritance
and estate tax bill which
requires farm land be taxed
on its agricultural value and
not on speculative market
value, also passed the
Senate. It was sent back to
the House for concurence on
some changes made in the
The bill, drafted by Rep.
Reno Thomas, also provides
agricultural and forest
reserves. It passed with
support in the Senate from
Franklin Kury.
At 1981 Farm Show
Moratorium lifted
on breeding swine
moratorium that recom
mended no breeding swine
shows be held until
February, 1981 because of
the threat of pseudorabies
has been lifted for the 1981
Farm Show, announced a
spokesperson for the Penn
sylvaia Department of
Agriculture on Wednesday.
The moratorium had been
placed on breeding swine
shows this past June after a
pseudorabies outbreak had
startled many swine
breeders in southeast
At the time breeders
unanimously agreed to the
one-half of one percent at
this time.
-The National Fanners
Organization is opposed to
the program.
-Bear Lake Co-Op and
NEBCO also support the
three-fourths of one percent
The forecast of $7.1 million
in funds, which would be
provided by a three-quarters
of one percent assessment,
is based on last year’s
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Farmers troubled by deer
spotters at this time of year
will be happy to hear that HB
893 also passed the Senate. H
limits spotlighting of
wildlife. ,
~ The measure prohibits
spotlighting on buildings,
barns or homes and says
hunters can not carry a
weapon while spotlighting.
A package of two bills, SB
988 and 992 also moved. They
upgrade the state surface
mining laws and give the
Commonwealth rather than
the federal government
jurisdiction over surface
mining operations.
Those bills are seen as
important to farmers in
Western Pennsylvania
where coal companies often
want to strip farm land to
obtain coal.
HB 34 which allows
heavier rear-axle weights on
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moratorium because no one
knew how wide spread the
problem was, according to
Dennis Grumbine, President
of the Pennsylvania Swine
Breeders Association.
Meeting again on Monday,
the representatives of the
Bureau of Animal In
dustries, the Pennsylvania
Department of Agriculture,
the Pennsylvania Pork
Council, the Pennsylvania
Fair Funding Association,
and the Pennsylvania Swine
Breeders Association
reviewed the status of
pseudorabies in the state and
voted to recommend the
moratorium be withdrawn.
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