Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, January 03, 1981, Image 19

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    E. Wayne Beshore wins Master
E. Wayne Beshore of New Cumberland, York The second generation dairyman has been
County attributes the dramatic production im- recognized as Master Farmer for 1980.
provement in his dairy herd to high quality feeds.
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, January 3,1911-419
Farmer
NEW CUMBERLAND -
E. Wayne Beshore, of 389 Old
York Road, New Cum
berland, has proven you
don’t need hundreds of cows
and thousands of acres of
cropland to be successful in
farming.
With 43 registered Holstein
milk cows producing an
average of 20,000 pounds of
milk each year and 160 acres
of highly productive crops to
feed these cows, Beshore’s
farm income shows that
bigger is not necessarily
better.
For his business expertise
and management efficiency,
he has been named a Master
Farmer for 1980.
Beshore will be inducted
into the Pennsylvania
Master Farmers’
Association whose mem
bership consists of all for
mer award winners. The
program was established in
1927.
The new Master Farmer is
the second generation to
farm this well-kept en
terprise surrounded by
urban sprawl. After a stmt in
India during World War 11,
he returned in 1946.
Following his marriage to
former Athena Hays, he
farmed in partnership with
his father.
“I didn’t think about
having my milk production
tested until 1949. It was a
disappointing 7160 pounds of
milk and 252 pounds of
butterfat per cow,” Beshore
notes
The next 13 years saw a
dramatic improvement, to a
herd average of 12,400
pounds of milk and 503
pounds of butterfat with 39
cows on test. In 1962 he
purchased the farm from his
father.
Further impressive gams
m milk production came in
the ensuing years, with the
herd average now near the
20,000 pounds of milk mark.
In 1977, son, Jed, joined as
a partner after graduating
from Delaware Valley
College of Science and
Agriculture.
“High quality feed is
Mother , son
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finishing second in the state
finals. Nevm also won an
Outstanding Grasslander
Award from the Penn-
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necessary to produce top
milk yields,” the Master
Farmer emphasizes. “We
grow most of our grain and
forage on the 160 acres of
cropland. This includes 80
acres of corn, 55 of alfalfa,
and 25 of wheat.”
His alfalfa-grass mixtures
have earned him a
Grasslander of the Year
Award presented by the
Pennsylvania Forage and
Grassland Council.
All forage is sent for
analysis testing each year.
The herd is fed 12 to 15
pounds of alfalfa-grass each
day. The concentrate in
cludes ear com and soybean
meal at the rate of 35 pounds
for each cow. In addition, the
cows receive 35 pounds of
com silage daily.
“We plant ear com m 36-
mch rows, with seven inches
between plants. The crop is
conventionally planted,
harrowed, and disked,”
Beshore notes.
The Beshores found that
their scemcally rolling acres
had a habit of losing its top
soil. So, in the early 1950’5,
he started a vanegated strip
cropping program with
alfalfa or small grams m
between the com.
He also reclaimed 15 to 20
acres of wet ground with
drainage tile. The wet
ground came from three or
four springs on the farm.
The Master Farmer’s
embryo transfer program is
one of the newer and more
exciting developments on
the farm.
“It’s a fast way to improve
production and general body
conformation,” he says. “It
also increases the number of
offspring from one female.”
The embryos are sold and
placed in the recipient cow
the same day. Beshore has
sold animals to farmers m
Brazil, Italy, and Hungary.
When selecting cows for
possible use in
superovulation and embryo
transplants, he looks for
exceptional milk production
and excellent body type.
Like most farmers, the
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sylvania Forage and
Grassland council and won
awards in the state 5-Acre
Corn Growing Contest.