Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, January 10, 1981, Image 17

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    Winning calf is dream-come-true for 4-H’er
It’s love at first sight as Debbie gets acquainted with her first prize calf, while
Mike Firestine, Mrs. Elwood Ohlmger and daughter Connie look on. The heifer,
purchased by LVNB at the Berks 4-H Center Dairy Calf Sale, was the first brown
bovine to live in traditionally black-and-white Ohlmger barn
Aureomycin Oblets
• broad spectrum antibiotic
• recently approved two times
the level of antibiotic of any
other treatments 500 mg
• twice the antibiotic with
the same amount of effort
(44-1021) Bottle/24
reg $8.25
Sale 5 7 15
was a day fifteen-year-old
Debbie Price will long
remember one of her
dreams turned into reality
as the youngster, originally
from Long Island, set eyes
on her first dairy heifer.
The tenth grader at Daniel
Boone High School, through
her writing talents, won first
place in Lebanon Valley
National Bank’s essay
contest. Her prize was a
registered Guernsey calf the
bank purchased in
December at the Berks
County Dairy Sale, a fund
raising event for the planned
4-H Center
Twelve other Berks
County 4-H’ers entered the
contest, writing com
positions on "Wh> I Would
Lake to be a Good Dairy
I couldn’t believe I won
her,” confessed Debbie
when she arrived at the
Elwood Ohlmger farm at R 1
Mohrsville The Ohlingers
cared for the heifer while the
contest was going on She
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Sulmet Oblets
• an effective sulfa drug for
treating bacterial scours and
pneumonia in calves
• 25 gms each
(44-1351 53)
reg 519.49
reg 55 79
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Lancaster Famine, Saturday, January 10,1981—A17
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Debbie, who says she would like to be a large
animal vet someday, has had experience in the
dairy business before winning her Guernsey heifer.
However, her milkers are dairy goats she has
ten in all
I would like to be a dairy farmer because the ex
perience would be a great asset to me in the field I
would like to pursue I would like to become a Targe
animal veterinarian
Since I would deal mainly with cows, horses, goats,
sheep and pigs, being a dairy farmer would help me be
better able to help other dairy farmers with the health
problems they may face.
Being a dairy farmer would mean breeding, feeding
and managing dairy animals. If a dairy farmer then
had a problem that had to do with the kind of feed he
was feeding his herd, I could help him better than
someone who never raised a cow or faced the problem
If he was managing his herd improperly and I knew
from past experience how to correct it, that would
make me a much better vet than the person who never
had the experience of managing a dairy herd.
If a farmer wanted to know which bull to breed to his
cow so he would have bigger, healthier calves, I could
tell him. Whereas, the vet who never raised and bred
cows would not know what to tell him.
The experience of being a dairy farmer would be an
asset because I could then meet other people who share
a common interest cows. I also would gam
responsibility by having to care for a calf I would be
responsible for that animal's life
People learn from their experiences. And being a
dairy farmer would mean knowledge I could use every
day of my life