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VOL 26 No. 36
Cute cow candids win top contest prizes
BY DICK ANGLESTEIN
LANCASTER Mail sorters in
the litilz Post Office welcomed
July with a big collective sigh of
relief this week.
For the past month, mail coming
to Lancaster Farming has been
unusually heavy due to the over
whelming response to the Dairy
Month Photo Contest.
For the entire month a steady
stream of letters and packages
containing photos of all sizes
flowed into our offices from
throughout Pennsylvania and
locations in surrounding states.
Finally, the judges have
examined each of the hundreds of
entries and selected the top win
ners. Judges for the contest were
Glenn Shirk, Lancaster County
Extension dairy agent; and Bill H.
professional photographer and
artist, who has worked extensively
in the field of agricultural
photography and illustration with
Sperry New Holland farm
equipment manufacturing firm.
First -Diane M. Spry, R 4, Box
321, Chestertown, Md.
Second - Mrs. Jane Dietle, 3800
Miller Road, Kingsville, Md.
Honorable .Mention - Gail A.
McCahon, 930 Horseshoe Pike,
Extra Honorable Mention—Enos
Pennsylvania Junior Angus exhibitors held their Second Northeastern
Preview Show, Saturday. For all the details, jump to page... 022.
Milking Romona the Holstein became a sport on Friday evening. For the
"pull” behind the story, see page...ClB.
The Polled Hereford Association named a new queen at their field day last
week. Read all about Jackie on page...C26.
Holstein breeders from across the nation met in Baltimore for their national
convention this week...AlB.
HOME AND YOUTH
Homestead Notes, C 2; Home on
the Range, C 6; Kid’s Komer, Cl 4;
Farm Women Society news, Cl 2; 4 -
H news, Cl 6; Dutch Young Far
mers visit, C 24.
Editorials, A 10; Now is the time
AID; Farm Talk, B 8; Joyce Bupp’s
column, C 29; Ladies have your
Blair Dairy Princess, CIO;
Clearfield Dairy Princess, Cll;
Where dairy advertising dollars
go, C 27; Chester DHIA, C3O; Berks
DHIA, C 32; Cumberland DHIA,
First-place winner in the cute or comic
category of Dairy Month Photo Contest,
submitted by Diane M. Spray of Chestertown,
Md. shows this two-year-old ‘'reading” a story
to two of her favorite cows. The story must be
Gov. Dick Thornburgh puts his signature to
legislation giving local governments the
authority to create agricultural areas as
another farmland preservation tool. Seated to
the left of the governor is Rept. Noah Wenger,
Lancaster Farming, FrMay, July 3,1981
quite good because the cows are intensely
interested. Natural light from the two windows
of the barn throw illuminated emphasis on
both the- tot and her audience. For more
winning photos, turn to A 24.
Surplus threatens industry
BY DONNA TOMMELLEO
BALTIMORE, Md. While
congressional leaders in
Washington pondered milk price
and 1981 Farm Bill legislation,
Holstein president, Ivan K.
Strickler warned breeders,
Tuesday, that over-production
could lead to loss of support level
“Never in a single time has the
milk industry faced such a serious
problem as the over-production we
face this year, “Strickler said in
of Lancaster County, sponsor of House Bill
143. Grouped around the table are legislative,
local government and farm leaders who
gatheredf or the Tuesday signing.
Holstein president says
his address at the 96th Annual
Holstein Convention in Baltimore.
Despite the fact that cow
numbers- have decreased, the
government has removed some 10
billion-pounds of surplus milk from
the market in the past two years.
“We are facing the agonizing
task of getting the supply of milk
back in line with demand and
remain solvent at the same time,”
Strickler admitted he was
concerned that agricultural
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Hege, 878 Rowe Road, Stnp
First - Kenneth M. Witmer, Rl,
Box 352, Willow Street, Pa.
Second - Mary £. Getz, Rl,
Honorable Mention - Kathryn
Troutman, 1045 Black Rock Road,
■ Collegeville, Pa.
First - Barbara R. Stiles, 9001
Huntmaster Road, Gaithersburg,
Second - Wilma J. Martin, 524
Reifshyder Rd., Lititz Pa.
Honorable Mention - Dennis R.
Lehman, R 2, Wyalusing, Pa.
Due to the large response,
particularly in the Cute or Comic
category, an extra honorable
mention award was presented in
that category by the judges.
“Selection was quite difficult
because of the large number of
very good photographs,” the
“While it finally comes down to
some little technique or factor that
favors one photograph over
another, all of the entrants are to
be congratulated for one of the
.largest, most diversified and
collections of dairy livestock
visuals that we have ever seen.”
Frequently, the judges were
heard to chuckle and laugh out
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policies are set by the government
rather than those in the industry.
“I have concern of the Secretary
of the State Department blocking
some of the opportunities to sell
dairy products for good hard
currency. It does not make sense to
turn down dollars for products that
can go bad in a warehouse.
He reminded the group at the
annual meeting that given the
chance, private industry is capable
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Ag areas bill
by legislative leaders, officials of
the Pennsylvania Department of
Agriculture, local government
representatives and heads of farm
organizations throughout the
state, Gov. Dick Thornburgh
signed the agricultural areas bin
It was a rather large official ~
entourage that gathered for the 1
official signing at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
And in the center of the group
and just to Thornburgh's right
during the signing ceremony was
Rep. Noah Wenger, of Lancaster
County, sponsor of the bill, which is
designed to be another official tool
in continuing (Sorts to preserve