Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 25, 1981, Image 1

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    VOL 2S No. 39
Webotuck Matt Lilly, owned by Galen Crouse, Stevens, was
named Grand Champion Female at the Lancaster County
Holstein Show, Thursday at the Solanco Fairgrounds in Quar
ryville. Shown here with Philip Crouse, the 6-year-old Fond
Matt daughter also took home Senior Champion and Best
Udder honors."
Barn raisings are on most people’s list of memories from by
gone days, but not so at the Jacob Stoltzfus farm...A2B.
"Let’s go to the fair” are the cries echoing through the
beautiful Cumberland Valley as friends attend the Ship
pensburg Fair...C2o.
Teachers, mother, farmers, students, and nurses gather to
learn about the beloved dairy goat. See page DIO.
York County’s Ladies Day Out features a tour of nuclear
power plant and an Indian museum...Dl4.
Three plowmen top state contest
DOVER A father and son
team captured two of the three
Editorials, A 10; Now is the tune,
AID; Ida’s Notebook, 015; Ladies
have you heard? CIS; That’s a
good question, 021; Ask the VMD,
026; Joyce Bupp’s column, 031;
Farm Talk, D 6.
Homestead Notes, C 2; Home on
the Range, C 6; Farm Women
news, C 5; Getting started in far
ming, CIO; Kid’s Komer, Cl 2; 4-H
news, Cl 3; Poultry Queen con
testants, CO; Lancaster Fashion
Revue, Cl 6; Lebanon Fashion
Revue, C2B; York Fashion Revue,
Dairy couple succeeds, A 22;
Butler Dairy Princess, Cll;
Lancaster DHIA, Dl6; Franklin
DHIA, D 18; Potter DHIA, Dl9;
Dairy Photo Album, D 4.
division championships in the
Pennsylvania State Plowing
Contest held here on Wednesday in
conjunction with the York County
Agronomy Field Days.
William Crain and son Gary,
from Carlisle, took home the
trophies for turning the best
furrows in the small and large
plow divisions, respectively. This
is not the first time members of the
Crain family, who operate a 50
Holstein dairy farm, have taken
the top titles as plowmen. Son Gary
won the state title for the first time
when he was only 16 years old in
the small plow division, following
in his father’s tire tracks.
In the contour plowing division,
John Miller of York County took
top honors. Miller confesses he
surprised himself more than any
one else by winning the contest.
Miller practices contour plowing
on his farm in Airville.
Each of the three divisions of the
plowing contest were judged on
their own set of rules and
guidelines. However, prior to the
actual plowing, each contestant
was judged on tractor safety. Each
tractor had to be equipped with
Lancaster Famine, Saturday, Inly 25,1M1
Champion Female at the Lan
caster County Holstein Show,
Thursday, was a substitute entry.
The night before the show, Galen
Crouse, Len-Lyn Farms, Stevens,
opted to go with Webotuck Matt
Lilly, a 6-year-old, instead of his
first choice aged cow entry. He
chose well.
Bred to Glendale Arlmda Chief,
Lilly took home Grand Champion
Female, Senior Grand Champion
and Best Udder honors. Judge
John Morris looked at more than
160 entries at the Solanco
Fairgrounds before deciding on
The No-Na-Me Fond Matt
daughter is out of Elkol W Jet LU.
Clifford and Joyce Blank,
Kmzers, captured top Dairy Herd
Danger - farmers at work
PEACH BOTTOM A four-year
old boy was killed in Lancaster
County when he jumped from a
horse-drawn wagon and slipped
beneath the right front wheel of the
heavy vehicle as it moved up an
incline into the barnyard.
KUTZTOWN - A Berks County
fanner died of injuries received
when he was pinned between a
gate and a chute while loading a
LINESVILLE Serious injuries
were sustained by a Crawford
County farmer when his arm was
caught m a hay baler.
equipment, such as a fire ex
tinguisher, or points were
deducted from the score.
The large-plow, level-land
division required plows of four or
more bottoms. The contestant’s
job of turnpver of wheat stubbles
was judged on the depth and
straightness of the furrow along
with the eveness of lifting the plow
shears at the end of the row.
Five contestants entered this
division, and Gary Crain won by a
‘finishing furrow’. In order to
break a tie, the participating
plowmen agreed the winner should
be decided by the quality of the
finishing furrow, and Crain’s won
Frank Burkhart, Lancaster
County, a veteran of the national
plowing contest and also a
previous state winner, finished in
second place. Robert Miller of
Dauphin County was third; while
Sheldon Benton of Somerset
County and Glen Myers of York
County rounded out the division
placing fourth and fifth, respec
The small-plow, level-land
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At county Holstein show
Len-Lyn Farm’s
female tops show
honors just three days after the
Holstein Association verified the
Blank’s new prefix-Smiling
Their Aged Cow entry, Con-Nell
Gay Rosene was named Reserve
Grand Champion and Reserve
Senior Champion.
The 7-year-old cow is sired by
Harrisburg Gay Ideal and out of
Con-Noil Apollo Kitty.
Nathan Stoltzfus, Con-Noil
Farm, Gap, captured his fourth
Pjremier Breeder title and J.
Mowrer Frey, Fultonway Farms,
Willow Street was named Premier
Turnpike-View Astronaut Wmta,
owned and bred by Paul Homing,
Stevens, was named Junior
Champion. The senior yearling, is
an Astronaut daughter out of
Turnpike-View Maxim Wanda.
old girl, who fell from a tractor on
which she was nding as a
passenger, was lolled in a mowing
mishap on a Clearfield County
GETTYSBURG - A 52-year-old
mother of 12 was fatally injured
when a tractor she was operating
reared up and fell back on her as
she was pulling a log from a ditch.
More than 50 tunes such stones
were date-lined across Penn
sylvania’s rolling farmland in the
past year or so.
And, these are just the fatalities
Plowing their ways to the championships in three divisions
of the state plowing contest held in Dover on Wednesday
were: from left, John Miller, Airville, contour plowing; Gary
Crain, Carlisle, large plow; and William Crain, Carlisle, small
$7.50 Par Year
Junior Reserve Champion
honors went to Robert Barley’s
senior calf entry, Spring-Belle
Whirhill Penny. A Kingpin
daughter. Penny is out of Spring
Belle Beauty Queen.
Robert Kauffman’s Penn-
Sprmgs Elevation Clover walked
off with first place in the in the
Futurity Class, and 30 percent of
the $BB4 purse. The Elevation
daughter topped a field of 10
outstanding 4-year-olds.
With 30 years of judging ex
perience behind him, John Moms,
a retired dairy extension specialist
at the University of Maryland
scrutinized some of the county’s
fmest Black and Whites at the all
day event.
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or very serious injuries that make
the headlines.
They illustrate that:
Agricultural accidents know no
geographical boundaries
throughout the Commonwealth
and therefore, continuing safety
consciousness likewise must not be
confined to any one rural area.
Also, there are no age barriers
concerning farm accidents. They
occur to tots who are permitted to
be in places they shouldn’t be and
they are sustained by experienced
farmers with fleeting, but fatal
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