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VOL 27 No. 7
Lancaster DHIA honors producers
, Staff Correspondent
) SMOKETOWN - Russel Kline,
Vent, Lee Holstems, Denver,
received the top award for fat
production at the Red Rose DUIA
dinner meeting held this week at
the Good and Plenty Restaurant.
Kline completed lus sixth year as
a dairyman with a record for his 14
Holsteins of 20,657 pounds of milk
and 791 pounds of fat.
High Milk herds by ~ breed
awards went to Robert Wl Ulrich,
Quarryville, for his 63 Jerseys
finishing with 13,259 pounds of milk
and 656 pounds of fat.
' K.D. and Elsie Linde, Oxford,
took top Guernsey herd with 14,327
Pa* milk referendum
projected for Spring
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HARRISBURG Pennsyvania
Secretary ©! Agriculture Penrose
than $9 million
LCGD joins satellite pilot project
LANCASTER In a unanimous
vote at their monthly board
meeting, Wednesday night' the
Lancaster County Conservation
District Board agreed to support a
proposed project which would
incorporate the Chickies Creek
Watershed pi Lancaster in a study
using a digital data base derived
from satellite to help in land use
The project was suggested and
will be directed by Richard Brand
of Titan Systems, Inc. of McLean,
VA, and prill seek funding from
several sources, including the Soil
Conservation Service, the Forest
Service, |pe Data General Cor
poration qnd the Lancaster County
Conservation District.
pounds of milk and 690 pounds of
Top Ayrshire herd was Harold G.
Shelly, Manheim, with 15,450
pounds of milk and 606 pounds of
fat. Shelly has 16 cows on test.
Donald B. Trimble, Peach
Bottom, took top Brown Swiss herd
with a record of 16,344 pounds of
milk and 588 pounds of fat. Mixed
breed award went to Elam K.
Stoltzfus, Morgantown, with a
record- of 16,962 pounds of milk
and 596 pounds of fat. .
High Holstein herd was Benuel
Z. Lapp, New Holland, with 21,746
pounds of milk and 754 pounds of
fat. Lapp milks 45 cows, Stoltzfus-
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a year to increase sales of milk and
dairy-products! '
~, "A successful referendum in
eariy spring:wlJl have thepotentiai
to double existing' efforts at
promotion and marketing . of
milk,” Hallowell said before a
meeting of representatives of the
dairy cooperatives.
• ‘ Afterjiuraerous meetings with,
individual dairymen, milk
‘'cooperatives 1 and farm
Organizations," saidHaHowell, ** it
-pppears that a referendum con
ducted now, would likely prove
If approved the ’ statewide
referendum would assess 3/4 of
one percent of the weighted averge
price of milk or approximately 10
cents per hundredweight.
The Agriculture Secretary has
called a meeting of the Penn
sylvania Dairy Promotion Ad
visory Committee on Dec 22. At
that' tune, the committtee, which
represents the wide interests of the
dairy industry, will discuss' the
draft proposals and determine a
timetable for proceeding with the
referendum. The ammended draft
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Though Brand had only
favorable remarks on his proposed
project, the Pennsylvania Science
and' Engineering Foundation
(hoped by Brand to be the project’s
largest sponsor), did not share his
enthusiasm. During a board'
meeting Thursday afternoon, tjie
PSEF board voted not to. fund the
William Cook from PSEF said,
“The board didn’t feel it was really
novel technology and we have very
limited funding to distribute to
such projects. They felt this
proposal was just applying
technology instead of research.
“We’re being very selective on
what projects we fund. We've
turned a large number down. Our
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, December 12,1981 '
Several DH lAsupervisors were honored for
their outstanding service to the Red 7 Rose
, DHIA; From lefttoright the group includes: J.
VVitbUr Harold Lindecamp,
1,000 Young Farmers meet
HERiJHEY Away from the
lowing of cattle, clanking of hog
feeders and the pre-dawn milking
schedule for a few days, more than
1,000 Young Farmers from
throughout the nation gathered at
Hersbey. this week for their 10th
National Educational Institute.
Hosted 4 by the Pennsylvania
Young Farmers, the five-day in
stitute featured a full program of
educational sessions, on-farm
tours, socializing and the exchange
of ideas and business meetings.
in official business,’delegates to
the institute approved:
-Hiring of a full-time executive
secretary, Ann Million Schwarm,
who had coordinated the Young
Farmer Spokesperson -tor
Agriculture program for the
sponsoring Elanco Products
funding is just very tight,” he
According to Brand, the PSEF’s,
failure to fund the project “will not
stop it, just delay it for a while until
other sources can be found for
Commenting on the project it
self, Brand said, “I’m very excited,
about this because the program"
has a lot to offer. It will try to piit
land decision-making in the hands
of the farmer which is a terrific,
“It has incredible potential for
being a good model and when the
government finds Something that
serves as a good model, they’ll find
the money,” he said.
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In Hershey Institute:
-Raising of dues to be forwarded
to the national executive secretary
> by the state organization from lOto
20 cents per member per year. The
funds will be used to recruit more
statesln the national organization.
. -Changing of the national
summer meeting to a delegate
voting session in order to free more
time at the winter educational
institute tor informational sessions
and tours. Previously, business
Inside -
Some of the top sellers at the Golden Harvest Sale at the
Guernsey Pavilion Thursday are pictured on A 26.
Lebanon County dairy family builds top herd and operation
in eight generations. Read about them 0n...D2.
Several state counties have ended their 1981 DHIA testing
year and you can find several reportS/throughout the D
Adams DHIA, D»; Blair DHIA,
Dl9; Cumberland DHM,V D 24;
- Dauphin OHIA, 06; '• Lebanon
DHIA, D 25; Mifflin DHIA, Dl7;
DHIA, Dl3;
Somerset DHIA, 'DIS; Sullivan
DHIA.D7: Warren DHIA, D2O.
Editorials, A 10; Now is the tune,
A 10; Ida’s Notebook, £8; Ladies,
have you heard'.' B 7; Joyce Bupp’s
column, 829; Chicken Coop News,
Peach Bottom; Lee Landis, Narvon. Missing
from photo but also honored were Thomas
Garrett-Palmyra, Harold Probst, Bart and
* Robert Brinton, Quarryville.
matters could only be proposed
and recommended at the summer
meeting. - -
-Scheduling of the 1984 national
meetings in Wyoming. Next year’s
sessions will be held in Texas and
in 1983 m Virginia,
in all, some 27 states were
represented at the institute held at
the Uershey Motor Lodge and
Convention Center.
Home and Youth
Homestead Notes, B 2; Home on
the Range,B6; FWS calendar, B 4;
Society reports, B 13; Kid’s Korner,
B 14; 4-H news, 816 and 17; FFA
news, 823; Christmas spending,
BIO; Berks Horse Banquet, B 19;
Lebanon Young Farmers, 824;
Farmland Preservation, Dll.
824; Farm Business News, C 2;
Farming’s Futures, Dl6; Farm
Talk, DIO; Brockett’s Ag Advice,
D 26.
$7.50 per Tear
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