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1, 27 No. 9 gUfgggggg To; Our farm families From: The staff \ of Lancaster Farming Scranton’ scores the first 6-E in Holstein history BY JOYCE BUPP Staff Correspondent KUTZTOWN —How does it feel lo own a history making cow, the Erst Holstein to ever'be classified i-E? “It’s 'nice, 1 ’ admits Kutztown.' registered Holstein breeder Ray Seidel. • On December 15, the Seidel family's “Miss Ivanhoe Scranton,” it Ift years of age, was scored 5E by Holstein classifier Tom Hum, Jr., who graded the Ker \ Nineteen-year-old Miss Ivanhoe Scranton, i an Osborndale Ivanhoe daughter owned fay the Raymond Seidel family, Kutztown. became the chenhill herd intbc regular scoring visit. Excellent status can first be granted to animals after they’re beyond the 2-year-old heifer status, and .the number of “E" designations increases as animals mature through age increments if they are deemed physically worthy of that score. Less than a dozen animals have gone SE, with none ever before ' reaching the., sixth Excellent grade. A daughter of the famed first Holstein cow to ever merit the classification 6-E. / Lancaster Farming, Thursday, December 24,1981 Osbomdale Ivanhoe, Scranton first scored EX-91 during her second classification back in 1967. Probably her most memorable year came in 1969, when she won the aged cow class and the grand championship at the prestigious Central National Dairy Show at Madison, Wisconsin, and topped that by gamering the All- American award. ■ For’ several seasons during the late ’6os and early ’7os, Scranton was a familiar individual in the - championship-spot at Penn sylvania shows. She backed up her ' show honors with impressive milk production, and has a lifetime to date of over 193,000 pounds milk and 3,200 pounds fat. During the last decade, several of her sons went into service with the AI industry. Her daughter by Ideal Fury Reflector, “Kerchenhill Ruffian,” is at Hilltop Hanover Farms, Yorktowne Heights, New York, and scored EX-91. Reagan signs Farm Bill; unloads surplus cheese WASHINGTON D.C. President Reagan signed the 1981 Farm Bill into law on Tuesday at noon and also announced a widespread distribution of surplus cheese to the nation’s needy. The $ll billion Farm Bill culminated months of struggle between the administration and U.S.Congress, with the more vocal protests from key U.S. House democrats. “This legislation is the result of many months of hard work both in the Congress and the ad ministration. The strength of our economy is our reliance on the Home and Youth Homestead Notes, B 2; Home on the Range, B6'; Farm Women Societies, BIO; Kid’s Komer, B 12; Sharing Christmas cheer, B 16; Cumberland craft day, B 20; Tabletop farming, 823; 4-H news, B 14; Vineyard visions, B 38; Farmland preservation, C 5. s>.so per year Prior to .her scoring with tin Kerchenhill herd, Scranton was a Em-Tram, Inc., Elizabethtown foi embryo flushing and transplan work. One bred recipient returnee home to the Kutztown farm witl her, and is due to calve early nex year. In a quiet understatement Seidel simply says, “She’s been i wonderful cow a once-in-a-life time cow.” market place,” announced Reagan. The bill includes four-year price support programs for wheat, feed grain, dairy products, cotton, rice peanuts, soybeans, sugar and wool. A one-year extension food stamp program,is included as well as grain reserve programs, soil conservation incentives, protec (TilrntoPageA34) Columns Editorials, A 10; Now is the time, A 10; Ida’s Notebook, B 5; Joyce Budd’s column, B 9; Ladies, have you heard? Bll; Chicken Coop News, B 31; Fanning’s Futures, 832; Brocket?* Ag Advice, 839; Milkcheck, C 3; Swine Health, A 26; Farm Talk. Al 6. Dairy Berks DHIA, 834; Great whirly bird caper, AM; Weight A 24.