Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, December 24, 1981, Image 1

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    1, 27 No. 9
To; Our farm families
From: The staff
of Lancaster Farming
Scranton’ scores the first 6-E in Holstein history
Staff Correspondent
KUTZTOWN —How does it feel
lo own a history making cow, the
Erst Holstein to ever'be classified
“It’s 'nice, 1 ’ admits Kutztown.'
registered Holstein breeder Ray
• 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
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
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
“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
In a quiet understatement
Seidel simply says, “She’s been i
wonderful cow a once-in-a-life
time cow.”
market place,” announced
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
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.
Berks DHIA, 834; Great whirly
bird caper, AM; Weight
A 24.