Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 25, 1984, Image 30

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    *34—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, February 25,1984
Pa. Cattlemen’s Assn.
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agriculture field, possibly in ag
At Penn State, Heather is
secretary of the Block and Bridle
club and is a member of the Ac
counting Club and Beta Alpha Psi,
the honorary accounting frater
Her goals as the 1984 Cat
tlemen’s Queen are to attend as
many events as possible and in
form consumers about beef
products. She believes consumers
have “too many misconceptions”
about beef and .need to be more
Heather Schofield, left, the 1984 Pa. Cattlemen’s Queen,
receives her crown and banner from last year's queen Sheila
aware of its economical benefits.
Heather was selected by judges
Eugene Barefoot, Anchor Labs;
Mary Wilson, chairman of the 1984
Beef Cook-off contest and Ann
Coleman, a member of the Cat
tlemen's Association. Par
ticipating in the crowning
ceremonies was the 1983 Queen
Sheila Fairbairn, of West Chester.
Other contestants were: Melanie
Hemminger, Somerset; Margie
Hughes, Portage; Mary Parrish,
Elizabethtown; Angela Pipher,
Somerville, N.J.; Lisa Shaffer,
Somerset; and Terry Simcheck,
Contestants for the 1984 Pa. Cattleman’s Queen contest join new queen Heather
Schofield, shown at top. They include, front row from left, Terry Simcheck, Cambridge
Springs; Angela Pipher, Somerville, N.J.; Melanie Hemminger, Somerset; and 1983
Queen Sheila Fairbairn; second row from left, Margie Hughes, Portage; Mary Parrish,
Elizabethtown; and Lisa Shaffer, Somerset.
Cambridge Springs.
J. Paul Espy, Beef Council
president, reported on the state’s
beef check-off program and said
more beef producers need to get
involved. “We have to get more
money to get the job (promotion)
done right” he said. “We could
have $200,000 or more if everyone
in the state participated in the
check-off program.”
Thirty-five states have check-off
programs in which 25 cents to $1 is
deducted per head from the
market price. This money is used
for beef promotion programs.
Twelve of these states, including
Pennsylvania, have voluntary
check-off programs.
Espy said that restaurants are
looking for western produced beef
and “we have to counter this
trend.” Pennsylvania cattlemen,
he said, can produce the beef
needed for the state’s restaurants
and markets.
The Pa. Cattlemen’s banquet
was held in conjunction with the
Penn State Beef Cattle Conference,
Feb. 17 and 18. A two-day event,
the conference featured topics
ranging from the use of per
formance records to carcass
evaluation. Speakers included
Penn State professors and
researchers Les Burdette, Erskine
Cash, Thomas Drake, Clair Engle,
Harold Harpster, William Hen
ning, H. Louis Moore, Paul
Wangsness, and Lpwell Wilson.
Cattlemen also participated in
the biennial conference in panel
discussions. The first panel, which
included Ray Bratton, James
Cairns of Ligonier, Red Angus
breeder; Erskine Cash of Centre
Hall, purebred cattle producer;
Conrad Grove of Downington,
Angus breeder- Rr>y Wr>hace
of Plain City, Ohio, discussed their
use of performance for herd im
provement and merchandizing.
The second panel discussed
procurement and merchandizing
of beef. Louis M. Calvin of West
Salem, Ohio, described the Angus
Certified Beef Program, whil >
Robert Summy of MOPAC,
Souderton, described its large
meat packing firm. Norman
Painter of Elkland described h.s
country slaughter house which
specializes in freezer beef.
The topic “Our Cattlh
Programs” - Methods, -Problems
and Changes” was discussed by a
panel including Ralph iSotterer of
Mill Hall, a cattle feeder; J. Paul
Espy of Tyrone, a cattle feeder;
Paul Heffner of Gettysburg,,
commercial breeder and feeder;,
and Ray Bratton and James