Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, April 21, 1984, Image 1

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VOL 29 No. 25
Coldsprings tops Md. State Holstein Show
Show judge Lloyd Boyd, left, stands with his Open Show champions, Cotdsprings Ira
Kewpie, shown by Marlin Hoff, and Kingstead Valiant Suzie, by Doug and Irving King.
PMMB suspends lowfat, skim milk pricing
porary measure, the Pennsylvania
Milk Marketing Board (PMMB)
Monday suspended minimum
price control for lowfat and skim
milk throughout the state.
The board, in response to
pressure stemming from a petition
filed by two Western Pennsylvania
cities, suspended minimum retail
prices for all two percent, one
percent, other lowfat and all skim '
milk products. The deregulation
goes into effect Monday, April 23.
Every week is Grange Week for Buffingtons
CHADDS FORD “I grew up in
town without any ag background
and didn’t know a thing about
Grange,” explains Mary Buf
fington, of R 1 Chadds Ford,
Chester County.
“In the beginning, I only knew
that Bill and I didn’t have any
dates on the second and fourth
Wednesdays of each month
because those were Grange
meeting nights.”
After they were married though,
it didn’t take Mary long to become
deeply involved in Grange with her
husband, William. And today, they
Five Sections
The petition, filed by Pittsburgh
and Erie and the Lawson Com
pany, an Ohio dairy firm, called
for an end to minimum retail
pricing on lowfat and skim milk in
that region. A similar decision was
passed by the State Com
monwealth Court Feb. 13 in the
Philadelphia area.
The board’s decision, temporary
in nature, will remain in effect
until PMMB has compiled and
analyzed all its financial reports,
according to Gene Veno, PMMB
executive secretary. At that time a
are among couples who stand in
the forefront of any roster of active
Grangers who work continuously
for the betterment of rural
America and its residents.
William and Mary Buffington
literally eat, sleep and live
For them, every week is Grange
As they discuss their deep and
concerned involvement in Grange
and its activities, some good
natured banter enters into the
conservation about who may out
rank who in Grange.
William, who hails from an ag
family that has since gone out of
fulltime production farming, has
about a decade of seniority over his
wife. This June will mark 39 years
of membership. Mary is observing
some 28 years.
But of the many Grange offices
they’ve held, Mary can number a
national post. For the past four
years, she has served as Director
of Women’s Activities for the
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, April 21,1984
hearing, to include consumer,
agency and milk dealer
representatives, will be scheduled.
“We can’t set a hearing until all
financial reports are in and
analyzed,” Veno said. “We hope to
schedule the hearings by late June
or early July.”
Although the decision is tem
porary, state dairy farmers and
farm organizations are concerned
that permanent deregulation will
cause problems in the industry.
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William and Mary Buffington, R 1 Chadds Ford, stand in front of Kennett Grange No.
19 once a one-room school house that has served as meeting hall since 1932.
Premier Breeder banner
goes to Kingstead Farms
TIMONIUM, Md. A 4-year-old
cow from Coldsprings Farm, New
Windsor, reigned as grand
champion during the two-day
Maryland State Holstein Show held
at the Timonium Fairgrounds last
Coldsprings Ira Kewpie, owned
by Marlin Hoff, was named grand
champion female over the 290
Holstein entries. Kewpie was also
awarded best udder in her class
and has a solid milk and fat
production record to back up her
Sired by Coldsprings Ira, Kewpie
recorded 21,270 pounds of milk and
799 pounds of fat as a 2-year-old.
Her dam is Coldsprings Wiz Isabel-
The reserve champion title went
to Kingstead Farms, Damascus,
and their senior 2-year-old entry,
Kingstead Valiant Suzie. Sired by
SWD Valiant, Suzie produced
25,320 pounds of milk and 781
pounds of fat during her first
Kingstead Farms was also
named premier breeder and
premier exhibitor for its 12th time.
Owned by Doug, Harold, Irving,
Jane and Mary King, Kingstead
Farms exhibited 16 animals in the
show. With a herd of 200
registered Holsteins, the Kings
have been in the show circuit since
1949 when they showed as 4-H
members. In addition to showing
at the Maryland State Show, they
also participate in county, district
and regional shows.
In junior show competition, run
consecutively with the open show,
Audra Debnam, Worton, exhibited
the grand champion animal. Art-
Acres Elevation Holly Cari, a 3-
$7.50 per Year
year-old and winner of the Futurity
Show, won the title. Can is owned
by Audra’s brother Raney Deb
Shane Schwartzbeck, Union
Bridge, and his 3-year-old entry
captured the reserve junior show
champion title. Windy Knoll View
Lad Jina took the reserve honors in
both the junior show and the
Futurity Show.
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It’s time for
youth to pick
show winner
sylvania 4-H and FFA members,
the Farm Show is the Big One. The
show features more than 2300
apupql exhibits, with neary 700
junior exhibitors vying for top
honors in the horse, sheep, junior
market swine, junior beef, junior
dairy cattle, and dairy goat
With more than $13,000 awarded
in these junior categories, the
competition is not to be taken
lightly, and what happens during
the Farm Show’s week-long
summit represents a year’s tough
climb for aspiring winners.
What does it take to walk away
with the gold at Pa.’s Olympic
class livestock show? A look at the
strategies of three of this year’s
winners sheds some light on
livestock selection.
A four-year veteran of Farm
Show competition, Jan Waltz, the
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