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Pl6—Uncastf Farming, Saturday, July 14,1984 (Continued from Page Dl4) Justin Lanita, was named 1983’s National Grand Champion after being Reserve Grand Champion in 1982. Showing their champion cattle involves a great deal of time and expense, but the Stiles brothers feel it’s worthwhile. “We spend over six weeks each year at state and national shows and state fairs,” Mike said. “But in the long run it pays off in promotion and advertising.” For the Stiles family, the fawn colored Jerseys have paid off in many ways. “We’ve worked with all the dairy breeds, but Jerseys Mclntires (Continued from Page Dl4) Chianina bull provides the qualities the Mclntires want in their commercial herd-tall, long and clean-built animals. The commercial cattle are aggressively marketed through many channels, including a special sale that provides the popular “Chi-cross” calves to 4-H and FFA members. “We wean the calves, break them to lead, vaccinate, worm and clip them before we offer them to the junior exhibitors,” said Danny, age 41. “We sell between 40-50 show calves each year.” To feed their large beef herd, the Mclntires plant 200 acres of no-till com, 75 acres of small grain, 90 acres of alfalfa and 500 acres of grass hay. Conservation measures, such as crop rotation, cover crops and the use of grass strips to control run-off, are strictly followed. To keep the farm running DISABLED & CRIPPLED COWS, BULLS & STEERS Competitive Prices Paid Slaughtered under government inspection Call: Frank Fillippo - Residence - 215-666-0725 Elam Cinder - 717-367-3824 C.L. King - 717-786-7229 Waverly Jerseys have been very good to us,” Tracy said. “They’re profitable and economical-the average Jersey cow weighs around 900 pounds while the average Holstein weighs 1,400-1,500 pounds. ” Although Jersey cows don’t require as much feed as other breeds, maintaining the feed supply is a constant challenge on the 400-acre farm. “We feed everything we grow and still have to buy feed from our neighbors,” said Paul, who’s in charge of most field work and machinery. The Stiles’ cropping program includes 150 acres of com for silage, 32 acres of alfalfa for specialize smoothly, the Mclntires employ three full-time workers. P.T.’s wife, Katherine, has the job of farm bookkeeper, as well as trying to keep up with her husband’s busy schedule. In addition to his own farming activities, Mclntire manages Milton Valley Farm near Berryville, serves as sales manager of Northern Virginia Livestock Inc. in Winchester, is president of the Central Valley Production Credit Association, is a strong supporter of 4-H and a past president of the Virginia Beef Cattle Association. In 1980, he was named Virginia’s Cattleman of the Year. In his “spare” time, Mclntire can be found on horseback-riding in competitive trail rides or chasing a fox over the rolling countryside. “Other farmers used to rib me a little about my fox hunting,” P.T. laughed, “but they don’t say much anymore.” FRANK A. LLIPPO, INC. WANTED haylage and over 100 acres of small grain for silage. Feed is stored in four upright silos and a feed consultant is used to balance rations. The Stiles brothers obviously enjoy their work and are looking forward to a future as bright as their past. “We’ve stayed with farming because it’s given us a good life,’’Paul said. “There are planty of days when it seems nothing goes right, but the advantages of fanning far out weigh the disadvantages,” Mike added. Waverly Farm will be open to the public Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lunch will be available at the farm from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The tour is sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with the Clarke-Frederick Farm Management Committee. FmHA directed to stabilize land values WASHINGTON, D.C. - Secretary of Agriculture John R. 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