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VOL. 29 No. 41
Queens Manor repeats W. Pa. Holstein win
Doeheriener family sweeps
Championship Show titles
WASHINGTON - The
Washington Country Fairgrounds
was buzzing with excitement last
Friday, Aug. 3, as Holstein
breeders from throughout Western
Pennsylvania paraded their cattle
around the show ring of the
Western Pennsylvania Cham
When the parading had ended
and the class champions had been
selected by judge Bert Stewart,
Hornby, Ontario, the Ed
Doebenener family of Jamestown
was standing alone in the
limelight. Owners of Queens-
Manor Holsteins, the Doeberieners
walked away with both the grand
champion and reserve grand
champion female and bull titles.
The senior champion and grand
champion female, C Houdale
Tempo Rachael, was shown by
Justin The, senior %■
year-old champion was sired by
Potomac Fever outbreak strikes Lancaster and York County horses
BY JACK HUBLEY
MANHEIM A disease of
unknown origin has been keeping
Manheim veterinarian, Dr. Jeffrey
Edelson, on the road since early
July, as Edelson, who’s practice is
limited to equine treatment,
struggles to keep up with a wave of
Potomac Fever sweeping Lan
caster and eastern York Counties.
A recognized authority on the
debilitating disease, Edelson has
treated 60 cases in the last five
Youthful dairy showing careers dawn & ebb at Lebanon
Adam Sonnen, 14, of R 1 Richland, with his Grand Champion four-year-old of the Open
Holstein Show at Lebanon Fair.
Roybrook Tempo and was bred by
C Gala Hill Kelly Ned-Red, also
from the Queens-Manor herd, was
selected reserve grand champion.
The 4-year-old cow was sired by
Agro Acres Marquis Ned.
. The Doeberieners dominated the
Holstein bull show as well.
Leadfield Privelege, a semor
yearling bull owned by Queens
Manor-Leadfield and shown by Ed
Doebenener, was named grand
champion bull. The champion was
sired by Leadfield Columbus-ET.
Leadfield Priority-ET, a junior
bull calf also sired by Leadfield
Columbus-ET, was named reserve
grand champion. The bull, owned
by Queens Manor-Leadfield, was
shown by Justin Doeberiener.
Placing high in several of the
classes, the Doeberieners were
awcpded the premier exhibitor
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years, with an alarming 25 cases
arising since the first week of July.
Edelson says that the majority of
his cases are located along the
Susquehanna River in the
Edelson to speak at Farm and Home Center
LANCASTER Of interest to
horse owners will be a lecture
presented at Lancaster’s Farm
and Home Center on Thursday,
August 23, at 7:30 p.m.
Lancaster Fanning, Saturday, August 11,1984
Reserve grand champion of the Western Pa. Championship Show is shown by Ed
Doeberiener, left, while the grand champion is shown by Justin Ooeberiener.
Wnghtsville and Washington Boro
areas. Sporadic cases have also
cropped up in Elizabethtown,
Smoketown and Bird-in-Hand.
“One strange thing about the
The topic will be Potomac Fever,
a serious equine disease currently
on the increase in Lancaster and
disease is that it will pick out an
isolated horse in a stable or large
herd of animals, without spreading
through the entire herd,” Edelson
notes, adding that eventhough
The featured speaker will be Dr.
Jeffrey Edelson, a Manheim area
equine veterinarian with extensive
experience in treating the disease.
FFA’ers - one at beginning
& one nearing end - meet
BY DICK ANGLESTEIN
LEBANON Youthful dairy
showing careers begin and end in
And, it’s always nice - no matter
if such careers are debuting or
nearing a close - that they dawn or
ebb on a winning note.
Such was the case in the Open
Dairy Show at the Lebanon Fair on
Fourteen-year-old Adam Sonnen
- although a veteran of several
years in 4-H - is still in the early
stages of his youthful showing
career. In fact, he’ll begin his pre-
Greenhand days in FFA this year
at ELCO High School.
Adam, son of Malcolm and
Jaruce.Sonnen, R 1 Richland, with a
stylish four-year-old entry cap
tured the Senior and Grand
Championships of the fair’s Open
Holstein Show on Thursday.
Judge J. Lloyd Ebersole, of
Tunkhannock, called the Jemini
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entire herds don’t come down with
the affliction, all breeds and types
of horses are susceptible.
Symptoms begin with signs of
depression and a refusal to eat.
According to the veterinarian, this
depression stage may last from 12
hours to six days, and is marked by
a dramatic drop in the horse’s
white blood cell count.
Following depression comes a
siege of acute diarrhea that
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daughter a well-balanced, strong
cow with great foreudder at
Just behind the beginning
FFa'er is another ELCO farm
youth, John B. Kline, of Myer
stown, who, as he nears the end of
his youthful showing career, is in
the running for one of the top
Future Farmers of America
honors in the nation.
Eastern Regional Star Farmer,
Kline - who has had his own dairy
herd since graduating - will be
competing this fall with three farm
youth from separate sections of the
country for Star Farmer of
On Thursday, Kline’s aged cow,
which he bought recently through
Mel Kolb, won the reserve Senior
and Grand Championships, of the
Open Holstein Show,
looking back on his own youthful
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