Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, November 15, 1986, Image 1

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    VOL. 32 No. 2
Award recipients at the Friends of Ag Preservation
Banquet (L to R) Aaron Stauffer, Frances Bare, Brentwood
Shunk and Ed Klimuska.
Egg Producers Confront
Cholesterol Issue
second year, the Northeast United
Egg Producers Trade Show
brought 92 exhibitors and some 750
egg producers and mdustrymen to
Atlantic City’s Resorts In
tel national on Monday.
A nonprofit egg marketing
cooperative serving an 11-state
area, Northeast UEP represents
two-thirds of the egg producers in
its region, according to the
organization’s president and
general manager, Christine
Bushway. “We’ll be moving $6
million-worth of eggs this year,”
says Bushway, noting that one of
the co-op’s primary functions is to
balance inventory within the
region. UEP also brokers spent
hens from producers to processors.
Going beyond marketing, the co
op is active on the legislative front
and employs a full-time promotion
director. In fact, the organization
gets involved in “any issue that
impacts on the industry,” Bush
way says.
One of the major issues that the
PFA Annual Meeting
Begins Monday
CAMP HILL - The future
course of Pennsylvania’s leading
general farm organization will be
determined by several hundred
farmers during the 36th Annual
Meeting of the Pennsylvania
Farmers’ Association Nov. 17-19 at
the Hershey Lodge and Convention
PFA Voting Delegates will elect
officers, including a president, and
will set policies on important farm
issues for the coming year. PFA is
a voluntary farm organization
representing 23,361 farm families
The Governor-Elect of Penn
sylvania is scheduled to deliver the
opening address to the PFA con
vention during a luncheon at 12:15
P m., Monday, Nov. 17. At 2 p.m., a
roll call of 170 Voting Delegates
will begin three days of
deliberations on policy resolutions
originating from PFA’s 54 county
co-op has chosen to confront head
on involves cholesterol, a fat-like
substance that, in the public’s eye,
has bepome synonymous with
coronalryneart disease.
Although eggs are known to be
high in cholesterol, Bushway
emphasized that they’ve been
unjustly maligned. For one thing,
she says, cholesterol is an essential
building block for all living cells in
the body. Eighty percent of the
compound in the body is actually
manufactured by the liver, and
most people’s systems have no
trouble regulating its production.
While a fraction of the population
does have a genetic predisposition
to high blood cholesterol levels,
Bushway maintains that it’s
“inappropriate to make mass
recommendations on diet.” Ac
tually, branding the egg as a
dietary bad guy will do more harm
then good, since eggs are a rich
source of many essential nutrients,
says UER’s president.
In order to get its message
across, UEP set up its Egg
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“Market Culture”, the theme of
the Annual Meeting, will be
highlighted in a number of con
ferences planned for the event On
Monday, Nov. 17, Snyder County
vegetable grower Titus Hoover
will speak about “Marketing Your
Own Products” at 10 a.m., and
Lancaster County egg producer
Richard Myer will discuss “Waste
Marketing” at 2:30 p.m. PFA staff
will conduct concurrent sessions
beginning at 3:30 p.m. on farming
with computers and managing
marketing risks through forward
contracts, hedging and other
On Tuesday, Nov. 18, nationally
known commodity marketing
consultant Richard Brock will
speak about “Megatrends In
Agriculture” and “Marketing
Strategy” in back-to-back sessions
beginning at 8:45 a.m. From 2 p.m.
to 4 p.m., PFA’s annual outlook
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, November 15,1986
‘lf Ag Land Is Preserved,
This Generation Must Do It 9
Managing Editor
RONKS The Friends of
Agricultural Land Preservation
held their second annual meeting
Thursday evening here at Miller’s
Smorgasbord restaurant. Each
year the event brings together
contributors, volunteers and
families who have put deed
restrictions on their farms to
preserve land for agriculture in the
Allan R. Musselman, director of
the Agricultural Preserve Board,
told the group that it must be this
generation of farmers who must
make the choice to preserve their
farms. “Fifty-three farms in
Lancaster County have made that
commitment,” Musselman said.
“The progess seems slow in light of
the rapid development of Lan
caster County but we have a good
start,” Musselman said. “In
Historic Pa* Farms Added To Century list
HARRISBURG Eighty-nine
Pennsylvania farm families have
been designated as owners of
Century Farms so far this year,
bringing the total number of
Century Farms recognized by the
Pennsylvania Department of
Agriculture to 1,075.
The Century Farms Program
was established 10 years ago to
emphasize the importance of
family farms in Pennsylvania by
affording special recognition to
Walkup Valiant Lou Ella topped the Rothrock Golden Opportunity Sale with a bid of
$185,000 from Marynole Genetics. Pictured with the sale topper, from left, Jack Miller,
manager Rothrock Farms; Theresa Myers, breeder; Jay Howes, Backus Associates,
(behind Theresa Myers); Orland Nelson, Marynole Genetics; Bill Nichol, Pennsylvania
Holstein Association; Chuck Nelson, Marynole Genetics; Charles Backus, auctioneer;
Mike Weimer, auctioneer; Horace Backus, pedigrees; Bruce Rothrock, consignor; and
Jake Emig at the halter.
4 Lou Ella 9 Sells For Golden Price Of $186,000
KEMPTON Nothing breeds
success like success. Cattle
breeding follows this guide, proven
most recently at the Nov. 8
Rothrock Golden Opportunity Sale.
The second edition of the bienniel
event averaged $14,601 on 68 lots.
comparison, in Pennsylvania we
are far ahead of any other county.
We have a great start. But we have
a great challenge before us. If we
are to successfully preserve
agricultural land, we must also
plan for development, too,” he
said. “The combination of
agriculture, business and the work
ethic put us in a very fortunate
position in the nation. We think we
have a future in agriculture, and
we look forward to future farms in
ag land preservation.”
In the awards ceremony,
Brentwood S. Shunk, vice
president of the Lancaster division
of Pennsylvania Power and Light
Company, received a plaque in
recognition of the 637 acres the
utility company placed under
permanent restriction for
agriculture and resold back to
farmers last month. This award
followed the recent national
farms of single family ownership
for a century or more.
“Our 58,000 farm families
produce more than |4 billion an
nually in farm products and help
keep agriculture Pennsylvania’s
number one industry,” said State
Agriculture Secretary Richard
“The Century Farms program
helps publicize the strengths and
durability of farm families who
have contributed so much to our
Walkup Valiant Lou Ella was the
golden girl of the sale at
Rothrock’s farm in the rolling hills
of Lehigh County. Consigned by
Rothrock Golden Holsteins, the 5-
year-old cow sold to Marynole
Genetics, Dassel, Minn., for
Four Sections
recognition given to PP&L as
reported elsewhere in this issue.
Ed Klimuska, staff writer
Lancaster New Era, received
recognition for outstanding
reporting support of agriculture
land preservation. Frances Bare
was recognized as the person who
first placed the deed restriction on
Lancaster County farm land.
Aaron Stauffer, vice chairman of
the local ag preserve board,
received the annual “bull by the
horns” trophy in recognition of
extensive work and support of the
agricultural land preservation
project. Amos Funk, chairman of
the Ag Preserve Board, made the
awards presentation.
The slate of directors were
elected as follows: Daniel Herr,
Amos Funk, James Jolly, Eric
Probst, Robert Campbell, Marilyn
Lewis and Barbara Skelly.
Commonwealth’s economic and
agricultural heritage.”
To qualify as a Pennsylvania
Century Farm, a farm must be
owned by the same family for at
least 100 consecutive years and a
family member must currently
live on the farm. The farm must
contain at least 10 acres of the
original holding.
Many of the Century Farm
applicants provide detailed
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$185,000, the best price of the sale
This Valiant daughter classified
EX-92 4E and produced a top
record of 33,480 pounds of milk,
1,547 pounds of fat for a 4.6 test,
and 1,139 pounds of protein. Loj
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$8.50 Per Year