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VERNON ACHENBACH, JR.
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) Gerald and Connie Hof
fer, of Annville, aren’t telling in
which field the dinosaur resides.
They and others fear that public
knowledge would invite curiosity
and thrill seekers who inevitably
would end up causing the destruc
tion of the giant.
Clarification is needed.
The Hoffers raise cash crops on
a number of acres in the Annville-
Palmyra area and com, naturally,
is one the their best.
They didn’t allow some reptil
lian monster to take over one of
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ter than that of 2nd, 3rd and
greater lactation cows and their
sires, genetic progress in the herd
is being made. The county aver
ages in Table 3 show good prog
ress. The PTAS of Ist lactation
cows is +lOl, $45 greater than the
Ist Lact. Cows
Here again, genetic progress is
evident. The service sires are sev
eral generations “never” than the
sires of the cows and they should
have higher PTAS. In Table 4, the
PTAS of the current service sires
is about $lOO greater than the sires
This is an exceptional alfalfa that
exhibits extra leafiness along with a
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their cornfields. What they did was
allow a group of people to use the
cornfield in the construction of the
world’s largest maze a 126,000
square foot image of a huge dino
saur, a Stegosaurus.
The purpose of the two miles of
trail cut throught the field is dou
ble; raise money to be used by the
American Red Cross specificly for
Midwest flood relief efforts (far
mers helping farmers); and attempt
to get into the Guiness Book of
World Records for the largest
maze ever created (on purpose).
On Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, the
maze is to be open to the public for
a $5-per-person opportunity to
+56 for 3rd lactation and older
cows. An even greater improve
ment is seen in their sires’ PTAS,
177 compared to 114.
I have just received the Semi-
Annual Sire and Service Sire
Summary for the County. The
averages are shown in Table 4.
How does your herd compare to
PTAM PTAF PTAS
+2086 +6B +242
+1625 +57 +192
+1212 +44 +143
+1307 +47 +154
of the older cows. The PTAS of
the sires of the Ist lactation cows
is about $5O greater than that of
the sires of the older cows.
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To Maze To
conquer the huge game.
Only closer to the date is the
exact field location to be
Officials and a student at Leba
non Valley College are behind the
concept of meshing the objectives
of going for a world record, raising
funds to assist the suffering, and
providing an opportunity for fun.
Adrian Fisher, of Hertfordshire,
England, is the maze designer.
According to the college, he and
his company, Minotaur Designs,
create mazes around the world.
According to a college press
release, "Fisher stated that this was
the largest maze he’d ever
attempted and the first one he’d
tried in a com field.”
“It’s a first in many ways,”
Fisher said in the statement. "The
sheer scale of it was quite daunt
ing, but I’m pleased with the way it
is turning out.”
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Don Frantz, a LVC alumnus
who was bom and raised in Hum
melstown, came up with the idea,
according to the college. Frantz,
who works for the Walt Disney
Company, Orlando, Fla., said the
maze would be an activity that
would provide fun for students and
the surrounding community.
“It’s an ideal community event
that everyone old and
young can participate in. It’s a
perfect family activity, an activity
that can draw people together.
In addition to attempting to
tackle the maze during the two
days in September, there is also
planned games, chicken barbecue,
hot air balloon rides and other, to
be-announced activities for parti
cipants to enjoy.
Volunteers actually cut the
paths through the com, led by stu
dent Joanne Marx, a senior from
Sparta, NJ., who is majoring in
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hotel management It had taken
more than two weeks to prepare.
On Monday, Marx got to see the
creation from the air the only
way to truly visually encompass
the beast “We knew then, we’d
done it right It was an emotional
Gerald Hoffer said the volun
teers dug the com stalks out by
hand, but he expects to be able to
salvage some of the com. He said
he figured the work would effec
tively destroy an acre of com.
And while he was paid some
thing for the destruction of the
com, it was far from being a profit
able venture. But he added that
because, “It’s going for the flood
effort. We really feel good about it
Hoffer also said he was told to
expect about 5,000 people, but that
attendance could reach as high as