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A32*Lancaster Farming, Saturday, October 30. 1993
Somerset County Club Calf Sale Brings $69,105
Co.) The annual Somerset Co.
Club Calf Sale, held Saturday at
the county fairgrounds here, saw
92 steers and heifers bringing a
$69,105 auction total.
The steer, which earlier in the
afternoon was named the grand
champion and Somerset County
bred grand champion, belonged to
H. Wayne Miller, Fairhope. It sold
Born last May, the steer
weighed 465 pounds and gave
Miller his first experience at own
ing a grand champion.
Warren Sets Water
WARREN (Warren Co.)
Groundwater accounts for more
than 9S percent of all fresh water
available on earth. Surface water
from lakes, streams, wetlands, and
soil moisture accounts for the
remaining five percent. Only
about one half of one percent of
this fresh water from groundwater
is available for us to use. The pro
tection of this valuable resource is
a wise idea.
Cooperative extension will be
conducting two water quality
workshops to address these impor
tant water issues. One will be held
on Thursday, November 4,7 p.m.
- 9 p.m. at the Tidioute High
School. The other will be at the
Sheffield High School, Monday,
November 8, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Topics to be covered include:
groundwater - what is it? What
pollutes it? How to protect it?,
water resource legislation, water
quality concerns, and testing
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Weighing 550 pounds and bom
last March, the reserve grand
champion steer was also owned by
H. Wayne Miller of Fairhope. It
sold for $2,350 and was the Some
rset County bred reserve grand
It was a rare sweep of all the top
honors by steers owned by a per
son living in the county.
Officials chose to not release
buyers’ names to the public this
year, but the grand champion stay
ed in the county, while the reserve
grand champion went to nearby
drinking water and treatment
options. Free water testing for
iron, pH. and total dissolved solids
will be available for owners of pri
vate wells or springs. Bring about
one pint of water to sample.
If you get your water from your
own well or spring, you’re respon
sible for its quality. Unlike public
water supplies, no governmental
agency requires monitoring of pri
vate, individual water systems for
contamination. And periodic
water testing is an important step
toward ensuring a supply that’s
safe and appealing to use.
Many substances can degrade
drinking water quality. But testing
for the presence of every possible
contaminant would be very expen
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Other sale results found the top
selling steer bringing $2,500.
The Sale average, on 92 head,
including heifers, was $751.15,
according to Dave Brant, Rock
wood, a member of the Somerset
County Beef Producers who wot
sponsors with the Pennsylvania
Brant said the grand champion
heifer sold for $BOO and the
reserve grand champion heifer
sold for $825. About 21 heifers
were auctioned during the event,
which ended around 9:30 p.m.
Buyers came from New York,
Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland,
Virginia, and Pennsylvania,
according to Brant. But he said
that 28 of the 72 steers auctioned
Boar Sale Results
UNIVERSITY PARK (Centre
Co.) Pennsylvania Department
of' Agriculture's Meat Animal
Evaluation Center has announced
results of their recent 17th Perfor
mance Tested Boar sale. Bidding
was quite spirited, with 24
performance-tested boars averag
Charles and Mark Hall of Rat
tlesnake Mountain Farms con
signed the top-indexing pen of
boars. The top boar in this pen of
Yorks sold to James Mathis and
Jeanne Beyer of Julian for $525.
The second highest-indexing
pen of boars, bred by Neutzel
Yorkshires, started off with the
highest-individual indexing boar.
This animal generated quite a bit
of bidding excitement, bringing
the top price ff the day $1,175
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stayed with county buyers.
the sale auctioneer was John supplied food throughout the day
Spiker. Bruce Stertzbach was for those attending the show and
judge for the daytime shqw event, sale.
Wolff Reappoints PDPP Board
HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.)
State Agriculture Secretary
Boyd E. Wolff has announced the
reappointment of six members of
the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion
Program (PDPP) Board of Direc
tors. The Board oversees the
administration of the PDPP.
“These farmers have given their
time and skills to help promote
dairy products statewide,” Wolff
said. “We’re very pleased that
they’ll continue their efforts for
from Charles Hall. The second
boar in this pen sold to Hillside
Acres in Lenhartsville for $9OO.
The 13 Yorkshire boars averaged
Baum Family Landrace con
signed the only entries in this
breed, but they were a good rep
resentation of the breed and were
in demand. The highest selling
Landrace sold to Roy Jamison of
Chambersburg for $l,OOO. Ken
neth Jones of Danville bought the
second boar for $9OO. The four
Landrace boars averaged $656.
Penn State University had the
top indexing pen of Durocs. Both
the top indexing and top selling
Duroc boar came from this pen.
Hillside Acres purchased the ani
mal for $5OO. The three Duroc
boars averaged $467.
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another three years.”
Reappointed board members
include Harold W. Bailey of Roar
ing Spring, Blair County; Donald
Cook of Drums. Luzerne County;
Karl W. Kroeck of Knoxville,
Tioga County: Richard G. Mains
of Newville, Cumberland County;
Janet Reynolds of Watsontown,
Northumberland County; and
Richard Shellenberger of Man
heim, Lancaster County.
Four Hampshire boars averaged
$4Bl. Carl Rabenold and Franklin
Feeser each sold a Hamp boar for
$5OO to Hillside Acres and Brian
Hege of Fayetteville, respectively.
The Meat Animal Evaluation
Center is accepting pens of prog
eny pigs for the fall-winter testing
program. The next boar testing
program will begin in March
1994, and the next performance
tested boar sale is scheduled for
Wednesday evening, August 17,
For more information on any of
Pennsylvania’s performance test
ing programs, contact Glenn Eber
ly, director, Meat Animal Evalua
tion Center, 651 Fox Hollow
Road, State College, PA 16803,
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