Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, November 13, 1993, Image 22

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    *22-Uncw»f FamUnq, Saturday, November 13,1993
Carl A. Farm;
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right against such as happened in
other areas of the state, especially
during the 19705.
It’s a place where every driver
of every car (albeit traffic light)
getsa headnodor a wave from peo
ple doing yardwork.
In the one-road village of Pit
man at Snyder’s (no relation)
restaurant and grocery store, the
community’s togetherness is
evident strangers at the lunch
counter in the plain, white-painted
block building are recognized as
When the screen door closes,
men sitting at the counter, sipping
coffee and picking at a triangle of
pie stop talking and look up.
It is just the sort of place to raise
a family and dairy farm with a
good herd of Holsteins.
Carl A. Snyder is the namesake
of the farm. His sons, Tracy, 26,
and Steve, 30, have taken over the
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farm and have retained the Carl A.
It’s Carl A. Farm, the second
For 30 years, the farm has been a
good provider for the Snyder fami
ly. while under the direction of
Carl. But now that he’s “retired” to
field work, credit and blame for
herdsmanship goes to Steve and
Tracy. They rent the farm from
their father and have been trying to
build the herd to a level that can
better support all.
The dairy herd, under the sons,
had increased average production
last year to lead the county, and
just missed the top spot this year.
In 1991, the herd was third in the
county, among those herds on test
with Pennsylvania Dairy Herd
Improvement Association.
In 1992, the two had switched to
three-times-per day milking,
which shot die herd’s production
to top of the county.
The highest average producing herd in Schuylkill County is owned by Carl A.
Farms, owned by brothers Steve and Tracy Snyder.
This past February, production tein, and 1,000 pounds of fat. ized and has now dropped because
peaked at an avenge of 28,500 Steve and Tracy said that they they sold a number of cows to help
pounds of milk, 900 pounds pro- believe that production had stabil- (Turn to Pag# A2I)
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J.B. Zimmerman
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P.O. Box 337,
Lancaster County
Blue Ball. PA 17506
Erb and Henry
Equipment, Inc.
22-26 Henry Avenue
New Berlmville, PA 19545
Franklin Hess
Ent., Inc.
Rt. 2, Box 130
Orangeville, PA 17859
Witmer Implement
1896 Bedford Rd.
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Potomac Valley
11606 Greencastle Pike
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Bennett Machine
1601 So. Dupont Blvd.
Milford, DE 19963
Peoples Sales
and Service
Oakland Mills, PA 17076
H.B. Duvall, Inc.
901 E. Patrick St.
Frederick. MD 21701
Out Of state: 800-423-4032
Stephan! Dairy Service
RR 02
Columbia Crossroads,
PA 16914