Newspaper Page Text
Stacy feeds hay to heifers in part of the new Virginia-style barn at her family’s dairy
farm. . , .
_ , _ , _ water project going through their
Dairy Princess Does ms d ° have
** 1 J ■ w option of cashing in on the mvest
(Contlnued from Pag* 822) ment of local and state funds to
Last year, the couple was install these community services
involved in a short-lived battle to the Kralls don’t want and turn the
keep a significant portion of their
farm from being rezoned to resi
dential. Though no one had con
tacted the Kralls about their inten
(DIS BROS INC MILLER’S POLE TAVERN SMITH'S WINELAND
Lancaster, PA ‘ EQUIPMENT EQ. SALES CORP. IMPLEMENTS, INC EQUIPMENT, INC
717-291-104# RD «1 Rl. 66 670 Rta. 40 Mereeraburg, PA Martlnaburg, PA
Falrmount City, PA Elmar, NJ 717-326-2244 814-793-2109
Oakland Mills, PA
LONE MAPLE PIKEVILLE
ILES & SERVICE EQUIPMENT INC
m Alexandria, PA Olay, PA
MILLER-LAKE INC. emSESoo
Ballwilla. PA ggggff
-717-935-2335 IfiS* PA
■ Automatic leveling system pa;
fast with less grain loss.
■ 235-hp machine with all the a
of John Deere Maximizer™ G
■ Level grain tank reduces
■ Keeps cab level for increased operator comfort.
tions with the farm, local munici
pal officials had proposed
changing the farm zoning, which
would have changed the value of
the property and raised taxes on the
With the community waste
GEORGE V. SEIPLE
THE 9500 COMBINE;
KING OF THE SIDEHILL
EQUIPMENT CO., INC. SALES & SERVICE
Halifax, PA Red Lion, PA
dairy farm into a “house farm.”
However, they said they don’t
intend to take that route.
In the meantime, they milk 80
Rd. 1, Box 157
Stacy tries on her new dairy princess tiara.
Holsteins out of a southern-facing, room window and would answer
tie-stall bank bam that is situated at wf,en Stacy called.
the base of a large, steep, but
In fact, the hill is what Stacy
used to help develop an affinity for
skiing. Something that she gets to
do sometimes at a relatively close
public skiing facility in Berks
And several years ago, the hill
was a source of amusement for the
Krall family. At night, when the
cows were left out, a couple of Sta
cy’s cows, especially one, she said,
would come around the back of the
house to be close to Stacy’s bed-
West Chaatar, PA
i wicwtef Farming. Saturday, July 9, 1994-823
There’s another interesting fea
ture to the farm where Stacy lives.
The Krall farm is located
between two prominent agricultur
al facilities in Lebanon County
the Lebanon Area Fairgrounds to
the northeast, and the Quentin Rid
ing Club to the west.
Standing at the farm, it can almost seem as though two
different activities, at opposite ends of the agricultural
spectrum, are calling; one being the lure of liesure, the
other the desire to excel in production and living skills.
While Stacy said riding horse is one of her favorite hob
bies, she said she has no interest in the fancy riding skills,
though she said she found it interesting.
She said she better enjoys her cows and the activities
which keep her busy. And now, at 16, being able to drive
should enable her to attend more functions without having
to depend on her parents or others to provide
Stacy and her brother Jason are fairly well known
among the local agricultural community, especially for
their record of wins at the Southeastern Regional 4-H
Market Hog Derby. Either one, the other, or both, have
had a champion in the event.
The contest, supported through the Penn State Exten
sion Service, provides an opportunity for youth to com
pete with raising market hogs, using the same scoring sys
tem and incentives as the National Pork Producers Coun
cil endorses and commercial producers use.
Stacy said that while she enjoys her dairy cattle more,
raising the market hogs has provided more money and has
allowed her to use the money raising hogs to buy Holstein
In fact, one of hers, Rayola A-Mist Mars Shasta, a mem
ber of the milking siring, is almost a pet to Stacy. She can
walk into a pasture Held and Shasta will walk up to her out
of the herd and follow commands. That helps when show
ing in the ring, but it also helps having cows with pleasant
dispositions to work with, she said.
Her chores around the farm include a range of activities.
Because both her parents work the farm, Stacy has taken
over many of the household chores, such as making family
meals, taking lunch out to the field when the family can’t
come in from haying.
She said a typical day is awaking at 5:30 a.m., milking
cows, feeding calves, letting the cows out, making break
fast, doing housework, scraping the stables down, doing
more housework, and then making lunch, etc..
Both her mother and father work as a team on the farm,
along with some hired help. Her brother Jason is also a
steady and dependable worker and helps with fieldwork
and bam work.
But she is now also a dairy princess and she said she
enjoys helping to promote milk, though she said she still is
nervous about doing promotions, until the event starts get
“I think of what I’m going to do,” she said, “how I can
present my message to people.”
She said her most favorite promotions as a dairy maid
was going to schools to visit classrooms. She said the
classroom promotions used activities that involved the
class, such as making ice cream, pudding, or butter.
• ‘That’s always fun, watching the kids,” she said,
adding that she has spoken before classes of grade 1,2,3
and sometimes kindergarten students. “I enjoy the older
kids better, because they have better attention and arc
As far as making the transition from dairy maid to dairy
princess, she said, “I like it belter (being a dairy princess).
I gel to do more things, going outtalking to people, telling
them about the dairy industry.”
Stacy and her brother Jason are
as committed to farming as arc
A modem, fenced manure stor
age pit was constructed several
years ago and a southern-facing,
large, Virginia-style heifer facility
is in the final stages of completion.
Several heifer pens are currently