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    Vol. 39 No. 45
Farmers, Business Persons Meet At Chamber Ag Issues Forum
Managing Editor
LANCASTER (Lancaster
Co.) Three Lancaster County
farmers and Don Robinson, head
of the Lancaster County Conserva
tion District, formed a panel Thurs
day morning to interact with the
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
and Industry. The subject centered
From the left, with the reserve senior and reserve grand champion Holstein is
Anthony Crothers, Jeremy Welk with his senior and grand champion, and judge Cree
din Cornman.
Welk’s 4-Year-Old Tops Solanco Holsteins
Lancaster Fanning Staff
old Marvel daughter owned by
Jeremy Welk, of Quarryville, was
named grand champion of the
Holsteins Thursday at Solanco
Fair, held in Quarryville.
From a field of about 100 ani
mals, Welk, son of Leßoy and
Debra Welk, of Welk-Acres Hols
teins, showed Welk-Acre Marvel
Marlene, a bred-and-owned cow,
to win both the open and youth
divisions. It was a repeat win for
the cow, having been named grand
champion in 1992.
Creedin Cornman, of Carlisle,
was judge and placed Anthony
Crothers’ 3-year-old Long Green
Dale Jenny as reserve senior and
reserve grand champion of the
show. Crothers is the son of Don-
Advertising/News Deadlines
Changed For This Week
Because of the street fair in the town of Ephrata where
Lancaster Farming is published we need to change our
publication deadlines for the week of September 19 to 23.
These special deadlines are as follows;
Mailbox Maikets Monday, Sept 19, at noon.
Public Sales Monday, Sept. 19, at noon.
General News Tuesday. Sept. 20, at 5 p.m.
Other Than Farm Equipment Qassifjed Ads, Section C
Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 5 p.m.
Farm Equipment Classified Ads, Section D Wednes
day, Sept. 21, at 9 a.m.
Late-Breaking News Wednesday. Sept 21, at noon.
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on the tole farmers play as ste
wards of the environnment
The meeting combined the regu
lar “wake up to the issues” program
of the Chamber and the Ag Issues
Forum of key farmers and agribusi
ness persons. The farmers on the
panel were Mort Fry, Ephrata; Don
Weaver, New Holland, and Jerry
Swarr, Manheim.
nie and Linda Cruthers, of Rising
Jacob Hushon, son of Danny
and Patti Hushon, of Quarryville,
showed both the junior and reserve
junior champions of the breed.
Hushon’s intermediate calf.
Twin Wind Broker Kiss ET, was
named senior champion, while his
senior calf, Stewartridge Astro
Jazzle 11, was named reserve junior
In the Brown Swiss show, held
Wednesday, with colored breed
judge Robert Kauffman, Jacob’s
brother Joshua Hushon showed the
grand champion, 2-year-old Lake
Lane Pebbles, a daughter of Vic
tory Acres Jubilation Emory.
Richard Leiski showed the
junior champion Brown Swiss,
also named the reserve grand
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September 17, 1994
Fry has a greenhouse and
nursery business. In addition, the
ninth generation fatm family
grows 40 acres of sweet com and is
known for pioneer work with
hybrid poplar trees. These trees
grow rapidly as windbreaks and as
reforesting projects that utilize the
poplar tree’s ability to consume
large quantities of nutrients in
In the Jersey cattle show, Amy
Plummer, of Doylestown, owned
the grand champion, 2-year-old
Top-O-Hill Juno Patches, which
had been named grand champion
and supreme champion cow at the
Allentown Fair earlier this year.
The reserve grand champion
Jersey was also the junior champ
ion, an intermediate calf, Hillacres
Estes Eugena.
In the Ayrshire breed, both
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Supreme Champs Named At York
York Co. Correspondent
(YORK Co.)—A pair of
Suffolk market lambs topped all
contenders at the York Fair
Junior Division Market Lamb
show to earn top honors for their
4-H owner.
Adam Sellers, IS, Thomasville,
pocketed both the purple and pink
rosettes in the large market lamb
show, taking champion honors with
his wether entry and the reserve
award with a ewe. Earlier, the pair
had topped their heavyweight and
light heavyweight division runoffs.
Pairs championship went to
Dave Olson of East Berlin, with a
matched set of purebred
Hampshires. Jacob Ebersole,
York, claimed the reserve cham
pion pairs honors with a Suffolk
and Hampshire team.
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Rve Sections
municipal waste sludge fields.
Weaver with his brother Nelson
and their wives own Weaver
Homestead. They represent the
10th generation on the dairy farm
that has 90 cows. Through adverse
family experiences related to high
nitrates in the farm water supply,
the Weavers have progressed to a
greatly reduced use of fertilizers
and chemicals in their farming
operation. In addition, the Weavers
have a consulting business to help
other farmers utilize their econom
Keystone International
In Harrisburg Oct. 5-10
HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.)
The Keystone International
Livestock Exposition is in its 38th
year at Harrisburg. The Exposi
tion is recognized nationally as a
showcase for the nation’s top beef
cattle, swine, sheep, and horses. It
will be held at the Farm Show
Complex on October 5-10, 1994.
1994 has been designated as
“Year of the horse,” so horse exhi
bitors will receive special attend
tion as part of the effort to increase
public awareness of the horseSn
dustry and the high caliber of
horse shows held annually at
Increased interest and entries
have led the show management to
expand the horse program to six
days, which moves the Appalosa
show to Wednesday and the Quar
ter Horse show to Sunday. Once
again, part of the craft horse-hitch
show is a qualifying event in the
North American Six Horse Hitch
Classic Series, and many of the
country’s top rated hitches will
work to earn points for the nation
al event in Ocala, Florida.
Other livestock will also garner
international attention. The
American Polled Hereford Asso
ciation has designated KILE as
Jennifer Flinchbaugh, York, took open class market
lamb honors at the York Fair with a Suffolk-Hampshire
crossbred ewe. Offering congratulations was judge Dick
$21.00 Par Year
ic and management resources.
Swarr, with his family, operates
a 300 acre livestock farm that pro
duces a yearly total of 600 beef
cattle and 2,500 hogs. In addition,
Swarr is a Rapho Twp. supervisor.
In opening the meeting, Jay
Howes, manager of ag services,
said the two-thirds of the land base
in Lancaster County is in farm
land, and traditionally, even today,
adds stability to the total economy.
“In spite of the loss of farm
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one of its three rotating Standard
of Productivity (SOP) shows. The
SOP show is always a major at
traction because of its genetic fo
cus approach to cattle judging.
The Shorthorn show has been
designated as a Point Accumula
tion Event by the American Short
horn Association. The Limousin
cattle show is a Medal of Excel
lence Show, Level 11, and is one of
eight approved regional competi
tions that qualify exhibitors for the
national show.
Sheep competition at KILE fea
tures the National Merino show,
Great Lakes Regional Rambouil
let show and Eastern Regional
Junior Dorset show. The junior
Sheep show has been expanded to
include Rambouillet and Tunis
Hundreds of collegiate, FFA
and 4-H students from several
states always enter the junior live
stock judging and stockman con
tests at KILE. These keen educa
tional competitions are excellent
tests of knowledge skill, pro
viding students with valuable ex
perience for their futures in agri
With the newly-expanded
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