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    Vol. 40 NO. 11
Record Com Production, Carryovers Could Hamper 1995 Prices
Lancaster Farming Staff
CARLISLE (Cumberland Co.)
“Unbelievable production” of
com created a record U.S. harvest
in 1994, and huge carryovers could
negate any possible spring rallies
for com this year, according to a
Penn State economist.
H. Louis Moore, professor of ag
economics, spoke to nearly 250
com growers and industry rep
resentatives on Monday during the
opening of the two-day Pennsylva
nia Crops Conference at the
Embers Inn.
Pennsylvania is putting an
increased emphasis on AM/PM
DHIA testing and innovative pro
grams to position DHIA for the
next century. Recently announced
changes in pricing place AM/PM
plans in a more favorable light
against the traditional twice a day
regimen, and new experimental
types of test may help some dairy
men save additional money on
their monthly DHIA bills.
In the last year alone, about 20
percent of DHIA members have
switched from 2X programs to
Juniors Honored At York Holstein Meeting
York Co. Correspondent
Junior members took the spotlight
at the annual York County Hol
stein dinner and meeting, held Jan
uary 13 at the Shrewsbury Fire
Company meeting hall.
Milk, butterfat and protein pro
duction awards for 1994 at the
county level were presented to
four junior club members. Also
honored were recipients of Junior
All-Pennsylvania honors for both
1993 and 1994.
Snagging the bulk of the junior
production awards was Brad
Walker, Thomasville, winning in
the three-year-old, four-year-old
and aged cow categories.
Walker’s aged cow. Cold
springs Levi Taffy, topped all
three production categories with a
lactation record of 5-10, 305 days,
30,884 pounds of milk, 1077
pounds of fat and 1002 pounds of
protein. He also made a clean
sweep of the three-year-old com
petition with Warns Sexy Lady
and a 3-05, 305 day lactation of
27,129 milk, 1,038 fat and 831
In the four-year-old production
604 Per Copy
Master Growers Present 5-Acre Corn Club Awards
Moore was one of many speak- •
ers at the first annual conference
that combined the meetings of the
Pennsylvania Master Com Grow
ers Association with the Pennsyl
vania Forage and Grassland
Moore said that the USDA’s
Crop Report indicated that the
country’s com harvest in 1994 -
totalled 10.1 billion bushels, a
record. The record broke the previ
ous one set in 1992 at 9.48 billion
Also, wheat harvest totalled
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Ai>lB»fc programs, and the move
to AM/PM hasn’t slowed yet. In
just the closing weeks of the year,
more than a hundred herds
changed testing schemes, continu
ing a trend that was strong
throughout 1994.
“There’s no doubt that AP is
the wave of the future,” said Dean
Amick, PA DHIA’s director of
field services. “We’re now at 2/3
of all herds on test using AP, and I
wouldn’t be surprised if that num-
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competition, Walker’s entry Walk-
Lc Marvel Skip took honors with a
4-04,300-day total of 27,704 milk
York County junior Holstein club advisor Patty Hushon, left, presents awards for
high milk, butterfat and protein production to, from left, Brad Walker, Jacob Hushon,
and Dixie Doll.
iuncaatar Faming, Saturday, January 21. INS
First place winners in the 5-Acre Corn Club contest. From left, Mark Crist, ear corn class,
hand harvest; John Crist, shelled grain class, regular harvest size; and Norman Jodiklnos,
shelled grain class, 3-acre plus harvest size. Winners are listed on page A2O.
Lancaster Farming Staff
• QUARRYVILLE (Lancaster
Co.) The Atlantic Dairy
Cooperative is in strong financial
shape, evidenced by the refunds
paid to members and extra
dividends recently and according
to its current financial health going
into the middle of its fiscal year,
according to Curtis Akers, director
of ADC District 12.
and 825 protein. Winner in the
butterfat category for four-year
olds was Dar-Dale Ryan Rita,
ADC Reports Strong Position
During the annual banquet
meeting of the Quarryville and
Strasburg/Paradise locals, Akers
reported on the condition of the
cooperative and gave his outlook
on the future.
According to Akers, predictions
are for the 1995 milk price to be
down slightly ftom 1994, and milk
production to be increased.
Furthermore, with the passage
of the General Agreement on Tar-
owned by Shannon Doll, Brod
becks, with a 4-06, 301-day but
terfat total of 929 pounds.
Four Sactiona
iffs and Trade (GATT), he said the
initial years of its implementation
will have a “dampening effect on
milk prices.”
However, he said that while the
first several years of GATT will
result in a lowering of the milk
price, due to the opening of the
U.S. market to processed dairy
products, the end result should
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Two-year-old categories were
shared by Dixie Doll, Glen Rock,
and Jacob Hushon, Delta. Dixie
Doll’s Dar-Dale Joey Blackie was
the milk and protein winner with a
2-03, 304-day lactation of 21,284
milk and 647 protein. White-Oak-
Vu Leadman Jamaca, owned by
Jacob Hushon, topped the butter
fat category with a 2-03, 305-day
protein total of 715 pounds.
Seven York County junior Hol
stein members are recipients of
Junior All-Pennsylvania recogni
tion. Named All-Pennsylvania
junior-thrce-year-old was Dar-
Dale Starbuck Alicia, owned by
Daphe Doll, Glen Rock.
Reserve All-Pennsylvania win
ners were the fall calf, Stewart
ridge Astre Jazzie, owned by
Jacob Hushon, Delta; winter year
ling Gentle Touch Chr Val Roxy,
owned by Amy Trimmer, East
Berlin; fall yearling Dar-Dale
Fancy Paul Sophia, owned by
Dixie Doll, Glen Rock; junior
two-year-old White Oak Vu L-
Man Jazman, owned by Joshua
Hushon, Delta; and senior-two
year-old Dar-Dale Mantis •Tristie,
121.00 P«r Year
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