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STATE COLLEGE (Centre Co.) —The Pennsylvania Depart ment of Agriculture’s Meat Ani mal Evaluation Center has announced the results from Pen nsylvania’s 22nd Annual Perfor mance Tested Bull Sale. There was a tremendous crowd on hand to appraise this outstand ing set of performance tested bulls 107 bidders registered from nine different states. Hie first hull in the ring was the Lot #l. Polled Hereford bill. This bull, owned by Ralph Strouse, State College, was the top indexing Polled Hereford this year and received the award recogniz ing this achievement from the Pen nsylvania Polled Hereford Associ ation. This bull very appropriately received the top price paid for a Polled Hereford. Smith Farms of Bradford, bid $2,400 to purchase this top-gaining Polled Hereford. The second highest indexing Polled Hereford bull consigned by Bemie and Debbie Chubbuck of Laceyville, returned the second highest Polled Hereford price. Tom Mullinix from USDA, Belts ville, Md. selected the bull for $2,300. The eight most popular Polled Hereford bulls averaged $2,050- indicadng a very strong demand fra the best Polled Hereford bulls. There was a total of 24 Polled Hereford bulls. The entire group of Polled Herfords, which may have exceeded the demand, averaged $1,308. The Angus bull division started with the top-indexing Angus bull owned by Danon Smith. This bull received the Top-Indexing Angus • Cold Water • Direct or Belt Drive Gas or Electric We Reduced Our Prices Authorized Factory Distributors Beco Ask for a Free Demonstration Take advantage of our years of experience in actual cleaning and in sales of cleaning equipment Pumi is ■ Hoses - Parts • Detergents - Accessories » 95% of our Supplies are bought direct - We Pass The Savings onto you. Try Us First! fe Repair and Servlce&oat Ifanda of y-.... XJ Full Tim# Mechanic on Duty "**— Center Posts Bull Sale Results Bull Award presented by the Pen nsylvania Angus Association as well as the top-indexing bull over all breeds award presented by the Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Associ ation. Sidney Witmer of Liver pool, purchased this fastest gaining, most efficient Angus bull for $1,300. The second highest indexing Angus bull revived the enthusiasm in the sale and recorded the top Angus sale price of the day. Deborah Hoover of Tyrone, offered the successful bid of $2,300 for this Angus bull with the top EPD index and the top adjusted 365-day weight This complete Angus bull was offered by Fhul and Bette Slayton of Bed ford. The third highest indexing Angus bull returned the second highest price recorded for an Angus. David Hendricks of Zions ville, paid $l,BOO to own this light est birth weight EPD bull from Clarence Robinson of Smithficld. The 18 Angus bulls offered aver aged $1,503, which was the top breed average of the day. The Simmental division started with the Lot #44 Simmental con signed by Dr. Bruce Laidig of Newburg. This bull was the fastest gaining bull over all breeds and he also was the most efficient bull of all breeds, recording a feed effi ciency of 3.74 pounds of feed per pound of gain. This well-bred bull sold, on order, to Johns Lanting Enterprises of Hollister, ID for $3,000, which was the top price paid for the second high est price offered for a Simmental bull was $1,550, which was bid for both the 2nd and 3rd Indexing Simmentals. Both of the bulls were Power PRESSURE WASHERS qUlpment _ _ , *°‘' rSu * /nM * • Hot Water • Steam • • Gas or Oil Fired • • Portable or Stationary • O owned by Messick farms of Mid dletown and sold to Ray W. Brown of Three Springs and Tina Marie Clark of Hustontown, respective ly. The 11 Simmental bulls aver aged $1,382. The two Charolais bulls in the sale were both consigned by Ray mond Bratton of McVeytown. They sold for $1,200 and $l,lOO to Bernard Farabaugh of Carroll town and David Seamens of State Col lege, respectively. WASHINTON D.C.—U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-IN), chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture. Nutrition and Forestry, has introduced legisla tion to help ease the regulatory burden on farmers and agribusi ness by allowing them more flexi bility in pesticide choice and rere gistration while maintaining food safety. Lugar’s bill, “The Minor Use Crop Protection Act of 1995,” would help expand manufactur ers,’ flexibility during the rere gistration process and thereby maintain farmer access to minor use pesticide choices. In addition, Lugar hopes to “provide incentives for manufac turers to maintain or develop new safe and effective pesticides for minor uses without compromising food safety or adversely affecting the environment,” Lugar said in a statement today. The bill was • 252 N Shirk Rd. New Holland, PA 17557 • Box 56 RRI, Atglen, PA 19310 610-593-2981 Wap US Senate Ag Committee Chair Proposes 717-354-2354 EPPS - ALKOTA Dirt Killer Nozzles Effectively Cuts Cleaning Time in 1/2 Uncwtor Farming, Saturday, May 20, 1995-A25 The lone Limousin bull in the sale, consigned by Seth Everhart of State College, sold to Scott Stone of Williamsburg for $1,500. The single Beefmaster bull con signed by John Lehr sold to Luther Upton of Portsmouth. Va. for $l,BOO. The entire group of 57 bulls grossed $79,150 to average $1,389. This sale average would qualify this sale as successful, especially when talcing into con sideration the economic outlook Bill For Pesticide Use introduced today with 41 cospon sors. Farmers utilize minor use pesti cides for regional pest or disease problems, usually on a small amount of acreage. A 1988 Envir onmental Protection Agency law requires that all pesticides regis tered before November 1984 must be reregistered with the agency, which could limit some pesticide options for farmers. Given the significant economic and scientific resources involved in reregistering minor use pesti cides, many manufacturers may abandon reregistering several pes ticides if they believe that their market is limited because of far mers’ regional or narrow use of the product “Loss of minor use pesticides could cause substantial production problems for many fruit veget able and ornamental crops,” Lugar said. “Farmers also fear that loss for the beef industry. When con sidering the economic advantage, research has shown, that by using performance tested bulls, there were many bargains to be purchased. For more information on Pen nsylvania’s performance testing programs, contact Glenn Eberly, Director, PA Department of Agri culture’s Meat Animal Evaluation Center, 651 Fox Hollow Rd., State College, PA 16803, (814) 238-2527 or (814) 865-5857. of minor use pesticides will put them at a competitive disadvan tage with foreign producers who would still have access to the pesticides. “Burdensome regulations im pose unnecessary costs on agricul ture production,” Lugar said. “Quality U.S. products must be given every opportunity to com pete in international markets.” In another effort to ease regulat ory burdens, last month Lugar introduced the “Edible Oil Regu latory Reform Act of 1995,” which would separate shipping regulations on vegetable and soy oils from those of “hazardous” petroleum oils. Lugar’s bill, a longtime initia tive, would block the Clinton administration’s continued at tempts to impose hazardous cargo restrictions on vegetable oils shipped on U.S. waterways, which add costs to the products. Previous protests prompted the U.S. Dept of Transportation to withdraw its proposals and place vegetable and petroleum oils under separate shipping classifica tions.