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    vol. 40 NO. 47
5-Year-Old Holstein Supreme Of All-American Dairy Show
Lancaster Fanning Staff
Co.) A 5-*year-old Holstein
cow owned by Pamiom Farm, of
Hudson Falls, N.Y., was named
supreme champion of the Pennsyl
vania All-American Dairy Show
Thursday afternoon at the state
Farm Show Complex in
C Taraley Astro Sherry, owned
by Herb and June Kerr, of Pam tom
Farm, after having just won the
grand championship of the Eastern
National Holstein Show within the
hour, was judged to be the best of
the best of the six recognizeddairy
breed shows at this year’s PAADS.
The supreme championship was
developed several years ago in
order to boost excitement and pro
vide an added dimension to the
week-long dairy show. In previous
Hans Herr FFA, New York 4-H Teams
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Tap Dairy Management Contest
Co.) One oftfte mott cdoca
The firat place FFA team Is from the Hans Herr chapter.
From left Joel Harnlsh, Dairen Martin, and Steve (famish.
Producers May Have To Rely On Their Own Quality Assurance Programs
Lancaster Farming* Staff
LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.)
Because of ongoing federal
agricultural program cutbacks, the
poultry industry is “on its own”
indemnity programs if
;|here are potential disease out
breaks in the future, according to a
IuSDA veterinary services
.1 Dr. Donald Luchsinger, deputy
Administrator for veterinary ser-
Kces for the USDA Animal and
■plant Health Inspection Service
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years, judges for supreme were
actual show judges. This year
judges were representatives from
breed organizations which help
sponsor the show.
In past years, the use of spot
lights and organ music as the grand
champions of the All-American
dairy shows entered the Large Are
na of the state Farm Show Com
plex provided extra drama to the
selection of supreme champion.
This year, the event began
immediately after the group clas
ses of the Eastern National Hols
tein Show and the Mid-Atlantic
Regional Dairy Show, without
special fanfare. *
Sherry is no stranger to the show
ring. Last year she was first at the
World Dairy Expo, in Madison,
Wis.. in the 4-year-old age class,
and she was an . All-American
4-ycar-old, as well as an All-
trojjfll gyqms at the AU-American
this week was the junior dairy man
agement contest. Youth from New
York. Maryland, and RdMty Ivania
Hundreds Gather For Two-Day Northeast Poultry Show
(APHIS), said that the move on
Capitol Hill to reduce the budget
has led to cutbacks and in many
cases elimination of indemnity
programs for the poultry industry.
As a result, producers may have to
join together to establish their own
quality assurance programs, such
as the Pennsylvania Poultry Feder
ation’s egg quality assurance prog
ram, to provide protection and help
' in case of disease outbreaks.
Luchsinger spoke to about 200
poultry producers and agri
industry representatives Wednes-
UncaMr Fanning, Saturday, Saptambar 30, IMS
Canada 4-year-old.
A daughter of Bridon Astro Jet-
ET, she has classified as an
Exccl!cni-94 and has made 65,000
pounds of milk lifetime. Her latest
lactation record, started at 4-years,
9-months of age, shows produc
tion of 29,209 pounds milk, 1,024
pounds fat, and 895 pounds protein
in 305 days.
Gary Culbertson, of Mansion
Valley Holsteins, Hilbert, N.Y.,
was leadsman.
Runnerup supreme champion
was a 6-year-old Brown Swiss,
Long View Jades Raisin, owned
by Lee Chaney, of GS Associates,
Maryland. At the halter in the ring
was Becky Long.
Grand champion of the Eastern
National Brown Swiss Show, held
Wednesday, Raisin also classified
Excellent, and while her last lacta
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competed in classes that help show
their knowledge of the dairy indus
try and farming in general.
Theconaest involved seven clas
ses, including heifer judging, trait
evaluation, meat cut identification,
grain/forage identification, dairy
agronomic practices, current issues
in the dairy industry, and a milk
marketing quiz. After all the clas
ses were judged, the lop five indi
viduals were given the opportunity
to give answers to questions from a
panel of three judges. The subjects
ranged from environmental issues
to how they would manage a 2,000
dairy herd.
David Thorton, Boohvill, New
York, was the high individual with
335 points out of a possible 350.
Bryan Wilson, Dansville, New
York, was second with 323 points'.
Kathy Habecker, Palmyra, was
third with 314 points; Scott Wor
mcr, Middleburg, was first FFA
and fourth overall with 296 points,
and Mall Younger, Arcade, New
York was fifth with 290 points.
The New York State team of
Jenny Kelsey, Matt Younger, and
David Thorton was the first place
4-H team. They had a total of 698
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day morning at the Northeast Poul
try Show at the Host Convention
Center in Lancaster. The show ran
from Wednesday through
.In the future, the federal govern
ment will work in tandem with
industry-sponsored disease out
break and control programs,
according to Luchsinger. No lon
ger will the government simply
have money available by the truck
load when a disease catastrophe,
such as affected Pennsylvania in
1983 and 1986 with avian influen-
State Dairy Princess Ritenda Joy Kieklak presents the
supreme champion awarwto Gary Culbertson who holds
the halter of C Taraley AdmSberry, a 5-year-old Holstein
owned by Herb and June JCirr ot Pamtom Farm, in Hudson
Falls, N.Y. " T
Thirty-three contestants compete for the state crown at
the 39th annual coronation held in Harrisburg last Saturday.
Crowned Pennsylvania dairy princess, Rhonda Joy Kieklak
from Erie County promises to encourage Pennsylvanians
to appreciate farmers more. To read more about the
pageant and the new dairy princess, turn to page 82.
za, occurs.
“You folks in the industry will
have a lot to say about how (a prog
ram) is done, where it’s done, ami
who with,” he said.
This “equal partners” attitude at
USDA will extend throughout a lot
of programs that the federal gov
ernment used to provide to produc
ers regularly.
The current push to “reinvent”
the government, Luchsinger told
the producers, will extend to furth
er downsizing efforts. Already, the
USDA has been reduced from 42
Four SocHont
agencies to 29, and the 1,120 coun
ty offices have been restructured
and reorganized.
This reform is part of the six
“influences” that Luchsinger said
the USDA/APHIS program faces.
Others are the long-term budget
deficit program (“You know we’re
going to have fewer resources,” he
said), the productivity deficit (how
to do more and better work with
less employees in the same posi
tions in govern; nent), globaliza
tion of ag (ag exports and imports
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