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D6-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September 30, 1995
(Schuylkill Co.) The 50th
Annual Southeast District 4-H
Dairy Show was held recently at
the Schuylkill County Fair
grounds. One hundred and ninety
seven animals were exhibited by
4-H dairy club members from nine
southeast Pennsylvania counties
including Berks, Bucks, Chester,
Delaware, Lehigh, Monroe, Mont
gomery, Northampton and Schuy
Among the animals exhibited
were 76 Holsteins, 22 Ayrshires,
19 Brown Swiss, five Lmebacks,
23 Guernseys, 48 Jerseys, and four
Milking Shorthorns. During the
course of the show, exhibitors who
did an outstanding job of fitting
and showing their animals were
given master fitter and/or master
The blue ribbon animals from
each class became eligible to com
pete in the Pennsylvania lunior
Dairy Show, which will be held
Monday, September 25 at the
Farm Show Complex in Harris
burg. At the slate show, southeast
district winners will compete
against winners from other 4-H
and FFA District shows.
Grand champions dairy breeds
at the south east show were as
• Grand champion Holstein -
Ruch Inspiration Cassie, exhibited
by Arron Ruch of Andreas, Schuy
• Grand champion Jersey - Top-
O-Hill Admiral Tasty, exhibited
by Amy Plummer of Chaltont,
' Grand champion Lineback -
Pocopson Meadow Jazz, exhibited
by Tarik I. Gaffney of Downing
lown, Chester County.
• Grand champion Milking
Shorthorn - Sam’s Strawberry
Brat, exhibited by Joell C. Roller
ot Leesport, Berks County.
° Grand champion Ayrshire - 3
& M Ayr Reliables Rebecca, exhi
bited by Jill Vail of Myerstown,
“ Grand champion Brown Swiss
- Windmill Magnum Melissa,
exhibited by Adam P. Spinier of
Pine Grove, Schuylkill County.
• Grand champion Guernsey -
Warwick Manor Sarge Robin,
exhibited by Kevin Sollenberger
of Spring City, Chester County.
Approved For Preservation
STATE COLLEGE (Centre
Co.) Agriculture Secretary
Charles C. Brosius announced the
approval of easement purchases
for four farms encompassing 631
acres of prime farmland.
“The state’s farmland protection
program is designed to keep family
farms in production,” said Brosius,
who chairs the State Agricultural
Land Preservation Board. The
board scheduled its meeting to
coincide with Ag Progress Days.
The Farmland Protection Prog
ram was initiated in 1989 with a
$lOO million bond issue approved
From Nine Counties Exhibit At District Show
Brown Swiss champion was Adam Spittler. Melissa
Moll is holding.
Holstein champions Arron Ruch, grand champion and -
Sarah Hlavar -
Llneback champion is Tarlk Gaffney.
by Pennsylvania voters. The prog
ram allows the state and counties
to purchase development rights,
referred to as easements, to guar
antee that farms will remain as
With the easement purchases,
556 farms in 31 counties will have
joined the program or had ease
ments approved, protecting 69,463
acres of farmland. Since January 1,
easement purchases have been
approved for 8,722 acres on 72
farms in 24 counties.
The following is a county-by
county listing of those properties
approved, including owner, town
ship, acreage and purchase cost
• Blair —Robert S. and John C.
Black, Tyrone Township, 151
• Lancaster David G. and
Carol A. Byers Farm #l, East Dru
more Township, 97 acres,
• Lebanon Allen R„ Jr. and
Carol Ann Nolt, North Cornwall
Township, 125 acres, $250,000.
• Susquehanna Dewey and
Patricia Hunsinger, Dimock
Township, 258 acres, $154,746.
Jersey champion was shown by Amy Plummer, not
Ayshire champion is Jill Vail
Milking Shorthorn champion Is Joell Koller.