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PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
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vol. 40 No. 49
Casey High Wins
(See extensive coverage of KILE
results throughout this issue.)
Co.) The five-time Lancaster
County 4-H market steer champion
showman took another grand
champion award this week at the
KILE. Casey High, Lititz, showed
the grand champion steer at the
Keystone International Livestock
exposition with a 1250 pound
Angus-Maine crossbred. High is a
member of the Red Rose Baby
Beef Club and an eleventh grader
at Warwick High School
The reserve grand champion
was shown by Jennifer Wildeson
of Uniontown, Maryland. Wilde
son’s champion came from the
middleweight classes and weighed
KylePenick, Hebron, Ohio, had
the reserve champion heavy
weight, and Diana Covell, Chut*-. ,
Turkey Industry Can Develop Program To Help Stem Foodborne Illness
Lancaster Farming Staff
CARLISLE (Cumberland Co.)
“I don’t think we have an
option of not developing some
Game Commission Approves •
Deer Permits For Farmers
VERNON ACHENBACH JR.
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) Crop farmers or those
with leased huqting rights on crop
land will now be able to issue per
mits to hunters to harvest crop
damaging antlerless deer during
the off-hunting season.
Except for during the summer
fawning season and Sundays,
anterless deer may be kilted by
Rubberneck Tour Includes 700 Vehicles
Susan Witten Conaway of Belmont, Ohio participated In
the Longhorn hand-feeding segment of the 1995 Rubber
neck Tour at Dickinson Cattle Company near Bamesvllle,
Ohio. More than 700 vehicles with eager viewers enjoyed
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burg, Maryland, had the reserve
In the light weight division.
Nathan Claycomb, Osterfourg, had
the champion and his toother Justin
had the reserve champion.
Top placings are as follows:
LIGHTWEIGHT: Glass 1. 1.
Joseph Biser, 2. Ladonna Miller, 3.
Class 2,1. NathanGlaycomb; 2.
Justin Claycomb; 3. Troy
MIDDLEWEIGHT: Class 3. 1.
Jennifer Wildesen; 2. Nathan Clay
comb; 3. Jeff Coveil.
Class4,l. Diana Covell; 2. Ash
ley Stine; 3. Lee Holland.
HEAVYWEIGHT: Class S. 1.
Casey High; 2. David Nepher, 3.
Class 6.1. Kyle Penick; 2. Justin
Claycomb; 3. Luke Vogel.
type of program.” said Dr. David
Kradel, industry coordinator of the
Pa. Egg Quality Assurance Prog
ram (PEQAP), on Thursday.
Kradel spoke to about 146 turk
permit holders from Feb. 1 through
The approval of the program by
the Pennsylvania Game Commis
sion was done without fanfare dur
ing its late September meeting. In
the' spring, tentative approval had
been given by the commission to
The basics of the program are
that the owner of cropland, or the
land-controlling lessee, makes an
Unc«Hr FwnUng, Saturday, Octobtr 14, 1995
Roxanne Kind, Pannsytvania Cattleman's Quaan praaants tlw grand champion
■ward to Ca—y High. Judge for the show was Jonathan Parry, FltagaraM, Ga.
ey producers and agri-industry
representatives at the 1995
Day at Embers Inn in Carlisle.
Kradel spoke about the success-
application to the Game Commis
sion for a deer control permit
With a deer control permit in
hand, the former can then issue
subpermils to whomever he or she
chooses, at a general issue rate of
one subpermit per 10 acres of culti
Each subpermit is good for one
anderless deer. There is to be only
one subpermit allowed per hunter.
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Belmont County drive-it yourself
Rubberneck Tour was held earlier
this month on a perfectly beautiful
Ohio fall day with record
The tour stops included the
Dickinson Cattle Company, Gay
90s Mansion, Barbara Barbie Doll
Museum, Barnesville B&O
Depot, Barnesville Senior Center.
Olney Friends School, Rockwell
Orchards, Olney Taber Farm and
Pryor Auction House.
Items of interest on the tour
included Texas Longhorn cattle,
Jersey cattle, sheep, an apple
orchard, a Christian-Quaker
school, a Senior Center, the histor
ic Barnesville Depot, a major Bar
bie doll collection, and an elabo
rate 1800 s mansion.
The major attendance was mea
sured at Dickinson Cattle Com-
fid PEQAP program for egg pro
ducers. He indicated ways in
which some of the methods
employed by PEQAP could be
translated to a similar quality
assurance program for the turkey
The PEQAP program makes use
of an extensive hazard analysis
critical control points (HACCP)
program that began in Febqiary
1994 to handle the problems of sal
monella enteriddis (SE) in eggs.
The PEQAP program is all volun
tary for egg producers.
Salmonella is a concern for
many poultry producers too as a
major public health issue. As a
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Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of articles thatwill
appear several times each month. The first installment is run
as a guest editorial.
Getting Things Started...“ Learning By Example”
KEITH A. BRYAN
Instructor* Dairy and Animal Science
Coach, Penn State Livestock Judging Team
After experiencing another very enjoyable summer show
season where / had the opportunity to see numerous excellent
animals and some very positive sights, but also a few question
able practices at fairs throughout the commonwealth and north
eastern United States, I felt compelled to initiate this column in
matter of fact, according to Kradel,
the National Turkey Federation
already has published a sheet list*
ing the best management practices
(BMPsiwhich rue essential to a
good ijii#* ‘inHiuiwii | jiiiijiimu
for turkey producers.
Kradel said that while the U.S.
has the safest food in the world at
the lowest cost, food safety
remains a major issue. There are an
estimated 33 million cases of food
borne illness per yeaf with an esti
mated 9,000 deaths at a cost esti
mated at $9.4 billion.
But soon, SE could be overtaken
by Campylobacter (like SE, caused
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