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Market champion at the beef show was Justin Fuls, second from left. From left,
Rebecca Shirk, Lebanon fair queen; Justin; Heather Fuls, reserve champion; and
Brian Hrutkay, judge.
More Tobacco Meetings Set
For Farmers Who Need Marketing Help
PARADISE (Lancaster Co.) —The effort to bring Pennsylvania tobacco growers together to market
their crop is continuing this week as two more informational meetings have been announced by Jane
Balmer, president of the Lancaster County Farm Bureau. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednes
day, August S, at the Martindale Fire Hall, located just of Route 322 between Ephrata and New
The next evening, August 6, a meeting will be held at Paradise Memorial Park on Londendale Ave.
just north of Rt. 30 at the Leamon Place railroad bridge. Starting times for both meetings are 8 p.m.
These meetings are a continuation of a series of meetings that have been held to inform growers what
options they may have in light of the present situation. Because much of the 1997 crop is still unsold
and prospects for the 1998 crop now in the fields is unclear, Balmer is leading the effort to bring grow
Last Tuesday evening nearly 200 farmers gathered for such a meeting at the Paradise Tobacco Auc
tion Bam. Lisa Eddington, managing director of the National Tobacco Council from Holly Springs,
North Carolina, presented information on how local growers could create a growers association for
greater Lancaster County. The Lancaster County Farm Bureau is leading the effort to organize this
Pennsylvania Growers Association in order to have local control of tobacco prices, better manage trad
ing practices, and keep farmers better informed of the current issues related to their tobacco crop and its
related profit centers.
Other officials who have given support to this effort are Gerry Ely, cooperative business specialist
from the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Charles Dull, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, director of com
modity programs, and Robert Anderson of the Lancaster County extension service.
As the lawsuits, tobacco tax issues, and settlements are on- going, so are the opportunities for pro
ducts and services that are generated as profit centers from tobacco growers. It is with this in mind that
growers should attend one or more of these meetings, and they should also watch for additional meet
ings in their locality.
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1998 FEATURE EXHIBIT
Starting at 6:30 RM.
Fuls Family Sweeps
Lancaster Farming Staff
NORTH CORNWALL (Leba
non Co.) Before he displayed
the Lebanon Area Fair Beef Show
supreme market champion, Justin
Fuls suspected he had the winner
by a hair.
Actually by a lot of hair.
When the champion, an Angus-
Maine Anjou crossbred named
“Bandit” was only a calf, Justin
liked how the calf looked “thick
and pretty,” he said. “At that time,
it had a lot of hair on it,” he said.
“The hair was thick and long.”
Justin also knew a lot about the
sire, and suspected the calf could
potentially take home the trophy.
Justin, IS, son of Kevin and
Karen Fuls, Richland, is in the 10th
grade at Conrad Weiser. His steer.
Bandit, was the 1,318-pound win
ner of the heavyweight division at
the market show Tuesday evening
at the Lebanon Area Fair.
Bandit, sired by The Witch Doc
tor out of a crossbred dam, was
purchased from Beth and Paul
Wingard, Shippenville. Justin said
he plans to show additional steers
at several jackpot shows and at the
Farm show. He won championship
in the past at the fair.
Justin’s sister Heather showed
“Cosmo,” a 1,190-pound Angus-
Maine Anjou crossbred from the
medium weight division to reserve
(The Fuls family had a lot of
success at the fair. Megan won
champion market hog the day
AUGUST 12,13,14& 15
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 1, 1998-A25
Friday and Saturday
Memorial Day thru Labor Day
before during swine show compet
ition. Heather also won champion
Heather, 18, is a 1998 graduate
of Conrad Weiser High School.
She is in her freshman year at Penn
State, studying animal science
with an emphasis on beef
She picked Cosmos out as a calf.
“He was little and no one thought
he was any good,” she said. “I took
Heather noted that, as a calf, like
Justin’s steer, it had “a lot of hair. It
was very pretty, very stylish,” she
Both Justin and Heather said the
names for the steers just “came to
Heather had a banner day, pick
ing up supreme champion heifer
with her Angus summer yearling
purebred, Weaverland Senorita
Cuba (S: GAR-Precision 1680, D;
Weaverland Senorita Havanah)
from Larry Weaver, Weaverland
Farm, New Holland. This is the
first time Heather purchased a
heifer from Weaverland Farm and
her first beef champion at Lebanon
Show judge Brian Hrutkay,
Bentleyville, Washington County,
said the Angus heifer, a summer
yearling, was an “extremely long
bodied, upheaded, showy type of
There were 35 contestants and
about 30 market steers at the show.
Following is a list of show
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