Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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MM Excell 225, a purebred Charolais heifer, was the one millionth animal entered into the herd books of the American-International Charolais Assn. of Houston. The heifer is owned by Charles M. Miller, background, of Oklahoma City, owner of the Double MM Charolais Ranch near Wanette, Okla.Millionth Charolais Recorded
HOUSTON - The American-International Charolais Assn. has entered the millionth animal in its herd hooks, according to Howard L. Johnson of Kansas City, president.
Registered by Charles M Miller of Oklahoma City, the animal, a purebred heifer, was purchased by Miller as a calf at side from breeder B. H. Buchanan. Irving. Tex. The
Extension Plans 4-H Dog Show
The Cedar Rapids area extension service will sponsor a 4-H dog show starting at 9 a.rn. .lune 29 at the Joint County school building. 4401 Sixth street SW, Cedar Rapids.
Entries for the show should be made prior to the show and with the Linn county extension office. Keith Westercamp. 4-H leader, stated that there won t be dog ribbons as such, but the show provides an opportunity for 4-H members to show their dogs against peers prior to the Linn county fair. Also, some presentations will be made which will aid the youth in training.
heifer. M M Fxcell 225, was dropped Aug. 29. 1972, and was sired by Excell Le Sueur A28 She is out of the purebred cow, Jodye Lynn 28/1
Mr and Mrs Miller received recognition for the registration at the spring meeting of the association’s board of directors and committees at Fresno, Calif. The association presented the owners with an etched plate of the millionth certificate A similar etching hangs in the office of the association
The Charolais breed's most tremendous growth has been during the last IO years. Johnson explained. When the American-International Charolais Assn was formed with the merger of the predecessor American and International Charolais Assr.s., there were approximately 18,(MKI cattle in the combined herd books and only 382 members
By 1983. there were less than 100.000 animals registered and recorded with the association by nearly 2.000 members. Today’s membership is in ex
cess of 20,500 individual breeders.
The owner of the Double MM Charolais Ranch near Wanette, Okla., Miller has been a Charolais breeder nearly seven years. His herd contains approximately 200 head of mature cows, of which more than 30 are full French Charolais. The herd is enrolled in the Charolais Herd Improvement program (CHIP), the association’s performance reeords-keeping system.
Six East Iowans Show at Nashville
NASHVILLE — Six exhibitors from The Gazette circulation area have entries in the first National Junior Polled Hereford heifer show and forum at Nashville. July 10-12. 10-12.
The Eastern Iowans are: Dan Freese and Gene Martin of Van Horne, Della and Liberta Krug of Atkins, Phillip Ortgies of Anamosa and Becky Shaffer of Vinton.
Some 570 heifers have been entered in the event, making it the largest single beef breed show in the country.
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With more than UM) entries iii the new junior horse and pony shows at the All-low a fair. total livestock entries topped 1,100 head, fair officials reported Tuesday The fair opens next week
The open dairy and open beef shows and the 4-H and FFA junior livestock show each attracted more than 200 entries.
The junior pony show. scheduled for Saturday, June 29. drew 37 entries and the junior horse show. scheduled for July 8, attracted HI entries. Both events will be held in the amphitheater
Dairy show entries totaled 255, Supt. Chester Bu His of Marion said, with Ayrshires and Milking Shorthorns heading the list. Bullis reported 59 Ayrshires, 58 Milking Shorthorns, 48 Holsteins, 43 Brow n Swiss, 32 Guernseys and 17 Jerseys.
The beef show drew 222 entries, including 103 Angus, Supt Jim Irons of Clarence said. Other entries were 58 Herefords, 40 Shorthorns and 21 Charolais.
The junior beef show has 204 head entered while the open sheep show has 187 and the open swine show, 184.
The 39th annual fair will open Friday, June 28. The open dairy and sheep shows will run June 28 through July 2. The open beef and swine shows and the 4-H and FFA show will bo July 3 through 7.
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Lounsberry Guesses Iowa Corn Loss at $210 Million
DES MOINES (AP) -Severe spring rams have washed out about 750,(MMI acres of corn in Iowa and could cost farmers about $210 million, Secretary of Agriculture Robert Lounsberry said this week “We were anticipating about 13 2 million acres in corn, but will probably end up with about 12 4 million acres.” Lounsberry said Ile made the report follow ing a special survey by ttic* Iowa Crop and Livestock Reporting Service Heavy rainstorms have pounded Iowa since May 13 and were climaxed last weekend with a five-inch deluge in central Iowa In addition to the flooded-out and hailed-out acreage,’there has been a IO to 15 percent loss of plants from spotty stands in the stricken areas, Lounsberry said
The $210 million loss estimate to farmers is based on current market prices for corn. he said
On top of that, Lounsberry added, replanting expenses have cost farmers thousands of dollars That, coupled with a drastic livestock price drop in recent weeks, has placed the Iowa farmer in a real economic bind, Lounsberry said.
“Some kind of federal help, such as low-interest, long-term loans, is urgently needed, particularly in counties designated by Gov. Robert Ray as disaster counties.” the secretary said.
He predicted that without quick financial help, hundreds
of Iowa farmers will he forced out of business
Lounsberry said the loss in corn acreage may boost the soy bean crop for 1974
“There may lie replanting of corn until tin* end of this week,” Lounsberry said, “and some of the lost corn acreage will bt* diverted to corn silage and grain sorghum or tit soybeans it the soil has not boon treated with a herbicide harmful to soy beans.
“We predicted 7 5 million acres of soybeans in March, and now soybean acreage will probably exceed 8 million acres which will help recoup some of the corn acreage loss.”
Ile said it is too early to make an accurate estimate of
torn and soybean yields for 1974
“We’ll have a better picture on July ll when the report on the total crop planted and the intent for corn grain will lie announced,” he said The first estimate of corn and soybean y ields is due Aug. 12 Lounsberry said that as of Monday, Iowans had planted nearly all of tin* corn and 84 percent of the soybean crop However, iii the 411 counties designated as disaster areas, only 83 to SH percent of the corn and 48 to 49 percent of the soybeans had been planted.
The hardest hit area is in south central Iowa, where in addition to earlier storms, the heaviest concentrated rain in 5(1 years fell last weekendLinn Fair Entries Due June 28
Linn county fair entries must be made out and delivered or mailed to the local extension office by June 28, according to Keith Westercamp, extension 4-11 and youth leader.
The 4-H members with livestock and animal projects and science, mechanics and arts projects must have their entries in by .lune 28 Members should indicate on the entry the class number and, if livestock project, the number of pens or stalls needed.
“Late entries will not be accepted,” Westercamp said. “It is the responsibility of each member to see that the entries get in on time.”
Winneshiek County Crowns Karla Uhlenbake
DECORAH - Karla
daughter of Mr and Mrs Ivan Uhlenhake of Ossian, was crowned Winneshiek county's dairy princess at the dairy banquet held at Luther college last week.
Karla was crowned by last year’s dairy princess. Jean Newhouse. Karla is a 1974 graduate of South Winneshiek high school.
First runner-up in the princess contest was Robin Steffens of Decorah, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erbic Steffens. Second runner-up was Rebecca Meyer. 18. daughter of the Cloy Meyers of CastaliaConservation Tillage Tour In Buchanan
INDEPENDENCE - Tile heavy rains this spring and the energy crisis have renewed concerns about conservation tillage
The Buchanan county extension service and Soil ( ariser-vat ive Serv ice w ill sponsor a tour June 24 of four farms using conservation tillage.
The first slot) will lie at IO a rn at the Morris Greenley farm. Greenley has been using a ehizel plow, and believes it is superior to the plow under adverse conditions and, even with the best conditions, equal.
Jim Thedens will provide the second stop Thedens lias been disking bean stalks to prepan* for corn The third stop is at Pete Barrens, where use ol a (bizel across the slope has reduced soil loss
Clare Sloan hasn’t plowed for eight years. Sloan uses a side winder and will be the fourth stop.
The tour will start at ll) a m and end by noon Anyone interested may attend.
MARCUS — Ogren and Sons of Marcus will host the upcoming Iowa Junior Hereford Assn. field day June 29 Besides the traditional judging contest for both youth and adults, there will be educational demonstrations
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You’re looking at some of our “High Costs of Living”
In the last ten years, the cost of a tractor with back hoe and end loader attachments has more than doubled. One-ton trucks with service bodies are 89% higher. Steel pipe4 is up 27%.
Taxes and interest rates on the money we must borrow are up. Recent critical fuel shortages have pressured additional price rises and, as the search for new
energy sources goes on, prices wi doubtedly continue to rise.
As all other prices keep rising, so must the price of energy. Conservation of energy is important to us all and must continue. Besides helping to assure adequate resources to meet your future energy needs, conservation will help you stay within your household budget.