Read it Again: Week of April 17, 2003.


80 years ago this week. Mrs. W.O. Thompson, wife of the Ohio State University president, made this comment on the youth of today: “Whatever is expressed by flapperism now is expressed in other ways in other times. Such actions do not mean much. They are but poses of youth.”

Ohio’s population has now passed the 6 million mark, according to the census bureau.

50 years ago this week. Approximately 1,000 northern Ohio dairy farmers jammed into the Millersburg High School auditorium Monday night and held a heated session and heard the opinions of a panel made up of 10 leading milk producers and dairy association representatives. The issue before the panel for discussion was the problems of producing and marketing in this area.

The farmers are now facing a severe price squeeze. Farm prices are declining and the farmers’ share of the consumer’s feed dollar is shrinking drastically.

One suggestion that prompted interest was that television advertising be used to promote dairy products as it is now used to sell beer. The subject of sales promotion and a program of selling the public on using more milk and butter came in for a lion’s share of hot debate throughout the meeting.

25 years ago this week. The Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for livestock producers to feed supplemental selenium to ewes and lambs to 8 weeks of age. The approval is the culmination of efforts of a task force of scientist and feed industry representatives. The clearance is for up to 0.1 parts per million of selenium in feeds and salt-mineral mixtures. Supplements for limit feeding can be fortified at a level not to exceed an intake of 0.23 milligrams per head per day.

A registered Holstein cow owned by Howard Moff, Canfield, Ohio, has completed a production record exceeding 30,000 pounds of milk. Ouric Black Eagle Becky, who started her record at the age of 6 years, 4 months, produced a total of 32,080 pounds of milk and 1,080 pounds of butterfat in 365 days on a twice daily milking schedule. This is more than three times the average milk production. The cow was bred in the herd of Moff’s son, Steve.

This week’s paper announced another Moff son, Greg, was recently elected president of the Mahoning County junior fair board.


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