Read it Again: Week of April 19, 2001.


80 years ago this week.

The Holstein-Friesian Association of America’s recent census of registered, purebred Holsteins showed that New York leads the nation with 82,953 registered animals, followed by Wisconsin with 59,266, and Ohio with 29,061 head.

Wool pooled by Lawrence County (Pa.) farmers, totaling 45,000 pounds, have been sold to Horkheimer Brothers of Wheeling. Bids were from 32 cents down to 20 cents on the various grades.

50 years ago this week.

Crop planting intentions indicate Ohio farmers are planning to increase this year’s corn acreage, but not enough to maintain the state’s livestock production or meet the crop guides. It is necessary that Ohio farmers meet both their corn and soybean guides if the nation is to secure the food and feed supplies needed for the defense program. In Mahoning County, for example, the corn acreage needed is 107 percent of that planted last year, and soybean planting needs to be increased by 8 percent. As part of last year’s corn crop was lost due to the severe early winter and lack of manpower to get the corn harvested early, about 7 million of the 10 million bushels of corn held in storage by the Ohio Commodity Credit Corporation were consumed.

25 years ago this week.

Pennsylvania third Performance Tested Beef Bull Sale held at State College, Pa., averaged $878.77 for the 53 head sold. Seven Herefords averaged $1,103.57, 25 Angus brought $760 each and the seven Charolais were sold for an average of $1,007. Mixed and other breeds including Shorthorn, Red Angus, Maine Anjou, Limousin, Chianina, and Simmental averaged $914.28. Rich-Mart Charolais Farms of Route 7, Butler, Pa., owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hugg sold a polled Charolais. Area buyers included Alfred Rape of Zelienople and Edward Lichy of Gibsonia.

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