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~/~MA'@E~@~i~[~L'rOWNP~ERSI inc. ALL CONTENT cOPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ITUSE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. | --B , ! II ,,,' IIIlll IIIIIII ] I r H. C. LAMP AND SONS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN, Jefferaon county, I are winn_ers of the twenty-third plaque awarded by the West Virginia Dairymen s Association for efficient dairy farming and a eontinuoui I production testing program. The Lamp family (Mr. Lamp at right) ia [ ~shown with four~ cows bred and developed by them. The highest DHIA, I fat production records for these cows, from left to right, are 545, 507~ ] 605. and 553 pounds. I [ H. C. Lamp And Sons, Shepherds- sion which followed World War I. [ town, Awarded Plaque By Mr. Lamp lost his farm as a resulf1 ........ of endorsing a relative's note He l tmll'y Assooation " - ] salvaged a bull, 2 young cows, and H. C. Lamp and Sons of Shop- some heifers, and rented the farm herdstown are winners of the 23rd =he lost. plaque awarded by the West Vir- SPIRIT OF JEFFERqON FA~MrR'q ginia Dairymen's Association. Since 1925 this award has been made annually to a member of a Dairy Herd Improvement Associa- tion. Its purpose is to promote ef- ficient dairy farming and a con*An- ) uous production testing program. The award is made to the DdIA member in the state whose herd has the ]itrgest number of annual herd averages exceeding if50 pounds of fat per cow. This award is made only once to any dairyman. During 12 ),ears of testing, each cow in the Lamp family's Je:sey : herd produced 401 pounds of fat annually, on the average. For 9 of the 12 years, average fat produc- tion exceeded 350 pounds, with an over-all average, for these 9 year% of 421 pounds of fat per cow per year. In the past 5 years, the ]~w- est average fat production wa~ 425 !~ pounds and the highest reached .~57 pounds. Born in Virginia in 1887; Mr. Lamp grew up on a farm. :~l'ter his marriage, he purchased 3 head of registered Jerseys and bought an 80-acre farm in Jefferson county, West ~Vizginia. Satisfactory pro- gress was made until the depres- alleged to be healthy anti due to calve in a month. One died of tuber- eulosis a few months after deliv- ery, and the other did not calve an- i til a year had passed. "Perlmps this experience contributed to his success," says Heebink, "for he learned at the beginning that the best way to obtain a good ilerd is to breed it, and not buy one." Mr. Lamp reports that he has purchased only 6 cows in 20 years. "We have always been particular about type anti blood lines with production," he explains. "The :~ires in our herd today are Imported Golden Royalist and Sultanes Star DeHgner. They have improved type and brought our herd up to an av- erage of 457 pounds of fat per cow. Recently, we bought 2 bull calves, imported in dam, to continue buiM- ing our herds still better." Things To Do In September By T. D. Gray, Extension I.and- scape Architect, W. Va. Unit. 1. September opens the fall :;ca- son for planting evergreens--snch as yews, arborvitae, boxwood, rho- dodendrons, and others. Be sure the soil is properly prepared before planting. 2. New lawns that need seeding are best seeded in September. Fall seeding avoids competition with annual weeds -- particularly crab grass. Also, the grasses stool bet- ter and the fall rains assure a bet- ter stand. The soil should be like that on which one would expect to A Struggle grQw a good garden. Sow a mixture "It took us 14 years of milking of 75 percent Kentucky b!uegrass, to make enough money to buy back 20 to 22 percent red top, and :1 to 5 percent domestic ryegrass, by the farm and build a house," re- weight. Sow at the rate of 3 :o 4 or n - , p ts Mr. L~mp. It was a rang, hard pull but the Jersey herd did pounds per 1,000 square feet. Old it. We have 40 head of Jerseys now lawns may be reseeded this fall in the same manner. ! 3. It's still time to transplant or- iental poppies, peonies, Mattonna :lilies, and iris, but the sooner ~he better. 4. Get that order in for fall bu'.bs to be planted later. Narcissi can be planted immediately --- but tulips will not be shipped until later and should be. planted about the first of December. Try some of the more uncommon bulbs -- such as winter aconites, crocus, and squill. 5. Keep an eye on insects in the garden. Aphid~ are busy on cab- bage and turnips and may be con- trolled by spraying with Black ~Leaf 40. Add aresket or other ma- terial as a sticker. Keep after cab- bage worms, the Mexican bean beetle, and cucumber beetles by dusting with rotenone. 6. House plants which have seen outside all summer should be taken inside when the nights get cool. 7. Pears should be picked before full ripening on the tree. This is one fruit that is good when ripen- ed off the tree. ADVOCATE, CHARI.E~ TOWN, W. VA. That the k;nd