The News from Frederick, Maryland on February 16, 1971 · Page 15
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The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 15

Frederick, Maryland
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Tuesday, February 16, 1971
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Key-De-Blue Dairy Farm Trips The Corporate Fantastic Wilhides Beat Modern Monster With Incorporation By MARTHA RAVER Carroll County Correspondent Our modern monster, the corporation, is said to be creeping across the land, dehumanizing the individual businessman or farmer and destroying family ties. Carroll Wilhide and his sons, Myron and Richard, of Detour, have discovered just the opposite. For them the corporation is the best means to protect and improve their farm and to secure their working relationships. Their Key -De - Blue Farm (named for the Keysville and Detour Roads and the Blue Ridge Mountains just across theMon- Farm Page freatrick Page B-3 THE NEWS. Frederick, Maryland Tuesday, February 16, 1971 CARROLL COUNTY DAIRY HERD IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION MONTHLY REPORT FOR NOVEMBER DHIA is a production tool used by the modern dairyman to help him manage his business more profitably. In Baltimore and Carroll Counties 126 dairymen used this tool in November. One way to gauge a successful dairy operation is to measure the level of butterfat produced by the herd. Those dairymen listed below have achieved production which averages 500 Ibs. of butterfat per cow per year. Name No. Cows Milk Fat Daniel F.Shipley 55 15706 601 RayM.HainesSon 54 15297 592 James ArdelStonesifer 59 14577 588 RashBrothers 102 15387 579 MarlinHoff 206 15071 569 John Elmer Smith 65 15236 562 KolkFarm-C.Streett 172 14774 560 JohnW.Rinehart 95 14254 558 JohnW.Harbaugh 34 14976 557 C.E. lager Sons 130 16465 557 Truman A. Thompson Jr 102 14854 548 Barnes Wilhide 57 13720 544 Cletus Krumrine 34 13656 543 Harold Young Son 39 14339 541 Kenneth W.Rhoten 64 14368 541 Roger J. Myers Sons 91 14552 541 Milton G. White Jr 193 13628 533 VernonC. Wolfe 62 14192 533 Malcolm V.Mathias 68 14820 528 H.L. J.S.Hubble 39 13537 527 Hickory Hill Farm 108 13358 524 BillyNelson 59 13439 520 Donald S.Stubbs 92 12434 519 J.A.SchwartzbeckJr 66 14174 517 HenryMuller 90 14245 516 CharlesNull 35 13893 515 Robert L.Harrison 94 14083 515 D.E.C.M.Cole 71 13903 512 Key-De-Blue Farm 105 13352 510 Robert E.Prigel 66 12697 507 GlenW.Haines 27 13392 506 Wm.E. C.M.Schneider 89 13005 504 CarlClose 80 12846 501 COLLEGE EASTATES BEETLE BUGS The December meeting of the Beetle Bugs 4-H Club was held at the' residence of Mrs. Milton Hood at Frederick on November 30 with Mrs. Hood and Mrs. Vandervort serving as hostess. At the meeting the club voted on officers. They are: president, Bonnie Olden; vice president, Mary Hood; treasurer, Luann Jackson; secretary, Vicki Thompson; reporter, Jana Raines; recreation, Katie Thompson. We also voted on a name. It is "College Estates Beetle Bugs. - Miss Jana Raines, reporter. BUSY BEE JUNIOR 4-H CLUB The January meeting of the Busy Bee Junior 4-H Club was held at the home of leader Miss Rebecca Sampsell at Route 8 Bowers Road on Jan, 18, with the club serving as host. The new officers were given their papers telling them of their duties as officers. They were then given new projects and discussed the ones to be taken as a group: Tricks for Treat and Good Grooming., Dues were then collected by the treasurer Cheryl Keeney. A bake sale was planned for April 3 and Mrs. Lewis Reed and Mrs. Donald Keeney will be in charge. The next meeting will be Feb. ocacy) was incorporated in 1966. The Wilhides are dairy farmers,.They own 130 cows and about 100 heifers, and they farm about 460 acres, raising all the necessary food for the herd. The Wilhides began thinking about ownership of the farm in 1962. Myron and Richard had recently married and were interested in making farming their professions. How could these sons be given financial and decision - making responsibilities so that they would want to stay at home? Most importantly, how could ownership of the farm change hands if Carroll and his wife should die? Direct inheritance tax on property is Iper cent. If a farm passes first to a mother and then to a son, it is taxed twice. Farms valued at more than $60,000 are also subject to a federal estate tax. This graduated tax takes $500 on a $70,000 property, $32,700 on a $200,000 to $800,000 property, before any exemptions. According to T. Bryan Mclntire, who specializes in working with'-farm inheritance, the suggested minimum fee for the lawyer for this tax is $500. ' Wills must also treat all children equally. How could Myron and Richard, whose work had helped to increase the value of their father's farm, be given their full share, while making allowance for their sisters? The value of most farms Is usually the land, the farm machinery, and animals rather than any cash bank savings or stocks. How could the Wilhides' farm be divided among the children and the taxes paid without dividing the land in sections too small to farm or selling the herd and equipment? With help from the State Extension Service and their estate adviser, Pat Moynihan, the Wilhides decided that incorporation was the answer. All property was sold or rented to the corporation so that the value of the farm was transferred from the property itself to stocks. Without indangering the size of the farm, these can be given away, from father to son, without gift or inheritance tax up to $3,000 a year. The stocks are insured for the life of the owner; survivors would receive that insurance to buy out stocks if any member of the Corporation should die. A, buy and sell agreement allows Myron and Richard to buy Carroll's land at fixed prices. No stocks can be sold until they have been offered to each other holder. The Wilhides have found that provisions for ownership is only one of incorporation's values. The corporation pays salaries, not dividended, to the Wilhides. Also, the Wilhides can borrow on the cash value of the stocks and corporation insurance at low interest rates. This means that the Wilhides can risk operating in the red for a year or two to make large expenditures on new property or to experiment with some new process or equipment. The Wilhides, for instance, recently converted to total silage feeding. One silo contains the regular corn, shocks and all. Another contains haylage, cut learly and fermented to avoid bailing time, fire and field loss risks, and to provide a higher quality fee. A third silo holds shelled corn. Its 30 per cent water value makes it more digestible and more palitable for the cows. Since responsibility for the farm is now shared, each of the Wil- hides is also much freer. Carroll Wilhide said, "If I would be the sole operator, I could never go away. I can go away now and leave it with responsible people." With three heads instead of one, ideas are more plentiful and each of the Wilhides can specialize in one aspect of dairy farming, feeding, breeding, or new equipment, to keep the business abreast of current trends. And, there's the "satisfaction that we know KEY-DE-BLUE DAIRY CORPORATION - From the left, Carroll Wilhide and his sons, Myron and Richard Wilhide, of De- which direction we're going. We have something down in black and white," Richard said. Another advantage of the corporation is that the Wilhides are treated as employes of the corporation. Corporate income tax is lower than an individual's and the corporation can deduct for many operating expenses, including group medical insurance and even the homes for each employe. Walter Bay, Carroll County Extension Agent, sees the Wilhides as part of a major trend away from the "way of life" business in which debt was a sin and no cash benefits were available until the farmer retired and sold his land. Farmers now, he said, "are using money to make money." Bay said that very few young people are going into farming; 15 and a Rifle Safety program is planned. The parents are invited to view a movie and to hear Col. Bartgis speak on the topic. It will be at the Civic Building in Shookstown at 8 p.m. A demonstration was given by Debbie Reed on How to Make Kool-Aid, in order to show the new girls how to do a demonstration the 4-H way. The county Public Speaking Contest was discussed by the members and the following girls decided to try their hand at it: Kerri Geisbert, Debbie Reed and Charyl Cheryl Keeney. Also we discussed the Demonstration Day and those deciding to enter were Christine Reed, Cheryl Keeney, Jamie Gue, Joann Kidd, Kerri Geisbert, Debbie Reed,, Practice sessions will be set up later in the month. Miss Jackie Long and Miss Barbara Howard helped the new club's secretary and reporter with their duties under the Junior Leader Project,-Joann Kidd. tour, operate one of the few farm corporations in Carroll County .-(Photo by Martha Raver) they need at least $250,000 in capital to start, he said. He also estimates that 600 to 700 small conventional farms will soon disappear because they lack the capital and modern techniques needed to make profits today. "I would guess that somewhere about 20 per cent of the farmers produce 90 per cent of all the food and fiber in the county, and in the next generation these 20 per cent will absorb all the rest." Rather than fight or ignore high costs, high taxes, and the constant changes and improvements in scientific techniques and materials, the Wilhides have been able to swim with the tide and control their direction, thanks to the corporation. "We like to think we're running the farm, instead of the farm running us," Myron said. Performance Tested Bulls For Your Every Need % The Maryland BC1A offers beef j breeders, purebred and commercial, an opportunity to participate in a program that is an efficient and effective tool in beef cattle improvement. Selection on the basis of performance is the most logical and fool - proof way of increasing production. The use each breeder makes of the records is his decision. However, it is very apparent in the sale of breeding stock today that records of performance are demanded. Most commercial breeders do not buy cattle that are not performance - tested. The bulls at the Maryland Beef Testing Station offer an excellent opportunity for breeders, commercial and purebred, toselecta top herd sire for his herd. Their record of performance speaks for itself. It is also apparent that breed- ers are becoming more interested in carcass data and cuta- bility of the animals sent to slaughter. The BCIA launched another program to give breeders an opportunity to secure carcass data. The Spring Carcass Contest was started in 1968 with this idea in mind. Carcass weight per day of age, percent of round and loin, (High Priced Cuts), amount of rind fat, marbling and quality are measurements that determine the value of a carcass. The advent of higher prices paid for cattle on the grade and yield basis has caused the breeders and feeders to move in this direction. The BCIA is available to all beef cattle producers in the State of Maryland. It is designed to answer the question -- What is the production of beef cattle? -- on an individual cow, sire, herd, county and state basis. Pennmarva Dairymen Name Martz President Walter A. Martz, Frederick, was named president of the Pennmarva Dairymen's Cooperative Federation at its third annual meeting held Jan. 26 in Washington, D.C. Martz, a member of the Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Association, succeeds Wilbur Seipt, 'Lansdale, Pa., as president of the 5,000 member milk producers' federation. Fred G. Butler, Inwood, W. Va., was named vice president; Dr. Paul E. Hand, Westminster, Pa., secretary andBoydM. Cook, Boonsboro, treasurer. Butler is a member of the Maryland Cooperative Milk Producers, Inc., while Dr. Hand and Cook are staff members of the Liter-State Milk Producers Cooperative and MCMP respectively. Named to new three year terms on the Pennmarva Board of Directors were Martz and R. Holmes Baker, New Windsor, representing Maryland and Virginia, Butler from the MCMP and William Brinsfield, Cordova, from the Inter-State Co-op. The day-long meeting began with a Congressional breakfast attended by the Boards of the three member co-ops of Penn- marva and the Congressmen from the Pennmarva area. Maryland Senator J. Glenn Beall Jr. was the featured speak- er the annual meeting. The new Senator urged support for President Nixon's revenue sharing proposal and said along with this the Congress will be studying the President's plan for reorganizing the Executive and welfare reforms. The Pennmarva Federation, organized in July, 1968, includes more than 5,000 dairymen in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia. Its three member co-ops work together to speak for dairymen in the area and to improve milk marketing in the six-state area. Its offices are Benjamin GARST PAINT CENTER INC. FREDERICK, MARYLAND Telephone: 662-8242 located at 1717 Gwymm Oak Avenue, Baltimore, Md. Among those attending the Pennmarva breakfast and/or meeting were Rep. Goodloe Byron, Frederick; Walter Martz, Frederick; Harold Thomas, Keymar; Melvin Leppo, Sykesville; Herbert W. Wessel Jr., Hampstead; Robert Shank, Hagerstown; David Markey, formerly of Frederick and now representing Sen. J. Glenn Beall Jr.; Harry Fouche, Frederick; R. Holmes Baker, New Windsor; Jesse Burall, Monrovia; Willis Remsberg, Frederick; Maurice Ahalt, Middletown; Eugene Anderson, Thurmont; EarlB. Grove Jr., Hagerstown and David W. Litton, Boonsboro. Steak is eaten more than hamburger in the average American home and the trend is expected to continue according to the US DA, The first production-line self- tying pickup baler was introduced in 1940 by New Holland, now the farm equipment division of Sperry Rand. EWE GOT TO BE KIDDING-Quadruplet lambs create more demand for milk than the supply allows, so Wayne Tabbert, 4, helps bottle feed one of the lambs on his father's farm south of Aberdeen, S. D. The lambs were born last week and another ewe had to help their mother nurse the youngsters for a few days.---(AP Wirephoto) MAAS OPTICIANS OLAMORIZI YOUR OLASSM WITH MODMN STYLI PRAMIS We Are Equipped To Fill Aay Eyeglass Prescription Audiotone Hearing Aids Batteries Accessories REPAIRS WHILE YOU WAIT CONTACT LIHSIS 5 West Second Street MO 2-1451 COAL and FUEL OIL Hillside Coal Oil Co. Water St. MO 2-3611 In 1940 a family could select from about 1,000 food items. Today the average supermarket has 8,000 - many of which were not available ten years ago. A call to the local Extension Agent or Extension Specialist can start your herd on a program dedicated to greater efficiency, satisfaction and profit in the beef cattle industry. The Maryland Beef Cattle Improvement Association has 50 bulls on 140 day feed trial at the University of Maryland Research Farm near Ellicott City. Thirty - six of these bulls plus eleven home tested bulls will be sold on Saturday, March 6 at 12 p.m. These bulls come from performance tested herds of registered Angus and Hereford cattle in Maryland and Virginia. There are also two Simmental crossbred bulls from Virginia. They have been placed on this feed trial to test their ability to efficiently gain weights as fast as they can during the 140 day period. The amount of weight each bull gains is an indication of how well his calves will grow after weaning because such gains are 60 per cent inheritedgenetically. The 140 days isusedbecausethis is average amount of time that most steers are on full feed in a feed lot. Feed, with a built in roughage, is always available in large self-feeders. The bulls were officially started on test on Oct. 10, 1970, and will come off test on Feb. 28. They are weighed and graded every 28 days to check their progress. On January 30, they were weighed and graded by Bill Curry, Production Testing Specialist at the University of Maryland, Kenneth Pruitt, Md. BCIA President and Leland Clark, Md. BCIA Vice President, for the purpose of culling out of the sale! any bull that did not grade 12 (choice-) or above. In the sale, these will be bulls of all ages. All bulls selling will have to meet the minimum bull weight requirements designed by Leland Clark, and all must grade 12 or better. As of the lastweigh- ing, the 36 sale bulls were gaining an average of three pounds per day; twenty - six Angus average 2.92 pounds per dav. eight Polled Herefords 3.14 pounds per day and the two Simmental crossbred bulls averaged 3.51 pounds gained per day. Look at your present bull and calves that you are producing. Could you stand an improvement in the weights that you are getting? If so, the BCIA has a bull for you. Along with the good weights, the bulls selling feature the popular blood lines of today. Breeds selling include Angus, Charolais, Polled Hereford and Simmental crossbred. For catalogs, contact William A. Curry at the University of Maryland or the Red Meat Council, Box 1, Sparks, Maryland. The sale will be held at the research farm on Route 175 near Ellicott City. This is another part of the BCIA program that can increase your profits. . SENIOR BULLS -- The pen of senior bulls at the test station. The self-feeders are in center of each pen. Be your own feed manufacturer with a Southern States Mix-Mill When a Mix-Mill Farm Feed Factory goes up on your farm, your feed and labor costs go down. Mix- Mill measures ingredients, grinds, mixes, delivers fresh feed to feeders. AM you have to do is set a few dials and flip o switch or two! The Mix-Mill Farm Feed Factory can help you turn the corner profit-wise. And if you want to process your own soybeans, ask about the Mix-Mill Roast-A- Tron. Write or call for complete information. SOUTHERN STATES FARM SYSTEMS Phone 662-1511 Buckeystown, Md. JUNIOR BULLS -- The junior bulls on feed test at test station. \\Qt\SOt\SPRAYERS FOR ANY AGRICULTURAL NEED! · QUALITY CONSTRUCTION · SPECIAL FEATURES · LIBERAL GUARANTEES \. \ Model 101355 Uniform application of wet- table powders at low pressure is assured in this Hanson 300 gallon fiberglass tank trailer combination sprayer Hanson's centrifugal pjmp delivers 40 GPM at 40 PSI, and is com bined with high volume jet agitator in the tank producing 100 GPM. The result for you is uniform solution from first acre sprayed to last. VERNON E. STUP COMPANY Rt. 2, Frederick, Md. at Evergreen Point -- Tel. 663-3185 -- E WS P A PER fl R C HIV1 . F W S F A P F R l

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