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4 The Glenville Democrat/ Pathfinder September 16, 1976 Beef cattle lead state's livestock growth The faces of West Virginia's productive agriculture are as varied as the terrain, climate, and people that go together to make it. The most widespread and perhaps most impressive aspect of West Virginia's agriculture is its livestock production - beef, sheep, dairy and hogs. Beef cattle can be found in every county of West Virignia, on retirement farms, part-time farms, and full-fledged farming operations. West Virginia's extensive production of grasses on her hillsides and mountains is ideally suited to the production of feeder cattle, the best known product of West Virginia's beef cattle industry. Beef cow numbers have increased tremen- dously in the Mountain State in the past several years from 81,000 in 1950 to over 244,000 in 1976.- West Virginia was the first state to hold organized sales for feeder calves where groups of cattle are sold by weight, grade, sex, and quality. This innovative technique of marketing is given primary credit for establishing an outstanding reputation for West Virginia produced feeder cattle among buyers representing midwestern feed- 76 MODEL CLOSE. 0 U T Save Hundreds on a 76 Chevy or OIds while they last. Only a few left, Including 3 - 76 Demonstrators. We have a few 19 77 Models in stock now for sale. Open Mon. thru Thurs. 8 till 5 Friday Nights till 7:30 Saturday 8 till 12 toon Phone 269-3600 A. & B. Chevy.OIds lots. Most all other areas of the country have adopted this method of marketing their feeder calf production. Purebred cattle produced in West Virginia have likewise developed a reputation throughout the nation and presently compete favorably with cattle from all areas of the country at nationally recognized shows and performance tests. West Virginia's own bull performance testing program. operating out of a new. 200-head capacity station recently completed has achieved national recogniation for its success in only nine' years of operation. It provides both purebred and commercial cattlemen in West Virginia with superior seed stock to continue their rapid advances in herd improvement programs. West Virginia was one of only a few states in the nation whose cattle numbers increased from 1975 to 1976. Currently. there are over one-half million cattle in the Mountain State that are involved in beef production another fifty thousand are involved in the dairy industry. Beef cattle in W. Vs. have a value of over $91 million an produce an annual gross income of $35 million. West Virginia is one of the few states in the nation that has the ability to produce high quality, slaughter- ready market lambs strictly from grass IIIIII I II I BRim On the way to | Parkersburg | ! ,. -McCoys- ! | is a place to rest awhile sad i have a nne m | RL 47 Smlthvillm, W.Va. | i ill __ I i WARBEX $12.69 c.,. (While Stocks Last) Southern States Weston Service 22 Oak St., Weston Weston, W. Va. :.:':i::::;.'::i:':':':':':':':':':':':':-:':': .':': :.::::::.::::::::: .......... .. -...-..-.-.-.-.-.-.-. ........ ............. ::..:.::..:...!:.:...:::::.:.:..::::..::::::::::::!.:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::!:i::i::::i:i::i:i:::i::i::i::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::i::!:!::.:.:!i:.:.:.i:::::::....:::... ,...,... .................... :'-'.'-'-'-'-'-'- -'.'. :,x-:,:-:....-:,:-:-:;.';X:';:;:::..:;:::: DAWSON FARMS GLENVILLE W.VA SEPT. 18, 1976 -- 7:00 P.M. SEPT. 25, 1976--1:00 P.M. 1. Western Pleasure *2. Horse Barrel Race 3. Pony Barrel Race *4. Flag Race (Open} *5. Run Et Ride (Open) *6. Pony Express (Open} 7. English Pleasure *8. Catalog Race (Open} *9. Horse Pick-up (Open} "10. Horse take Race 11. Pony Stake Race 12. Open Pleasure "13. 4 Corner Stake (Open} "14. Key Hole (Open} "15. Potato Race (Open) "16. Horse Poles 17. Pony Poles "18. Straight Barrel (Open} 19. Ladies Waster Pleasure *20. Dash for Cash (Open) (Calcuta) Payback 40%, 25%, 10% Gate Donation $1.00 - Children under 16 free t Entry fee $2.00 except Class 20 which is $5.00 * $100.00 1st, $50.00 2nd, for high point horse and rider. Ponies cannot cross register Ponies must be 56" and under Pay Back 40%, 25%, 10%, 5% Coggins Test Required 125 help celebrate Radcliff's - no grain required. Sheep abound on farms in the higher elevations of West Virginia and are ideally suited to diversified farm operations, especially those that involve beef cattle. Sheep an beef operations complement each other very well and provide farmers with an additional source of income from the sale of lambs and wool. Over 114,000 head of lambs were produced by Mountain State sheepmen in 1975. M'ost of these are marketed in July, August, and September through livestock auction markets located at Alderson, North Caldwell, Marlinton, and Moorefield. The lambs are weighed and graded into uniform lots by specialists from the Department of Agriculture. They are later sold at auctions and shipped to slaughter plants in such areas as Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, New York, Phila- delphia, and Pittsburgh. West Virginia sheep produce a large amount of high quality wool, over 700,000 pounds per year, that is sold to fabric mills in the eastern United States for processing into clothing and other fabrics. Hogs represent a rather small portion of West Virginia's livestock industry; yet 50,000 valued at over $3.2 million are on Mountain State farms. Melhods of hog production have changed tremendously in the past few years. Currently, many hogs in the Mountain State are produced by individuals licensed by the Department of Agriculture to cook and feed garbage obtained from restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, schools, and other institutions. In addition several intensive, confinement type operations that produce high quality feeder pigs or that feed pigs to slaughter weight have come into operation in the past few years. In terms of numbers, dairy cows represent less than 10 percent of the total cattle found in West Virginia. Their numbers and heifers currently stand at 39,(D0 and 13,000 head respectively. The value of milk and milk products produced in W. Va., however, is not to be underestimated. Last year the value of milk and milk products produced in the Mountain State amounted to over $30 million, most of which was processed and sold in West Virginia, creating additional jobs in processing, transportation and retailing. - Reprinted from the W. Va. Food and Agriculture Exhibition Program. Tips to safe camping During 1975, an estimated 2,736 persons were treated in hospital emergency departments in the United States as the result of accidents involving tents, sleeping bags, cots, hammocks, and other similar equip- mont. The West Virginia Department of Health offers the following suggestions that may help the camper make forest living a more enjoyable experience. 1. Use flameretardant tents and sleeping bags if possible. 2. Storage of gasoline and kerosene should be in metal cans which are properly labeled. 3. Always fill gasoline lanterns and stoves away from fireplace or open flame. 4. If you use a tent or trailer heater, be sure adequate ventilation is provided. 5. Before backing up a trailer. always have someone available to direct you. 6. Know where your children are at all times. 7. Use a full-sized axe. Hatchets are less useful and more dangerous. Better yet, use a saw. 8, Use a chopping block, as well as common sense in chopping wood. 9. Roots and rocks can cause injuries, watch your step! 10. Tie white strips of cloth to tent stakes and ropes to avoid tripping over them. The Russell Radclifrs celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 22 at the social room of the Mr. Earnest Church with 125 registered guests. All members of the family were present except on grandson. The brothers and sisters of both Mr. and Mrs. Radcliff were all present. They were honored in the evening by their family with a picnic supper on the lawn of their daughter's home. Those present for the evening were: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Radcliff of West Union; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cart of Akron, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cart and daughter of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Bill Matheny and Mike of Warren, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Matheney of Parkersburg; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Radcliff of Troy: Mrs. Wands Lee and Mark of Akron, Ohio: Mr. and Mrs. David Thays of Akron, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs, Stace Radcliff of Troy and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gordon and Leisa Ron Gordon Mrs. Olen Mrs. Mary Jack Emerson! Hazel Mrs. and Mr. of Junior. Also W. I. Burton Brooks Rymer Bill Radcliff, Weston; and Sherry and Mrs. Canton, Ohio, Radcliff. Winfield, Mr. Carlos and Sleeth of Russell Ware-Brown reunion The 2gth reunion of the Ware and Brown families was held on August 15 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Shackleford of Cox's Mills. A delicious dinner was served at the noon hour. New officers for the coming year are: President - Bernard Shackleford, Vice President Neal Ware, Secretary- Toots Shackleford. The next reunion will be at HaMe Wilson's in Tanner." Gifts were presented to the following: oldest woman - Clovis Pettit; oldest man - Glenn B. Ware; youngest girl - Andrea Ware; youngest boy - Michael Shacldeford; couple married the longest - Mr. and Mrs. Page Ware; couple married the shortest time - Mr. and Mrs. Tom Schackleford. Gifts were WVIAC moves ch gam e to new The Summersville Jaycees have contracted with the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to sponsor the 1976 WVIAC Football Championship game between the Northern and Southern Division winners. Summersville, sports a brand new football stadium with a seating capacity of approximately 6,000. The new home of the WVIAV Champion- ship iS ;a t30,000 cmp!ex of which only $80,000 was appropriated by the Board of Education. The remaining funds were raised through contribut- ions of coal and related industries and from voluntary contributions. Bernard Peele, Assistant Superin- tendent of Nicholas County Schools, who first contacted Commissioner Mike McLaughlin about the possibili- ties of holding the Playoff in Summersville, is extremely proud of the community's accomplishment. "Upon completion, we will have one of the finest athletic complexes in West Virginia," stated the former Nicholas County High School coach. "We have taken great pains in finding the best 11. Keep a clean clutter-free campsite; use the refuse cans. 12. Never put a pressurized can in a fire or near a flame. 13. Never leave a fire unattended. 14. Don't.squirt charcoal lighter on a fire: flashbacks are dangerous. 15. Avoid poison ivy and other troublesome plants. 16. Do not smoke while walking in the woods. 17. Shoes should be worn to avoid stubbed toes, cuts, and burns from hot coals. 18. Avoid over-exertion and over-exposure to the sun. 19. Avoid all "horseplay" on land as well as in water. also given to people of The Thelma Dawson HaMe Wilson Tanner; Stanley of Hat Newberne; Mr. and Lee, Jamie Va. Mr. and Andrea, and Adams, Parkersburg; Ware, Neal Toots Sh and Thelma Mills. materials the stadium. perfect 18" drainage drainage surrounds the players boxes i will be should degree. constructed resoilte the state of on 100 bleachers the south seating 4500, and are 1500 fans. bleachers rooms, officials' station, and The last were played response Ladies Summer Slacks Ladies Summer Shorts Slacks-Fall Colors Knee Hi Girls Socks Also Boys & Mens Tube Socks Mens Wrangler Knit Flares $4.00 pr. 1.98 pr. $4.25 pr .69 pr. .69 pr. $9.00 pr. 20. Keep stored in a 21. speed limits in ! Parks are 30 22. officials of Everyday Low prices on Screen Prints, Ponta', Interlock and Crepe Double Knits 56" Lace - Blue, off White, and Pink $1.98 yd. Crinkle Cotten, (pants weight) White, Blue, Brown, Pink, Green. Rust, and Lt. Blue New - Best Knit Doe Skin- $4.69 yd. reg. $5.98 Black, Navy, Brown and Blue Brushed Denim- $1.87 yd. Gray, Green, Dusty Rose ALUM BRIDGE, W. VA. I t rn