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Farmshine's Book Shelf

A FARMER FOR THE WORLD, a biography of Dick Waybright, Mason-Dixon Farms, Gettysburg, Pa. The Waybright Family's innovative approach to profitable dairying has brought thousands of visitors to the far and sent Dick on countless trips around the globe to share his wisdom and expertise. He proclaims: "Change is inevitable, success is optional." An optimist, he fosters encouragement and hope.

248 pages, soft cover, $14.95. Order from Mason-Dixon Farms, 717-334-4056.

MILLIONAIRES IN THE CORN- FIELDS... The Glory Days of the National Dairy Cattle Congress. By Norman E. Nabholz of West Union, Iowa, the book is easy to pick up but hard to put down. Not only does it recount the acheivements of legendary breeders and showmen with words and countless pictures, the background information and behind the scenes look are most entertaining and interesting.

262 pages, soft cover, $37.50; order from Nabholz Farm, 24807 Neon Road, West Union, IA 52177. Phone 563-422-3692.

COW-PIC, by Jack Remsburg, Jr. is about the author's 50 years of life experiences as a dairy cattle photographer. Also included are family history and upbringing, liberally illustrated with lots of pictures. When Jack counts his blessings, he begins with his parents, followed by his wife, Marcia, and their four daughters. "Work as if you will live forever, but live as if you will die tomorrow," is the motto he lives by.

127 pages, soft cover, $25 delivered. Call Jack Remsberg, 301-371-6356.

     

VIRGINIA'S CATTLE STORY is a coffee table-quality book telling the history of Virginia's cattle industry. Jointly commissioned by the Virginia State Dairymens' Association and Virginia Cattlemens' Association, the book begins at Jamestown in 1608 and follows the developments of the various breeds right up to the early years of the 21st century. It is the most complete history of Virginia's dairy and cattle industry that was ever written.

358 pages, full color, richly illustrated, hard cover, $50 includes tax, s/h. Order from Virginia Cattlemens' Foundation, 540-992- 1009.

FROM HOME TO HAPPY VALLEY, by Bill Nichol, is the story of the author's life as a child, young man in college, Air Force lieutenant, Extension agent and finally 37 years as executive secretary / director of the Pennsylvania Holstein Association. Inspired by his own grandchildren, the book is filled with values to be shared with children and grandchildren. Much more than an autobiography, the book doubles as a history of Pennsylvania Holsteins, loaded with pictures.

158 pages, hard cover, $15, available from Bill Nichol, 814-238-2127.

SCATTERIN'S, memories from an over 65-year career with Registered Holsteins. A personal view by Horace Backus. Among the highlights of this latest presentation from Horace are chapters on Tom Nagle, Elmwood, 97-point cows, 96-point cows, the Pennsylvania All-American Dairy Show, and a review of national Holstein convention sales.

200 pages, soft cover, $35. Order from Mexico Independent, Inc., phone 315-963-3763. Fax 315-963-3276.

     

MR. FISHER'S COMPANY is a history of the New Holland Machine Company from 1940-1985. In fact, the book also contains plenty of information prior to that period and is illustrated with pictures on virtually every page. Also included is information on dairy cattle nutrition, including a chapter titled: No-Hay Rations Can Spell Trouble. Written by Ivan Glick, the book should fascinate even those who are not mechanically inclined.

99 pages, order from the Swiss Pioneer Preservation Associates, 717-445-0510.

MOUNT VICTORIA FARMS and the Montvic Rag Apple Bloodlines is a personal view of this world-famous herd by Horace Backus. "...Newer generations might find a story of this tremendous herd, so rich in the romance and legends of the breed, placed as it was in another time frame, yet through its bloodline a part of all times, to be of interest," Horace writes in his preface. "...Here it is, a story of Mount Victoria, its cattle, its people and its times.

Soft cover, 170 pages. To order, please call 315-963-3763 or fax 315--963-3276. Or by mail: Mexico Independent - Horace Backus, P.O. Box 69, Mexico, N.Y. 13114.

"DUNLOGGIN" is all about one of the most famous dairy herds to ever inhabit the planet. Even after more than 60 years since the dispersal, the Dunloggin name rings with solid familiarity. Author Horace Backus reviews the legacy of this Maryland farm from beginning to end with fascinating detail. Horace acheives what he set out to do: Provide a concentrated, printed record of "what was accomplished, how it was acheived, and who did it."

Soft cover, 314 pages. To order, please call 315-963-3763 or fax 315--963-3276. Or by mail: Mexico Independent - Horace Backus, P.O. Box 69, Mexico, N.Y. 13114.