Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, November 04, 1955, Image 16

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    16—Lancaster Fwntlhg, Friday, ’November 4, 1955 ■
Pennsylvania Not Running Short
Of Groundwater; It’s Renewable
Pennsylvania, along with every
other state in the nation, is tak
ing a second, intensive look at its
groundwater supplies. Drought
has been blamed for changes in
water tables in many districts. Ir
rigation has placed new demands
on available supplies, and "water
rights” questions are arising.
David W. Greenman, recently
named district geologist in charge
- of the United States Geological
Survey Cooperative, replaced Paul
fl. Jones Mr Jones, alter three
years in charge of the State pro
gram, accepted a position in In
dia as an advisor to the Govern
ment there in a two-fold task.
How Much Water?
Some notes on the appointment
’ and the groundwater supply are
reproduced from a recent issue
of “Internal Affairs,” monthly
bulletin of the Commonwealth of
“We have been discussing ways
in which water occurs in the
earth, and ways to get it out for
use. The question then arises,
water supply being depleted?
how much water is there? Is our
“Ground water is a renewable
resource that is, when we use
it, it is replaced When a coal
bed is mined out, that bed is
lost When water is drawn from
the earth, it is replaced by water,
derived from rain or snow
Ground water depends upon rain
fall. In Pennsylvania, our aver
age rainfall is 42 inches per year,
and the variance is about 7 inches
The average water level in about
100 selected observation wells in
the State has varied only 35 inches
during the past 20 years The
average water level in 1932 was 15
inches below the 1932 to 1951
aveiage, and after a steady rise,
the yearly level in 1945 was 20
inches above the 20-year aver
age From these data, it is evi
dent that our “water table” is
not dropping in general over the
state, and that we have about the
same amount of water available,
as we ever had. Why then, do
wells go dry’ Inspection shows
that it is to be expected-that wat
er levels in watei table wells will
drop from April to October, and
that the recharge takes place in
the winter months If there is an
exceptionally dry or cold winter,
recharge will not occur, and the
well will go dry during the next
summer or fall. Nearly all the
difficulty has been experienced
with water table wells, very lit
tle with artesian wells which are
not so rapidly affected by short
teim climatic fluctuations.
We are not running short of
water. The general groundwater
table is not dropping Areas which
are having water difficulties will
usually find that they are deriv
ing water from water table wells
v/hich are quickly affected by
climatic conditions, or that they
are using much more water than
before, but aie trying to get it
Cobs, Cottonseed Hull
Roughages Satisfactory
The University ot Kentucky ex
periment Station reports tnat
feeding trials indicate that corn
cobs and cottonseed hulls make
satisfactory roughages tor dairy
heifers when supplemented with
Purdue cattle supplement A or
some other high-protem supple
ment In part the leport says:
“Wen the intake o: rougnages
was limited heifers led corneous
as a sole loughoge gained .92 ot a
pound daily, heifers receiving cot
tonseed hulls gained b 9 ot a
pound daily and heiters ted a
clover-timothy hay and 1/ per
cent protein concentrate gained
.78 pound daily
“In a second trial, wnen tne
heifers were fed all tne cotton
seed hulls they would eat, tne
average gam was 80 ot a pound
daily, which compares favorably
with heifers fed eitner clover
timothy hay or corn cods.
“Corncobs were not as platable
as either of the other two rough
ages but were consumed In ade
quate amounts tor the heiters to
make satisfactory rates ot gam.
all out of the same small area
as was needed when their con
smption was very much lower.
Conservation of groundwater re
sources does not mean keeping
the water level the same as it was
before use began. This is a physi
cal impossibility. Conservation
means the full and wise use of a*
resource. Our aim must be to
find ground water more easily, not
use less ”
Booklets Available ori ;: -
First Angus Conference
The complete program of, the
First American Aberdeen-Angus
Conference, including the 16 mi
printed in booklet form and can
jor speeches delivered, has been
be obtained from American An
gus Association headquarters.
The 36-page, nme-by-12 inch
and answer session of the con
-30 .July 1 and 2, 1955, at Okla
ference, which took place June
homa A & M College, Stillwater
The 1956 American Angus Con
ference will be held April 29, 30,
and May i at the University of
Tennessee’, Knoxville
Manufacturers of Fine Feeds Since 1875
And this continuing research and experimentation in the field
of poultry nutrition is important to you, because it means that Early-
Bird poultry feeds are among the most advanced in the nation.
As an example, the new Early-Bird Broiler Ration was the first in
i-he nation to contain the wonder-drug, Nicarbazin, for near perfect
suppression of Coccidiosis. What’s more Miller and Bushong was
the first feed manufacturer in the nation to commercially produce
Liponized feeds for the up-grading of broilers.
Miller and Bushong manufacturers more than forty different
poultry and livestock feeds. These fine formula feeds represent
many complete feeding programs which have proven that they
match any on the market today for quality and performance :..
yet their low cost makes them more profitable feeds for you to
use Why mot rely on these fine feeds to fill all your feeding
Mi®. Henry Heist has been re
elected presiednt of Society
Farm Women 4, meeting recently
at the home of Mrs. Victor Kos
er. Other officers are Mrs. Alvin
Musser, vice (president; Mrs. Mian
tin Greider, secretary; Mrs. Can
Miss Carrie Lehman, treasurer.
Plans aer underway for the soci
ety’s annual banquet Nov. 26 ax
Hostetter’s Banquet Hall, Mount
Joy, Nov. 26.
Copies of the conference book
let may be obtained by Wnting
the Public Relations Department,
American Aberdeen-Angus Breed
ers’ Association, 9 Dexter Park, Chicago 9.
And here’s why these fine Miller and Bushong feeding programs
based on Early-Bird poultry feeds and Green Pastures livestock
feeds-are best for you.
Finest Feed Ingredients Miller and Bushong guarantees that
their formula feeds for both poultry and livestock are blended from
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Local Experimental Farms Under the direction of Ralph Holder,
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More Than 40 Miller & Bushong Feeds!
Early-Bird Poultry Feeds Green Pastures Dairy Feeds
Early-Bird Turkey Feeds Green Pastures Steer Feeds
Green Pastures Hog Feeds Specialty Feeds
Win ( State Showing
Grand championships went to
two Lancaster County Shorthorn!
herds in the Pennsylvania Show
and Sale at Lebanon last weeic.
The grand champion female,
shown by Leon B. Kissler, Lititz,
sold to Bruce Boyd, Kphrata, at
$5lO, while the grand champion
bull, owned and entered by 111
A. Baffin, Lititz sold tor $340.
Topping the senior yearling fe>
males was a Baffin consignment,
bringing $3lO.