Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 14, 1966, Image 1

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    VOL. 11 NO. 24
No Need For Pa. Pullet Program,
Industrymen Testify At Hearing
and allied industry people
went on record overwhelming
ly opposing the Pennsylvania
Approved Pullet Grown Pro
gram at a hearing on the sub
ject Tuesday afternoon in the
State Department of Agricul
ture building.
The proposed program is a
voluntary, state-supervised, pul
let-growmg plan, which Depart
ment officials claim would help
standardize and upgrade the
production of replacement pul
lets in Pennsylvania.
Deputy Secretary of Agricul
ture Jack R. Grey, serving as
chan man for the hearing, or
dered the proposed program
be read aloud in its entirety
to the group As this was being
done, one hatchery represen
tative challenged the basic
premise of the program as set
forth in the first paragraph,
particularly the last sentence
which stated that such a pro
gram would be beneficial to
the seller and th.e buyer of
pullets, ” T
Freeman Raises
Wheat Allotment
In response to strong de
mand for wheat exports, and
reduced storage stocks, Secre
tary of Agriculture Freeman
recently announced a 15 per
cent increase in the national
acreage allotment for the 1967
wheat crop.
The effective allotment in
1966 was 51.6 million acres,
Freeman said. The increase will
raise that total acreage figure
to 59 3 million. This will mean,
the secretary said, that wheat
acreage on most farms in 1967
will be at a level equal to the
peiiod of 1955 through 1961.
“For the first time in 13
years our June carryover will
be under 600 million bushels,”
Fieeman said, adding that
that figure is an average year’s
supply for domestic consump
He predicted that this acre
age increase, coupled with con
tinued " sti ong demand m the
market, will in
ciease farm income in 1967.
Farm Calendar
Mai 15 —Rural Life-Sunday,
begins Soil -SteWai dslnp' -
Week—Hay 15-32,
Mav IS —Spring Southeast Re
gion 4-H Leaders’ ’ Forum
at Reading Motor Inn
—4-H Wildlife' Club meets
at Lititz Springs" Park,
Mai 20—20 th through 22,
Lancaster County Horse
Show at Lancaster Riding v
and Tennis Club grounds,
Lincoln Highway West,
—S p.m., 4-H Horae Club
at Farm. Credit Bldg., Lan
caster. Speaker, James Gal
lagher, Penn State live-
specialist. , ,
- “What conditions are present
in the industry today that
would make such a program of
any benefit to either grower or
buyer,” the hatcheryman de
manded? He suggested there
was no point in reading any
further in the proposal be
cause the supposition by the
state that there was a need
for such a program was in
In reply, E J. Lawless, chief
of the Bureau of Markets’
(Continued on Page 7)
New Division
Developed At
Penn State
A Division of Food Science
and Indu'stry is the newest
development in the College
of Agriculture at Penn State
University. The division
serves to coordinate and inte
grate instructional and re
search programs in a number
of departments, announces
Dr. Donald V. Josephson,
head of the department of
dairy science. Josephson will
serve as division chairman
for the first three years.
The new division includes
the departments of animal
science, dairy science, horti
culture, and poultry science.
Josephson says the division
will also draw upon other
departments having phases
ot instruction related to the
food sciences, such as agri
cultural engineering and ag
ricultural economics and ru
ral sociology.
(Continued on Page 8)
as a breeder and showman of Angus cattle, and at
right as a builder of equipment for cattle' raisers.
Here he is shown with his herd sire Lamington
Jingo 16 two-year-old son of the International
Champion Bull Ankonian Jingo. The first calves
from this young bull are being dropped this
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 14, 1966
SCS Conservationist
Attends Management
Training Conference
Lancaster County SCS work
unit conservationist Orval
Bass recently returned from a
management training confer
ence, held last week on the
Michigan State University
The conference, sponsored
by 'the U. S. Soil Conservation
Service, was held at the North
eastern Regional Training Cen
ter. It featured many authori
ties in the field of manage
ment from Michigan State Uni
versity, Michigan University,
and SCS Such subjects as
human relations, communica
tions, principles of supervision,
trainmg and employee develop
ment and management im
provement are studied in these
training conferences, SCS re
The objective is to strength
en the management skills of
SCS leaders.
Orval Bass
... -7MV* •*
Co. Angus Breeder Builds
Better Gate; Buyers Beat
Path To Fred Frey’s Farm
Like the world desperately
seeking the 'builder of the
better mousetrap, livestock
producers over ‘a twenty-state
area aie seeking out the
Twin Oaks Farm of Fred
Frey, Quarryville R 2, these
days Why’ Because Frey de
signs and builds gates and
assorted metal products which
appear to do the job better
than anything previously
Frey, known locally as one
of the largest breeders of An
gus 'cattle, and as an out
standing showman, has been
gradually increasing his pre
fabricated fence and gate
business as w r ell as custom
design and building of those
products This “sideline.”
born about tour yeais ago
out of the need for better
gates on the home-farm, has
now grown to the point
Where its income potential
rivals that of his 60-head
brood cow herd, Frey said.
“Albout 75 percent ot our
work is done 'on a custom
basis,” Frey said, adding that
he has done jobs as far away
as Missouri, constructing a
beef barn, feeders, stalls and
gates. One of his most recent
contracts is with Penn State
University, relocating and re
modeling a livestock barn.
Fred and his brother Ernie
fabricated their all-steer, all
welded, gates and fences right
on the farm where they have
a complete welding shop.
Spring. Frey’s bull bam can be seen on the distant
hill. Fred demonstrates his Model 100 head gate
which is set up as part of a display model on the
farm to show prospective customers the different
types of gates, latches apd assorted attachments
his company manufactures. L. F. Photo
$2 Per Year
Everywhere one rooks in the
shop theie seems to be spe
cial homemade jigs for hold
ing, crimping, or pattern
copjing Each product, Frey
said, is the result of recog
nizing a need and then,
through trial 'and error,
building something to do the
job The Freys combine in
venting, building, and improv
ing techniques to turn out
their specialized products.
t Continued on Page 8)
SWCD Directors
Meet With ASCS
The Lancaster County Soil
& Water Conservation District
directors met Monday night at
the Agricultural Stabilization
& Conservation Service office
on Manheim Pike, Lancaster,
with several cooperating agen
No final action could be vot
ed for lack of a quorum of
directors, but the group re
ceived eight new cooperator
agreements -totaling 382 acres,
and discussed plans for the
annual county plowing contest,
which has been tentatively set
foi the last week in July.
Several sites for the county
contest were considered, but
no decision was reached. As
sociate director Forney Longe
necker suggested that greater
participation m the plowing
contest by Young Farmer As
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