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6—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, June 11, 1966
Chemical Analysis Finds Prussic
Acid Levels In Sudan Grass Safe
Nearly 1300 samples of su- agement factors that will help
dangrasses and sorghum-sudan farmers avoid problems with
hybrids, some of which were these forages.
at Prussic acid content is some-
f ,el rf-« R Up ea were* nml’vcd what hi B her in the sorghum
chemica'lly' for prussic* 'acid *" da « hybrids than in the su
content. Only four percent of dangrasses but is not dangei
these samples showed some ous wben tbe cr .°P Js n ma " a f e . d
toxicity related to plant height, prop® l *!’- Hainn o ton staled,
loxituy *. t} * , Based on his investigations,
Dr° Joseph D. Harrington, re" Harring *°? .® aid , the ,
search agronomist in charge suda " h y bnds shou,d not be
of the experiments, told a usad f ° r P»« tu « or green chop
veterinarians’ conference in «" •> P lan ‘ s "f 30 J ncbea
Philadelphia this week. tal j- He add ? d tbat stl^f
* F sudangrasses should not be
These two crops are being used under prolonged drought
a .-own increasingly by farmers conditions since drought in
foi livestock forage, and pos- creases the prussic acid con
able prussic acid poisoning of tent.
stock has long been a con- , „
cern. Current research has pm- Second growth sudangrasses
pointed some important man- averaged less prussic acid con
-1 - tent than first cuttings, Har
Every boy who is worth his salt
dreams of the day when he will
be out of school and making his
own way in life.
rington reported. This was es
pecially true in drought
stricken areas where second
growth plants t averaged con
siderably less’ prussic acid
than first and" third growth
Harrington and associates
suggest that a balanced level
of soil fertility, with nitrogen
used only in split applications,
will aid in preventing a prus
sic acid buildup. Well-adapted,
highly productive varieties and
hybrids will help the farmer
A killing frost increases the
prussic acid content of sor
ghum-sudan hybrids, he point
ed out, saying that the hy
brids should not be fed to
livestock for at least 72 hours
after such a frost. There is
no question, he stated, regard
ing the superior yields of s.»r
ghum-sudan hybrids over su
dangrass varieties or pure su
A Dynamic Future
Awaits You !!
Business-minded poultrymenas well
as poultry-minded businessmen are
essential in the years ahead.
Before you graduate from,, high school is the
, time to start planning your future career. .We submit
that one of the most rewarding careers in the years to
come is to be found in some phase of agriculture.
Tremendous increases in population in this
country and all around the globe will continue to
create a demand for more and more food. Supplying
that food will be a major task ... no job in the years
ahead will be more important.
American agriculture, as a whole, has ex
perienced phenomenal changes in the last few years.
No branch of agriculture has had more spectacular
growth or development than has the Poultry Industry.
Whether it is in the field of:
hundred and one other segments of Poultry Industry
the opportunities for satisfying and profitable careers
are virtually unlimited.
Meet the challenge of the future!
The Poultry Industry, along with all of its
diversified allied industries,- desperately needs COLLEGE
You're sitting on a wonderful opportunity.
Plan now to take advantage of it!
MILLER &BUSHONG, INC.
2 Area Ivanhoe
V2-TOll Fat Marks
Two registered Holstein cows
in Lancaster County herds have
completed production records
exceeding one-half ton of but
terfat, and each for the second
time, according to the Hoi
stein-Friesian Association of
America. These animals also
have in common the fact that
they were sired by Osborn
dale Ivanhoe (EX.), a bull
that has earned Gold Medal
Blossomelle Zsa Zsa (VG),
owned by Herbert & Rhelda
Royer, 2025 Oregon Pike, Lan
caster, completed a production
record of 28,568 pounds of
milk and 1200 pounds of but
terfat in 365 days.
Zsa Zsa was bred in the
Royer herd. She started her
record lactation at the age of
five years and four months,
and was milked three times
"Makers of Fine Feeds Since 1875"
The second record-breaking
daughter, Bayfield Ty Grawin
Johanna (EX.), is owned by J,
Mowery Prey & Son, 401 Beav
er Valley Pike, Lancaster.
Johanna produced 20,408
pounds of milk and 1260
pobnds of .butterfat in 365
days. She started her lactation
at the age of ten years and one
month, and was milked twice
Johanna was bred in the
herd of George F. Causey, Bay.
field Farm, Wakefield, Rhode
Temperatures for the next
five days are expected to av
erage near the normal range
of 82 to 60 degrees. It will
be somewhat cooler over the
weekend, then warmer about
Showers will occur at the
beginning of the period and
again about Tuesday., Total
rainfall may total H- 3 A of