Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, November 04, 1967, Image 7
A POLISH HOLSTEIN. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hackman, Manheim R 2, visited a 7,500 acre government farm in Poland this summer where he photo graphed this black and white cow. The herd average on 700 head is 10,758 pounds of milk and 436 pounds of but • Hackman (Continued from Page 1) divided into 12 farms. They have 500 laborers taking care of 1,600 dairy cows, heifers and bulls, as well as 3,000 sheep and' a large number of swine. The top producing Holstein has a record of 22,110 pounds MILK PAILS 13 qt. stainless steel 16 qt. stainless steel 20 qt. stainless steel MILK PAIL COVERS Stainless steel for 13 qt. pails , Stainless steel for 16 qt. pails Stainless steel for 20 qt. pails STRAINERS 18 qt. stainless steel bulk cooler strainer CABINETS Single door 24” x 8” x 12” Double door 24” x 8” x 28” WASH BASIN Stainless steel basin $23.23 MILK HOUSE HEATERS 120 Volt dual thexm-o-dial 4500/5600 BTU 1320/1650 watts 220 volt with thermostat 10,230 BTU 3000 watts 220 volt with thermostat 16,360 BTU 4800 watts MILK HOUSE CHUTE -8” square hose chute SANITIZING SPRAY UNITS San Spray, dual unit, includes hose, nozzle, 8 oz. bottle San Spray, single unit, qt. bottle less hose & nozzle of milk with 836 pounds of (butterfat. The herd average on 700 head is 10,768 pounds of milk and 436 pounds of butter fat. Hackman said the Holstein of Poland is more beefy than our own. They test for TB twice a year and their breed ing is done through artificial insemination. A bull stud is part of the Agway terfat. Top record in the herd is 22,110 pounds of milk and 836 pounds of but terfat. Hackman said their cows have more beef type than our dairy cows here. Edmund Apolinarski, director of the farm, is shown holding the cow. K HOU*t;ASCISSOR!M _ $13.47 _ 14.41 _ 20.13 $4.07 4.40 4.89 $16.00 $ 6.98 11.31 $15.03 37.33 45.81 $4.95 $20.58 8.42 f Bee Line Supply Center 1027 DILLERVILLE ROAD, LANCASTER 24 HOUR SERVICE DAILY PH. 394-0541 fa:m operation. They have en larged this operation from 15 head in 1960 to the present 50 bulls. They breed 83 to 85 thousand cows per year and their first service conception rate is 74 percent. Most of the cows they breed are owned by private dairymen. Crops on the farm include oats, wheat, barley, rape and * > WASH TANKS Stainless steel double tanks 1 22” & 1 29” wide.. SPECIAL SALE PRICE Stainless steel double tanks 2 _ 29” wide List Price $70.85 $49.95 While supply lasts! Stainless steel single tank only Set of 4 legs for tanks Wall brackets for tanks CHLORINATOR Mec-O-Ma'tic chlorinator 75 psi, adjustable to 9 gal. feed per day CHLORINE SPRAYER Chlorine sprayer for washing bulk tanks MIXING FAUCET Combination mixing faucet .. DARI-TENDER 241/2” W, 40V2” L, 32” H to store and assemble complete milker parts DARI-TABLE 241/2” W, 401/2” L, 32” H companion to the Dari-Tender .. BULK TANK BRUSHES Tank brush with 48” handle .. Valve outlet brush Lancaster Farming, Saturday, November 4,1967 —7 THE EDMUND APOLINARSKI FAMILY, near Poznan, Poland. Apolinarski is the director of a 7,500 government farm Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hackman visited on their summer trip to Europe. rye. The growing season is not long enough to grow corn for grain but they do fill the I silos with corn. The pictures show their corn every bit as good as our own silage corn. Yields on the grain crops show their good fertilization piogram. Oats yield 97 bu. per acre,' barley 56, rape 41 and iye 40. And they get 20 tons per acre on their sugar beets. And, since 17 percent of the gross weight of sugar beets is sugar, this means they are get ting 3.4 tons of actual sugar per acre. Hackman has pictures of oats as tall as a man, irriga tion of pasture land and ma chine-combining of grain on this farm. ,„.5s - v*. - 556.97 38.53 7.34 7.34 $99.00 §10.56 $4.77 524.00 512.00 58.26 .65 However, not all private farms are as modern as this government one. Eighty-six per cent of all land is owned by private farmers. Hackman said the size of the farms is usual ly 15 to 30 acres. But even these small farms are starting ito become mechanized. The Hackmans left on their trip July 5, and returned Au gust 24. Control Rats Before They Settle Down Rats and mice move indoors as soon as weather gets cool; get rid of them before they settle down on your farm or in your home, advises Frank Boys, agri cultural chemicals extension specialist at the University of Delaware. Rat-proof buildings, starve them out, poison them or remove their shelter as much as possible. Keep all crop storage areas neat and clean; store sacked grain and other materials at least one foot above the floor on shelves. Clean up old trashpiles and any other places where rats or mice might live, breed and raise their young. Don’t give a rat a free meal, Boys cautions. In your home, keep food covered and properly stored; use tightly-covered met al cans for garbage disposal. Be careful in the farmyard too; get rid of waste grain and other potential food from barnlots and farm buildings. Try to keep lodents outside buildings; close as many small openings into the building as you can. Unfortunately, rats can squeeze through half-inch holes and mice can make it through quarter-inch holes. Cover sur faces that rodents could gnaw through, such as window frames and the bottoms of doors, with metal flashings or hardware cloth. Unscreened basement floor drains are an open invitation to sewer-traveling rats and so are open spaces aiound pipe en trances into buildings. Poisoning is an excellent con trol method, but be sure you keep poisoned bait away from other animals, especially chil dren, Boys warns. Anticoagu lants such as diphacm, fumann, pival and warfarin are effective poisons. Since this type of poi son seldom kills with a single does, keep plenty of bait avail able for 10 to 14 days. Put the bait under cover to protect domestic animals; also, rats prefer to feed under such a cover. Boys points out. Put the bait in several places along suspected rodent routes and keep it fresh. People, plants, animals and souls all grow the same way —. a little every day.