Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 15, 1969, Image 1

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    VOL 14 NO. 12
Sugar Beet
Acreage In Co,
k Uncertain
The ) cmbei of Lancastei
Comii'' .n.res that ate to be
printed in sugar beets for the
19*)!) crop yeai appears to be
quite ujueitain at this time The
sign-up meeting held on Wed
nesday ar the Farm and Home
Oumi hv New York Sugar In
dvsities Inc, Montezoma, NY,
prooiioeri only 94 acres from
th ee farmers actually signing
co.itr.ots. rnough another 100 or
ntor- -.cies are likely to be con
tiot-rml as a result of interest
shown si the meeting
At <. meeting for interested
heel gtvweis held several weeks
ago. company representative,
Wni roil Hit-hards, had announc
ed that a permanent receiving
pi,>iit costing $300,000 would be
established at Elizabethtown if
2,o*mi acres were contracted in
the L*aiiphm, York and Lancas
ter Counties At that time it had
bpeu thought that some 700, of
these 84-res -would come from
Ret.-hey estates and another
fat ■nicr hx Dauphin county, leav
ing the need for , 1,300 acres In
Lanc.stei and York counties
Into'-nied sou ices now say, how
ever, that a legal problem has
an set i in the contract signing
with the Hershey Estates be
cause they are a charitable or
ganization This likely will re
sult in only about 400 of the
700 acres actually planted in
Dauphin County.
No one ivom York county was
pres-mr at ?he local sign-up
Tne Men York Sugar Firm is
Still reported to be willing to
pise" a temporary receiving
plant “it Klizabethtown if they
can get i-tOO acres from the area
R'chards - s presentally con
tacting iiuiividaul farmers and
conu’wte will still be written
until Maivi' 1
A plantei foi the beets is re
ported to he available for rent
from the company at $2 per
acre -md 'harvesting equipment
is to be mailable. Questions or
inquiries may still be directed
to the county agents otfice at
the F;.rm and Hpme Center
Farm Calendar
S'iui.oiv, February 17
7:3D pu Swine Education
t, Farm and Home Center
Tuesday, February 18
9:W» a in —Southeast Dairy Con
te re ace. Guernsey Barn, Lin-
coln Highway East
9-:.i) c in—Dany Health Educa-
Meeting, Farm and
Home Centei
7.30 (i m Manheim Young
Fanner meet, (small engines),
Vo-Ag Boom
7:30 o til Ephrata Young
Farmer meet, (farm manage
ment) Vo Ag Room
7;30 om. Farm and Home
Dnrvlors meet. Farm and
Horne Center
Wednesday. February 19
730 p.m. Eastern Lancaster
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Registered ’Jersey owned by Paul Trimble (in photo) and
Ambrbse Hanks, Drumore'Rl, has 10,436 pounds of milk, 6.1
percent test and 637 pounds of butterfat in 305 days. Tremble
arid Hanks operate a-poultry and dairy operation, at Pair
field. L. F, Photo
Miller Announces Republican
Break With Gov. Shafer On Tax
Issue At Co. Extension Meet
State Rep. Marvin E Miller,
H-Lancaster, broke the news of
the disagreement on the propos
ed state income tax between
Governor Shafer and the Re
publican House caucus at the
Lancaster County Agricultural
and Home Economics Extension
Association Annual Meeting
held Tuesday evening at the
Farm and Home Centei Ap
pearing as the featured speaker,
Miller said, “Our party has had
a disagreement with the gov
ernor. We will not support the
income tax. Instead of starting
with a budget we will start with
oui Tax structure and see which
piograms fit in” The icpie
sentative called the disagree
men a “family spat” “We 311 st
disagiee with the way he wants
to spend money.”
The mam thrust of Millers
topic was his views on today’s
changing society He spoke in
behalf of young people saying it
all depends on your point of
view “The young generation is
srnaitei stronger physically and
Date Announced For
Soil & Water District
Annual Meeting
The Lancaster County Soil
and Water Conservation District
annual dinner meeting was an
nounced this week for Tuesday
evening, March 4 at the Faun
and Home Center. Starting
time is 6:30 p.m.
The charge for the tickets is
$3.25 per plate and reservations
should be reported by February
25. They are available from any
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, February 15,1969
more mentally aware of the
world around them than were
their parents We ask our kids
to preform at a higher level
than we did ourselves,” he said.
“Parents had a ball in school in
comparison to the kids today ”
Other changes Miller mention
continued from Page 6)
meeting Tuesday night, are (left to right) Amos Rutt,
Quarryviile R 2, Robert Bushong, Columbia R 2, Mrs. David
E. Buckwalter, Lititz R 3, Carl-Herr, 840 Penn Grant Road,
Lancaster and Mrs Clarence Stauffer, Ephrata Rl.
Attention To Details
Gets Top Production On
This Poultry-Daily Farm
“Attention” is the word Am
brose Hanks uses to descube
the most important item in gett
ing and keeping top production
from a layer flock Hanks puts
his theory into practice with his
10,000 leghorns. “I keep looking
all the time for the bird that
doesn’t seem quite right When
I find one, she goes into the
hospital pens ” These cages are
located at the end of his 40x248
foot environment controlled
This Drumore Rl Poultryman
spends seven hours a day with
his chickens His attention to
minute details has paid off in
exceptional production with the
present flock producing at the
57 to 58 percent level in the
13th four week period At the
end of 280 days, his production
records showed 210 eggs per
bird housed. Losses have been
only 1 percent a month and
Hanks says people tell him that
is pretty good. “Of course, if
you get it lower, that’s better,”
he said
The pullets are raised in
Georgia and must be ordered
six months in advance. A two
week period is spaced between
flocks to clean and wash the
Commenting on the reports
of increased chick hatch this
year Ambrose said, “According
to the experts we are to have
another egg depression like we
had. Over production of chicks
can be stopped if the hatchery
men get burned like they did
L. F. Photo
$2.00 Per Year
before They will learn if it hap
pens again ”
The birds at the Ambrose
farm are fed three times a day
with an automatic feed cart
The cart services two rows, both
top and bottom, in 30 minutes.
“I don’t feed them a lot at a
time,” Hanks said “If you fill
the feeders too full, they dig it
out and that is where a lot of
your profit goes ”
An auger, at the end of the
building, is run by a power-take
(Continued on Page 7)
Wheat & Feed
Parmersaadth a Feed Gram,
base (cocßiabarley and grain'
sorghum) can earn price sup
port and diversion payments by
enrolling dm the program ac
cording SEthe local ASCS office.
Minimum diversion is 20%
of the base and makes the farm
eligible for price support pay
ment on feed grains grown, up
to 50% of the base. Farms with
a base of 25 acres or less, earn
diversion* payment on the mini
mum diversion All farms earn
diversion payment on acreage
diverted above the minimum.
Maximum diversion is the larg
er of 25 acres or 50% of the
base, not to exceed the base.
By diverting an acreage equal
to 15% of the wheat allotment,
farmers can- earn certificate
payment on wheat planted, up
to 43% of the allotment
They eanmlso earn diversion
payment -for any part of the al
lotment not planted to wheat.
Maximum acreage that can be
diverted is the larger of 50% of
the base, or the difference be
tween 25 acres and the non
payment diversion (15% of the
(Continued on Page 8)
Dairy Health
Meeting Set
February 18
Are you having any dairy
herd health problems’ Or herd
management pioblems’ If so,
Victoi Plastow suggests you
plan to attend a dairy meeting
on Tuesday Febiuaiy 18th,
from 9 30 ajn to 3 00 p m , in
the Extension meeting loom in
the basement of the Faim anc
Home Centei, 1383 Arcadia
Road, Lancastei
Dr. Sam Guss, Extension Vet
eunaiian fiom The Pennsyl
vania State University, will oe
piesent to discuss health prob
lems of daily cattle Donald
Ace, Extension Dairy Specialist,
will present the answers on
dany held management There
will be a question and answer
session following each speaker.
Lunch will be at one
of the nearby restaurants.