Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 15, 1969, Image 1
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 (Continued on Page 5) BLYTHEDALE OLYMPIA MAYFLOWER, a 4-year-old 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 director. 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) ELECTED EXTENSION DIRECTORS at the annual 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 house 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 house 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 GradmdProvisioiss 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.