Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, March 01, 1969, Image 1

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    VOL. 14 NO. 14
CHIPS in the 512’ x 40’ poultry house at
the Charles Good Farm, 1415 Lime Valley
Road, Lancaster. Jacob Burkholder di
rects the placement of the shavings while
Doiry Day Program T TT *
Set- Tues., March 11 JLzillA.
The Annual Lancaster County
Dairy Day Program is announc
ed this week to be held at the
Farm and Home Center on
Tuesday, March 11. Sponsored
by the County Extension Ser
vice, Victor Plastow, Associate
County Agent, reported the
following program for the all
day affair
9:30 A.M. Promotional
Film “The Dairy Industry”,
Courtesy, Atlantic Dairy Asso
10:00 AM. “Herd Health
Problems Related to Mastitus”,
Dr. Samuel Guss, Extension
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Crops And Soils Program
Features Timely Subjects
“If you ignore labor manage
ment cost,” a farm management
specialist said Tuesday, “You
can produce corn for less than
$1 per bushel Speaking on the
subject, “Let’s Look at Coin
Farm Calendar
Monday, Maich 3
7.30 pm Elm-Penryn Com
munity Club meet, Penryn
Fire Hall.
Tu 'day, March 4
12 30 p.m. Harvestore Hog
meeting, Lancaster Stock
y i-ric!.
(C .tii aed on Page 12)
Marlin (center) and John Good watch. The
green wood chips are made from logs by a
special wood chipping machine at Denver
Wood Products, Inc. in New Holland.
L. F. Photo
Directors Vote
$lOOO Farm & Home Gift
The directors of the Lancaster
County Red Rose DHIA voted to
present a $l,OOO check to the
current Farm and Home Found
ation completion fund campaign
on Monday night The decision
was made at the regular board
meeting in the Farm and Home
Center. Jacob Houser, Jr., treas
urer, was directed to present
the check to one of the co-chair
men of the drive and seek news
paper coverage of the presenta
In other business, new officers
Production Costs” at the Lan
caster County Crops and Soils
day program in the Farm and
Home Center, Jesse Cooper re
ported on the pi eduction figures
submitted by 12 farmers fiom
four southeastern Pennsylvania
counties including one from
Lancaster County
The nroduction figures show
ed a wide range in total cost per
bushel fiom a low of 56 cents
to a high of $2 39 “With corn
prices the way they are, Cooper
said, “obviously not everybody
who is should be raising corn.”
The spec alist did point out that
these L ar * were trying to
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, March 1,1969
were elected for the coming
year. They are. Richard Hess,
(Continued on Page 101
BUY MILK NOW! Newly elected pre
sidents of locals m the District #7 area of
Inter-State Milk Producers discuss a hang
ing display to induce housewives to pur
chase milk at the point of sale. The presi
dents are; (left to right) Carl Shirk, Leba-
New Green Wood Chipping
Plant Is Making Poultry
Litter From 15 Ft. Logs
Ti actor-trailer loads of chips
are what you can now find at
403 South Custer Avenue in
New Holland Not potato chips,
wood chips, the kind used in
poultry houses for litter
And the chips are made on
the premises of the Denver
Wood Products Inc, a subsi
diary of Victor F Weaver, Inc
It is the only place in South
eastern Pennsylvania where
"Hippies” Prefer
Milk Dairymen
Told At Meet
“It is difficult to see the im
portance of Agriculture through
a supermarket window,” a group
of Lancaster County Dairymen
were told Wednesday afternoon.
Speaking at the Inter-State Dis
trict #7 annual meeting at the
Hostetter’s Dining Hall, Mt. Joy,
Dr. James C Honan, general
manager said, “The lady going
through the check-out counter
is not interested in agricultural
problems. Our problem is to get
her to not be antagnistic to
“Every dairy farmer should
know that every time there is
a riot anywhere, deliveries of
milk stop in that area of distur
bance Milk deliverymen are
robbed, mugged or killed every
week. Indirectly it is your prob
lem in lower Class 1 sales ”
Noting a survey among hipp
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non County Local; Andrew H. Martin,
Millersville Local: Clyde M. Buchen, Lititz
Local; Kenneth B. Garber, West Lampeter
Local and Lester Hawthorne, Donegal
$2.00 Per Year
whole logs are made into chips.
Making wood chips started for
the Weaver organization in Au
gust of 1968 when they purchas
ed a wood shaving and litter
business from owners with a
plant located between Reams
town and Adamstown This
operation was moved to New
Holland in January Earl Groff
is the manager.
Pulpwood logs are delivered
to the yards in bundles The logs
come in lengths up to 15 feet
and they may be three to 20
inches in diameter A mechani
cal hoist stores the bundles un
til the logs are needed to keep
the chipping machine working.
The chipping machine might
be described as a huge sauer
kraut maker A box holding one
to 10 logs moves back and forth,
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Soil & Water District
Meeting Is March 4
The Lancaster County Soil
and Water Conservation District
Annual Dinner Meeting is sche
duled for Tuesday, March 4, at
the Farm and Home Center,
1383 Arcadia Road. Starting
time is 6:30 p.m.
Chuck Slaton Public Rela
tions Director for the Soil Con
servation Service will make a
special presentation and a fami
ly style chicken dinner will be
served. Ticket price is $3.25 per
plate and reservations may be
made until Monday, March 3 by
calling Vincent Hoover, at 786-
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