Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 06, 1969, Image 18

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    IBr-Lancaslcr Farming. Saturday. September 6.1969
Research Findings
Could Change Methods
Of Veal Production
Two animal scientists at Brig
ham Young University have re
cently concluded a two-year re
search project on the feeding of
calves, and their findings could
change veaL production.
Dr. Robert V/. Gardner and
Di. Max V. Wallentlne have es
tiblisned that grain-fed calves
cam produce the same quality
veal as milk-fed calves if five
per cent tallow (animal fat) is
added to. their feed. Until now,
giain-fed calves were considered
lo produce veal inferior to milk
fed calves. However, the milk
cost alone is approximately $6O
as opposed to only $23 for feed
costs when using grain.
This means that gram-feeding
(including tallow) results in a
saving of more than 50 per cent
in feed cost-per-calf over milk
Dr. Marion Bennion, chairman
ol BYU’s Food and Nutrition De
partment, said that a taste panel
could not detect any differences
xn the appearance of the cooked
Equipment Feature At
Penn State Field Day
Demonstrations of harvesters
for fresh market sweet corn
and cabbage will be featured at
a Vegetable Crops Field Day to
be held September 9 at the Hor
ticultural Research Farm of the
Pennsylvania State University
Located, 10 miles west of the
Penn. State campus on State
Route 45, the farm is pait of
the new Agricultural Research
Center at Rock Springs.
Equipment will be demonstra
ted, on a number of sweet corn
and cabbage varieties planted
especially- for this event, accord
ing to C. J. Noll, program chair
man and associate professor of
Field Day visitors are invited
to assemble at the Research
Farm between 9'oo and 9 - 30
a ra on September 9 Lunch will
be available at the faim for a
nominal charge The day’s
events will close about 330
p m
The piogiam will show varie
ty trials involving eight differ
ent kinds of vegetables Weed
control trials will be shown on
several vegetable ciops Nutn
tional studies involving nitro
gen and magnesium will be fea
tured Breeding plots will show
experimental vai leties of. sweet
corn, peppeis, eggplants, and
Tomato plots will show com
parisons, of staked varieties, for
machine harvesting Experi
ments with tomatoes will also
show breeding lines
Convenience Foods
'lt’s possible to have a well-bal
anced meal with little eifoit and
time with the use of convenience
foods, points out Mis Ruth J
Buck, Penn State extension
roods and nutrition specialist A
truit or vegetable salad and a
glass of milk will lound out the
missing nutuents Nututionally
well-balanced meals eveiy day
will piovide the vauety in foods
each peison needs to maintain
his health and vitality for living
Current predictions for the
■state’s tuikey ciop indicate that
1,5§7,000 of the big birds will be
’•aised this year This would top
last year’s figuie by 23 peicent
and be the second largest crop
.since 1956
A suivey by the Pennsylvania
Ci op Repoitmg Seivice bieaks
down the piesent foicast to 1,-
731,000 heavy bleed buds, and
the balance of 256,000 in light
Nationally tuike>s laised in
1969 are expected to total 106 4
million, less than 1 peicent be
low last jear.
Silo filling time is at hand and
moat, or its flavor, odor, Juici- many tons of corn silage will be
ness or tenderness. Dr. Gardner stored in our huge silos in the
added that the chemical compo- com j ng weeks. The danger of
sition (protein, (at) of milk andi s n o gas seems to be on the in
gi am-fed calves is identical at. crease and I'd like to caution all
equal carcass weights. The only f arme rs against this danger. We
major difference in the raw meat have mo re trouble with this.gas
is the intensity of red. Milk-fed j n the past decade because’ we
calf meat is lighter since these are us i n g more fertilizer on our
crlves tend to be anemic. corn crip and the silos are get-
The grain-fed calves were fed ting larger, resulting in a great
primanly barley and 20 per cent ® r concentration of this live
alfalfa hay plus the five per cent stock feed. As the silage-fer
tallow. Dr. Gardner said this was nients, there are a number ot
the first time tallow had been gases that may bp- given off.
added to the diet of grain-fed Farmers are urged to" warn all'
veal calves and only three pound members of their family of this
of feed was required per pound danger and keep them away
of weight gain compared with 11 from the silo. The danger period
pounds of milk for every pound is during the filling operation
of weight gained by milk-fed anc j f or a W eek to ten days after
calves Added tallow results in .. ~ . .
an improved fat color and cover- the Sll ° 18 filled ’ Det£uls of this
mg of the carcass, comparable to problem may be obtained by
milk feeding. contacting our Extension Office.
Smoke town
Ph. Lane. 397-3539
Silo Filling
For Safety's Sake
All poisons and household
chemicals must be kept in their
original containers so they are
used according to directions on
the labels, says Delbert L. Bier
lein, pesticides coordinator with
The Pennsylvania. State Univer
sity Cooperative Extension Ser
vice. He cautions against putting
a chemical, into an empty food
container. Toddlers can’t dis
tinguish food from poison and
will eat or drinK anything.
Keep Quality In Eggs
For best quality, store eggs
promptly and large end up in
your refrigerator, advises Cath
erine Love, Penn State extension
consumer education specialist.
Storing with the large end up
will keep the yolk from sticking
No Other Protein Need When You Feed
• <th t Corning Aves , lox H, Highland
I Pork Station,' Dos .Moines 13, low*
| • Pleas* Send Me Additional inform**
■ tion about Special Tanvilac.
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to the shell and help eggs keep
their natural quality longer. It's
essential to get eggs under re
frigeration as soon as possible
to preserve their quality.
Color it-a Safety Feature
Color is a safety feature to>
consider when buying or making
clothing for children, reminds
Mrs. Ruth Ann Wilson, Pena
State extension clothing special
ist. Light, bright colors for jack
ets and coats are, good choices
and make children-more visible
to motorists on* dark days. If
coats and jackets are of dark
colors, it might be well to use
some bright reflecting tape- on
the fronts and backs of the gar
Feeders Say . • •
"The Most Economical
Feeding Plan of Alt 0
No trouble with scours or eaMfe
Koine off feed. You’ll be more thwt
satisfied with our feedlnc Promi*
for you’ll K«t heelthy stock, quislt
earns at low cost. Remember, there ■
Phone Lane. 397-0751