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— Lancaster Farming. Saturday. August 22.1970
State’s Horticultural Processing By-Products Hate High Nutrient Value
Major New Pa. Livestock Feed Eyed
Ammnl scientists, looking for
new roughage feeds for live
stock, may have a suitable pro
duct from the hoiticultural pro
cessing plants of the nation, it
was suggested lecenlly at the
62nd annual meeting of the
Ameiican Society of Animal Sci
ence at Pennsylvania State Uni
Readily available feedstuffs
■ow being consideied as silage
Eastern Milk Producers Urges
Milk Import Loopholes Closed
John C. York, General Man
ager of Eastern Milk Producers
Cooperative Association in Syra
cuse. N.Y. recently charged
foreign producers and exporters
of dairy products with under
mining domestic markets of this
country’s dairy farmers by the
use of loopholes in United States
In discussing a statement filed
by Eastern Milk Pioducers be
fore the United States Tariff
Commission, York stated that
imports of ice cream during the
first five months of 1970 weie
18.940,000 pounds, as against no
imparts at all in the correspond
ing months a year earlier.
Imports of chocolate ciumb,
containing less than 5 5 per cent
butterfat, were 3,422,000 pounds
from January to May 1970. None
was imported during the coires
ponding months a year earlier.
Imports of animal feeds con
taining daily ingredients totaled
5 8 million pounds from January
to May 1970 In all oi 1968. only
2 4 million pounds weie im
pelled They rose to 10 million
pounds in 1969
Imports of cheese containing
0 5 pei cent butte, rat oi less
have risen fi om 2 9 million
pounds in all of 1969 to 4 5 mil
lion pounds fiom Januaiy to May
Imports oi lactose have also
increased Fiom January to May
1969 they amounted to 447,000
pounds, but increased to 2,320,-
000 during the same months in
The pressuie of foieign sup
plies on American dauv markets
is intensified by the woild siu
plus of daily pioducts, which is
seeking a market wheievei it
can find it Foieign exooiteis
will try any device in oidei to
sell in Amencan markets
The United States Department
of Agriculture has foi a number
of years supported the price of
manufacturing milk produced in
the United States It has pur
chased butter, cheese and skim
milk powdei at an announced
support pi ice At piesent the sup
port puce is $4 66 pei hundred
weight of milk Duimg the mar
keting year Apul 1969 thiough
March 1970, the Department of
Agriculture puichased, in teims
of milk equivalent, 4 4 billion
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Akron patrons to avoid a toll
include apple and potato peels
and coies, giape and tomato
skins and seeds, and pea and
com cannery wastes, announced
M, L Borger, giaduate assistant
in animal science at Penn State.
Borger indicated fruit and veg
etable processing plants in Penn
sylvania put out an estimated
240,500 tons of waste each year.
Such wastes aie now used pri
marily for compost or land-fills.
pounds of milk, which is equal
to four pei cent of the total milk
marketed in the country. The
cost was §232 million It is ex
pected to rise to $430 million
during the current marketing
Imports of dairy products in
terfere materially with, and
threaten, the dairy-price support
program of the Department of
Agriculture, a development in
consistent with Section 22 of the
Agricultural Adjustment Act, as
amended, York said.
The buying operations are
vitiated as the products pur
chased are replaced by imports.
Were the Government to buy ad
ditional amounts equivalent to
the imports, only more imports
would come in There would be
no end to this process.
Eastern Milk Producers Coop
erative Association, Inc., urges
that imports of the articles in
question be restricted by the
imposition of quotas based upon
average quantities imported dur
ing some period prior to 1968.
Wheie no impoits took place, the
quota should be established at
a zeio figuie, Yoik concluded.
Purina Dairy Conditioner Special can prepare
cows for good production at low cost
John J. Hess, 11, Inc.
Formers Assn., Inc.
The 240 500 tons of ho'.ticultural
waste would support an esti
mated 56.000 cattle, weighing 600
pounds each, for 200 days.
The four-day national confer
ence at Penn State fealuied 400
technical reports, committee
meetings, special progiams for
wives and childien, and an
awards banquet. Over 1,000
Amencan Society of Animal Sci
ence members attended.
Boiger and Dr Lowell L. Wil
son compaied nutritive values for
the hoiticultural wastes with
that of corn silage as cattle feed.
From a nutrient standpoint, the
researchers concluded that apple
waste was worth $1 51 more per
ton than corn silage The com
parative values weie $ll 51 per
ton for apple waste and $lO for
This value would allow apple
waste to be economically trans
ported 200 miles from the plant
and blown into a silo, Borger
said. For cost comparison, corn
silage could only be transported
175 miles for putting into a silo.
Apple waste has been used suc
cessfully as beef cattle feed at
Penn State for several years, it
was pointed out.
The pesticide level in the waste
must be monitored in the car
casses of the fed cattle, Borger
cautioned. As yet, this pesticide
monitoring is a “stumbling
block” for the widespread use of
wastes by cattlemen. However,
pesticide levels in horticultural
wastes have been decreasing over
the past few years.
Borger presented calculated
relative values and feasible
transportation distances for
other horticultural wastes.
Com cannery waste has a nu
tritive value of $9 31 per ton and
could be transported economic
ally 150 miles. Grape waste is
worth $4 14 per ton and could be
If you’re not among the many good local
dairymen who have started mixing
Purina Dairy Conditioner Special with
your own gram to build a research
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check into this low-cost way of feeding
Purina Dairy Conditioner is a 16 percent
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guard against milk fever.
To help you save on dry cow feeding,
Purina Research recommends varying
feeding levels, depending on cow condi
tion and the quality of your roughages.
For example, if a cow is in good condi
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fair condition and if the roughages were
of only fair quality.
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James High & Sons
tianspoitcd foi GO miles Pea
canneiy waste is worth $8 59 per
ton for transporting 125 miles.
Nutritive value of potato waste
was calculated at $7.17 pci ton
when moved 100 miles And to
mato wastes could be moved
economically for 60 miles at a
nutritive value of $4.53 pel ton.
However, more research is
Penn State scientists believe needed concerning the best meth
hese horticultuial wastes could ods of feeding such silage.
Ira. B. Landis
1912 Creek Hill Rd., Lane.
be a tiemendous source of addi
tional feeds for beef cattle in
Pennsylvania Such feeds could
mcieasc the amount of beet pro
duced in the stale They would
also help soKe a waste disposal
problem for hoiticultuiai pro
Using Purina Check-R-Mix * formulas we
can build you a low-cost diy cow ration,
combining Purina Dany Conditioner
with your grain. Or, if you’re feeding
low-protein roughages, it may pay you
to feed Dairy Conditioner “straight’'
just as it comes from the bag.
More and more successful aiea dairymen
are proving that good diy cow feeding
pays off in extia cow condition and
extra milk production in the next lacta
tion For example, 100 to 200 pounds of
additional body weight at fieshening can
pav off in 1,000 to 2,000 pounds of extra
milk during the lactation.
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We’ll be glad to point out how Purina
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John B. Kurtz
R. D. 3, Ephrata
Wenger's Feed Mill