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VOL 15 NO. 48
Facts Dairymen
Should Know
By Max Smith
Chan Milker Inflations
Last Longer
A p.oblem on eveiy dany
fmm is keeping milkei inflations
in good condition Clean infla
lions help to pioduco highei
quality milk And they may be
veiy nnpoitant to uddei health
Inflations will last longei if
they’re cleaned eveiy dav, be
cause butteifat giease, and san
itizers reduce inflation life
To clean inflations, fust unse
them in waim watei Then
clean them thoroughly in a dairv
deteigpni propel ly mixed.
Rinse thoroughly and allow them
to dry between milkings An
other tiling sanitize inflations
just before milking so that sam-'
tizers are not in contact with
them for long periods of time.
Another cleaning method that’s
better than hand brushing is an
automatic inflation - washer
When using this method, a CIP
—mdsmasg qlean-in-place—type
-cleaner must-be used? - _
In (addition to cleaning, infla
tions’’ life can be extended by
alternating sets of inflations
eVefy week. Try these sugges
tions arid see if they don’t help
milker inflations last longei.
Three-day Milking School
Dairymen who want to "npiove
their techniques and skills as
milkers snould be interested in
a three-nay milking school to be
held at Penn State in November
The dates are November 10, 11
and 12, 1970, and members of
the Extension staff as well as
faculty cf Penn State’s College
of Agrm J:ure will teach a wide
variety of subjects
Included will be- cow handling
psychology; the anatomy of the
udder; mJkmg routines; and
how a milking machine works
Those «=l»o enroll will also be
taugM l»w to maintain and
clean milking equipment, and
they 7 ® (have a chance to practice
-Registration for the thiee-day
course i c $lO For further infor
mation on the milking school
November 10, 11 and 12, write
to Conferences, Box 6000, Uni
versity Park, Pa 16802
How Much Do Heifers Improve
After The First Lactation?
A clue to the answer can be
found in a study of 100 Holstein
herds, ail in DHIA A total of
1097 heifers freshened with fn st
calf tn taese heids during 1961
and all hare now left the heids
for various reasons Complete
piocurtior. data weie collected
on each ax-mal throughout hei
life in tne herd
Each lactation (305 day
E) *Ss compared with the
cow a heromates as listed on the
DHIA Lactation Report Records
were tnen grouped into live
strata cM >p fifth, 2nd fifth, etc )
On the basis of then fust
lactation®, 234 of the heifeis
ranked jn the bottom fifth The
dairymen gave 122 of these a
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A Registeied Holstein Cow owned by Edwin J Landis, Lam
peter Road, Lancastei, completed the highest 305 day lactation
Ruthie produced 19,811 pounds of milk, 919 pounds of butteifat,
with a 4 6 pei cent test. Second high lactation was completed by
a Registered Holstein Cow owned by Lloyd Wolf. RD2, Quairy
ville Dora produced 23,362 pounds of milk, 880 pounds ot but
terfat with a 3 8 per cent test in 305 days
The herd of Christian K. Lapp, RD2, Gap, had the highest
daily butterfat-average. This herd of 42.0 Registered Holstein
Cows averaged 44.6 pounds of milk, 1.80 pounds of butterfat with
a 40 per cent test The herds of Curtis E Akers, RD2, Quarry
ville and Edwin K. Wise, RDI, Ephrata, placed second The Akers
herd with 38 4 Registered and Grade Holstein cows averaged 48 0
pounds of milk, 1.74 pounds of butterfat with a 3 6 per cent test
The Wise herd with 29.0 Registered Holstein cows averaged 46 2
pounds of milk, 1.74-pounds of butterfat with a 3.8 per cent test
Owner - Name Breed Age Days Milk Test Fat
Edwin J Landis
Ruthie RH 8 6 305 19,811 4 6 919
Benita GrH AO 305 20,373 3 8 765
T Mae RH 4 ' 7 305 16 ’ 622 4 4 725
Lloyd Wolf
? ora RH 6-3 305 23,362 3 8 880
r v, Je ? n xi tp . t RH 510 305 17,307 4 7 805
John & H Farrington
Darlin RH 5-10 305 22,695 3 9 879
Eileen RH 3-1 305 18.232 3 7 666
Henry E. Kettering
£ et RH 10-2 305 19,935 4 4 876
S ~ R H 5-1 305 19,845 3 9 782
Walter E. Mowrer
30 GrH 6-0 305 19,980 4 1 825
...“p,. RH 4-7 305 16,361 4 3 707
Allen K. Risser
Paul V. e Nlssiey *“ 305 2Mi ° 40 821
JotaO? Biter Gl ' H 74 305 18 ’ 233 4 5 818
Benu“s. Belter ° r " " 305 2 « 7 37 818
Lila RH 6-2 305 19,177 4 2 813
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Congressman Eshleman Visits
Seven Lancaster County Farms
Congressman Edwin D. Eshle
man visited seven Lancaster
County farms Thursday to dis
cuss his views on federal legis
lation and answer questions.
Several neighbors gathered at
each farm to hear the Congiess
man, ask questions and discuss
pioblems of paiticular concein
to themselves
The farms Congressman Eshle
man visited were Robeit Hess,
Stiasbuig RDI, Ivan Yost
Christiana RDI, Jesse Wood,
Nottingham RD2, James Kieider,
Quanyville RDI, Roy Shertzei,
Lancastei RD6, Amos Funk, Mil
leisville RDI, and Ernest Le
fevei, Lancastei RD2
At his first stop, the Hess
faim. Congressman Eshleman ie
peated his opposition to the fed
eial faim piogiam Although
the farm bill passed the house,
Congressman Eshleman voted
against it. The Senate, however,
Lancaster Farming, Saturday. October 24,1970
did not act on the issue before
adjournment and status of the
bill in the Senate was reported
uncei tain
Eshleman said some large
farmers would be hint by the
absense o 1 federal farm sub
sidies, some to the extent that
they would have to get out of
farming Because some would
be hurt, Eshleman said he favois
a “phasing out bill” that would
lemove the government subsidies
ovei a penod of fom 01 five
yeais This would give a moie
ordeily transition, he indicated
One faimei noted that as soon
as meat pnces go up, theie’s
a big mciease m impoits
Eshleman said he’s concerned
if such impoited meat is m
speeded as well as the meat in
this country If not, he indicat
ed, the impoiters have an unfau
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Farmers Plan 71
Cucumber Crop
About 45 to 50 laimeis tinned
out Thuisdtu night to discuss
the lesulls oi the 1970 cucumbei
ci op in Lancastei Countv and
plan foi the 1971 ciop, accoid
mg to Haivej Good ol Intel
couise, field lepiesentatue loi
Oxtoid Pickle Company
Good said Oxford Pickle will
continue the ciop in 1971 and
v’lll be aiming loi moie than
100 acies About 82 acres weie
planted this yeai, the second foi
cucumbei s in this aiea
Good said the average yield
this yeai was down fiom a yeai
ago Average yield was 503
bushels per aeie with a top yield
of 1156 Last year the average
was 622
Good attributed the decline
primarily to rains at planting
time and higher levels of weeds
because of the rainy season this
On improving the crop yields
next year, the discussion in
cluded the reed for soil testing
as a guide to getting the proper
Flag Pole at Farm Center
To Memorialize Plastow
The Plastow Memorial Com
mittee has decided to erect a
flag pole and flag at the Farm
and Home Center in memory of
the late Victor W E. Plastow
A Penn State extension agent
in Lancaster County since 1954,
Plastow died July 18 after a life
time of service to the dairy in
A fund drive to raise $l,OOO
to pay for cost of purchasing
the flag pole and flag and erect
the pole will begin immediate
ly. A plaque commemorating
Plastow also will be placed on
the pole, it was decided
Contributions from interest
ed individuals, organizations oi
firms are welcomed and a spec
ial effort is underway to con
tact various 4-H clubs, dairy or
ganizations, feed and dairy con
cerns, and dairy-related organi
zations, Max Smith, Lancastei
County agricultural agent, said
The goal is to collect the
money by lettei and peisonal
contact within the next two
The flag pole was approved
by the Memonal Committee at
a meeting Monday It had been
mfoimally agreed in county
dairying cncles since Plastow’s
death that a memonal would be
chosen, but it was decided that
the' various interested gioups
would take a joint approach
At the Monday meeting, the
Memonal Committee elected
the following officers Elvm
Hess Jr, Strasburg RDI, chair-
man; Jay Landis. Lancaster
RD6, vice chairman, and Don-
$2.00 Per Year
nuliients into the soil As a re
sult of not having the pioper
balance of nutiicnts this vear,
man\ gioweis had too muck
vine giovvth and not enough cu
cumbei giowth Good explained.
It was also noted that some
gioweis let the cueumbeis get
too laige befote picking The
leal large cueumbeis aren’t us
able and they ‘ sap the vine,”
Good explained
Seldomridge Re-Elected
Fred G Seldomridge was re
elected chairman of the county
Agricultural Stabilization and
Conservation Committee at an
election recently.
John Herr was elected to a
three-year term and chosen as
vice chairman, for 1971.
Alternate members elected
for one-year terms were B.
Snavely Garber, first alternate
and Forney Longenecker, sec
ond alternate.
aid S Eby, Gordonville RDI,
Other members of the seven
member committee are. Burnell
'Buchen. Manheim RD3, 4-H
clubs representative;
Charles E Cowan, Lancaster,
dairy field-men representative;
Robert Keene, Lancaster, milk
dealers representative, and
Melvin R. Stoltzfus, Ronks RD2,
dairy breed associations repre
A dedication ceremony will
be held when the flag pole ie
completed, it was'agreed.
Farm Calendar
Saturday October 34
8 ani-5 pm Southeastern.
Pennsylvania Farm Tractor
Pull open competition at
Rough and Tumble Museum,
Route 30, 13 miles east of
Lancastei Rain or shine
3 4pm Lancaster County
Semoi Extension Club, Hal
loween paity foi children at
Chust’s Childien’s Home,
8 a m -12 noon—Warwick FHA.
bake sale, Lititz fire hall.
C 15 p m —Faim Women Society
4, Gentlemen’s night dinner.
Willow Valiev Motor Inn.
Monday, October 26
Pennsylvania State Grange 98th.
Convention, Meadville, Octo
ber 26-29
Third International Poultry In
dustiy Exposition, Cincm
nati Exposition Center, Cin
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