Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 14, 1971, Image 4

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    4—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 14,1971
Poultry Market Reports
Weekly New York Egg Market
Wednesday, August 11
Ready-to-cook movement fair
but generally a little less ag
gressive than past couple of
days. Slaughter schedules cur
tailed slightly in instances
Less than trucklot prices un
changed on both plant and U.S.
Grade A. Advance inquiry good,
however final negotiations at
present limited to an occasional
load of plant grade at 27% cent.
Live supplies fully adequate.
Undertone firm.
Negotiated trucklot prices 2-
3# ready to cook broilers and'
fryers for delivery next week.
U.S. Grade A Plant Grade
Pool trucklot prices for
Thursday arrivals in the New,
York area: U.S. Grade A 28% -
30% M 28%-29 Plant Grade 1
27%-29 M 27%-28.
Special packs including 1%-2
3%i# sizes TFEWR.
Eastern Pa. and N. J.
Wednesday, August 11
Prices generally unchanged
though trending slightly higher
on light type hens. Increased
offerings noted in several
quarters; however, generally
short of full processors needs.
Demand fair for limited offer
ings of heavy type hens. Prices
paid at farm.
Light type Hens 4%-7 Mostly
• 50,000 mutts surge capacity
• 16,000 watts continuous duty
• Slow speed—lloo RPM operation
• Cool running triple chain drive transmission
• Heavy duty motor starting
• Close voltage regulation
• Meets NEMA codes
• Heavy duty construction
• Induction hardened input shaft
• Rain proof construction
• Completely wired control box
• Three phase available
•SEE IT AT.'..
2111 Stone Mill Rd.
Lancaster, Pa. 17603
Ph. (717) 392-5722
From Monday, August 9 to Friday, August 13
Fey. Ex. Lg.
Fey. Large 41% 41% 41% 42 42
Mediums Unquoted
Pullets Unquoted
Peewees Unquoted
Standards 35 35 35 35 32
Checks 18 18 18 18 18
Tone Accumulation of large whites showing at more
plants and buying interest shortly curtailed.
Copyright 1971 by Urner Barry Publications
6%-7 in Penna. Mostly 5%-6 in
New Jersey.
Heavy type Hens TFEWR.
Tuesday, August 10
(Prices paid dock weights, cents
per pound, except where noted)
HENS, Heavy Type 5-17%
mostly 7-12; PULLETS 18%-30
22-27; ROASTERS 2-25, 18-25;
DUCKS 32-32%; RABBITS 10-
44, 20-35; GUINEAS 1.45-1.48;
PIGEONS (per pair) 51-2.75,
Total coops sold 375.
Southern Corn
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were slated to be among those
to attend the meeting.
In a news release from Chester
County Extension, Chester Coun
ty agents stated, “The recent
rainy period has triggered a
rapid spread and development of
the disease in the Southern
Chester County area. Northern
Chester County appears to be
less affected at this time.”
In summarizing what is known
about the situation at this time.
Max Smith, Lancaster County ag
agent, said Friday morning,
“The blight has spread during
the past week. In many fields
that didn’t show much last week,
the blight has now moved up
above the ears.
“We are recommending that
some corn should be sprayed two
New York Eggs
Wednesday, August 11
Prices occasionally higher on
mediums and smalls, balance
unchanged. Receipts contained
a heavy proportion of mediums
and lighter weights from East
ern producers while arrivals
from southern points tended to
the large and extra large cate
gory. Trading stocks liberal on
mediums; fully adequate on
extra large and ample on other
sizes. Demand continues season
ally slow and unaggressive al
though exporters re-entering
the market helped stabilize
smalls. Carton orders are, at
best fair.
or three times with dithane M 45
or Mangate 200 to cover the
leaves.” The object is to coat the
leaves, stopping the blight while
the corn moves from the
milk stage to the dent stage,
Smith said.
He said it is now felt that in
fields where the blight is well
established, the leaves will be
dead within a week to 10 days.
It is believed that most corn
in the county needs two weeks
to three weeks to mature.
An alternative to spraying,
Smith said, is to harvest the
blighted corn as silage. While
early harvest as silage would
not result in full feed'value of
the corn, it would avoid a total
loss from blight and avoid the ef
fort and expense of spraying.
Many local farmers traditionally
harvest part of their corn crop
as silage. Many also have part
of their fields this year planted
with N or resistant varieties.
As much as one-third of the local
corn is believed to be N, with up
to another one-third blend. By
harvesting the non-resistant var-
Wed. Thurs.
Blight Spreads
Annual Co. Swine Producers
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he said many others were pres
ent for the afternoon program.
Dr. Larry C. Johnson, USDA’s
Beltsville research staff, told of
successful government experi
ments using frozen semen and
controlling the estrus cycle in
While Dr, Johnson said he
does not consider frozen semen
to be on “a practical basis” that
will make it available throughout
the industry yet, he said the
basic techniques are well estab
lished. He indicated he thinks
semen will be available industry
wide at reasonable cost in the
He said general use of artifi
cial insemination will greatly
speed up the genetic improve
ment process and aid in reduc
ing diseases among the animals.
It will also enable the best
boars to be used widely and al
low an old boar to be used on
young sows.
Only one firm, located in Wis
consin, Dr. Johnson said, is now
artifically inseminating swine
in the U.S. ■on a commercial
In the afternoon, Dr. Kendall L.
Dolge, Agway livestock nutri
tionist, Buffalo, N. Y., presented
a slide tour of the Cooperative
Research Farm in Lexington,
In one experiment, blighted
corn was fed to the hogs with
no noticable effect. But the hogs
indicated the severely blighted
corn was unpalatable they
didn’t like to eat it.
Dr. Larry Price, veterinarian
and research nutritionist for
Allied Mills Inc., Libertyville,
111., told swine producers they
need the proper nutritional pro-
ieties as silage and allowing the
resistant corn to mature, it is
felt many farmers can minimize
blight loss.
Arnold Lueck, associate Lan-
caster County ag agent, said he
plans to attend the Chester
County meeting and the hope is
that officials will have a fairly
good picture of the extent of
the corn blight threat by early
next week.
Donald Robinson, Eastern
Lancaster County School District
vo-ag teacher, said he has found
the blight to be spread quite ex
tensively throughout the corn
fields of his Young Farmer Asso
ciation students in the New Hol
land area.
A meeting was held with the
Young Farmers Thursday morn
ing on the issue. Speaking at
the meeting was John Weidman,
who just returned from surveys
and meetings on the corn blight
situation in Indiana.
USDA Reports indicated that
the most extensive corn blight
damage so far has occurred in
gram for their hogs to avoid
Dr. Price, who said his main
interest is animal health, warned
that heavily used areas of a hog
pen cannot be cleaned up proper
ly by fogging. The area must
be washed, he said, using iodine
" with a high pressure hose.
Rodent control measures must
taken at least twice a year, he
said, and done as a neighborhood
project to prevent rats-from
merely moving to another loca
He also stressed the impor
tance of fly control and keeping
birds out of confinement areas,
as both carry numerous kinds of
When tail biting is a problem,
he said, there is usually a large
percentage of anemic animals
in the pen. “Get iron before
Sick pigs cannot compete for
feed and should be placed in a
hospital pen until recovered.
Keep the number of animals
in any one pen low and you’ll
keep social discipline at a mini
mum, he said.
There is no truth to stories of
“protein poisoning”. Dr. Price
said. Hog rations, he said,
should include 16 per cent pro
tein along with a good amino
acid balance.
Feeder pigs need a high pro
tein starter ration, he said, to
generate their resistance factor.
Tooths Make Canvass
About a dozen Lancaster
County youths bought by
Muncy-Chief at the recent Farm
and Home Center slave auction
conducted a door to door re
search canvass for the firm
Thursday, according to Milton
Hoffman, of Muncy-Chief.
Each youth visited from 10 to '
15 farmers.
Illinois and Indiana and parts of
Smith said the spray -being
recommended can be applied
either from pressure sprayers
from the ground, requiring driv
ing through the field at about
30 row intervals, or from the air.
Agrotors, Inc., Gettysburg
RDI, was reported to have sev
eral helicopters in service in
Southeastern Pennsylvania, with
some applications already slated
for Lancaster County. Robinson
said some of his Young (Farmers
have signed up for the service.
Robinson said the firm is con
tending that only one application
will he necessary if “extenders”
are added that make the applica
tion stick to the leaves longer.
Robinson indicated the firm is
quoting a cost of about $5 per
acre per application without the
extenders and about $7 to $8
with the extenders.
_ Lueck noted that the corn con
tinues to he hit hy yellow leaf
blight. While this blight aggra
vates the blight problem, Lueck
does not consider it the major
threat represented by Southern