Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, March 04, 1972, Image 1

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    Vol. 17 No. 15
Lancaster County 4-H representatives
are shown recently presenting a $750
check to the National 4-H Center on
Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D. C.
Left to right are: Grant Schrum, national 4-
H center director, accepting the check;
Miss Joan B. Lucas, assistant .Lancaster
County home economist, presenting the
check; Mrs. Susan Doyle, Lancaster
County nutrition assistant, and N. Alan
Bair, assistant Lancaster County ag agent.
Some 27 Pennsylvania counties have
Organic Holds Open House
Organic Plant Food Company
held an open house in its new
facilities at 2313 Norman Road
near Conestoga Valley High
school last Saturday, February
The firm moved to the new
location on January 1. Con
struction began in June 1971. The
open house was given to show
fanners the new facilities and
types of services and programs
now available.
Organic was previously located
on Grofftown Road, Lancaster,
In This Issue
Ag Teacher Report 23
Classified Ads 41,42,43
Dairy Day 17
Editorial Page 10
Market Section 2,3,4
McSparran Feature 26
Sale Register 35,36,37
Women’s News 27,28,29
See two articles on messages of
speakers at the annual Ortho
banquet—an appeal for a strong
and unified farm economy on
page 6, and a strong recom
mendation to keep fertility levels
high for alfalfa on page 14.
“The New Pork” and a new
way of promoting it by local hog
producers is featured on page 25.
For most of us, plastic means
modern gadgets and what-nots.
For a Lititz ex-farmer plastic
means life itself. “Don’t put it
off,’’ he advises on page 8.
Elsewhere, see article on bog
cholera on page 22, on acid corn
storage on page 18 and numerous
but the site was taken by the state
for the new Route 23.
Bill Brubaker, Organic
president, noted that the new
building includes rail siding for
receiving bulk materials, a
service which was previously not
Brubaker explained that the
bulk rail service will lower costs
of some materials. Also,' the firm
expects to be able to provide
better service to farmers because
effort which was previously
devoted to bringing supplies into
the local area can now be spent in
getting them out to farmers.
The new plant actually is no
larger than the previous facility,
but is much better designed and
includes greater storage
capacity. Included is increased
bulk dry materials storage space
and new liquid nitrogen service.
The open house program in
cluded a slide presentation by
Stauffer Chemical Company on
“Miracle on the Land’’ showing
the present ecology movement
and how it affects the farmer.
Other chemical companies
having displays and represen
tatives to discuss issues with
farmers included Geigy, Shell
Chemical and Niagra Chemical.
Organic had its rental equip
ment and most of its custom
equipment on display, including
liquid nitrogen applicator,
anhydrous ammonia application
equipment, and both custom and
rental equipment for dry fer
tilizer materials.
Among those assisting
Brubaker in setting up the
■program were Don. .Dodson.,. .
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, March 4,1972
presented an average of $570 each, while
four have raised over $l,OOO for the new
Each state in the U.S. has made a pledge
to pay off the 4-H Center debt. Penn
sylvania has pledged $lOl,OOO over a
three-year period.
The local contribution was made during
the 4-H in-service training conference at
the center from February 21 to February
organic vice president, and Lloyd
Hess, Organic office manager.
While the weather was not
favorable, Brubaker reported
that farmers came steadily all
day and the overall turnout was
very good.
Butterfat Output Should Be Played Down, Speakers Say
Ephrata Young Farmers were
advised this week to place their
emphasis on milk production
rather than butterfat production.
The advice was given to 16
Young Farmers by Dr. Charles
Livak, Penn Dairies quality
control specialist, and Dr. Sid
Barnard, Penn State University
Extension specialist, during a
tour by the Young Farmers
Thursday of the Penn Dairies
processing plant, Lancaster.
The two emphasized that
consumers have changed their
preference from milk with high
butterfat content to milk with
high protein content.
Low-fat milks and cheeses and
products with high solids-not-fat
content are increasingly popular
with consumers, it was reported.
A new type of milk test with
emphasis on protein is expected
in the future and this test will put
emphasis on nutrition of milk
Two key points in Dr. Livak’s
summary to the Young Farmers
were; “Keep it clean and keep it
cold.” This applies to the
processor and consumer, as well
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Poultry Meeting Set
The third of three poultry
educational meetings has been
scheduled for 7:30 p.m Thur
sday, March 9 at the Farm and
Home Center
General subjects will include
the public image of the egg and
what can be done to improve it
and a legislative report The
meeting will include an up to date
report on the market order check
off and the Fowl Adjustment Act.
“The Egg and Your Heart” will
be the topic of Dr L A Wilhelm
Approved SMV Sign Firms Listed
Pennsylvania State Police this
week released a list of companies
which are manufacturing slow
moving vehicle (SMV) signs
acceptable for use under the new
state law which requires them on
vehicles, except buggies, which
travel at speeds less than 25 miles
per hour.
The signs manufactured by
some of these companies are
available at local farm retail
The list of companies and their
addresses, compiled and
authorized by the Pennsylvania
Department of Transportation, is
as follows: Ag-Tronic, Inc.,
Fanny Flag, 1801 W. B Street,
Hastings, Neb.; American Decal
and Manufacturing Co., 4100 W.
Fullerton Ave., Chicago;, 111.;
Bry-Nad Sign Co., P. O. Box 1,
Delphos, Ohio; Clark-Smith
Enterprises, P. O. Box 5526,
Columbus, Ohio; Kunda Sign Co.,
1220 Dekalb St., King-of-Prussxa,
Pa.; 3-M Co., Traffic Control
Division, 2501 Hudson Rd., St.
Paul, Minn.; Safety Vehicle Co.,
7024 Linden, Indianapolis, Ind.;
Slow Moving Vehicle Emblem,
as the farmer, he stated.
Dr. Barnard reported that
seven per cent of off-flavor
problems in milk are related to
feed. Poor ventilation in barns is
one of the biggest causes of off
flavor in milk coming from the
farm, he stated.
Cows milked over 12 months
can produce rancid milk and
have a higher leukocyte count
than normal.
Dr. Barnard also warned
farmers of the dangers of
Farm Calendar
Monday, March 6
7 p.m. Red Lion Young Farmer
banquet, Airville Fire Hall.
7:30 p.m. Elm-Penryn 4-H
Community club, Penryn Fire
8 p.m. Lancaster County
Poultry Association board of
directors meeting. Farm and
Home Center.
Tuesday, March 7
9 a.m. 3 p.m. Lancaster
County Dairy Day, Farm and
Home Center.
12 Noon - 3 p.m. Pennsylvania
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$2.00 Per Year
of the Poultry and Egg National
Board, Chicago
Richard I Ammon, NEPPCO
executive director, will give a
legislative report
Jay W Irwin, associate Lan
caster County ag agent, who will
conduct the poultry meeting, also
reminded that a farm part
nership meeting covering father
son agreements, corporate
structure and regular part
nerships will be held at 7 30 p.m
Thursday, March 16 in the Farm
and Home Center.
University Station, P. 0. Box
3122, Columbus, Ohio
Sgt. Donald Hollywood, Lan
caster State Police barracks
traffic sergeant, emphasized that
the stick-on or non-metal type of
signs have not been approved for
While the signs are not legally
mandatory on buggies, their use
is being encouraged, Hollywood
Kauffman Voted
DHIA President
Robert L. Kauffman Jr, Peach
Bottom RD2, was elected
president of the Lancaster
County DHIA at a meeting
Monday night at the Farm and
Home Center.
Nathan Stoltzfus, Gap RDI,
was elected vice president and
Henry E. Kettering, Lititz RD3,
was named secretary.
Reelected for three years
terms were: Jacob Houser,
treasurer, and Wilbur Houser,
head supervisor. Both are from
washing cows with sponges and
cloths, because of bacteria
build-ups in these materials and
the spreading of these bacteria
from cow to cow. He suggested
using paper towels, with no towel
being used on more than one
If cloths are used, they should
be thoroughly cleaned and dried
between milkings. In no case
should a sponge ever be used,
according to Dr. Barnard.
He also emphasized that milk
should never be exposed to
sunlight because it oxidizes milk
in a short time and gives it “a
cardboard flavor.” Farmers are
not guilty of this nearly as much
as consumers, he noted.
It was noted that ADA
presently is sponsoring seminars
for store managers to improve
the role of the stores in main
taining milk quality and getting a
better product to the consumer.
Dr. William Johnstone, Penn
State University ag economics
specialist, will conclude the four
part milk marketing course at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday March 7 at
Ephrata High School ag
department with a discussion of
state and federal milk marketing