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— Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 27, 1972
We Need The Labs
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how important these iabs are to Penn
sylvania livestock and, especially, poultry
The rumors said that the Evans City and
Tunkhannock labs were being closed on
the recommendation of a committee called
the Governor’s Review of Government
Management. Some of the rumors even
said that ALL the labs were to be closed. As
far as we can find out, these rumors are
And it's just as well. According to one
authority, Pennsylvania's present set-up is
comparable to other states with extensive
poultry industries. Presently in this state
there are about 16 million layers, 60 million
broilers and 2.25 million turkeys. A disease
epidemic could seriously cripple our
Right now in California, for example,
federal and state authorities are working
together to control an outbreak of
Newcastle disease. They have slaughtered
3 million birds, inoculated 20 million more
and have spent nearly $5 million in the
California is on the way to winning this
battle, and they’re depending heavily on
labs like the ones here. Without the labs,
the chances of winning would probably be
No matter what happens, Lancaster
County farmers would probably not be
greatly affected They use the Harrisburg
laboratory, which has never been
recommended for closing.
The danger would come if a disease like
Newcastle were to gam a foothold in the
areas surrounding Butler or Wyoming
counties Because these areas are a good
three hour drive from State College, far
mers aren't as liable to get their birds
tested as quickly as they would be if a lab
were more convenient.
The committee felt that a savings of
$73,000 per year could be realized by
closing these labs One reliable source,
however, said it would actually cost more
to close the labs because the work they
now do would have to be contracted from
other less convenient labs.
At any rate, we feel keeping open is
cheap insurance especially m light of the
California, (the labs) experience. We
applaud the work of the laboratory staffs,
and the efforts by Secretary McHale and
Raymond Kersteder to keep all the labs
Help Us Serve You
If your organization didn’t make our farm calendar
this week, it’s not because we don’t like you or your or
We may have missed it in the rush. Or maybe you for
got to tell us.
Either way, we’d like to extend our farm community
service to you.
To get on the Farm Calendar, remind us by calling
394-3047 oi 626-2191 or by writing to Lancaster Fanning, 22
E Main St, Lititz, Pa. 17543. And help us serve you better.
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