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4—Lancaster Farming. Saturday. May 20. 1972
Poultry Market Reports
Eastern Pa. and NJ.
Wednesday, May 24
Prices increased ‘Ac on light
type hens as an active processor
demand failed to secure full
needs to operate more than part
time. Trade advices indicate
slightly increased offerings
expected later on in June. Of
fenngs of heavy type hens barely
adequate for a fair call. Prices
paid at farm. Light Type Hens 5-
7‘Ac Mostly 7-7 ‘A in Pa. Mostly
5Vz-6 in N.J.; Heavy Type Hens
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prices have dropped ap
proximately 20 per cent. Mr.
Parks stated that he feels the
Dept, of Agriculture has made a
good investment in the operation
of these Random Facilities and
that every consumer benefits
from the improved efficiencies
from the Test Facility. Eggs are
one of nature’s most perfect
protein foods, being high in the
essential vitamins and minerals.
Participating in the dedication
was William Minnich from the
Pa Dept, of Agriculture. The
Random Facilities are operated
by the Dept, of Agriculture with
E J. Lawless, Chief of the Poultry
and Egg Division, in charge of
the testing program. E. V.
Hammers, a Penn State poultry
graduate, who worked for the
Department as a hatchery and
poultry breeder flock inspector
for many years, assumed the
responsibility of manager of the
facility several months ago.
Hammers replaced -JRiuf Turek
who March. Mr Turek
iiad been manager of the old Egg
Laying Contest for 30 years,
before it was changed over to the
Random Sample Test. These new
Facilities replace the old Lay
Test Facilities in Harrisburg.
Dr David Mac Clay, Acting
Dean of the Penn State College of
Agriculture, spoke briefly
outlining the importance of the
Poultry Industry to Penn-
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Weekly New York Egg Market
(Prom Monday, May 22nd to Friday, May 26th)
Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri.
Fey Ex. Large 32 32 32 32 32
Large 30 30 30 29 29
Mediums 24 24 23 23 23
Pullets 20 20 19 19 19
Peewees 15 15 15 13 13
Fey. Large 33
Standards 26 26 26 25 25
Checks 16V2 16 V 2 16V2 16% 16
Long Tone - Movement improved some for the holiday week
end Undertone still shows a complete lack of confidence.
sylvania’s agriculture. He DelltldrVd
pointed out that the test facilities
evaluate the various economic
traits of birds in the test. Among
the traits measured are feed
conversion, interior egg quality,
egg size, shell thickness, per
centage of egg production,
mortality, and number of days to
maturity. Mr. Hammers
demonstrated how they measure
for interior egg quality using both
the specific gravity test and
measuring albumin height with a
Prior- to the dedication, the
poultry men visited the poultry
Research Facilities on the Penn
State Campus at University
Park. Dr. Glenn Bressler, in
charge of Poultry Management
research, conducted a tour
through his Poultry Waste
JJandlinft.Facility. Also included
was a tour to a remodeled facility
where broiler breeding flocks are
housed on different types of
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Wednesday, May 24
Ready-to-cook movement fair
though continues to be less
aggressive than expected prior to
the Holiday, weekend. Slaughter
schedules continue to be main
tained at a high level in an
ticipation of increased needs for
the Holiday weekend. Less than
trucklot prices held unchanged
on both Plant and U.S. Grade A.
Live supplies ample with weights
tending heavier than desired in
some quarters. Undertone
steady. Pool trucklot prices for
Thursday arrival in the New
York area; U.S. Grade A 28%-32
Mostly 29-29%; Plant Grade 27%-
30 Mostly 28-28%.
Tuesday, May 23
(Prices paid dock weights, cents
per pound, except where noted).
Hens, heavy type 10-23 s mostly
14-20; Pullets, 27-32; Roasters
24%-29; Ducks 39; Rabbits 20-68;
mostly 62-68; Guineas 60-68;
Pigeons (per pr.) 1.15-5.11.
Total coops sold 279.
Auction every Tuesday.
Poultry received Monday 7 P.M.
to 10:30 P.M., Tuesday 7 A.M. to
12 Noon. Sale at 11:30 A.M.
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Beginning the activities of the day at Rough and
Tumble last Saturday was official weighing-in.
This was part of the action Saturday at Rough and
Tumble Saturday at the first tractor pull of the season.
A large crowd of onlookers enjoyed the days event.
New York Eggs
Wednesday, May 24
Prices unchanged on large,
lower on smaller sizes. Local
trading activity slow with out ol
town diversions light to fair on
large. Arrivals generally from
regular shippers restricted to
needs; most additional offerings
consist of mediums with peewees
increasing. Floor stocks ample
on large, fully adequate on
mediums as distributors attempt
to reduce stocks prior to the
holiday weekend. Local
movement slow on browns. Small
whites moving through outside
export channels, dull locally.
Carton demand ranges light to
just fair with movement oc
casionally good for spotty
promotions. Undertone about
steady on large, barely steady on
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