Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 22, 1973, Image 7

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    MCMP Members Aug. Base Milk
Dairy farmer members of the
Maryland Cooperative Milk
Producers, Inc. will receive $B.lO
for base milk and $6.69 for milk in
excess of base delivered in
August, 24 cents per hundred
above the announced Federal
Order number 4 prices.
The record high Federal Order
number 4 price for milk con
taining 3.5 percent butterfat,
coupled with the 24 cent addition
to the Order level, seeks to halt
is the theme of Northeastern '73.
We look for it to be the most spectacular NEPPCO
exposition over which the sun has risen in many
Here’s why. With fluctuating prices . . . uncertain
demand . . . consumerism . . . rising costs . . .
environmentalists and food fads ail coming down hard
on the mdustryman, he wants answers. That’s where
Northeastern ’73 will really shine!
In-depth presentations to give you tomorrow’s short
term and long-term outlook on federal regulations,
exports and imports, feed costs, prices . . . plus full
review of the world’s most successful promotional
programs, transportation outlook, inflation, the im
pact from abroad, and more.
It will be like the good old days in central Pennsyl
vania . . . more exhibits and demonstrations than
we’ve had in many years . . . but with the very latest
in agribusiness products and technology.
Don't forget the Market Egg Show . . . the extensive
youth programs . . . the scheduled meetings of sev-
NEPPCO’s Tomorrow Show: Hershe// Pa./ Ocf. 30 - Nov. 1
the trend away from milk
The August price boost comes
at a time when projections in
dicate the 1973 decline in national
milk production to be the second
largest in 25 years and at a time
when fluid milk sales are solidly
on the increase.
The base price applies to milk
marketed under individual
producer bases established
during the period August through
December, 1972. Present milk
production counts toward 1974
base determinations.
The 24 cent premium for
MCMP members was negotiated
by the Cooperative with local
dairies in a move to insure
adequate milk supplies in the
MCMP Business Manager R. L.
Strock announced the price
premium September 13 following
the monthly announcement of the
Federal Order price. “We
negotiated the higher price to
increase returns to our members
and seek to halt the ever in
creasing number of dairymen
selling their herds because they
can no longer make ends meet.
“During the first eight months
of 1973 approximately 70 farms or
seven percent of our membership
have discontinued milk
production. While in many cases
these herds were small there
were larger ones as well as
reflected in a 5 percent drop in
total production at a time when
fluid milk (Class I) sales are
“We will continue to see further
increases in producer pay prices
in response to further
strengthening in dairy product
prices. It is expected that the
price for base milk will move
above the $9 figure for October
milk deliveries and hold above
the $9 level at least through the
end of the first quarter of 1974 if
the current strong demand for
fluid milk continues.”
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eral industry groups . . . and an all-new display
spectacle: the most effective promotional materials
in the western world.
Absolutely the best, and most reasonable, we can
recall. You will enjoy your stay amid the grandeur
of formal gardens, the plush appointments of yester
year and Old World service.
on registration, secure a preferred accommodation
Get your reservation in early.
NEPPCO / 322 Oxford Valley Rd.
Fairless Hills, Pa. 19030
Phone: 215/547-0190
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Oct. SO-Mm /
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September 22,1973 —
Alfalfa As Cheap Protein
Source Seen
The first pilot plant operation
that produces a bland, white
edible protein concentrate from
fresh, green alfalfa juice is now
in an advanced stage of
development by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture
This protein, developed by a
research team headed by Dr.
George O. Kohler and E. M.
Bickoff, has many potential uses
for feeding the world’s poor. It
can be used to step up the protein
content of such foods as breads,
pastas, soups, stews, gravies,
ground meats, milk substitutes
and other preprocessed foods.
Most of the world’s protein
exists in green leaves. However,
a major portion of this protein is
not consumed directly by humans
because of its high fiber content
and bitter taste.
The Maryland Cooperative
Milk Producers, Inc. numbers
approximately 950 farms
throughout Maryland and into
adjacent areas of Pennsylvania,
Virginia and West Virginia.
Founded in 1918 it has marketed
milk for dairymen to dairies
throughout the milkshed.
The alfalfa juice could come as
a byproduct of the alfalfa
dehydration industry. Additional
juice sources could come from
alfalfa squeezing operations
before ensiling, before feeding as
green chop feed to cattle and
while crushing or crimping
alfalfa prior to hay drying.
The PRO-XAN I process,
previously developed at
Agricultural Reserach Service’s
(ARS) Western Regional
Resarch Center, Berkeley,
Calif., separates the protein and
pigment from freshly squeezed
alfalfa juice. The end product is
dry, fiber-free and high in protein
and is used in the poultry feed
industry. However, protein ex
tracted by this process is not
desireable as human food
because of its strong, grassy
flavor and deep green color.
Recently, this ARS team,
which also includes Dr. Donald
de Fremery, Richard H. Ed
wards, Raymond E. Miller and
Benny E. Knuckles, modified the
PRO-XAN I process to separate
the white protein from the green
protein by controlled heating and
centrifugation steps. The white
protein is then heat precipitated,
washed and dried. This process,
called PRO-XAN 11, produces a
white powder that contains ap
proximately 90 percent protein.
Over 100 gallons alfalfa juice
per hour are now being processed
at the Center’s pilot plant with
about 80 percent of the soluble
white protein in the juice being
recovered. About three pounds of
the protein powder are produced
per hour.
9 sj- >
Few Holds On Catsup
Tomatoes are showing the
biggest increase in consump
tion of any processed veg
etable in the United States
And the reason, experts say,
is all that catsup being
served up by fast food
stands and pizza emporiums
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