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6—Lancaster Farming. Saturday, 1 December 29, 1973
DEC. 31,1973 - JAN. 6,1974
Welcome in the glad new year.
Best time to buy next year’s Christmas cards . . . Calvin
Coolidge died Jan. 5, 1933 . . . First quarter of the Moon
Jan. 1. . . Raccoons are sparking now ... Average length of
days for the week, 9 hours, 8 minutes (days begin lengthening
now) . . . Amelia Bloomer first started wearing them this
week in 1849 . . . First day of week last day to make New
Year’s resolutions ... No U.S. debt Jan. 1842 ... Water gone
over the dam won’t run the mill wheel.
Old Fanner’s Riddle; What has two thumbs and no fingers?
We’ll send a copy to any
one who wants it. Just send 75<t (includes postage) to Old
Farmer’s Almanac, P.O, Box OF A, Dublin, New Hampshire
Home Hints A lemon rind dipped in salt will remove most corrosion or
tarnish from brass . . Use old plastic bags from the dry-cleaners to
store dust-free screens ... Riddle answer • a pair of mittens.
OLD FARMER’S WEATHER FORECASTS
New England: Cloudy and cold to start, then flurries by mid
week; partial clearing and very cold latter part.
Greater New York-New Jersey: Begins cloudy, then cold with
flurries by midweek; end of week clear and very cold.
Middle Atlantic Coastal: Clear and mild at first, then becoming
very cold; week ends mostly clear and cold.
Southeast Coastal-Piedmont: First part of week cloudy and
cool; clear and cold latter part, then rain on weekend.
Florida: Pleasant at first, then rain central and north; light
rain throughout region latter part, then clear and cool over
Upstate & Western N.Y.-Toronto & Montreal: Light snow to
start, then becoming very cold through end of week.
Greater Ohio Valley; Begins cloudy, then cold with flurries;
end of week partially clear and warmer with intermittent
Deep South: Cloudy and cold at first, then rain along Gulf
and in east; generally clear latter part, then rain on weekend.
Chicago and Southern Great Lakes: First part of week cold with
light snow; end of week clear but flurries in east.
Northern Great Plains-Grcat Lakes: Week begins cold, then
light snow in east and cloudy in west; partly cloudy and
slightly warmer latter part.
Central Great Plains: Cold to start, then intermittent snow
fall; end of week sunnier and warmer but flurries on
Texas-Oklahoma; Cloudy and cold at first, then light rain
along flurries in north; generally fair latter part,
but rain central and Gulf.
Rocky Mountain Region; Week begins clear and very cold, then
warming; end of week partly cloudy in central and north but
clear in east.
Southwest Desert: Generally clear and cool all week; high
temperatures near 60s and lows near 30.
Pacific Northwest: Light rain or freezing ram to start with
(snow in mountains), then moderately heavy ram continuing
to end of week.
California: Week begins rainy in north, cloudy in south and
snow in mountains, then ram in south; ram throughout
region latter part.
(All Kushts Reserved Yankee Inc. Dublin, N H 03444)
OF POULTRY HOUSES AND VEAL PENS
BARRY L. HERR
1744 Pioneer Road, Lancaster, Pa.
Formerly operated by Maynard L Beitzel
LANCASTER CO. DAIRYMEN
pp. American Breeder Service
HB& fakes great pleasure in introducing
H JAMES N. CHARLES,
796 Stoney Battery Road, Landisville, Pa., 717-898-8694.
Jim will be providing service m Manor Township and Northwestern Lancaster
Co He is an experienced technician with a life time of dairy and beef background.
Jim will be providing service immediately
Call Jim or your local ABS Representative for service to the Great Battery of
ABS Plus Proven Sires At ABS there are 28 regular priced bulls - average P D
Ask the Old Farmer: I un
derstand that the 1974 edi
tion of The Old Farmer’s
Almanac came out last
month. Maybe it’s because
I’m way out in the sticks,
but I can’t find it on my
newsstand. How can I get
a copy? J.L., Estherville,
We’d like to think they’re
all sold out, but chances
are we just missed getting
copies to your section.
Pa. Auction Summary
15 Livestock Markets
Week Ending December 21
CATTLE 4086. Compared with
4961 head last week, and 4477
head a year ago. Compared with
last week’s market, slaughter
steers strong to $2 higher.
Slaughter cows mostly $1 to $3
higher. Slaughter bullocks 75
cents to $1.75 higher. Slaughter
bulls active and strong.
STEERS: High Choice and
Prime 42.10-43.35, Choice 41.50-
43.75, few to 45.00, Good 38.75-
43.25, Standard 38.00-41.00.
HEIFERS: Few Choice 38.25-
43.50, Good 36.50-40.00, few
Standard 35.85-37.75, few Utility
COWS: Utility & High Dressing
Cutter 33.50-38.50, Cutters 31.60-
35.50, Canners 28.50-32.50, Shells
down to 25.00.
BULLOCKS: Choice 44.50-
46.75, Good 42.00-45.25, Standard
38.50-42.85, Utility 36.90-38.85.
BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2 1100-
2000 pounds 40.00-46.00.
CALVES 3027. Compared with
3903 head last week, and 4540
head a year ago. Vealers uneven,
mostly steady to $2.50 lower.
VEALERS: Prime 76.00-81.00,
Choice 65.00-75.00, Good 60.00-
71.50, Standard 48.00-60.00, Utility
90-120 pounds 38.00-50.00, 70-85
32.00-41.00. Farm calves slow,
in Martin Herd
In the herd of Cocalico Farm,
James W. Martin Stevens, Pa., a
senior-four-year old registered
Ayrshire cow named Masonic
Homes Hi Judy has completed an
official milk production record of
14510 pounds, with 603 pounds of
butterfat, on twice daily milking
for 305-day DHIR testing period.
This record is one of many being
made by an increasing number of
registered Ayrshires on the
Ayrshire Breeders’ Association
official DHIR testing program.
Judy’s record is one and three
eight times the national average
for all dairy cows. The Ayrshire
breed is noted for persistent,
profitable production of
nutritious, quality milk.
Also in Hie herd is foilwing cow
and her record: Cocalico Klon
dike’s Alice, J-2, 12640 pounds
milk, 520 pounds fat.
Fitting a Man’s Suit Jacket
Suit jacket fit starts with the
shoulders, padded or natural.
Mrs. Ruth Aim Wislon, Extension
clothing specialist at The Pen
nsylvania State University, says
the fit at the shoulders whould
allow for easy movement, with
full cut armholes. The jacket
should hang smoothly when
buttoned. Button only the middle
button of a three-button suit. The
suit collar should hug the neck,
allowing about one-half inch of
the shirt collar to show in the
back. The lapel should always lie
flat against the jacket. The jacket
should cover the seat of the pants,
and be long enough to to touch the
Holstein bulls 90-120 44.00-65.00;
Holstein heifers 90-140 45.00-70.00.
HOGS 5291. Compared with
5757 head last week, and 0 head a
year ago (Hog Cholera
quarantine). Barrows & Gilts
uneven, mostly steady to $3
BARROWS & GILTS; US 1-3
200-240 pounds 41.7046.00, 2-3 195-
250 39.50-44.20, 2-4 200-300 39.25-
40.00, 2-4 150-170 34.50-38.85.
SOWS; US 1-3 300-500 pounds
32.00-39.50. Boars 25.00-31.00.
FEEDER PIGS 657. Compared
There is a growing market
for quality food which is
Demand is strong for grain,
meat, eggs, and produce. We
are attempting to generate
interest in production and
provide source information
POF-CO will be at the
Penna. Farm Show-Room D
Thursday Jan. 10-8 AM to'9-
PM. or write Box 86, RDI,
Morgantown, Pa. Phone 215-
286-5268. We will have ex
perienced men to discuss
methods and requirements.
New John Deere Grinder-
Mixer with exclusive
that prevents bridging
The new 700 Grinder-Mixer from John Deere
with its exclusive flat-bottom tank allows
you to grind wet or dry materials and get a
completely blended ration. Bridging is a thing
of the past. An exclusive roto-sweep-blade
knife at the bottom of the flat-bottom tank
keeps material constantly moving toward the
center auger. Here the material is gently lifted
by the big 18-mch-diameter auger and spread
evenly without separating small particles. See
us and get more details on the Grinder-Mixer
with the flat-bottom tank.
n™LL GR ° WWGER implement, INC.
The Buck 284-4141
LANDIS BROS. INC.
C|inT7DCDf*CD'c Mohriton, RD2, Pa. 19540
MIUIZBERCtR S (nearAdamstown)
665-2141 Phone (215) 484-4391.
M. S. YEARSLEY & SONS
--West Chester ~. _ 696-29.90,
with 795 hbad aweek ago, and o
head' a year ago. (Hog Cholera
quarantine). US 1-3 20-35 pounds
feeder pigs 10.00-23.00 per head
1-3 35-50 19.00-28.00 per head.
SHEEP 537. Compared with 700
head last week, and 961 head a
year ago. Wooled slaughter
lambs steady to $1 higher. Choice
70-100 pounds wooled slaughter
lambs 33.90-39.00, Good 60-100
31.00-35.00, Utility 60-80 20.00-
29.50. Slaughter ewes 13.00-19.75.
SYSTEM 2ets you out of
the bam sooner-with non roomy
in your pocket! It saves your lugging
heavy pails of milk from bam to cooler.
• HAS MORE MILK CAPACITY
• PERMITS FASTER MILKING
• ELIMINATES EXTRA HELP
• PROTECTS MILK QUALITY
• IS 100% SELF-CLEANING
• HAS ELECTRIC CONTROLS'
• FITS INTO ALL BARNS
• EASILY INSTALLED
Available thru your local dairy
equipment dealer or call the factory
collect to arrange for a free'demon
stration on your farm
t INDUSTRIES, INC.
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