Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, October 25, 1975, Image 21

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although some of them may
take weeks and months. We
must not allow others outside
of agriculture to make our
decisions for us without us
being heard.”
On a similar note, Hendrik
Wentink, chairman of the
National Commission on Egg
Nutrition (NCEN) and
assistant to the president at
Pennfield Corporation,
urged poultrymen to accept
the proposed Egg Research
and Promotion Order.
Wentik observed that the
upcoming vote (scheduled
for next month) will give egg
producers an opportunity to
underwrite their own future
by promoting research,
education, and sales.
Wentink opinionized that this
is a chance for self
improvement which will not
come again for several
decades. To illustrate his
remarks - and favoritism
towards the referendum, he
cited a graph which depects
total U.S. annual per capita
egg consumption. (See
According to a brochure
prepared by the United Egg
Producers, egg consumption
has been declining steadily
since 1951, and especially
since 1971. The average
American eats only eight
eggs per year, UEP claims,
and if this alarming rate of
decline continues there won’t
be any need for eggs by the
turn of the century.
The egg research and
promotion order now before
poultry producers for their
consideration would permit
the following:
- Advertising through the
mass media
■ Promotion to reach
- Research in market
development and new
- Merchandising tools for
- More accurate data for
better marketing decisions
- Foreign market
- Coordination of existing
- Consumer and producer
information programs
Organized in 1931, NEPP
CO has been meeting an
nually to discuss future
programs, technological
developments, mutual
problems, and general as
well as specific trends. This
year’s convention also
featured a special ladies’
program, and youth ac
tivities in which over SO FFA
and 4-H members from nine
states took part.
Following are some of the
highlights of addresses given
by several keynote
A poultry industry in
which nearness to market
will assume more im
portance than other
traditional geographic ad
vantages was pictured by
speakers at the convention.
The lower labor and
construction cost ad
vantages of the Southeast
are disappearing, according
to Fred Adams, Jr.,
president of the giant Cal-
711 Rohrerstown Rd.
Lancaster. Pa. 17604
The lower level of the spacious and luxurious
Hershey Convention Center served as the ex
position area for manufacturers and businesses
who attended the NEPPCO convention this week.
The latest in equipment and services were
Maine Foods Inc.,
headquartered in Jackson,
Miss., so that now nearness
to market by producers and
processors assumes a more
important role.
Adams was joined by
panelists William
Groseclose, vice president,
Rockingham National Bank,
Harrisonburg, Va., and C.F.
Dickson, vice-president,
Federal Land Bank, of
Baltimore, who viewed
poultry capitalization needs
of 1980 for those attending
the 14-state NEPPCO ex
position here at the new
Hershey Convention Center.
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Adams predicted the
demise of many smaller
contract growers in the face
of the need for facility
replacement, low-cost labor
availability and static in
come in die face of rising
“Hie egg business has not
made a profit in five years,”
he told the group, “wfafle
inflated costs have caused
working capital
requirements to increase
each year.”
Northeast poultry
producers have an important
stake in the successful
reorganization of the Pom
pennOdd corporation
711 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster, PA 17604
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master Firming. Saturday. Oct 25.1975
displayed, while informative talks and panel
discussions were held in halls and banquet rooms
on the upper level. The three-day NEPPCO con
vention hosted poultry producers from 14 nor
theastern states.
Central and the other
bankrupt railroads,”
Charles B. Shuman, former
president of the American
Farm Bureau Federation,
told the eggmen. Shuman, a
farmer from Sullivan,
Illinois, is a member of the
Board of Directors of the
United States Railway
“Congress is now con
sidering the recom
mendations of the U.S.
Railway Association that a
new northeast railway
system, Conßail, be former
from tiie Pom Central and
six other bankrupt lines.
While there are many risks,
and success is by no means
assured, Conßail is the best
of the alternatives
available,” Shuman said.
“Northeast poultry
producers are dependent
upon railroad transportation
for a huge tonnage of feed
ingredients and other sup
plies brought from outside
the region. If forced to turn
to other modes of tran
sportation, their costs would
increase markedly and
many poultrymen might be
forced out of business. The
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