Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, March 05, 1977, Image 29

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    Fertilizer adequate,
continent could be a real problem. The Canadian government
has, for example, tightened its restrictions on phosphorus
exports. Most of the phosphorus used in the United States
comes from our northern neighbor. While price increases in
that area are sure to come, they aren’t likely to trickle down
to the farmer until late Spring or next Fall, Burton said.
Due to the extremely hard Winter, the transport of fer
tilizer from one area to another has been anything but on
schedule. Barges loaded with grain were frozen into un
mobility on many of the nation’s rivers and lakes. There’s
also a shortage of railroad cars. Transportation is the major
concern being expressed right now by fertilizer manufac
turers and handlers.
All things considered, however, Spring planting is expected
to go smoothly. The big factor is the weather. Should any one
region have a delay in its planting season, thereby throwing
it into competition with other regions, the fertilizer may not
be able to move into various directions fast enough. But if
manufacturers and distributors can start their normal
pattern in the South and gradually move northward, the
supplies and movement should hold steady.
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Box 96
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Phone 717-426-3286
See Us At Root’s Every Tuesday Night
Building No. 5
A check with other manufacturers reveals nearly identical
situations. A spokesman for the Agrico fertilizer outlet in
Ephrata says supplies are good, prices are stable to possibly
a little lower than last year, and that no problems are
foreseen. If a shortage does arise, it would probably be with
nitrogen, due to the gas curtailments. “The bins are full and
we’re waiting for the ground to dry,” said the Agnco
Adequate supplies are also reported by Chemgro at East
Petersburg. Timely shipments are thought to be the only
possible hitch. Prices are a trifle higher than a year ago.
Agway says its prices are similar to last year’s and sup
plies are sufficient enough to dispel any concern over running
out. The same verdict came from the Farmers Fertilizer
Works in Elizabethtown.
The Reading Bone Fertilizer Co. reports that their
movement of fertilizer has been “excellent” during the last
half of February. “It was really more than we expected,” the
firm’s newsletter announced this week. Spokesmen for the
firm also indicate that “the more fertilizer we can move pre
season, the better chance we have for refilling at reasonable
prices and even securing all we need.” They’re encouraging
farmers and handlers to find storage room on their own
farms or warehouses. The firm reported an increase of $5 to
$6 per ton, which they say reflects only half of their mcreased
costs for raw materials. More increases are anticipated this
Marietta, PA 17547
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, March 5,1977 —
month. Those increases are at the wholesale level and will
ultimately show up m increased retail prices.
Surveys of planting intentions show that farmers are in
tending to plant about the same number of acres this year as
they did m 1976. Soybean plantings are taking a bit of a jump,
however, due to the shortage that’s been evident since the
last crop was harvested. Fertilizer usage is .expected to be up
too, but if the season progresses in an ideal pattern, there
aren’t likely to be any problems.
Veterinary column added
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practice in southern Lan
caster County soon after
graduation, and after he had
achieved a modest start in
dairying. He has been in
volved with farming for all of
his life and over the years
has built up a herd of 170
registered Holsteins of which
70 are milking. Renting
several tracts of land in the
Quarryyille area, Troop’s
operation is known as
“Pennstar Farms.”
The southern Lancaster
County veterinarian became
interested in writing a
veterinary column for
Lancaster Farming because,
in his words: “There are so
many things I see in my day
to-day practice which the
farmer should be made
aware of. Besides giving
them information on the
farm on a one-to-one basis, I
believe it can also be done
through newspaper articles.
The aims of Troops’
With breeding
record holder
50 Lb. Drum
For Plant Beds
Flameless Catalytic
Heaters For Pigs LP-
Gas 5000 & 8000 BTU
Models 4 Position Dial
Heat Control.
50 Lb. BAGS
• Tylan 10
• Aureomycin 50 Gram
Why Not Try Our
Livestock Medication
Program & Special
Hog Medication
Prices Today.
Store Honrs:
Mon. Tues. Thurs.
7 a.m. -8 p.m.
Wed-Closed All Day
Fri - 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat-7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
RD4, Lititz. PA 17543
Home Store Phone:
writings will be to correct
potential problem situations
and increase profits for the
Reader responses may
have a bearing on subject
matter, but Troop is not
setting his column up as a
direct question and answer
affair. Instead, he will
concentrate his comments
on seasonal factors to watch
for in order to prevent or
minimize problems.
Dr. Troop’s memberships
in professional organizations
include Holstein-Friesian
Association of America, the
Pennsylvania Farmers
Association, the American
Association of Bovine
Practitioners, the Penn
sylvania Holstein
Association and the
Conestoga Veterinary
Medicine Association. His
practice is limited to large
animals, particularly dairy
The new veterinary
column will regularly ap
pear on page 16.
York youths
kick off
4H- year
YORK, Pa. - During
March 7-12, York County 4-H
Clubs are “Kicking - Off”
another 4-H year.
Throughout March, 4-H’ers
will be busy selecting
projects to work on during
the year.
The backbone of 4-H club
work is the project. Each
member selects his own
projects. “Learn By Doing”
is the concept used it 4-H
project work. Although the
members receive counsel
and guidance from volunteer
adult leaders and parents,
the value of the finished
project is up to the in
dividual. Upon the com
pletion of the project, it is
exhibited at a county - wide
round - up and judged.
The County Kick - Off
Week will be climaxed on
Saturday evening, March
12„ with a Family Fun
Night. All members of the
family are invited to attend.
A covered dish will begin at 7
p.m. After the meal, square
dancing, bingo and other
activities will be available to
participate in. One of the
highlights of the evening will
be the Selection of posters to
represent York County at the
State Poster contest. The
themes for this year’s
contest are: 4-H, The Sound
of Youth, 4-H, Where The
Action is and 4-H Gets In
volved. Last year the county
contest attracted 65 entries
which included the state
winning poster by Sue
Schneider, R No. 1,
For more information
about the 4-H program,
contact the Yr-k County
Extension Service at 848-
2101. The office is located
in the basement of the
Court House.