Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, March 12, 1977, Image 29

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    Red meat down from ’76
HARRISBURG, Pa. Red from January 1976; calves at
neat production in Penn- 28,000 bead were down 12 per
ylvania during. January cent; sheep and lambs at
[977 totaled 85.6 million 10,600 head were down five
lounds, down three per cent per cent; but bogs at 231,000
rom a year ago, according head were down 13 per cent
to the Pennsylvania Crop from a year ago.
Reporting Service. Nationally, commercial
Cattle slaughter at 86,500 red meat production in
head was down five per cent January 1977 totaled nearly
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Today, wherever modernization with Free Stall
Housing provides a very satisfactory day-to-day
operation, Rigidply Laminated Rafters are the
preferred choice. They provide much more space
for the money plus fast, economical erection.
Proper ventilation is provided without fans, pre
venting condensation and helping reduce odors.
Sunlight and ventilation combine to provide a de
sirable working environment, heat and light for
winter months and a healthy place for animals.
3.3 billion pounds, about the
same as a year ago. The
number of cattle slaughtered
was down six per cent from a
year ago. Sheep and lambs
slaughtered was down 15 per
cent, but hog slaughter was
up seven per cent. Calf
slaughter was up two per
cent from a year ago.
on the farm
By Dieter Krieg, Editor
It’s in the air again and spreading
from farm to farm. Every farmer feels
it and welcomes the mysterious force
to refreshen his spirit.
It's a sense of anticipation and
accomplishment, of work and
pleasure, of youth and gratitude, of
beauty and worthiness.
It comes in the form of sunshine,
gentle breezes, singing birds, traces
of new vegetation, awakening flowers,
and the unique scent which is
released from turned soil. The hours
of early morning don’t seem as lonely
now that the sun is peeking through
the east windows at milking time. And
the evenings are longer.
The earth itself is waking up again!
The hard, cold grip of Winter has
melted with the ice and snow. And as
the waters from the previously frozen
masses bubble across the stones of
streams, they sing a happy and lively
tune. Every farmer has heard it.
Fields are thawing and the air above
gives all a gentle and warm embrace.
Every farmer has felt it.
Facing the day now is an enjoyable
experience, compared to the
brutalities and discomforts of the
Winter we faced. Gone are the heavy
Tell us what you need, and we’ll design and install
a complete new system for you, or modernize your
present set-up
Bazooka augers and U-trough conveyors keep your
systems going longer... smother... safer.
Mhey equipment
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help you
Route 30 West at the Centerville Exit
Saturday, March 12,1977
overcoats, scarfs and gloves. We can
walk into the barn and be confident of
not finding frozen pipes. The thought
of it all is enough to tingle a person’s
In a way, the phenomenon we're
experiencing now is unique to far
mers. The general public calls it
“Spring Fever." Everybody feels
happy about it, and for good reason.
But I have yet to meet the factory or
office worker who’s jumping for joy
because of “Spring Fever" giving him
a real boost towards getting
something accomplished on the job.
Instead “Spring Fever" is likely to
have a depressing effect on the in
dividual who’s at work and staring
out of his window or maybe has no
window at all.
The farmer gets an extra
measure of ‘‘Spring Fever” which is
known, appropriately enough, as
“Farming Fever." I hope nobody ever
finds a cure for it. It’s probably the
most powerful driving force in the
entire industry.
Yes, with the sun appearing earlier
and staying later, the days are
definitely friendlier. And "Farming
Fever” has struck the hearts and
minds and souls of millions.
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