Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, March 12, 1977, Image 33

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Pseudorabies symposium to be held
.NEW YORK, N.Y. - A fact
finding symposium on
pseudorabies - the herpes
virus disease which is in
creasingly plaguing the
nation’s swine herds - will be
sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture
(USDA) and other
organizations on April 4-5 in
Ames, la.
Purpose of the symposium
is to develop information
about the disease which can
be used by the USDA’s
Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service (APHIS)
in studying an industry
request for a control or
eradication program. In
terstate regulations
governing the shipment of
swine, and other proposals
will be discussed.
Scientists from Europe,
Canada, Mexico and the
United States, as well as
swine producers, have been
invited to speak at the
symposium, to be held in the
C.Y . Stephens Auditorium,
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Outbreaks have increased alarmingly
lowa State University, in
Ames. Swine producers
throughout the country are
urged to attend and express
their views.
Outbreaks of pseudorabies The disease primarily
- also called Aujeszky’s affects swine, but can be
disease or “mad itch” - have transmitted to oth^r
Farm labor force down from ’76
number of workers on
Pennsylvania farms totaled
107,000 during the survey
week of January 9-15, 1977, a
decrease of 1000 workers
from the comparable week a
year age. The survey,
conducted by the Penn
sylvania Crop Reporting
Service, found that farm
operators and family
workers totaled 76,000, the
same as last year, while
hired farm workers at 31,000
were down 1000 workers
from January 1976.
The average workweek
for Pennsylvania farm
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, March 12,1977 —
increased alarmingly m the
last few years. Some 700
cases were confirmed in
1976, compared to only 125 in
operators during the survey
week was 40.3 hours and that
of other unpaid family
members averaged 38.2
hours. Hired workers
averaged 37.5 hours during
the survey week. The weekly
average for all workers was
up from a year ago,
reflecting the time and effort
required to accomplish
Winter chores this year.
Family workers in the
survey includes farm
operators working on farms
one hour or more plus other
family members who work
15 hours or more without
receiving cash wages during
the week. Hired workers
include all persons working
one hour or more for cash
wages during the survey
Pennsylvania farm wage
rates for all methods of pay
converted to an hourly rate,
averaged $2.94 per hour
during the survey week.
That average showed an
increase of 28 cents per
animals. It can cause death
losses of up to 100 per cent in
pigs less than two weeks of
age. After three weeks,
young pigs usually develop
some resistance to the
disease. Pseudorabies is not
known to affect man.
hour from last year’s rate ot
$2.66. Field and livestock
workers were paid an
average of $2.68 during the
survey week, an increase of
40 cents from last year.
Nationally, the total
number of workers on farms
January 9-15 was 3,229,700, a
drop of 250,000 from last
year’s figure. Of that total,
family workers and
operators totaled 2,412,400, a
decline of 181,600. Hired
workers declined from
885,800 in Jannuary 1976 to
817,300 in 1977.
The average weekly hours
worked by farm operators in
the U.S. was 26.6 hours and
that of other family mem
bers averaged 32.1 hours.
Hired workers averaged
36.1 hours of work during the
survey week.
U.S. farm wage rates for
all methods of pay, con
verted to an hourly rate,
averaged $2.96 during tbe
survey week.