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Al2—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 8,1981
Now Is The Time
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They will reach their peak num
bers about mid-August. These are
the small, yellowish green beetles
found on most kinds of blossoms
and also on cornsilk.
The damage to the roots ot corn
plants, caused by the small white
larvae, is over for the season.
The adult beetles move about
quite a bit in search of pollen but
they eventually return to corn
fields to deposit their eggs. The
eggs are laid in the soil near the
base ot the com plants. Most are
deposited before September 1.
Farmers can get a reading on
the number ot beetles in their
tields sometime between August 10
and August 20. This will provide a
guideline tor the toliowmg year
Unless there is an average of two
or more beetles per stalk during
the period in August, ttie potential
for root damage m the same held
next year will be slight.
TO FLUSH EWE FLOCKS
Sheep producers in this part ot
the country should be planning tor
the 1982 lamb crop. The starting
place is to have healthy ewes and a
good ram. The practice ot
"flushing” the ewe flock several
weeks prior to the breeding season
is recommended in order to get
more twin lambs.
This refers to the feeding ot
extra gram, or the ewes having
access to lush grass-type pasture
in order to bring them into a
gaming condition. Ewes that are
not thrifty at breeding time will be
more likely to throw only a single
lamb. The control ot internal
parasites should be given attention
Seasonal market news
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Prices of
the Long Island potato crop are
being reported by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture’s
seasonal market news office in
Riverhead, Long Island. The office
issues a written report called the
"Long Island Potato Crop.” In
formation can also be obtained by
calling the office.
Prices of cabbage and
cauliflower will also be available
at harvest time, which will be
sometime in mid-September.
WIC MOTORIZED SILAGE WAGON
WITH HYDROSTATIC SPEED CONTROL
A GREAT IMPROVEMENT
★ Electric of Gas Operated
★ Regular Feed Discharge or No Competitor Can Beat The Wic Choppers
40” High Feed Discharge For Performance And Cost
prior to the bi eedmg season.
TO THINK ABOUT
HIGH QUALITY SILAGE
The quality ot your corn silage is
determined largely by what you do
at filling time says Glenn Shirk,
our Dairy Agent. The quality you
put up is the quality you’ll have to
live with tor a long tune as you teed
it out, that attects cows’ production
and your profits.
Moisture at tune ot harvest is
very important. The desired range
tor good fermentation is 60-65% tor
tall silos and 65-7(1% tor stacks,
trenches and short silos. Beyond
these ranges, you’ll have more
seepage, excess heating, reduced
digestibility and palatabihty and
more spoilage. At this desired
moisture, the lower leaves may be
dry and the kernels are m the early
dent stage - not hard. When the
kernels become hard and moisture
drops to 55% digestibility may be
reduced 10% or more. That’s
In an attempt to crack hard
kernels, you cut the silage too tine
and destroy some of its "forage
benefits”; the tme silage passes
through the rumen too rapidly for
cows to get full benefit from it.
Cows ruminate less on fme silages;
thus, less saliva is produced, and
tat tests drop. You’ve lost again!
So length ot cut and sharp,
properly-set knives are essential,
too. An ideal knife setting would be
1/2 inch when moisture is in the
high 60’s, 3/8 inch in the low 60’s,
and 1/4 inch below 60% Lastly, till
rapidly, use a distributor, pack
well, and seal.
This market news office,
operated under the jurisdiction of
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing
Service, will be located at 127 East
Mam St., Riverhead, Long Island,
NY 11901. The telephone number is
516/727-3941. The officer m charge
is Richard DeMenna.
Market News—a service that
reports on wholesale prices of
various farm commodities—is
operated by USDA in conjunction
with state agricultural officials.
The NEW Hydra-static speed control gives you a choice of speeds from
slow to fast. With a touch - of the pedal the wagon moves forward or
backward: release the pedal and it automatically brakes You also have a
regular feed discharge or a 40-mch high discharge from one or two sides
The WIC Silage Wagon is operated by gas or electric and available in 30-,
45- or 52-bushel sizes. With the 16-inch wheels it goes wherever you want
to take it.
ELECTRIC BEDDING CHOPPER
Wic also makes an electric 200 volt a c
chopper or a 24 volt d c battery operated
chopper including an automatic charger
These two models are equipped in the
factory with a manual starter panel and
are protected by fuses to dimmish risk of
Very quiet these bedding choppers are
mostly used on small or medium sized
farm As well as being mobile the 220 volt
a c model can be installed stationary
Motor 220 volt a c 3 h p 24 volt d c
Livestock market and auction news
Wednesday, July 29
Report supplied by PDA
CATTLE 123. Compared with
last Wednesday’s market,
slaughter cows $1.75 to $2.50 lower.
Few Standard slaughter steers
52.25-53.60, Utility 44.85-48.25.
Utility and Commercial slaughter
cows 41.50-45, one at 45.60, Cutters
39.00- Canner and Low
Cutters 35.00-39, Shells down to
34.00. Few Yield Grade #l, 1200-
1800 lbs. slaughter bulls 43.75-51.85.
CALVES 147. Standard and Good
70-100 lbs. vealers 45.00-50.00.
Farm Calves; Hoi. Bulls 85-125 lbs.
60.00- few to 85.00; Hoi. Heifers
70-160 lbs. 65.00-152.00.
HOGS 200. Barrows and gilts
mostly 50 cents-$1.25 lower. US No.
1-2 2-230 lbs. barrows and gilts
51.75-53.25, No. 1-3 2-245 lbs. 50.00-
51.85, lot No. 2-3 260 lbs. at 48.00. US
No. 1-3 3-570 lbs. sows 38.50-43.50.
FEEDER PIGS 297. US No. 1-3
25-35 lbs. feeder pigs 19.00-29.00 per
head, No. 1-3 35-50 lbs. 25.00-35, No.
1-3 60-70 lbs. 35.5040 per head.
SHEEP 32. Choice 80-100 lbs.
spring slaughter lambs 54.00-62,
Good 60-100 lbs. 45.00-65.
HOLSTEIN DAIRY COWS
MOSTLY REGISTERED $975-
$2600 PER HEAD, COUPLE TO
Report supplied by USDA
Compared to last week:
Slaughter Steers and Heifers
unevenly steady. Cows 1.00-3 00
higher than last weeks dull close
Bulls 1.00-2.00 higher. Trade
moderate Monday. Wednesday’s
trade slow on a reduced mid-week
supply. Quality at midweek also
somewhat less attractive with
large share of receipts mixed Good
and Choice consignments
Receipts this week 2500. Compared
to 2548 last week and 4014 last year.
SLAUGHTER STEERS: Choice,
including Prime 24 1000-1175 lbs
65.00- few part loads and load
1125-1200 lbs. 67.00-67.25. Mixed
Good and Choice 2-3 950-1050 lbs.
63 50-65.50. Good 60.00-63.50.
HEIFERS; Choice 24 875-1025
lbs. 63.50-65.00, bulk 63.50-64.50,
package Choice 2-3 930 lbs. at 66.00
Monday. Mixed Good and Choice 2-
3 850-950 lbs. 61.504i3.50. Good
COWS: Utility and Commercial
2-3 closmg 42.0046.00. Cutter 40.00-
44.00, Canner and Low Cutter 35.00-
BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2 1000-
1850 lbs. 51.00-56.00, tew in
dividuals YG 2 down to 45.00.
A GREAT IMPROVEMENT ON EFFICIENCY
. ', if $0
Wednesday, August 5
Report supplied by Auction
CATTLE 147: Standard holstem
slaughter steers 50.75-55.10, one
57.50, Utility 44.0047.75. Good
slaughter heifers 53.10-55.10, one at
61.10. Utility & Commercial
slaughter cows 46.1048.50, one at
49.00, Cutters 43.5047.00, Canner &
Low Cutter 40.6043.75, Shells down
to 36.50. Few Yield grade #1 1060-
1760 lbs. slaughter bulls 51.00-54.85.
CALVES 176: Standard & Good
70-150 lbs. vealers 52.00-62.50.
Farm calves, holstein bulls 85-120
lbs. 68.00-87 00; holstein heifers
HOGS 172 Barrows & gilts
mostly 1.00-1.50 higher. US No 1-2
200-235 lbs. barrows & gilts 52 60-
54.00, No. 1-3 190-240 lbs. 51.00-
51.60, few No 2-3 at 45.25. US No. 1-
3 330-5575 lbs. sows 36.5043.75.
FEEDER PIGS 210- US No. 1-3
20-35 lbs. feeder pigs 16.00-28 00 per
head, No. 1-3 35-50 lbs. 28.00-39.00
SHEEP 27: Good 80-95 lbs.
spring slaughter lambs 46.0049.50.
Few slaughter ewes 14.00-17.50
GOATS 12-17.0047.00 per head
Holstem Dairy Cows 720.00-
1290.00 per head.
Elk Co Fair, Kersey, until
Beachley-Hardy Seed Marketing
Symposium, Penn Harris Motor
Inn, Camp Hill, 9 a.m.-5 p m.
Workshop on Goats Milk, Eastern
Regional Research Center,
Philadelphia, until Wednesday.
For more information contact;
Andrew Walker, 301/344-3530
Wednesday, August 12
37th Annual Delaware Farm and
Home Field Day, Georgetown
Ag. Substation, 9:30 a.m.-3 - 30
Warren Co. New Jersey Fair,
Harmony, N.J., through
Somerset Co. New Jersey Fair,
Thursday, August 13
York County Holstem Assc. County
Show, York Fair Grounds,
Middletown Grange Fair,
Wnghtstown, until Saturday
Juniata County Conservation and
Energy Field Day, Peoples
Farm, 1 mi. south of
McAhsterville on Route 235
Butler County Holstein Show,
GAS BEDDING CHOPPER
The gas powered bedding
chopper is the most popular on
the market Its operation is
simple and it handles easily
Equipped with a Honda 4 stroke
gas engine the Wic bedding
chopper insures maximum out
put while in use
Motor 5 7 or 10 h p 4
Starter 5 h p manual and 7
and 10 h p manual or electric
Report supplied by auction
Compared to last week, market
report steers-weak, cows-weak,
STEERS: -Good to Choice 64.00-
66.00; Standard to Good 58.00-
64.00; Utility 48.00^6.00.
HEIFERS; Good to Choice 58.00-
62.00; Standard 50.00-58.00.
FEEDER STEERS: Good to
Choice 300-500 lbs. 50.00-67.00.
BULLS; 1200-1750 lbs. 53.00-
60.00; 900-1200 lbs. 48.00-53.00.
COWS: High Choice to Prune
48.00- Good 44.00-48 00,
Utility 40.00-44.00; Cutters 38.00-
40.00; Canners 35.00-38.00.
CALVES: High Choice 90.00-
99.00; Good to Choice 70.00-90.00,
Standard to Good 50.00-70.00;
FARM CALVES: Hoi. Bulls
75.00- Hoi. Heiters 100.00-
FEEDER PIGS. 15-25 lbs. 10.00-
24.00; 25-50 lbs. 24.00-34.00.
HOGS. 200-240 lbs. 51.00-52 60,
1/0-300 lbs. 49.00-51.00.
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Butler, 1 p.m.
Lebanon Fair Open Holstein Show,
Warren County Holstein Show, 9
Montgomery Co. Holstein Club
Picnic, Alderfer Farm, 7 p.m
Bucks Co. Holstein Show,
Wnghtstown, 11 a.m.
Clinton Co. Holstein Show, 10-30
York Co. 4-H Fair, continues until
Sunday, Holstein show, 10 a.m.
Saturday, August 15
Arabian Horse Sale, Farm Show
Northeast Regional American
Chianina Assoc. 6th Annual
Ayrshire Field Day and Picnic,
Gable, R.D. 2, Elverson.
South Central Pa. Holstein Show,
Carlisle, 10 a.m.
Joint Beef Cattleman’s Field Day,
Rolling Ridge Farms, Butler
Co., along Route 38 (14 mi
South of Route 80 at Elmerton
exit or 14 mi. north of Butler).
Wic has perfected a three point hitch PTO chopper
activated by the power of your tractor Easy to in
stall, it is ideal for free stalls, or in strawberry fields
for mulching purposes
-DISTRIBUTOR-- PAUL HORNING
R.D. 1. Stevens, PA 17578 215-267-7208
Friday, August 14
Conebolla Farm of Charles