Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, January 21, 1984, Image 35

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    • Feeding Savings • Program Each Cow to receive the
more dollars over feed cost amounts of feed as compared to
• Improve Herd Health production
• Simple Installation • Easy To Operate
feeding =
Group feeding is costly and inefficient. To
maximize your profits, you've got to
supply each cow with the exact amount of
feed she needs to maintain her milk
production level. The computerized
Selective Feeder Executive 8085 System
lets you do just that. It’s so effective, most
dairymen find the system pays for itself in
reduced feed bills and increased pro
duction in less than a year!
It’s simple
You determine a daily feeding allowance for each cow by programming
the computer to dispense a certain amount of feed during each 6,8 or 12
hour cycle. You choose a unique ration for each animal by mixing sup
plement and base rations with the computer.
• Each cow wears an inexpensive, reliable identification tag.
• Cows can feed at any feeding station.
• Feeding auger automatically stops when cow steps away.
• Each cow receives only the amount of feed you have programmed for it.
Money-saving management tool
You can get a printout from the Executive 8085 at any time. Each print
out gives you the valuable feed management information
• Amount of feed programmed for
each cow
• Amount of feed dispensed to each
cow, this cycle '
• Amount of feed dispensed to each
cow, this month
• Summary of previous cycle.
You can quickly spot problem cows
by asking the computer to print out
all cows not eating 75$> of their pro
grammed ration.
Total herd management system
For a total dairy management system, connect your Selective Feeder
System with our Zenith Farm Management System. Readouts are
available in your office on the Zenith computer. Optional software
programs allow you to integrate health, breeding, production and
feeding management programs in one computer system.
For more information write for free product literature.
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Pa. Secretary of Agriculture Penrose Hallowed, left,
presents the agribusiness cooperative award to Howard
Featherman, manager of the Pa. Cooperative Potato Growers
Potato cooperative
wins agribusiness
FARM SHOW - The Penn
sylvania Cooperative Potato
Growers, Inc. has received the 1984
Pennsylvania Agribusiness
Achievement Award during
ceremonies Jan. 9 at the Penn
sylvania Farm Show. The award
was presented as part of Secretary
of Agriculture Night’s activities,
by State Agriculture Secretary
Penrose Hallowed.
Hallowell said, “The Penn
sylvania Cooperative Potato
Growers have been extremely
active in efforts to promote and
sell Pennsylvania products, and in
their first two seasons using the
‘Pride of Pennsylvania’ bag, sold
more than 1.6 million bags to
growers throughout the state. In
1982, the Cooperative added the
‘We’re Growing Better’ logo to
three other brands Blue Gem,
Pennsylvania Best and Gold
Banner. Nearly three million of
thesee bags have been ordered
across the state.
“The Cooperative joined the logo
program in its first year, 1980, and
designed their packages around
the ‘We’re Growing Better’ logo.
They reserved its use for growers
producing top quality potatoes.”
Hallowell noted that judges for
this year’s contest had a difficult
decision and commended the other
five nominees for the prestigious
award. “We could easily have had
six winners this year, with the
excellent jobs done by all the
nominees in promotion and
marketing of Pennsylvania food
products,” he said.
The other nominees were Gib
bles of Chambersburg, Jaindl’s
Turkey Farm of Orefield, Phillips
Lancaster Swiss Cheese of Gor
donville, Riverside Markets of
Dußois, and Spring Glen Farm of
“It is fitting to recognize our
state’s agribusiness during Farm
Show Week,” Hallowell said, “for
the contributions to ariculture and
our economy. Mroe than 30,000
food retailers and processors
regulated by the state employ
some 200,000 workers and generate
$25 billion in sales each year.”
The award is based on five
criteria including quality of
product, participation in the
agricultural logo promotion
programs, use of Pennsylvania
raw products, the firm’s overall
efforts to promote Pennsylvania
foods and its marketing area.
The Pennsylvania Cooperative
Potato Growers market ap
proximately 60 percent of their
potatoes for fresh market and 40
percent for the potato chipping
industry They have exhibited in
the Pennsylvania Food Market
place at the Farm Show since its
origin and have promoted potato
products at food shows across the
state. The cooperative recently
hired a promotional representative
to increase sales to supermarkets
and processors.
Judges for this year’s
Agribusiness Award were John
Kimbark, managing editor for the
Pennsylvania Farmer magazine;
Sheila Miller, research analyst,
Pennsylvania State Senate
Agriculture and Rural Affairs
Committee; and Rocco Pugliese,
executive director of the Penn
sylvania Food Processors