Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, January 21, 1984, Image 39

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    The Milk
County Agent
Decision Time
The legislation has been passed;
the regulations have been written;
the meetings have been held; the
worksheets prepared and even
computers are standing at the
ready to help dairy farmers
determine whether participation in
the new Milk Diversion Program is
profitable for them individually.
With all the time that has been
given to the development of the
program; all the meetings that
have been held; all the words that
have been spoken and written and
all the paper that has been handed
11:00 AM
Hammondsport, (Steuben Co.) New York
Sale to be held at the farm located on
County Road 76 (Middle Road) 5 miles
from Hammondsport. Follow auction
arrows from the Hammondsport Motel
located on Rte. 54-A at the edge of the
Village of Hammondsport.
Discontinuing farming due to loss of market,
selling without reserve, full line of vineyard
equipment and accessories!
EQUIPMENT: 1969 Chisolm Ryder grape
harvester with updated Cleveland-Koch shaker
system, field ready condition!; 1965 I.H. 2504
industrial gas tractor with shuttle, all brand
new rubber, with Kuchyt rear mount fork lift;
1971 M.F. 135 diesel tractor with 3 pt. hitch, a
beauty!; 1966 Ford 3000 diesel tractor with 3 pt.
hitch; Oliver 003 gas crawler with 6 ft.
manual angle blade; 1971 Dodge 900 diesel
truck with 16 ft. flat deck, Detroit engine, 10 sp.
Road Ranger trans., 11:00 x 20 rear rubber, air
brakes, etc.!; 2 9 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. vineyard tote
trailers with platforms; Meyers 200 gal. nozzle
vineyard sprayer; Taylor-Way offset vineyard
disk; Pittsburg 3 pt. 7 tooth field cultivator;
Brady p.t.o. trailer type 5 ft. brush chopper; 2
section vineyard drag; Pix-Tone trailer type
vineyard stone picker with Wisconsin gas
power unit; Rutherford hydraulic grape take
out; Diadem 3 pt. broadcast spreader; 3 ft. x 7
ft. stcfne boat; Ontario 6 hoe vineyard grain
drill; Shaver side mount hydraulic post driver;
2 3 pt. 2 bottom and L 3,pt. 1 bottom vineyard
plows, all tool bar mounted; Western 7 ft. 6 in.
snow plow; 3 pt. p.t.o. wire winding wheel; set
24 in. tire chains.
ACCESSORIES: 1000 brand new 8 ft. treated
and sharpened fence posts sold in small lots;
450 8 ft. locust fence posts, new; 2 new rolls
vineyard (high tensile) fence wire; 8 1 yr. old
grape tote boxes; app. 600 plastic grape picking
trays sold in lots of 50.
SHOP TOOLS: Sears 1 : 2 h.p. air compressor;
Sears bench grinder; Duracraft bench top drill
press; Lincoln 225 amp. welder; 6 in. bench
vise; -2 ton chain fall; 20 ton new hydraulic
jack; steel bolt index with assorted new bolts
and nuts; qty. of channen and angle steel
stock; grape harvester and various equipment
parts and miscellaneous other items!
An excellent line of machinery, well housed
and under strict regular maintainance
program! This auction represents the ter
mination of two generations of grape farming
at this vineyard! Prior inspection and inquiries
are invited!
Terms: Cash or good check day of auction.
Proper identification required! Nothing to be
removed until settled for! Lunch available!
Owned by
607-868-3159 Days or
607-868-4829 Nights
Auction conducted by
Wayland, N.Y.
out and mailed, nowhere among all
of this will you find the answer to
your participation in the program.
It comes only from the analysis of
your own individual situation with
your own decision for your own
farm. The Milk Diversion
Program is unique to the dairy
industry because, for the first
time, payments will be made, in
cash, directly to farmers for
reducing the supply of milk coming
to market.
It’s the first supply reduction
program for milk producers that is
voluntary so farmers are faced, for
Located app. 5 miles North West of
Manheim Lancaster Co., Pa. Master
sonville Fire Co. grounds Mastersonville
The following Well Maintained Farm Equip
ment! Please Note Just a few small items,
please Be Early.
1486 IHC tractor, with Cab A.M. F.M. Stereo,
Radial tires front weights, liquid rear weight
“1800” hours, John Deere 2440 Tractor Weights
Front & Rear Heavy Front axel, 48 Loader for
J.D. 2440.
V 2900 Martin Wet Spreader, 680 John Deere
Manure spreader, 220 John Deere 18’ ft. Disc
with 300 gallon Walsh Inc. Sprayer, IHC 400 Air
No Till Corn planter, John Deere F 8177 Gram
drill. Bush Hog Chisel plow, John Deere gram
spmer, Gehl 99 Blower, Gehl 600 Harvester
with Electric Knife Sharpener Electric con
trols on Spout and Header gear box, Com head
and pickup head, Super 69 New Holland Baler,
New Holland Flail Chopper, 2 Badger Silage
wagons & with hoops, 3 pt. Large Bale carrier,
large Bale Rack, McCurdy 150 Bu. Gravity
Auction for
E.M. Murry Assoc.
Food by Mastersonville Fire Co. Auxiliary
£ yVi ,j\u,iujlo*odak j
the first time, with individual
decision making rather than
having a program that applies
uniformly to all producers. I
believe, many producers are
having a hard time adjusting to the
fact that they are being asked, for
the first time, what they want to do
rather than merely accepting a
change they can’t avoid. For the
first time they will have to do a
minimum amount of record
analysis and herd management to
participate in a marketing
program. The answer for you can’t
come from magazine articles or
Extension newsletters (no matter
who writes them) but only from
your own analysis and decision
making. Don’t worry about how
many of your neighbors par
ticipate but only if it’s good for you.
But don’t jump to a conclusion
without some analysis of your
records and the facts of the
program. Too many are using
excuses rather than reasons for not
One of the many reasons I’ve
heard over the years for the
average dairy farmer’s lack of
interest in milk marketing (unless
there’s a crisis) is that they can’t,
individually, do much to change
things so they don’t bother lear
ning at all. Well, this may be a
chance for you to manage your
herd; take advantage of a
marketing program; be your own
man and come out ahead. Many
times this month I’ve heard the
argument that if there isn’t enough
participation in the Milk Diversion
Program to reduce supply then the
next program will rely entirely on
price cuts to cut government costs.
This may very well be true but I’m
more concerned about those
producers who could profitably
participate in the program now but
miss the opportunity because they
didn’t make the effort to find out
for themselves if it was good for
them individually. It would also
bother me if dairy farmers left the
impression with lawmakers that
they couldn’t plan and adjust
10:30 A.M.
287 Lime Rock Road
Lititz. PA 17543
Elmer Murry 626 5244 626 2636
Richard Murry 626 8175 949 2280
Ken Miller 665 2073
Professional Auctioneers
Appraisers andAdvisois
Since 1953
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, January 21,1984—A39
voluntarily for themselves when
given the opportunity.
The deadline for applying for
waivers of cattle sold for dairy
purposes between November 8 and
December 31, 1983 is January 21.
This means that if there’s any
chance that you may sign a con
tract under the Milk Diversion
Program by January 31 and you
sold cattle that did not go for
slaughter or export between
November 8 and December 31 you
should apply for a waiver on such
sales. There is no form for this.
You just put it in writing - what
cows, to whom, when - and get it to
the local ASCS office by January
21. You’ll have an answer within 24
hours if the waiver is granted but it
is expected that Washington will be
“lenient” in such situations.
However, this will be the only time
during the program that a con
tractor will be permitted to sell
heifers or cows to another
producer unless the purchaser is
also under contract.
Another deadline you should
keep in mind is January 27. This
will be the last day for verifying
bases and submitting a Milk
Reduction Plan. Both of these are
required before you can make a
contract with ASCS but the final
date for your signature on the
contract is still January 31. That is
also the last day for withdrawal of
the contract if you signed one
earlier and want to change it or
you changed your mind about
The only uncertainty is the
modification of contracts by the
Secretary between February 2 and
15. He has the discretion to do that
if the planned reductions in the
contracts would threaten the milk
supply or greatly depress beef,
pork or poultry prices. The
chances of getting a significant
modification seem to get more
remote each week. Threatening
the milk supply seems even less
97 | AC ?u DA RY FARM - ver V good producing
soils, 3 Harvestore silos, 75 free stalls, 4 in
line milk parlor holding barn nice aluminum &
brick home plus 2nd farm for rental
2230 sth St. Highway, Reading, PA 19605
(717) 274-3622 - office - (215) 378-1122
likely than lowering livestock
prices by contractors. In addition,
the USDA has the opportunity to
purchase commercial beef for
welfare and school lunch programs
and reduce the imports of beef if
prices begin to drop.
The USDA wasn’t enthusiastic
about a Milk Diversion Program
when it was under consideration in
Congress but now that it’s here
they seem to be doing all they can
to make it work. The rest is up to
the producers and no one will know
the result until February 15.
Non Voluntary
So much time has been spent
explaining the Milk Diversion
Program that we may have
forgotten that there are other
provisions in the Dairy and
Tobacco Adjustment Act of 1983
that are not voluntary. One of these
was the drop of 50 cents in the
support price that started
December 1. It didn’t take long to
show its effect and dropped the
Minnesota-Wisconsin Price 45
cents for December. That was
translated into a similar cut m the
Class II price for December in
Order 2 to $12.17 making it the
lowest in the Order since Sep
tember 1980. It won’t be reflected
in the Class I price until February
when that drops to $14.36 form
$14.77 in December. In addition,
you still have one 50 cent
assessment to pay for the Milk
Diversion Program but you have
no Louisville Plan payment as you
did in November so January
checks for December milk will still
look pretty skimpy but will be
worse in February. The uniform
price for December was $13.07
which was 56 cents less than
November and the lowest for
December since 1979. You set a
new record high for the month in
Order 2 with shipments of 957
million pounds. However, that was
nothing new since you’ve been
settling such new records every
month since July.