Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, April 28, 1984, Image 17

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    Livestock market
Weekly Summary
Frl., April 27
Report Supplied by PDA
CATTLE: 8237. Compared with
5893 head last week, and 7076 head
a year ago.
Compared with last Friday’s
market: Slaughter steers mostly
.50-1.50, spots 2.00 lower; SI.
heifers 1.00-2.00 lower; SI. cows
steady to .50, spots 1.00 lower; SI.
bullocks steady to .50 lower; SI.
bulls steady to 1.50 lower. SI.
steers: High Choice & Prime No. 3-
4.67.00- Choice NO. 2-4,64.50-
68.50; Good 58.0064.50; Standard
50.00- SI. heifers: Choice
59.00- Good 55.00-61.25;
Standard 48.0066.00. SI. cows:
Commercial 43.00-47.50; Cutters
39.5044.00; Canner 36.0041.00;
Shells down to 26.00. SI. bullocks:
Choice 58.0062.25; Good 53.00-
58.00; Standard 49.0063.75. SI.
bulls: Yield Grade No. 1,1000-2400
lbs. 49.0065.50; Yield Grade No. 2,
900-1500 lbs. 44.0049.50.
FEEDER CATTLE: Steers,
(few) Large Frame No. 1, 500-980
lbs. 51.00-60.00; Medium Frame
No. 1 300650 lbs. 53.0062.00.
Heifers, Medium Frame No. 1,350-
700 lbs. 43.00-55.00; Medium Frame
No. 2 300650 lbs. 34.0043.00. Bulls,
Medium Frame No. 1, 400-750 lbs.
46.0063.75.
CALVES: 3786. Compared with
3597 head last week and 2666 head a
year ago. Vealers unevenly steady,
(few) Prime 110.00-120.00; Choice
80.00-94.00; Good 68.0062.00; 110-
130 lbs. 60.00-75.00; 90-110 lbs. 50.00-
64.00 ; 65-85 lbs. 40.0062.00; Utility
Precast Concrete
UPRIGHT BUNKER SILO
Featuring a single component design for
fast Installation and completion. The
sections bolt together and the use of
a sealant placed In the tongue and groove
creates a sealed wall surface.
The sections may be dismantled and
relocated Customers may select any length
or width In S’ 2" Increments.
A special center wall Is available to
permit placing bunker silos side by side
or dividing existing trench silos
In addition to silage storage, these
upright units may be used as retaining
walls or manure pits
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Box N Chambersburg, PA 17201 [7l7] 264-9588
A Producer of Quality Concrete Products Since 1923
50-100 lbs. 30.0060.00.
FARM CALVES: Active. Hoi,
Bulls 85-130 lbs. 55.00-122.00; Hoi.
Heifers 80-120 lbs. 50.0066.00.
HOGS: 7176. Compared with 8514
head last week and 7001 head a
year ago. Barrows and gilts
uneven, mostly steady to 1.00
higher. US No. 1-2 200-245 lbs. 47.00-
50.00 No. 1-3 200-250 lbs. 46.0048.50;
No. 2-3 200-285 lbs. 43.0045.75; No.
1-3 140-190 lbs. 42.0045.75; Sows
uneven. US No. 1-3 300685 lbs.
38.5046.00; No. 2-3 300650 lbs.
34.00-39.50. Boars 29.00-37.00.
KEEPER PIGS 1255. Compared
with 1130 head last week and 748 a
year ago. Mostly steady to 5.00
higher. US No. 1-3 20-35 lbs. 17.00-
35.00 per head; No. 1-3 3560 lbs.
29.0045.50; No. 1-3 5065 lbs. 44.00-
52.00.
3 GRADED FEEDER PIG
SALES: 2253. Compared with 1676
head last week, and 1435 head a
year ago. All sales by CWT. Feeder
Pigs uneven, weights under 40 lbs.
steady to 10.00 lower, over 40 lbs.
6.00-12.00 higher, spots 26.00
higher. US No. 1-2 2040 lbs. 95.00-
134.00, 4060 lbs. 100.00-133.00, 5060
lbs. 85.00-124.00, 60-75 lbs. 70.00-
104.00; US No. 2-3 3060 lbs. 85.00-
131.00. 5060 lbs. 65.00-106.00.
SHEEP: 590. Compared with
5052 head last week and 2460 head a
year ago. Spring lambs uneven on
a much smaller supply. High
Choice & Prime 2040 lbs. 78.00-
100.00; Choice 40-100 lbs. 65.00-
82.00; Good & Choice 40-105 lbs.
55.0065.00. SI. ewes; 5.00-25.00,
mostly 15.00-21.00.
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★ Leasing Available! *
Montgomery no-tilling under way
NORRISTOWN - “No-tilling
oats has already begun in Mon
tgomery County with the use of the
Conservation District’s no-till
drill,” reports Edward J. Br
zostek, USDA Soil Conservation
Service’s District Conservationist.
With the use of the no-till drill,
oats can be planted sooner,
generally a day or two before fields
can even be plowed.
“No-tilling oats has three mam
advantages it saves tune, soil,
and promises increased yeilds,”
reported Brzostek.
“The no-till program is going
extremely well in the county,
especially with the drill,” he
continues.
“We had some real success last
year with no-tilling timothy and
alfalfa in late summer, and small
grains in the fall. I am especially
pleased with no-tilhng of timothy
in old pastures and sod fields.
“ Generally, farmers were leary to
plow these fields for fear of
“washing”, but now these fields
can be successfully replanted
without plowing.
Farmer support of the no-till
drill is growing rapidly. Thus far,
more than 300 acres have been
committed for the county’s drill,
and the season’s just begun, ac
cording to Brzostek. The county
farmers have also purchased their
own no-till drills.
The Montgomery County Con
servation District, besides leasing
out a no-till drill, will have two no
till com planters available. The
cornplanters include a 4 row John
Deere at $B/acre, and also a 4 row
International equipped with
TONNAGE TABLE FOR 8 FT. SIDEWALLS*
Width
20’ 30’ 40’ 50’
LengtnX^
80’ 215 323 432 540
70’ 251 376 504 630
80’ 287 431 676 720
90’ 323 485 648 808
100’ 359 539 720 900
110’ 395 593 792 989
120’ 431 848 864 1080
130’ 467 688 936 1170
140’ 503 755 1008 1260
150’ 539 808 1080 1350
‘Based on level fill with 45 lbs /Cu Ft
Lancaster Farming, Satnrday, A*rH 29, IM4—AI7
Kenneth Marple, of Fairview Village, is shown no-tilling oats
under Montgomery County's drill leasing program.
tractor and monitor at sll/acre.
The Tye no-till Drill is being leased
out for $lO/acre. Farmers in
Yule tree course offered
FLEMINGTON, N. J. - Growing
Christmas trees is popular in
Hunterdon County, N.J. and thet
acreage is still growing. Cook}
College of Rutgers University if
offering a special progranfl
designed for individuals concerned
with the proper procedures in
establishing and maintaining a
Christmas tree plantation. Site
quality, lime and fertilizers,
species selection, and shearing will
be the major topics of this course.
A field exercise will be given in the
afternoon to provide a practical
demonstration.
ROPE IN
SOME EXTRA
CASH!
Advertise With A
Lancaster Farming
CLASSIFIED AD...
Phone: 717-394-3047
or 717-626-1164
terested in receiving advice on no
till or interested in leasing
equipment should call SCS at 279-
1178, or the District at 278-3618.
“This Christmas Tree Growers
Short Course is provided in
cooperation with the New Jersey
Christmas Tree Growers
Association and the New Jersey
Bureau of Forest Management,”
says Elaine Fogerty, County
Agricultural Agent. “I encourage
all prospective Christmas tree
growers and old-hands to attend
this one day workshop.”
Preregistration by June 1 is
$20.00. Forms are available from
Elaine Fogerty, Extension Ser
vices Building, 4 Gauntt Place off
Route 31, Flemington, N. J. 06822.