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D6—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, June 16,1984
Ca deficit is important
CHICAGO, 11. - Underfeeding
calcium (Ca) to pullets and hens
during their first few weeks of egg
production can cause excess feed
consumption, increased body
weight and liver fat, higher fat-pad
weight, decreased shell quality,
and fatty liver hemorrhagic
syndrome, according to Dr. David
A. Roland Sr., Auburn University
poultry nutrition professor.
Speaking to almost 600 scientists
and feed industry representatives
at the recent 32nd Annual Pfizer
Research Conference, Dr. Roland
reported that his research studies
indicate the best time to boost Ca
levels from 1.0 percent to 3.7
percent in pullet-to-hen
changeover diets is one week
All - wheel drive
gives extra pull
CHICAGO, 11. Efficient power,
either horsepower or manpower, is
essential to cost-effective farming.
Failure to fully utilize expensive
horsepower adds to production
costs and wastes valuable man
When International Harvester
designed its 50 Series line of two
wheel drive tractors, the company
recognized that many farmers
would have need for extra pulling
power and flotation, according to
Bill Stover, marketing planning
manager for tractors. Stover says
EH designed an integrated center
line all-wheel drive system for its
newest line of tractors which has
no universal joints and is factory
installed rather than being added
All-wheel drive, or front-assist
tractors, have been popular in
Europe for many years because
they provide necessary traction
and better performance without
the use of duals and excessive fuel.
“About 75 to 80 percent of
European farm tractors feature
front-wheel assist,” Stover notes.
“But, the level of use in North
America as only about 10 percent.
“At IH we’ve seen the demand
for front-assist trctors growing.
They give farmers the effective
power and flexibility to be more
efficient in cutting overall
of horsepower while avoiding excessive fuel use. In
ternational Harvester all-wheel drive units are designed and
built as an integral part of the tractor.
before first egg production.
“If egg producers wait until
birds are laying, more Ca will be
utilized in egg-shell production,”
Roland explained. “The birds will
be Ca-deficient and then over
consume feed. This is symp
tomatic of Ca deficiency, and can
cause the problems associated
with other common Ca feeding
Dr. Roland indicated that many
egg producers are paying 10 times
too much to satisfy hens’ Ca
requirements and, at the same
time, producing eggs from young
hens that have shell quality
equivalent to those of hens 12
months in lay.
production costs,” Stover points
A concern among U.S. farmers
always has been ballasting, or
proper weight distribution. Ac
cording to Stover, IH all-wheel
drive tractors were designed to
deliver level tire contact in all
turning situations. In poor field
conditions, that ground contact can
improve your tractor efficiency.
Tire wear also is reduced.
All-wheel drive tractors allow
you to get into the field earlier and
stay longer. You get more traction,
less wheel spin, better fuel
economy, lower operating costs
and less soil compaction, Stover
“No matter how you look at it,
two-wheel drive tractors in North
America have gotten so powerful
that even with duals, you can’t
always effectively utilize the full
horsepower, especially under
adverse or marginal conditions,”
“That’s why over the next
several years, the growth of all
wheel drive will increase sub
stantially in North America,” he
provides seven models with fac
tory installed all-wheel drive in the
30 and 50 Series tractors, with
horsepowers ranging from 80 to 182
Tanzanians view Lancaster
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John Yocum, (left) senior research associate, outlines current research being con
ducted at Penn State’s Southeastern Field Research Lab in Landisville.
Looking on are Gerald Phillips, Farm Credit appraisal analyst, and two visitors from
Tanzania, Elisa J.E. Marandu and Francis F. Lungu. The Tanzanians were guests at the
research facility on June 8.
Regional managers for their country’s Rural Development Bank, the two Tanzanians
are graduate students at West Virginia University studying agricultural economics.
The two-year exchange program is made possible through a scholarship program
offered by the Agricultural Development Cooperative Institute of Washington, D.C.
"One reason Elisa and Francis have come to Lancaster County is because of our
diversified agriculture," says Phillips. The Lancaster Farm Credit Association is acting
as tour guide for two weeks, and instructing the students on Farm Credit lending
Phillips notes that Tanzanian regional managers have a much broader range of
responsibilities than their Farm Credit counterparts. Their duties include the
establishment of credit policies, training of personnel, the writing and servicing of
contracts, and collecting delinquent accounts.
The Tanzanian managers also act in an extension capacity, Phillips added, instructing
farmers in proper agricultural procedures. J.H.
MILWAUKEE, Wise. - Allis-
Chalmers tractors and Gleaner
combines are now offered with
extended warranties, according to
Jon Arno, Allis-Chalmers
“These new “Peace-of-Mind”
warranties demonstrate our
conviction that we build the most
reliable tractors and combines in
the marketplace,” he said.
“All current production Allis-
Chalmers tractors are now
covered by a new three-year/3,000
hour engine and power train
“This comprehensive warranty
puts Allis-Chalmers out in front of
the industry,” he said. “We’re
convinced farmers want additional
warranty coverage, so we are
responding to that need,” he said.
“In addition, we’re introducing an
optional warranty extension in
which the customer may purchase
three-year protection of all tractor
components. Besides the engine
and power train, this includes the
turbocharger, radiator, injection
pump, nozzles, oil cooler, muffler,
alternator, starter motor, con
denser, blower, compressor,
steering cylinder and
tachometer,” he said.
“On combines, the two-season
“Peace-of-Mind” warranty has
been expanded to include con
ventional as well as rotary Gleaner
combines sold in 1984. It is being
expanded because of its popularity
among farmers across North
America. Gleaner combines are
worth more in terms of features,
productivity, and, now, “Peace-of-
Mind,” he said.
“We’ve always been a leader in
prompt parts delivery, but we’ve
introduced this program to provide
farmers with more peace of
mind,” he said.
“The nationwide parts system,
anchored to our expanded parts
headquarters in Batavia, Illinois,
means even better service. If, by
chance, we do not have the part
needed to keep the eligible
machine in operating condition,
one quick phone call means the
part will be shipped by the end of
the next working day. We
New high-capacity sifter from JSX Corporation cleans all
types of grains.
High capacity sifter cited
MINNEAPOLIS, Mn. A new
High Capacity Sifter for the
cleaning of all grains has been
introduced by JSX Corporation.
The new sifter called the HCS
-5000 features a poly-brush cleaning
system that agitates the grain or
seed as it carries it over a per
forated metal trough. The trash
particulates are screened from the
product; a final aspirator and
guarantee it. Farmers will be
reimbursed for the part if it isn’t
shipped then,” he said.
“The Next Day Parts Guarantee
applies to all parts used on new
combines, corn heads, grain
heads, 6060, 6080 and 8000 series
tractors, as well as four-wheel
series tractors purchased in 1984.”
industrial blower lift the large
straws, dust, weeds and other light
materials from the cleaned
produce for thorough, complete
cleaning of any granular product.
The HSC-5000 is available in
capacities of 50 tons per hour, 100
tons per hour and 200 tons per hour.
For more information, contact
JSX Corporation, 600 Washington
North, Minneapolis, Mn. 55401.