Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, November 03, 1984, Image 10

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    Alo—Lancaster Fanning, Saturday, November 3,1984
his Week's^
The election
something else
Let’s get it straight up front. I don’t intend to
tell you howto vote.
I don’t think any editor or publication (or
anyone for that matter) has the right to tell you
how to vote. That decision is yours alone to
make and no one should try to influence it
Any editor who inflates his or her ego to
think that he or she should have a say in your
voting decision isn’t worth the paper on which
their hollow words are written.
And to do so using the disgustingly poor
taste of calling one of the candidates for the
Presidency of the United States a jackass is
the height of egocentric bombastic pomposity
That editor, not the candidate, deserves the
jackass symbol
To Prevent Pneumonia
Especially as temperature and
weather conditions vary con
siderably from day to day and
from hour to hour, precautions
need to be taken to prevent
pneumonia. Pneumonia causing
organisms are normally present in
the respiratory tract, but under
periods of stress an animal’s
resistance can be lowered to the
point where it can no longer fight
off the infection. Thus, it is im
portant to minimize stress on
animals. Keep bams will ven
tilated, but avoid cold drafts. This
may require frequent adjustment
of doors and windows, or the
proper installation and use of fans.
Good ventilation prevents the
buildup of stagnent, moist, germ
laden air. That’s important! Also
avoid overcrowding. During in
clement and rapidly changing
weather conditions also minimize
stresses associated with tran
sporting animals, weaning or
changing feeds, dehorning,
deworming, vaccinating, etc.
When necessary, consult your
veterinarian for advice on im
munization and treatment.
To Analyze Your Feeds
The growing and harvesting
seasons this year were different
By Jay Irwin
Lancaster County Agriculture Agent
Phone 717-394-6851
from those of 1963 and so are the
forages. Some of the early
analyses indicate that com silage
is lower in fiber and protein, and
higher in energy. That’s what you
would expect with the higher grain
content. On the other hand, many
hay crop forages became weather
damaged or were more mature
when harvested. Don’t be sur
prised if the protein is down and the
fiber is up, and that the fiber is the
more indigestible type. As a result
of this you may need to feed some
more highly-digestible fiber, more
protein, and be careful not to
overfeed on grain. With the
abundance of com, it will be
tempting to overfeed com grain
and silage. Be careful. Collect
some representative samples of
your forages. Have them analyzed.
Then, use a recommended feeding
program. Couple this with your
experience and with your ob
servations of the herd’s needs.
To Prevent Moldy Cora
Be sure com is dry enough when
harvested and stored, and well
aerated once in storage. Other
alternatives are to dry it with
supplemental air and heat, or to
ensile it. If com must be piled onto
floors or placed in large round wire
cribs that are poorly aerated,
Now, that I have your attention let me
suggest a wild idea that deals with something
entirely different
Three Mile Island and Animal Health are two
burning issues in Pennsylvania
How about getting the two together
My proposal-
Finish cleaning up Three Mile Island and
then close it down tor good -- sealing the
reactor and any other radioactively critical
Then, turn the island into a Northeastern
Bio-Secure Center for Animal Health
Location on the island would facilitate the
needed security for such a center It is located
fairly close to PDA’s Summerdale labs and
about halfway between New Bolton Center
and Penn State
Existing facilities on the island should
already be equipped to provide such
necessary things as negative pressure, clean
room and disposal facilities.
If Pennsylvania is serious about bio-secure
facilities, why not try and utilize something
already available And Gov Thornburgh has
expressed reservations about restart.
The federal government could kick in some
money, along with other states in the Nor
theast whose agriculture could benefit from
such a center being closer than Ames, la
And it might even be considered fitting by
some. The worst nuclear power plant accident
in history could have had the most serious and
long-range effects on the land itself. Perhaps,
the memorial to that accident could now be
used for the betterment of the industry, which
could have been its most-affected victim.
delay harvesting until the com
drys down and becomes cooler. In
doing this though, you increase
your risk of field losses. Then, try
to feed that com out first, while the
weather is cool. The aim here is to
keep the com at about the same
temperature as the air tem
perature. This will help reduce any
condensation in the pile, at the
point where warm air and cool air
meet. Also, keep the corn free of
debri, and if necessary, aerate the
pile by “turning” it occasionally.
When ensiling com, be sure to
ensile at the proper moisture, use a
good distributor, and prevent
separation in the silo. The silo
should be airtight, and the
material needs to be fed off fast
enough to keep ahead of surface
To Notice Spiny Pigweed in
An annual summer and fall weed
we see increasing to record
numbers in farm pastures is the
thorn covered redroot or pigweed.
The weed is a first cousin of our
common redroot except this one
has spines on it. No animal eats it
for obvious reason. Spiny pigweed
grows freely injtoo many pastures,
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November 4,1984
Background Scripture:
Romans 13; Colossians
Devotional Reading:
Romans 13:8-14.
Christians have always had a great
deal of difficulty with and con
troversey over Romans 13, which
begins with Paul’s clearcut ad
monition: “Let every person be
subject to the governing
This verse and those that follow,
13:1-7, have been the justification
for Christian acquiescence in all
kinds of government tyranny and
even godlessness. When Hitler
swept to power in Germany in the
1930’5, many Christian clergy cited
Romans 13 as their textual basis
for going along with the Nazi
There is no doubt that Paul’s ad
monition is unequivocal. He leaves
no loopholes, no escape clauses. He
does not say, “Sometimes we must
obey and sometimes we must not
obey.” Instead, Paul says,
“Therefore he who resists the
authorities resists what God has
appointed” (13:2).
Yet, although Paul seems to
leave no door open to us for any
resistance or disobedience to the
state, it is hard to accept his pro
nouncement in Romans as the final
and complete word to us. If we took
Paul literally, we would have to
conclude that Jesus himself was in
Farm Calendar
Saturday, Novembers
Equine Sports Medicine Seminar, 8
a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Clayton Hall,
University of Delaware.
Keystone International Livestock
Exposition; continues through
Wednesday at the Farm Show „ Thursday, November 8
complex. Fayette County annual DHIA
meeting, 7 p.m., Glison’s
Dairy Goat meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Lancaster Farm and Home
Agricultural Leaders
College Park, Md.
Ag Career Day, HUB, Penn State,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m
Monday, November 5
Marketing and Production
Economics poultry session, 7:30
p.m., Berks County Ag Center.
Hunterdon County, N.J. Sheep
Breeders Association, 8 p.m.,
Extension Center, Flemington,
Production and Marketing
Economics Meeting for
Backyard Poultry Producers
and Fanciers, 7:30 p.m., Berks
Ag Center.
Red Rose Alliance, Goodville Fire
Hall, spaghetti supper, 6:30
p.m.; meeting, 7:30p.m.
Tuesday, November 6
Marketing and Production
Economics, 7:30 p.m., Berks-
Lehigh Valley Farm Credit
Service Building.
/vow THAT is
violation of this teaching. There
were more than a few times when
he resisted the authorities and
spoke of his allegiance to God as an
even higher authority.
It is also true that the Book of
Revelation breathes a different
spirit than Romans 13. In Revela
tion, the Roman government is
seen as a deadly enemy of God.
The authorities are painted in the
most unf'' i *'”-ing light. In Acts 4,
Peter ana aoim art warned by the
authorities not to continue t
preach, but Peter replies:
“Whether it is right in the sight of
God to listen to you rather than to
God, you must judge; for we can
not but speak of what we have seen
and heard’’ (4:19).
Paul is not the last word on this
subject; Jesus is. And, when we
look carefully at Jesus’ attitude
toward government and authority,
we are much better able to unders
tand Paul in Romans 13.
Jesus respected and taught
respect for civil authority, but he
did not regard that authority as
higher than that of God. Govern
ment is necessary to bring order
out of the chaos of our life in socie
ty. The concept of government is a
gift from God.
But this does not mean that evil
government shall not be resisted,
particularly when its evil and in
justice is in conflict with God and
his purposes. Jesus respected both
the authority of Caesar and God,
but he never for a moment forgot
whose claim on him came first.
Paul wanted Christians to be
obedient to the state, but never at
the cost of their obedience to God.
For, even as he wrote Romans 13,
Christianity was regarded by the
Roman state as an illegal religion
and its adherents were clearly
lawbreakers and resisters to
Like everything else strike a
happy balance: neither irresponsi
ble disrespect, nor slavish obe
Wednesday, November 7
Hunterdon County N.J. Board of
Agriculture meeting, 8 p.m.;
Extension Center.
Friday, November 9
Lamb grading workshop, Dan
ville; continues tomorrow.
Farm-City Week Kick-off lun
cheon, noon, Lebanon County
Vo-Tech School.
Farm-City Banquet of Nor
thampton-Monroe County
Farmers Association, 7 p.m.,
Plainfield Township Fire
Company Hall, Wind Gap.
Dear Editor
First let me say that I really
enjoy your paper and look forward
to it every week.
My concern is the elimination of
leaded gas. The EPA would like to
eliminate leaded gas by about 1995
I realize this is 11 years off, but I
intend to be using my tractor 11
years from now and beyond. My
tractor has limited use on my 13
acres but I also have seven other
tools that use leaded gas, chain
saws, mowers, generators, etc.
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