Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 10, 1993, Image 1

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    Vol. 38 No. 35
GPU Nuclear Initiates Communications With Farmers
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) When the GPU Nuclear
Corporation’s Unit II reactor facil
ity at Three Mile Island, in Middle
town, went down in an accident in
1979 after three months of opera
tion, area fanners were really in
the dark about what to do.
“We were told that we should
evacuate and the oldest person on
the farm should stay to tend the
animals,” said Lloyd Byers, a Dau
phin County dairyman and several
other county farmers who were
guests of GPU last week during a
tour of the facility and a discussion
with corporation representatives.
Byers and the others said that.
Members of the senior dairy bowl team from Pennsylva
nia who won the national contest at the 108th annual
National Holstein Association Convention are, in the front,
from the left, Liza Haas, Murel Raub and Meranda Dun, and,
in the back, from left, coach Logan Bower and Jennifer
Panel Of Farmers, Educators, And Exhibitors Ready To Make Your Dass Worthwhile
Animal Housing Expo Offers Producer Information
Lancaster Farming Staff
LEBANON (Lebanon Co.)
This year’s Animal Housing Expo,
a show for Northeast livestock,
dairy, and poultry producers, is
scheduled Tuesday and Wednes
day at the Lebanon Fairgrounds.
The show, now in its second
season, centers on the fundamen
tals of animal behavior and care.
Knowing the flight zone of ani
mals, being wary of how you load
them onto and off the chute, and
other factors are some of the ele
ments presented at this year’s
But there’s more, including a
wide array of animal care topics,
demonstrations, and equipment
and housing exhibits, including the
• Basic Ventilation Concepts,
Dr. Robert Graves, Penn State.
• Legislative Upidate on H.B.
100, Rep. Sheila Miller (R-Host).
• Getting the Most Out of Your
Milking Parlor. Mike Gamroth,
60t Per Copy
while it was too long ago to
remember who or what agency
was putting out the information,
they were told that since the oldest
person on the farm wouldn’t live as
long anyway, they should stay
behind to face the unknown.
And the unseen.
Like many people who resided
in and around a 10-mile radius of
the nuclear power facility, Byers
said he remembers exactly what he
was doing when he learned of the
A core reactor suffered damage
when back up systems failed dur
ing a mishap. Whether a signific
ant amount of radiation was
released onto the nearby com-
(Turn to Pago A 24)
Oregon State University.
• Handling Swine Safely, Dr.
Ken Kephart, Penn State.
• Environmental Impact Stu
dies, Richard Hoover, R. E. Wright
Panel topics and moderators
• Dairy Expansion and Remod
eling Experiences, moderated by
Dr. Robert Graves. Panel members
include Doyle Waybright, Mason-
Dixon Farm, Gettysburg; Robert
Rohrer Sr./lr., Washington Boro;
Steve Hershey, Manheim; Gary
and Barb Lentz, Lebanon; Dale
Hoover, Lebanon; and Jim and
Deb Hoffman, Lebanon.
• Trends in the Swine Industry,
moderated by Dr. Ken Kephart.
Panel members include Mark Hitz,
Lebanon, contract to independent;
Steve Hykes, Annville, swine
composting; Jerry Hostetter,
Annville, nutrient management
'planning; Dave Koch, Breta. HI..
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, July 10,1993
Facing his audience of Dauphin-County farmers, GPU Nuclear Corp. spokesman
Tom Kauffman explains the need, function and use of a Three-Mile-island training
center with a simulated nuclear reactor control room. According to Kauffman the
equipment and sensitivity of the equipment is identical to that actually used to control
the TMi Unit 1 reactor plant.
1,600 Attend National Holstein Convention
Pennsylvania dairy bowl teams
were named national champion
dairy bowl teams during the
National Holstein Convention
held June 25 through July 1 at the
Riverside Convention Center in
Rochester, N.Y.
To knowledge, it is the first time
both senior and junior dairy bowl
teams from Pennsylvania simul
taneously won national titles.
Members of the senior dairy
bowl team were Liza Haas, Jennif
er Hummel, Murel Raub and Mer
anda Dun, and coach Logan Bow
er. who defeated a team from Cali
fornia to take the title.
Clark Stauffer, Ephrata, will discuss aspects of his pouKry/swlna composting oper
ation at the Animal Housing Expo at the Lebanon Fairgrounds.
Four Sections
The junior dairy bowl team con
sisted of coach Ann Day, and
members David and Matthew Day,
Heath Ocker and John Leib Jr.
They defeated a New York team in
the finals.
In addition to the numerous
activities during the convention,
several other Pennsylvanians
received honors.
Among them was John Cope, of
Grantham, who was elected vice
president of the association. John
Selz, of Humbird, Wis., was
named president.
Taking the title as Distinguished
Young Breeder Award winners
were Lloyd and Denise Pease, of
$19.75 Per Year
Susquehanna (see story, June 26
issue Lancaster Farming ).
About 1,600 people had regis
tered to attend the 108th annual
meeting, according to association
Of the official business con
ducted, of special note is the fact
that the board approved culling
back on international development
work by the association, but it will
continue to fund judging and clas
sification work overseas and is to
maintain a working relationship
with other nation herdbooks on
registry and bloodtypes, according
to an association newsletter.
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