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How Does Your Herd Compare?
STATE COLLEGE (Centre Co.) These data are calculated using
information pulled from Pennsylvania DHIA’s mainframe computer
each week. It is a one-week summary representing approximately one
fourth of the herds on test, as they are tested monthly.
These data are valuable from a business management standpoint and
can be used for comparing your operations to the averages from about
1,400 herds across the state.
DHIA Averages for all herds processed between 11/13/93 and 11/20/93
Number of Herds Processed
Number of Cows Processed
Number of Cows Per Herd
Milk Per Cow (Lbs)
Fat Per Cow (Lbs)
Protein Per Cow (Lbs)
Average Days in Milk Per Cow
♦Value for CWT Milk(s)
•Value for CWT Grainfl)
•Value for CWT Hay(s)
•Value for CWT Silage(s)
•Value for Pasture Per Day(s)
•Value for Milk Per Cow Per
•Feed Consumed Per Cow Per
D: Day Pasture
•Feed Cost Per Cow Per Ycar(s)
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UNIVERSITY PARK (Centre
Co.) As many as 300 of Pen
nsylvania's fanners are expected
to turn out in Hershey on Dec. 9 to
leant about water quality, nutrient
management, and what the future
looks like for agricultural produc
ers in the Northeast.
Dr. Lamartine F. Hood, dean of
Penn State’s College of Agricul
tural Sciences, and other experts
will provide insights into these
issues at the annual meeting of
Agway, Inc. at the Hershey Con
Average Farm Feed
Costs For Handy
To help farmers across die stale
to have handy reference of com
modity input costs in their feeding
operations for DHIA record sheets
or to develop livestock feed cost
data, here’s this week’s average
costs of various ingredients as
compiled from regional reports
across the state of Pennsylvania.
Remember these ate averages so
you will need to adjust your figures
up or down according to your loot
don and the quality of your crop.
Experts Address Future
Of Northeast Agriculture
♦Total Feed Cost Per Cow Per
"‘lncome Over Feed Costs Per
*OOOO to Milk Ratio 1:2.S
•Feed Cost Per CWT Milk(s) 4.84
Avg Level For 1,012 SCC Herds 338,430
“Agriculture in the Northeast
has been growing over the past 20
years, but we face many chal
lenges,” Hood said. “We live and
produce in one of die most densely
populated regions of the country,
dominated by large urban centers.
Agriculture must proactively seek
to be a good neighbor, and those
of us who work in agriculture
must be good citizens. We also
must aggressively seek to shape,
affect, and implement the public
policies that impact our
Com, No. 2y - 2.87 BU.
Wheat, No. 2 - 3.28 BU.
Barley, No. 3 - 1.98 BU. 4.24
Oats. No. 2 - 1.60 BU. 4.98
Soybeans, No. 1 - 6.44 BU.
Ear Com - 69.22 TON 3.46
Alfolfa Hay -109.75 TON 5.49
Mixed Hay -103.75 TON 5.19
Timothy Hay - 111.25 TON
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“In addition, all of us must
begin to see agriculture and its
products not just as commodities
and producers, but as part of a
‘food system’ that is leading us -
into the future. That food system
plays a critical role in the health
and well-being of our families,
viability of our communities, ana
the quality of our lives.”
Hood will present his perspec
tive on the issues and opportuni
ties that lie ahead for formers in
the Northeast during the afternoon
session of the Agway annual
meeting. His address will begin at
approximately 2:30 p.m.
Agway traditionally has held a
single three-day meeting in Syra
cuse. This year, three one-day
meetings will be held to better
accommodate farmers geographi
cally. In addition to the Pennsyl
vania event, meetings were held
Dec. 1 in Liverpool, N.Y., and
Dec. 6 in Springfield, Mass.
“By having one-day sessions at
three locations, we hope to attract
more active farmers to the meet
ings,” said Richard K. Arnold,
director of corporate communica
tions for Agway.
Following registration and
refreshments, the business meet
ing will start promptly at 10 a.m.
The afternoon program will end at
Other highlights of the meeting
include panel presentations and
discussions on water quality
issues of critical interest to far
mers. an update on developments
in the Agway cooperative, and the
chance to talk to the Agway board
and management in an informal
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