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Farming, Saturday, August 13 1994
PR. RANDY LYLE, Fh.D.
Are you raising high quality replace
ment heifers? Producers should incor
porate these practices and guidelines into
their herd replacement programs:
Force-feed high quality colostrum to
calves immediately after birth. Feed no
hay or forages for the first two months
of life. Provide calves water, even when
milk is being fed.
2. Follow a Purina heifer program that
will provide growth rates of 1.8 pounds
per day. Heifers will calve by 24
months of age, at 54 inch wither
heights, weighing 1200 lbs AFTER
LEY VALLEY FEED WARRIOR S MARK FEED CENTER NORTH GLADE FEED & SUPPLY M.G. HENNINGER & SON, INC.
RD2 - Box 271 A P.0.80x #l3O 12435-AWoodsboroPike Berrysburg, PA 17005
Oley, PA Warriors Mark, PA 16877 Keymar, MO 21757 717-362-3333
215-987-3568 814-632-5490 301-898-3414
Paradise, PA 17562
Umonville, PA 19375
R.D. #1 Box 320
Jeffersonville, N Y 12748
R D. #4 - Box #545
Lebanon, PA 17042
FRANKLIN FEED &
1977 Philadelphia Ave.
TRICHE LEVATOR, INC. the OXFORD GRAIN & HAY CO.
uu.i£fml£®da ?707n 1212 Railroad Ave.
W 71? Oxford, PA19363
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w,«us.»a. PA 10.53 . R D BOWMAN & SONS, INC.
* Trademark of Ralston Purina Company PURINA MILLS. INC. Feeds designed with you in mind.
Purina Mills Dairy Consultant
CALVES AND HEIFERS
Contact your Purina representative for further
evaluation of your situation.
WOODSTOWN ICE & COAL CO., INC. FARM CREST FEEDS
50 East Grant Street Lititz, PA
Woodstown, NJ 08098 717-626-0331
K & K FEED, INC.
ANTHONY’S FEED MILL
P.O. Box 212
Strausstown, PA 19559
FARMER’S UNION CO-OP
30 East Walters Avenue
Greencastle, PA 17225
BEDFORD FARM BUREAU
Bedford, PA 814-623-6194
Everett, PA 814-652-2313
New Enterprise, PA
23 N. Park Street
Richland, PA 17087
Evaluate whether your first lactation
heifers are “keeping up” with older cows.
DHIA records are a valuable tool to allow
evaluation. Peak milk production of
first, second, and third + lactation ani
mals is one measure to watch. Also
evaluate 305-day M.E. (mature equival
ent) of all age groups. Persistency of
heifers should be higher than that of
Heifers that calve at low body weight and
small frame size will not “keep up” with old
er cows. Milk production across the herd
will be reduced, along with efficiency of pro
duction and profitability.
KREIDER’S MILL, INC.
P.O. Box 146
Loysville, PA 17047
l-HECK R ■DA»n
239 W. Main St.
Knoxville. PA 16928
HIGH BROS. MILL
441 Centerville Road
Gordonville, PA 17529
H.C. SUMMERS, INC.
4002 Jefferson Pike
WILLIAM GOWER & SON
Rt. 1, Box 50
Williamsport, MD 21795
MARTIN’S FEED & FERTILIZER, INC.
Coburn, PA 16832
BROOKLANO MILLS, INC.
McVeytown, PA 17051
Moscow, PA 18444
DRAFT FEED & SUPPLY
PO Box 621, Rt. 340
Sturarts Draft, VA 24477
NISSLEY FEED CENTER
Mill Rd„ Box 377
Morgantown, PA 19543