Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 20, 1995, Image 31

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    Dixie L. Burris,
Membership Development
Call ISOO-DHI-TEST tor Information.
PtnniylvanU Dairy Herd Improvement Aeeodation
DHIA Service Center, Orchard Road, Univenity Park, PA 16802
DHIA Is Family Affair
Training Coordinator
Co.) When traveling through
Susquehanna or Wayne counties in
the early morning hours, and you
pass a vehicle along your route,
chances are good that you passed a
member of the Williams family.
Gary, Scott and Gale Williams
are deeply committed to providing
top notch service for PaDHIA.
Currently the Williams’ family
is responsible for serving parts of
Susquehanna and Wayne County.
This includes servicing a total of
78 hyerds. Usually Gary is respon
sible for 36 herds and Scott is.
responsible for 42 herds, while
Gale serves as an assistant.
Along with working for
Pa.DHIA, the Williams family is
deeply involved in community
projects and organizations.
Gary has been a state constable
for the past 10 years. Gail is cur
rently president of the Starrucca
Borough Council where she has
served for the past 10 years.
After talcing a quick look at the
past history of the family, it
doesn’t take long to realize that
they arc not afraid of hard work
and commitment
Gary has been a Pa.DHIA tech
nician for the past 1214 years. He
retired from the U.S. Air Force in
1982, after 21 years service, and
having achieved the rank of senior
master sergeant.
One special award that Gary
received while in the Air Force
was the Airman’s Medal for Hero
ism, an honor he received in 1979.
In the past. Gary also had the
opportunity to work with the Boy
Scout program for 16 years, where
he earned the Silver Beaver
Award. He said this award was
very special because he also was
recognized as an Eagle Scout in his
younger days.
He also has an associate degree
in business management.
Scott has been a Pa.DHIA tech
nician for eight years. He said that
strong leadership within the family
unit gave him the encouragement
to strive to earn the Eagle Scout
Along with the everyday duties
of a technician, Scott also serves a*
a representative on the Technician
Advisory Committee.
In addition to a full circuit, Gary
also serves as a senior technician.
The job duties of a senior techni
cian include assisting the region
manaer with promotion, training,
and substituting for other
PaDHIA is proud to have such a
hard working, committed family
representing them in today’s
cvery-changing DHIA world.
If we can assist you with you
dairy operation, please contact
Pa.DHIA at (800) 433-8378.
BODY good:
Lancaster Fanning, Saturday, May 20,1995-A3l
Average Farm Feed
Costs For Handy
To help fanners across the state
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 last week’s average
costs of various ingredients as
compiled from regional reports
across the state of Pennsylvania.
Remember these are averages so
you will need to adjust your figures
up or down according to your loca
tion and the quality of your cipp.
Com, No. 2y - 2.61 bu. 4.66 cwL
Wheat, No. 2 - 3.44 bu. 5.74
Barley, No. 3-1.76 bu. 3.76
Oats, No. 2 -1.58 bu. 4.91 cwL
Soybeans, No. 1 - 5.37 bu. 8.96
Ear Com 64.47 ton 3.22 cwL
Alfalfa Hay - 95.75 ton 4.79
Mixed Hay - 93.00 ton 4.65 cwL
Timothy Hay - 92.25 ton 4.61
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