Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 27, 1995, Image 1

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    Vol. 40 No. 29
Food By-Products Vary, But Promote Savings At Barley Farm
Lancaster Farming Staff
CRESWELL (Lancaster Co.)
—lf you can find a food waste pro
duct that resembles com—is con
sistent in terms of low moisture
and has a high energy value
then you’ve got a cattle food sour
ce to save you money.
Barley’s Star Rock Farms is an
example of a farm that succeeds by
feeding the right food by-products,
and is one of the farms selected for
a tour during the annual Pennsyl
vania Cattlemen’s Association
(PCA) Field Day on Saturday,
June 17.
Robert Barley, who helps man
age the 1,850-head steer operation
called Star Rock Farm, said, “The
Office Closed
The Lancaster Farming
office will be closed Monday,
May 29, to observe Memorial
Day. But our office will open
again for business at 8 a.m.
A pleasant spring that Is somewhat cooler than normal has given local
farmers a good chance to get well into spring planting. The Pennsylvania
Ag Statistics Service reports corn planting ahead of the five-year average.
And while corn has started to emerge, the cooi weather seemed to have
caused sprouting to take longer than usual.
Rainfall into the week ending May 21 was reported short to mostly adequ
ate In northern Pennsylvania, short to surplus in the central region, and
short to mostly adequate in southeast Pennsylvania. In Lancaster County,
tobacco planting has started, and recent rains have resulted in good pas
ture growth.
In the photo, Jeff and Daleßohrer.Lltltz, began planting their 150 acres of
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best food by-product is something
that is high in energy and high in
protein and is consistent, with low
“A lot of your waste products
are high in moisture, like salad.
Sometimes I get chocolate syrup,
which is high in moisture and hard
to handle. But your best by
product is one that is consistently
dry, high in energy, and is just like -
Walking down the aisle in the
SCC To Review Nutrient Management
Advisory Board Recommendations
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) The State Conservation
Commission (SCC) is scheduled to
meet June 21 at the Rachel Carson
State' 1 Office Building in Harris
burg to review recommendations
for regulations to implement the
Slate’s Nutrient Management Act
The recommendations are a set
of regulations created by the com
mission’s 15-member Nutrient
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 27, 1995
Part Of PC A Tour June 17
main bam, where 7SO steers are
housed, Barley kicks some of the
remnants of the by-products into
the troughs. A pineapple head
here, a slice of honeydew there, a
lemon here, an open grapefruit
there, in addition to carrots and
other salad remnants make up a
portion of the feed for cattle. Bar
ley also makes use of noodle
waste, butritos, and other pasta
type products which the cattle
readily eat.
Management Advisory Board
working with the commission
The commission staff are also
employed by the state Department
of Environmental Resources and
obstensibly will be involved in car
rying out support of the enforce
ment of the regulations through the
conservation districts.
On April 19, the Nutrient Man
agement Advisory Board by a
show of hands had unanimously
(though not all present) approved a
Barley, who farms 3,000 acres
at Star Rock in partnership with his
brother Tom and cousin Abe, Jr.,
purchases noodle food product
waste from a local food processing
company. Altogether, the food by
products make up about 10 percent
of the volume of feed to the mostly
Holstein steer herd and about 35
percent of the total energy intake
for the herd.
The rest of the feed is com silage
and high moisture com, and at
set of regulations to recommend to
the commission.
The commission is an indepen
dent agency chaired by the state
secretary of environmental resour
ces, with the secretary of agricul
ture as a member.
The commission is the agency
given authority to administer the
Nutrient Management Act, since
the law was formed with the con
cept that mandatory nutrient man
agement planning would best be
beans this week. Dale said planting was delayed a little by the rains, but the
warm weather now will help germination and bring the cropon about as fast
as if it were planted earlier. The Rohrers also have 150 acres of com.
On another note for Lancaster County farmers, the deadline for Clean
and Green applications was officially extended 90 days to Sept. 1. The reas
sessment notices had been mailed right in the middle of planting season,
and many local farmers felt they did not adequately understand or have
time to properly consider their options in the program. The Judges in Lan
caster County court agreed and gave the extension. Next yearthe deadline
reverts back to the June 1 timetable. Photo by Ev»r»tt N»wswangar, mtritglng
Four Sections
(Turn to Pag* A 29)
$25.00 Per Year
times ryelage and high moisture
barley. The com silage is a major
component of the feed, including
high-moisture ground ear com.
Protein is added to the total mixed
(Turn to Pago A 22)
Dairy Issue
Next Week
The Dairy Issue, a special
annual tribute to the dairy
industry, comes to you from
Lancaster Farming next week.
We have special on-farm fea
tures and reports on farm man
agement, dairy promotion, and
messages from advertisers.
In addition, the first of the
annual dairy recipes will be
presented in Section B, and our
livestock, gram, and auction
reports, along with regular col
umns, will be in place.
Look for next week’s special
dairy issue when we feature
dairy farmers and agribusines
ses which help provide whole
some milk and dairy products
to the urban population centers.