Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 01, 1995, Image 128

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    DMancastw Farming, Saturday, July 1, 1995
BEEF CATTLE
IDENTIFICATION
Proper identification is essential
for keeping recdrds which are
necessary to operate a beef enter
prise efficiently. Records are
needed to determine animal per
formance. maintain health prog
rams, and to schedule management
activities. They are particularly
important in providing genetic
information for selection, breed
ing, and culling.
In the feedlot, identification
helps the owner to recognize the
sources of feeders, keep accurate
performance and economic data,
and maintain health programs.
Methods Of
Identification
• Tattoo Tattooing is a per
manent method of identification
that is required for registered
cattle. The readability of a tattoo
depends mote on the skill of the
producer doing the job than any
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MEETS THE CHALLENGE
SSPIO GRASS SEEDERS
3 Pi.
Features of the SSPIO are 4 3/8 Bu. meter box
capacity, 4 3/8 brome box capacity, Standard front
wheel, and a 10’ rolling width. The overall width is
11’4” and aoorox. weight is 2018#.
12’ SURE STAND SEEDER
SSI2 PULL TYPE
Special Features of the SSI 2 Pull Type are a 5 1/4
bu. meter box capacity, 5 1/4 bu. optional brome box
capacity, and standard front wheel. It has a rolling
width of 12’ The overall width is 15’ with an approx,
of 2547#.
other factor. Before tattooing, both
the ear and the instrument should
be cleaned thoroughly. The tattoo
ing is performed with a special
instrument that places characters,
letters, or numerals under the skin
by a series of needlelike points.
The tattoo should be between the
ribs of the ear, and tattoo ink
should be rubbed in well with the
finger. The major disadvantage of
tattooing is that the animal must be
completely restrained before iden
tification can be made.
• Ear Tags—Many kinds of ear
tags are used extensively in beef
cattle identification. Ear tags vary
in the material from which they are
made, size, and method of attach
ment They will provide identifica
tion for a longer period if they are
properly installed. Otherwise, ear
tags are only semipermanent and
are best suited for calves and feed
lot operations if they arc improper
ly placed in the ear.
Types of ear tags:
a. Metal metal ear tags are
generally either round or rectangu
lar. They may cause infection and
often are more difficult to read
than other types of ear tags. The
loss rate is generally high after a
period of a year.
b. Plastic —infection is less of a
problem than with metal tags and
they are usually easier to read.
c. Rubber Soft rubber tags
appear to be the best suited for beef
cattle identification. Because of
their flexibility, less replacement
is required and larger tags may be
used. They are the most popular
form of identification because they
come in a variety of sizes, can be
A LESSON
WELL
LANCASTER
FARMING'S
‘ CLASSIFIED
, ADS
iGET RESULTS!
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ADAMSTOWN
Adamstown Equip. Inc.
ALLENTOWN
Lehigh Ag Equipment
BECHTELSVILLE
Miller Equip. Co.
BERWICK
C.H. Rinehimer & Sons
CARLISLE
Gutshall’s, Inc.
DOVER
George N. Gross, Inc.
EASTON
George V. Seiple
ELIZABETHTOWN
Messick Farm Equipment Co.
INTERCOURSE
C.B. Hoober & Son
GREENCASTLE
Meyers Implement
LANCASTER
Landis Brothers, Inc.
LEBANON
Umberger's of Fontana
LOYSVILLE
Gutshall’s, Inc.
LYNNPORT
Kermit K. Kistler, Inc.
NEEDMORE
Clugston Farm Equipment
NEW HOLLAND
A.B.C. Groff, Inc.
OAKLAND MILLS
Peoples Sales & Service
OLEY
Pikevllle Equipment, Inc.
SOMERSET
Summit Machinery
QUARRYVILLE
Grumelll Farm Service
TAMAQUA
Charles Snyder, Inc.
WATSONTOWN
Deerfield Ag & Turf Center, Inc.
WEST GROVE
S.G. Lewie A Son, Inc.
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CDcneoirv
Ceresvllle Ford New Holland
BRIDGETON
Leslie Fogg
ELMER
Pole Tavern Equip. Sales Corp
COLUMBUS
Reed Brothers Equipment
FAIRIELD
Caldwell Tractor & Equipment
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MEETS THE CHALLENGE
printed with many types of infor
mation, are cheap to use, and can
easily be replaced if they are lost.
Rubber tags are correctly placed in
the center of the ear by piercing the
ear between the ribs of cartilage. If
they are placed too close to the
head, they can be very hard to read;
if they are placed too far out on the
ear, they are lost more easily.
Replacement can usually be made
in the same hole in the ear from the
previous tag site. Because many
cattle are both tattooed and ear
tagged, care must be taken to place
the tag in the opposite ear from the
tattoo.
• Freeze Branding Freeze
LAND PRIDE B 3
15’ ROTARY CUTTER
• 15’folding unit
• Reinforced 10 gauge deck
• Winge fold up for 96” traneport width
• Mowing height from 2” to 14”
• Cuts material up to 2” thick
The Land Pride family... quality from the ground up.
Bangor Implement
6 Flicksville Road
Bangor, PA 18013
610-588-5922
Betts Equipment
3139 Windy Bush Road. Rt. 232
New Hope, PA 18938
215-598-7501
C.B. Hoober &
Son, Inc.
Main Street
Intercourse, PA 17534
717-768-8231
Cannonsburg Supply
& Equipment Co.
RD 1, Box 247
Cannonsburg, PA 15317
412-746-2500
Deerfield Ag &
Turf Center, Inc.
RR 2 Box 212
Watsontown, PA 17777
717-538-3557
Detlan
Equipment, Inc.
141 East Main St.
Silverdale, PA 18962
215-257-5177
Ounkle & Grieb, Inc.
RR 2, Box 14
Centre Hall, PA 16828
814-364-1421
New Jerscy
Caldwell Tractor & Frank Rymon & Warren County
Equipment, Inc. Sons, Inc., Service Center
480 U.S. Route 46 RD 3, Box 355 228 Route 94
Fairfield, N.J. 07006 Washington. N.J. 07882 Blalrtown, N.J.
201-227-6772 201-689-1464 903-362-6916
Rodio Tractor Reed Brothers
Sales Petticoat Bridge Road.
North White Horse Pike Columbus, N.J. 08022
Hammonton, N.J. 08037 609-267-3363
609-561-0141
branding is a relatively new
method of identifying cattle.
Freezing the hide with a super
cooled branding iron destroys the
color-producing cells and results
in a permanent growth of white
hair in the shape of the iron used.
Freeze branding is recommended
for dark colored animals only.
Equipment needed:
a. A chute or some device to
tightly restrain the animal.
b. Hair clippers with extra thin
blades.
c. Copper or copper alloy brand
ing irons. The irons should be at
least four inches high and the
Pennsylvania
Eckroth Bros
Farm Equipment
Rd 2. Box 24A
New Ringold, PA 17960
717-943-2131
Hines Equipment
RT. 220, Belwood, PA
814-742-8171
Keller Brothers
R 7 Box 405
Lebanon, PA 17042
717-949-6501
1950 Fruitville Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-569-2500
Lost Creek
implement, Inc.
Route 35, Box 123
Oakland Mill, PA 17076
717-463-2161
M.S. Yearsly & Sons
West Chester, PA
610-696-2990
Marshall
Machinery, Inc.
Route 642
Honesdale, PA 18431
717-729-7117
Nlcarry
Equipment Co. Triple H
rd 2, Rt. 6i , 3 Miles s. Equipment, Inc.
of Leesport, Reading, PA 2368 Robert Fulton Hwy.
610-926-2441 PeaGh^ttomPA^S 63
717-540-3770
(Turn to Paga D 3)
Norman D. Clark &
Son, Inc.
Honey Grove. PA
717-734-3682
Pikeville
Equipment Inc. -
RD 2, Oysterdale Road
Oley, PA 19547
610-927-6277
Sollenberger’s
Equipment, Inc.
80 State St.
Everett. PA 15537
814-652-6990
Stoltzfus Farm
Service
Cochranville, PA
610-593-2407
Stouffer Bros Inc.
1066 Lincoln Way West
Chambersburg, PA 17201
717-263-8424
Thomas L. Dunlap
Rt. 220, Main St. Exit
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
717-398-1391
Tractor Parts Co.
335 Central Road
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
717-784-0250