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AlO-Uncwtef Farming, Saturday, Saptambar 23, 1985
Be There To Participate
The premier dairy show event in the East is scheduled in Har
risburg next week at the Pennsylvania all-American to be staged
at the Farm Show Complex. Many people will show their cattle
and skills in the junior dairy show and the junior management
contest for the youth and the breed championship shows and the
selection of a supreme champion Thursday afternoon for the Big
In between, there is a wealth of dairy information to be pre
sented in seminars that will feature new technology and educa
tional information every dairy person should know about if he
plans to slay in the dairy business beyond next year. This infor
mation will cost a person only the time it takes to be present.
Many people seem to think it is only for the people who show
dairy cattle. And it is for the show persons. But for the spectators,
it is the opportunity to see the most beautiful cows and heifers of
every breed from many different herds across the nation and
Canada. In addition, the breed sales give people an opportunity to
take an outstanding animal of their favorite color along home to
start a string of beautiful cows in their own bam.
But the key to the value of the all-American is this. You must
be there to profit and enjoy the events that have been planned.
Too often, the large arena is filled with tall, dairy cows with near
perfect udders and the spectator seats are relatively empty. If you
are a dairy farmer within driving distance of this showcase of
beautiful dairy animals and technical information, you and your
family would do well to fill those spectatof seats at the all
-American on several of the show days. You have to be there to
National Romney Show and Sale,
Eastern States Exposition,
West Springfield, Mass., Stor
rowton Tavern, 5 p.m.
Bloomsburg Fair, Bloomsburg,
thru Sept. 30.
Community Composting Field
Day, Seven Stars Dairy and
Kimberton Waldorf School,
Kimberton, 1 p.m.-4;30 p.m.
Southwest Pa. Grazing Confer
ence, Bill lams Farm, Marian
na, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pa. Dairy Princess Pageant, Shera
ton Harrisburg, hospitality 5:30
p.m., banquet 6:30 p.m.
Causes, Effects, Solutions, and
; Prevention of Compaction,
Tyrone Area High School plots,
Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival
of New Jersey, Salem County
Fairgrounds, Woodstown, N.J.,
thru Sept. 24.
U. of Pa. School of Vet Medicine
Open House, New Bolton Cen
ter. Kennett Square, 10 a.m.-3
Forestry meeting, Linn Run State
Park, 9:45 a.m.-noon.
Lancaster County Apple Festival,
Cherry Hill Orchards,
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Pa. All-American Dairy Show,
Farm Show Complex, Harris
burg, thru Sept. 28.
Reading Fair, Kutztown Fair
grounds, thru Oct. 1.
Momson Cove Community Fair,
Martinsburg, thru Sept. 29.
Lehigh Valley Horse Council
meeting, Monito Equestrian
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Northeast Poultry Show, Host
Resort. Lancaster, thru Sept.
Pa. Fall Championship Show,
Farm Show Complex, Harris
burg, 9 a.m.
Nutrient Management Workshop,
Manure Management, Univer
Ephrata Fair, Ephrata, thru Sept.
Ag Field Day, Kenneth Fulcomer
Farm. Tyrone, 10 a.m.-noon.
Eastern National Holstein Sale,
Farm Show Complex, Harris
burg, 7 p.m.
West Lampeter Community Fair,
Lampeter, thru Sept. 29.
Handle With Care Roundtable,
University of Maryland
Cooperative Extension, Col
lege Park, Frostburg, Solo
mons, Towson, 7:15 p.m.-9:15
Pasture Walk, John and Julie May
er Farm, Emmitsburg, 10
Ihursdav, Sfpkinhfr 2S
Eastern National Holstein Show.
Farm Show Complex, Harris
burg, 8 a.m.
Pumpkin Variety Demonstration,
None-Such Farms. Bucking
ham, 6:30 p.m.
Tri-Valley Community Fair,
Hegins, thru Oct. 1.
Dauphin County Fall Field Day,
Gerald Wiesl’s Farm, Loyalton,
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
New York State Beef Expo, Cort
land. N.Y thru Oct. 1.
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Eastern National Livestock Show,
Maryland State Fairgrounds.
Pa. State Maple Meeting and Tour,
Monroeton Fire Hall, 9 a.m.
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Fall is a good time to evaluate
this year’s harvest and to be thank
ful for the yields that were
Think about the com fields that
have already been harvested and
those not yet harvested. Were the
fields free of stalk rots, rootworm
damage, molds, and leaf blights?
Did the ears and stalks of silage
hybrids dry down at about the
same rale? Or, were the kernels
hard and glazed while the stalks
were green and succulent?
Calculate crop yields. Compare
tonnage harvested to tonnage
This information will be helpful
in deciding which hybrids to order
and how much to plant next year. It
will also be helpful when making
As you make ration adjust
ments, also consider particle size,
hardness of kernels, digestibility,
nutrient content, and dry matter
intake per hundredweight of body
Forage tests may provide some
of this information. For more accu
rate estimates of dry matter
intakes, weigh or tape some cows,
weigh the amount of feeds fed, and
deduct the amount of feed wasted,
refused, and swept out of the
According to Robert Anderson,
extension agronomy agent, it is
easy to gel a fairly accurate esti
mate of com yields by using a
simple formula and a little time in
In making the estimate, it is
assumed that a bushel of com con-
With so much interest in the
proposed P.P. & L. - PECO mer
ger, the PECO take-over sounded
terrific; but from what 1 am hear
ing from friends and relatives,
who live in the Philadelphia area,
they say they have been paying
140 a kilowatt for some time.
However. I have no personal opin
ion; as I have no experience to
back it up. But this is not the rea
son for writing my letter.
I was leaning toward the merger
because I thought maybe the new
company would do something
about the stray voltage problem
that has been affecting at least se
ven dairy fanners in the Columbia
and lower Lycoming County area.
tains 90,000 kernels. However, for
varieties which have high test
weights, the formula underesti
mates yields, and for varieties
which have low test weights, the
formula overestimates the yield.
Start by measuring 1/1,000 of an
acre at five locations within the
Held. Then count the number of
ears in each location. Select rep
esentative locations avoiding
extremely good or bad areas. The
square feet in 1/1,000 of an acre is
If you divide 43.56 by the row
width in feet, you will determine
the length of row to count. For 30
inch rows (2.5 feet) that distance is
17.424 feet or 17 feet and 5 inches.
Next, harvest every fifth ear in that
distance and determine the number
of rows of kernels and the number
of kernels in each row.
You are now ready to estimate
the yield using the following for
mula: Yield equals (average num
ber of ears) times (average number
of rows per ear) times (average
number of kernels per row)
divided by (90,000 kernels per
bushel) times 1,000.
Acts 4:32 through 5:42
Acts 4:32-37, Acts 18-26
It seems incredible to me that
there is such a rapidly growing
hostility for tlje “down-and
outcrs” of our society. Selfishness
and indifference to human need
have become politically correct
even among Christians. Not only
has compassion and benevolence
declined, but many have come to
the point of blaiming and despis
ing the poor for their poverty, the
hungiy for their malnutrition, and
the homeless for their vagabond
The image that seems to attract
the most public ire today is the
welfare cheat. Billions may be
squandered in propping up unde
mocratic foreign regimes, in sub
sidizing the tobacco industry, in
paying for more armed forces and
weaponry that even our military
leaders think we need, and in vari
ous contractors cheating the gov
ernment blind. BUI the image that
really makes us furious is a wel
fare mother who makes thirty
As of this date, it has ruii
reds of dairy cows with up to se
ven volts found in some dairy
men's milking area which is
coming from the utility company
neutral. When you confront P.P. &
L. Co. with this problem, all they
will do is put on an isolator,
which, in essence, unhooks us
from their neutral. I say that is
merely a Band-Aid. Once the iso
lator is put on, it just makes mat
ters worse for the next farmer; be
cause a PP. & L. Co. lineman told
one of these dairymen that PP. &
L. haled to lose the dairy farmer,
for all of the concrete and metal
pipe they utilize for their ground
ing system. They have not done
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Soybean yields may be esti
mated as soon as the number of
pods which will be famed is deter
mined. Estimates are based on the
fact that on average, one pound of
soybeans contains 2,700 individu
If the variety being checked has
an unusually large or small seed, a
count for that variety should be
used. In order to nave a reasonable
good estimate, you need to make
sure that representative areas of the
field are checked.
To make the estimate, an aver
age for the number of plants per
acre, the average number of pods
per plant and the average number
of seeds per pod must be deter
mined. The formula is: bushels per
acre equal (plants per acre) times
(pods per plant) times (seeds per
pod) divided by (seeds per pound)
times (60 pounds per bushel). See
above section on determining com
yield for determining length of row
needed to count soybean plants.
Feather Prof.'s Footnote:
“Excellence can be yours if you
refuse to accept anything but the
bucks by cheating on food stamps.
Understand, dishonesty, cor
ruption and cheating in any form
are reprehensible, but why is it
that a poor cheat raises much more
ire than a rich one? Might it not be
that by despising the needy, we
free ourselves of the compassion
to help them and thus comfort
ourselves for our failure to share?
JESUS AND THE POOR
That Christians buy this kind of
political correctness is amazing in
the light of what Jesus taught and
demonstrated in His own life and
ministry. With whom was Jesus
most concerned if not the poor and »
downtrodden? What was the lit
mus lest of Chnslisp
if not to help those who
help themselves. Read through the
four gospels and see for yourself
what was Jesus’ altitude to the ,
down and outers of His own day.'
Then in Acts 4 we have lhat
wonderful description of the early
church m Jerusalem. “Now the
company of those who believed
were of one heart and soul, and no
one said that any of the things
which he possessed was his own,
but they had everything in com
mon... There was not a needy per
son among them...”
I’m not necessarily advocating
that Christians today hold “every
thing in common,” but I think we
might strive for that very same
goal of “not a needy person among
them” if, like the early Christians,
we acknowledge that nothing we
possess is our own. If each of us
realized that whatever we have
belongs to God and therefore is to
be shared with others, we might
not wipe out poverty in our coun
try entirely, but we could elimi
nate the greater part of it.
ON COMPASSION’S SIDE
When I was a pastor, I realized
that some of the poor and home
less that came to the church’s door
for help would never change even
if they had a chance and others
only wanted a handout so they
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