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DAUPHIN (Dauphin Dairy-MAP workshops to be held State Faculty and county agents to
Co.) —Dairy producers from Dau- in Elizabethville, Lebanon, and teach sound business management
phin, Lebanon, and Schuylkill Pottsville. practices to dairymen, their fami
counties will be able to participate Dairy-MAP is an abbreviation lies, and their farming partners,
locally in 1996 in one of three for a program developed by Penn Dairy MAP stands for Dairy
Management and Profitability.
The workshops involve two-day
Commercis] 30.00-37.00; Cutler »nd Bon- workshops that are designed to
ing Utility 29.00-34.00; Cmner and Low address specific dairy manage-
Cutter 25.00-33.50; Shells 23.00 and ment issues,
At workshops, teams of county
bulls: Yield Grade 11500/2000 lbs, agents present ideas and facilitate
36.00- Yield Grade 21000/1400 lbs, discussion for small groups of far-
STEERS: M&L 1 300/500 ™ CrS- In * eS f Small groups, pro
ibs, 50.00-60.00; 250/280 lbs, ducers will then work at solving
so.oo-64.00; M 600/900 lbs, 45.00-58.00; problems as a group.
heifers: M ial l 300/500 lbs, This type of educational pro-
I sooMMte.' 3600-6000 cess . hel P s attendees work toward
calves: Veal: Prime ’55.00-70.00: sowing broad problems and then
Choice 50.00-60.00; Good 40.00-48.00; work toward answers for their
Farm Calves;#! Holstein Bulls 90/120 lbs, own unique situation.
few 40.00-60.00; #2 Holstein Bulls 80/100 This first unit of Dairy-MAP is
lbs, few 20.00-44.00; Beef X Bulls and -.jig-t “Managing for Success ” It
Heifers/Hd 35.00-60.00. call^ 1 wianagmg tor success. It
HOGS: Barrows and Gilts: #l-2, emphasizes five business COmpO
-210/255 lbs, 42.00-54.00; #2-3 lbs, nents: planning, organizing, staf
-255/280 lbs, 35.00-43.50; Sows; #l-3 fing, directing, and controlling.
d “7" c "*2“ how “ “
LAMBS: High Choice 75/110 lbs, f oals and how t 0 organize a
65.00- Choice 90/105 lbs, framework of activities and duties
70.00- Feeder Lambs: Good to meet these goals.
65.00- Sheep 28.00-40.00. The program also assists dairy-
Med°ir : 3o.o§!4^ 0 0%" 6 fm h .n "? en “ saving to optimize effi
-10.0- ciency through farm records. The
HORSES: Horses 35.00-60.00; Ponies program will not correct farm pro
Auction ovary Tburaday
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Roport auppllad hy Auction
Thuraday, Nov. 30, 1995
RETURN TO FARM CALF
GOOD VEAL: 40.00-59.00.
COMMON VEAL: 10.00-39.00.
CHOICE STEERS; 63.0067.00.
SELECT STEERS: 57.00-62.00.
COMMON STEERS: 45.00-56.0 a
COMMERCIAL COWS: 30.00-36.75.
CANNERS-CUTTERS: 24.00-31.0 a
CHOICE HEIFERS: 62.00-67.00.
SELECT HEIFERS; 57.0061.00.
COMMON HEIFERS: 53.0056.00.
GOOD FEEDERS: 400054.00.
COMMON FEEDERS: 31.0039.00.
GOODS HOGS: 37.0038.00.
CATTLE: Slaughter Cowi: Utility ind
Dairy MAP Scheduled For
“The corn is very eye-appealing We've
been planting Funk’s for seven years
and the product has done well for us
When they’re out in the field, the
Funk's products speak for themselves ”
Ray’s results speak for themselves
as well Using 4394, he won the
Pennsylvania Five-acre Corn Club
competition in Cumberland County,
with a yield of 157 3 Bu/A
And Ray isn’t the only one to get
excellent results with 4394 In Penn
State’s 1994 New Entry trial, it
recorded a 19 Bu/A yield advantage
over the mean And it won the
Georgetown, DE irrigated trials
with a two-year average of
202 Bu/A Consistently placing in
the top 10% of university trials, it is
an excellent dual-purpose hybrid
that responds well m low and
Whether it’s yield, disease
resistance, improved milk
production or high test weights,
Hoffman Seeds has the hybrids to
add value to your seed investment
For more information, call us
Hoffman Seeds, Inc ,
Landisville, PA 17538
Call Toll Free 1-800-776-7929
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ducuon problems; however, it will
help producers to pinpoint the
Three Dairy-MAP workshops
will be held in 1996 in the Dau
phin, Lebanon, and Schuylkill
County region. Dairymen, their
family, partner, and employees are
invited to attend any workshop
that is convenient. However, parti
cipation is limited to 20 individu
als at each county workshops are
listed for your convenience.
Pre-registration is required for
all workshops. For additional
information and to register contact
the Extension office listed for that
location: Schuylkill County
Workshop, Date: Mondays, Janu
ary 22 & 29, 1996, Location:
Schuylkill County Ag Center,
1202 Ag Center Drive, Pottsville,
Contact: A 1 Shoener (717)
622-4225. Dauphin County Work
shop, Date: Tuesday, January 23
& Thursday, February 1, 1996,
Location: Trinity United Method-
MMI Reports Earnings
With 7.1 billion pounds of milk
flowing off the farm and into
homes and restaurants in the form
of various dairy products. Milk
Ist Church, Elizabethville, 25 E.
Main St., Elizabethville. Contact:
Paul H. Craig (717) 921-8803.
Lebanon County Workshop, Date:
Wednesdays, January 24 & 31,
1996, Location: Lebanon County
Ag Center, 2120 Cornwall Rd.,
Lebanon, Contact: Galen Lehman
All workshops have a registra
tion period at 9:30 a.m., program
will begin at 9:45 a.m., and con
clude promptly at 3 p.m.
The workshop is sponsored by
Penn State Cooperative Extension
in Dauphin, Lebanon, and Schuyl
kill Counties, and will be held at
the locations and times listed
above. (Penn State is an affirma
tive action, equal opportunity uni
versity, and all residents of Dau
phin County regardless of race,
color, sex, national origin, sexual
orientation, age, or disability, are
encouraged to att:nd. The meeting
room is accessible to a person with
a physical disability.)
Marketing Inc. (MMI) saw earn
ings and revenues increase during
the 1995 fiscal year. Executive
Vice President and CEO Don
Schriver reported during the co
op’s annual meeting Nov. 20-21 in
With milk volume up 340 mil
lion pounds, the farmer-owned
dairy cooperative and food com
pany saw revenues increase $4B
million to over $1 billion.
Earnings jumped from $3.9
million in fiscal 1994 to $5.5 mil
lion. MMI is headquartered in
Strongsville, Ohio and owned by
some 9,000 farm families in 11
’This year was a tough one for
members,” Schriver said. “Spring
rain prevented planting for some,
summer heat stymied production
for others. In spite of that, MMl’s
1995 fiscal year held some amaz
Even though the average pay
price farmers received for their
milk dropped from $13.52 per
hundred pounds in 1994 to $12.81
per hundredweight, MMI was able
to pay its members an extra $8.5
million in cash premiums, Schriv
er told some 500 delegates and
farmers. On top of that, he said,
MMI returned $6.7 million in
equity contributions to farmers,
plus the co-op shared another $2.2
million in earnings with members.
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