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04. Farm Credit Boards Name New CEO LEWISBURG, MERCER, YORK The selection of a new CEO of the proposed consolidat ed Northeastern, Penn West and York Farm Credit association has been made. Allyn L. Lamb, executive vice president and regional manager of First Pioneer Farm Credit, ACA, has been selected and approved by all three associa tion boards to serve as CEO. First Pioneer Farm Credit is headquartered in Enfield, Conn. It is a $1 1 billion association with 9,800 customers and covers territory in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and New Hampshire. Lamb handled Pioneer Names Technical Information Manager MOUNT JOY (Lancaster Co.)- Robin Newell, sales man ager for the eastern sales area of Pioneer Hi-Bred Internation, Inc. has announced that Carl Bannon has accepted the posi tion of technical information manager, supporting the seed company's education and com munication efforts across the northeastern United States. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts with bache lor's and master's degrees in plant, soil, and weed sciences, Bannon has been with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service since 1989, most recent ly as area field crop specialist in south central New York. A certi fied crop adviser, he brings to Pioneer extensive expertise in the disciplines of nutrient man agement, field crop production, and integrated pest manage ment practices. He also has applied research experience with silages and has led dairy forage management training programs for eight years. "Carl's credentials are impressive, and an ideal fit with our diverse needs across the Company To Market Rotary MADISON, Wis. Bou- Matic, a Company of DEC International, Inc., based here, announced that it will market rotary milking parlors in North America Rotary parlors are unique in that cows are milked on a non stop rotating platform while the milking technician stands in one place, propping udders and attaching milking units Known as a leader in stall systems technology, Bou-Matic markets rotary parlors in Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries. “The rotary style of milking is very popular in several international markets where we have installed more than 50 rotary 3,500 customers and a $365 mil lion loan volume. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University with concen trations in agricultural econom ics and vegetable crops, and completed 12 credit hours in the MBA program at Syracuse University. Lamb has entered into a joint employment agreement with all three associations. The agree ment states that Lamb is hereby employed by all three associa tions to serve as CEO to direct and supervise management of the three associations through each stage of the negotiations relating to the consolidation. He took office on June 15, 1998 Carl Bannon northern states," said Newell. "Working to help our customers and sales force understand the vast array of new technologies that are impacting agricutural production. Carl will be a com fortable supporting the informa tion needs of a small New York dairy producer looking to maxi mize the nutritional benefit of his forages as he will be with a large Maryland cash cropper interested in quality grain or oilseed traits." Parlors parlors,” said Joe Prazak, Bou- Matic marketing manager. North American dairy opera tors are showing a renewed interest in rotary-style parlors. “So Bou-Matic will provide that technology in North America,” said Prazak. “We will equip the Bou-Matic dealer network with factory-backed product support and specialized installation assistance,” Bou-Matic plans to offer the North American dairy producer a more rugged version of rotary parlor than typical non-USA manufactured rotary parlors. “This beefed-up rotary parlor will be better equipped to handle North American style dairying,” said Prazak New White ATLANTA, Ga.-White has introduced six new tractor mod els, ready to hit the field this fall, that offer added conve nience features, new low-profile styling, and power choices run ning from 70 to 145 PTO horse power. Four models are in the mid range class, 70 to 110 PTO horsepower, and are additions to the White 6000 Series. The other two weigh in at 125 and 145 PTO horsepower, and are in the New White 8000 "Fieldmaster™ Series. All six are powered by newly designed Cummins 83.9 and 85.9 diesel engines, which makes the Cummins engines the standard powerplant in all White tractors, 70 hp and above. The four mid-size models— -6410 (70 hp), 6510 (85 hp), 6710 (95 hp) and 6810 (110 hp)—can be ordered with either an open ROPS platform or an all-new cab. The two "Fieldmaster" trac tors-8310 (125 hp) and 8410 (145 hp)—are available with cabs. "While these tractors have a lot of new styling and comfort features, for example low-profile Vermeer Rolls Out Round Balers PELLA, lowa Twenty five years after inventing the world’s first big round baler, Vermeer is ntroducmg a whole new family of them—the all-new Vermeer L- Series. All four L-Series models 504 L, 505 L, 604 L and 605 L have undergone two years of extensive testing in all kinds of crops and conditions. All of them feature Vermeer’s exclusive bot tom drum roller design for bet ter bale density and.formation. A 5-bar floating pickup with rub ber mounted pickup tines, Hay Saver wheels and smooth, wide 14-inch belts ensure gentle hay handling and positive hay-feed ing action into the baler cham ber. The smallest one in the line is Vermeer’s new 504 L Baler. It produces a 5-foot diameter by 4- foot wide package, weighing up to 2,000 pounds, and is designed to bale both wet or dry hay. Therefore, using the same baler, an operator can choose to har vest dry bales or high-moisture hay/alfalfa at peak maturity without worrying about weather conditions. It also results in extra cuttings, higher quality feed, plus reduced additives and Monsanto Dairy Announces New Plant ST. LOUIS. Mo. To meet the growing producer demand for Posilac IStqp, Monsanto Dairy Business has announced the con struction of a manufacturing plant in Augusta, Ga. The construction of the plant the first U.S. production facility to produce Posilac IStep—is sched uled for completion in late 1999. “Dairy producers are commit ted to operating profitable busi nesses, and Monsanto is dedicated to providing the tools, such as Po silac Istep, to help them do so,” said Pam Strifler, director of mar keting, Monsanto Dairy Business. “Construction of this advanced mr* Tractors Hit The Field White introduces new trac tor models, ready to hit the field this fall, that offer added convenience fea tures, new iow-profile styling, and power choices running from 70 to 145 PTO horsepower. sloping hoods for greater row crop visibility, they also have the rugged features our customers have come to expect," said Steve Reiling, general marketing man ager for White tractors. "That includes White's durable case* iron main frame and the farm proven Cummins engines. "We put a lot of user-friendly features in these tractors, espe cially the cabs on the mid-range models," Reiling noted. "They come with double doors that allow the operator to enter and exit the machine from either lower storage and equipment costs, The Vermeer 505 L produces a 5-foot diameter by 5-foot wide bale, weighing up to 1,400 pounds (2,000 pounds with an optional silage kit). A minimum 50 hp tractor requirement means it can produce quality, high-density bales without the need for higher horsepowers and heavy-duty bale handling equip ment. Like the 504 L, the 505 L features combination spring/hydralilic belt tension system for variable bale densi ties and sizes; therefore, bales can be tailored to the storage and handling preferences of the operator. Both models also fea ture a new full-sided, symmetri cal fiberglass side panel design with convenient thumb-press latches. Bale ramps, Drop ’n Go ejection system and hydraulic pickup lift are optional on both 500 Senes models. The adjustable, hydraulic/ pneumatic belt tension system on the new 600 Series models 604 L and 605 L allows opera tors to pre-select densities any where from light, soft-core bales, to giant, high-density packages that weigh up to 1,900 pounds production facility represents ex citing business growth, as well as Monsanto’s commitment to pro ducers and the dairy industry as a wholcl’’ According to Jeff Peterson, director of worldwide manufac turing, Monsanto Dairy Business, the new 150,000-plus square-foot facility will be equipped with highly-automated equipment, in corporating the most innovative technology in protein manufactur ing. More than 100 people will be employed at the plant. Posilac 1 Step features a rcady to-use syringe that eliminates the need to manually attach the needle to the syringe. side. We also increased hydraulic flow and lift capacity so they can handle more big jobs around the farm. The 6410 and 6510 offer a choice of 12x4 partially synchro nized transmissions or 12x12 fully synchronized transmis sions with matched forward/reverse shuttle shifting. The 6710 and 6810 come with White’s quadshift transmission as standard, with an optional creeper transmission available. The two "Fieldmaster" trac tors have quadrashift transmis sions, but also offer an optional 18-speed powershift. Both trans missions offer forwarded/reverse shuttle shifting. Wet, multi-disc clutches, cooled and lubricated in hydraulic oil for extended life, are standard on all models. The 70 and 85 horsepower models are powered by 4-cylin der 83.9 Cummins diesels with engine balancers for smooth, quiet operation. The 95, 110, 124, and 145 horsepower models come with 6-cylinder 85.9 Cummins engines. All six models are available in either two wheel drive or with power front axle. All four L-Series mod els-504L, 505 L, 604 L and 605 L-have undergone two years of extensive testing in all kinds of crops and condi tions. and 2,400 pounds, respectively. Bales sizes also can be pre selected from 24 inches to 72 inches in diameter on both mod els, to accommodate different handling, storage, and transport preferences. The Vermeer 605 L produces a 6-foot diameter by 5-foot wide bale and is designed for serious hay producers looking to maxi mize hay harvesting production per day in virtually any type of crop and condition, including com stalks, fescue, wheat straw, cane, crop residues, peanut stubble, and timothy grass. Robert Shapiro, chairman and CEO of Monsanto Com pany, breaks ground, at the new production plant for Posilac® istep™.