Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, October 24, 1998, Image 166

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    Stover Joins Chore-Time
As Poultry Specialist
MILFORD, InA Chris Stov
er has been named poultry special
ist for Chore-Time Equipment, ac
cording to Steve Bryant, sales
manager for the Milford,
Ind.-based company.
In his new position, Stover will
be responsible for assisting Chore-
Time distributors in marketing the
company’s line of automated
poultry feeding watering, heating,
ventilation, and breeder nesting
systems. He will also be working
with poultry integrators and cus
Prior to joining Chore-Time,
Stover was the sales manager for
11 years at a Virginia-based sup
plier of poultry nests and other
production equipment. He is a
1985 graduate of Virginia Tech,
Blacksburg, Va., with a bachelor’s
degree in poultry science.
O’Kane Becomes Human
Resources Manager
SOUDERTON (Montgomery
Co.) —Roger O’Kane, a seasoned
human resources professional
from Glen Mills, has been hired as
the new human resources man
agear for the Souderton-based
Moyer & Son, Inc., it was an
nounced recently by company
President John Moyer.
O’Kane held a similar position
with Johnson Matthey, Ltd, a Brit
ish-owned firm located in West
Whiteland. He was graduated
from Franklin Pierce College in
Rindge, N.H., where he met his
wife, Betty, of 24 year?. The cou
ple have three children and have
lived in E. Windsor, NJ. and
Syracuse, N.Y., prior to settling in
Delaware County.
O’Kane’s job is to meet the
challenge of Ending the right peo
ple to fill the many employment
Heavy Duty AerWay
Models Available
NORWICH, Ontario, Canada
Holland Equipment Limited
(Norwich, Ontario) has intro
duced new heavy-duty AerWay
models available in 25 and 30-
foot operating widths
The AerWay models incorpo
rate the patented AerWay
Shattertme technology into
heavy-duty, pull-type adjustable
frames and were developed
specifically to satisfy the
demanding requirements of
high acreage conservation farm
ing operations.
Models feature 15-foot main
frames with vertical folding
wings. This unique frame and
wing configuration provides for
reduced road transport travel
width while each wing feature
two balanced rollers.
Both of the new 25-foot and
30-foot model widths are offered
with rigid suspension compo
nents or the company’s optional
C-Flex suspension components
designed for rocky soils.
The AerWay machine is grow
ing in popularity for no-till
applications due to its unique
Chris Stover
opportunities for the rapidly ex
panding Moyer & Son, Inc. As a
company in the business of resi
dential and commercial home ser
vices, pet feed manufacturing and
the manufacturing and distribu
tion of plant nutrients, the wide
nature of the business requires
their human resources employees
to have a vast and diverse know
ledge base. >
'The goal set before me is to
expand on the level of profession
alism and excellence already in
place at Moyer & Son, Inc.,”
O’Kane said. “An important part
of meeting this goal will be for me
to serve as a consultant to man
agers and supervisors in the vari
ous departments. This interaction
will better serve the goals of Moy
er & Son in continuing to hire top
quality employees.”
The AerWay Shattertines
have a patented twist that lifts
and shatters soils sideways,
leaving the integrity of the soil
profile intact and the majority
of crop residue on the surface
for conservation compliance.
design. The AerWay
Shattertines have a patented
twist that lifts and shatters soils
sideways, leaving the integrity
of the soil profile intact and the
majority of crop residue on the
surface for conservation compli
ance. The resulting increased
air and water infiltration pro
motes more successful plant
growth in no-till environments.
Tussey Joins Sire Power Staff
Co.) Kan J. Tussey has joined
the Sire Power marketing staff as
the marketing promotions coor
dinator. In this position, Tussey
will develop and produce all com
pany price lists and directories,
maintain Sire Power’s web site,
edit the Sire Power News, and
many other miscellaneous market
ing related tasks.
Previously Tussey was a pro
gram director at Middle Atlantic
Doebler’s Hybrids
Tests Varieties
For Northeast
NEW HOLLAND (Lancaster
Co.) Seed com producer and
distributor Doeblcr’s Pennsylvani
a Hybrids Inc. of Jersey Shore has
been harvesting and collecting
data on 1998 field trials of com
Over the past couple of weeks,
as farmers have been taking in'
their forages and crops, the
research staff at Doebler’s has
been on the toad with their modi
fied four-row combine, equipped
with weight and moisture meters to
gather yield data on hundreds of
varieties being evaluated for possi
ble inclusion in Doebler’s list of
com hybrids especially suited to
the Northeast.
Last week the crew harvested a
trial field in the New Holland vic
inity where full season varieties
can be evaluated. It was the
seventh and final visit to the site
for the year.
In addition to seeding, thinning,
enhancing plot definition, and
other checks, thermal check is for
plant condition 'and yield.' Two
men lead out in the field in advance
of the combine and make note of
standability, dropped ears, etc.
According to Jim Breining,
Doebler’s research manager, the
company had 21 trail sites estab
lished this year in Virginia, Mary
land, Delaware, Pennsylvania,
Ohio and upstate New York.
This is the area for which Doe
bler’s Hybrids arc evaluated. The
company evaluates the plants for
their agronomic advantage so that
can be delivered to Northeast far
mers with evety bag of seed.
The seed itself comes from
nurseries, universities ... as many
different sources as possible,
Breining said, in order to be able to
select varieties that Northeast far
mers can use with advantage.
Three years of testing is normal
ly needed before a new variety
makes it into Doebler’s lineup of
quality, dependable hybrids.
The 21 testing sites provides
Doebler’s with a range of climate
and soil conditions through which
to test hybrids for the variety of
conditions that face real farmers.
The Northeast is characterized
by diversity in conditions, and far
mer needs.
Whereas Mid Western states arc
characterized by broad areas of
similar growing conditions that
may or may not be found in the
Northeast, that generic quality
doesn’t doesn't provide enough
flexibility to meet the needs of
Northeast farmers.
In Pennsylvania alone, the
needs of farmers for com ranges
broadly in season length, moisture,
soil conditions, type and severity
of pests, standability, and use.
Doebler’s slogan is, “Your reg
ional advantage,” because the
three-generation family business
has long recognized that farmers in
Milk Marketing Association. Her
main duties included initiating,
planning, developing, and imple
menting special event projects.
Tussey is a graduate of Penn
State University with a major in
dairy and animal science and a
minor in agricultural communica
tions. While in college she Was
very active in the Penn Stale Dairy
Science Club, Intramural Sports,
Alpha Zeta-Morrill Chapter, and
Penn State Coaly Society. Tussey
also participated in ADSA and
Inoculant Is
Valuable Input
MOUNT JOY (Lancaster Co.)
Two years ago, Tom Kreider
and George Nickk of Shady Birch
Farms, Inc., Quarryvillc, began
using Pioneer brand 1132 on their
com silage. The results have paid
“Our herd increased production
from 20,473 pounds to 23,711
pounds,** said Kreider, who oper
ates the 170-cow family farm.
Their butterfat has risen from 789
pounds in 19% to 873 pounds to
day. Kreider and Nickle, who
manages the cows, believe in the
product so much that they wo.i’t
put up any silage without adding
In addition to the gains in his
herd’s production, Kreider is ap
preciative of die services he re
ceives from Marty Snyder, Pion
eer sales representative, and Scott
Osborne, nutritionist. Fowl’s Feed
Service in Peach Bottom. “Marty
and Scott have helped us get more
out of our acres and our cows,”
said Kreider.
Pioneer 1132 » * second-gen-
Case Announces Agreement
To Acquire DMI, Inc.
RACINE, Wis. Case Cor
poration announced an agreement
to acquire DMI, Inc., a manufac
turer of soil management equip
The acquisition will expand
Case’s offerings of tillage and fer
tilizer application products, in
cluding innovative residue man
agement implements and soil
management expertise.
“DMI shares Case’s strong cus
tomer focus, said Jon Carlson,
senior vice president and general
manager of the North American
agricultural business unit at Case.
“Their knowledge and under
standing of soil management com
plements our approach to provid
ing farmers with the equipment,
information and services they
need to reduce their costs while in
creasing yields. Through this and
the Northeast have many different
needs in order to be competitive
with other farmers in other areas.
A broad range of hybrids are
tested under a range of conditions,
and many varities are culled
through the evaluation and selec
tion process.
That is because the company’s
goal is to provide Northeastern far
mers, especially, with the varieties
that can be depended upon to give
them a hybrid that meets their
needs, whether it be a short season
or long season com, silage types,
Roundup Ready and other herbi
cide resistant varilies, Btwarieties
(naturally resistant to com root
worm), and many others.
NESA paper presentations, where
she won first and second place.
Tussey was active in the Junior
Holstein Association and named a
Natinal Distinguished Junior
Semifinalist Other achievements
included a state finalist in the
Dairy Princess contest. National
4-H Congress, and Huntingdon
County Outstanding 4-H Girl. She
was also active in her family dairy
farm, Branch-Run Farm in Hunt
Pioneer sales represents*
tlve Marty Snyder, Fowl’s
Feed Service, left, and Tom
Kreider, Shady Birch Farms,
Inc. Kreider uses Pioneeer
brand 1132 on his corn sil
eration product developed specifi
cally for com silage. ‘This inocu;
lant promotes a faster, more effi
cient fermentation. It helpf
decrease losses that occur in tow
er, bunker, pile or bag silos,” sail}
Kurt Ruppel, dairy products sp&
cialist for Pioneer.
other recent acquisitions, we have
created a complete product line to
support our customers through the
four seasons of farming plan
ning, planting, growing and har
The DMI philosophy “Helping
Hants Thrive™" involves under
standing and managing the soil
environment for optimum agro
nomic returns. The company’*
science-based approach has led to
the development of practical tech
nology to optimize soil condition*
for greater yields and profit pet
“DMl’s yield-till® system i*
based on sound agronomic re
search, similar to the Case IH Ad
vanced Farming Systems (AFS)
approach,” said John Garrison,
general manager of Case IH agri
cultural systems. “The imple
ments cover the full range of till
age practices, with patented fea
tures designed to manage residue,
reduce soil compaction and opti
mize seedbed conditions.”
In addition to tillage equipment,
DMI produces fertilizer applica
tors. These products are designed
to optimize nutrient availability by
banded applications of fertilizer in
the root zone. This method accur
ately and consistently places liq
uid. dry or gas fertilizer near the,
plant, resulting in greater yield*
and reduced environmental im
DMI is an employee-owned
company based in Goodfield, 111-
The company’s 1997 revenue*
were $77 million.