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A2O-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, November 29, 2003
Virginia Grain Report
Report Supplied By USDA
Virginia Grain: Prices dollars per bushel un
less otherwise stated. Closing prices for Tues
day, Nov. 25
Richmond area: Wheat: new crop 8 higher.
Corn 5 higher. Soybeans 9 higher, new crop 1
higher. Barley new crop steady. No 2 red winter
wheat new crop 3.30; No 2 yellow corn 2.50;
No 1 soybeans 7.11, new crop 5.49; No 2 barley
new crop 1.40.
Norfolk Terminal area: Wheat new crop 8
higher. Soybeans 9 higher, new crop 1 higher.
Barley steady. No 2 red winter wheat new
crop 3.55; No 1 soybeans 7.36, new crop 5.74;
No 2 barley new emp 1.55.
Slaughter Pig Auction
NEW HOLLAND, PA
Report Supplied By USDA
Receipts: 229; Last Week; 435; Year Ago:
205. Compared to last week, the bulk of the
Graded feeder pigs sold mixed,.Light weight
slaughter pigs traded steady on a few fancier
packages, however the bulk of the run sold
20,00 to 50.00 lower. Heaver weight hogs over
40 lbs sold mostly steady to weak. The over all
quality of the run was above average, although
many weight groups were in short supply. De
mand and bidding activity was moderate. All
pigs continue to go to slaughter as mandated.
Pigs consigned to the Wednesday sale are grad
ed on arrival, and sold on their in-weights.
Prices are quoted per hundred weight The
Graded run consisted of 59 percent Graded
1-2‘s and 22 percent Graded 2's.
U.S. 1-2:12 head 20 lbs 210.00; 34 head 20-23
lbs 100.00-130.00; 13 head 30-32 lbs
133.00-140.00; 38 bead 32-35 lbs 163.00-175.00;
31 head 37-32 lbs 82.00-83.00; 3 head 63 lbs
77.00; 5 head 76-87 lbs 52.00-57.00.
U.S. 2:6 head 20 lbs 105.00; 34 head 29-33 lbs
80.00- 81 head 45 lbs 72.00; 3 head 50-70
lbs 40.00-52.00. U.S. 2-3; 4 head 23 lbs 65.00.
As-Is: 2 head IS lbs 10.00; 18 head 23-50 lbs
60.00- 5 head 65-80 lbs 40.00-50.00. No
Grades; 6 head 59 lbs 55.00; 2 head 105 lbs
ALL PIGS CONSIGNED TO THE
WEDNESDAY FEEDER PIG SALE MUST
ORIGINATE FROM A QUALIFIED NEGA
TIVE OR MONITORED HERD
FARM SHOW 2004
What a treat we have in store for the annual Lancaster
Farming issue of Farm Show!
Scheduled for the Jan. 10 issue: features from farmers who
are going to the winter agricultural showcase event at the
Farm Show Complex and their experiences in attending the
great event in Harrisburg. Also scheduled: the
annual FFA Keystone Degree winners and a com- qßr
plete schedule of events, including the many JKOjL
demonstrations for farmers during Farmer Days.
New Holland Dairy Sale
New Holland Sales Stables
Report Supplied by Auction
Wednesday, November 26,2M3
122 DAIRY COWS, 227 HEIFERS, 12
BULLS. MARKET STRONG.
LOCAL FRESH COWS 900.00-1625.00.
LOCAL SPRINGERS 885.00-1585.00.
BETTER FRESH COWS 1800.00-2100.00.
LARGE HEIFERS 1485.00-ISBS.OO.
SHORTBRED HEIFERS 700.00-1350.00,
OPEN BREEDING AGE HEIFERS
UPSTATE LOADS, FRESH
1325.00- 6 HEAD 2050.00-2100.00.
FRESH HEIFERS 850.00-1525.00, FEW
REGISTERED HEIFERS 1125.00-1700.00.
SMALL HEIFERS 425.00-1385.0 a
SMALL OPEN HEIFERS 585.00*85.00.
SMALLER OPEN HEIFERS 200.00*00.00.
BULLS 350.00-775.00, PUREBRED
New Holland Horses
New Holland Salee Stables
Report Supplied by Auction
Monday, Noveadter 24,2003
232 HEAD, MARKET STEADY.
WORK HORSES SlO.OO-1075.00.
DRIVING HORSES 385.00-735.00.
RIDING HORSES 310.00-1010.00.
REGISTERED RIDING 975.00-1675.00.
BETTER RIDING, NONE.
LARGE PONIES 510.00-700.00.
REGISTERED COLTS 650.00-1000.00.
Report Supplied By Auction
ALFALFA; HIGH 167.00, AVG. 106.00.
MIXED HAY; HIGH 210.00, AVG. 133.00.
TIMOTHY: HIGH 185.00, AVG. 133.00.
GRASS: HIGH 162.00, AVG. 110.00.
STRAW: HIGH 185.00, AVG. 148.00.
CORN FODDER; HIGH 110.00, AVG.
OATS: HIGH 2.95, AVG. 2.93/BU.
Tree Planting On Poultry Farms
NEWARK, Del. If .a new
grower initiative for planting tree
windbreaks takes root over the
next few years, the poultry
houses that dot the Delmarva
countryside could get a facelift,
increase grower profit, and im
prove the quality of water, soil,
To inform growers and poultry
companies about this strategy,
Bud Malone, University of Dela
ware Cooperative Extension spe
cialist for poultry, and Dot Ab
educator for renewable resources,
have written a UD Extension bul
letin (#158) that details the envi
ronmental and business advan
tages of planting vegetative
screens around poultry houses.
Entitled “Environmental and
Production Benefits of Trees for
Poultry Farms,” the publication
includes design plants, a list of
tree varieties that make good buf
fer strips, planting recommenda
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decide if the effort is worth the
investment for their operations.
“University research has found
that planting trees around poul
try houses offers production and
environmental benefits. For ex
ample, trees create a natural fil
ter, thus serving as a cost-effec
tive way to help reduce odor,
dust, feathers, noise, and ammo
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part of any poultry operation,”
Malone said. “In addition, in the
eyes of the public, lines of tree
help to promote a positive image
of agriculture by screening a
neighbor’s view of everyday poul
try activities such as live-haul
crews and litter cleanout.”
Tree windbreaks also save pro
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placed, Abbott-Donnelly says,
trees aid in reducing heating and
cooling costs by protecting houses
from wind and snow in winter
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“Trees also filter nutrients in
surface water and groundwater.
Studies have shown that a grow
ing tree windbreak can take up
200 to 300 pounds of excess nitro
gen per acre per year,” said Ab
bott-Donneliy, stressing the envi
ronmental advantages. “And
because trees take carbon dioxide
out of the atmosphere, store the
carbon in their wood and release
oxygen back into the air, it is esti
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Poultry growers who would
like a copy of “Environmental
and Production Benefits of Trees
for Poultry Farms” can call their
poultry company. If the publica
tion is not available, contact Ma
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