Frigid weather takes toll on poultry farmers

first_img Published 11:32 pm Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Jimmy Shaver said that he, too, was the recipient of the luck of the draw.“My birds are okay,” he said Wednesday. “They’re six weeks old and they can survive the cold. I was lucky because the propane gas company, UPG, has shut of gas to all poultry farms. They’re just going to serve residential customers.”Shaver said that he had to cut off his ventilation system due to the shortage of gas. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article You Might Like Snow, ice make roads hazardous Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport had to leave his patrol car at home Wednesday morning. He had an officer meet… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Email the author Sponsored Content “The ventilation system pulls out the bad air but it also pulls out the heat the chickens generate,” he said. “So, I couldn’t run it because the birds have got to have the heat.”The extremely cold temperatures have hit Shaver in the pocketbook.“I’ve already spent $17,000 for gas on this batch of birds,” he said. “I’d usually spend somewhere between $8,000 and $9,000. So this has been a hard winter for poultry farmers around here.”“Hard winter” doesn’t tell the real story for poultry farmers like Ronnie Lester who was waiting anxiously and hopefully Wednesday afternoon for a load of propane gas. The extremely cold weather is taking its toll on poultry farms around the county. To what extent depends on the age of the birds.James and Elizabeth Motes escaped Winter Storm Leon by the length of chicken’s beak.“Our chickens were scheduled to be picked up Tuesday morning and they got them all by 7 a.m.” Elizabeth Motes said. “We were lucky.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Lester said that, if he didn’t get the gas by 8:30 Thursday morning, he would lose 110,000 week-old chicks.“UPG has cut us off,” he said. “Ted Casey has a small operation in Andalusia and he’s trying to get me a load of gas but he can’t get here because of the ice on the roads. But I told him what we can’t do, we can’t do. I don’t want him taking any chances on the roads.”Because his chickens are so young, Lester said, without gas heat, they don’t generate enough body heat to keep them alive.“When we first get biddies, the houses have to be kept at 90 degrees and, with the weather as cold as it’s been, that takes a lot of gas,” Lester said. “The biddies are a week old and the houses have to be at 82 degrees. Already, I’ve spent $12,000 on gas and, if I don’t get a load by Thursday morning, I lose six houses of biddies. One hundred and ten thousand of them.”Frank Talbot has young birds but his propane gas tanks are full and his biddies are doing all right. He is getting gas from Opeleika.“The tanks are coming down fast but we’ve dropped the set point a little and that helps some,” he said. “Right now, we’re okay but we’re burning up gas. As long as we can get gas we can make it but the trucks can’t get on the roads because of the ice. Hopefully, the weather will warm up and ice will melt and the gas will be available. All poultry farmers need that to happen.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Frigid weather takes toll on poultry farmers Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

Huntington Man Struck by Car Dies

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 75-year-old man who was struck by a car while walking across a street in his hometown of Huntington died a day after the crash.Suffolk County police said Vincent Butler died Thursday night after he was taken to m Huntington Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.The victim was crossing West Main Street when he was hit by an eastbound Honda Accord near the corner of Scudder Place shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday, police said.The driver, 38-year-old Adrian Schrenck of Huntington, was not injured.Second Squad detectives impounded the car, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to call them at 631-854-8252.last_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: INTERMITTENT FASTING

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: We have long been told that breakfast was the most important meal of the day.Whether your intention was weight loss or muscle gain, not eating breakfast was a complete no, no.The old adage goes that breakfast ‘kick-starts’ our metabolism and then eating small and often throughout the day keeps it ticking over. The idea was that if you eat too little or miss meals, your metabolism would slow down to a crawl and fat loss would stall altogether.Over the last few years a number of nutrition and fitness experts have been championing the idea that eating LESS OFTEN is the best way to not only burn more fat, but also to live a healthier life.John Romaniello author of ‘Engineering the Alpha’ describes Intermittent Fasting as alternating intervals of not eating (fasting) with times when you are allowed to eat.Sound confusing? It’s not really a difficult a concept to grasp.Why fasting?Researchers have found that after a few hours of fasting, the body breaks cholesterol into bile acids. 
At the same time the liver shuts down glucose production, which lowers blood glucose levels. 
This excess stored liver glucose is now used to repair damaged cells and make new DNA. 
While this is happening, liver enzymes are helping in the creation of brown fat, which converts extra calories to heat.What does this mean for you??What the science tells us is, that in a fasted state you are enhancing your body’s ability to burn fat as an energy source. 

You are basically teaching your body to become more adept at shifting back to burning fat after a meal. Intermittent Fasting has also been thought to have anti-aging effects and can help regulate blood glucose levels, and can ‘treat’ asthma, autoimmune diseases and cardiac arrhythmias.Sounds like a win-win situation doesn’t it?There are a few methods of Intermittent Fasting that the top proponents use.Brad Pilon, author of ‘Eat Stop Eat’, uses a 24 hour fasting model. He recommends it 1-2 times per week.Once per week as a full 24 hour fast or using 2, 12 hour fasts on 2 separate days.The 12 hour fasts can be done easily; 
You can simply sort your schedule so you have your last meal shortly before bed, sleep through the majority of the fasting period and have your first meal after the 12 hours are up.Pilon advocates a ‘lunch to lunch’ or a ‘dinner to dinner fast’.This kind of fasting has also been shown to help stave off degenerative brain conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons.Another type of fasting is Martin Berkhan’s 16-8 model.Berkhan advises condensing your nutritional intake into an 8 hour ‘eating window’ to maximise hormonal benefits.The idea behind the 16 hour fast is that you produce Growth Hormone when you sleep.Eating shuts down the body’s ability to produce Growth hormone because of spikes in insulin levels.By pushing back when your first meal and avoiding eating at night, you can maximise growth hormone production.10am to 6pm eating window.What does this mean for you?Hugh Jackman used this model of Intermittent fasting for the last ‘Wolverine’ Movie.Jackman credits this style of eating for getting him as lean and muscular as he ever has been.John Romaniello also uses the 16-8 model but with a slight difference.Romaniello adds in ‘cheat days’ which he calls the ‘Feast/Fast model with clients who have become used to the fasting model.On the cheat days you can eat whatever you like but you follow this up with a 36 hour fast.Romaniello states that this has not only physical benefits but also physiological and emotional benefits.Dieting causes Leptin levels to drop which will slow down fat loss, the cheat day allows for the boosting of leptin which in turn increases the rate of fat loss.Romaniello also says that putting a fast day after a cheat day does 2 things;1: ‘Prevents any fat gain from the extra calories of the cheat day by creating an immediate deficit the following day.’ 
2: ‘Prevents the slowing of fat loss and allows the hormonal benefits of the fast to proceed uninterrupted.’What does this mean for you as a beginner to this way of eating?These methods of fasting, when advised and monitored by an educated professional, could potentially help you to burn more fat and build lean muscle while getting some hormonal and even anti-aging effects, and did I mention that Wolverine uses it?
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