A 105-year-old Texas woman has earned a place in almost all headlines by revealing the most unlikely secret to her long life.
Strangely, her key to longevity is bacon. Yes, you read it right; 105-year-old Pearl Cantrell loves to eat bacon and feasts on it almost every day. Her story, for sure, will be a subject of research for most health scientists.
Pearl Cantrell, who’s mostly referred to as the ’105-year-old bacon woman’, said in an interview with a local NBC station, “I love bacon and I eat it everyday. I don’t feel as old as I am, that’s all I can say.”
Resident of Central Texas, Cantrell, a mother of seven, has outlived three of her kids, as well as her husband. Her recent 105th birthday bash was a three-day affair that included more than 200 guests.
Reports according to KRBC state that Cantrell’s love for bacon grabbed the attention of the American meat and cold cut production company Oscar Mayer. A representative of the company was present at Cantrell’s birthday. The spokesman reached her home in a Wienermobile and gave the ‘bacon woman’ a ride in the hot dog-shaped truck, gifting her tons of bacon, with more to come in the future.
“We’ve seen a lot of stories on the road, but nothing quite like this one, so we’re excited to be here,” Abraham Luna, one of the representatives, told KRBC, of the 105-year-old bacon woman. “Pearl is an inspiration for the community, and her friends and family, so we had to make a special stop here for her today.”
Cantrell’s daughter Anno says that her mother taught them to work hard and think about living everyday they woke up. She never spoke about dying. She is very active and still loves to dance.
This story comes as a challenge to the latest study conducted by the University of Zurich, which clearly states that eating too much bacon elevates the risk for bowel cancer.
Sometimes we just forget about a good tool or product. New things come along or we focus on different items. That is what happened with this great little bait station from JT Eaton.
The official name from JT Eaton is the Top Loader Bait Station. We have always referred to it as “that T-Bait Station”. It is not new…..just maybe a little forgotten.
It is the most versatile bait station a producer can deploy against mice and rats. It will fit almost anywhere….on top of fences, against walls, up in the rafters, strap it to a fence…..and my favorite, strapped with nylon ties to the feed line pipes going into a poultry or swine house.
It comes with two tabs on the bottom making it easy to screw the station down to wood; like the top of fences, rafters, walls, etc. One idea that we saw recently was to mount a station to a short length of 2 x 6. This producer was able to place this “improved station” on top of the rock along the building. He liked this much better than using a rod driven into the soil. He does not have to pull the rod up to shake out debris and old bait.
It also has two mounting brackets that are excellent for holding down the T station with nylon tie or wire. Wrap a nylon tie around the top to hold it against a fence.
It is easy to load, remove the top and find a bat-holding rod attached below it. Remove the wing nut on the bottom and up to five bait blocks will fit on the rod. These hang down and as the bottom block is chewed away, another slides down to take its place.
Rodents readily go into the station because they can see through from either end. They can clearly see the bait hanging down and an escape route beyond it.
The Top Loader Station measures 11-1/2” high x 15-1/4” long and only 3” wide. It is an effective way to place rodenticides in any operation.
As animal and poultry housing became larger and we develop more sophisticated feeding methods, the use of multiple bins in tandem became common. While this set-up allowed for greater flexibility in feeding, the front bin of the pair was prone to plugging.
If we look at the anchor bearing that is present in the rear bin, we would notice that it has a restrictor tube over the shaft. This restrictor tube fills core of the flex auger and prevents feed from filling up the core and overloading the auger.
This restrictor is not present in the front bin. When the slide is opened feed overloads the system faster than the auger will move it away. The obvious solution is to cut the opening down by closing off the slide to restrict feed flow. This can cause other problems as a feed flows tends to flow only down one side of the bin. A better solution is to use baffles in the boot to restrict feed flow. This works to prevent plugging but can cause feed bridging in the bin.
Over the last several years Hog Slat developed and tested a unique solution to this problem. The final product is called the Extended Anchor Bearing.
Described simply, the Extended Anchor Bearing extends the rear tube restrictor to the front bin. The auger core is filled in and feed cannot overfill the system.
The Extended Anchor Bearing ships complete with a 14’ restrictor tube, replacement bearing and fastening hardware. The 14’ restrictor tube is cut to length and inserted it the auger core. The new bearing is installed and the auger reattached.
To learn more go to http://www.hogslat.biz/mfg-subcat-item.asp?cID=0&scID=685&mID=-1&Format= and select either model of the Extended Anchor Bearing. Click the short animated video that illustrates how EAB works to prevent feed clogging.
Bait rotation is an important strategy for effective control of rodents in livestock and poultry buildings. Continued use of one active ingredient or bait type may increase the risk for potential resistance problems. Rodent populations may also prefer the flavor or texture of one type of bait.
Liphatech’s recent introduction of the new soft bait Revolver gives producers even more choices in their bait rotation program.
FastDraw and Hombre both contain the same active ingredient, Difethlalone. FastDraw is a soft bait and Hombre is available as a mini block or place pak. Revolver and Boot Hill are formulation with the same active ingredient, Bromadiolone. Revolver is the soft bait version and Boot Hill comes in either a mini block or pellet place pack.
Now producers can add another element, texture into their bait rotations. Note the double orange arrows in the rotation diagram illustrating the possible choices. For example if the first bait used was FastDraw the next choice in the rotation could be either Revolver (soft bait) or Boot Hill (mini blocks) as they both contain a differen active ingredient Bromadiolone. If Boot Hill was selected the next step in the rotation back to Difethlalone could be either FastDraw (soft bait) or Hombre (mini blocks).
Also note on the diagram the rodenticide Gunslinger highlighted with the blue circle. We highly recommend Gunslinger be inserted into any bait rotation at clean out as it most effective when animals aren’t present and feed sources can be removed. Gunslinger contains a completely different active ingredient, Bromethalin and its “knockdown” on rodent populations is impressive.
Hey Royston! Have you been waiting for a “one stop shop” for your construction needs? It’s finally here!
For over ten years Georgia Poultry Equipment Company, (5570 Hwy 29 South, Royston, GA) has been serving poultry growers in northeast Georgia with farm equipment and supplies. Now we would like to serve the Royston Community with a fully stocked, 12,000 sq ft indoor lumber yard. We carry a full line of treated & untreated dimensional lumber, along with a large assortment of plywood and roofing materials, including, Shingles & 40yr Painted Metal Roofing. Everything you’ll need to build a deck, storage shed, garage, barn, workshop, or home renovation. We carry Stanley and Dewalt tools and accessories. For your plumbing needs we have PVC pipe, iron gas pipe, fittings, valves, pumps, meters, pressure reducers, pressure switches, glue, tools and more.
Our staff is here to help with your next const project. We’ll answer questions and help figure out what you need. For a small additional cost we can deliver your order to you. Contractor discounts available. We are open to the general public Monday through Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm and Saturday 8:30am to 12:00pm.
Call the store at (706)245-6486 ask for Eric, if I’m out call my cell phone (770)530-0838. As manager of lumber and building materials I have over 20 years of construction related experience, everything from rough framing to fine cabinet work. I’ll treat every project with the same level of care no matter how big or small.
So whether you’ve been driving by us for years or never even heard of us. Now you have a reason to stop in. Georgia Poultry Equipment Co, lumber and supply. You’ll be glad you did.
For emergencies or after hours call (770)530-0838.