The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 19, 1960 · Page 35
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 35

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 19, 1960
Page 35
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if, Midwest dairymen or* rapidly moving to the grim chop or "tero posture" method of fading forage. In o few years the majority off the dairy cows will probably never tee pasture. The green chop method definitely result* in more feed being harvested per acre- there is no loss from trampling or manure. Doing away with fences adds 5% more usable land to a 40-acre field. Milk flow is maintained at a high level because cattle receive a uniform supply off quality forage every day. You need equipment that is in good condition to provide supply and labor to do this chore. The hay crusher or conditioner has really moved up the popularity list with farmers in the past couple of years. It breaks or crushes the hay stems so that moisture inside can evaporate faster than under old methods. This means that stems and leaves can dry more uniformly. Otherwise, leaves get dry and drop off—they are the best part of the hay crop. Total drying time is cut for hay-making, reducing risk of rain damage. New, durable plastics are being brought into use in wagon drying of baled hay. This shot shows four wagonloads of baled hay being dried in the field with a huge plastic bag attached to the drier and fastened over the wagons. The hot air comes out through the slatted floors of the wagons. Grass silage has come into widespread use for feeding dairy cattle. Much of it has been stored in trench or bunker silos. Losses have been discouraging in many instances. Recently, as shown here, there has been increased acceptance of plastic covering to preserve this silage. Rain damage can be as serious as top spoilage. Twelve inches of rainfall on an open trench silo will reduce the dry matter content of the silage by 5%. This means that cattle can't eat enough of this wet silage to get the necessary nutrients. Save time, effort, money! Silage covered with BER-FAK-secured with TY-FAST" Net goes up quickly, gives complete protection! Nothing compares with this low-cost team for reliable silage protection! Economical? There's big savings in just avoiding permanent construction. Effective? Why with sunlight-resistant Black GER-PAK Polyethylene Sheeting silage losses are negligible-if any! And tied down with mildew-proof "TY-FAST" Net, damage from wind whip is no longer a problem. Both are easy to set up anywhere on your farm. X3heck into it today. MliBEW-MMF "TMalT" HIT IS VEISami and can be tited to tic down UER-PAK covered farm equipment, truck tar- puulinc, hay coven, con-. Ktruction material!, etc. Net comei in two sixea: 20' x 100' and 82' x 100* with loo|it for tying ilown. Other niiei on p|>«cial order. Re-iwable ' over several aeaconi. FREE LITERATURE ON KER PAR SHEETIN6 AND "TV-FAST NET Send for GER-PAK Agri-News Bulletin Nos. 5 and 8 with latest data on plastic covers for silage; and GER-PAK Polyethylene News No. 1 with facts on "TY-FAST" Net. Write Gering Agricultural Service, Dept. RG-4. MM ilwri way la uy wpwMr polyctliyltnt tht*lini Mf-MMMn MM* MI-MI SIM UTS for tower illo. arc available In S •(•** to «t 10 foot through 20 foot diameter., in both 4- and <-mll. If RIM PLASTICS division of STUDEBAKER PACKARD CORP., RSMhNftk.N.J.

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