The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 12, 1960 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 12, 1960
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Some dairymen find that feeding grass silage during summer works better than chopping fresh grass daily. They take less risk with wet weather, which can keep them out of fields, and forage quality is more uniform throughout the summer. When using fresh green chopped grass, it's difficult to schedule the forage production program to give highest quality grass when needed... With a drylot feeding operation you'll want to provide plenty of premium quality hay all the time. For many dairymen this is the secret to their excellent herd production averages. Efforts spent in growing, harvesting or buying premium quality forage can often make the difference between an 8,000 and a 10,000 plus herd average. Newer type ground-level hay storage buildings, from which cows can be self-fed, can save you a lot of time and let you handle more cows. Here's a typical loafing barn used with drylot dairy operations in this part of the country. Cows are easy to keep clean in this type setup as long as the loafing area is kept well- bedded and adjoining concrete lots are kept clean. Loafing barn should provide 40 to 50 square feet of area per cow, depending on their size. For a drylot dairy operation you'll need to provide plenty of lot and feeder space. Overcrowding can hurt production and create unnecessary management problems, Cows will need 24 to 30-inches of feeder space per head unless they have access 'to roughage all the time. In this case, they'll need only 15 to 18 inches each. In terms of lot space, figure on a minimum of 75 to 100 square feet per cow in addition to about 20 square feet of holding area near milking parlor. A SaomUu PelyMtiylan* Shearing *-*-' in daor or Sun-RwMtoitt Mack COVKHALL i. «ur proof, n* proof. «* proof. MM. IUA ••>««. «Uot». llnnbU. lniBtn.1... tti, Bw Pol,,lh»l.ii. Shntlnf Mo.., Cn Bw. IM. h> WOT Br.. CMa«o 61. Ul.-bUb. I*T .i* UtiM Pro*,*, of n_tlr Staife, fcr Ptti. Iht Mlh.ri. 1*1 TMi M wm Tl TNI iMri N«M., Ik. minm |i fit* Ml 1» k to m M ••» W*l am*! * 1h» twin N» CONTROL FLIES... in your dairy barn KXXJLS for weeks! Why spray every day? Just one residual application of Diazinon insecticide kills flies for weeks at a time. You save in time, labor and cost per day of protection. This year spray less and pay less for fly control. Ask your farm supply dealer for Diazinon-one of the safer phosphate insecticides. ORI&INATOHS OF DDT INSfCTICIOfS GEIGY AGRICULTURAL. CHEMICALS Division of Geigy Chemical Corporation • Saw Mill River Road. Arttotoy, New York You're sure of satisfaction ... when you buy by Brand Name! REMINGTON RIFLES give you varmint riffle accuracy ... get bigger game, too! ^»£^5OT*2 ^^^^SSS^^^^ ^nTo^TSb'utt vl in ^ a , b h ilUy - '" "* '^ 165 ^ ain Soft f^^S^^Sj^S. gram Bronze Point bullet you get the super-precision See the new double-duty Remington rifles now! Naw M*tM 742 "W««dsiiu«t«r" AuUtoMliiig Rlfla. Exclusive "Power- Malic" action lessens recoil effect, yet gives full knockdown power. Super-strong and dependable. Perfect balance. Drilled and tapped for 'scope mounts. Weighs only 7i/i Ibs. 5 shots. In 280 Remington, 30/06, 308 Win. Nm» M«4a| 7»OC "GaNMMMter" SIMa-Aetlm Mill* is the world's fastest-Handling carbine and is the only brush and saddle gun chambering modern, high-power carlridges. Weighs just 6ft Ibs. 381/J" over all, I8V4" barrel. 5 shots. Drilled and tapped for 'scope mounts. In 280 Remington, 30/06, 270 Win. 1 72S BaH-Actlan Mfla has full custom features, including all-purpose Monte Car|o stock, finely checkered, hinged floor plate and rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation; Weighs only 7 Ibs. Drilled and tapped for 5 possible sight mountings. Sling swivels. 5 shots. In 222 Remington, 744 Remington, 280 Remington, 243 Win., 270 Win., 30/06. il»o« •Pricu tuliiitl ;;Woodim..Ur." ••GuiMM.Ur." "Pow.r.|Uil«".i«i ••Con-Lokt'-m fag. U.S. Fit. Off. kr KMMMtoii Am Canvur, tac.. KrUn*urt 1, Cou. U Cu**a: i Arm. of CwU. UmM. m Qa»« KIU.. d.. Toronto. Ont.

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