The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 12, 1959 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 12, 1959
Page 19
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Here's a Utter of pigs which should make a good profit for Info farmer, If you're using a pasture program, make sure you always have Clean, lush pastures to put the pigs on, It's art Important part of your total production and disease control program, Vaccination of baby pigs is only one part .of the disease control program. However, just because you haven't had cholera or. some other' disease on your farm for a few years is no reason for not vaccinating pigs. To prevent problems from arising, set up .a complete disease'control program and stick with it. This farmer realizes that extra time and attention will pay off in more pigs per litter. If he can save an extra one or -two pigs per litter he may be able to double or triple his profits. For this reason farrowing should be planned to come during those times of the year when-other work does not interfere with this,job, V How to wean more pigs per sow Perhaps the biggest profit news in years for hog raisers is shown by results recently obtained with the use of AUREOMYCIN* in gestation and lactation feeds for sows. Seven experimental trials were held on 7 , different farms in Iowa. 88 sows and their litters were involved in the experiments. One half of these sows received no AUREO : MYCIN at any time. The other half received gestation feeds containing 200 grams of AUREO- MYCIN per ton for 7 to 10 days before and 7 days after farrowing, Then, these sows were placed on lactation feeds containing 60 grams of AUREOMYCIN per ton until the pigs were weaned at 8 weeks, •AUBEOMYCIN is American Cyanamid Company's trademark for chlortetracycline. Results showed 7% more pigs weaned from sows fed AUREOMYCIN ! This averages out to 7, more pigs per 12 sows. That's an extra litter and a significant profit picture for any hog raiser! Cost of feeding AUREOMYCIN to 12 sows was approximately $26 for the entire feeding period. Sales value of the 7 extra pigs sold as feeders was $105. This resulted in a net extra return of $79. On the basis of two farrowings per year, this means an extra yearly return of $158. Talk to your feed manufacturer or feed dealer. Ask him about gestation and lactation feeds containing. AUREOMYCIN. American Cyanamid Company, Agricultural Division, New York 20, New York. AUREOMYCIN IN FEED

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