The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 12, 1959 · Page 23
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 23

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 12, 1959
Page 23
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When equipment begins to wear out, and there is a good chance that many faVmers have this problem, there is the decision of whether to replace with new machinery or buy good used equipment. It's not an easy decision to make. But, there is strong indication that used machinery, especially tractors, may be overpriced compared to new. A check of auction prices shows that certain popular tractors are selling every bit as high now as they were as much as a year and a half ago. Now it's true that new machinery prices have also gone up durina this period. But, all the depreciation methods favor new equipment. The 20% immediate depreciation amounts to more, arid faster regular depreciation can be taken of new equipment. The farmstead is the place where labor is used least effectively on many farms. U. S. Department of Agriculture statistics show that little Improvement has been made over the years in productivity per hour of labor for feeding and handling cattle, while out in the field, crop production efficiency has increased at an astounding rate. One way to improve this situation and at the same time cut down on the drudgery is to mechanize these choring operations. Those farmers with stanchion barns have found that a mechanical barn cleaner will save them about 150 hours per year for a 30-cow herd. While this isn't too important during winter months, it really helps out during fall and spring. Money spent for chemicals to kill both insects and weeds will pay a high return. Many of the newer pesticides are no higher now than a few years ago. Volume production tends to keep prices down. The surest way to keep the costs of producing a bushel of corn) soybeans or oats at last year's levels is to maintain high yields. Weeds, even light infestations, can cut yields of corn and soybeans up to 10%. Rootworms can be controlled with soil insecticides. In 1958 many .farmers had 10 bushels or more corn on the ground after harvest where these insects weren't controlled. o ITHI YOUR HOST 0 0* IN ARKANSAS ...Hot Springs with its world-famous thermal baths lets you pep up, improve .-.,. your health and feel better all HOTEL over—find relief for nervous & BATHS tension, aching muscles and stiff -joints, and yes, even rheumatism | and arthritis. and you can BUDGET 3MEALSfor$J|50 icfday Three keys to profitable livestock and poultry raising Good management Proper sanitation Balanced formula feeds Wlr. or Writ* for LIUratur* About HoUl and Bath* Todayl •WOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, ARKANSAS* If you're making money with your livestock or poultry operation you undoubtedly owe most of your success to consistent practice of these three fundamentals: Good management which includes constant up-grading of stock. Proper sanitation measures maintained through all seasons, Proper feeding of balanced formula feeds. These are the keys to any profitable livestock or poultry business. The first two keys are almost entirely within your control. The third is shared by you and your feed manufacturer or feed mixer. : Your interest is his interest Your, feed manufacturer or feed mixer has a genuine interest in your success. When the feeds he sells you do a good job, you gain and he gains. That's the reason feed manufacturers continue to "up-grade" their feeds just as you up-grade your foundation stock. During the paat 26 years, feed manu- facturers and feed mixers have made tremendous strides in formulating more efficient feeds. They have researched and tested the many new additives that have been introduced. They have chosen those they find best in order to bring you feeds that promote health and growth at the greatest economy to you. Additives no substitute for sanitation The new additives-such as the, antibiotics and other drugs-have made possible the new, popularly-called "medicated feeds" which aid in the prevention and control of many costly livestock and poultry diseases. These feeds have brought far-reaching benefits to poultry and livestock raisers. But it is well to remember that the additive in u formula feed was never intended to act as a substitute for proper sanitation. Any grower who neglects sanitation and relies solely on a "medicated feed" may be court- ingdisaster.Certainly.yourownfeed manufacturer or feed mixer would not recommend such a course. Ail must work together Today's progressive and successful livestock and poultry raisers practice good management and sanitation. They seek and obtain the finest of formula feeds. They know that all three keys must work together to insure profitable results. American Cyanamid Company, Agricultural Division, New York 20, N. Y. The statements on thit page express the sincere beliefs 'of American Cyanamid Company, producers of AUBBOMYCIN* chlortetracycline, ARZENE* arsenosobenzene, MEGA8UL0 nitrophenide and BNHEPTIN®- A X - acetylamino -5- nitrothiazole - all used in manufactured feeds, •Trodonork

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