The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 16, 1959 · Page 30
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 30

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 16, 1959
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This green chop forage production system can profitably compete with corn under typical Midwest farm conditions. The field of alfalfa-fescue above works well with the normal rotation. Three to 5 cuttings of high quality forage will be made during an average year. ThereXno'holding back on the part of these cows. .Green chop is highly nutritious, succulent and palatable. A self-unloading- wagoh-feeding 'bunk arrangement allows a one-man operation. This bunk is on a wide concrete slab from which the manure will, be easily scraped and saved for spreading back on fields. A combination manure spreading-self-urtloading wagon should be considered for such operations. Self-feeding wagons are- just the trick for many farms. Feed is chopped and blown directly into the same wagons from which the cattle eat. A 7 ft. x 14 ft. homemade wagon will handle about 35 head. A rule of thumb guide is that.self-feeding wagons are more economical than a self-unloading wagon-feed bunk set up for operations under 100 head. It's a good idea on many farms to'pull.your wagon up on a concrete slab for the cattle to eat on. This increases production, cuts down mud and makes manure pickup easier. Ger-Pak Surplus forage ^produced during the peak growing season can be harvested with the same equipment used with your zero grazing program, Save this feed by putting 'it irt a "silo as insurance against possible later, crop failure 'ancf as winter roughage feed.' During fast growing seasons it's best to go ahead, with your regular cutting schedule rather than let some fields mature and harden off. Why sfcend on the average of $3,160 and up on the initial investment for a permanent silo and then add the long range costs of increased assessments to your general overhead? Rely on silos made with heavy-duty, Sunlight-resistant Black GER-PAK Polyethylene Film to supplement your present permanent facilities. And there's much more to be gained by using GER-PAK Silo Film: «-Save an average of ?2 to .$2.50 per ton on losses resulting from unprotected silage. • Store extra silage when present facilities are completely filled. . • Take care of temporary increases in size of herd. • Place silage near livestock for added convenience. • Provide storage for pasture clippings. • Have flexibility in covering silage volume ranging from 10 tons to 100 tons or more because of wide range of sizes ^ in GER-PAK Film. • Meet emergencies such as severe, drought by putting up immature corn silage and save the crop. The Short Way to Say Superior Polyethylene Film It will pay you to learn more of the rapidly growing yse of GER-PAK Film for agricultural service including mulching to eliminate weeding and to bring crops in earlier foe better prices ; plastic greenhouses; poultry hause plastic glazing; soil fumigation covers; livestock shelter a; and a variety, of other agricultural annlications. COST-CUTTING GER-PAK FILM FOR SILOS comes In widths up to 40 feet by 100 feet long, In 4 mil and 6 mil thick' ness. Silo caps for tower silos are available In 8 standard diameters from 12-foot through 24-foot, In both 4 mil and 6'mil. All are sunlight- and weather-resistant, lightweight yet tough, Inert to soil and chemicals. OTHER USES FOR BER-PAK. POLYETHYLENE FILM Virgin Polyethylene Film Goring Products, Inc., Kenilworth, N. J. Mulching Greenhouses Fumigation Blankets Equipment Covers FREE GER-PAK Agri-News Bulletin Service contains latest authoritative data on agricultural uses of GER-PAK Film. Write today to Gerlng Agricultural Service, Department R04

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