The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 16, 1959 · Page 31
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 31

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 16, 1959
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JVgj;..^^^ towtfiBHmjmpwu UIPMI^IIMIII^ n ^ MI M,, .. lo. Look what you get in this new Firestone All TRACTION TRUCK TIRE for only *72J5I NEW ALL TRACTION* Famous Deep All Traction Tread! Double duty design: Rugged traction bars grip and hold in the soggiest soil—deliver top mileage, smooth-running highway service. Firestone Rubber-X! Firestone Rubber-X, the longest wearing rubber ever used in Firestone tires, gives you longer tread life. Firestone S/F (Shock- Fortified) cord body gives maximum impact protection, New Low Cost arid Easy Terms! Compare ,, , you'll find that no other traction truck tire gives so much for so low a price. See the new All Traction* at your nearest Firestone Dealer or Store. tFor size 8.25-20 10 ply. plus tax and , retreadable trade-in. , Also available in 7.50-20, 9.00-20 and 10.00-20. . • , Enjoy th« Vole* of Flraston* tv«ry Monday •v«n!ng on ABC t«l«vlilon. Copyright 1959. Tbt Fir«»tone Tire & Rubber Company *F!r»iton» T.M. The ;$rst is .confined 'tibg^r^in|* systems; theVothei: is ,tne v changes'in'lhrgovernment wm yean - Sl '-'rVr, ,/ • - -;'' Several years ago it'was' thought ^tf pasture .systems ~ •of hog raising were almost a necessity from,a disease stand-r s *< .point; At that time rations,were:generally^ not complete „ , enough to make dry-lot finishing as economical as,growing 'hogs out on alfalfa or ladino clover pasture, .Today's new , methods have wiped out these Umitations, ;. ., , 4 , . You can decidewhether to gro'w corn or hogs onpas-, ture land this year by knowing the return ^from an acre of " w corn compared to the returns .from hog pasture., If the land; is hilly and relatively long rotation is needed to control ero- >sion, the answer is easy. Stay with the'pasture ^hog program. However, if the land is level-it is Very doubtful whether hogs can pay as much for its use as corn. -, • ., Some estimates made by midwestern colleges on what hogs .will return for pasture range from .$10 to $15, per acre yearly. Most good land in corn wiU : return around $40 per -acre. On good level land corn"will usually return twice as, much as pasture if hogs are receiving a good ration. Is'this the complete answer though? What-about dis- .easef This can't be answered one way or- the-other without reservations. ' Growing and finishing hogs from weaning to market weight can be done with very few disease problems on either concrete or pasture if good practices are followed for both systems. If disease does enter your herd it can be • s cleaned up more easily if hogs are on concrete, since the concrete can be steam cleaned and thoroughly disinfected. The supplement must be .more complete if confined . growing is practiced compared to finishing out'hogs on pasture. But this is not difficult with today's ration formulations. Some studies by the University of Illinois showed , these factors most important in influencing hog profits. 1. Feed conversion records from actual farm operations showed more than $3 in feed cost per 100 pounds of pork , produced-between high profit-hog men and the less efficient growers. ' ' 2. PigSiWeaned per litter is also very important. Good hog s men typically wean about one more pig than do the less efficient operators.^ ' 3. Death loss after weaning was enough lower for 'high profit hog growers to make 18c difference in cost of producing 100 pounds of pork. i 4. High profit producers sold their hogs for more money. . ' This was due both to better timing of farrowing and higher quality hogs. / BSTTSR RUBBER FROM START TO FINISH Under the 1959 corn program this field will undoubtedly give a greater return per acre than if used for hog pasture,, The program this year, supports all -corn at 90% of the last 3 years' average farm price but not below 65%,of parity. This Will put the support price at around $1.12 per bushel or about 6c above the 1958 "low" support level, Majority of livestock'producers, have previously not complied with allotments, so this means their corn production will be supported at a higher level than last year.

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