The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 17, 1959 · Page 27
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 27

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 17, 1959
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The final step in getting high, uniform quality eggs is to. market them regularly — at least once a week or oftener. With once-a-week marketing, the eggs should be delivered to your egg buyer on Monday or Tuesday if possible. This will permit the wholesaler to grade and package the eggs in time for the weekend retail trade when about 75% of the consumers make their egg purchases. Wash dirty eggs immediately after gathering. You'll find it much easier to get them clean than if you wait until eggs are thoroughly cooled down. Use a washer that controls water temperature. These are relatively inexpensive and will soon pay for themselves in better quality eggs when operated properly. As soon as the eggs are washed, place the basket in front of a fan to help get the eggs dried off. Proper cooling of eggs is important in maintaining egg quality. These eggs have just been washed and dried off. They are now being completely cooled down before casing. You may want to use the basement of your home to hold eggs until marketing. However, a cooling room located right in the laying house will save you a lot of steps. Such a room is also easier to maintain at a constant temperature and humidity level. . ._ -• olyethylene ",-* SILO FIL Here's a method being used by some egg producers to help maintain better egg quality. When the eggs are cased they are sprayed with this aerosol bomb containing an oil mixture. The oil forms a seal over the shell and reduces gaseous exchanges which cause quality loss. When properly used, this procedure will cost >_.u only about 4c per case or less than 0.2c per dozen. Before using this, check with your egg buyer for his comments. GER-PAK polyethylene silo film cuts silage losses virtually to nil when installed properly to provide air-tight cover. Here are additional benefits: • Stores extra silage when present facilities are filled. • Takes care of temporary increases in size of herd. • Silage can be placed near livestock for added convenience. • Provides storage for pasture clippings. The cost of this versatile film runs amazingly low — an average of 27V per square yard for 6 mil (.006 in.) thickness, sufficient to cover a ton of silage! Not only do you have flexibility as to where you can set up your silos, but GER-PAK film saves you money two ways. First, you avoid the initial investment for a permanent silo — at costs upwards of $3,000 — and second, you avoid the increased assessments that are placed on permanent construction. The Short Way to Say Superior Polyethylene Film OTHER USES FOR CER-PM POLYETHYUHC FUM Mulching Greenhouses Fumigation Blankets Equipment Coven It will pay you to learn more of the rapidly growing use of GER-PAK Film for agricultural service including mulching to eliminate weeding and to bring crops in earlier for better prices ; plastic greenhouses; poultry house plastic glazing; soil fumigation covers; livestock shelters; and a variety of other agricultural applications. Virgin Polyethylene Film BERING FUSTICS division of StUDEBAKER-PACIURD CORP KeaihnrHl, N. J. COST-CUTTING GER-PAK FILM FOR SILOS comes in widths » up to 40 feet by 100 feet long, in 4 mil anTI mil S ness. Silo caps for tower silos are available in 6 standard diameters from 12-foot through 24-foot, in both 4 mil and 1 L* T I ? un ' i « ht -,, and weather-resistant, lightweight yet tough, inert to soil and chemicals. me GER-PAK Atrl-Nmn Bulletin Service contains latest authoritative data on agricultural uses o>- GER-PAK Film Write today to Gering Agricultural Service, Department RG9

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