Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on July 18, 1957 · Page 5
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 5

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, July 18, 1957
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FARM OUTLOOK ~ AND MARKET REPORT BY DON KIMBALL After several \veeks of continuing rains the crop outlook is above avwag,.- and more f.-m.raljio than last year at this time, ac cording to the low;, (\iopei -alive Crop and" Service. Due Heportmy to decrease.-; m acreages below average (production is ex- pecti'd for corn, wheat and flaxseed. Hay production is expected to reach a record level this year. Total corn production in Iowa is estimated ;) l fiUtt,7111 ,tHH) bushels which would be about 3';; over the 195li yield of over 521.fi97,000 bushels. Acreage in corn this year is estimated at around 10,127,000 with a July 1 indicated yield of 53.0 bushels per acre. In spite, of late plantinu and cool weather in June the corn crop is catching up. It is estimated tfiaf. about fiO'3- of the corn acreage was "laid-by" as of July i! while, virtually all of it was "laid- by" at this time last year. We saw one of the most beautiful fields yet, belonging to Maynard Menefoe, and located just south of his house. Iowa hay growers will probably set a new record this year according to a recent release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Marketing Service. Over H.liliH.OOO acres are expected to product 2.02 tons per acre for the highest yield of production on record. The only other year on record that hay production surpassed 7 million was in 1951. Estimates for 1057 are around 7,405,000 tons. Thu increase in product inn is due in part to an increase in the (proportion of higher yielding alfalfa. The Wall Street Journal reports that Congressmen ami Administration officials are ponderim; a sweeping new approach to llu problems of America's farm economy. A new plan for poultry raising is being tried in several parts ol the nation. In vine are ;i in Maryland, which is considered one ol tin bit; broiler producing areas m the nation, hardly has any more in fjfpi-mk'jil poultry raisers. The vast majority ol broilers are being raised under some torn of credit contract arrangement, with the risks being underwi ittei by I'eed dealers, feed nulls, processors or hatcheries. This saint arrangement is getting popular m Georgia, Texas, Maine, Alabama North Carolin and other broiler producing areas. Last year, chicken meat was the lowest it has been in man> years. Farmers received lit.ti cents a pound for their broilers The_\ had been 25.2 m I !);>;'). 1'rices continue low as the Department ot Agriculture report.-, broilers .it an average of 2U.7c Egys Grade A, large, per do/. .1'V'c Grade A, medium, per do/.. .'1'lv Grade A, small, per do/. .17c Grade B, large .:'-c Grade C .22c Chtvks .'.;2c JJirts .l!2c Fowl Grade A quality, f) Ibs. it up lOc Grade A quality !> (us & down !(/(-• Grade B 3cts. lower than Garde A Grade A old roosters .He Salable Cattle cattle 21,000; calves 200; steers fairly active, steady to 50 lower than last week's high close; heifers fully steady compared with last Wednesday; cows and bulls steady to strong; vcal- ers steady to 1.00 higher to low choice steers 22.5U-24.!>U; good U low prime heifers 21.50-25.00 utility and commercial cows 14. oo-K).00; utility and commercia Inill.s 17.50-1951); good and choici vealers 20.00-2:1.00. Bulches HJO-I70—17.10 170-180—18.10 1HO-100—10.10 iaO-200—1U..GO 200-210—19.75 210-220—19.75 220-2.30—J 9.60 2HO-240—19.40 240-250—19.15 250-260—1«.90 2(iO-27U—l«.tJ. r 270-28O—18.40 280-290—18.If 290-300—17.90 UOO-310—17.40 310-320—17.40 320-330—17.40 330-340—1C.90 340-350—16.90 350-300—10.90 Sows 270-300—17.75 300-350—17.50 330-300—17.00 300-400—10.25 400-450—15.50 450-500—14.75 500-550—14.01 FEED BELL BRAND HI-ENERGY farm page County Loader 5" ~ '- 18 July 1957 Wheat Frofits and Yields Boosted by Plant Food Use Go after fast, low-cost gains with this high-efficiency supplement for hogs. Free delivery on l / z ton lots. BELL BRAND FARM SUPPLY Phone 145, Fayette Costs per bushel go down and profits go up wh-»i wheat crop is properly fertilized. F KRTILIZKH can help boost wheat yields nt leant ()'•.• bushels per acre, reports the Farmers Alerted To Cattle Disease "Lumpy jaw," a di>ea:,e :een frequently in both dairy cattle and beef animals, ran be co>lK to Amerirali farmers, llu- American Foundation lor Animal llculUij warned today. TJlr disease al:-o can affect 1 other ->pecies nf livestock, .md human beings, loo. Lumpy j.iv, is cau-cd by bacteria which hav- 1 some unusual i-lr.iractenstic when examined :n the lahora- lorv 1) and that fact aids vctcn narians in making a diaunosi.-:, the Foundation said. Symptoms of the disease in elude one or more swellings ot varying si/.e in the region of Ih 1 ' ehad. The swellings most frequently involve facial bones ol the upper and lower jaws. Another typo called "woody tongue" makes feeding difficult or impossible. The results is a drop in weight, and in tin- case of dairy cattle, a decline in milk prnduc lion. Treatment for tin.' disease should be started under veterinary supervision as soon as the condition is noticed, in order tc salvage as many cattle as possible. Symptoms of several other infection are similar tn those nl "lumpy jaw", so it is importanl thai n veterinarian l>c called n to make a correct diagnosis before any tyipe of treatment i: started. Middle West Soil Improvement Committee, in citing a recent .statement by Floyd W. Smith, Kansas State College agronomist. Smith reports that wheat responds more profitably to fer- tili/er use than any other crop. The O'.i liushel increase, he said, could be accomplished by tho use of only 25 pounds of nitrogen per aero, plus necessary phosphate and potash fertilizer. An extra four bushels per acre, he said, can bo added to the wheat yield by doubling the nitrogen application. Smith says that fertilizer can increase wheat yields in dry 1 years as well as wet ones. Farm experience in soma other Midwestern states indi-' cates that it often pays to uso 200 to 300 pounds of n complete fertili/er containing nitrogen, phosphate and potash, such as 10-10-10, reports the Middle West Soil Improvement Committee. Fayette County Farmers Saving More Piys Per Litter Kavette t'oimly M\'ille products had an important sharv in ettuu', Iowa':, nvoiit ul an averse "1 7-12 i>i.';.s ^e.med pel hi IT in the I!I57 >pi ill: 1 , pli; eiop. Juna Milk Production Milk production "n Iowa farm. during June is estimated at (ifii million pounds, according to tli Iowa Cooperative Crop and Live stock Reporting Service. This i a 7 percent increase from the G'M. million pounds produced during June 195G and is 3 percent mori than the 194G-55 average of (Hi million pounds. The slight di crease in production from May t June of 9 million pounds may b compared with a similar drop n !) million pounds last year an the 194U-55 average increase i 4.5 million pounds. to M. iceordin )irector •'aycllf. In sellini; nark of 7.42 )orted last 'rop and :III; the iii'u 1 .iverai;e pii;s per lilter, re week hy the l.iwa Livestock Service, owa farmers saved more pii;s jer sow than ever bclore in lus- ory, perhaps mure I hail the iverage for any cither stale. Since 111-4 they have increased tin- av- number ol pins weaned in [owa by 2-'.a pigs per litter. Tin's increase can be traced mainly to improved management :>racliccs. K. L. Quail'c, extension animal husbandman at Iowa State Col- legf. lists iimong the managt 1 - ment practices that have contributed to the increased si/.e of litters weaned. Use of better breeding stock, including the adoption of recommended crossbreeding plans Use of heat lamps which hav< practically eliminated all the losses formerly caused by chilling of tin. 1 pigs. Use of farrowing stalls whicl have largely prc'vented crushinf, or baby pigs by the sow. Quaiii reports that the whole progran ul .sanitation, disease preventioi and pest control has been fundamental to this entire advance in swine production. Early weaning has probably also had a slight effect in helping save more pigs, as it takes the pigs away from the sows sooner. This further avoids the risks of crushing by the sow. .Iowa's Master Swine Producer project has indicated the trend in more efficient hog production for several years. Extension Director Wangsness (points out that the big jump in litter si/.es in this project came between l'J4l.! and 11)4!) when these leading produc ITS began generally adopting Farmers Urged To Reseal Price-Supported Com Kayetle county farmers eti'd to take advantage government's offer to pay i storage payment of 16 cents a bushel for keeping their prici -supported 1955 and 1956 nun in their own cribs and bins another year under reseal instead of delivering it in settlement nf loans and purchase agreements which mature on July 31. Kills Thompson, chairman uf tin 1 county ASC committee, (minted out that 215.435 bushels nf price-supported corn were re- eali d in the county last year ,in-l expressed the belief that as much and possibly more will be rescalcil Ibis year. The chairman urgi-d fanners to check up on their storage 1 needs ;il once with a view to taking ad-- i-anl;t!;i' cil the reseal offer. Those needing additional new storage spare, he said, should inquire at Ihe connly ASC' office about the (sovernmenl's facility loan plan which permits as much as UO pel cent of Ihe cost nf a bin or cnb to be borrowed at 4 percent interest and to be repaid in four atmual installments. Klis'.ihlc for reseating this year will be farm-stored 195ti crop cull) now under original ipriee- Mii. -port loans, farm-storc'd l!)5(j [•urn under purchase agreements, and I!l5. r i com still stored on the farms under last year's resealing prosir.iin. There will be no fur- Iher extension of present reseal lo.ms on l!):i:i and 1954 corn. Farnu-rs having eligible 11)55 and l!>T>li corn under loans can repeal up to the dale fixed by the county ASC committee for them lo deliver or redeem their -.rain. However, those having .95(1 purchase agreement corn tin which they wish to earn a stor- ige payment have only until the •nil of this month to notify theiv •ouuty ASC office that they wish lo covert their purchase agreements into reseal loans. It is not necessary to deliver lesealed corn to the government to earn a storage payment. Instead, the producer may pay off liis loan id the end of the. extra year - July 31, 1957 — and still receive a full storage payment of Hi cents a bushel. If he desires, he may redeem his corn any time after October 1, 1957, and prior to July HI, 19f>fl, and receive a pro-rated storage payment. Farmers who now have reseal loans on 195!) corn will have earned one full storage payment of l(j cents a bushel on July 31, 1057. They eun earn still another payment of 10 cents a bushel by extending their present loans and keeping the grain until July .'il, 195!). Chairman .Thompson empha- si/ed thai resealing not only gives farmers a means of earning Farm Size Can Be"Doubled" Without Buying Extra Acres W ISE use of fertilizer can help tanners increase the siie of their farm business without buying a single extra acre, reports the Middle West Soil Improvement Committee, In citing a recent statement by W. H. Henneberry, Michigan State University agricultural economist. Henneberry points out that fertilizer can help produce mure bushels of corn ami small grains and extra tons of hay and forage from the siune number of acres, or from fewer acres. "The extra bushels of corn, wheat and soybeans and extra tons of hay and forage, that come from building your soil,' says the committee, "are the ones that increase your profits. "You get more crops per acre, per man and per machine. There are no extra acref to plow, no extra seed bed to, work up, no extra acres to cul-' tivate or harvest. That mean* low cost production that give* greater net returns per unit and per acre. "These extra profits from fertilizer can provide money to buy a new car or tractor, modern plumbing, new furniture, a labor-saving olectric kitchen or other comforts and conveniences a farmer's family desires." Ailil Lime to And Soils For Hast Crop Profits Fronts 'are slipping through the fingers of farmers who neglect to lime their acid soils. That is the warning of agronomists at Iowa State College, in a statement summarized by the Middle West Soil Improvement Committee. These specialists point out that when the soil's lime requirements aren't satisfied, you won't get the full benefit from soil and Icilili/cr milricnls. Nor will you get the best r»- sults from the legumes and improved crop varieties you plant, or the Insect control, tillage and soil conservation practices you use. J. A. Stritzel, of th« low* agronomy staff, says that proper use of lime and fertilizer in the amouts needed on acid soil* can mean greater financial returns for the farmer. He recommends testing the soil before adding lime. This helps you avoid putting on too much or too little a worthwhile storage payment but also gives them the advantage, of having possession of their grain for an extra year. He also emphasixed that rosealing will reduce the amount of corn delivered to the government in the selllement period starting August 1 and will thereby help lo prevent development of u government storage problem. "The Iowa ASC committee ha-, announced thai more price- supported corn will be involved in the coming settlement period than in any of the past four years," Chairman Thompson reported. "It is believed, however, that erection of additional bin- site structures can be avoided in Iowa this year if farmers of the stale will reseal from 50 to 60 million bushels of their price- supported corn. 1 hope and believe that Fayette county farmers will do their full share toward attaining the state goal." crossbreeding programs. The number of pigs farrowed by the 25 master producers last year was 11.3 per litter. They weaned an average of 9.95 and marketed an average of 9.87 pigs per litter al an average age of I HO days and average weight of ^l(i pounds per pig- which is about two pigs niore per litter than were raised in 1942 by master swine producers. Biaaest Sellers.. .because they're Biggest SOVGK! ^BMBiiW^^F l^7eMBMMMHMMHM | MV | ^ IIIMHIMBMMIMIM Ai %l^ a«MM*Mf ^ViF ^pF ******" — ***"' " * ' June Egg Production Production of eggs on Iowa farms during June totaled 411 million, according to the Iowa Cooperative Crop and Livestock Reporting Service. This is 1 percent above the 40,0 million eggs produced during June 195U, and us 4 percent above tin.- 1940-55 ten-year average of !i!)4 million eggs produced during the month. Iowa farm flocks averaged IIUI4 eggs per 100 layers during Jim This figure is slightly higher than Economists Advise Fertilizer Use To Build Farm Income T HE most profitable {arm* today are the ones tha.t iu» land, labor, capital and.man- agement in the best comblna- ( lion, reports the Middle West Soil Improvement Commlttea , in citing recent statement'by Ohio farm economists. • •'' ' R. J. Tompkins, of Ohio State University, says that farmers can increase their net income by proper use of fertilizer, Improved and adapted vai'ietlM o( seed, labor-saving tillage practices, weed and insect control. E. T. Shaudys, another Ohio economist, says that the key to economic efficiency is "to produce where the last dollar spent for machinery, fertilizer, building tile, livestock and'oth- er items just returns a dollar if income." Larger farms, he says usually can more fully utilize their '•quipment and labor and spread part of their costs over more pounds of pork, beef and milk, or over more bushels of grain. Farmers with smaller than average acreages, aays the committee, can be competitive with the larger operator! by using fertiliser to actually ','ln- crcase the size of their farina." the June 1956' production of 1866 eggs per 100 layers, and may'be comipared with the June 1946-55 average of 17-U eggs per IQQ'.lay- „ " ^- N (' HERE'S THE 'BIG-LITTLE RANGED vx with every modern feature .* You can fef/ from the way they're put together that Chevrolet trucks ttay on the Job . . . save on the fob! A truck with built-in stamina- that's Chevy. 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