Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on July 25, 1957 · Page 5
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 5

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, July 25, 1957
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I 1 '•M 'M I 1 m fM m ' -:(•&} il FXRM (FDTTOOK AND MARKET REPORT BY DON KIMBALL Hot days, warm nights. . . - abundant sunshine, and mostly moisture throughout Ihe eastern two-thirds stimulated the growth and development of port, according to the Cargill Crop Bulletin. Corn cultivation has been activt delayed by wet fields or of the country greatly I'U-n .since niir last re- •re firequeiil up crop harvesting in thi H.U year. But, when we viewed around Spencer and Storm Lak in most, areas except where . th(1 pressure of harvesting small grains 01 hay. Reports of weedy and grassy fields are general wher rams prevented cultivation in late May or early June The yield per harvested acre in the corn belt is expected to run well below the excellent yield last year except in Iowa, South Oak,, ta, Nebraska and Kansas. Drouth held ot'hur states and western Iowa western Iowa's corn crop in and the 13th of July it looked fine. A winter wheat crop of 715 million bushels is predicted for 1957. This is nearly 21 millions under the June estimates however Production of Spring wheat was forecast al 225 million bushels down 10 million from the June estimate. Warmer and beUur conditions favored the growth of soybeans in recent weeks but the mam crop is still below normal in stage of develoipment due to late planting. Planting continued even into July in Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri and other slates. Based on July 1 prospects the 1957 oats crop is expected U, total 1.375 million bushels or 19 per com above last year's short crop. Good weather for oats in the areas with the most acreage is largely responsible for the promising production prospects. The indicated yield of MA bushels per acre is slightly above previous records in 11(55 and about 4 bushels above average. Harvesting uf oals is actively underway in alnxwl all central stales with yield and quality Car below earlier estimates. Several fields in and around Fayette stand ready or past ready for harvest. Pasture conditions as of I July averaged above normal. This would be equal h> 1951 but otherwise the highest in 1U years. The moisture situation over the entire agricultural regions has been more than favorable. Sow farrowings on Iowa farms during June are estimated at 164,000 head, according to the Iowa Cooperative Crop and Livestock Reporting Swvice. This preliminary estimate is for an increase of 5 percent from the 15IJ.OOU head farrowed during this month last year and about 5 iperceiu less than the 1940-55 ten-year average for June of 173,000 head. On Junel, 1957, Iowa fanners reported an intended increase of 4 percent for total fall (June-November fai-rowings or for an expected total of 994,000 sows. U was also indicated on June 1 that 525,000 sows would farrow during the 3-iuoiHh fall period of June. July and August this year. On the basis of present estimates and June intentions, a total of lit! 1,000 sows will farrow on Iowa farms during July and August. This would be about 3 percent more than a year earlier and 30 percent more than the 10-year average for these two months. June farrowings would represent Hi.5 percent of the total fall farrowings if the June intentions are realized. The June 1950 far- rowings accounted for 1G.3 percent of the total fall farrowings. The 10-your average for June is 20.0 Markets Eggs Grade A, large, iper don. 32c Grade A, medium, per do/.. 24c Grade A, small, per dux. IBc Grade B, large . ... 24c Cattle Cattlo soJd .steady In ;>[) cents higher Monday. A. few loads of mostly prime fed steers were taken at §27.50 lo $28.00, the practical top. Salble- cattle 18,000; calves 300; fed -steers steady to 50 higher; iairly active early, later slow and only steady un kinds grading 1 average choice and below; hollers opened steady to 50 higher, -slow steady to weak; early trade on cows weak lo fully 25 lower; bulls and vealers steady; stockers and feeders slow; lew early sulus about steady; few loads inu.s(ly Pfjiine fed steers al 27.50-28.00; high choice and mixed choice and prime steers 20.75-27.25; .small lot prime fed heifers 26.50; most good to prime heifers 21.50-2G.OO; utility and commercial bulls 17.50-19.25; most good and choice vealers 20.00-24.00; few common an medium GOO- 750 Ib. yearling stock steers 17.5021.00. Butchers: farm page ARE T ASKING: THE CHANGING DESERT-Th* old and the new meet as Bedouins from the Newv^Desert ^ 2U9-270—19.90 250-2UO—20.15 270-2UO—19.U5 2BO-290—19.40 290-300—19.15 dOO-310—18.65 330-340—18.15 340-350—18.15 350-3UO—18.15 1GO-170—1B.10 170-180—19.10 180-190—20.10 190-200—P.O.GO 200-210—21.00 210-230—21.00 220-230—20.85 230-240—20.G5 240-250—20.40 Sows: 27U-300—19.00 300-330—18.75 330-360—18.25 .UJO-400—17.50 400-450—10.75 450-500—10.00 500 550—15.25 Harlan 4-H Club The Harlan Livestock 4-H club held its July meeting at the home of Jim and Gerold Buhr. Cleo Cumberland was appointed to select a date for a skating party. Harold IngcLs reported on his trip to the Shaft-Course at Ames. Elmer Wolfgran demonstrated "Lifting and Carrying," and Jim Buhr demonstrated "Soil Structure." Corn Silage For Brood Sows Cuts Costs Per Pig Extension Director M. L'. Wangsness uf Fayette says sonic Kayette County hog raisers are successfully using silage rations for their brood sows. They're basing their ration plans on experiments at Iowa State College which showed that sows and gilts hand-fed ood corn silage, properly supplemented, farrowed large Utters U less cost. Calculated feed casts per pig farrowed were 20 to 30 percent lower than for conventional brood sow feeding meth- jds, too, Wangsness says. Four Iowa State College animal •uisbundineii, C. W. Johnson, V. ~. Speer, C. C. Culbertson and D. V. Catron conducted ihe experiments with over 2,000 pit;s arrowed at the college. They say the new ml hod is a Jig step toward the "ideal" ood sow feeding plan. The 20 jurcent protein balancer added to .he corn silage keeps sow.s m Jean condition, but provides adequate energy, protein, vitamins and minerals for them to farrow the best litters. They advise making the change to corn silage and supylemenl 3 to 4 weeks before, or immediately after breeding. Research indicates that best results are obtained from the corn silage ballancer when il is used at a low feeding level fur the first two-thirds of gestation. This means 2 1 /;; lo 3 pounds of balancer per head daily. Fur the lusl third, however, ;t higher level— 4 to 5 pounds per day — is recommended. The researches say this split-level plan for feeding the balancer boosted Ihe average litter size by about one and a half pigs as compared to an equal amount of balancer fed through-out gustation. If you have your roiicenlrati 1 rations custom-mixed, the re- sear.'hers suggest this formula: One tun uf tin' balancer would contain: 702 pounds of ground corn, :;UO pounds .if wheat mid- dlings, 2/iO pounds of solvent soybean lulmeal, 301) pounds of meat .UK! bone scraps, 50 pounds ut condensed fish soiuble.s, liOO pounds of dehydrated alfalfa meal, 50 pounds <il distillers' dried solubles, Jl) pounds of de- fluor mated phosphate (30 percent calcium, lil percent phosphorus;, 'M pounds of iodi/ed salt, ii pounds uf Trace Mineral Premix, 100 pounds of molasses plus 10 pounds 'if Vitamin I're- mix. If you pert'er to build your own balancer, you can approximate: the corn silage balancer. Buy a high-protein brood sow supplement- 30 to 35 percent protein— from a reliable feed manufacturer. Then adjusl the feed to approximately 20 percent pru- U:in by adding about an equal amount of ground grain. It's he.st to use only choice— qualiiy com silage for feeding sows. Tests indicated that corn cut while il was still green—and before frost—made the best sow feed. Fayette County Corn Yield Contestants Meet Uo you have corn that promises mure than one hundred bushels per acre yield? If so, you will In; interested in entering the 19. r )7 County and Stale Corn Yield Contest. Contestants make up the County Corn Producers' Association. Meet at the Farm Bureau Building, Fayeltc. 1 , July 2(!th, U p.m., to pay your entry lee and sign Ihe entry list. Entries in thi; State Contest musi be in by July 31st in order to compete for Stale honors. This one wants you to get choosey! For Chevrolet loves to show what it's got inside, outside and in performance. Chevrolet is the only car in its field with Body by Fisher—sturdily put together, with a solid, substantial look. Fine finishing touches on every side confirm the craftsmanship that goes into its making. Chevrolet's response and performance are pretty special, too. There's a well- what-are-we-waiting-for spirit in the engine, especially when you .show a Chevrolet a mountain. And you'll do a lot of looking to find comparable smoothness, steadiness and nimbleness on the road — at any price! See a Chevrolet at your dealer's—see how much more it has to spark excitement and your prids;:! CHEVnOLUT MOUi: I'KOI'l.K UKIVti UIKVKUUCTS THAN ANY UTliKlt CAtt It gives you more to be proud of I f DON'T BUY ANY CAR BEFORE YOU DRIVE A CHEVY ... ITS BEST SHOWROOM IS THE ROAD. Air ConUllluniiig-T»mpo(utu'a3 MjJe la Order, tie) a Derr.onjtrationl Only frmchised Chevrolet dealers 4S3j^E|112?' d'V".>' 'his famous tmdemiirk See Your Local Authorized Chevrolet Dealer ASC Election Results Announced Results nf thf annual ASC ('(immunity elections w/iicli were conducted by mail from July 1 UmniKh July H were announced Ihis week by the Fayette county r\sc office.' A total of llli'2 ballots were cast in the various townships. This was approximately the same cast n last year's ASC elections in lie county. Newly elected chairmen and /ice chairmen of the. community •ommitlees will serve as delc- ;ales anil alternate delegates to the county ASC convention which will be- held on July 27 at p'ayette, Iowa. The principal business of the convention will be the election of a county ASC cummitlci 1 chairman, vice chairman, regular member and two alternate members. The one-year term of all newly leetcd county and community ommitteemen will begin on August 1. A complete list of newly elected community coinrnittcemen follows: Center Chi:i. Hubert Ha/ichett; V.C. Donald Schrndcr; Reg. LJ. Lee Jellings; 1st Alt. Peter Hocpfner; 2ml Alt. Grant Bargasun. Fairfieid Chin. Kenneth Carnal!; V.C. Melvin Gust; Keg. Da'.e V. Pat- lisori; 1st Alt. Alfred Turner liml All. Wendell Myers. Harlan Ch«». Harold Ehlers; V.C. Gene Hruwnell; Heg. Milltm Polrat/.; 1st Alt. Victor F. Stee^e; 2nd AH William Ehlridge. Illyria _ Chm. Oiran U. Bane; V.C Cl:irenc(.' Thonian; He^. Eugeru: WenRer; 1st Alt. Paul K. Kuhens, 2nd All. Bernard Hoys. Smithficld CliDi. William Arip; V.C. Dale Huberts; Reg. Humid G. Cle.n- denen; 1st Alt. Ralph Stewart Uml Alt. Lawrence W. Kauten Union (Mini. JiaroW Tope; V.C. Ed- KHI- Graf; Reg. Calvin Nelson; 1st AH. Michael Wiley; 2nd Alt Karl Wolfs. Westfield Chm. Reuben Jones; V.C. Evlon W. Maurer; Rug. Delbort Slreeter; 1st Alt. William H. Keit;; *ni( Ail. Hubert Lambert. Understanding Iowa Children By Lloyd Lovell .The day of the Jong-anticipated fishing trip bail arrived! • Mr. Fri-und helped his five-arid seven-year-old sons slow the gear in the- trunk, and they started off At the dam he sorted,out Hie inevitable tangles, baited hpoks, adjusted bobbers and han- dCtj the poles to the boys. 'Fifteen minutes later he growled to.his son, "For the last time, will you quit throwing stones? They scare.the fish." The other boy had laid his'pole on the bank and was busily digging in the mud.' His father shouted, "G^t out of the mud! You've got to watch your pole if you expect to c,ulch any fish." Is it loo late to spray for corn borer? Entomologist Harold Gunderson of Iowa State College answers—If 75 percent of the plants show leaf feeding and a careful dissection of the plants shows a majority of the borers are still feeding loose in the -whrol treatment will profitable. It won't kill as many as it would have 10 days ago, but you will (;«-•{ enough doccfs to make it p;iy. 1 have considerable leaf damage in my corn but have found no egg,masses. Should I spray anyway? Entomologist Gumlerson says if there is borer leaf damage there must have been borer egg nasscs somewhere. Dissect care- 'ully—don't just break the plant. If this c.irel'ul dissection shows a najority of the borers are still 'eeiliiifj lonso in the whorl, your uiswer is covered under the Itiestion above. When is the best time to spray for grasshoppers? When they are small or lei Jhem get half grown? Entomologist Humid Gunder•um, Iowa State College, says they should be treated while they lire small before they scatter from the hatching grounds I :uul before they have done serious damage. The dosage now mist be the adult dose, however, 1 as many of them are already lialf grown. Use 4 ounces of .ildrin or hoptachler or 2 ounces >f dieldrin per acre. Leaf hoppers are becoming numerous in tomatoes and potatoes. Knto/noJogist Gunderson says you won't have trouble with leaf hoppers if you use an all- ini'ifpose garden spray containing malathion, methoxychlor and •aptan <ii- ziiieb rcgulai'ly every five to seven days throughout. [he summer on all garden crops. How and when should I spray sorghum, The sorghum should be 10 inches to a foot high, says Weed Specialist E. P. Sylwesler of Iowa State College. Use no more! than '/i pound of ester or M> pound of amine2, 4-D per acre. Don't spray afteri any heads have appeared. This means the spraying can be done only between the times when the plants are about 10 inches high until] they are 18 inches to 2 feet high. Is spraying corn with 2, 4-D practical after the corn is laid by if there are weeds in the hill? Weed-control Specialist E. P. Sylwuster of Iowa State College- says it's practical IF you have LOTS of broadleafed weeds in the rows or hills, particularly cofklt-burs and the like. But remember that from the limp the corn plant is fi inches high until it is laid by it is subject to bvit- Ueriess and breaking when it is sprayed with 2, 4-D. Use only Mi pound of umine or ! X» pound of ester lo the acre and use drop extensions. What's the best material for use for crabfjrass control in lawns? Use disodium methyl arsonate, says Horticulturist H. L. Lant/. of Iowa Stall' College. Il's available under several trade names. Follow manufacUnei's' directions. In another fifteen minutes father said, "I give up. If you guys aren't interested in fishing, we mif-hl as well go home." Most youngsters cannot be the avid fishermen their fathers can. They do not have as lung an attention span, and il is hard for them to sustain interest in any one activity for long perids. Physical activity is more necessary to them than to older people. In fishing and in many other activities that men tike Mr. Freund want to share with their children, (parents need to relax adult standards of what the activity should mean, und adopt the children's point of view. Perhaps it is natural that young children think that fishing moans throwing stones and digging and exploring and not watching the bobber. Similarly, children no lions of what many other activities involve may differ markedly from our own. If we can accept having fun with our children as one of our purposes, we can perhaps accept more graciously the sacrifice of any real likelihood of catching fish, or efficiently accomplishing the adult goals that other activities imply. Then we can enjoy our children, and they can enjoy the experiences with us. More serious fishing with them can wait until the children are more capable of adopting our definitions and capacities. Its Performance that Pays Speed up growth Cut Feed Costs FEED BELL BRAND HI ENERGY HOG SUPPLEMENT BELL BRAND FARM SUPPLY Phone 145, Fayette . ' > ''•-' • Jffltl* 1 Fayetts 25 JULY Production Testing Pointing Way To More Hog Income In Fayette County A number of Fayette Courtly market hog producers are ellttir already keeping production re'c- ords on their sows of art cbM- sidcring a production record program for the coming year, according to County Extension Director M. C. Wangsness of Fayette. This program aims at getting more pigs per sow and more pounds of gain for each 100 pounds of feed — which increases the farmer's net income by cutting his unit production cost. It aims, more particularly, at producing the kind of meat that consumers want most — whi,ch increases income by increasing pork sales at the meat rriarkets. Several men from Fayette !ounty plan to attend the sale of tested boars from the Iowa Swine Testing Association's station.. At Nevada, Iowa, next Monday, July 22. This station provides standard records showing which boars can pass fast-gaining, meaty characteristics to the pigs they sire. .Keith Jarne^, Frsuik Brownell, Loraine Chase, apd CJalen Griffin, all of Stanley, are breeders who have purchased tested boars. Extension Director Wangsness ;ays most of the purebred tested boars sold at the testing station auctions in the past haVe gone ip markot hog men who plan to use them in their cross breeding programs. " — Ralph Durham, extension «ivt- m;il husbandman at Iowa State College, recommends that farmers come to the sale with a clew idea of what their own herds need most. The testing association gives each boar an Index number based on test evidence tlutt ht« can transmit 'tendencies to lean meat, fast gains and 'feeding ufftciency. | The boar has to be abovib average in all these, good .traits. to get an index low enough to :g$t into the sale. If he doesn't score well in all these traits he won't tfel ;i low enough index and he will go to slaughter. Market hog -producers can make some excellent selections at. economical prices by -buying pn the basis of records behind the indexes of individual boars, Durham says. A man who already ' has a meaty NOW herd can pr&fftTby Inlying a boar whose lovv.4nd.fcx ix-sults more from his i(b)\i{yi to transmit fast, efficient gams than ID transmit ' 'meatttiess.' Someone else who ha,s .a herd that -is already producing efficient feeders won't look for that trait in his tested boar so rmicn a.s he looks for meatiness. He points out that Iowa State College research shows a gopd crossbreeding program calls 'far, a rotation of at least three different breeds of boars, succee'fjtfjg each other in the herd yearly. Since the sow provides half the pigs' inheritance, on-the-farm production testing of the sow herd enables the producer to select the tested boars that -Will pay host on his herd each year. Fayette County Extension Calendar Of EvenU Fiiday. July, .26 Corn Yield Contest for 1958. Sign-up meeting Farm Bureau Building, Fnyette 8 p.m. 4-H Party a/id Dance, Colgrove-Walker Memorial Auditorium, Upper Iowa tlnivers'ity, Fayette 8 p.m. Monday, July 29 Jersey Parish 'Show, Hawkeye. Meeting for County Fair Help - Extension Office Fayette 8 p,m. Tuesday. July 30 Holstcin District Black and White Show, Maynard. Brown Swiss Canton Show, West Union. F a y e 11« County Exten^ifiri' Council 1958 Budget hearing, Farm Bureau BJdg., Fayette 8 p.m. Wednesday. July. 31 4-H Entomology mieeiihg, Farm Bureau Bldg., Fayette. Thursday, Aug. 1 4-H Educational Tour, Mason City. ' ' . .' Fairfieid Indians 4-H Club meeting 8 p.m. Carl Nus. r..; ; Livestock 4-H , Club meeting p.m. James Nicholson. Westfield Whirlwinds 4-H Club meeting 8 pan. Duarie Oel- btrg. • . : . Westfield Worthy Winner* The Westfield Worthy Winners, 4-H club met Friday: at the Jionvp of Joyce Oelberg. Roll call "My Favorite Vegetable", was answer ed by 7 members. Our club Ye'- eeived. a dollar tca.\ having ' 7 of the mothers present' of girls present at Rally liay. was held in June. Jam's Be ton demonstrated the' ' way to put a sleeve In a Kathy Lambert .gave 3 stratjpn pn "Putting pn a Kathy also reported Qn^-W -Con* ven^ion which vva? held, at J Stqte. College. ^ani« B and, K9}leen Auf jh?Rj>: sen to be on the Senipr d . stration team. Our July.. 2£Lgn««t« ing will Ja

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