Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 12, 1949 · Page 13
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 13

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M a s o WIN FREE VACATION IN A-C FARM CONTEST 4-day, all-expense vacation to Chicago for the lucky farm couple to be chosen by judges—AND KGLO s CHET RANDOLPH will do the chores while winners are away. HERE'S HOW To be rlfcible, couple nominated must be actively engaged in farming. Simply write a letter to "A/C Contest, KGLO, Mason City/' telTing why you would like this vacation-OR-if you wish, tellSI why someone you know is deserving of the vacation. For our information, be sure to include location of farm, number and type of livestock, and what, if any, Alhs Chalmers equipment is on the farm. ii ii HEAR ON THE FARM 7:15 A. M., Mon. - Sot. KGLO ond KGLO-FM START CORN SLOWLY Dumping a lot of new corn abruptly into a hog's ration may cause serious digestive disturbances, says E. L. Quaife, extension swine specialist at Iowa State college. He says that the best thing to do is to self-feed dry oats along with the new corn. The U. S. may use as much or more cotton as last year, according to the office of information of the USDA. BUY YOUR FALL and WINTER NEEDS now during our great REMOVAL SALE now in progress. See our ad on page 14 in the regular section of today's paper. CLOTHES SHOP 115 South Federal Ave. t t e Published Monthly by the Mason City Globe-Gazette in theInteresf T the pirn-Industry and Rural Community. THOR J. JENSEN, Editor S. W. LOCK, Photographer Up* f^roduction 280 to 350 Alvin Bortz who lives 2 miles north and a hall mile east of Rudd has decided what he wants to do and how he wants to farm. He decided 2t years ago that he wanted to have a registered herd of Guernsey cattle and a modern dairy farm. At the time he had a dairy farm of sorts, he said, and a herd of cows which averaged 280 pounds of butterfat a year under Floyd County Dairy Herd Improvement association test. This year he hopes to have an average of 350 pounds from his herd. The cover picture of this month's FARM shows just about the scene which meets one coming into the driveway of Bortz s Willow Drive Guernsey farm. Bortz chuckled as he told how the farm got its name. His wife had wanted a weeping willow tree and finally got one which was planted on the west side of the house. Since one willow tree easily grows into more, (it's only a matter of cutting off a branch, sticking' it THE RATE OF GAIN IS RAPID AND THE FINISH IS GOOD WITH FELCO OIL MEAL Be .Sure to Buy Your F e I c o Soy Bean Meal at the Following Dealers: Beef Cattle receiving a ration with Felco Soy Bean Oil Meal make more economical use of their feed . . . The sweet, nutty flavor of Felco Soy Bean Oil Meal is relished by all feeder cattle. NORTH IOWA CO-OPERATIVE PROCESSING ASSOCIATION MANLY, IOWA Farmers Co-Op Company, Plymouth, Iowa Farmers Elev. Company, North wood, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Elevator, • Rake, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Grain & Lumber Company, Graiton, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Company, Clear Lake. Iowa Stacyville Grain & Coal Co., Stacyville, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Society, Gamer, Iowa Osage Co-Operative "Elevator, Osage, Iowa Leland Farmers Elev. Co., Leland, Iowa Farmers Exchange Co., Rockford, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Elev. Ass'n. Forest City, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Company, Manly, Iowa Klemme Co-Op Grain Co., Klemme, Iowa Little Cedar Co-Op Elev., Little Cedar, Iowa Portland Co-Op Company, Portland, Iowa P. O. Mason City, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Company, Rudd, Iowa Scarville Elev. Company, Scarville, Iowa Farmers Incorporated Society Woden, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Elev., Hanlontown, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Society, Rockwell, Iowa Burchinal Co-Op Society Burchir.aJ, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Elev. Co., Lake Mills, Iowa Elgin Co-Op Elevator, Elgin, Iowa Colwell Co-Op Gr. Exch. Colwell, Iowa Winneshiek Co-Op Ass'n., Decorah, Iowa Joice Co-Op Elevator, Joice, Iowa Toeterville Co-Op Elevator, Toeterville, Iowa Dunnell Fmrs. Co-Op .Elev., Dunnel], Minn. Farmers Co-Op Company Thornton, Iowa Farmers Elev. & Supply Co., Nora Springs, Iowa Farmers Inc. Co-Op Society, Sheffield, Iowa Farmers Co-Op Elev. Co., Thompson, Iowa nto the ground and keeping it wet) it wasn't long before there were willow trees, all over the yard. As the picture shows, they flank both' sides of the driveway. So 2 years ago when Bortz had to decide on a name for his growing herd of registered Guernseys it isn't too surprising that he hit on the name, "Wil- .ow Drive." It's a name which likely will become more familiar to North [owans within a few years, par- ;icularly to Guernsey breeders. So will the names of Alvin Bortz and his son, Donald. Why? The following pages will tell you and also more about the Bortz family. ^ New Water System May Require Cooler A change in the method of cooling milk often is in order when pressure water systems are installed on farms. Karl Wester, extension dairyman at Iowa State college, says that in many cases where pressure systems are used, water is pumped into a storage tank before it is forced into the milk cooler. While in the storage tank, the water warms up several degrees and no longer does an effective job of cooling milk. Water needs to be under 60 degrees F. to cool milk effectively, Wester says. He recommends use of a mechanical cooler which artificially cools the water used. Cost of operating this type cooler is comparable to that of tanks using water not artificially cooled. Oats for fattening hogs are best if ground and soaked. 1 CAREFREE MOTORING You can really enjoy driving your car when you have the feeling of security that goes with AEtna Automobile Insurance, wherever you travel, from coast to coast. SEE or CALL,

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