The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 11, 1946 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 11, 1946
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J. Mayei, Sexton/ a Brown Swiss Fan ^ m W •-,„> jtak HERD OF 40 ONE •OFCOUNTY'SBEST _ you're a "city feller," and your knowledge of dairying is < pretty slim, and if you want to spend some interesting hours im- i'proyirfg /that knowledge of a 'very' important industry . . ; go out. ititd the county and visit t. with sojhe of "Our Kossuth- herd owners arid (breeders. y You'll come toack talking Guernsey, Holstein, Ayrshire, Milking Shorthorn, 'Jersey and f.Brown Swiss . . . comparing one breed with the other, and if you ^listen carefully, your knowledge of cows, heifers, sires, butterfat averages and so on will be con- isiderably greater, and you'll find it most interesting. 4 A Brown Swiss Fan Right now we introduce you to .one of Kossuth county's prominent BROWN SWISS herd owners. His name—Wm. J. Mayer, find you'l find his fine herd on the Mayer farm near Sexton. His ^on, Bob Mayer, farms with him •—-but then that's another story toy itself, because Bob has in his ,»wn right established himself as a pretty fair dairy farmer. it! 1 Mr. Mayer started breeding Brown Swiss igrades 22 years ago,, and today has a herd o1 Some 40 nice animals. He has no surplus stock on hand at the jn-esent, but expects to offer some BrOwn Swiss for sale in the fall. Herd sire now at the Mayer farm is a bull whose father came ft-om "Judge Bridge" farm in New Jersey. His dam has three accords of over 800 Ibs. in 365 aays. Mr. Mayer bought this bull atMeadpw View, Cowrie, Iowa, a fine herd sire it is, too. Mayer place has Brown Swiss cows making up around 5DO Ibs. or over on a 305-day av- ei-age. The herd average, under <Jbw testing association records, was. 420 Ibs.^.dUring one year. jj Neews More Barn Room (Mr> Mayer,; says he likes the «rown.AS wiss. brflfed b&cause they chrry c|uite'a<lot bf meat, and after theic rhilklhgsdays are over ttjey putr'ori :-rneaj£%re&'di}y,.. l> .They will, he says," sell right up with shorthorns for meat, and he has had bulls that weighed better tjpan a ton. ^— ~ . Right now, Mr. Mayer is concerned over not having enough wirn room for an expanding herd, and on the basis of present portage of lumber conditions, expects to have some surplus stock for sale in the early^fall. A ,* APLENTY MILK, ICE CREAM. '..This is the month when the dfiiry industry generally promotes Wider use of dairy foods— it's June Dairy Month. Butter and cheese, fiowever, are scarce 'because normal production practices, dislocated by the war's unprecedented demands. could not be resumed ov- night, despite production of un- rearried magnitude during the war. In the meantime, use all the milk, ice cream arid cottage cheese you want. They're plentiful. OPA Grants Price Rise For Products Of Dairy Farmer Local 'dairy farmers arid creamery men Were particularly interested in the latest developments from OPA with regard t.o milk, butter and cheeso orices. Last Friday the OPA ordered an immediate cont-a-pouiid increase in milk prices for most of the nation. The boost is the first of a series of dairy products. - In addition to the milk raise, increases of about 11 cents a pound for butter and about six cents a pound for cheddar cheese was authorized. For coffee cream and all other cream containing at least 10 percent butterfat, one cent a half pint was authorized. For producers, this means an increase of 40 cents per hundred weight of milk, 10'/ 2 cen<s per Ih. on butterfat, or four cents pel- gallon. There were some areas, however, where this schedule would not apply, and OPA had no tim- ncdiately defined th°se except to state that federal marketing areas where milk pricas arc under the jurisdiction of the department of agriculture would not be included in some instances. Herd Classification Slated At Ralph Walker's, Swea City One of the newer trends and methods of improving dairy herds is the classification system. To do this, some herd owners and most breed associations are advocating adoption of this system. . Such a classification will take place June 15, when the Ralph Walker Holstein herd at Swea City will be the newest herd in the county to be classified. Classification is an official appraisal of the type and is based op.-, official scale of points of the breear-.. -.-'.• . .'••-'.-. • • 'Ratings in the Holstein breed are -excellent, very -goo'd, good plus, good; fair and': poor. Certificates are issued to the breeders in accordance with the classification and become a part 'of the pedigree record 'of the animals.. Offspring from cows classified as poor are not eligible for registry.. ' Clair Miller of Medina, Ohio, will do the classification at the Walker farm at-5 p.-m., Saturday, and anyone interested is welcdm'e to' atteril and watch the proceedings*, THEY "WENT TO WAR." As we observe Dairy Month, we're 'more impressed - than ever with the importance of dairy foods. Sure wq're faced-with shortages of butter and cheese, but we know that tyese shoirtages were brought about 'because of our wartime efforts to keep our fighting men supplied with these precious and nutritious foods. They were essential to victory. And we hope they will soon be back with us. FOUNDED IN 1637. As you know, June Is Dairy Month. It was established in 1937 by the Dairy Industry to promote wider use of dairy foods, normally plentiful in June. Now butter and cheese are scarce (because the dairy Industry has not fully recovered from the dislocations of war whe'rt huge quantities of these delicious, nutritious foods Went to war with our fighting men. Sim Leigh of Sherman township got in a little "selling" of Iow;i. recently, when some relatives from Boston, -Mass., who had flown from Boston to Des Moines, drove Up from the latter place to visit •Mr. and Mrs. Leigh and their son. WANT AttS BRINGS RESULTS Wm. J. Mayer & Son SWISS * 7 Miles East and V/f Miles South of Algona on McGregor Road or 2'/£ Miles South of Sexton , 40 Head of Brown Swiss 1 " ••""•• f" " '••' '•'.•'• " * • <- • • >VIU Have Surplus Stool? For Sale In Fall, "BOB" MAYER San of Win. J, Mayer Now If as His Own 17 Purebred Jtopi Siiw •,...• rmers FOR SALE SIXTEEN 14x24 ALL-WOOD GRAIN BINS, pre-war lumber. !» ^ Could be used as they are, converted to other use, or lumber salvaged for your own vise. 9 Might make machine or tool shed, or even as a small tenant house. CASH PRICE WHERE THEY SIT S300 H. J. COWAN •- Contractor, Builder Phone 166 Nbrth Lantry Street Yes, We Have Plenty of For Barns The long lasting and protective quality of our barn-paint has made it the prefer* ence bf local farmers for a long time. A small quantity goes far—withstands all weather and climate. ' Foi Home Handsome, serviceable painted surfaces are protection for your structures. Give your residence the benefit of ttiir quality paint, fqir appearance and endurance. For Exterior... and Interior alike, we have quality paint* enamel and varnish that stand the test of time and weather all seasons. Siriall quantities for o<W jobs — bulk for can. tractors. i'-,' kWMttJSR •',.. •-|;V ALGQNA ;;?:•'• ' •-' • ' . w.*..

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