The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 11, 1946 · Page 22
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 22

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 11, 1946
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946 Crops Should Boost the Feed Supply tVEYOFFEED IONDITIONS MADE In making an dyer all appraisal ' the eed situation, certain fac- s arc always to he considered. Onsidered. list—Availafoilty of supply; 2nd |intention to plant or the num- of acres allotted to each ma. crop; • 3rd—Weather condi- ,bns; 4th—supplies availabfe in Iher countries for import. An- iher factor having a large bear- bg on the picture is government fegulation. All the above figure i the supply. Demand boils down to two or iree items, pasture and forage onditions, livestock population fnd willingness or ability of the rmer to feed at a profit. Also consider the almost universal desire of the individual to frant something because it is Icarce. This often causes a pro- |uct to fall into the hands of tome one who cannot profitably se it. I The present supply of grains Ind proteins are probably at an ll lime low. Our 1946 acreage of feed grains is among Ihe largest In history and growing conditions are .excellent. ; The acreage of flax, one of our Drincipal sources of protein, ,v,hile double that of last year is p.till below the five-year average ahd suffered heavily in the May 10 freeze. Soy Bean acreage is smaller this year with practically 10 carry-over. ^Regarding imports, our .government has contracted with Urg- :ay for their_.entire surplus flax, his, with Ihe improved relations I (With Argentina should help the i"(tight linseed situation. 1 As eastern crushers have been operating on mid-western oil crops since the start of the war, "(these South American imports should ease,; to some extent, the rain on our local supplies. Government Regulations now. equire a 25% set aside of all Vheat marketed. However, the E ne regulation directly affecting ie Dairy and Poultry Industry the 80% ,'Flour extraction re- Eiiirea of tSe-millsi. This means 25%. reduction in the amount f mill feeds. All mid-western states show a reduction of rom 2% to 10% in live stock numbers. Favorable Feeds in Save work and • money with Molasses mralMeal Minerali •**• Proteins IT? Molassep '••• all three in one bag —to supple: ,;, ment your steer and dairy rations • ', and step-up gains and, milk pro- I' duction. It's ready-mixed, to bal| ance your home-grown feeds at | low cott. Get § trial bag today I and »ee the fine job it can do. s range conditions and the fact! that range cattle arc sufficiently finished on grass for the packer to compote with the feeder have caused about a 10% overstocking of the range, largely breeding stock. This, coupled with the increase in livestock in the south, brings the total numbers of livestock ;n the nation, as a whole to an all- time high. This is not as serious as it sounds as the heavily stocked areas are not normally heavy feeders of proteins.. • Reduced kill at •''• the packing houses, coupled with the extensive black market operations, where the waste products are not utili/o.), have caused an increased shortage in animal proteins. A redui.'isd spi ng pig crap would indic-.itc continued light runs. Ceilings are almost certain to be removed from dairy, meat and poultry products. Weighing these conditions against each other, it would seem safe to conclude that forage will be plentiful, that, barring unforseen conditions, feed grains should ease somewhat after harvest and proteins continued scarce. A 'good garley and oat crop will ease the demand for mill feed. . , Dairy herds and poultry flocks will be profitable to feed with a strong demand for their prod- ucts. Hogs can still be fed at a profit but cattle feeding will be a gamble. Pork is sure to be scarce. Lifting of the ceiling on beef may divert more of the supply through legitimate channels and drought over the range states would be sure to force a liquidation of range cattle. The farmer, who has made long range plans and refuses to be stampeded, will, if left alone, come out on top. WANT ADS are the biggest' bargain in the world—4000 copies of your ad distributed for a few cents. ADVANCE. tf Wolf Cubs. Dean Wensel, of near Allerton, captured two wilf cubs two months' ago and has kept them since that time. Half-grown, the cubs are 'ferocious anci cannot be tamed, differing in that respect from a cub fox which the Wensels also have, and which plays with the" children as a kitten does. I Drilling: Again. Fletcher Hunt, of Adair, who for seven years has believed thar's oil under the farms of Redfield, is drilling his ninth well in that vicinity. Indications so far, he says, jre good. GOOD PRODUCTION requires Good Breeding* Good Management Good Feeding • p HOLSTEINS ABERDEEN-ANGUS MAVOWOOD FARMS Dr. C. H. Mayo, Prop. ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA GUERNSEYS Sargent:& Company? -' . J •••••.'. , > ' Des Molnes, Iowa Gentlemen: Just a few lines to let you know of the great success I am having with your feed after two years of feeding:. - ' The dairy Herd is in better shape than ever, having very regular heat periods, and the best crop •.of calves ever. The first year with 38 cows milking, had a gain of 80 Ibs, butterfat per cow. Will let you •know how I finish out this year. ' '' ' r I am very pleased with your hog feed. I fed your feed six months before farrowing, 12 sows farrowed 111 pigs and have now .weaned 108 of the best pigs ever. v, s ..,•: ... Yours truly, „ , WESLEY W.'RANDAEL v '-*• **' •'"' The above letter refers to Sargent Molasses Minral Meal for Dairy Cows and Cattle and to Sargent Minral Meal for hogs. A Check of the Larger Midwest Swine Expositions i •Shows That the Class Winners and Champions Are Almost Invariably SARGENT-FED Feed the Feed the Winners Use! F E E D SARGENT * : CO7 - - - - - AW3OMA, -.«»•-.-1 I f

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