The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 11, 1946 · Page 24
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 24

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 11, 1946
Page 24
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^NNING FUTURE MARKET FOR IOWA DAIRY PRODUCTS •ii Cl , Members of the Iowa Dairy Industry Commis- who direct educational, reasearch and adver- g activities in behalf of Iowa dairy products shown above. Personnel of the commision in- (Front row)'Frank Holland, iHilioii;* George In, Onawa; Marvin McLain, Brooklyn; C. R. tioby, chairman, Bode; Harry Reese, Prcscott; Jlard Torgrim, Decorah. (Back row) Dr. C. Y. finon, Ames; A. B. Hawkins, Cascade; Scott Ellis, Bias Center; Frank Barker, Secretary; Prof. C. A. |rson, Ames; F. C. Hanson, Cedar Falls; Roy Sours, Charles City. Professor Iverson and Doctor Cannon are members of the faculty of Iowa State College, where Professor Iverson heads the Dairy Industry Department,,and Doctor Cannon heads the Dairy Husbandry Department. Mr. Sours is chief of the Dairy and Poultry Division of the Iowa Departmnt of Agriculture. The other commission members arc active dairy farmers appointed by the State Secretary of Agriculture. Mr. Barker, who has served as secretary of the commission since 1922, is also a leader in the Iowa dairy-products improvement program. IIRY INDUSTRY'S JGHT A MATTER BIGGERDEMAND [5|fdairy?%iridu'stry' finds itself | Unique plight m this year of inversion'' frfim war to. peace! in't a problem of labor trouble, wages, jin.r. of demand, 'but of iductipn, It is simply a question [where to find enough milk to Wit everybody to have all the ry foods they want to eat. t. was confidently expected that :h the end rf he war. demand lUld slank off as wartime wace •els declined. Dairymen thought t once again flip old hnfeyman •"surolus mi'k" would be the leton at the feast., rmallv. tHij^ :d_3 tri y frHusf.rv s itself ft. rt.hJS'vHfnB of ypRr ly flooded} with milk. The ... grass, tfe;' warm sunnv ther. and th^balmv breeyes nf urnm"'- hav» inrlused-..the s to Drodiiro rnilk in .si'miiis nHance. And. bp o ai.isej/y.f,jtjie rj-ific production., it l->;is'./ueeVT -.•?• f OiMem Tvanv titnp^ to do with nH^Ws.*-*^!!!' , this summer '"flush",- rfnirvmrm call ,jt. hn<! ...i llnnded markets and No» so this; ... , cr and the kindred a,ti| of psrl" summer 1 '' v " aired the cows as ducHon is at. a torrijF: Anrt yet. we're shnrtf and cheese—^esofciallij'? Butter, of all thin^s^ ine! Why-fo ' istry has though tof j alety value' 1 which? r^ge part of this su-rii! gduction.' .Butter I millions of pounds^ fcyear and then reaj}} |. market during' 1 ;'"'' pnths when milk pro] ' lower. ,-'• ".. The newborn summer has worked its magic with the cows, but something has happened. The butler factories are not working as of yore. Vast quantities of milk aren't "going that way;" any more," ' Some; blame?,; Tthe OPA', 'some blame the market, other* blame other thinys, but the real question-:-is simply: K-I... <-x-..- „ > "Where is our butter?"^. ..'•''•{ ". The truth' of~the matter seems to lie in the fact that the OPA^has a ceiling price on butter, but none on cream. The housewife wants cream and is willing to pay for it. The producers sell their 'cream where they get the best- price for it and the butter factories remain idle. The simple truth seems to be that there just- isn't enough milk in the national milk pail to fill all demands. As a prominent inustry spokesman said months ago: "If the housewife wants all the cream she can get now, she can't get, all the .butter she wants later." So, during this Dairy Month."we, find milk, iee/lcream •anil'? cottage cheese plentiful, cheese/ prett^, carce. but where, oh where, is our butter? , Barr's (jiiernsey ; Herd Has 30 Head With PurebreiJ JBull Walter Barr, who forms three miles south and IV-i miles west of Algona, is another Guernsey breeder of this area. • In addition he-is a strong 4-H booster, .and a believer in dairy herd improvement work and methods. Barr has a herd.-of *30 cows, .with a,purebred bull at,the head of the herd. He has been on his place since 1920. He was born and raised at the A. J. Brown farm. Mr. Brown is his uncle. Mr. Barr is now married and has three children, his son'being'a 4-H"club leader. The senior Mr. Barr served overseas in World War I. Milk Production Up; Dairy Income Also U. S. farm milk production increased 7 per cent from the 1940 total of 50,935.000,000 quarts to 55,327,000,000 in 1944, according to figures released by the Milk Foundation. While farm population decreased and the number of farms declined 1.1 per cent, during '40-44 period farmer's cash the income from milk increased 95 per —* ' total $2,969,361,000 in cent to 1944.. "Now Go To It" Said Dad, And So Boy Mayer Did Robert Mayer, son of Wm. J. Mayer, has quite a record in the tanbark circle over the past few years—and has climbed a long .ways up the ladder from the day when his Dad presented him with a purebred Brown Swiss heifer, and said "Now go to it." Bob was in those clays just starting his 4-H culb work, and today at age 22, he has converted that single heifer into his own herd of 17 head of purebred Brown Swiss. And along the way, Bob has coralled a bunch of prizes that show he knows how to produce champions. Bob's biggest success was at the 1943 Iowa 4-H Dairy Exposition. After every record book was checked, and graded, -a threerycar record on Darlene's Donna Bell No. 92701, the-rogis* tered.Brown Swiss .heifer shpwfi •by Bob; was selected.,roost £>ui- standirig by A ' comrrfiUee' 'Of. judges. Besides .the honor connected with submitting a champion record, Bob was awarded a $50.00 war bond for his efforts by the American Steel and Wire Co., Cleveland, Ohio. Also in 1943, Bob exhibited four head at the Waterloo show and records on each were near perfect. In 1941 he was Iowa's champion Brown Swiss club member, while in 1942 he was a member, of Iowa's -champion dairy demonstration team. His local and county activities have also been outstanding, as .in 1943 his Brown Swiss heifer was made champion over all breeds. Bob purchased only two heifers during his 4-H club work, the balance having been daughters or granddaughters of these two. DAIRY PROJECTS IN 4-H LIMELIGHT 4 Dairy projects have always held an important place in Kossulh county's 4-H club program. Eficii year from forty to fifty boys havn had a dairy heifer as their-project. They have been both purebred'and grade, but much better individuals than the average run; In selecting heifers, club members are urged to get something with type, as well as high production background. A good many of the boys start in with calves or first year heifers and then continue on through with the same heifer until she comes into production. After coming into milk, they are continued as production record projects. 4-H club heifers have provided ; the 'foundation stock that have been the making of many better and more productive herds. Likewise many formeij-4-H club members are, npw | gpqd;..da ) h-ymen in. their own 'right and are assuming leadership in trying W : improve the dairy industry in the county. PEACETIME DAIRY MONTIF. Now we're observing Dairy Month for the first time in five years on -a peacetime basis. However, lingering effects of wartime restrictions have made some dairy foods, notably butter and cheese, hard to get. You can't get all these nutritious foods you want, but you can get all the milk, ice cream and cottage cheese you want—they're plentiful. Union: Mrs. Tom Ryan o£ Williams came up to attend the graduating exercises'at Bancroft for her nephew John Coady. She stopped in Union and visited some former neighbors. She was Julia Coady. Sales -Service - Machines Milkers Milk Coolers you're ASKING for more than ever before AND ARE TO WE DAIRY FARMERS DOiNG OUR UTMOST HELP YOU GET IT Iowa Dairy Industry Commission Spokeiman for Iowa'* 200,000 Dairy Farmer* ""BARELY a year ago, we dairy farm- ' ors often asked ourselves this question: "When fighting stops, who will use the' increased supply of Milk and other dairy foods that we're producing to meet wartime needs?" Now we know the answer—there's a. peace-time market for AjLL the milk we produce. In fact, you're asking for. more milk than ever before. In Iowa alone, nearly 200,000 farms have milk cows. As in most states, we're feeding them for top-production, Yet we still can't quite mek the growing demand for all dairy-, products— ^lilk, Cream, Evaporated Milk, Cheese, Ice Cream and Butter. - To all dairy farmers, this is a matter of real concern. We hope .Milk production will continue increasing to the . point where once more you can get ALL the dairy foods you want—even BUTTER.

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