The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 17, 1957 · Page 22
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 22

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 17, 1957
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YIELD-POWER equal to inches more of good topsoil Three bags of Blenn per acre are equal to the available nutrients in about one inch of good topsoil over the same area. So make your land as productive as you want it. Good corn land IB rich in available nutrients and the same nutrients are found in Blenn. Aim for higher corn yields... it's better than more acres. < Blenn is made especially for corn and other grains in this area—for local soils and conditions. It supplements the natural nutrients in your soil,' so that your crop has every element needed for highest production. And Blenn is made by Swift's exclusive FLO-FUSION process which packs each particle with fertility .. . assures balanced feeding of every plant. Now build your income by-building the Yield-Power of your soil. . . use Blenn this year. available in •• FOOT ftbe grafe. Swift's new FLO-FUSION process packs each particle of plant food with supercharged Yield-Power High-quality liquid plant foods are injected into dry materials in a revolving FLO-FUSION processing chamber at Swift's Plants. Millions of individual chemical reactions convert raw materials into chemically-hitched plant food, drying the particles as they are formed. Only Swift makes plant food by the FLO-FUSION process. PLANT FOOD DIVISION, Calumet CMy and National Stock Yonfa, HHiwif Mcraon dry, Iowa • Madison, Wisconsin • Cleveland and Gree,nviMe, Ohio Swift Keep Your Heater Working lifceiNew! Get more toot from fuel . . . prevent soof fires f Now you con automatically "tune up" your dove to work '<k» wwf Ju»l add Chimney Sweep to your fuel. H deitrpy» toot that «log» up yogr heater— helps keep It from forming In firebox, rtoveplpe. chimney to ovoid toot fire hazard*. Fwel line* »loy clear, burner ttoyi cleaner for better burning. You 9*t mare uniform heel for greater comfort. Buy Chimney Sweep now. Itr til *r kernes* ( f« (Ml v ***4 1 Ik. $ CHIMNEY SWEE SUCCESSFUL WINTER FARROWING it takes careful attention to details ABE you farrowing and weaning enough pigs per sow? Surveys indicate that only 60 pigs are marketed for each 100 farrowed. If you're not doing as good or better than this, your trouble is probably in management. The first step to take in producing larger, more profitable litters is to select gilts from your best litters, breed to your best boars, and feed these bred gilts a' good ration during gestation. A good ration is essential because the gilt must maintain her own body growth and also provide for the development of the unborn pigs. Sanitation is an essential element of any successful livestock enterprise. In preparing for farrowing time, you should clean and disinfect all houses and equipment and wash the sides and udjfler of the sow to kill all bacteria. Professional farm managers and commercial hog producers say that one of the greatest pig savers is the combination of the farrowing stall and electric heat lamps. During farrowing, there should be someone present both day and night so the pigs can' be dried off, and their navels painted with tincture of iodine. The pigs should be placed under the heat lamp before they become chilled. Get the pigs to suckle the sow within a few hours after farrowing so they will remain vigorous and thrifty. For successful and efficient growth to weaning,- follow a good management program."Here is one hog raisers have found profitable. Give each pig an iron pill three days after birth and another each week until weaning. Give the pigs a prestarter feed when they are a week old. Soon they will start nibbling it and will not be as hard to wean. At about 4 to 6 weeks, castrate the boar pigs. Vaccinate for cholera and erysipelas when the pigs are 6 to 7 weeks old. Wean your pigs according to a set practice — 14 to 21 days for early weaning and 7 to 9 weeks for regular weaning. Weaning time has taken the spotlight and there are good arguments for each practice, but only producers with excellent facilities should attempt early weaning. You won't be able to successfully raise hogs just by reading and following these suggested practices. It still takes the eye of a master to do a top-notch job. A farrowing stall or crate can save you many pigs. Put the sow in the stall when she starts showing milk. At first she will be excited but will soon become quiet. When building a crate such as this, the side panels should be 11 inches above thre floor and.spaced with a 22-inch inside measurer ment for the sow. A 2x4 should be placed across the back, 11 inches from the floor, to keep the sow from backing up against the end. Allow 18 inches oh each side of the sow for the pigs. Disinfect all houses and equipment before farrowing time. A good disinfectant can be made of 1 pound of lye in 10 to 20 gallons of boiling water. You can also use a 3% water solu.. tion of cresolis compound. Apply this with a pressure sprayer. If you wish, you can add enough dehydrated lime to make the solution white, This enables you to detect any surface that has been missed.

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