Your income depends on these factai Live, healthy pigs your profits Cholera-killed pigs are your losses Every prime, healthy pig you raise for market represents income but every one you lose takes dollars right out of your pocket! ROVAC* gives at least two years solid immunity against hog cholera. With this time-proven hog cholera vaccine, you vaccinate in less time, with less labor, at less cost. ROVAC cannot cause hog cholenu You can vaccinate separate litters when each is ready when this is more convenient. With ROVAC you avoid possible contamination which might introduce other disease problems into your herd. Consider these important ROVAC advantages: • Single injection in healthy pigs gives at least a 2-year immunity. • ROVAC cannot cause hog cholera. • ROVAC can be used with serum if immediate immunity is required against hog cholera. • ROVAC saves time, money and labor. Available from your regular supplier. For free literature, write to American Cyanamid Company, Farm and Home Division, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York 20, New York. •HOB Cholera Vaccine (Modified Live Vim*) Babbit OHuin—Vacuum DrM ROVAC* U. S. Pal. No. 2,518,878. Vaccinate with HOG CHOLERA VACCINE "Protect your pigs,,, and you protect your profits" IT'S time to order your chicks —7 if you haven't already done so. How many should you buy? Same as usual, more or fewer chicks? The purpose of this article is to discuss the money-making possibilities as they appear today. Profit opportunities are always a good guidepost in making future plans. So let's look at the facts and try to project them into the future. 1956 was a fairly good year for Midwestern 'poultry raisers. Not as profitable as the year before, but still pretty good. It is safe, therefore, to assume that most farmers will start about the same number of chicks as last year. Most economists predict that egg buying this year will be a little better than last — with 2Jt million new mouths to feed. And most of them claim that prices for the feed, you buy will be no higher than last year. Possibly a shade lower, if we don't run into a shooting war or big drought. For several years, average production . per hen annually has risen two or three eggs. This is because a few more people each year'turn to better breeding, feeding and management. A similar increase probably will occur next year, resulting in just enough more eggs to offset the large demand created by 2J» million more population. Balancing all factors, it appears that eggs prices should-run about the same as in 1956 — maybe a bit lower during the first six months, a bit higher during the last six. And this leaves a worthwhile margin of profit for the farm family jvith a good flock and a program to sell good eggs on a graded market. Good housing helps you get more eggs per hen, keeps them laying longer, cuts down on chore time; Modern brooder houses and growing equipment also help you grow better pullets with fewer losses. If your present houses are not large enough or good enough for top profits, you may be able to remodel, or to erect modern aluminum houses. When you do part of your own work, costs are reasonable. Plans are available through some feed stores and elevators.
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