The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 16, 1957 · Page 37
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 37

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 16, 1957
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Meet Changing Times... Changing Crops with th* BIG-BIN 66 ALL-CROP Harvester The changing picture in agriculture may indicate a switch or two in your planning. It may pay you well to market a crop of grass or legume seed ... or beans ... or a new variety of grain ... or a special crop for the tremendous new chemical industry. And, as always, a quick, clean harvest pays extra. You can make such a switch with confidence when you own a Bic-BiN 66 ALL-CROP Harvester. You'll be way ahead with the machine famed for a generation as the success leader in harvesting more than 100 crops. You're ready for anything, from feather-light grass seed to easily cracked edible beans with these sure-harvest features— 0 Uniform, wide-flow feed for faster threshing . . . lighter running; (D Rubbcr-on-rubber shelling; ® Quick-speed changer; © Air- blast separation; ® Big-Bin — 25-bushel capacity . . . unloads standing still or on the go. BIG-ACREAGE LEADER PUTS MORE IN THE BIN ... AND THE BANK The New Super 100 delivers the performance of an ALL-CROP Harvester . . . with self-propelled capacity and convenience. • Added traction and flotation with big 11-24 drive tires on 11-inch wide-base rims; 7:50-16 steering tires. e Better weight distribution on drivers and steering tires means added stability and control on hillsides. • Controlled wide-flow feeding with new retractable — finger auger— for 9 or 12-foot header. • More comfort, vision, and ease from inclined steering wheel. Power steering available. .. . AUIS-CHAIMERS. FARM EQUIPMENT DIVISION, MILWAUKEE I. WISCONSIN ALLIS-CHALMERS Au.-Chui- ii 10 AHU-Chilmcm trademark. CHICAGO'S ONLY IOOP" HOTEL WITH DRIVE-IN GARAGE 1501 Newly Dtc«rot«d Juit a ittp from »h» Stott Strett Shopping clUlrict, th« Lo Ml* 5trt»! financial iwctlon, and all principal thtgtin. II«NT INTO THI NIW ICAGO'S MOST CQNViNIINT HOW Ignfciph, (|,(k t U Stilt $li. Ill.phon., Flunklie c<j i You're always satisfied most with a Brand that's made a Name for itself! GET RIO OF RATS AND MICE FORMER You don't hove to be on expert... anyone con use dean, odorless d-CON! Don't cunbl* with tb* 27 dr«ad dUewe* known to be carried by rat* end mice. End property low, food contamination and rUk of Area caueed by the** vicloui rodent*. Follow aimple direction! and d-CON ia Hie to UM around children and your (avorita cat or do(, yet ao eflectlre it ridt your property ol rat* and mice forever. Why d-CON exclusive blend 1X3-2-1 works where trops end poisons foil R»U are aroart. Aa aoon aa one or two are caufht In trapa or killed by poiion, the rt»t ol the rat If cauaini their death. That'a why d-CON ia America'! beet-aellinf rat and mouse killer. d-CON, ,W fWAiAHTfiD jo no rovt> «A« Of IVW Itl AND MOMf IN If P*r$ 01 JTOVI «o«ir MCK/. w *^H: ji Get d-CON at ding, giowy, li.iidwart;. feed, de|)t. stores SOME COWS NEVER GO TO PASTURE FARMERS and some college specialists' have found that the best way to get the most out of an acre of pasture is to clip the crop and haul it to the cows in dry lot. This avoids waste in several ways. On pasture, cows tramp down 25 to 50% of the crop. When it's clipped, practically all the crop can be eaten By the cows. This feeding system doesn't give cows much chance to be choosey. On pasture, they may nibble only the leaves and tender parts of the plants. When pasture is clipped, they get the whole plant. In hot weather, a green feeding or silage feeding system keeps production up. You can be sure cows get their fill instead of lying under a shade tree at the far end of the pasture. Fencing problems are almost solved for farmers who switch away from grazing systems. Some have gone to only one or two fenced lots at the farmstead, and line fences around their farm. Tests have been run at several state experiment stations to find out just how much more beef or milk can be produced with a green chop system. Following is a summary of the results. Trials at Purdue compared green chop feeding with strip grazing and continuous grazing. The results showed that the zero grazing of green chop system produced 6,414 pounds of milk per acre, strip grazing gave 5,497 pounds and the continuous grazing system yielded only 5,093 pounds of milk per acre of pasture. In New Jersey, trials were run with 50 dairy cows at Rutgers University. The results showed that zero grazing saved 920 pounds of green feed daily for the 50-cow herd. The tests were run for a 3-month period. At Minnesota, zero grazing was compared to rotational grazing using 70 dairy cows. Under the zero pasture system 2,539 pounds of milk were produced per acre. Rotation grazing yielded 1,525 pounds. At the Iowa Experiment Station, trials were run on beef cattle. Steers jon the zero grazing system gained 1.71 pounds per day and cost per pound of beef was 14.5c. On regular grazing, steers gained 1.5 pounds at a cost of 20.9c per pound. In California, beef cattle were compared on three different grazing systems for a 160-day feeding period. Beef gains per acre on the three systems were as follows: zero grazing 704 pounds; strip grazing 580 pounds; rotation grazing 417 pounds. These reports all show zero grazing to be a favorable practice. However, zero pasture systems are most practical for farmers with 30 to 40 cows or more. Usually it's best to have the. necessary equipment for other purposes before you switch to the system. Some fanners who don't like the daily chore of clipping pasture make silage from their pasture crop. This way they can cut it at the most desirable stage and feed it to the cows when needed. A good direct cut chopper i» almost a must in g green feeding operation. It cuts qnd chops posture all in one operation. You can be syre all of the crop gets to the cows - none is wasted or tramped into the ground as with a grazing system.

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