14A-DEL RIO (TEXAS! NEWS-HERALD, Sunday. October 27.1974 A Wofitdy Report O( N«wJ arm-facts Compiled From Sources Of Thn Tnxas Departmnnt of Agriculture John C. White, Commissionor KM MOHAIR COUNCIL Of AMIIHCA Bubba Whitehead Going to Europe NOT ONLY ARE pricos paid to farmers down from last yoar hut production in most major crops is also clown. Production of corn, rico, sutjar nann and sugar beets, and pecans is nxpccti'd to he up over the not-so-good crops of 1973; hut production of cotton, grain sorghum, peanuts, soyhnans and sweet potatoes is not expected to ho as good as in the good year of 1973, says the Texas Crop and Livestock Reporting Service. Dry conditions during the planting season plus a wet fall when low temperatures came early have caused the prediction of lesser yields in most major crops. COTTON IS an example of what has happened with most major crops in Texas. Thn USDA estimated Octoher 1 that 3,100,000 hales would he made in Texas this year, compared to 4,673,000 bales last year. And the October 1 estimate was 80,000 bales less than the previous monthly estimate and is still too high, according to some Texas estimates. Cool, wet weather set back cotton on the High Plains in September, and October's weather has not given it a chance to recover. The yield this yoar is expected to be 310 pounds of lint an acre, compared to 431 pounds an acre in 1973; and the estimated 4,800,000 acres to be harvested are 400,000 fewer than last year, although more acres were expected to he and were planted last spring than were planted in 1973. Cotton picking is expected to pick up in West and North Texas now that frost is causing defoliation. September rains slowed harvest as well as cotton growth. In the Lower Rio Grande Valley, South Texas, and the Upper Gulf Coast, harvest is over and many farmers have plowed up stalks in preparation for the next crop. Cotton prices ranged from 38 cents a pound (on the Plains) to around 47 cents, although trading was slow. Cottonseed prices over Texas ranged from $80.30 to $99.90 a ton during the first part of October. SORGHUMS, THE Number 2 crop in Texas, have also suffered a decline in production. Now it is estimated that Texas will produce 295,000,000 bushels with harvest about 60 per cent complete, a rate of harvest behind last year's. In 1973, sorghum production totaled 417,000,000 bushels off 6,950,000 acres. This yoar 5,900,000 acrfjs are expected to bo harvested . . . Texas is expected to produce almost 70,000,000 bushels of corn this year off 775,000 acres, compared to almost 61,000,000 bushels last year J 640,000 acres.- Thjs^ield is expeeted to average 90 bushels an acre, compared to 95 bushels an acre in 1973. The corn harvest is about 70 per cent complete . . . Cutting of the second crop of rice is underway in most of the growing areas. Yields average around 4,500 pounds an acre, compared to 3,740 an acre in 1973; and Texas production this year is predicted at 25,335,000 hundredweights, compared to 20,530,000 cwts. last year. Wool Promotion Referendum Set Representatives of the Mohair Council of America (MCA), including MCA vice-president elect, l^.D. "Bubba" Whitehead Jr., will depart Nov. 2 to several European countries for a three-week market survey analysis of the product mohair. Whitehead said the trip will include visits to at least six Iron Curtain Block countries for a look at the countries' textile capacities and mohair product needs. Whitehead will make the business journey along with Ed McMannus, in charge of the New York office of the MCA; ROM McSwiin, executive Horseshoeing Course Set ot Junior College UVALDE-The Agriculture Department at Southwest Texas Junior College is offering a horseshoeing short course on Oct. 28, 29, and 30. This is a basic course that will prepare the student to shoe his own pleasure, roping and/or cutting horse. It will not include corrective shoeine. racing plates, etc. The student must bring his own tools (nip, hammer, and nippers) as well as a horse to be shod during the three-day period. A student may bring more than one horse. The class will meet from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. each day and the fee is $40 per student. Shoes and nails will be furnished. Registration will be at the Kincaid Building, SWTJC campus at 5 p.m., Oct. LD. WHITEHEAD JR. director of the San Anflo office and Abner Deathrldge, liaison officer from the Foreign Agriculture Services of the Department of Agriculture. Mohair buyers He all over the world, but the big buyers are Japan, Italy, France and England and to a lesser extent Hie Netherlands and Belgium, Whitehead said. Previous mohair market surveys have been made in the Scandinavian countries, and this moat recent venture Into primarily Iron Curtain Countries will attempt to spread the mohair product into increased markets. Whitehead explained that the market for mohair has decreased considerably in the United States from a 25 million pound volume in 1968 to just over seven million pounds in recent times. The drop, he said, not only in volume but in prices for the Angora fiber Is out to runaway energy cmtt and Increased labor coato together with Inflation In the country. That basically esolainithe decreased producing volume and decreased amount that stays In the U.S., he said. The U.S. mohair delegation will depart from New York, landinf in Frankfurt, Germany, Nov. 3. From that point the mohair producers will travel to Wanaw, Poland: jPluue. Czechoslovakia; Vienna, Austria; Budapest, Hungary; Belgrade, Yugoslavia; Bucharest, Romania; Sofia, Bulgaria and Paris. 400,000 Pounds More Wool Sold ot Producers After 459,489 pounds of wool sold at Producers Wool and Mohair Co. Thursday and Friday, Virgil Cauthom, manager reported Saturday he was completing sale of an additional some 400,000 pounds of spring eight-month wool Saturday. Cauthom said prices ranged from 60 to 65 cents with most •ping between 66 and 68 canto. Of the 459,480 pounds sold in the two-day sale, 245,369 pounds was spring eight-month wool selling from 57 to 65 cents per pound. • Another 25,288 pounds was 12-month spring wool and 145,953 was fall ewe wool. Also sold was 28,403 pounds of fall lamb wool and 14,464 pounds of fall 12-month* wool. The 1974 Referendum on Advertising and Sales promotion of wool and unshorn lambs will be conducted during the period of Nov. •) through Nov. 15, according to Charles A. Heason, county executive director, for the Val Vcrde-Kinney County Agricultural Stabili/ation and Conservation Service • Producers will no voting on whether or not to approve a new agreement between the Administrator, AMS, and the American Sheep Producers Council, Inc., for the advertising and sales promotion of wool and unshorn lambs. If producers indicate approval in the referendum, deductions will be made from shorn wool and unshorn lamb payments for the years 1974-1977 to finance the Council's activities. Any individual, corporation, partnership or legal entity which had an interest as owner or partial owner in one or more sheep 6 months old or older for at least 30 days during 1973 is an eligible voter. Ballots will be mailed to all producers Oct. 31. Anyone not receiving a ballot may contact the County ASCS Office at 1100 Bedell. Predator Control Workshop Slated Special to the News-Herald SONORA—A workshop here Nov. 7 will provide Livestock producers classroom fiold experiences in several techniques of predator control. The workshop begins here ut 9:30 a.m. in the Sutton County 'I -H Center, where specialists will discuss the techniques of calling up wildlife, di-n hunting and aircraft hunting. After a Dutch-treat barbecue catered at noon by the Sutton County 4-11 Club, the producers will go to the field for demonstrations of snares, traps and the M-44. Sutton County Extension Agent Clint Langford said sponsors of the Nov. 7 program are the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Texas Rodent and Predatory Animal Control Service and the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisen Association, whose Pres. Armer Enrwood will welcome the producers to Sonoru. Others on the program will be Milton Caroline of the Fish and Wildlife Service and supervisor of the Rodent and Predatory Animal Control Service, and Dr. Milo J. Shult of Uvalde, area wildlife specialist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Still others will be district supervisors of the Rodent and Predatory Animal Control Service: Jodie H. Webb, H.D. Ellard, V.K. Carpenter and Raymond Trimble. Junior College Sets A. I. Short Course Special 10 the News-Herald UVALDE- The Agriculture Department of Southwest Texas Junior College is offering its eighth Artificial Insemination Short Course on Nov. 4, 5, 6 and 7. Registration for the classes will be in the Kincaid (Agriculture) Building at 5 p.m. the first day of class. Classes will begin at 5 p.m. and run until approximately 10 p.m. daily. The fee is $100 per person. The course will consist of lab work, lectures, and actual practice with live cows. Since U is necessary for a good A.I. technician to be able to palpate in order to avoid inseminating cows showing false heat, thli skill will also be included in the course. All interested individual* should contact the Agriculture Department, Southwest Texa» Junior College, Uvalde, Tei«| 78801, Telephone 512-278-6620. A $25 deposit will assure you of being able to attend this class. FOODWAY Super ^Markets Wt Aeotpt Food Stamp Coupons Acoptamot Cuponos Para Comida Boneless/ Chuck 'Tendr lean 'Pork RoastwrChops _^^. .^^^. • 0.11 • 9-11 First & Center Cuts Lb. Rights Reserved to Refuse Sales to Dealers Frozen Foods WHOtE ONLY Nothing Added family Pack 3-lbs. or Mora 'reehi Fruers Store V Hours Wookdays 8-9 Sundays 9-8 Ml Ave. F Del Rio, Texas . M. MIW, Wid. 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