The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on March 23, 1974 · Page 12
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The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa · Page 12

Humboldt, Iowa
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Saturday, March 23, 1974
Page 12
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Match 23,1974, t he Komtokit Independent HUMBOLDT COUNTY BUSINESS REVIEW & NEWS BenMHIer Insurance, Inc. r! I " , 1*4 Ben Miller of Ben Miller Insurance, Inc., Humboldt, and his secretary, Beulah Dodd, are serving the public through providing a necessity of modern times: insurance. Ben Miller Insurance, Inc., specializes in automobile, homeowners, farm, and commercial insurance.—Independent Photo. New at Ben Miller Insurance, Inc. is Eric Sime who has taken over as agency manager. Sime moved to Humboldt from Independence, Mo., earlier this year.—Independent Photo. • Ben Miller Insurance Agency, Inc., Humboldt, has been serving the Humboldt area since 1959 when it was purchased by Ben Miller and his wife, Lucille. Since that time "business has multiplied several times," said Miller. "We offer all types of insurance and independently represent the finest insurance companies throughout the United States," said Miller. "Our customers return to us because I feel we offer the best service available. We have our insured at heart and we want to treat them like we'd like to be treated. Also, our prices are competitive since we offer the finest coverage for the least amount of money." Miller has ; operated the agency since its opening with the help of his wife and his secretary, Beulah Dodd, who has been with the agency for the past eight and one-half years. A new addition to the office is Eric Sime, who moved to Humboldt from Independence, Mo. Sime is originally from Humboldt and has returned with his wife, Rita, and their children, Vicky, three and one-half, and Brian, one and one-half. Sime has assumed the position of agency manager as well as soliciting new business and continuing to give top service to existing clientele. Ben Miller Insurance, Inc., is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday for your convenience. When first entering the insurance business several years ago Miller said he felt he was doing the public a service by filling a top need. Specialization is in automobile, homeowners, farm, and commercial insurance at Ben Miller Insurance, Inc. Each customer enjoys individual and specific attention to his particular insurance program. Stop in to check with either Miller or Sime about updating your insurance. They can be reached by phone at 332-3812 or at the Ben Miller residence 332-3729 and Eric Sime residence 332-2888. They will be glad to help you. Boar Power Dan Rundell, rural Reowick, discusses with Homer Eastman his present farrowing series. Rundell raises approximately 1800 market hogs per year purchased and bred through Farmers Hybrid genetic breeding program. Rundell and his wife, Kip, and their three year old daughter, Tammy, are living on a farm specializing in hog production. "Boar power" is the name used to identify the Farmers Hybrid swine breeding system. Farmers Hybrid is now a subsidiary of Monsanto, Inc., of St. Louis and is headquartered at Hampton, Iowa. Homer Eastman of rural Humboldt has been a dealer for the Farmers Hybrid swine breeding program for the past 20 years, has consistently ranked among the top dealers of the company with a very impressive 93 per cent repeat business from customers who have dealt with him. The Farmers Hybrid "Boar Power" breeding system is based on a rotational crossing program utilizing the five "new" pure breeds developed by the company. Boars from these breeds are allocated to customers in a specific rotation that is designed to maximize hybrid vigor. Each hoar sold t.o a customer is the son of a boar and son or grandson of a gilt that has been tested at the company's research farms near Hampton. Selection is based on superior performance in the profit-making traits of feed efficiency, rate of gain and carcass merit. Reproductive traits, such as litter size, conception rate, etc., are not highly heritable, but can be improved through effective Ube of crossbreeding. As the company sells a total breeding system, not just boars and gilts, it can manage a customer's breeding program so he can achieve maximum genetic progress, also benefit from hybrid vigor. Testing and intensive selection by the company results in consistent improvement and this improvement is passed on to customers with each new set of boars he buys. At the recent American Pork Congress, the following figures were cited as those that would by typical of the hog that "will be sold in 1985; market weight 240 lb.; age at market weight 150-175 days;' loin eye si/e 57 sq. in.; length 30-34 in.; feed efficiency, 2.70 lb. feed per pound of gain between 50 lb. and 240 lb.; carcass backfal. .between 1,0 and 1.3 in. Following are the figures compiled by 67 Farmers Hybrid pureline and crossbred pigs submitted for carcass evaluation in Feb. 1971. Market weight 236 lb.; age at market weight 150-175 days; average loin eye size 6.13 sq. in.; average length 32.2 in.; feed efficiency 2.80 lb. feed per pound of gain between 50 lb. and 220 lb.; carcass backfat averaged 1.20 in.; 54 of the 67 hogs achieved No. 1 grade at the Rath plant at Waterloo. Thus, Homer Eastman is convinced that his company is providing the hog of the future today and gives commercial pork producers the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage by producing their product more efficiently. Eastman and his wife, Vivian, have five children: Mrs. Richard (Becky) Williams of Yale; Dennis of Packwood; Brian of Glenwood; and Bruce and Barbara at home. They also have two grandchildren. Dennis is in the hog business, too. Of course, he uses Farmers Hybrid breeding stock. Homer is vice president of the Humboldt Lions Club, is on the administrative board of the United Methodist Church, is chairman of the Opportunity Center Board at Livermore and chairman of the Humboldt County Social Service Board. An aerial view of a Farmers Hybrid research farm near Hampton show boar testing pens. tone's Ceramic* Op«n1t«5 Mon,, fun., Wed. Iran 7 to 10 AD eeramk ivppRei available. Certified Instructor Humboldt 1204 6th Ave. North Phone 332-4423 Torgenon Boarding Home 'Retired men women And the disabled *Room, board *Laundry * Automatic stair chair elevator 'Automatic fire alarm system "TV-Lounging area "Air conditioning "Reasonable rates Phone 332-2391 Humboldt 5071st Ave. So. Phone 332-2391 Dale's Welding & Repair Shop WELDING OF ALL KINDS Motor Reboring Tractor-Truck Auto and Farm Equipment Repair Call 332-3705 Just north of sale barn Hwy. 169 North Humboldt Try Rutland Elevator First We buy and sell grain. Dealers of Seed Fertilizer Agricofty Ct*.«ni:a> Ccvrcany ^^: RiiHand Elevator 332-1491 MWMfiP Bi| 2-1/2 buihcl bi t . Fingertip controls for intuntt e»iy ind •afe operation. Vacuum action piclti up clipping!, leavvi, rwi|i, other light litter. Funk's Garage Humboldt Phone 332-3347 1204-5th Ave. North Hansen Cabinet Shop •Kitchen cabinets *Custom Furniture *0ffice Furniture 'Formica counter tops •Furniture refinishing *Caning Complete cabinets and woodworking. Custom and Specialty work. 608 13 N. - Humboldt Phone 332-4165 made te Ff idaya 7 a,trv9 p.m. Closed oh Sundays KVttster Donufc* Renwick CdmiYvuttlty Creamery Renwick Cheese Pioneer Cheese * Monterey Jack * Cheddar * Longhorn Renwick; Iowa Phone 515-824-363 Iowa Parcel Service, Inc. Means modern speed delivery Leslie and Margaret Warden Humboldt Phone 332-2404 John's Barber Shop Full Line of R.K. Retail Products Across from the theatre Humboldt John H. Enderlin, Owner Chalet Mobile Homes Champions Buddies Chickasha Bonnavilla double wides choice of color and decor Humboldt Hwy. 169 North Open 9-8. Mon. thru Fri. 9-5, Sat. Call 332-4482 or 332-4739 Butch's Auto Soles Used Cars Sales and Service Massey-Ferguson Ski Whiz snowmobiles Humboldt 3 miles north and 1 mile east Phone 332 1908 Hymboldt Motor Sales Cadillac Oldsmobile GMC Trucks «wy. Humboldt Trust & Savings Bank Complete banking trust service* InstoJNnoflt GHmore City Office 373-6244 The Long Green Line Leadership in product and service.... today and tomorrow Carlson Implement Humboldt Phone 332-2545 Sonnie's Repair Tractor and Car Service *Diesel work •Welding •Dynometer available Mechanic on Duty Call Livermore 379-1522 For the Best Greenware-Firing Classes and Gifts come to Countryside Ceramics Hours Sun. 2-5 p.m. Mon., Tues. and Wed., 7-10 p.m. Brant & Jean Seward • RR2 Humboldt Ph. 332-3806 Finished Ceramics made to order. Brock Flying Service Aerial Spraying Hardy, Iowa 515-824-3440 R.C.A. TV Sales and Services We service most TV's Whirlpool Appliances Schneider iVand fiance* 3323351 Ben Miller Insurance Inc. complete Insurance service Contact: Ben Miller Eric Sime n Bldg. - Humboldt Phone 332-3812 See for Continuous Drying Bins Rutland Lumber 332-1867 RIP MORTfR Hen Mill* Mwior wo il replies htm . . tiee Has * Faimws Cil' m* today tot men d«Uili Homer Eastman Dealer GilDiore City, Iowa 50541 PfcDie: 515-332-1024 Custom Slaughtering and Processing U.S.D.A. Government Inspected Sell and process '/4 and '/z's BEEF Locker space available Rutland Locker Gary Anderson Phone 332-2776 Put the Courthouse on your desk Credit Bureau of Humboldt County Available to all business and professional men Subscriptions available Call 332-3041 COMPLETE NEW PARTS SERVICE FOR AUTOMOBILES, TRUCKS AND TRACTORS. G&H Motor Parti Humbo|3t Design Homes of Iowa Let us build you just what you want! Built-in quality *t * modest price. SEE US NOW! Ask about our Winter Special! Hwy.3W Humboldt 332-4311 Security State Bank Office Lv Verne We welcome you »• a customer and offer you complete banking service. Lw Verne Phone 882-3277

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