The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on December 31, 1966 · Page 3
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FARM Junior feeder project started by Lynn Miller AND Livestock outlook summary for 1967 Lynn Miller, eon of Mr. and Mrs, Lyle Miller of Humboldt, has purchased five head of feeder cattle to start his fourth year In the 4-H junior cattle feeder project, The five head were chosen from a load shipped from Montana in mid-October. Lynn exhibited the reserve champion pen in the 1965 junior feeder show. The cattle weighed 520 pounds at the start of the project. Lynn has the cattle on a ration of ground ear corn and no hay. The cattle will be switched to shelled corn gradually as they progreis through the feeding per- The junior feeder project is open to any 4-H member who will be at least 12 by March 1, 1967, The project consists of feeding at least three cattle as t pen and keeping accurate cost records, The First National Bank will conduct a marketing day In early September and will also provide trophies and awards to members A summary of the 1967 outlook for animals and animal products produced In Iowa has been condensed from the latest edition of Iowa Farm "Outlook," published by the Iowa State University Cooperative Extension Service and prepared by Extension Economist Gene Futrell. Hog returns should continue favorable throughout 1967. Profits won't be as high as In 1966. Slaughter volume Is likely to exceed 1966 levels all year. Interior prices for barrows and gilts are likely to average In the $19 to $21 range during the winter period. Late spring and summer strength should carry Interior prices to the $23 to $24 level by mid-summer. Cattle marketings in 1967 are expected to drop four or five percent below this year. Most of the decrease will come in non-fed cattle. Fed cattle prices are expected to show some strength during the winter quarter. Choice steers may aver- ag'e $26 to $27 during this period. If volume declines as expected, prices could be $2 to $3 above spring levels in the last half of the year. Feeding profits are likely to be only fair, because of higher prices for feed- er cattle this fall, higher feed costs and price competition from pork and poultry. The January 1 Inventory of sheep and lambs will probably show little change from a year ago. Sheep and lamb slaughter will about match 1966 or run a little lower. Spring prices are likely to show seasonal strength above 1966 prices. A fairly normal seasonal price pattern is expected. Income to dairy farmers should show further gains In 1967. Both prices and marketing will probably Increase from 1966. The announced price support levels should keep farm prices for milk and cream above 1966 levels during the early months of the new year. Higher costs for feed and labor will bite into profits, but overall returns to dairymen should be higher than in the past year. A larger, more productive laying flock should keep egg output above year-earlier levels during most of 1967. The predicted Increase In output points to lower prices and profits than in year-earlier periods. Turkey production will probably increase further in 1967. Plan now to keep 1967 farm records -. ^;; -v. , • - -rs2',.. «iv f * Everett Stoneberg, extension economist at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, suggests that the first step In keeping good records is to obtain a good record book. "Although there are many free record books available, some of which are excellent, the purchase of a record book that fits an individual's situation is well worth the price. Once a record book is found that does an adequate Job, it may be advisable to stick with It year after year. "Keeping a good recorfj throughout the year can pay off in several ways. Although records indicate past performance only, this information can often be helpful in planning for the future. One of the main purposes for keeping good farm rec- 'Keep instruction manueb/ warns home economist "Do not throw the instruction manual away that came with the new Christmas appliances," warns Myrtle Hewitt, extension home economist. "Reading It through once does not always give a good working knowledge of a piece of equipment. "It Isn't until It has been used thoroughly, performing each task It was designed to do, that one can say that he Is well acquainted with the techniques of using an appliance, And even then. It Isn't safe to discard the instruction book. "When servicing Is necessary, the instruction book can give clues to problem areas and give guides to the repairman. Rereading may prove that the equip- menThas been misused to cause the problem In the first place. "Just In case the instruction book isn't included with the gift, ask the giver if they by chance received it when they purchased the Item, to case they did not, arrange to pick up and Instruction guide Immediately from a dealer who handles the same product or write to the manufacturer tor a guide. "The same holds true of » guarantee or warranty on the ppUaaoe. If there is aoae b> JSsedwith the gift, Had out I it has already been seat to .s sa as participating In the marketing day, CMtle must be purchased by March 1, 1967. and a dated weight slip submitted to the Extension Office, If members wait until March 1 to purchase the cattle, they should weigh 650675 pounds to reach market weight by September. Awards are based on gain per day, cost of gain, profit per 100 pounds gain, profit per $100 feed fed, net profit per head, and finish and quality of the cattle. It is therefore possible to have high quality cattle score lower if the feed cost Is extremely high, or If profit per head is low. If 4-H members have questions about the project, they should contact the Humboldt County Extension Office or Lee Meallff at the First National Bank in Humboldt. Enrollment Information is available from Don Wishart, extension associate, at the extension office. ords to provide necessary Information for completing income tax forms at the end of the tax year. Having this information complete and available will help in riling a correct and complete tax return. "Good farm records will supply Information necessary for making some analysis of the farm business. This analysis can Indicate the strong and weak points of a business and may Indicate possible improvements for the future. Today's farmer handles large amounts of capital and it's a good Idea to know where and how Ifs all being used, and to have some Idea of what the potential return on the capital will be. "Farming is a business, and any business needs a good set of records to be successful. Once a farm record plan is started, keep it up to date. It's much better to enter Income and expense items on .1 regular basis than to have them stack up. "Now Is the time to get a 1967 farm record plan underway." Rising prices predicted Food prices, according to U.S. department of Agriculture economists, will edge up during 1967, but the Increase will not be as great as It was In 1966. Because of short supply, highest prices will be seen in beef, milk and cereal products. To help balance this, prices should be lower because of ample supplies In pork, poultry and eggs, and citrus fruits. In clothing, price Increases are blamed largely on increases In labor and other product loo costs. Prices in some men's suits are expected to lump as much ae $5 by nest spring. Selective shoes are also slated for a price rise by spring, such as children's lines and top quality adult dress shoes, The picture la household furnishings shows both an up and • down, Furniture and equipment that are dependent on higher priced comer, aluminum, steel and wood wUl pass this increase oa to the consumer as will in- ereaasd labor coats. Still aoU- lag their own are the soft goods la hone furalahiags, draperies, 'Calculate not worth now/ ISU economist Everett Stoneberg, extension economist at Iowa State University, suggests that farmers complete a net worth statement at the end of the calendar year ae it may provide valuable information for planning the future of the farm business. He states that a net worth statement Involves realistically listing of all assets and liabilities and determining the excess of assets over liabilities. When borrowing money for current op- Best storage refrigeration, not freezing "Refrigeration, not freezing, is the best way to store most exotic cheeses received for Christmas gifts this year," says Myrtle Hewitt, extension home economist. "Freezing Is not recommended for most cheeses because they become crumbly and mealy when ..frown. However,!!,the. jT^ceifpd isjoo niecn'teM in the next month"or so, varieties can be frozen satisfactorily providing they are cut into smaller pieces, wrapped tightly In foil or other air-tight material, frozen quickly at 0 degrees or below, and stored no more than six months. Less than a pound in weight and not more than one Inch thick is the sice suggested by nutritionists if the supply warrants freezing. "Varieties to freeze Include Brick, Cheddar, Edam, Gouda, Muenster, Port du Salut, Swiss, Provolone, Mozzarella and Camembert. Other varieties that crumble badly after freezing include Blu, Roquefort and Gorgonzola. If these varieties are to be used for salads or salad dressings, this fact should make little difference. "Leaving cheese in its original wrappings will cut down on contamination. Cover cut surfaces tightly with waxed paper, foil or plastic to protect It from drying. To store a large piece for an extended time, dip the cut surface in melted paraffin, "Surface mold on hard natural cheese can be trimmed off completely before the cheese is used. If mold penetrates the interior of cheeses that are not rippewd by molds such as Cheddar and Swiss, trimming away the moldy portions may become impossible and the cheese should be discarded," Miss Hewitt concluded. Cleaned seed helps avoid weed problems Losses caused by weed seed planted with crop seed cost Iowa farmers several million dollars every year according to Norman Moklestad, county extension director, who says. "It doesnt make sense for farms to use herbicides and good cultural practices and at the same time plant crop seeds containing a high percentage of weed seeds, especially when It is possible to localise the spread of weeds if weed-infested crop seed ia kept out of the ground. "Home grown seed should be recleansed by a custom cleaner. It should be then tested at a seed laboratory to be sure that noxious weed seeds are not present and that common weed seeds are reduced to t minimum. "When buying seed, farmers should check the analysis teg tor reported weed aeed coateat. Low tatas screenings watch atay ia* chide maay kiads of weed weds, "Seed laws were eaasled to ^tSfJ^fXi^K »»W.aew latej* •' Beef meeting wdl be held at HHS Tli* MenkeMf lrt4ee*ft*W, Deesmkef 31, IM4 Robert deBaca, Iowa State University, Ames, extension livestock specialist, will be the guest speaker at an open Beef Feeding and Management meet- Ing to be held at the Humboldt Community High School at 8p.m. Wednesday, January 11, He will present information which should be of some value to all cattle feeders, purebred and grade cow herd owners, bankers, and landlords, The main discussion of deBa- ca's talk will center around the feed and production costs and the return for dollars spent In the cattle feeding business. He will show why the selection of feeder cattle, prices paid for feeders, and the management of cow herds have Influence on the cattle business, Results of the weighing feeder cattle demonstration held in over BO counties in Iowa, which was assisted by the extension service will also be discussed. Don Hood of Bode had 100 head of cattle on this weighing program in Humboldt County. Robert rftfloco The Humboldt County Extension Service and the Humboldt Adult Farmer Class Is sponsor- Ing this meeting. Lunch will be served. eratlng expenses, Intermediate type loans, or even for a long- term loan, the lender will ask for • net worth statement once a year. A study of the net worth statement and a comparison of the statements over a period of years can reveal quite a lot about the potential success or failure of a farm business, and whether or not a farm business is mak- Ingany financial progress. The net worth statement not only indicates the net worth, but also the relationship of current, intermediate and fixed assets and liabilities. Any good farm record book has a net worth form Included, or a farm lender can supply the form. Rutland Lucky Stars 4-H meeting held December 10 * The regular meeting of the Rutland Lucky Stars 4-H Club' was held December 10. at the home of Becky Detmering with' Paulette Jobaapiuas co-VMrtess^ President Julie'Reeve ijiesided and roll call was answered by 23 members. Members voted to pay the bin for the pictures used in the Historian's Book. Secretary Becky Detmering read a thank you letter from the Belmond Red Cross unite and Marge Marvin, past president, gave presents to last year's leaders to show appreciation for their help. Also discussed was a bake sale which was tabled until the next meeting. Programs for the coming year were passed out and officers' pins were pinned on the new officers by the president. Carolyn Dingman gave a talk. "The Four Food Groups and the Amount Needed Each Day," and LeAnn Hanson gave one on "How Food Makes a Difference In Personal Appearance." Nutritional demonstration with milk was given by Becky Detmering and the product was used for the drink at lunch. Christmas carols were led by music chairman Laurie Hansen. Lunch was served by Becky Detmering and Mrs. Whipple, Paulette and Mrs. Johnson. 'Whall west fer Christinas' The December meeting of the Owl Lake Boosters was called to order at 8 p.m., December 12, at the Lake Lutheran Church by President Dick Martin. Roll call was answered by 10 members naming "What I Want for Christmas," The report, "Pelleting Feed," was given by Rick Nervig. and 4-H programs and record inserts were handed out. County, state and national awards were announced and presented by Don Wishart, extension associate. Dick Martin received the "Achievement Award" while Mark Hansen was presented the "Boys Agricultural Award." Alan Johnson was the outstanding club member. Slides on "Carcasses of Hogs and Cattle of Humboldt County 4-H exhibitors" were shown by Don Wishart. A Christmas grab-bag gift exchange was held ami luach was served by Dan and David Rundle, The December meeting of the West Grovettes was held at t p.m,, Saturday, December 17, with "What I really want tor Christmas" as roll call. It was answered by 81 members. A workshop on record books will be aeuTwember n. immediately feUowiat the club witt go caroling ia Humboldt, stratlon. Linda Williams had charge of the program. Cindy Halverson read a Christmas. story, Lucy Dunphy read a Christmas poem, and Sharon Schipull played "Silent Night" on her clarinet. Members' gifts were passed out and so were the mothers' grab-bag. Each member and mother told what they received. Lunch was served by Sharon Schipull, Kathy May and Cindy Halverson and Linda Williams. Nancy Mokelstad new president of Merry Maidens The Merry Maidens annual Christmas party was held Tuesday, December 13, at the home of Mrs. Elmer Foster, a leader. A regular business meeting was held and new officers were installed. They are Nancy Mokel- stad, president; Shirley Vlnsand, vice president; Cheryl Damstetter, secretary; Carla Eastman, treasurer; Betsy Brandsgard, reporter; DebraEhrhardt. photographer; .Cathy, Ehrbardt, recreation chairman; and Diane Hlmrod, music chairman. After the meeting, demonstrations were riven :by. Barter* Bothne andp Carla Eastman, "Measuring Dry and Liquid Ingredients," ana by Diane Foster and Debbie Sorenson, "Quick Breads for Christmas." Games, organized by Betsy Brandsrard and Barbara Bothne, were played and gifts were exchanged among the members. Refreshments were served by Debbie Leonard, Karen Foster and Shirley Vlnsand. Beaver Township girls held party, went caroling The Beaver Wide Awake 4-H girls went caroling after school Thursday, December 15. They visited the shut-ins of Beaver Township and concluded the evening with a supper at the horn* of Lois Lee. The club met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Leaning for the regular December meet- Ing and Christmas party. Christmas carols were sung and Linda Leaning read about the origin of the Poinsettas as a Christmas flower, Diane Kuehnast read about Christmas customs and the play, "The Day After Christmas," was presented. Aeroplane was played and gifts were passed out to the members. Roll call was "My Favorite Christmas Food." Patty Rogues* gave atalV'Today'sGlrl." All of the members and their mothers were present. Mrs. Hagge was a guest. 4-H Clsbs held December neettags The Weaver Friendly Farm- eretta 4-H Club held their regular meeting and Christmas party December 10 when V«rna tarn- men . gave a demonstration on handcar* and finger nails. were made with a am»ll piece of c taboB, a eaady caas aad a SEE OUR COMPLETE LINE OF VETERINARY SUPPLIES INSTRUMENTS STOCK; REMEDIES CLEMINSON Sally Oberhelman, Lynette Tinken and Nancy Claussen reported on 4-H Officers Training School. Carol Hart lead the club In singing and games. Presents were opened and each girl provided some of her favorite cookies or candy for lunch. The regular meeting of the Delana Deers 4-H Club was called to order at 8 p.m., December 14, at the Imperial Cafe in Bode. Roll call was answered by 10 members who decided to buy gifts for the club's leaders. Record books for the New Year were received and Calvert Janssen and Rich Jenson gave demonstrations. A gift exchange was held and lunch was served. Busy Bees 4-H Club went caroling The December meeting of the Busy Bees started out by caroling shut-ins in Dakota City and was concluded with a gift exchange and a smorgasbord in which everybody brought a dessert or candy. Roll call was "My Favorite Markets Grata Quotations Dec. 31,1966' Oats.'.".'. V.". ".".75 Corn 1.22 Beans 2.81 Christmas Food*' an) tat wared by 25 members. They were sandy waters. Seady Berhow, Joyce Lowe, MarvBogaard, Julie Thorson, Hate Doyle, Roberta orlffls, Becky Ortffla, Kathy Lowe, Rachel Lowe, Marvie Berhow, Petty SaeAoff, Teresa Rhodes, Coaale fthlevert, Peggy Riles, Debbie Knoedler, Roxanne Knoedler, Cathy Read' rtekeon, Mary Locke, Barbara Fortner, Carolyn Carter. Deb' bte Dale, Judy Weiss end Gayle Thoden. The mother present was Mrs, Bogaard. The leaders present were Mrs. Rhodes and Mrs. Lowe. The next meeting will be In January, Caroling and cookies for county home The Corinth Red Stare held their 4-H meeting December 17 at the Barbara Thompeon home. Hostesses were Lynda Lines and Barbara Thompeon. A demonstration was given by Roma Bauer "Salads for a prettier, peppier you," and an Illustrated talk was given by Ann Weiss, "What Did you Eat Today?" Linda Entler gave a talk on "Cone About a Time." The leaders passed out materials for the girls to get more of an idea for cooking and bak- LIVESTOCK NEEDS CALL ON US QR COMC1N ANYTIME SEE OUR STOCK OF DRUGS AND PHARMACEUTICALS FOR ANIMAL DISEASE CONTROL Dial 332-1873 LARSON Rexall DRUG Electrical magic for 4-H club club also held a gift exchange with each member participating. Presents were also given to the leaders. After the meeting, members went Christmas caroling at the home of Miss Myrtle Hewitt and at the Humboldt County home. Each girl brought cookies to give to Miss Hewitt and to the patients at the county home. Busy Beavers held fakt bushels Meeting The Beaver Busy Beavers met at the home of Jim and Jon Sayers with one visitor present. Jon Sayers gave a talk on electric magic and performed some The meetiaf of to. Trojans was held Tuesday. He* eember 6, at Hex BaataWakoM with President Cliff Irtekava presiding over the SS members present. Terry Marvin joined (he el* and Rei Bastian ead Clay Merman gave t demoastraftoa oa electrical magic. Joha ftormaa gave a talk on enooelag the beat motor, Mrs, Bastian sad Mrs, Norman served lunch alter MM meeting and a Christmas gift ei- change was held. Avery Good Luck 4-H Club mef December 14 BRADGATE-The Avery Good Luck 4-H Club met Wednesday night with Jenny and Jaae Benjamin. The president, Jeea Brandhoy, presided at the boat- ness meeting. The Christmas party was punned tor January 4. Marjorle Brandhoy gave a report on the officer's traialag school in Humboldt. Diane Fuller gave a talk entitled, "Good Morning, Breakfast." The Christmas party win be January 4 at the Bradgate Methodist Church with the mothers as special guests. Mrs. Leroy Larsen will give a demonstration on cake decorating. Hostesses for the meeting win to Shirley and Wanda Unas with each 4-H member bringing a few cookies. tricks with the use of static electricity and Duane Wergelaad then gave a report oa the various kinds of motors. Members also reviewed how a meeting should be held and held a fake meeting, making motions and amendments. READ THE WANT ADS STOW-SKOW, Inc. HUMBOLDT, IOWA TOUR DCALUt KM CULTIVATORS with "ADJUSTO-PITCH"* and 'UVC-IXAr Shank Action I COVER UP TO % MORE GROUND WITH YOUR PRESENT POWER! Exclusive "ADJUSTO-PITCH" feature with Uve-Actioa thanks nukes Gfencoe the top performing Cultivator ia any field—with swteps or shovels, for any crop or tofl. Inetaat power-impact vibrations set up at the tool point by taa "Live-Leaf" spring action reduce* draft and led you com more ground faster and easier. "ADJUSTO-PITCH" alluM you to adjust shank angle for maximum performance la say of three working positions. 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