Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 15, 1976 · Page 13
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NORTHWEST ARKANSAS JMMiL Farmland Prices Soaring In Commercial Onslaught Bring in the ' bulldozer and and industrial uses b o r e th I ' i \* Bottoms Up, Baby! A pulr of haby calves n'n IMC La?,y Ranch in Bcntun County r e c e i v e their supper hy w a y . . o f . king-sized baby bottles filled with a special pow: dcrcd milk substitute. T h e calves/ - purchased from a dairy,, will lie bottle-fed u n t i l they are alioul seven months '. old. Many area ranchers supplement their beef herd income by raising (he bucket calves or p l a c i n g them m brood COH'S whose own calves liave (lied. (TIMKSpholo hy Leslie Sulion) Beef Eaters Set Record By DAVID ZODKOW TIMES Staff Writer Beef consumption in America during 1975 reached a record high 120 pounds per person as commercial beef production reached a record 23.7 billion pounds and beef imports totaled 1.8* billion' p o u n d s, million; pounds' above 15,0 197-1, the United States DeparlmenL of Agriculture said in w recent survey. : The survey found tbat only about 53 per cent pM975's beef consumption was 'fed, , compared with 63 per cent in 1974 and over 70 per cent in Producers' sclloEE of ex- 1973! cess calves^ in 1975 raster! commercial veal production lo 826 million · pounds, art 87 per cent increase from 1974 and the argest level since the mid- L960's, Veal consumption 1975 totaled just over four pounds per person, the largest since 1966. . Total red meat consumption in 1975 totaled about 181 pounds per person,'down seven pounds from 1974 but s t i l l up five pounds from 1973. Commercial production of all red meat during'1975 in the U.S. totaled 36.2 billion pounds, down three per cent from the year before. USDA officials said t h a t a sburp decline in pork production during the past year, as well as reductions in lamb ant mutton production, accounte( for the reduced red mca production. Commercial pojrl County Extension News By Joe Cowen County Dairy Specialist April and May arc the months whe n m any cattlem eh conduct their' spring-round-up. Blackleg .r.and.,; Jeptospirosis arc . two common diseases of cattle and these two vflcclncs should certainly be' administered. My theory if that if you cannot .afford to vaccinate for these two diseases, you cannot afford to own cattle. The death of one calf would have paid for the vaccine for most herds .The spring round-up is the time to prevent blackleg losses such as ' those that occurred last fall. Do not overlook the possibility of implanting your suckling calves. Quoting Dr. Totusek of Oklahoma Slate University. "The procedure is simple, easy, safe, legal, and profitable," Experiments show that im- planting can increase the weaning-werghl of your calves an average ol 25 pounds. Tola costs' per implant is about 5l cents.- If you trtwcn'l already done so; I would not let another sea -son go by without identifying my cows whether I owned one or 500. Ear tags, laloos, neck chains, hot,brands,- and freez , brands are . all effective. Pro ui niLiio "· " "·' 1 · t i-r ducers who individually identity their cows will atuomaUCttli 1 keep breeding, calving, am .weaning (records. With tin, information-you will.then havi ·some basis for selection am c u l l i n g ' b e s i d e s your ,persona preference'and memory. Finally, ' cattlemen arc now seeing their cattle running through the pastures with their tails in the air. They arc not doing this because they feel n-oort, it is heel Elies chasing them. These · f l i e s lay eggs on the cow's legs,-Ihe eggs hatch and the tiny larvae bore t h r o u g h ' t h e skin then migrate to Ihe cow's back. The cattle grub -stays in the back for a period ot time, then .pops out on I h e - g r o u n d , forms a pupa, and finally emerges the following spring. There is no effective method for controlling the adult 'heel fly unless the cycle is broken white the grubs are in the animal. This should be done in the late summer or early fall. So. when you sec your cattle running through the pasture with their f a i l s in the ulr, lei this he a reminder lo you to use an insecticide for . grub control a little later thr VCS PLANT BEHMUIM NOW- Bermuda grass can be usec Lo a great advantage on many Washington County beef cuUIe farms. Probably 60 per cent o the farms in this area depcm hie for the hybrids. Commo r ill "produce as well as th ybrids under a low fertility rogratn. Bermuda should be -planted i a shallow but firm seedbed t about two , to. four pounds F seed per acre. Probubly (tie est way to- apply only two lo our . pounds of bermuda per icrc is l« mix the seed with ertilifccr. Bermuda should be ilnnleii between April I and June 1- for optimum results. Bermuda seed are very small and should not he covered, lolling with a roller or a min vill result in adequate seed to ill contact. Broadleaf weeds may be con- rolled with one-half to one loiind of 2, 4-Damine per aero after bermuda seedlings have reached the four-leaf stage. 2. 4-D will likety damage younger seedlings- Crabgrass and sig- nalgrass competition may he reduced grazing should be practiced to allow burmuda regrowlh alter Twenty to thirty pounds ol nitrogen should be applied al seeding along with the phosphor a subdivision, or bring out the plow and keep it in far- 1 ming? Farmland buyers * leaned overwhelmingly t o w a r d the second ullernativc during the year ended March 1, as IIDII- farm factors played a distinctly smaller role in the farm real estate market. USDA economists say Hint of! the 123,000 farmland tracts changing hands last year, about 85 per cent were expected lo remain in agricultural use for at least 5 more years. This amounts lo 93 per cent of a l l acres transferred and 91 p e r .cent of the value oE those transactions Of the land rctnaimn 0 ... I farming, buyers paid the highest average price- $1,110 \m luiiiiuuuij jn j ; j i u totaled 11.31acre- For tracts that were ex- Hilton pounds, down 17 per cent I pec ted to become subdivisions rom 1974. The 1975 average in 5 years. A year earlier, lands ork consumption of 55 pounds to be shifted into commcrcia er person was the lowest \i gure in the past -10 years, the urvey concluded. .Lamb and (Tiutlon con- iimplion per person averaged wo pounds- per person, down lightly from the previous year. Commercial production of lamb and 'mutton at a total 399, million pounds was down 12 per ent from 1974. · , The USDA experts found that he reduced red meal supply Boosted 1975 retail meal prices I o record highs. Although they discovered . that · ret'ail meat prices have been inovhrg 1 steadily lower since October of | 1975, they are yet 17 per cent above April of 1975 and , weraged" eight per cent higher | in 1975 than the previous year. ' The expectation that there ,.'il] be a strong demand for N meat land-livestock prnducls in the year ahead can be seen in [lie general improvemcL in the survey emphasized. It staled thai the economy is now w e l l into a recovery from the sharpest recession since World War II and tfont the level of I consumer income is a primary , determinant of demand for meal|| products. biggest price la Meantime, land to be held agriculture in the coming years averaged about $ 4 2 4 . a n acre-up $93 from a year earlier Regional land prices veerc widely from the national aver ages. In the Corn Belt, fo example, land slated for sub divisions w i t h i n 5 years brough only $50 more an acre than Ian purchased for farming. In .contrast, Mountain St a t 'armland intended for comme cial uses in 5 years' time sol "or $1.774 an acre - versus $15 for each acre slaying in farm ing. Nationally, tracts headed fo i m m e d i a t e industrial u s e bryughl the highest avcrag price - $1,H72 an acre -- of a going directly inlo subdivision sold for $1,574, while buye paid an average of $974 f each acre shifting lo resident! Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Thursday, April IS, 1976:«- .13 Twin Embryos In Cows Is Studied DAVIS, Calif. CAP) -- Twin alves have been produced by npla tiling twin embroys in ows, by scientists say they still ave some.questions to answer efore it can translate into reaper lccf. "We're still years away from process applicable to. in- uslry." Dr. Gary Anderson, J L told reporters Friday al the University of California's Davis campus, Eight of nine cows which received surgically implanted twin embryos have given birth to twin calves here in the past two weeks. Since normally only three cows out of 100 have twins, researchers think they may be on the track of increased production and lower beef prices. : Computers Aid Farms The use of - computers and! Emulation model programs has nablcd scientists in ; in any iclds -to accurately estimate nswcrs lo problems that hcre- ofore have been unanswerable. Recently, agricultural eco- lomisls at the Arkansas Agri- ullural Experiment Station adapted such a computer sjmu- atJoii. model from the University of Delaware. The iiiotlcl was used to generate stale csli- nalcs of fuel consumption by Ukansas broiler growers. Estimates. M'erc made in equivalent gallons of liquified petroleum gas. Estimations made by William B. Riley Jr., then a - r e s e a r c h asst., and Dr. J. M a r t i n Red ' e r n . assoc. agricultural economist, showed thai Arkansas broiler growers u set 2 3 , 2 6 1 , 4 4 9 LPG-equivalen' gallons in 197'!- A survey o' broiler housing in Arkansas tha accompanied t h e ' comouto simulation study de-term in ec hat 23 per cent, of the stale's rowers used natural gas · and 7 per. cent of them used LPG. Applying these percentages nd 1974 use estimates indicates hat, during the year, the brol- cr growers used approximately 7,D11.315 gallons of LPG and 192,212,250 cubic feet of natura *as. The northwest portion, ol his stale consumed 34 per ccnl of the LPG and 55 per cenl of the natural gas used in the stale for .growing broiler chick ?ns, Looking into the future, the scientists determined thai t winter with temperatures fiv degrees colder t h a n ' norma would result in a 25 per ecu increase in consumption o natural gas arid LPG over tha used in 1U74. In actual figures Ibis amount would be 29.101,78 LPG-cquivalcnt gallons. This, i t u r n , would be 22.40B.374 LPC gallons, and G15.793.81Q cubi feet of natural gas. But Anderson said the experiment still has a lot of unanswered questions. '""It we can prove lhat beet animals are capable of carrying twins... if it can be done ·without complications. ... if techniques! can be devised so it an he done simply ... Ihcn beef rqduccrs could produce twica s many calves,", he said. Since last July, Davis sclen- sts have implanted two em- ryos in each of 48 heifers. Anerson said M became preg- ant. Six lost their calves. Nine had calves," wtlh eight el's of twins and otic single ·irlh. -Another cow is duciln a few lays and Hie remaining 20 are luc in August or September. A cow's gestation period is nine tenths. Anderson said the procedure jegins wilh Ihe treatment of a lonor cow wilh a hormone, ^regnant Marc Scrum Gonn- dotropin (PMSG), .to--induce multiple ovulation. Eivc days after artificial insemination, .he donor is operated on and ;he fertilized ova removed.' In a second operation, flwo embryos are transferred to the uterus of another cow. Anderson said muUigle'Calvca could he md/jccd by-.Tutrmoise treatment, alone, buf^ie 1 cow might ovulate two, 10"or 20 eggs. If more than two, she will lose them all long before, term, he said. ; " , . Researchers at Davis and elsewhere are working - on a practical way lo transfer "embryos' without surgery, Anderson said. ""-" : - Op«n . Daily 9:30-9:30; Sun. Closed A",' 1 ': by heavy grazing or mowing. , Rotational Poultry Meeting Held Here Arkansas' seventh ' a n n u a l ·oultry Symposium will be held \pril 29, 1975, at the University of Arkansas, at FViyeltevilc Vrhansas Union. The annual me cling is spot. jored by the Arkansas Poultry rmprovGineriL Assn. and the U. of A. Animal Sciences Dept., according lo Dr. . E. L. Stephenson. head of the Animal Sciences Dent. Dr. Stephenson will preside over the morning portion of the program when « welcome arid ress wi U be give n by Dr. James E. Martin, vice president for agriculture at the U, of A. Following D r . M a r t i n ' s welcome. Dr. P. R. Waldroup poultry scientist, will speak on research being conducted al the A r k a n s a s Agricultural Fix- peri ment Station on a growout program for commercial laying 50 Ib. Top Soil Our Reg. I^T 1.27-1.37 | 1 . Ideal for pohing plant* ' ' · ' ' '" . ' I White or Yellow ONION BULB SETS Our Reg, 87c-93c Ready lo plant. 39* 8" Polled i Hanging Plant Baskets 350 Wide selection of green, flowering or.fern baskets green house fresh. 3 cu; fr. Mulch and Soil · Conditioner . , GERANIUMS IN 4" POT 77* Colorful "geranium In 4" pol for indoor or outdoor enjoyment. 40 LB. COW MANURE Our R«B. 1^' 1.67 1 Odorless, weedless HOUSF PLANT SALE 3 for 99* Choose from selection of over 2000 green plants in 3" pot's. Our Reg. Ii99 8.99 V Silver Mapje, Flowering Crab or Weeping Willow. Brig'gs ,StraHon-' i ,-~»J · 15 H.P. \ ROTO TILLER/ $ 165 Our Reg. 19988 Forward reverse gear, 4 cycle. .' us and potassium according t( soil test results. An aiidiliona lifly pounds of nilrogcn should be applied when runners begin to form." , P A S T U R E - W K E D ' C O N T R O L K ._ B| U has been demonstrated hens. lany times thai for etich pound Lalnr in the morning. Billy ' weeds grown on a pasture Giltcy of Conagra-Ruston Co. of ic forage production is Louisiana, will talk" about educed by a pound. Forage batching eggs and hatchery roduclion'is reduced by 20 'to,mamgcmcnt. 0 per cent on many area I In the afternoon session of the lolally on fescue for Iheir o forage needs. The result is lha in July and August when fescuf goes dormant we have very lo\ quality pastures. Most entile have sucking calves al Ilia lime o! year, hence Ihcir nulri tional needs are high when the forage quality is low. Too many cattlemen feed their cattl betler in Ihe winter Ihdn in July and August. Bermuda grass en help to bridge this gap. Common bermuda grass cai be successfully established fror seed if proper eslnblishmen t e c h n i q u e s a r e followec Common is often preferred ovc the hybrid bermudas lor sol that are not considered ttccep isturcs by weed infestations. Tlie use of 2,4-D is very cffec- ve in controlling most broad- ·af weeds ut one pound per 'meeting, Waller Staples of Cobb, Inc., will speak on Ihe poultry d i s e a s e , gumboro. s m one pounu per ·,,-"-·;.··=_ ere with a timely application, i^swcl] b. lay or early June is usually ; ^g.e o r good time , . Following (his presentation, Eidson. University g i a Dcpt. Avian Medicine, will s p e a k · of Our Reg. t.49 Make GRO-LITE BULBS 1.17 p l a n t s grow. HOUSE PLANT TOOL KIT 39* Our Orig. 97c Includes case, shovel, nl. spade-and rake. Men's Utility GLOVES 88c All purpose, rugged. Our Reg. 1.37 25 Pack BAMBOO STAKES Our Reg. 1.57 96 10" ·: PLASTIC PLANT POT;; ; Our Reg. f) QTTf V 3.97 Z.71 - , Assorlecf colors and styles. 6 LB. praying. Z-4-D is a Ifit cheaper lis year Itimi last, costing just ver $2 per acre for the chemi- al. 1 am convinced ( h a t a alien of 2.4-D al $10 is a 100 or ccnl better buy (nan a '.illon of some miracle fertilizer I $50 per gallon. If your only excuse for not praying weerl infested pastures not owning a spray rig. it a poor excuse. With a PTO pump, a couple of good 55 [allon drums, and $59 you can construct a good pasture jrttycr. 'Now is the lime to get your spray equipment ready. You vill also need a current Z.4-D private applicalors permit, vhich is no problem. Then vhcn the weeds are 2 (o 3 inches lall they are easy fo kill and you will be "ready to go. Hilgendorf Signed PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed velcran relief pitcher Tom Hi' gcndorf. who was released during spring training by the Philadelphia Phillies. He will he assigned to Ihe Pirates' Charleston farm team in (he International League, the club said Wednesday, and will report (here in lime for Ihe sea son opener on Friday. 'for pasture Medicine, will s p e a K 01 a a lot cheaoer .H'TM* 1 vaccination for Marek s Disease of poultry. Farms-Acreages Buying or Selling Call the Professionals We Serve Northwest Arkansas · Farms · Ranches · Acreages · Residential · Commercial · Appraisals · Developers COW MANURE Our Reg. 2.47 3 IB. COW MANURE 2 for $1 POTTING SOIL JS -~ 2 qt. POTTING or AFRICAN VIOLET SOIL Our Reg. S8c 4 for 1 HAND WEEDER Our Reg. 99c 2 for $J ROOT FEEDER Our Reg. 10.97 fi 99 Feeds dlrecl to roots. PEAT POTS 12 et. T/s" or 8 ct. 3" Our Reg. 57c 4 Packs $1 for * K'SiHIa" 11 fefirafw Perennial Blackberry or Grape Plants Our Reg. 1.47-1.67 1, 1, or 3 plant pack. 99* GIANT CACTUS in 6" Pol Our Reg. 2.99 5 2 3 Varieties 47 Our Keg. 1.94 Indoor or garden plant food. 50 Lb. Decorative WHITE ROCK 144 For decorating in home or .garden. S Lb. CAMPUS GRASS SEED Our Re H . I 96 2.57 B - Contains rye and" blue grass. Hwy. 71 B, North al Rolling Hills Drive in Fayelleville, Ark.

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