The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas on August 5, 1951 · Page 83
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The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas · Page 83

Corpus Christi, Texas
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Sunday, August 5, 1951
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HERD SIRE-- Edward Scull is shown with a fine young Hereford bull which is beinj? used as herd sire on the Scull farm. Backed by excellent breeding on both sides, the young bull is making an outstanding sire. 13-C Corpus Christi CALLER-TIMES, Sun., Aug. 5, 1951 LOAN RATE FOR 1951 COTTON RECEIVED BY PMA OFFICERS The loan rate on 1951 cotton was received yesterday by PMA offices in this area, according to Edinond D. Dillard, secretary of the PMA county committee in San Patricio County. . The rate for the Corpus Christi, Talt. and Kenedy area* has been set at 31.50 cents "for a basis if middling, 15-16 white and extra white, Dillard said. Rate for the Cuero-Victoria area has been set at 31.54 cents, and for the Harlingea-Weslaco area 31.46 cents. The Aransas Compress and Gulf Compress in Corpus Christi and the Taft Compress at Taft have been designated as storage centers lor loan cotton in this area. Complete information on placing cotton in the loan will he available at county PMA offices in the area, Dillard said. I With the short crop being produced in the Coastal Bend this year, it is uncertain hovv many farmers will want to place their cotton in the loan as long as prices continue well above the announced loan rate. UNDER GOVERNMENT LOAN San Patricio Leads In Grain Storage · San Palricio County farmers led ministration office. Involved in the all others in the amount of grain 169 loans were 2.844,204 pounds of p,aced in storage under govern-j^ ^ ^^ 0°^ is $2,22. County, with 119 loans processed, led other counties in the number of loans made: but the total volume of grain involved was i under the San Patricio C o u n t v ' ^,^J"^! /* x.». . . ment loan this year in the Coas-ji oan ra t e tal Bend, a survey made last week Refugio revealed. In the county placed 6,776,070 108 farmers had pounds of grain ,, I sorghum in the government loan. " 'The grain placed in storage had [total. Placed in the loan in Rela loan value of 51o7.25R.82, ac-jfugio County this year was 5,205,cording to Edmond D. Dillard. sec-! 105 pounds of grain valued at S109.- retary of the county PMA com-|5l7.46. The grain placed in the loan niittee. Although San Patricio County in grain loan volume thin year, the county's total was far under that of last year when more than 16 million pounds tit grain was, placed in the loan, with a value of more than 5300,000. San Patricio County's loan rate this year is 52.2-1 a hundredweight, as compared to $1.94 last year. 170,750 Pound To till Grain loans for Aransas County arc nl office: YOUNG BULLS--This group of young Hereford bulls bred by Floyd Scull and Son of near Edroy may be consigned to the bull sale at the annual South Texas Hereford Breeder-Feeder Association's show in Beeville this fall. processed at the Sinton and this year a total of 170.750. pounds was placed in the loan from that county. It has a loan value of $3.506.06. In Nueces County, the amount of grain Rciiiijr in storage under the government l o a n this year has b e e n almost negligible as compared to the tremendous volume last year. Only 1,830,133 pounds has b e e n placed in the loan this year, according to James Albrecht, PMA secretary. Last year, h o w e v e r , Nueces County led nil other counties in the Coastal Bend In the amount of loan grain. Placed, in the (loan, under on-the-fnrm storage agreements last year was a total of 50.581,083 pounds of grain; while loan g r a i n stored in approved wyehousea amounted to 91,218.- H7 pounds-- a total of 141,799,199 pounds for the county. effect o£ " the drought en grain production in .Nueces County .s readily seen in these figures. Some of the, biggest grain producing 1 communities in the county registered a 4 complete grain crop failure this year. Loan grain in Bee County, as of the later part of July, amounted to 2,260,261 pounds, far ahead of the amount placed in the loan at the same date last year, when only 472,9-19 pounds had b e e n placed in the loan. In Jim Wells County this year, 69 grain loans were processed by the Production and Marketing Ad~- was produced in the Woodsboro- Bayside area of the county. CLASSIFIED EXCELLENT--This Jersey bull, Golden Masterman Premier, owned by Knolle Farms of Sandia, was classified Excellent last week according to standards set by the American Jersey Cattle Club. In the background are Ed Knolle of Knolle Jersey Farms and Dr. I. AV". Ruple, head of the dairy department of AM College, who classified 577 head of dairy cattle on the farm last week. 577 Knolle Dairy Cattle * Classified; Recor« A record was established last,In the p-nup was a largo number^-cn: i.-la.-vsit'ied Excellent, 23,:(i4 week when 577 dairy animals were lot' first-cull' heifers, not eligible lor j Very Good, -12,981 Good Plus, 18,classified in a group of K no 11 ejExoellent rating More loans were in Live Oak Jersey Farms at Sandia. With Uie classification nf the 577 County this year than last, the amount of grain involved was considerably .smaller. A total of 57 loans were made in the county this yea)-, involving 2,669,767 pounds of grain. Last year 36 loans were made which involved 6,177,485 pounds of grain. Farmers may make application for loans through Jan. 31, 1952; and loans made on Uiis year's grain run to March 31, 1952, when the loans are paid of/'or the grain; is taken over by the Commodity] Credit -Corporation. 418 "Good. 2,591 Fair, and 60 Poor. Production and type in dairy animals are transmitted by separata :attle ever to go up for official of dairy animals classified on Knol-l inheritance factors, it has b e e n :lassifk:ation at the same time. |le Jersey Farm was brought up'pointed out by authorities on dairy Ruple, head of the I to 4,027. . | breeding. Therefore the task of It was the largest group of dairy head last week, the total number tattle class! Dr. I. W. dairy department of AM College,! Jersey type classification was in-jcombining b o t h high production classified the cattle. He is one of Uugunited in 1932 as a tool for j and desirable type is a difficult 24 official classifiers for the Amer-l breed improvement. The program [and complex one; much more than ican Jersey Cattle Club. The work j has become popular among breed- breeding for production alone or was started last Tuesday and con-lers; and .since its inauguration, type alone. A type standard is tinned through Friday. I probably 100.000 Jersey c a 111 el satisfactory only if in its basic re, Tabulation of r e s u l t s of the; have been classified according to I quiremerrts it conforms to those classification has not been com- type by official classifiers. pleted; but there were several animals classified Excellent, a larger number Very Good and Good Plus. By 39-!S, the total number of Jerseys classified had reached !'!.848 head. Oi this number. 2.-131 FEED TROUGH--This concrete feed trough on the Scull farm near Edroy is a time and labor saver. It is constructed so that feed can be dumped into the trough from outside the feedlot. Cattle reach the feed by thrusting their heads through the openings shown at the right side. Sculls Put Up 450 Tons Qf Silage for Future Use LOOKING AHEAD-- E. D. (Gene) Beck, Nueces County agricultural agent, seems to be looking ahead and thinking of Thanksgiving as he peeks over the fence at some of the big turkeys on the Bob Downs farm near Robstown. Downs has several" hundred turkeys in his, flock this year. j qualities which are associated witli | a long lifetime of profitable production, such :is rugged constitution, ample rapnwity, s t r o n g feet and logs, capacious and soundly attached udders, accoidinc: to the Amfit-icun Jersey Cattle Clth. Dairy Department H*ul Dr. Rupel. who classified the record breaking number of cattle at Knolle's last week, has been as- jsociated with the dairy industry 'and dairy teaching- for more than a quarter of a century. Following his graduation from the University of Wisconsin, he joined the faculty of that school and remained there until about five, years ago when he went to Texas AM Col- jlegre as head of the dairy depart- i merit While at the University of I Wisconsin, he was coach of the (judging team. Outstanding records i \v ere made by some of Uie teams i he coached. At AM College, Dr. Ruple and his associates are carrying on- a dairy breeding: project that eouki possibly have a far-reaching effect on the type of dairy animal to be used in tne South and Southwest. The project calls for crossbreeding- of Jersey and Brahma cattle. Dr. Rupel said last week that the' project will require a. long time before anything definite can be determined from the crossbreeding experiments. Effort is b e i n g made to combine the rugged resistance of the Brahma breed and ! the high producing ability of the (Jersey. However, the senior Scull pointed out, they were happy at having delayed their attack on t.he for the annual South Texas Hereford Breeder-Feeder Show a n d Sale in Eeeville this fall. Although Floyd' and l^dvrard Scull, a father-sea combination in farming and livestock production near Edroy, aren't going to be caught short . ot : feed"-'during", the coming year, They learned the hard and expensive way, last wmt'er what it means _ to be .without an adequate supply {They burned* the thorns off thejtion, of feed. Ipeai-and led pear to their cattle. | Although cattle on the farm But the situation will be differ-! Scull said they used every blade (have gone through a hard year, ent in the years ahead; for the j of/pear in the pasture and that; they are in fine condition; and Sculls put up 450 tons of silage j this source o£ feed saved them j within recent weeks they h a v e this summer, storing the feed inconsiderable money on their feed;been turned, in on grain prickly pear; because, as t h e [still young, the bulls are showing drought got worse last fall and!a lot of promise. The senior Scull winter, they used the pear-covered; is on the board of directors the pasture to" profitable advantage.! Hereford Breeder-Feeder Associa- trench silos where it will be avail- bill. able whenever it is needed, wheth. To facilitate feeding operations fields, where they have been able to pick up considerable weight. er it 3s "this winter or 10 years i the Sculls have built a concrete] Floyd Scull has lived in the Ed- frpm now. . " ' " [trough, nearly 300 feet long, atjroy area sines 3912 and has seen ..Most of the silage .that went Into! one side of the feedlot, Tlu; trough j some dry years during the last fee trench silos this summer was!is arranged so that feed can be three decades. However, he said -Atlau Sargo, although some heg-| dumped into it fom outside the that the curent drought is one of ari .was -made into silage also. lot. thereby keeping the feed truck!the worst he has ever experienced Yields, exceptionally good for this away from the cattle and out o f i m South Texas. is an easy matter ' ~' " ~~ G R O C E R S DIAL 4-7442 year, were harvested. The Atlas Sargo produced about nixe tons per acre, wnicb is a good turnout in view of the drought conditions. The Sculls; although they have eorne excellent pastures on their farm, fed their cattle throughout last winter; and'most of the feed had to b« bought, since they had not put anything like enough on the farm to meet their needs. Scattered Pear Clnmp* Some ' time ago, the Sculls knocked ·down th« bmsh on one of their pastures; and the brush- clearing machine scattered small clumps of prickly pears over the ground. The prickly pear plants the mud. It for tho feed truck to move along the entire length of the trough and; unload, while the cattle are ent-j ing on the opposite side of the! trough. Tlie long trough will no-' commodate several hundred head of cattle at a time. The Sculls have beerr breeding registered Hereford cattle f o r ser STRIPPER AT WORK--This cotton stripper is doing a good job of gathering cotton on the Crawford Dillon farm in, San Patricio County. As it strips cotton from the stalks, the cotton is delivered into a trailer pulled behind the machine. foliage has dropped of; and hy the lime the defoliant has had an opportunity to take effect new leaves are, coming on the plants. Bill Schmidt, San Patricio County farmer and instructor of a veterans' vocational agriculture class, has bought a two-row stripping ma- j chine which he will use in harvest- Curbs Use Mechanical harvesting is making!at a time,; while others are capableiing his crop this year. A progreS' sometime. The herd is Well mark- itself fclt ingathering Uiis year's |« taking two rows. Complete Clear mice Sale We Are Closing Our Retail Department and Offer Our Entire Stock at Great Discounts, Gift Baskets · and Novelties OFF ed with WHR breeding; the co\vs! cotton cr °P i:l the Coastal Bend:) The efficfeney of the jsive and forward-looking farmer,! machines!Schmidt said last week that hei ALL FANCY FOODS And IMPORTS --DIABETIC AND HEALTH FOODS, DRUGS, COSMETICS, AND ETC OFF GENERAL GROCERIES 15 --Including Conned Goods, Coffee, Shortening, Soops, and Etc are heavy milk producers; and a n t ! i - lla( * a nol ' ma ^ cr °P been pro-j depends a great deal on the ability [predicts tlie time, not too far dis-jj the calves grow oft! rapidly. Edward Scull, younger member im no n r jduced on Uie large acreage planted;of tho operator to keep them ad-itant, when mechanical harvesting! _ ,, ,,,,,,,, , ,,«,.,· ci- n.cmut-t · s yoar ' jt woul(i havo been nec-i justed and in good working condi-lwill be widespread in this area.) of the father-son combination said! cssar *' to rc "- v °" mac ^ nos to anition. Other factors that bear onJHe pointed out that the w h o l e that the demand for bulk "hni! evcn ! 1 " ea ^ cr e *tent in harvesting j the efficiency of the machines are'crop will have to be planned from , ' * W A M V i i i o 41.1,0 i ( ^ rt j f /Al , !M.« -.,.-,.; .it.» ^. ·: .,,,«»*·*.._ _ ; _ _ ,»/ 4i...i*i*A. t-. *. **+«»^ ·. t» *it-4r\* 4V«A «^ ^ A »« been greater during the past year! cotton. ifhan h d n put the paatur* irf poorer condition. L**t rummer they were mak- taf pUuw to ftttempt th« eradication o th« pear. « « , M b7cau« ° " |tho variety of cotton, size o£ the!the beginning with the idea in " ·· .- - . of i mind that it is to be harvested j mechanically. Such a plan, h e Defoliation has long been a prob-'said, will entail careful selection the mochixriiealjlom in the Coastal Bend; nnd vevyiof variety suitable to mechanical most commonly i few fanners have been able to Rctiharvostihg, cultivation designed to in m o M ' Sever '« Different typos of pick-)cotton, and Uie thoroughness 10 meu.| Crs ftnd strippers are in use this the defoliation job. to sell young Is8!lson . Rust, International, a n d ' want to koeplAiHs-ChttlTOers enough to see how they (pikers being , fv! », 11 * i g . rfl t '" ey sel1 " sc1 ; whilc Oliver strippers are in;a completely satisfactory job. Dur-jfacilitate use of machines, a n d w*. n v . T 1 ? iros ' morift frequent "so than othorjinR periods of normal weather con-! plnntinfi: rates which will keep the The Sculta have five young bulls types. S o m e of the mnchinosiditions, new growth starts on the j cotton do\vn to a comparatively on feed now, getting them ready i gather cotton from only one row [cotton plants before all of the old; moderate height. ATLAS FRUIT JARS?r^ m DOZ . 7Sc Strictly A (ash Sale Free Parking in AIMght Lots Free Deliveries on Orders If Desired NOTE: ALL MERCHANDISE MARKED AT OLD RETAIL PRICES DISCOUNTS FIGURED-AS MERCHANDISE CHECKED OUT. · ·

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