FARM NEWS Friday, July 22, I960 From Associate Agent Calves Should Be Sold At Weight Peak By G. A. VANDERFORD Associnlo County Agent The question has been asked, what to do with fat calves that weight 400-500 pounds. According to past experience calves that reach the full bloom should be sold while in that stage regardless of the season of year or price. Cotton Land Up Slightly In SE; Mississippi Leads The acreage planted to cotton in most southeastern slates this year ranges from 2 to 6 percent larger than last year, according to estimates of the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Crop Reporting Board. Largest planted acreage in the Southeast is in Mississippi, with a total of 1,550,000 acres, up 3 percent over last year. The number of planted acres in nlher southeastern states as of July 1, and percentage of increase or decrease over last year, arc as follows: Alabama. 905,000, up fi percent; Georgia. B35.0M up 3 percent; South Carolina 530,000. unchanged from last year; Tennessee. 535.000, up 2 percent ; North Carolina, 415,000, up 4 percent; Florida 20,000 up 5 percent; Virginia 17,000, up 3 percent; and Kentucky, 8,200, down 2 percent. USDA estimates the loinl acreage planted to -niton in (lie Calves that weigh less than 35t pounds and possess suflicicn quality probably will do belle to hold over u n t i l the qualily sal September 10. That is if graz ing conditions are plentiful creep feeding is practiced. Al cattle should reach the marke when they are ready and in con dition to meet the demands o the buyer. What about wintering the co\ herd? There are several way that the cow herd can be winter cd. Some follow the system o saving roughage, either hay o silage, and feed the cattle in add lion to all available grazing for a period of at least 100 days. An other method is to have one acr to \y 2 acres of good winter graz ing per cow unit. This winte United Slates 306,000 acres. this year al 16- This is 3 percent larger than the 15.S1C.OOO acres grazing must growth before provide ample winter months. Coiinfy Agent's Notes have sufficien cold weather to grazing for the Anolher good economical method to follow is to have ] /i acre of fescue per cow unit, and three acres of stalk fields for winter grazing. We suggest lhat our s I alk fields be given first priority in the winter feed program. It is always advisable to save roughage during the growing season (or feeding periods that lie ahead. As a general rule one ton of hay or two tons of silage wilt feed a brood cow for a period of 100 days. Consideration should be given to cottonseed hulls and cottonseed meal as a source of winter feed when hulls can be booked for less than J10 per ton. Cotton- planied last year, and a third 5CC ' TMal can be conlncled at! larger than (he 12,379,OCfl acres-" 1 ' 5 season of year at a bargain, in 1953. JA ton of cottonseed hulls has The crop in southeastern states, jpractically Ihe same feed value USDA reports, is from 10 ilays !ils Â» l Â°n of oat straw. Cotton to 1 weeks later Ihrin usual. Ear- scc( l hulls serve as a good carri- r for protein mepl and will do good job as a winter feed for, [he cow herd. Roughages can be! secured now at much less cost; ly season weather v.-as unfavorable, but with favorable weather in J u n e the crop made rapi grcns Ih. VEGETABLE MARKETING DEMONSTRATED--Vegetables m u s t meet consumer standards of size and qualify pointed out Sarah L. Pearce of Bolivar County in the first place demonstration of the marketing division of the 4-H vegetable demonstration contest. She gave the demonstration at Stale 4-H Club Congress at Mississippi Slate University. (Extension Service Photo) HOME GARDEN SUPPLIES Jordan Seed Co. the winter! I than they will months. The drought stricken nrea o'tlier section', of the state arc icalling for hny from this area. Any producer who has surplus hay for sale should list it with (lie Coun'y Agents' office. Q. Where can I save 25 to 30% on Paint? A. The Goyer Paint Department, 815 Alexander. Q. Do they have finest quality paints? A. Pee Gee is rated No. 1 by two testing labs. Q. How does Pec Gee stand up in this climate? A. Pee Gee has been made in the South to withstand Southern conditions since 1867. Q. Does Goyer have anyone to help w i t h paint problems ? A. Yes, "Dan the Paint Man" has over 25 years experience More Than 65 Per Cent Of Corn Hybrid Â· JACKSON' - The Mississippi Crop and Livestock Reporting Service reports 65.5 percent ol the corn acreage irv the State was planted this year with hybrid seed. JSased on June acreage reports f r o m farmers throughout the State, total corn acreage planted was estimated at 1,15-i.OOO acres. This indicates hybrid corn acreage in 1900 of 821,000 acres. Hybrid corn acreage last year was estimated at S9S.OOO acres or 64.5 percent of the total corn acreage. Acreage planted to hybrids reached a peak in 1D53 when 951,000 acres were planted to hy- arids. Due to a decline in corn acreage in 1959 and I960, the in- FIRST AT 4-H CONGRESS- The Sunllower County 4-H Club general livestock judging team placed first in the contest during Stale 4-H Club Congress and had the two high placing individuals in the contest. Team members are, from left, Joe fiendon, high scorer; Al Bush III, second high scorer; Dennis Smith and Lester Myers, Jr., with Carl Robinson, assistant county agent, (earn coach. (Extension Sen-ice Photo) Crowing Conditions Are Spotty; Poison Only Where Inserts Are By JOHN FULCHER County Agent Good growing conditions seem o be spotted throughout the coun- y. In the last week we have lad from 114 inch to no rfiin at all. However, most areas in he county are suffering from :he lack of rain. Weevils are still at a minimum n most areas but there are some 'hot spots" on most every farm Irat need to bo poisoned regular- y. A few worm eggs are begin ning to show--especially near corn fields. By all means do not let these worms get ahead of you as it is lots easier to kill them when they are young than af- :er they get larger. Plant bugs seem to be doing considerable damage in some areas. If you are checking your cot ton yourself do a good job and check areas close to the woods Some cotton has begun to shed due to the dry conditions. Cotton that is planted on land that was fallowed last year Is holding up and not wilting nearly as bed asj cotton planted on land that has! been planted to cotton for sever-' al years. If you do not have cot- Ion that was planted on fallowed land check with your neighbor and sea if ha has some, and make a comparison of the two crops. Now is the time to be faltew- ing land lhat you do not have in crops. This is a good way to clean up Johnson grass and weeded areas. If yo-j plan to plant alfalfa or oats this fall, make sure this land is fallowed. With dry condi lions and pastures being short you will probably want to plant some oats early for grazing to help you on your feed supply. Delta D ember at-Tlmei Friday, July 22, '60 7 and drainage ditches carefully. I f j you have an entomologist checking for you, follow his recommendations. You can save money on poisoning now by applying it only on fields where you have insects to poison. Many farmers are irrigating collon due to the dry weather Escapes Parchman PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) -Harry Theriault, 22, serving fiv years for grand larceny, escaped from a working crew yesterday!doubt it will pay off at harvest at the state penitentiary here. conditions. One of the big questions has been, will irrigation pay? If you have land thai has been formed and you have *. equipment to do the job it is no P (S . av . e h a t evcr y . , , , ba f Â° ha ' * rom al lrdlca lions feed will be short this year. Therefore, prices will probably be higher. There will be a 2-day Shorl Course held at Mississippi State University August 9 and 10 for people interested in tree surgery and the fundamentals of plant growth and insect and diseases and their control. If you are interested in attend ing this Shorl Course, call our office and we will be glad to help you make arrangements. Ncgollila For Hotil GULFPORT, MtH. (AP) ~ V. L. I to! comb of Gulfport has announced that he and Jackson Industrialist R. E. Dumas Milner have begun negotiations for ths purchase of the 400-room Edje- water Gull HoiÂ«l near Gulfport. THE ANSWER TO BOUWEEUIL!' 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He is a native of Greenville, a graduate of Alcorn AM College, holds a masters degree from Tuskc- gee Institute and has had further study at Iowa Stale College. dicalerl hybrid acreage for these years has been below the level reached in 1958. In 1938 less than one per cent of the state corn acreage was planted to hybrids. The increase haa been steady--19-10 2.2, 1945 4.8, 1950 22.5. 1955 Â«.0. Cxtra FULL LENGTH 16 x GS INCHES Half Inch Revel Heavy DOOR MIRRORS While They Last Only GLASS FURNITURE OR TV TOP Rectangular. Any $ J5 size up to 24x36 . . . . 3 We Install AUTO GLASS MakÂ« ol Cor at Trvih. Burk Hall-Tayloe Paint Glass Co, Hwy. 82 E. Opposite P. 0. ED 2-2629 Ground application of SEVIN Sprayable gives excellent insect kill at a cost as low as 26 to 36 cents per acre per day. 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