Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 27, 1976 · Page 25
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Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho · Page 25

Nampa, Idaho
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Friday, February 27, 1976
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u Hgsgrown, f«d crop 20 ycors Farmer sets corn silage yield record The Idaho Kree Press The News-Tribune. FrkJay. February 27,197S - B-l" :^^ Hj Justin Scharfl (lermain'slnc. N A M P A --Corn silage plays a vital role in (he success of Don Voile's diversified f a r m i n g operation in Marsing. Voile grows 70 acres each of alfalfa, corn and barley and 35 acres each of potatoes and pasture. He also buys young calves in Hie 250-WO pound range, grows Ihem to a weight of up to 1.400 pounds and then sells them as dairy replacements to California dairymen. Voile's esteem for corn silage is no recent discovery. He has been growing and feeding this SHOWS Miss Idaho. Teri Harding, a top quality ear of (j-o"7 which he grim s and feeds as corn silage to his dairy replacement calves. (Hhoto courtesy Germain's. Inc.) crop for almost 20 years and has a high regard for its nutritional valuo both as a dairy ration and (or feeding heifers. Prior to moving his farming operation to M a r s i n g three years ago. Voile hod been a dairyman in the Meridian area for 15 years. He was forced to leave \vhen the properly on which his Grade A dairy was located was sold for real eslato development. In comparing corn silage wit]] alfalfa. Vnlle points out that "alfalfa hay is relatively high priced whereas historically corn silage has provided high nutrient value at a reasonable cost for diary ami feed lot animals as well as replacement heifers." Although Voile grows his own feed he relates its worth or value to its actual selling price. "It's a fallacy", he claims, "to think that because you grow your own feed that it doesn't cost yon anything." Voile has f i r s t - h a n d knowledge of the going pricu for both alfalfa and corn silage as he produces more than he feeds and sells the surplus on the open market "Quality and yield of corn grown for silage". Voile claims, "depends as much on variety selection as on effective farm management." Last season Voile averaged 30 lonsof corn silage per acre from his planting of (;-57!i7. "This yield record", says Dave Baincs, regional manager for Germain's, Inc.. "is approximately 3S per cent greater than the state average." Voile believes his lop yields arc due largely to the fact that "G-575V is a full season varloly. can be planted to higher populations and has strong ears and stalks. Ms high urain con- lent", he added, "insures peak nutritional value." Voile's seeding rate of approximately 20 pounds per acre provided 28,000 plants at harvest lime on 28-inch rows with a seven-inch spacing between plants in the row. "Selecting a variety with top yield potential is necessary", says Voile, "but that's not the «hole story. Yon also need a good fertilizing program. In fact, proper fertilizing may be the most important farming practice in getting top tonnage." Voile's f e r t i l i z e r program which is based on soil tests may vary from one year (o another lo reflect variations in soil deficiencies. An average annual application, however, would approximate 100 units of nitrogen per acre and 90 units of phosphate per acre plus the necessary elements. "Timing of irrigation and weed control also contribute s i g n i f i c a n t l y to quality and yield", says Voile, lie cm- jihasi/es, "Get the water on before the p l a n t s start In stress " During the last few years Voile lias fonlrolliu) weeds both by cultivation and by applying 2, ^·D when who plants are from eight lo ID inches hill. Lately, however, he has suspected thai a combination of certain atmospheric conditions and 2, 4-U encourages hrittlcness of the plant cells and he is, therefore, t h i n k i n g of s w i t c h i n g to a pvcplanl herbicide. The liolsiein springer heifers remain ill the Voile ranch for a period of from IB to 20 months. Their daily ration after at- t a i n i n g a weighl of app r o x i m a t e l y 7(10 pounds averages seven pounds of alfalfa. :10 pounds of corn silage and the rcciiiired amount of salt and minerals. Voile is well pleased with this ration which "puts from 000 to 1.050 pounds of weight on the animals in an 18-month period. Corn silage", ho cnncludctt, "not only supplies it high per cent of energy but also balances the diet in a way that encourages increased consumption." C e jet Minded CARGO CARRIER 78 Truck Tire A 78 series wide based nylon cord lite iof light trucks. Saves on fuet, handles right on curves, rough roads, off the road. Special G78xl5 6-plj $43.93 $39.54 H78xl56-ply $45.53 $40.98 178x16 8-ply $59.28 $53.36 CO-OP CARGO CARRIER RADIAL TRUCK TIRE CO-OP MARK X STEEL RADIAL Passenger Car Tire 40,000 mile guarantee. Two ;. rayon body plies, two steel bells, cap ply of nylon. WHITE WALLS Size BR78x13 Ffl78x14 GR78X14 HR78x14 GR7Bx15 HR78x15 LR78X15 Reg. 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