The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 10, 1954 · Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWI tfRIDAT, DECEMBER 10, MM RE VIEW-"FORECAST On Missco Farms By KEITH BILBREY, County Tot* Your Pleasure Tue*day ic .the day farmers will vote on marketing quotas tor the 1B55 cotton orop. Do you favor quotas? Then vote "yes". Do you oppose quotas? 'Then vole "no", but VOTE. Thai's the American way — the way you can express your own opinion on this important question. Cotton Allotments K all POPS well in the A.S.C.. offices at Blythevillc and Osceola ! Ifl 8 million bales, an increase of flbout 15% over the 17.2 million reported a year earlier. Assuming a continuation of world cotton consumption nenr the hitfh level of 1953-54, consumption would exceed preliminary estl- miUes. of world production by 300.000 to 500.000 bales and bring about a reduction In world stocks you will have received your cotton allotment for 1955 before readinR this column In the paper. by that amount. Much of the trouble In surpluses a rise j. from that world awful big IB.3 million bales of cotton you produced in 1953. Of course it didn't help any for I think you a're7wanTof' the fad you to produce such ft big crop this that the national cotton allotment year, even In spite of a severe was reduced about I5 r r for 1955. drough' It so happens tlmt the reduction of the allotment in this county and | to your farm is also about HT?. Some counties had to take greater reduction than that. A few counties had to take just a little bit less than 17TV- reduction. You see why I begged you earlier to wait on rent contracts and the renting of land until you knew what allotments would be? Personally I just can't understand how people can continue to pay the same cash rents some have paid in recent years on a much smaller cotton acreage. It Is worth something, however, to know now that you can plant a of the .soybeans you may want to in 1955 without any penalties or complications. The same thing is true with corn. Earlier this fall we were afraid that we might have soybean acre age allotments and also assumed that we niight have corn acreage allotments again as we did in 1954. World Cotton Supplies Stocks of cotton in the world on August 1, 1954, are now placed at What Hll Us? You know it - 5 been dry tne ] ast tfvMfffrf Itlfrjr M fMT kU9TWKt? If you don't, you're missing in *«y way to save money. Dividend-paying insurance policies thtcugh Lumbermen* Mutuil Casualty Company* arc die •niwK. Call me —I'll be ghd to give you the details, Raymond Zachry Iniurance Agency 118 N. 2nd St. Phone 3-8815 three years but do you know HOW The 1952 drought, based niytheville rainfall records, extended from May 24 to August 11, a lota! of 78 days. It Was broken by 4.84 inches of rain on August 11 to 13. The 1952 drought occurred comparatively early. A total of 39.75 inches fell that year. The 1953 drought occurred late, It extended from July 23 to October 26, a total of 94 days, The 1953 drought was preceded by 4.75 inches ol rain In July, prior to" July 24. We hud 43.40 inches of rain that year. The 1954 drought extended from June 18 to September 8. This is a total of 82 days nnd you will note that It covers the entire fruiting period of cotton, and I might add, soybeans. Up until November 1 only 30.83 Inches oi rain had fallen this year. Stnlk Destruction I have been delighted with the amount of stalk destruction and land preparation I have seen in the county the last two weeks. I particularly into rested in cntton stalk destruction because 1 think it Is one of the necessary habits we must get into If we do n good job of controlling pink bollwonn, if and when it gets Into Mississippi County. Some smart bird will s»y. "Oh, you're Just trying to sell stalk cutters." 'Hint's not so. If you don't want to destroy the stalks with a stalk cutler you can pull them up by hand so far as I'm concerned. Seriously, here Is what the Slate Plant Board anys about stalk destruction for the counties thnt wvc involved In Die pink boll worm quarantine; All cotton fields In the regulated counties in Arkansas must bo treated In one of the following ways by January 31: Either (n> by pulling and burning nit cotton ytalks, or (b> by grazing to the extent that contents of all burrs are consumed, or ic> by turning or disking under all stalks, or (d> by cutting all .stalks i with n rotary sttilk cutter, followed by disking. USES CURRENTS The turkey buzzard is a master of (lie art of soaring. It can fly for long periods without apparent movement of wings, taking advantage of every wind current. MAKE YOUR OWN RAIN IPRINKUNS B SOOD CROP INSURANCE becauw it malei H pcx- tM» for ycxr to (rricjjf* wtnn tnd wfotfe you need fa. 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Machines Jook advantage, of weather prior to this week's rains., Work is being done on land viewed by farmers on last year's irrigation tour. {Courier News Photo) Report on Cattle Feeding Test Made by University Expert FAYETTEVILLE— Results of two pounds for the animals fed oat i in a .series begun six yettrs ago to determine whether heifers can moke satisfactory mid" i-conomica! KB ins on low quality roughage have been made known by Lnntls Ratcliff, assistant dairyman with the University of Arkim.sa.s' Agricultural Experiment SUtion. Ratcllff wa.s one of several .staff members who repurtcd on dairy research to a 100 dairymen suitil- ence at the Second Annual Dniry Day held at the University's Experiment Station tnvm. Two feeding; trials were conducted ed, one for 85 days and one Tor f>9 days. The flrst triul involved n, comparison of cottonseed hulls nnd oat huy as wintering rations. A 32 pel' cent protein RU\i|ilciu<'iit was med with the cottonseed hulls while a 20 per cent protein supple- nent accompanied the fceiling of oat hay. There WHS no siuniMcant clliler- puce in gains between heifers led he two nitions In Ihu llrsl Inal. tcmsecri hulls hay, Rntclil! reported. Mr. ttatcllfT noted also that the price per pound of animal gain was the same lor the two rations. In the second trial conducted for 59 days one group of heifers was fed cottonseed hulls and a concentrate mixture which contained cottonseed meal, corn, alfnlfn meal, and molasses. The other group was fed cottonseed hulls iinti a concentrate mixture containing only cottonseed meal and corn. The same nveniKe tinily aniimil of 1.5 was ain per obtained from the two groups fed different supplements, each of which contained 32 per cent protein. In connection with this series of trials on HIP use. of low quality roughiigo us winter rations for dairy heifers, RatcllfT pointed put that this type of Information i.s both extremely timely and practical at this time of year. Also reporting on dairy research was Dr. C. S. Douglass. Assistant Tin: average daily Rtiln per animal I Vetcrinafiiuj, who told how frozen was 1.18 pounds for those on cot- I seniiMi i.s now being used in Wash- is compared to 1.32 inglon Junior Market Show Is Planned Event Is Set For LitHe Rock On April 15-16 The Arkansas Livestock Show has announced plans for its 1st Annmil Spring Market Show and Sale for 4-H Club and PFA members, to be held on April 15th and 16th at the showgrounds in Little Rock. Clyde E. Byrd, Secretary-Manager of the show, states that the purpose of the new Spring Show and Sale Is to furnish an educa tional medium through which the importance of quality breeding and feeding on a practical basis may be taught. It will also offer, to junior livestock producers, realistic market conditions with their animals selling to packers on a graded basis for the market prices prevailing for day of sale. The show Is limited to Arkansas youth between tile ages of 11 and 20 years, who regularly enrolled in 4-H Club or vocational agriculture work. There are classes offered for market steers, commercial calves and barrows. In the steer section, there will be one class of heavy steers and one class of lightweight steers with 15 points offered to the entries grading "Prime" or "Choice" and 10 points to the "Good" steers. The commercial calf section is for calves that were dropped in the early fall of 1954 and carried on a heavy milting mother with full use of the creep. Calves, will be graded and premiums paid for fancy and choice grades only. The entire steer classification is designed to promote the production of the grade and weights of slaughter cattle demanded by the consumers In Arkansas with the use of home grown feeds. The barrow department offers prizes on Choice I and Choice II barrows weighing, between 221-250 pounds and lightweight class for barrows between 180-220 pounds. The entry blanks and rules and regulations may be obtained from local county agents and vocational agriculture teachers. and Beaton Counties in Little Rock In connection with artificial insemination. "It has proven very satisfactory in field trials." he said, "and provides the opportunity for move selective piatings that the routine method of storing semen now belli] and used." A X At The End of Your Rope? When Aches & Pains and winter Coldi make you feel al the end of your rop« . .. Try Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment COME IN TODAY! Pick Up Your FREE Entry Blank For A Chance at 1001 Prizes offered in McKesson & Robbins Inc. 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The total cattle sl»ughter in 1954 will b« about 6 percent greater than in 1B53 with cow, heifer and calf slaughter runr.ing 16, 22 and 8 percent greater respectively. These 1954 increases, along with a 2 percent decline In steer slaughter, average oul the overall 8 percent increase.- Increases in cow, heifer and calf slaughter suggest that the declining phase of cattle production cycle has begun, Kiehl notes. Lower Numbers Cattle numbers on January 1, 1955, are expected to be somewhat lower than the record number of 94.7 million head on January 1 of this year. Most of the reduction will likely occur in yearling steers and heifers with cow numbers only slightly lower. Numbers of cattle on feed at the start of 1955 will likely be as large as last January which was the second largest on record. Shipments of feeder cattle »t eight markets July 1 to dat« this year were 4 percent smaller than last year but there was a greater than usual direct contracting by feeders on the range. Spreads Wider According to Kiehl, price spreads between various cattle classes probably will become wider in 1955. During 1954, the price r.'.nge narrowed somewhat be- twen higher and lower grades. But increased hog supplies and the likelihood of continued high cow slaughter and the reduction in steer slaughter is expected to result in wider price spreads. Profits from feeding cattle probably will be lower this feeding season as compared to last year. Feeders paid $2 to $3 more for feeder cattle and feed costs will average slightly higher. A more typical seasonal price I pattern is expected during I9frft with lower grades reaching peak prices in late spring, while better grade fed cattle will retch peak prices in early fall. The outlook for cattle during the n'ext few years is for a small reduction in numbers, Kiehl wys. However, slaughter will remain high from cow liquidation and the per cepaita beef supply will remain near record levels for several years. 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