The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1955 · Page 14
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PAGE FOURTEEN BLYTHEVHXK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9,1988 REVIEW ™° FORECAST On Missco Farms By KEITH BILBRES, County Aftnt People RICHARD IKK from Gosnell, said, "If I had not used fertilizer this year I would not have made anything." He said further that he finally picked 90 pounds of seed cotton per row where unfertilized and 180 pounds per row u-here he applied nitrogen and potash. It was gumbo soil. ROBERT KOONCE, New Liberty, came in and asked how much he could afford to pay in land rent for a given piece of land. Mr. Carter, this farm management agent of ours, figured it out in a way that Mr. Koonce and I both could understand it very we!!. le seems that a Jones family has just moved from Baltimore, Maryland to the Yarbro Community. Mrs. Jones called and asked for 4-H enrollment cards. She wants the youngsters to have 4-H experience. Are you that thoughtful about your youngster? JOHN' SCROGGINS came in from Blackwater and wanted to know what chemical to use to kill trees and shrubs, and prevent sprouting. He wants to clean off ditch dumps and destroy boll weevil hibernation areas. The material to use is 2,4, 5-T. All you do is spray it on the base of the trees, all the way around and from the ground level to 15 or 18 indies high. If you don't believe it works wonders ask John Stevens at Dell. PAUL E. WILDY, 4-H club member , at Leachville, asked us for a poultry culling demonstration. Mark Bryles, our assistant agent, and I were glad to teach him or any one else who is really Interested in learning. L. G. NASH has delivered 1,000 4-H club calendars to this office. Each year he furnishes a special calendar for each 4-H ciub mem- ber in North Mississippi County. U. 0. KNAIM'ES'BKHOKK visited with us on oiU' plan of work [or 1056. I imagine very few people realize just how much interest Mr. Knappcnberger lias in our services doing everything possible for the welfare of North Mississippi County fiirmers- JIM TAYI.OIt, Leiii'liville, asked for requirements in i: e r t i f i e d strawberry plant production. Blytheville Soybean Corporation called to ask where they could get some registered soybean seed. The answer is John Dameron, Cotton Branch Experiment Station, Marianna, or Francis Williams, Rice Branch Experiment Station, Stuttgart. GEORGE HAMILTON', Gosnell, called to report that he made as much cotton Without poisoning any this year as some other fields thai were poisoned several times. MRS. HARRY MA.VTZ, No. 9. came in to inquire about taking soil samples. GENE FLGEMAN and his bank at Manila bought S150 worth of soil sample cartons and donated them to the Manila S. C. S. office. BOB JIcKINN'ON donated some more soil sampling tubes, for taking soil samples. RICHARD ROSE. Roscland. called and asked us to come see n cotton stripper in operation. And so soes life in the County Agent's office this week. Is there something we can do for you? This Is December- The ivi-fliher maps below give you the U. S. Weather Bureau's Km'-i-nm&c foruc;tsi tor December. U is not ;i ^iccilic forecast in the usual sense, but an ESTIMATK oi averaye temperatures ami rain or .snowfall for the period, MUCH ABOVE NORMAL MOVt NORMAL NEAR NORMAL BELOW NORMAL MUCH BELOW NORMAL This Business of Farming By II. II. CARTER Associate Comity Agent Sartorial Pirates MANILA U'i—The southern Philippines' notorious Moro pirates have turned up in ne\v Rarb. Reports »ny a !su«! which stmc'.v twice from the sea in the Sula. archipelago and miufc oft with 515,000 iii booty — valuables and livestock — VUIT Philippine Navy marine uniforms. Head Courier News Classified Ads. TEMPERATURES Temperatures in December will average above normal in the Southeast and near normal in the Middle Atlantic states, Ohio Valley and West Gulf states. Alarming Situation SHKLBYVILLE, Ky. UPl — Two would-be burglars obligingly—but accidentally—called the police when they entered a lumber firm in the wee hours. One of them knocked a telephone off the Hook. The operator relayed word to officers that something strange was going on. So the police rushed out and nabbed the pair. Precipitation, in the form of rain and snow, is expected to exceed normal in states bordering the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys, the Northern Kocky Mountains and the West Coast. MASTER MIX Hog Concentrate Good gram—plus this balanced concentrate—is a combination which makes for rapid, economical pork production. Ask for the Master Mix Hog Feeding Program. FARMERS SOYBEAN CO. "Home of Sudden Service" N. Broodway & Hutson Phone 3-8191 Farmers Urged To Cast Ballot MCPA President Points to Election On Dec. 13 , PORTAGEVILLE — "Whether whe have price supports on cotton ut between 75 and 90 per cent of purity, or whether we drop hack by default to a support levei of 50 per cent of parity, will be determined by how many farmers vote in favor of marketing quohis on Dec, 13," Jim Dick Killion. MCPA president, said today. "We will have acreage allotments now ever farmers vote, or don't vote," Killion .stated. "Our i interest in urging \\ turn out by drops to 50 per cent of parity Whether the vote is favorable or; unfavorable, no price support will' Do you know how well your dif- ferent'livestock enterprises are doing, profit-wise? There are certain measures of performance that can! be used to help answer this ques-j non. Kl'ftrieney Measure ! Returns ppr $100 worth of feed j fed is one of [he best and most j commonly used measures of the j efficiency of a livestock enterprise,' It is generally a good measure of overall profitableness, since feed Is the largest element of cost in a livestock enterprise. Feed makes up about 75 ttf 80 percent of all costs for hogs and about 80 to 85 percent for beef cattle and sheep. Danger Indicator Knowing the returns per S100 feed fed to a certain kind or groan of livestock lets the farmer snow i how profitable was the enterprise I But perhaps more important, ' such ft measure of efficiency serves as a danger indicator 10 let the operator know when returns are not what they should ue. It gives him an opportunity to discover'and correct management and production practices that nniy be. causing unsatisfactory returns; Without some such measure of efficiency, a livestock enterpvisi could inve mediocre returns Tor -\ Ions time without the fanner OP- ! in" fully aware of the fact. j " Profits May Vary ( A 10-year study f 1936-45 > of j live.--t.ork earnings on North-Central Illinois farms shows how t widely livestock profits may varyj from farm to farm, and points up j I the need for keeping records to j 1 determine enterprise efficiency ] For the 10-yeiir period, the aver-' ;e re Mini from hugs for the 200. | farms involved was S151 for each : [ supplement for hogs. 'Hie total amount bought may be entered directly under that enterprise and no further entry made until another lot of the feed is purchased. The filling of a self-feeder could be handled similarly. At the end of the year, totals from the monthly records are added to get the year's total consumption of each feed by each livestock enterprise. It is desirable, at the end of the year, to reconcile the feed record with the feed inventories and production records for the year. This is needed as a check againsr errors, and for making any necessary adjustments in the feed record.' General Records In addition to a feed record, cei t.iin information from the (1) farm inventory and the (2t farm cash account will ne needed in calculating returns per S100 worth of feed fed. The farm inventory and the farm cash account are two farm records that should be kept on all farms. They, with certain production records, should be kept as a -Trim- mum system of records on any farm. You can get your County A^ciu to help you measure the cffici-ini-y of your livestock enterprises. Vie will be glad to give you any needed help with your farm records. W/TJ* A "Votes are really pHiiiR up since I'm promising' A Caloric Gas R:\nge for every kitchen if I'm elected. They're 'Sooo Reasonable 1 at BLYTHEVILLE PROPANE CO.-yuh know!" be available on cotton for the; S1M w ^., h of foecl fed Thc v . lri .,_ fanner who ovei'plants his cotton ti()n | ;£hvccn f arms ranged frnm ai allotment. The penalty on "ex-, , OH . (|[ suo , (| a M ,, h „[ s?;i . (Tne j cess" cotton, if quotas are ap-! avc ,. a ,, e nccl , s , ar y return lo bv-ik '• proved, will be 50 per cent o! pun-1 evell W . IS S1K pe ' r sm fectl tcrt ., ty as of June 15. 1056 mppro.xi- Fcc[1 Rt . c ,, rd x,.,,[i c ,i mately 17.7 cents per pound). where only one important uve- stocK enterpir.se occurs on a f'inn. the returns per $100 feed fed .'an be determined from feed Inventories and feed production record? for the year. However, when two or more mv - t - : porUnt livestock enterprises are carrying in his arms escaped with- ^ fec ] f rom die same feed supply out a scratch. The impact jarred | rcGd rer ord must be kept sho\vin: Baby Escapes Death ASHDOWN. Ark. i/tt— L. C. Coffee, 16, was killed when he was hit by a truck, but an infant he was • the baby from his arms. members is to save the parity sup- I port price from dropping to 50 per 'cent of parity, something thai I i am sure none of us would like to! \V V It N 1 N C 0 It I) K K IN TUK CHANt'EKY COt'KT, CIIICK.VSAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSII'I'I COUNTY, ARKANSAS Barbara Owen, Pltf. vs. Richard Owen, Dft. the different feeds fed each enterprise — if vevuvns per SlOO fed tor a reliable estimate o! net proliti 15 to be calculated for eacii separate enterprise. Simple Job The keeping of a feed record can be made a very simple job. The daily ration for a particular No 13 170 'kind or group of livestock that is ! fed or handled differently should YOU CAN'T STOP THE QUEEN MART WITH A CtOTHESLINE.. onr more them yo« can keep a tornado from Kitting your Kov«, &vt you can buy insurance — tSe ri^Ht kind, in the right amount. We'H be glad to odVrt*. NOBLE GILL AGENCY GLENCOE BLDG. 3-6868 ,""" "•","• , I'. , , n . i be weighed or estimated carefully The delendant, Ricnard Owen Is £ - mon|h I !! e .": by . WiU ™ d '° ''. P P. eu ':., W '"™ The ration is best entered on a Level Not Announced "Unfortunately." Killion said, j "Secretary Benson has failed to I comply with requests of producers I (o announce the exact level of support, on the 1956 crop prior (o the dale of the Referendum. "This is the first time that any Secretary of Agriculture has compelled fanners to vote on a marketing quota without knowing wlia; the support level would be." Under the law. price supports will be available between 75 per cent and 90 per cent of parity if two-thirds of the producers voting j approve the marketing quotas. If quotas fail of approval by nt least two-thirds of the vote cast, thru the support level automatically i thirty days in the court named the caption hereof and answer the complaint o! the plaintiff, Barbara Owen. Dated this 28th day of Nov., 1955. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON. Clerk. By DONNA SIMMONS. D. C. Percy A. Wright, Atty. T. J. Crowder, Atty. Ad. Litem. 12/9-16-23-30 monthly feed record form at the beginning.of the month. No further entry is needed for the month unless or until the ration is changed. Then the new daily ration is entered at the time the change is made. 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