The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1956 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 13, 1956
Page 11
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FRIDAY, APRIL IS, 1»M BLITHE TILL! (AKK.)' COURIER HEWB PAGE ELETT5H REVIEW- FORECAST Arkansas Imports 53 Million Pounds Of Beef Each Year •FAYETTEVILLE, Ark—Although sufficient beef animals are produced in Arkansas to supply the beef needs of the state, about 53 million pounds of beef were shipped ihto the state during 1954. i Out-of-stat« packers supplied over 46 per cent of the total beef sold during the period of a survey conducted by the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station. •Yet each year, Arkansas' beef production is somewhat greater than the total consumption of beef in the state. I Thus, even though Arkansas produces an ample supply of beef to nil its heeds, much of the production is shipped out of the state as live animals, and processed beef is shipped into the state. ' Some explanation for this fact may bs found in the possibility of greater efficiency in large out-of- state packing plants. This may more than offset the added cost of transporting beef animals to distant plants and shipping the meat back ipto the state. • Seasoned Variation • Another reason why Arkansas imports approximately half of the fresh beef sold within the state ifiay be the extreme seasonal variation in beef cattle and calf sales. ',' Beef processing and retailing are fair)/ constant throughout the year. However, nearly half of .the slaughter cattle and calves sold in the slate generally are marketed during the fall 'months of September, October, and November. f Pall marketings were three times the volume of beef animals slaughtered in the state* during these three months and were 73 per cent greater than total retailing of fresh beef during these months. ' The type and quality of beef slaughtered in the state were different from the type and quality demanded by Arkansas retailers. • Annual retail volume bf the better grades of'beef, .could .not be supplied out of the beef volume presently being produced and processed in the state. Other information concerning Arkansas' beef production is included in Bulletin 564, "Characteristics of Beef Retailed in Arkansas", Just released by the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Experiment Station. Prepared by Calvin R. Berry and Billiard Jackson of the Department of Rural Economics and Sociology, the bulletin can be obtained from the Bulletin Room, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, or from County Extension offices. Pemiscot 4-H Rally Day Is On April 21-24 Final plans have been made foi the Pemiscot County 4-H Rally Day April 21, in Caruthersville. All 4-H'ers will gather at the Frisco Park at 10 a.m. and will be welcomed to the city by Mayor Byrd. The parade will.form on 3rd street and march down Ward Avenue to 12th Street. City police will lead the parade followed by boys on horses from the McCarty 4-H Club. The Caruthersville High School Band will be on hand to provide marching music. •, Each 4-H member will carry a small American or 4-H flag. Each club will display a banner, the best one receiving a prize. Upon arrival of the procession at 12th Street, the group will board their transportation and ride to the city park where lunch will be served by the Pemiscot County Women's Extension Clubs. During noon all present will take advantage of the playground facilities in the park. After lunch the 4-H'ers will board their transportation and go to the Haytl Skating Rink for the remainder of the afternoon. All 4-H members, leaders and parents are invited to attend. .Read Courier News Classified Ads. Maloch Says By D. T. MALOCB Ml»I Cowtp (This week's column prepared by* Thomas F. McKlnion. AMocUto County Ajent.) FARMING IS BIG BUSINESS Farming today Is a big and complex business. Very few businesses require a higher degree of managerial skill or a larger Investment per worker than does farming. There are few occupations which require a broader range of knowledge in so many different subjects. A good farmer is a scientist in many fields. He must understand Insect control, the laws of heredity, the economic laws affecting his production, and marketing and many, many, other highly complex subjects. He operates in an ever changing economy and must be able to adjust to it. Farming was not always like this. When great-grand-dad started farming his chief requirements were physical strength, determination, patience, ever-lasting hope, and an an abiding faith. » He started farming with a team of mules and a few simple tools. But his great-:grandson faces a different situation. Since great grand-dad's time, agricultural production has tripled and the number of farmers have been reduced by two-thirds. Agricultural production per wor- Weather And Crop Bulletin Compiled bj MapenUn •ffartt of USDA, Extension Scrvle*, Department of Commerce and Unt- nnltf of ArkaniM Collnf* « Afrieullun.) .Weekly mean temperatures ranged from 60 at El Dorado, Hot Springs, Portland, Stuttgart, Texarkana, and Warren to 51 at Fayetteville. Extremes ranged from 84 at Dardanelle on the afternoon of thej 6th, to 24 at Gilbert on the morning ' of the 8th. ! Showers occurred in some sec-! tions of the State early in the period, and in all sections at the close of the period. The greatest weekly total was 3.97 inches at Arkansas City; the least, 0.28 inch at Mena. Soil moisture is adequate to excessive except in many of the mountain counties where it was getting quite dry until showers April 9 relieved the situation, at least ker is four times as high. Very few jobs require the same methods aS great grand-dad used. Farm planning covers the whole broad scope of the farm business. It involves the consideration ot wise land use, profitable cropping systems, measuring and balancing volume of business, and wise utilization of available, labor and capital. Study of the farm business is a great deal like taking a tractor apart and studying each piece and see how each part works in relation to the whole machine. If we look at 'the whole farm at once, it is pretty complex but if we take each piece by itself, learn what it is good for, how it works, and what part it plays in making I A few iields have already been the whole thing go, then maybe we j planted in a number of counties can put all the pieces back together .nto a smoother running, more efficient, machine temporarily. Rains April 5 and 9 interrupted field work. Land preparation for spring seeding has made fairly good progress so far in most areas, although it is behind schedule in some sections due to excess soil moisture. The recent rains have been a boon to crop growth. Grains and grasses are 11 making rapid growth, except in -the northwestern counties. Very good fruit and strawberry crops are in prospect in all areas of the State. Land preparation for COTTON is well along in most counties. Vetch and other cover crops have been turned under on most farms and fields are being bedded and fertilizer applied. Making Each Acre Pay A good place to start in organ- ATTENTION FARMERS! YOU: Can count on a corn market in BIytheville (his fall. We have plans for a bigger and faster corn shelter to serve you so plant all the corn you want and feel sure that you will have a market for your production ... WE HAYS THE CORN TO FIT YOUR NEED 'S "G" HYBRID CORN GENUINE PFISTERS HYBRID DIXIE 22 and 23 U.S. 12 Several Open Pollinated Corns Buy Your Seed Where You Can Sell Your Crops FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "I/it Home of Sudden Service 1 " Hutson & Broadway Phone 3-8191 , izing the farm business is with the more powerful and useful mnd itsfilf OeEting each ^ cre ^ the use for which it is best adapted is an important step. Crop laaid is the part ol the larm from which we collect the greatest returns. , Improved crop rotations are very important in planning. We know tnat prolits in crop production depends on a high percentage of high yielding, high prollt crops. In Mississippi County, cotton is the high proiit crop; therefore, w must nave plenty ol organic mat ter and nitrogen to keep our yield at the present level and higher. Effective Livestock Program Our livestock program snould b ..iective also. All classes of live ,ock have different characteris cs in their use of and rettirns fo jd, labor and capital, r'or example, chickens require lou> . labor, relatively moderate am ,mU ol teed, and small outlays o, .pital. At the other extreme, a cattn .eqinK business takes relatively Mti labor but large amounts o: ,ed and capital and sometime* lot: . coverage. There are also great differences .1 the kind ot leeq used by varloui .asaes 01 livestock, We should ad- ,ast the kind ana amount 01 uve- . L ock to the feed, labor and cap uiil supplies available on indivi- -ual lamia. Volume of Business Many farmers do not have ..ough volume of bualneu to make . good income. Others have eit jo much or too little for the labor .orces Involved. Since the size of business can je expanded or contracted to fit the labor supply, and since labor can be substituted for capital and vice versa, adjusting the volume oi business to fit available luppliei o labor and capital is a very important part of the farm business. I'm about the fastest rig around for putting nitrogen into the ground! '^J"» i^»*lfrs«M»rP«*B r *'*f"!« tor !«*•«•(*. speedy application of nitrogen to make your crops grow, get low-pressure ARCADIAN* NITRANA* Nitrogen Fertilizer Solutions. On« man with a simple tractor-tank injector rig can apply all the nitrogen needed for big yields on 40 to 80 acres per day. All you need is your tractor rig plus a nurse tank to bring NITRANA from your dealer's tank to your fl«ld. Or you can have your NITRANA dealer do the entire Job. No bags to lift-all you lift ii the end of a hoie. Pump* and machines do the work and do it quick! You can apply NITRANA for plow-down, a< top-dre«e>ing or side-dressing, all at low coet per pound right in the ground. Get NITRANA Nitrogen today for the easy way to make your crops p«y! and teveral thousand acres hart been planted in Lee Phillip* Coun ties. PJantinf of early CORN It under way in all parU of the state and a few fields are already up. LESFKDEZA seeding is nearing completion and some is coming up to a stand. Aphlds are doing heavy damage to ALFALFA fieldi In northwestern counties; some first cuttings of alfalfa hay are reported In Lafayette County. Warmer weather and adequate moisture have been a boon to SMALL GRAIN crops and they have made good progress except in northwestern counties, where growth has been slowed by dry weather. Top-dreulr* with nltroc'n 11 neirini completion on (ill. town gr«ln fields tnd OATg, WHEAT, «nd BAiUiY ire nuking excellent growth In the principal producing area. Some art Jointing, and Little River County report* thtt o«U ire beginning to head. Spring sown oat* are coming up to a good stand whore moisture supply Is adequat*. The recent showers should aid termination In the northwest counties. Land ti being prepared lor the planting ot RICE and SOYBEANS as soil condition! permit: A tew wi- ttered Iields of both crop* have already been planted. STRAWBERRIES are In lull Now In Stock! ARCADIAN NITRATE Nitrogen Solution Your Exclusive Dealer In the Holland - Steele - Cooler Area HOLLAND Fertilizer Distributor Holland, Mo. bloom and a very good crop is In prospect in all areas. AI'I'LU, PEACH, tnd GRAPE prospects are also promising in all areas—St. Francis County expects an unusually heavy crop of apples. Heivy movement of SPR1NU SPINACH continues In the Van Buren area. Hempstead County reports that RADISHES are now moving to market and Union County reports that TURNIP QKECMS are being marketed. TOMATOES In cold frames look good in South Arkansas; some are being set in fields in Drew County. PASTURES had made slow growth prior to about April 1 but have Improved rapidly during the )a»t few dnys. Most of the State't CATTLE herds came through the winter just fair to good shape, but they are improving in condition as more pasturage becomes available. The supply of FARM LABOR IB generally adequate. POLAR PKOXIMITES Towns of northernmost Alabama are closer to the North Pole than Africa's southernmost Is to. th» South Pole. ,- Bead Courier News Clnsslfled Adi. Now On Hand! ARCADIAN NITRATE NITROGEN SOLUTION See Us Now/ FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "Tht Horn* of Sudden Serwe«" Box 692 Blythevill. Phoiw 3-8191 THIS 'CAT D-6 IS DOING THE WORK OF THREE WHEEL TRACTORS Cat Farm Tractor! fit on the fjrm—belong on the farm. They do heavy work at low cost: break ground, re-form land, make pro* ducing fields out of idle acres... At England, Arkansas, the Bennett's Cat D-6 is replacing three wheel type tractors—and the operating and repair costs are way down! Cat Farm Tractors get you into the fields -when it's time, too, not just when the weather says it is time. You ought to see the Riggs representative in your territory. Have him demonstrate what » Cat Crawler Tractor can do on your place. you'll make your next tractor * Caterpillar Farm Tractor. On tki ). 0, l«nn<tt « Soni turn «t EngUJ, Akamai, i GUrpiHw 04 Tuctor ftulll three Romr disk plov/t preparing a seedbed for ric«. 1. TRV TWIS SIMPtt It-OTATI THIS IAMB PRINCIPLE APPUESTO -rf)UR fARM TRACTORS OF EQUAL SIZf=. THE SMALLER THE GP-OUND-COrWCT A«EA. THE DEEPER THE TRACTOR SffJKS CAT OIE5CL TffACTORS HAVE A LAR6E ( TLAT GROUND-COWTACT AREA TC> «f«AD OUT THB TIMCTQR'ft WEIGHT. PUT A PCMCIL SETW6EM THf PALMS OP YOUR HANDS. NOTB THAT ON* END SINKS DEEPER THAN TH6OTHE* ALTHOUGH THE PRESSURE IS TMtf SA/AF. THE WIDER, RAT END DisTRtS- UTE5 THE PRESSURE OVER A BIGOItt AREA, REOUCIH3 THf! PENETRATION. TAKg A 02-SO'GAUGC TRACTOR WtTH 12" SHOES. IT WEIGHS ABOUT 7,600 LB. THE TOTAL CONTACT AREA 15 IflW SQ.TW. THIS GIVES ONLY A LITTLE MORE THAN FIVE POUNDS OF PRESSURE PER SQUARE INCH-LESS PRESSURE THWI THAT EXERTED BY A 30O POUND MAM WALKING ON THE SAME SOlt-J HIU. LMf HO LUNG RESI3TAI •TWI « TRIMS U*KTW IW YOUR HfLOS AND POM NOT CRUSH OOWIJ OH YOUR SOIL. IT ALSO TRAVELS EASILY ACRO« iou* FIELDS eecAUse THERE is 'wo HILL TO CLIMB" OR SOIL TO •i'pUSHIO Om*-OF-THe-WAY.* AtJp.lT HASTWe /1IAVY WORK OH SCHEDULE*. J.A. 424 E. 3rd St. Camden • McGehee • TRACTOR COMPANY W«it Memphis Joneiboro Little Rock, Ark. • Fort Smith

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