The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 3, 1958 · Page 19
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Sprinkler System Cools Hot Porkers in Harvey Hoist's New Type House from om tng\« it looks like! • hot dog stand, with large cus-| tamer service windows to handle the crowd*. Tike Mother look and you wonder — did the carpenter forget trtrteh side he was nailing the siding to? But it isn't * hot dog stand and the carpenter* didn't lose their place on the blueprints. It's, a novel house for live porkers on the Batvfiy Hoist farm, southeast of Brownsdale. The new pole-type hog house get ite unique appearance from a ser- let of eight panels on the top half of the walls. The panels open inward for ventilation, leaving the bottom half looking somewhat like • refreshment aland counter, Many New Ideas But that's only one feature of the 48 x 16-foot structure, built to house up to 125 hogs being finished for market. Sides attached to the inside of the posts on the bottom three feet around the building keep litter from collecting around he posts and makes the floor easier to clean. On the top half of the sides, the boards are on the outside of the posts. Alternating 12-inch planks and two x fours on the bottom half of the wall, so that the smaller members can be removed for better cross-ventilation in hot weather. 14 • Foot Doorway A 14-foot sliding door on the southside for ventilation and for driving a tractor-loader in for cleaning. A roof of plywood sheeting, covered by corrugated metal. A sliding 'door 'that can be locked epen at three' different places. A concrete- floor • in the building and a 32. x 48-fop^ paved area in front. Still to be installed are a water- sprinkler-system-which -will cod the hot hogs in.summer .and.an automatic waterer and self-feeder on the outride lot. Plafc Just Grew The cost estimates. about 11,700, Hoist Before building the house, Hoist ORDER PLEASE — Harvey Hoist shows County Agent Don Hasbargen the inside- outside siding on the new hog house. The large windows give the pole structure a ref reshment stand appearance. A man with many years of Jhog- talked over several ideas with Councty Agent Don Hasbargen. "The design we finally came up with just grew, you might say, as we went along," Hoist said. The new house will handle the growing and finishing of hogs in Hoist's "multiple farrowing" plan. He Vias 12 sows farrow at a time, four times a year, in other buildings. That will mean finishing out about 100 hogs four times a year in the new building. Hoist likes multiple farrowing. Likes Multiple Farrowing "It spreads the work load around the year better than would just two farrowings," he said, "and it evens off the income more There's seldom a month we don't sell some hogs, meaning pig checks come almost as often as milk checks. Besides, by marketing, moae often, you are less apt to be affected by temporary price drops." By DAVE OWEN Under \Haystack Lowly Peat May Become a Giant Industry on Minnesota's Iron Range NORTHERN MINNESOTA is mining country. First, they mined iron ore and built a major industry. Now, they are mining peat, with the hope that this too will be a major boom for Minnesota. Peat, the toil that many farmers rate a* good only for vegetable crops i peat, the land Vow* away when dry; that peat, often burned for fuel, has real value a* a *oil conditioner. The United State* uiea 250,000 ton* of peat annually, more than half imported from Canada and Germany. Minnesota, which has 80 par cent of the most marketable peat in the nation, is not even listed aa a peat producer. Because the iron ore was plentiful, Northern Minnesota residents overlooked the peat as an industry until now, when the ores are running out and another industry is needed. The market is expanding to include golf courses, super markets garden and feed stores, super markets and hardware stores. The firms are packaging peat in consumer units for sale in the super market under various trade names. "This is going to be a long-haul business and is no place for tin quick dollar speculator," one o the peat industry developers said "It will take a long time to ge this industry going, but properly developed and utilized, the pea the iron mines a base of northern could replace the economic Minnesota." ON THE IRON range, the peat is cut and then stacked so the air, sun and wind can dry it out. Peat is nearly 90 per cent water until properly dried out. The next step is to pulverize and clean the peat with a milling machine to remove all impurities and j the final step 1* to package it and sell it WHO BUSY THIS peat? The biggest market is horticultural, as There is a 4-H film, showing various clubs at work. Ron Seat was showing the film this Fal and bad an appointment to scree it at Grand Meadow. He got there remembered he had left the film in the office, and Don Hasbarger took it out from Austin for Ron One of the 4-H electrificatior awards was a hair drier, which was traded for an extension cord when there wasn't a gal winner on the list. SIDELIGHTS AND Highlights: raising experience, Hoist annually averages between eight and nine pigs saved per litter. He credits right equipment and taking good care of pigs with his success. For one thing. Hoist puts the sow n farrowing crates when the pigs are about to be born. Second, he uses heat lamps and brooders in ;he corner of the farrowing house. Third, he uses ground corn litter which prevents injury to the young pigs. Shifts From Pasture "The dry lot system will be less work and should make it easier to prevent disease," Hoist said discussing the shift from the former system of -finishing the pigs on pasture. Hoist feeds his pigs according to size and need. He feeds 15-16 per cent protein up to 100 pounds and about 13-14 per cent protein from then to market. Last year, Hoist was named to the Swine Producers Honor Roll, in recognition of his swine business. Hoist also has a herd of registered Jerseys and serves as president of the Minnesota Jersey Assn. He is also president of the Brownsdale Creamery Assn. and is Region 10 ADA committee secretary, Mower County's representative on the regional committee and a member of the county promotion com mittee. Extension Staff to Attend State Conferences Members of the Mower County extension staff will be in St. Paul Tuesday through Friday (Dec. 912) at the annual conference of ;he University of Minnesota agricultural extension service. Going to the conference will be County Agent Don Hasbargen, Ron Seath, 4-H club agent, and Miss Carol Pinney, home agent. The event is designed to bring extension workers up to date on general agricultural and home economics problems, research and putlook information which can better equip them to serve farm families. At this year's conference, the agents will hear talks by two department of agricultural officials — E. L. Peterson, USDA assistant secretary and 0. V. Wells administrator of the Agriculural Marketing Service. Other general session speakers will be Skuli Rutford, director of the Minnesota Extension Service; 0. B. Jesness, retired professor of agricultural economics; Keith N. McFarland, assistant director of resident instruction at the St. Paul, campus, and C, Gilbert Wrenn, University education professor. The agents will also attend special sessions on extension teaching methods, marketing problems in H. B. Hillier, retired farmer now da "~yi n e, swine and poultry and a soil conditioner. Carloads are i the worst shipped to Arizona, Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota. living in Brownsdale, was a member of the Southeast Farm Management Assn. for many years. Looking over records, Hillier found 1914 was the best year and 1933 INTHE HOUSE OF JOWES X WITH OUR GAS FOftHEATINe, NOMOQECHIUYBONfS A Minnesota farm writer, Bob IRupp, associate editor The Farmer, will be honored tonight in Chi- jcago as one of the nation's out- j standing writers who most effectively carries the message of eggs, and on modern living and homemaking problems. FARM CALENDAR THURSDAY Mower County Beef Feeders tour. Ramsey 4-H Club, Liebenstein 4-H Hall, Stan Pickett. Harold Mvers Herd High in DHIA No. 1 A herd of 29 Holsteins owned by Harold Myers averaged 1,463 pounds milk and 51.9 pounds butterfat to become high herd in the Mower No. I DHIA November test report. The high cow was a registered Guernsey owned by Crestwood Farms with 2,059 pounds milk and 111 pounds butterfat. The 29 herds in the association had average milk production of 904 pounds milk, 96.3 pounds butterfat, and 4.02 per cent test, Reuben Sorenson, test supervisor, reported. Other above average herds, showing the average milk and butterfat production in pounds were: R. L. Zimmerman, 39 Holsteins, 1,198 and 48.5; Vernon Smith, 31 Holsteins, 1,299 and 45.4; Schwerin and Jacobson, 17 Holsteins, 1,210 and 43.4; Fred and Dean Hamlin, 16 Guernseys and Holsteins, 8fl9 and 42.1; Roy Smith, 32 Holsteins, 1,111 and 41.1; Gus Wendorf Jr., 18 Holsteins, 1,082 and 41. Virgil Bergene, 17 Holsteins, 1,100 and 40.8; B. J. Huseby and Sons, 39 registered Holsteins, 1,135 and 39.6; Sanford Smith, 27 Holsteins, 978 and 39.5; Crestwood Farm, 40 Guernseys, 675 and 38.6; Brookholm Farm, 17 hol- stens, 1,004 and 37.7; Bernie Neus, 21 Holsteins, 1,057 and 37; and John Thome and Son, 43 Holsteins, 874 and 36.4. There wer« 13 herds averaging between 25 and 39 pounds butterfat and eight herds over 40 pounds and 145 cows producing between 40 and 49 pounds butterfat and 187 cows over 50 pounds. 'Burdensome Surplus' 1st Topic in Series on Farm Situation Nematodes are robbing Minnesota farmers of part of their crop yields every year. A series of five meetings on the current farm situation will be held by the Austin Area Vocational School, starting at 8 p.m. Thursday. At each session a panel of farmers and businessmen will make comment* and raise questions after the presentation has been made and then the panelists will answer questions from the audience before making the closing summary. The first topic is "Those Burdensome S u r p 1 u s e 8," Charles Painter, farm management specialist and meeting chairman, announced. "Some non-farmers do not understand either the nature of the agricultural situation or the revolution taking place in farming itself," Painter said. "Some farmers are making quick adjustments to the changes in business operation while others find the adjustments painful or even impossible." Along with operational changes, agriculture finds itself facing a surplus crisis with which neith- er farmers at individual! nor as organized bodies can cope successfully, he added, Japan'* seven million farmers operate 13.7 million acre* of land, slightly more than the grade one land in Minnesota. Iowa has nearly twice that acreage in grade one land alone. Japan ha* less than one-fifth the grade* one and two land that the United State* has, yet their population is half again a* large. The food production of North America is probably a* great as for Asia whose population la six times a* great. Our production capacity is at least SO per cent greater than that of Europe whole population is 2'A time* our*, Painter said. "Much of this year'* record corn crop, estimated to be slightly under four billion bushel*, wa* produced on alloted acreage* as was wheat of which this year's production is more than double our domestic consumption," Painter said. The meetings will start at 8 p.m. in the Vocational Building. Ziemer Guernsey Tops Test Report With 102 Pounds BF Average butterfat production of 45 pounds topped the Mower No. 2 DHIA November test report, Clarence Otterson, test supervisor, reported to the county extension office. The high production was made by 12 grade Holsteins owned by James Gronseth, Dexter. The high cow was a registered Guernsey owned by Kenneth Ziemer, Wai tham, 2,000 pounds milk and 102 pounds butterfat. Other high herds were Dale Rugg, Lyle, 15 grade Holsteins, 41.4 pounds butterfat; Lee F. Ma chacek, 12 registered and grade Holsteins, 38.6 poundi butterfat; Ernest I. Tune and Son, Grand Meadow, 27 grade Holsteins, 33 pounds butterfat; and John H. Hill, Adams, 18 grade Holsteins, 34.3 pounds butterfat; Other high cows were owned by Ernest Tune and Son, Grand Meadow, 2,090 pounds milk and 87.8 pounds butterfat; Ray Hanson and James Olson, Dexter, 1,930 pounds milk and 80.1 pounds butterfat; King and Dalager, Brownsdale, 1,120 pounds milk and 79.5 pounds butterfat; Maynard Miner, Stewartville, 1,880 pounds milk and 75.2 pounds butterfat; Albert Brandt Jr., Stewartville, 1,860 pounds milk and 72.5 pounds butterfat. Lee F. SCOURGE OF GRASS-Oohnson Grass, a parasitic weed unknown to Midwest farmers a decade ago, threaten* to spread its deadly growth over a wide area of the nation's breadbasket. Farmer Charles Cassoutt examine* the sword-like grass growing more than 10 feet high in Kaskaskia, III. The American Farm Bureau and Soil Extension Services are battling to get rid of It. FARM NEWS IB-AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD Wednesday, DM. 3, 1958 pounds terfat; Machacek, Lyle, 1,820 Let's Visit With Carol Plnney County Home Agent Take the Rush Out of Christmas Shopping milk Dale and 71 Rugg, pounds but- Lyle, 1,670 pounds milk and 70.1 pounds butterfat and 1,510 pounds milk and 66.4 pounds butterfat; and Eugene Blake, Adams, 1,460 pounds milk and 67.2 pounds butterfat. There were 627 cows on the November test. They produced an average of 28.8 pounds butterfat. ELECTRIFICATION PRIZE WINNERS — "Everything Electrical" describes t h e prizes awarded 4-H electrification project members at the 4-H Achievement Niqht program Wednesday. With their awards are Paul Schuman, clock; Don Ulwellina corn popper; James Wencl, extension cord; Paul Ulwelling, radio; Ted Bartlett motor; and Robert Rohne, trouble light. Interstate Power and Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Light and Power Assn. donated the prizes. 9 Varieties Off Recommended List; University Adds 2 Others Farm 3 col 3« TB 9 varieties The University of Minnesota this Branch and Sauk oats, because of susceptibility to 1 o d g i n g and week added two crop varieties and race eight of stem rust. The var- dropped nine from its recom- ieties Garry and Rodney both out- mended list for 1959. According to W. M. Myers, head yield Branch and Sauk. -- — — — -—•••O iw •« i ••». •••^v-AUf 11WUU »»' 1 J I_ of agronomy and plant genetics! M'^and oats, because poor color department, the newly . recom-1 a . nd seed a PP eai< ance and low bush- mended varieties are Burnett oats and Comet soybeans. Burnett is an Iowa-developed j f ield as wel1 as Chi PP e *a, mety. It matures a little earlier! lat f, r m ^""ty and don't i Blackhawk soybeans, which don't are stand iwell. Vantage and Peatland barley, j both of which are feed barleys and! Chancellor and Dashaway; AL- i .'..._ . . _ . f A T f A D n _ » «. _ ___! * » _ _ \ Four-H FRIDAY Enrollment Party, Lie- Jsoil building to the farm readers, i benstein 4 " H Hal1 The National Plant Food Institute' , MONDAY makes the awards. Adams 4-H Club, Conservation variety but yields slightly less than the, _ popular Ajax variety, it stands! Renville soybeans, because of well, has good lodging resistance, i P 00 ™' yeilds than chi PPewa and bright seed and is medium tn; po ^ r seed height. Southern 3rd Only , Comet soybeans will be recom-!? 1 ' 6 not suited for maltin 8- Both mended as an early variety fori have been re P laced b y Traill, a the southern third of Minnesota, good malti "S variety. A Canadian variety, Comet: Midland clover, because plant- well and is easily in matu-i breeder seedstocks are not being rity, averaging two cr three days: maintained and Dolland is rapidly earlier than Ottawa Mandarin in,replacing it. Advance sunflowers, because of Recommended crop varieties for 1959 will be: OATS — Ajax, Andrew, Burnett, Garry, Minhafer, Rodney; RYE — Adams and Caribou; FLAX — Amy, B5128, Bolley, Marine and Redwood; SPRING WHEAT — Lee and Selkirk (bread); Langdon and Ramsey (durum.) WINTER WHEAT ~ Minter; SOYBEANS - Acme, Capital, Chippewa, Comet, Flambeau, Grant, Harosoy, Norchief, Ottawa Mandarin; SUNFLOWERS — Arrowhead; BARLEY—Forrest, Kindred and Trail; FIELD PEAS— 4-H Member of the Week Nineteen-year-old William Schot tier has been active in the Enterprise 4-H Club for 10 years. He served ».treasurer and re porter for the club and is now the president. Last HAVE YOU ever told yourself that this year you're going to avoid that hectic shopping before Christmas? Here art some tips that may help you ease the shopping burden: Make up your gift list first. Decide who are to be on your list and then decide amount to spend to that amount. Decide before yo« shop what you are going to buy. Think of the interests and needs of each person and read advertisements, articles In magazines and holiday catalogs for Ideas. Be sure to have Information on correct sizes, measurements, colors before yon shop. Plan shopping time carefully. llit which can be boogbt In thi same department or itor». Choose all gifts with thought and car* *o returns will be unne*- essary. "CHICKEN EVERY Sunday" 1* no longer a phrase to describe us* on a definite;of chicken in family meals. Brol- on each. Stick ;er-fryer chickens are served in jmore than 9 out of 10 homes in the United States, 'according to' a marketing research report of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. About half the homemakers estimated that their families were eating frying chicken once a week or more. Most of them said they served them on both Sundays and weekdays. Set a deadline for yourself which 15-10 YeOTS of Com On Same Land Seen year, he was pres ident of the County 4-H Council. In his 10 of c 1 u b Schottler has been! en ~i os ~" re Schottler active in dairy' and electrification gives you time left to enjoy pre Christmas festivities. Divide the number of gifts you need to buy into the number of weeks your deadline; then schedule ^^sM,:^^"^ M^ number for purchase each week.! n esota. l Raising corn for 5 to 10 con- untll jsecutive years on the same field But it must be limited to low. is Httl* Follow good techniques as you| .i sh °P- Dressc o mforta Wy- Get to the; level fields where there torM as earl y "» 'he day as you erosion danger, according to W. P. " 5UrC l ° haV6 y ° Ur list i Mart "i. head of the University yWl ° harge Plates ' clleck !° f Minnesota soils department. Thii ° r cash ' addresses and gift practice can be a big help to farm- f ° r ' temS t0 * 6FS Shifting to more intensiv * live- southern counties. Varieties dropped from the rec-j lower yielding ability than Arrow- ommended list were: Ihead. J. Russ Gute, Steele County agent, can keep a secret and straight face. He knew 10 days ago that his daughter, Josephine, was one of the national home economics scholarship winners and he didn't let the news out. ADAMS AND North Star 4-H clubs had 100 per cent record completion last year, a mighty fine record. Club, Christmas party. Sargeant a ! son home. Brownsdale 4-H Club, Lyall Lar- 4-H Club, Browns- DHIA No. 3 Reports 37.5 Pound Fat High FALFA — Ranger and Vernal. MEDIUM RED CLOVER — Dolland and Wegener; BIENNIAL SWEET-CLOVER - Evergreen and Madrid; SMOOTH BROME- GRASS — Achenbach, Fischer and Lincoln; BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL — Empire; SUDANGRASS — Piper: TIMOTHY — Itasca and Lorain; KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS -Park. showed the grand champion Hoi- stein at the 1950 Mower County Fair and won three State Fair trips in dairy and one on the dairy judging team. Schottler is a graduate of Pacelli High School, where he played football and was active in several organizations. He also was first president of the Farm Bureau Young People. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Schottler, Austin Rt. 2. If a coffee or lunch break to avoid fatigue. Use shopping short cuts when you can. Use your telephone to find out which store carries a particular Item or to order merchandise you know you want. Group items on your shopping DECLINING POPULATION Minnesota's farm population in 1955 was estimated at 710,000, which is a decline of 205,000 from 1940, according to rural sociologists at the University of Minn»- sota. Milo Cafourek, London, had the ed 1,620 pounds milk and 84 pounds PURE PEP & PURELUBE MOTOR OIL Prompt Tank Wagon Service For Bulk Gas and Fuel Oil BE SURE A WITH PURE PHONE HE 3-2089 MOWER COUNTY OIL CO. 1202 i. BROWNSDAIE AVE., AUSTIN, MINN. TUESDAY Woodson 4-H Club. WEDNESDAY Woodland 4-H Club, Liebeinstein }-H Hall. ^outstanding herd in the Mower butterfat. LeRoy 4-H Club, Le Roy Com- No. 3 DHIA November test, Oran Other high cows were owned by munity Building, Christmas party. Benzing, test supervisor, report- Otto Ellinghuysen, Racine, 1,820 .. ed to the county extension office, pounds milk and 76 pounds but- The herd of 17 grpde Holsteins terfat and 1,790 pounds milk and had an average butterfat produc-:75 pounds butterfat; Ronald Dur- tion of 37.5 pounds. The associa-;ham, Grand Meadow, 1,890 pounds lion average on 594 cows was 26.5 ! milk and 74 pounds butterfat; R.i pounds. |W. Walker and Sons, Grand Mea- Other high herd swere Edwin'dow, 1,530 pounds milk and 73 Meyer, Waltham, 12 registered and i pounds butterfat; Edwin Meyer, grade Holsteins, 36.9 pounds but- j WaJthani, 2,030 pounds milk and terfat; Leonard Heiny, London, 20 69 pounds butterfat. grade Holsteins, 36.2 pounds but-j Maurice Carroll, London, 1,790 terfat; Joe West, Austin, 62 regis- pounds milk and 68 pounds buttered and grade Guernseys, 33.8 terfat; Jim Read, Austin, 1,590 pounds butterfat; and R. W. Walk- pounds milk and 6» pounds but- er and Suns, Grand Meadow, 33.6 terfat; Paul Girton, Grand Mea- pounds butterfat. jdow, 1,640 pounds milk and 67 High cow for November was a 'pounds butterfdt; and Milo Caf- grade Holstein owned by Melviu ourek, London, 1,680 pounds milk Meister, Rose Creek, who produc-iand 66 poimds butterfat. Kehret Cow Mokes 613-Pound Fat Mark A registered Guernsey cow,i Crestwood Holly, waned by Carl E. Kehret, and Sons, Austin, hasj completed an official production; record of 11,194 pounds of miiki and not recommended by "the Uni- !and 6l3 Pounds of fat. versity will be reported in Exten-j "Holly," was a 5-year-old, and sion Folder 22, "1959 Varieties of:was milked two times daily for Farm Crops," to be published in|311 days while on test. This of- January, 1959, and available soonlficial production record was super- thereafter at the county extension! vised by University of Minnes- A complete list of varieties recommended, not adequately tested, Sell every drop of your milk! office. ota. NOTICE The Hayfield Furniture Co. wishes to thank the public for their generous patronage in the past. We will continue to operate as before until the business is sold. We will employ competent, licensed funeral directors. Daytime Calls - 3S22. Nighl Calls - 2872 or 3506. H. H. Gandy, Temporary Manager fwfrdi ctrfvM to land O'lafcw Caff topfacw am/ Co/f Pel/efe erf few day* At the Ttti week through 9m 12th week, feed 1 V t Ib*. of C*U Pellet* plus 1 y t Iba. of grain per day ... plus all the high quality hay the calf will eat. From the 13th week to 1 yett, feed one pound Land O'Lake* Milk Maker "36" and one pound grain daily . . . plus all the high quality hay the heifer will eat. Only high quality hay or pa»- ture ia necessary from 1 yew until freshening. That's the proved Land O'Lak« w*y to better heifers. IANO OtAKfS NOOtAM FOR UTTER DAIRY HEIFERS After four days on colostrum, •witch your calves to Land O'Lakes Calf MUk He placer and Calf Pellets and sell all your valuable milk. Calf Milk Re- placer is a milk product, fortified with vitamins, trace min- trfJb plus antibiotics. From the fourth day through 8 weeks, feed 25 Ibs. of Calf Milk Keplacer, 50 Ibe. of Calf Pellets and high quality hay. No Calf Milk Replace* needed from 6th week ont 25 Ibs. for $4.15 LAND O'LAKES INC. Austin, Minn. 313 E. Bridge-HE 3-3070 ROSE CREEK PRODUCE Rose Creek, Minn HE 7-4204

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