Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on July 30, 1965 · Page 20
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Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 20

Ironwood, Michigan
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Friday, July 30, 1965
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TEN IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE - GOGEBIC COUNTY FAIR SUPPLEMENT FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1965. Demand Is High For Agriculture School Graduates EAST LANSING — American agriculture is still a boomi n ? Industry. And the demand remains high for agriculture graduates at Michigan State University and other colleges of agriculture throughout the n o r t h central United States MSU will award a total of 311 undergraduate degrees in agriculture this year con.pared t o 256 for 1964, according to Dr. Richard M. Swenson. assistant dean and director of resident instruction. In addition, the number of graduate degr e e s awarded is up 17 pei cent over last yrar. * * * Job offers for these students are plentiful. Jonn D Shingleton, director of MSlTs Placement Bureau, reports that most; of the graduating seniors wil 1 take jobs in agriculturally r e - lated industries. Records show that 1.224 companies and individuals scheduled interviews with agricultural students between January and June of this year. Shingieton lists the agricultural majors most in demand as: packaging, vocational- agriculture teachers, agricultural engineerng, agricultural economics, forestry and residential building. This demand for men and women getting degrees in agriculture is commonplace throughout the north central United States, according to a receni survey of the 11 colleges of agriculture in this region. The study showed that pri-; vate industry about 24 per cent; of the graduating seniors. Other 1 1964 B.S. graduates were placed; as follows: 11 per cent in] farming and farm management, | 11 per cent in teaching and extension work and seven per cent j in government work. Other em-; ployment and military service j totaled 2 per cent. * * * The demand for students with advanced degrees is also on the rise. Of the 2,000 graduating seniors in the north central region survey, 25 per cent plan to take advanced study in agriculture. This compares to 17.5 per cent in 1963. In terms of job offers for MSU students, the School of Packaging led the list of departments with the highest number of job MlCMtSAN DI?AlT*IHt Of ftO*ICUlTUM C«»IIIJ O. - TO B1CH1GAK TAlflCOERS AHI> orMl »rour.d tb« «rth. *? ttoe-.n ^ cos..-!: • r. »ic. * n*n's his • .'. ,;f • • -t, :r. i-.r t '. ~ <• nay »i-ll fc* the br*»X t fi.i'i'. ft'ft^ t. ..!."•• a. -i of •-.;.>..--* l-.-t-»:.t!iro.J(:h »h.c .; •:•(. :.'~ ».s-t, *::J Las Allowed us lo dmclop . .. . , ., rea°r^u^"^~Vc^rV : nr prl = " «d r, ebons; *r. thw to h*- e * cood ti:-r; it ;* or,- o? l.-.e olricr.t nrd iro.i: sl.'rctlv. i- r-.v-ci.-t o,' .1 r.-,c:.::i a.racls »a-1 a *" ••"..>•' t!'.B M^.ic..'. jtar.i'ard of Htl Trademarks for Success Noted What are some of the trademarks of a successful farm manager? One answer might be the ability to do the right things at the right time, suggests Rick, Hartw\s agricultural economist, with the Michigan State University Extension Center, M a r - quette "Of course you are not born with the ability for wise management, but you can often interviews and an average start-! «- ing salary of $619 per month. j All told, the average monthly) starting salaries for 1965 arc up $17 per month over last year, i Agricultural engi n e e r s topped! the list, pulling an average start-' ing salary of $620 per month.! The average salary for all MSU j agricultural majors was approxi- ! mately S542 pr month, accord- j ing to Shingleton. ilk Fever Can Bring in your POWER MOWER for a Tune-up or complete overhaul! We Also Service Indsutrial Gasoline Engines A complete overhaul or tune- up will guarantee new life and better performance. QUICK, DEPENDABLE SERVICE! We carry parts for all famous brands makes of small engines. Dial 932-2401 BEAUCHAMP ELECTRIC ft CARBURETOR CO W. Aurora St. Ironwood Be Prevented Milk fever may be prevented 1 or substantially reduced i n i herds having a high incidence of the problem by< Hi reducing the amount of calcium in t h e '• dry cow ration or 12) increas-j ing the amount of phosphorus j relative to the amount of calcium in the dry cow and freshening ration. I Several research reports indi- \ c a t e that "calcium stress" (overloading the diet with calcium relative to the amount of phosphorus) during the dry! period and immediately af t e r j calving is a predisposing cause I of milk fever in cows susceptible to the disease. Milk fever was prevented by: •placing alfalfa hay with grass hay low in calcium) and replacing limes tone monosodium phosphate in the dry cow and freshening ration. Other work indicates that merely increasing the amount of con- j c'entrates to a rate of one peri cent body weight, starting three | weeks before calving was e f -1 fective in preventing milk fever from reoccurring in cows with j a previous history of the 1 disease. This practice may have I its prophylactic effect by re-| riucing voluntary consumption j of alfalfa hay thus reducing the ! ratio of calcium to phosphorus; in the ration. j Based on these observations farmers experiencing a high incidence of milk fever should consider feeding a low level of i alfalfa hay or haylage i'not : more than 5 to 10 Ibs per head dailyl during the dry period. and a grain mixture containing 12-14 percent protein fed at the; rate of one per cent of b o d y j three weeks pri- j containing i develop it," says Hartwig. Hartwig states that an examination of recent farm records indicates that: Most successful farmers have a volume of business large enough to command respect when they sell, and likewise, their purchases are large enough to earn the bargains when they purchase Successful farm manag e r s make the best use of each acre under their control. They test their soil, fertilize for top r e turns pei acre to get higher than average crop yields and use tlv: recommended seed along with weed and insect control measures. Top farmers pay attention to details all along the line —they cull according to production records, use production tested sires and maintain good sanitation programs. Theii livestick operation fits the crops they produce. They shoot for the right markets for their milk, eggs, potatoes and livestock, and concentrate on the production of high-quality farm produce. A farm with several enterprises must mesh them together for a successful operation, Hartwig emphasizes. The land, labor, capital and the machinery must be fully utilized, he concludes USE DAILY GLOBE WANT-ADS Regular Interval' for Calving Recommended The most profitable dairy cows in the herd are those that freshen at regular 12-month intervals In order to make this possible, every dairyman should keep accurate breeding r e cords. Those in artificial breed i n g associations will get help from the technicians in keeping these records, but the dairyman should see that the date of each service is entered on the barn breeding chart. It would be well to study these records from time to time to determine which cows are not settling promptly. The time requir- ed to get a cow with calf is ol primary importance. This may mean that a cow which returns for three or four services at 3- week intervals is a less serious cause for concern than o n • which returns only once with an unusually long lidat'cycle. As a rule, little can be gained breeding a cow within s i X w e e \ F after calving. T In chancer, for conception on firs! service are much greater if a) least GO days are allowed between calving and breeding. Cooked giblets from chicker or turkey In the refrigerator' Dice or slice the giblets and add co creamed eggs served oi toast. STATE DIRECTOR — G. S. Mclntyre, above, who is director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture, has sent greetings to the Gogebic County Fair. 3 Forages Have Same Feed Value Little difference in milk production from cows fed Sudax, piper sudan grass and thickly- planted corn was evident during a recent Michigan State University trial. Hybrid forages — resulting from crossing sudan gras s e s and sorghums —competed favorably with sudan grass in this milk production trail, points out J. W. Thomas and M. B. Tesar, Michigan State University dairy and crop science researchers, respectively. Equal milk p r o - duction per cow in all groups indicated there were no real difference in the feed value of the three forages. These results also agreed with a recent Maryland comparison which showed that sudax was equivalent to other annual forages for milk production. The three forages were green chopped and fed free-choice in feed bunks during 45 clays o f harvest. About ten pounds o f grain and two pounds of h a y were fed each cow daily throughout the trial. The sudax hybrid out-yielded sudan grass by nearly 800 of dn c andan fed roughage to help prevent milk, lever. Where alfalfa hay or , haylage is fed more libera 1 1 y, | b ?™ me ? 1 ^ ld , dlcalc , lum , P h ?s- , phate should be replaced with , monosodium phosphate or sod- mm tri polyphosphate either. free choice or included at the rate of two per cent in the dry cow gram ration. Electricity The Modern Servant In the Home, On the Farm, In Industry or Your Office AN EXTRA RATION Underfeeding the high p r o | tiucing cows may well be the greatest mistake made by a dairyman. Limiting grain to 10 to 15 pounds per cow per day or using the old rule of a pound 1 of grain for every 3 or 4 j pounds of milk is not s o u n d. ; This simply does not provide the high producers with the ienergy they need to make the j milk they are capable of and j also maintain their body re- I quirements. yielded be t w e e n tons of dry matter per acre. Piper sudan has yielded about one ton less when! all forages were harvested i n! the fall. However, since sudan j and sudax furnish regrow t h under normal moisture conditions, less acreage is required j for summer feeding than with' thickly-planted corn. Milk production increased by about two pounds per cow daily when chopped regrowth sudax or sudan was fed. Since the feed value of these forages declines rapidly with increasing maturity, the crops should be harvested when two to four feet high for top milk production. Sulu Sea. intcrisland water be- twecn Borneo and the Philippines, Is 18,000 feet deep in , places. 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