Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on July 30, 1965 · Page 40
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Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 40

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MICHIGAN OlPAtTMINT Of AGRICULTURE TO MICHIGAN TAlfCOtRS AM) FATWRSt TEN Demand Is High For Agriculture School Graduates EAST LANSING — American agriculture is still a boomi n g Industry. And the demand r e mains high for agriculture graduates at Michigan State University and other colleges of agriculture throughout the north central United States. MSU will award a total of 311 undergraduate degrees in agriculture this year compared 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 year. * + + Job offers for these students are plentiful. John D Shingleton, director of MSU's Place-. , ment Bureau, reports that most interviews and an average start-1 IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE - GOGEBIC COUNTY FAIR SUPPLEMENT FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1965. O4«» O. ittU* tKHilC t ITQOT Mm-J-tt UT ft Hf* In our nttlew •cd no s.m»ll p»rt f roria. A T*lr r«ison 4a;- Aaericans todav en jo; known—an *buca*ac« of iooo ior ol our farn products, Ipok fcojoad, if n ec-Jt.-n diracls nnd * basic • hljiios*. 3t»nt'ard of llYlns awf at prlco* all can afford* aC^^X^ J >£^vyt<J " 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 recent survey of the 11 colleges of agriculture in this region. The study showed that private industry about 24 per cent of the graduating seniors. Other!of the problem by< (1) reducing, 1964 B.S. graduates were placed the amount of calcium in the I ing salary of $619 per month. All told, the avsrage monthly starting salaries for 1965 arc up $17 per month over last year, j Agricultural engi n e e r s topped i the list, pulling an average start-1 ing salary of $620 per month.' The average salary for all MSU agricultural majors was approximately $542 pr month, according to Shingieton. Milk Fever Can Be Prevented Milk fever may be prevented or substantially reduced i n j herds having a high incidence as follows: 11 per cent i n farming and farm management, 11 per cent in teaching and extension work and seven per cent in government work. Other em-1 ening ration. dry cow ration or (2) increasing the amount of phosphorus relative to the amount of calcium in the dry cow and fresh- ployrnent and military service 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 WEBB Bring in your POWER MOWER for o 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 & CARBURETOR CO. W. Aurora St. Ironwood STATE DIRECTOR — G. S. Mclntyre, above, who is director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture, has sent greetings to the Gogebic County Fair. 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 calving is a predisposing cause of milk fever in cows 'susceptible to the disease. Milk fever was prevented by: replacing alfalfa hay with grass hay (oat 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 concentrates to a rate of one per cent body weight, starting three weeks before calving was e f - fective in preventing milk fever from reoccurring in cows with a previous history of the disease. This practice may have its prophylactic effect by r e - ducing voluntary consumption of alfalfa hay thus reducing the ratio of calcium to phosphorus in the ration. Based on these observations farmers experiencing a h i g h: incidence of milk fever should; consider feeding a low level of alfalfa hay or haylage (not more than 5 to 10 Ibs per head! daily) during the dry period, i and a grain mixture containing; 12-14 percent protein fed at the rate of one per cent of body weight starting three weeks prior to freshening. Hay containing a high percentage of grasses and corn silage are low calcium diets and can be fed as the only | roughage to help prevent milk| fever. Where alfalfa hay or! haylage is fed more libera 11 y, bonemeal and dicalcium phosphate should be replaced with monosodium phosphate or sod-! mm tri polyphosphate e i t h er' free choice or included at the rate of two per cent in the dry cow grain ration. AN EXTRA RATION Underfeeding the high p r o - ducing 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 of grain for every 3 or 41 pounds of milk is not s o u n d. j This simply does not provide i the high producers with the energy they need to make the milk they are capable of and also maintain their body requirements. 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 days o f harvest. About ten pounds o f grain and two pounds of hay were fed each cow daily throughout the trial. The sudax hybrid out-yielded piper sudan grass by nearly 800 pounds of dry matter per acre while out-yielding thickly- planted corn by nearly 1,500 pounds dry matter in the trial. Thomas and Tesar report that Sudax and thick corn in other trials have yielded be t w e e n five and six 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 and sudax furnish regrow t h under normal moisture conditions, less acreage is required 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. Sulti Sea, interisland water between Borneo and the P h i 1 i p- pines, is 18,000 feet deep in places. ERSPAMER FOOD SHOPPING'S A PLEASURE AT ERSPAMER'S SUPER MARKET! - You'll find th« quality of groceries you want to eat at prices you want to pay*] GOLD BOND STAMPS WITH EVERY PURCHASE NO SALES TAX WE HANDLE FOOD STAMPS FREE PARKING IN OUR LARGE PARKING LOT ERSPAMER'S SUPER MARKET ACROSS FROM C it NW DEPOT . HURLEY, WIS. Trademarks for Success Noted Whar 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, Hartwlg 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 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 vith 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. Then livestlck 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 oi 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 heiat'cycle. ' As a rule, little can be gained breeding a cow within six we e k s after , calving. T h • chancen for conception on first service are much greater if at least 60 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. Electricity The Modern Servant In the Home, On the Farm, In Industry or Your Office Let Electricity take the "work" out of any job you have to do no matter where it is.. . . in the home, on the farm, in your plant. . . Electricity serves you 24 hours a day, bringing you increasing comfort and convenience, saving you more time and work. Yes, your modern electric service is one of the smallest items, but the biggest bargain in any budget. When you think of a job that requires work, think of electricity, for today, modern electricity does so many different jobs efficiently, economically, and so much better than any other way you can think of. LAKE SUPERIOR DISTRICT POWER COMPANY

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