The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on January 7, 1959 · Page 16
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Austin, Minnesota
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Wednesday, January 7, 1959
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Co-op Shipping Association Plans Meeting Tbfr annual meeting of the Norman Wright's Building Registered Meyer Herd Ayrshire Herd at Grand Meadow When Norman Wright was a 9- year-old boy living in Grand Dittoing Prairie Livestock Ship- 1 Meadow, he received a dairy calf ping Assn. will be held in the ! • • -and from that moment Wright Community Building, Blooming | knew be wanted to be in the dairy Prairie, at 1:15 p.m. next Wednes-j business. day, according to Ellwood M. Han- j And nnw, 32 years and several sen, secretafr- treasurer. | moves later, Wright is building a Speakers will include Lee Fuller- registered Ayrshire herd on his ton, president, Rice County Co-0 P erative Shipping Assn., and Hom farm four miles northeast of Grand Mead ° w • ., L J L er Cadman, Central Livestock ; He has M head in h)S herd - '"' Assn., South St. Paul. The colored ! dludin 8 28 cows in production. About two thirds of the herd are Hoi- livestock and meat film. "This is Life," will be shown ; registered stock, three are Business includes the reports O f :stril « and thc olh<>rs a the officers and the election of one Holstdn cross thal Wri B ht likes " director to fill the expired term' Bm ' Khl a Family of EUwood M. Hansen. ! ^^ foundation of the herd are _ . .„ . ,. .: a family purchased from the Oliv- Present oncers .nd directors of; Hovda ' herd . Wright bou(?ht an r* associahon are: Nordahl Tol-: ]d c fl f , „,„ flnd lefson, president; Ernest Thoragh-^ granddnu ' ghlers in this Une | tr, vice president; Hansen, secre-;^ som£ othcr heifers and a bull tary . treasurer; Donald L. Peter- ,, son, Arnold Brudwick and Eugene | C ' The mv has freshened Hansen rucker - managers; By- „ ca , v , nine hei(cr3 and ron Mueller and Guy Wold, d,rec- ;a bul , ^ js due , o come jn |soon again, Wright said. Her nioih- j er was still milking at 20 although 4-H Member of the Week Clothing, health and junior leadership are the current project in- 0 _ „ terests of Janet Hatten, 19, the j poum ] s butterfat. Four years ago,j Wr te l11 said - "She's a three year Windom 4-H Club Member of the! wn en he joined the test associa-' old cow now and still growing, but she hadn't had a calf for four years. The foundation cow has hit 10,000 pounds milk production and runt and gave her to Wright, 'several of her daughters have' "He was looking over the DHIA i reached that mark too. | Averages 310 Pounds BF Wright's herd averages Nolan and Robin watch their father, Norman Wright measure the milk. tests and saw how that runt was doing on her first lactation and 310 said maybe he should of kept her," Week. This if Janet's tion, the average was 270 pounds ! she won 't reach full size.' llth year in 4-H menl w h en work and she is computed. and expects some more improve- the 1958 average is carrying these three projects this "Many of the cows are young, in their first lactation, and that years, she was in home furnishings, bread and garden. 1953, Janet other alwa - vs holds down tne herd aver 'age," Wright said. "In HIR test- th« begin- Janet celved her In was ners' clothing queen and she re- 10-year membership junior last Fall. Sh« has been a leader for five year*. A 1957 graduate of Pacelll High School, Janet now Is employed in the office at Wallace's. She is a member of Queen of Angels Church and a three-year member of the Catholic Students Mission Crusade at PacelH. In her club, Janet has served as secretary and treasurer and is the present treasurer leaders council. of the county Janet lives with her parents, Mr. tnd Mrs. Arnold Hatten on Austin Rt. 5. ing, they added 20 per cent to the two-year-old's production for a mature equivalent record." Wright has been crossing Holsteins, part of the 16-cow herd that came with the farm, with Ay- rshires. This smooths the Holstein out, improves the type and raises the production, Wright has found. Keeps Registered Stock But with a purebred herd his aim, Wright keeps all the registered stock, keeps older cows in production to get the calf, and sells nought 10 Years Ago Wright purchased the 200 acre farm 10 years ago from James Anderson, former AAA chairman, and built a second house to live in while he worked for his brother, Ben, in the produce house in Grand Meadow. Wright took over operation of the farm himself four years ago. The barn is 60 x 64-feet with 40 stanchions and two silos. Wright plans to remove the ground-floor hay mow In the center and add 20 more stanchions and individual calf pens. He has groups of calves in each pen now and 20 heifers in the heifer shed-bull barn In the cow yard. This year Wright added a feed room, which was an enlargement only the grade stock and bull calv- of the silo shack. He raised the es from families well represented in the herd. At one time, Wright leased some cows from John Chambers, with them diving off the spring. One year an inbred, hairless heifer was born, and it was Chambers turn to keep the calf. He looked at the ceiling and will fill the room with an elevator. Feed is ground in the granary. In time, Wright plans to use feed and silage carts, when the barn is remodeled. Feed Some Hogs Besides the cattle, Wright feeds between 40 and 50 hogs a year on twice a year farrowing. He saved 30 pigs from the last crop. The only other livestock on Minnetonka Farms (the name Wright uses) are registered collies. He has sold in 37 states and finds half of the customers are city residents. And his five ihildren, Nolan, 14, Morgan, 12, Robin, 11 and Kenneth and Kathryn, 9, are customers for the collies too. Each has a pet dog and Nolan has a pony. Show In Club Work The oldest three are Racine Rockets 4-H Club members and have calves they exhibit at the Mower County Fair. Kenneth plans to en-jer, Rose Creek'"'l,810* "and ter club work soon, but Kathryn i Schumann, isn't decided about taking care of 1,690 and' a calf. Wright divides his 200 acre farm into four areas, hay, pasture, corn arid oats. This way, half the farm is in grass and another quarter is seeded down. Yet he must rent pasture, which he uses for the heifers. Part of this grass is put up as silage, which the Wright cattle like and the other silo is filled with corn. Edwin Meyer, Waltham, had the high herd in Mower No. 3 DHIA December test report with an average butterfat production of 37.5 pounds for 12 registered and grade Holsteins. The 552 cows on the December test averaged 30.9 pounds butterfat, Oran Benzing, test supervisor, reported to the county extension office. Other high herds were: Gerhardt Schumann, Grandj Meadow, 20 grade Holsteins, 39.4 j pounds butterfat. Milo Caufrek, London, 17 grade Holsteins, 39.1 pounds butterfat. Burton Ingvalson, Blooming Prairie, IB grade Holsteins, 38.5 pounds butterfat. Leonard Heiny, 20, grade Holsteins, 38.3 pounds butterfat. The high cow in December was a grade Holstein owned by Maurice Carroll, London, who produced 2,420 pounds milk and 92 pounds butterfat. Other high cows, showing the production in pounds milk and butterfat, were owned by: Norbert Schroeder, Grand Mea- jdow, 1,980 and 89; Melvin Meist- 83; 1,610 and 77; Meyer, 73; Maurice Jacobson, Dexter, 1,660 and 73; Paul Girton, Grand Meadow, 1,430 and 73; and Burton Ingvalson, Blooming Prairie, 1,910 and 71 and 1,640 and 71. 5 Holsteins Go Over 100-Lb, Butterfat Mark in No. 1 DHIA By DAVE OWEN Under\Haystack University's Dairy Chief Urges New Milk Production Measure - Per Acre SIR WILLIAM PETERSEN, a knight of the Danish court, held court in Norwegian Hayfield Monday and offered dairymen some lelp and advice on the dairy industry. One of Petersen's points is the need for another measure of milk production. DHIA measures milk and butterfat per cow, but what we need is a measure of milk produced per acre of land, he said. The per cow test is still needed for culling recommended Peterson. As head of the University of Minnesota's dairy department, Petersen has sparked much of the research done in recent years. And he called for more research on dairy breeding and raising of roughage in his Hayfield Dairy Institute talk. "We know the cows like hay that is cut in the pre-bloom stage, tender hay," Petersen said, "yet we don't know much about grass silage. We search on silages." Robin shows his club calf to dad. Cuts hog supplement costs in half! T«*t-c*itifl«d by Anoka Research Farms! One part Land O'Lakes "One-19" Hog Balancer balances 19 parts corn. One part of ordinary supple- menta balances only 9 parta corn. One bag of "One-19" does the job of tun bags of ordinary •upplements. Cuts costs in half! Can you think of a better way to start making real money on hogs? See your Land O'Lakes dealer first chance. C * riir '* d **' klghtr feeding efficiency Ay Anoka Research Farmt Land O'Lakes. "One-19" Hog Balancer $5.20 o Cwt. ROSE CREEK PRODUCE t«M Crwlt, Minn. HI 7-4304 LAND O'LAKES INC. Austin, Minn. 313 i. dridge-HE 3-3070 Livestock Demand Keeps Feed Price Up Better quality corn and inilo, was county fair champion in the 4-H division. County agent Don Hasbargen will make the award. Gerald, incidentally, is the cookie baker who entered the Blooming Prairie Jamboree contest, received a special award, and baked a batch of cookies for Cong. Al Quie. AN EXPERIMENT in rural cooperation will get underway in Mower County Monday. This is the opening of the Combined Rural Solicitations Drive, which extends all week. Solicitors will be seeking funds for three organizations, not one, when they drive into your yard. And it is your responsibility to designate how much of your gift goes to each of the agencies, The Red Cross, Sister Kenny and Heart Fund have joined In this combined effort. Other agencies were invited, and declined. The March of Dimes, in declining, pointed out nationally they are ' GRAIN NOT PROFITABLE Lower feed grain prices and Increased costs are rapidly making grain production unprofitable on less productive land. Five cows, all Holsteins, were over 100 pounds butterfat production In the December test of Mower No. 1 DHIA, Reuben Sorenson, test supervisor, reported. The top cow was a grade Hoi- stein owned by Sanford Smith with 1,870 pounds milk and 108.5 pounds butterfat. A registered Holstein owned by Harold Myers had 2,340 pounds milk and 107.6 pounds butterfat; two registered cows owned by Vir- ad 1,890 pounds milk pounds butterfat and 2,184 milk and 103 pounds butterfat records; and a registered cow in the B. J. Huseby and sons herd produced 1,984 pounds milk and 101 pounds butterfat. The high herd was Bergene's 16 registered Holsteins with average productions of 1,433 pounds milk and 58.1 pounds butterfat. The 29 herds in the association, with 807 cows on test, averaged 963 pounds milk, 37.5 pounds butterfat and 3.9 per cent test per cow. Second high herd were 35 Holsteins owned by Myers with averages" of 1,542 pounds milk and 55.1 pounds butterfat. Other above average records, showing the pounds milk and butterfat, were: Vernon Smith, 42 Holsteins, 1484 and 48.3. Fred and Dean Ha ml in, 17 Guepseys and Holsteins, 1,023 and 45.5 Roy Smith, 29 Holsteins, 1,216 and 44.3. Schwerin and Jacobson, 19 Holsteins, 1,267 and 42.7. B. J. Huseby and Sons, 38 regis- 'tered Holsteins, 1,184 and 40.9. Hayfield Plans Swine, Crops-Soils Institutes The winter *eries of adult farmer meetings of the Hayfield High School agriculture department got under way with the first of three Institutes Monday. Other institutes will be swine production, Feb. 2, with Bernard Ebbing, Rath Packing Co., speaker; and March 2, crops and soils with Dr. John Grava, University of Minnesota soils testing laboratory chief and Ward Marshall speakers. Between the institutes * series of weekly meetings at Sargeant, Waltham and Hayfield schools is conducted by Marvin Thomsen, adult agriculture teacher. Classes are Sargeant, Mondays; Waltham, Tuesdays; and Hayfield, Wednesdays. Farm management account book classes are held at Hayfield Wednesday and Thursdays. It's not necessary to reside in the Hayfield district to attend the classes, Thomsen said. Topics on the winter schedule include dairy cow physiology, dairy producton, beef production, swine breeding, swine specialization, soil sampling and testing, fertilization and recommended varieties. A series of Thursday night classes on arc welding will be started Feb. 5, if work on the farm shop in the new school has progressed to the point the room can be used, Thomsen said. Besides the adult meetings, Thomsen conducts a series of meetings for the young farmer (post high school age group). Let's Visit With Carol Pinney County Home Agent Dried Fruit Makes Wholesome Confections R. L. Zimmerman, 38 Holsteins, 1,091 and 40.7. Ous Wendorf Jr., 17 Holsteins, 1,131 and 40.2. Lyle Stephenson, 20 Ayrshire*, 927 and 39.8. Bernie Neus, 20 Holsteini, 1,086 and 39.6. John Thome and Son, 43 Holsteins, 1,119 and 39.2. Duane Wolfgram, 33 Guernseys, 834 and 38.9. DHIA REPORTS Crestwood Parmi, 40 Guern- seys, 705 and 38.8. Brookholm Farm, 18 Holstein*, 994 and 37.?. There were 26 herds averaging 25 to 39 pounds butterfat and 9 herds over 40 pounds and 174 cowi producing 40 to 49 pounds butter* fat and 237 cows producing SO I pounds butterfat and over. Ray Miner Has Top Herd, Cows in No. 2 A herd of 14 grade Holstein*, with an average butterfat production of 55.6, were high in Mower No. 2 DHIA in the December test report. Owner of this high herd 1« Maynard Miner, Stewartville. Miner also had the, high cow, 2,390 pounds milk and 102.8 pounds butterfat. Another Miner cow produced 2,250 pounds milk and 99 pounds butterfat. Other high herds reported to the county extension office by Clar- test supervisor, ence Otterson, were: Dale Rugg, Brownsdale, 18 grade Holsteins, 48.8 pound* butterfat. Chester Taylor, Austin, 31 registered and grade Holsteins, 48 pounds butterfat. James Gronseth, Dexter, 13 grad* Holsteins, 44.6 pound* butterfat. Stanley Gronseth, Dexter, S3 grade Holsteins, 42.9 pounds but. terfat. Other cow» on tin high production honor roll, with milk and but. terfat production In pounds, owned by: Marcus Rundall, Grand Meadow 4 1,580 and 91.6; Kenneth Zlemer, Waltham, 1,750 and 89.3; Eroeii Tune and Son, Grand Meadow, 1.710 and 88.9 and 1,950 and 87.8) Ed Severson and Son, Grand Men* dow, 2,080 and 87.1; Chester lor, Austin, 1,660 and 86.3 ajnd 2,020 and 86.8; and Joa Snydtr, Grand Meadow, 1,860 and 85.6. There were 549 cows on the D»e* ember test, producing an age of 33.9 poundi butterfat. FARM NEWS 16-AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD Wadrmdcry, Jan. 7, Name Your Own Form Problem Solution A "brainstorming" «ession on solutions to the farm problems will be held in the Austin Area Vocational School adult farmer class- meeting Thursday when everyone offers his own solution. Charles Painter, class instructor, said this free-for-all discussion should stimulate thinking on FARM CALENDAR TODAY North Star 4-H Club, Lloyd Gaul home, Ron Seath speaker. Woodbury 4-H Club, KP Hall. the topic. The meeting, at 8 p.m. In the vocational ichool, wlnda «p a series on the farm problem. Concepts covered in the tare* previous meetings will be the basil for appraisal of the various suggestions, Painter said. In the other sessions, the farmers noted an agreement by economists on a few fundamental problems. "With those fundamental ideat in mind, • our panel will appraisa the suggestions and lead discussion," Painter said. One of the major problems faclnf THURSDAY j agriculture is overproduction, with Ramsey 4-H Club, Don Bell home production increasing faster than Don Hasbargen. the population. Another fundamen- Windom 4-H Club, Liebenstein 1 tal concept is agricultural produc. The Farmers Union, Farm Bur- AFTER THE Christmas holi- _,. , - - - »««»-»M*»«*»-4tJW*JlV»ilj*eAilIIJU»Hi| J>»».**J*V * * *** V^AtA l&yiltaa iUJli" Other research should be donej eau and Grange have worked to _jdays of indulging in too many on the factors causing differences j gether on CRS anc , the manpower | sweets, mothers often ask about in milking speeds. In University; is drawn from these thn?e or j confections that are simple to tests, milking ranges from 1 e s s i ganizations. : make and wholesome for the child- than a pound to Jl! pounds and; H C RS succeeds this year, thejren. some cattle don t have to be strip-1 leaders hope to be able" to close! Dried fruit balls meet these p . • the door on other fnrm to farm 1 specifications and are simple Scientists know the sire deter-. fund drives vvho dQn , t j oin CRS _; enough for the children to help mines the n.ilk productivity of a calf, yet they don't know enough to determme which type bulls should be used with which typ e i a « °P°» cows, Petersen said. «• 1", as the award w.ll be made : desired . Then s , tl)e V 1J at lhe Ja - vcees Bosses ; WHEN YOUR teenager reaches for a snack, heto him refuel his "' ng< vitality. Give him nutritious food. In this country of boasted abundance many teenagers are under nourished. The reason for this lies partly in the fact that during adolescence more proper foods are jtion would increase more rapidly without governmental restraint*. "Most economists agree that under a 'hands off governmental policy, production would continue to climb for at least 10 years after which we might expect a gradual decline," Painter said. Other concepts are a terrifla Sargeant 4-H Club. Lyall Larson j amount of land would have to b« home, idled to cut production; without TUESDAY drastic reorganization of the for- Woodson 4-H Club, Liebenstein eign aid program, the U. S will 4-H Hall, Richard Vanzwol. j loose its food exports; and iarm- IVEDNESDAY jers are in no position to solve LeRoy 4-H Club, Municipal the problem either as individual* 4-H Hall. Duane Rolfson. Woodland 4-H Club, Oscar Wood home. MONDAY Adams 4-H 'Club, Conservation Club. Brownsdale 4-H Club, Brownsdale School. Elkton 4-H Club. or through group action. FnR _, _. make. They require no cooking, needed than at any other time in I™ ° °rrt i Simply gdlld ° r choi) fine a mi " life ' <Ibre * meals a ^ « fle » do f aimer award ! ture of dried fruitg _ . , not {urnish h { * ™ must be made by roisi dates of And all the time he was mixing an old-world brogue into his speech ; Mgtn Program. that a ; As a resuU that kept his audience of 100 list-1 Know ol a - VOU11 S farmer, be-| ( ] e ,] cocoanut, graham ening for every word. ; tween the ages of 21 and 35, who| cnm ,b s O r corn flakes Incidentally, Sir William was ' h asdone honored by the Danish court for his ni «»aKement work in the dairy industry. nate nim on into balls and roll in powdered ual snackers. From 15 to 17 per : sugar. For variety, roll in shred- j cent of their food intake in througl: * cracker The dif- ! addressed to Outstanding Young AN AWARD AS champion gar- Farmer Award, Box 100, Austin, plus rising livestock demand, will jdener of Mower County will be Harry Osborn, agriculture chair-! preen t feed grain prices f r o m ; presented to Gerald Watkins of, man, announced, slipping sharply under the weight j the Ramsey 4-H Club at the ineet-j of huge record supplies predicts | ing Thursday. ' Successful Farming. The c o r n j The certificate from the Min- price has moved up toward last j nesota State Horticultural Society him' fill out a simple nomination winters levels, and is likely to]carries with it a year's member- form - cut in half from the one stay there awhile. ship in the society. Gerald's entry used last year a good job, considering f ere nt dried fruits offer good nut- iiit and methods? Nomi- ,-itive value as well as good flav- a card or letter O r. Prunes and dates stuffed with «r7hi3!S IF YOU'VE tried to freeze mold- these extra meals. In preparing macks, Grace Brill, extension nutritionist at the University of Minnesota, suggests that you keep in mind these foods .„,, , , . . . o- A.d when your card is reee.v-; ed salads made wjth Uin and s a AT UNIVERSITY F AND H WEEK Varied Program Interests Farm and City Women inakn tral Foods corporal ion report on the recent Can wash - and - wear fabrics be safely washed in hut water? How can 1 save tune and energy in the kitchen? What are some effective ways to hang pictures in the home? These are among many questions that will be answered dur- ; the University of .Minnesota 'j annual Farm and Home Week on behind tiie the St. Paul campus Jan. 13-16 at j A talk o special program planned for bo:h : wash-and-vi city and rural homemakers. : the homemakers' to success; use The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station suggests using about one-fourth less liquid than in the usual recipe. When using commercially packaged flavored yelatin for a freezer salad, use 1'i cups of water instead of 2 cups. When this amount of water was used in experiments on salads at the New Jersey station, the salads were of good consistency when thawed, and the diced celery stayed crisp. every day: meat or fish or eggs or legumes, milk or milk products, vegetables, fruits, and breads or cereals. READ THE CLASSIFIED ADS Here is a basic recipe for mold'" lamll >' meal Planning and' ed chicken salad to put into the *<--«• techniques in freezer. Instead of chicken, you might use turkey, veal, ham or ng and family living. monotony will be ideas on creati- Fealured speaker on the home- vity maker's program will be Barbara eye division. Gen- freezing food, planning community ! who will meals, weight reduction, food and tui~a fish. trade cooking equipment for family, MOLDED CHICKEN SALAD: 1 as cream oi mushroom soup; 1 A puppet show will dramatize! tablespoon unfavored gelatin (one tips oil time and energy saving. : envelope); U cup water; 2 cups enuliiica- diced meat; 1 cup diced celery; .ive helps 2 pimentos cut in small pieces- using - : • io, for the l> Curi- S -hihif , wealth and family . u t _ _ _ a place on the four-day pro-, with Today's Youth." gram. According to Roxana Ford,' Clothing choices lor van bajrman of the women's pro- ure types will be covered the event is an opportu-. the week. rtl l' !lul1 aad vegetable gnwmg. to dissolve < Copies oi the complete Farm g- and Home Week program are avail- and in able iron) the Director of Short firm gelatin, then add other into a mold " freezing. Keep in the kikasK* DO HAVE TWIS HANDY 1 6ASOK4TAP, JUST TURN IT ON ANDSAY'SIDDAP/* URAL "UP ^ CO«P. AUSTIN. MINN Put new life into your farming with a new Oliver —3-4 plow 770 or 4-5 plow 880. They're spanking new in looks, in design, in feel. Tliey put more power to work—in practical new ways. Big, high-speed engines give you more draw- bar horsepower than ever—well over the 50 mark in the 880. A new Power-Booster Drive gives you 12 forward speeds and almost one-third more pull for the tough spots—on the go. In plowing, Oliver's new Power-Trad iou Hitch transfers extra weight to the rear wheels, keeps you going at full speed. Powerjuster wheels take the work out of changing tread, and power steering makes every maneuver easier. Come in and see these powerful new Olivers, now in bright new meadow green and clover white! Feel their power, too, and learn how it can help you boost farm profits. —. TPMAILIL C O Ro&e Creek, Minnesota

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