The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 11, 1944 · Page 20
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January 11, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 20

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M a s o n C i t y G l o b e - G a z e t t e Feed Cows in Proportion to Production Feeding individual cows in proportion to the milk they produce will increase production of dairy products from the ·same amount 01- less grain, writes an Iowa State college a^iicultural economist, Earl O. Heody. Iowa farmers have neared peak food production in total crop; acres and livestock numbers, 'according to Heady. A further increase must come from shilling land, labor and feed between various crops and kinds oC livestock, and more efficient production o£ all crops and livestock. "Only about ','4 of the farmers are.feeding grain in proportion to individual 'production .This means that in 3 out of every 4 herds in Iowa some cows may get too much grain from ;ome, offset from while others · may not get enough. · "If this method of feeding vere · adopted,. flow of milk poor cows would drop but this loss would be by increased milk flow cows capable of higher production. Net result would be more total milk from the herd from the same amount of grain originally fed," Heady states. More profit will be made by feeding grain-to each individual cow to the point where the value of the increase in milk flow is CQual to- the increase in food cost. RATIO TO STAY LOW The egg-feed ratio for Iowa ega producers is likely to continue less favorable than a year ago, in the opinion ot Ralph Baker, poultry marketing extension specialist of Iowa State college. Butchering should be done on the farm early enough to allow time to fiet the meat cured during cold weather. For .Rapid Growth and Good Health Farm, Master Hog Oiler Rids hogs of lice withou t labor. Fastens down easily. fT-'W pouble roller .. ..... . ........ * Mineral Feeder Waterproofed top! Easily to ho* feed lots. Labor saver. 5 .bu. size ...... . (eedines mineral -tlch, hogs . thrive. Contains FJeischman's Type D IrTstdicaled yeast, hifih in *.9* Vitamin D. 100 Ibs. ..'.. ..... ** Dip Disinfectant Ten times the efficiency of carbolic acid when used as a f .89 dip or disinfectant. Gal. .. Hog Catcher Made of selected wood. Ideal for catching lioga for ringing For Maximum Poultry Protection .4 Ft. Hen Feeder Smooth strong wood. Short lees -nake it right Cor feeding ».;U while standing «n ground . , . ·" Hen Feeder With Perch Saves feed, keeps it clean, because hens feed from perch. O-5» 4 ft, length " Vitamin D Mix Increase growth and egg production Where minerals and proteins 1/ES iarc lacking. 5 KK . . . . - * · Gofvonixed Chick Fountain Positive vacuum control keeps water level.. For poultry ft weeks or «VW oldtr. 5 gal. E.« . North Iowa, Southern Minnesota Farms, Any Job She Does It pounds which would h a v e brought top price. She admitted that if she had known it before hand she would have been tempted to run them around a block or two to take off the extra poundage. For More Profitable Porker Production They also hogged down more than an acre but they still picked about 1,000 bushels, some of it by hand. It ran Louise Tuecjse can handle any job which comes along on the farm, it seems. She even has a work shop where she can-take care of chores like the one she was working at when the picture was taken. She needed 3 new slats for the manure spreader, so she made them. She even sawed some stovewood for ono* of the neighbors this winter on a big power saw which stands in the yard where she can hook the tractor on for power. Lydia Ubben, her. partner, can run the tractor too, Louise said. She can run it if she wants but she doesn't like it. She said she nearly tipped with a load of hay." "Next time maybe it'll tip all the way over so you'll know I'm not fooling,"' retorted Lydia. But the girls get lots of work done. Their 7 acres of soybeans yielded about 20 bushels to the acre, 'they said, and they cut acres of corn for- ensilage. Chickens Source of Swine Tuberculosis Fourteen million pounds ot Iowa pork are condemned each year because of .avian tuberculosis in swine, according to estimates by K. W. Stouder, extension veterinarian at Iowa Stale college. The hogs acquire most of this tuberculosis infection by associating with tuberculosis-infected poultry. The total financial loss from this disease is estimated at S4.- 190,000 for Iowa alone. In 1942 Iowa produced 13 million swine for slaughter. Records show that 10.18 per cent of these were retained for tuberculosis infection by federal meat inspectors. The average loss per carcass was GO cents. In addition, about 10,000 head of the carcasses were entirely condemned for tuberculosis. Each carcass had ait average value of $28. Stouder says this loss could be materially reduced by culling poultry flocks, and keeping only year-old birds for average farm flock egg production. M a n y checked tests show thai there is less than one-half of 1 per cent of tubercular birds in Clocks under 1 year of age. In flocks over 18 months of age as many as 15 per cent of the birds are frequently found to-be tubercular. Farmers who cannot keep their old hens and pullets separated should sell off: their birds -every year, not only as a means of controlling tuberculosis but here again, records show that egg production during the pullet year about 70 bushels to the acre, they estimated. The 8 cows and 8 calves are kept in a barn that (to a man) is almost painfully neat and clean. They are fed ensilage and hay, and said. ground corn, whole oats ground, soybeans, Louise There was one thing which bothered Louise quite a bit: \Vhen she sold the 15 spring pigs this fall, 13 ot them averaged 3 pounds over the 270 is considerably higher than it is in the later years of a hen's life. CORN PLANTING TIME Iowa's Many Rabbits Good Meat Source The cottontail can supply meat for many a meal on Iowa tables this winter. George O. Hendrickson, Iowa State college wildlife specialist, reports that apparently there is very little tularemia among rabbits in Iowa this year. Furthermore, their population in Iowa is exceptionally large. - · There may' be some infected rabbits, however, and Hendrickson suggests these precautions. Hunt only during cold weather, for rabbits are quite free from tularemia after cold, freezing weather has set in. Only those which are fast- moving should be taken, since they probably are healthy. It is advisable to wear gloves while handling all rabbits, and to don rubber gloves for dressing them. H the rabbits are handled and dressed with bare hands, the hands should be- washed thoroughly afterward.: Small, white spots {on the liver or splean indicate tularemia". If they are found, the entire car-. cass should he .burned at once, and the hands, knife and utensils thoroughly disinfected. Rabbit carcasses " should be cooked thoroughly, as this tier stroys. any,' germs of tularemia which might'lx? present. . ' Reg. 5.95 Pressure Sprayer Throws IS ft. drenching spray. Porcelain enamel interior resists corrosion, rust. 4 gal. capacity. *.M 5 ft. rubber host Now « As this paper goes to press, the THOMPSON HYBRID CORN CO. is planting corn in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. F6r several years, the THOMPSON COMPANY has grown a Winter crop in the "Valley" of their inbreds and breeding material. In this manner (by growing two crops a year--one in Texas and one in Iowa) new hybrids are developed and are ready for testing in half the time ordinarily -required. A limited amount of THOMPSON HYBRID seed is still available. See your local dealer. THOMPSON HYBRID CORN CO. Belmond, Iowa The faster one can get the milk from a cow once she lias started "giving it down," the more milk he will get. FARMERS Don't slaughter* your ahy.' slow or seemingly barren breeders. Feed them VICTOR WHEAT GERM OIL. I/sen report breeding troubles 'corrected after OEM VICTOR feeding. C. G. A., dairy breeder, writes, "I had a purebred cow which I could not get with calf. Served her five times. I' then used wheat germ oil and she settled on the next service". Thousands with similar experiences. Costs less than l/jc per cow per day. Costs you nothing if not satisfied with results. For safe at moat food feed stores, if your dealer cannot supply you. ·end »!6.50 for gallon or *4.7» for qoart. Shipment prepaid if cash accompanies order. Northwestern Dttttibtitiitg Co. MTa»«a

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