The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 11, 1944 · Page 31
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 31

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 11, 1944
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F A R"M , J b h u a'r y , 1 9 4 4 10th Anniversary Sale for Calara Farm Berkshires to Be in Mason City Feb. 8 One of the outstanding sales of Berkshire hogs to be held in the United States this spring is scheduled in Mason City Feb. 8, it was revealed Monday. It is the 10th anniversary_ sale of Calara farm at Thornton owned by Carl A. Henkel, Mason City. A bred sow sale, 34 of the 40 animals offered are bred to the boar. Modern Grenadier, purchased last fall by Calara farm at the highest price paid in the last 20 years for a yearling boar. A few head arc bred to Colonel Brooks 481980, son of the grand champion, Brookside Colonel. The sale is to be held at the West Truck Line garage, directly across the tracks from the Rock Island and Great Western passenger station, beginning at 1 p. m. Auctioneers will be G. H.* Shaw, Memphis, Tenn., and J. E.' Halsey, Des Moines. The offerings include a number of champions and prize winning gilts at the National Berkshire shows, many of which were purchased by Calara farms since then in order that Modern Grenadier might have the fullest opportunity to prove his worth as a sire. "It is the finest offering we ever have driven into a sale ring," declared Mr. Henkel "and we have put forth every effort to make it one of the greatest ever seen in the breed.' The sows are daughters of Supreme Lad 4th, of War Bond son of the grand champion War Eagle, of Benson Wildfire 3rd and of the grand champion, Brookside Colonel. But Mr. Henkel emphasized particularly the importance of his herd sire, Modern Grenadier, to whom most of the sows and gilts are bred. "We believe that we have one of the greatest boars of the breed," he declared. "We have never owned a boar about whose get we have felt so confident." NEW OATS UP YIELD Iowa's oat yield average for 1943 is estimated at 39 bushels to the acre us compared witli 3i.4 bushels as an average for the last 10 years. This is accredited to wide use of the new disease-resistant v a r i e t i e s-Tama, Boone, Control and Marion---which were developed at the Iowa agricultural experiment station. One of the reasons for the re- 'cent slump in egg prices is a 12 per cent inci'ense in receipts at 00 midwest markets over those t a year ago. MODERN GRENADIER Proper Air Essential to Plants in House Ijght, temperature and humidity play an important part in controlling b l o o m of house plants. High humidity induces healthy, luxuriant growth, which favors development of more beautiful bloom than when humidity is low. L. C. Grove, Iowa State college extension horticulturist, suggests setting flowering plants immediately above wet sand. The plants may be set on metal trays that will hold water, and sand may be scattered around the flower pots. Keeping the sand wet all the time increases the humidity of the air. Keep Manure Hauled, Save Plant Food Winter is a particularly good time for hauling farm manure if weather permits driving over the fields. J. B. Peterson, Iowa State college soils specialist, says, that very little nitrogen is lost as ammonia when farm manure is spread on fields during cold weather. Furthermore, as the usual gradual freezing and thawing proceed during early winter, the nutrients gradually leach into the ground where they are held in readiness for the next year's crop. Importance of these nutrients is shown by analysis, says Peterson. One ton of average mixed stable manure contains approximately 10 pounds of nitrogen, ! pounds of phosphoric acid or 2.' pounds phosphorus, and 10 pounds of potash, equivalent to 8.3 pounds of potassium. Manure also contains many minor elements essential for plant growth, large numbers of essential soil bacteria, and high quality organic matter. Under average conditions, approximately 75 per cent of the nutrients fed livestock is recovered if the manure is properly handled and spread. The percentage recovered may be much lower than 75 per cent if poor methods are used. Peterson says that manure should not be allowed to dry out, and water should'not be allowed to wash over the manure or to leach through it into the ground. If the manure becomes too dry, the nitrogen is converted into ammonia which escapes into the air The nitrogen and potassium in manure are very soluble in wa- er and leach away rapidly he manure is stored on the bare ground, out in the open. TWO REGISTERED HOLSTEIN BULLS Of Serviceable Ace Sired by Fieterje De Kol Mead who has a 514 Ib. index and from dams up to 550 Ib. B. F. that are sired by a proven sire with 522 Ib. B. F. C. H. Miller Sons Clarion, Iowa Farmers are assured that they need pay only a reasonable pric for legume and grass seed thi year because the government has jut a ceiling price on it. The jig headache will- be to find enough seed to meet the demand. Crops men at Iowa State college urge ordering early the seed needed. Poultry Houses All lira fron M keni 1. l.M*. Ck«ice «f pvfllirrmtn everywhere. Ah* C H A M P I O N BKOODEB BOUSES, U* best n.ncr »I» »«y »«t LOW IN FRICr. lamcdS- ·ie ««livery factory to form. HOG HOUSES Champion 4 to 6 Pen »r Giant Six*. Sav« AU, Y»» Firs XND Httnirc4» ·f 9«lUr* Every Wf nt« r BCC*B sc Champion KoHnd Houses Are EAST 1O BEAT! : AJ»» CHAMPION Silos. Cribs, Bins, etc. WESTERN SILO CO. Pept. KG, Dw Moinrs. Iowa Livestock AUCTION Thursday, January 13 GARNER, IOWA NOTICE: Sale will start promptly at 1 r. M. 400 -- CATTLE -- 400 Early listing of this week's good selection of slockers and feeders include the following: 25 good to choice acclimated dehorned Montana Hereford steers, weight 1,000 Ibs. 25 good Shorthorn steers, weight fiSO Ibs. 40 good Shorthorn and W. F. steers, weight 750 to 800 Ibs. 15 good Shorthorn springing heifers. 20 good Shorthorn heifers, weight 800 Ibs. Balance of run will be many odd lots of native Shorthorn. W. F., and Angus steers and heifers, all weights, mostly good ·» choice quality. Also usual receipts ot springer cows and heifers, breeding bulls, veal calves, butcher slock of all kinds. 150 -- HOGS -- 150 Including several consignments of native feeder pigs, also sows and breeding boars. NOTICE: Good feeder pigs and food breeding boars are in demand and are bringing satisfactory prices. SHEEP: We have a goad market every Thursday for your fat lambs, feeder lambs, ewes, or bucks. Send your consignment in this Thursday. 5 tons of choice mixed Timothy and Clover baled hay. MK. FARMER LIVESTOCK DEALER Demand is better and prices considerably higher on all classes of cattle than .it has been in the past few months. For satisfaction in the handling and selling of your livestock consign it to this Auction. Garner Sales Co. PHIL R. SHEIMO AUCTIONEER Livestock and selling experience for ZO years. FERTILE, IOWA PHONE 649 AUCTION SALE On account of ill health I am holding a closing out sale on the Bchnke farm located 8 miles northeast of Mason City or 3 miles cast and 4 miles south of Manly or 1 mile south and I mile west of Flymoutb, on Monday, Jan. 17 Beginning at 1:00 P. m. Sharp 7 -- HEAD OF HORSES -r 7 1 black mare 8 years old 1 gray gelding- 3 years old 1 gray mare 7 years »M 1 sorrel gelding 2 years eld 1 white mare 13 years old Fair of roan mares 1 year old HOLSTEIN CATTLE 8 cows now milking 4 heifer calves 6 2-year old heifers, some * yearling steers ' springing FEED Ion of hay more or less;'30 ton of silage more or less; 350 bushels of aals more or less. MACHINERY. F-12 Far-mail tractor with corn plow; 1 gang plow; 1 2-r»w cultivator; 1 4-section steel drag with folding draw bar; 1 drag cart; 1 McCormick corn binder; McCormick mower; McCor- roick endgate seeder and cart; 2 wood wheel wagons and boxes; 1 steel wheel track wagon and hay rack; 1 band com shelter; 1 45-bnshel self feeder, almost new; Del-aval cream separator; 2 sets of harness and extra horse collars; also a lot of smalt tools sncli as wrenches, fence tools, good bench vise, 2 lag chains, hay slings and many other items too numerous to mention. HOUSEHOLD JTJRNIWKE--Davenport and chair; book case; saeho«d"di«fa* r~- tb?-: 1 Kitohen Kook gasoline stove with pressure tank; and many other K*2?S. TERMS: Cash or Make arr*Hct«M*te with your banker bete?? sale. No property t* be removed until settled for. R. V. FRANKE Most Attractive BRED SOW SALE offering we have ever presented. Will sell on Friday, January 21 Ora Bayless, Auctioneer R. V. Wilkinson, Clerk III AT OUR FARM 2 MILES EAST OF MASON CITY They are the deep, wide, roomy type of gilts. Mated to boars that have a lot of natural thickness and easy feeding qualities. Sale Starts at 1 O'clock 4-H club members--Get our catalogue for valuable prizes offered by the Iowa Poland China Breeders' Ass'n. FREE LUNCH AT NOON EMMERT BROS. POLAND CHINA BREEDERS Mason City, Iowa

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