The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 8, 1939 · Page 20
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 20

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 8, 1939
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MASON IOWA IS FOURTH- Rated Second in Creamery Butter Scale Iowa ranks fourth among the states m the production of butler-fat on farms, according to the recent annual report of the state department of agriculture. The state is exceeded only by Wisconsin, Minnesota and New York, these four states produc- Jh g TT°-P e5r o Cent o£ the total for the United States. Iowa produced 1 i-3 per cent of all the creamery butter in the United States sola seeond only to Minne- Consume 35 Per Cent About 35 per cent of Iowa's creamery butter is consumed within the state and half of the total is sent to (he four largest metropolitan markets, where it The Iowa dairy industry consists of nearly a million and a naif milk cows on some 200 HARNESS OILING! Therooth^soaklnt In Ntalsfool oil Griesemer Leather Store 16 So. Delawar* thousand farms. It has 479 creameries and 27 cheese factories. Its seven billion pounds of milk produced in 1937 accounted for one-seventh of the total cash farm income, 63 per cent of this milk being used in the manufacture of creamery butter and 26 per cent sold as fluid milk and cream. It is estimated that the 1937 per capita consumption of butter was 37.5 pounds in Iowa, of which farm butter supplied 1C pounds. Oleomargarine consumption was estimated at 2.52 pounds. Has 3 Tpcs Iowa has three types of creameries. In 1937 the 280 co-operative creameries .produced 621 per cent of its total 200 million pounds of creamery butter and paid their patrons' an average f I'M C - en J? a pound f01 ' fa 'us t t2 individual creameries supplied 18.4 per cent of its butter and paid their patrons 34.62 cents a pound for fat. - ,, e 37 , ""tracers operating m the state supplied J9.5 per cent of its creamery butter and paid their patons 33.43 cents a pound for fat Cross Hens, Guineas A cross between chickens and rumeas sometimes occurs The head of the resulting hybrid is somewhat like that of the guinea n shape, but is larger. The bird's call is a sort of screech like that of a guinea. -Shown in Butterfat Report Bossy Presents No. 1 Test Tube Bahv ' FARMERS THIS BANK Formers need the specialized services of a good bonk more than any other group of people. They hove many specialized problems and little time to deal with them. And so we're es- pectally proud of the fact thot o great many of our depositors ore formers. We oppreciate a former's problems. Hardly a day goes b tKat we're not colled upon to discuss them. With our complete range of banking services we stand ready to further agricultural progress, and through it, general prosperity. UNITED HOME BANK sp TRUST CO. M To; 0City - A HOME BANK OWNED and OPERATED BY YOUR FRIENDS * Hog Receipts Low in 1938 for Farmers AMES-- Out of every dollar paid by the consumer lor pork in 1938, the farmer received 62 cents rr. Sam H. Thompson, Iowa State college extension agricultural economist, said Wednesday. "This was less than the farmer received in 1S36 and 1937 but substantially above the low points of the depression." Citing figures released by the bureau of agricultural econora- C " Live Hogs Decrease "The 1938 value of live hoes was 62 per cent of the price citr consumers paid for pork, compared with 67 per cent in 1937 6D per cent in 1936, and 46 per cent or less for the worst depression years 1932-34." ,, T 1 !? T, pe J cenfages were c °m- puted by dividing the price consumers pay for one pound of pork products by the value of 1-9 pounds of live hog at the larm, since it takes 1.9 pounds of hve hog to produce'a pound of the market cuts indicated TI J°mpson explained. The actual margin in cents between a pound of pork products and equivalent quantify of live hogs was 9.1 cents in 1938 as compared with 11.2 cents in 1935 (including processing tax) and 19?! P » r ,T SIOn I°w of 7.8 cerits. In 1913 the spread was 3.5 cents. faeveral factors are responsible for changing price spreads over long periods between retail and Winter Wheat Acreage Is Hurt by Dry Fall j Winter wheat acreage this year is down as compared with, last, and condition is poorer than usual as the result.of a dry fall. There were 18.1 per cent fewer acres planted than a year ago, and abandonment of planted acreage totals 11.8 per cent This is estimated to bring a crop of 485,000,000 bushels of winter wheat, if conditions are normal from now on. If the spring wheat crop can be held below 200,000,000, the total wheat crop for 1939 will be only sliihUy above normal_domestic needs of the United States. There will still be on hand a tremendous carryover from, the .present season. V JOHN DEERE STORE See Our Specials New 10 foot Tr. Disc. SS4.58- 5 section Harrow with folding eveners; 1 F-20 Fannall, all rubber; 1 F-12 Tr. *nfl Cult. 3 G. P. Tractors; 2 3-row Cultivators; Z 3-row Corn Planters; 2 15-ft. Tractor Discs; 1 10-foot Tractor Disc; used G. P. and D. parts. CEERO GORDO IMPLEMENT CO. is TENTH ST. s. \\. out. Among them, he said, are; Wafts Change 1. Changes in costs of wages, transportation and materials '·· improvements in efficiency rjroops:Mn«r marketing · ' 3. Changes in profits of processors, dealers and distributors. 'It is important that the fig- !£«» f P d re s P fead s and Percentage be interpreted -with caution, for the data does not " the . not shed any on whether profits may be too large at any point in tie marketing system." He called .attention to "the M-V OWa . rd small e r retail establishments as well 'as more P 1 " 0 ^ 51 " 8 and Packaging of foods" and added that 'fome ot these changes do not only affect pnce spreads but make com- different ^ '"The farmer is not likely to r? V ^ r 8r l ater porlion ° f pork dollar than he did in 1938 in spite of probable improve-! ment in consumer demand. Hog P £ ,T 0miSe to be mu * son said" P " ces !ower ." 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