Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 8, 1939 · Page 26
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 26

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 8, 1939
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10 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SOWS NEED PROTEINS--Require Special Rations County Agent Gives Ideal Feeding Diet Rations for the suckling sow must be well supplemented with protein feeds i£ she is to ween a litter of well developed pigs, asserts Marion E. Olson, county agricultural extension agent. "Nothing is gained by letting a sow get thin while she is suckling pigs," Mr. Olson explained. "Sows will be more productive in later breeding periods if they are well fed and even though they are to be sold on the market after weaning their litter, it seldom pays to sell thin sows. Limit Grain Capacity "The sow's ration should contain at least 15 per cent ot pro- DEAD LIVESTOCK We Pay for Phone Colls Days Nights Phone 3758 Phone 3836 Lund Sales Stable and Rendering Co. MASON CITY tein and at least three pounds of concentrate feed for each 100 pounds of live weight. Fibrous feeds like alfalfa meal, although needed in the sow's ration, limit capacity for concentrated feeds like grain and should be ifild down to 5 per cent of the ration and used only if pastures are not in season. 'Even fine-stemmed, leafy, good-quality alfalfa meal is a poor substitute for good pasture in the ration for suckling sows and their pigs." Mr. Olson suggested the following ration for a 300 pound sow with a litter of pigs: Corn 8 pounds Whole oats .1 pound Wheat middlings . . . 2 pounds Tankage 1 pound Mineral mixture--Self fed leguminous pasture. "Pastures prevent many of the nutritional deficiencies of suckling pigs," Mr. Olson pointed out. "When pastures comparatively free frorn parasitic infestation are ready for use, the sows and pigs should be turned upon them. A path of fall sewn rye will pay big dividends as early pasture for sows and litters. Pigs confined to houses may get suckling-pig anemia when kept on a diet consisting chiefly of sow's milk. Unthrifty, spring pigs are seen mainly in hog houses and on old pasture." The average cow in Iowa cow testing associations in 1S37-38 returned her owner S68 above feed costs, which is the highest return since 1932-33. lrtr**toii* GROUND GRIP TIRES are the Greatest Traction Tires Ever Built . . . Firestone Triple-Braced Traction Bars cannot bend, break or tear off. The flat tread, the high traction bars, widely spaced, and the high shoulders are exclusive features that make Firestone Ground Grips the greatest traction tires ever built. If you are driving through snow and mud let us equip the rear wheels of your car with Firestone Ground Grip Tires. ,J ,i ii.r ? °£ ?'««»" /"""IT'S RfrltrJ Cn»J, anJ M*mr,l5pt:h tU r Jl!p 7 n' f "," F !""y e Sl"fX"r! OntcUra, ,,d,r It, JirtcliZ, ,,/ ^UrtJWflltntHm.M-mJ^ tuning, , flf NxrimuMc ft. B. C RtJ N~fu»ri Tune in on th Modern Tractor Gets Streamlining C. M. Shaffer,-manager of the Sears Roebuck and company store at 27 East State street, paints out the streamlined features of the 1939 Graham Bradley tractor to a group of interested North Iowa farmers. A..F. Van Ann, head of the Sears farm implement store, is sitting at the wheel of the modern tractor which is built by Graham, equipped by Bradley and guaranteed by Sears. The farmers pictured here agreed the tractor was the finest piece of machinery they had ever seen. (Lock photo.) Specialist in Management imothy With Alfalfa boosts Meadow Yield Sowing timothy with alfalfa vill increase the yield of mead- w ground by from three- ourths to one ton an acre, it is ndicated by experiments at owa State college. The best rate of seeding seems 0 be 15 pounds of alfalfa, the lormal rate, plus four pounds of imothy ah acre. Adding still more timothy does not bring a urther increase in yield. The superior yield of the mix- ure is probably due to the fact that there are more plants a L. G. AUbangh, farm management specialist in the extension service, -Iowa S t a t e college, one of the men who works ..with farmers who are keeping: farm business accounts. .m^ tunng, , flf xmuMc ft. B. C R Tune in on the Firestone Voice of ihe Firm Radio prozram twice each u-eelt daring the acxm hoar FIRESTONE AUTO SUPPLY Cr SERVICE STORE 1 1 5 East State Phone 766 Dry Cows Need Feed Advises Dairyman . Neglect of dry' cows by feeding them only lightly on hay or other roughage, on the theory that they are out of production and therefore do not need ample feed, is advised against by Don Murray, North Dakota Agricultural college e x t e n s i o n service dairyman. ."When the cow ' is dry," Mr Murray explains, "is .the time the cow should be fed \vell in order to have 'some reserve stored in her body to use after freshening. "Dry cows should receive an abundance of good hay, somi succulent feed such as silage or roots, if available, and about one to five pounds of grain daily Liberal feeding of dry cows before calving pays better returns for feed than at any other time.' Ground Sorghum Is Good for Fattening Ground sorghum tops, including the grain and head, are nearly equal to com and cob meal as a ration for fatteninj cattle when fed in somewha limited amounts, explains C. C Culbertson of the animal hus bandry department at low State college. When the tops are ground ir a roughage mill, they are wort about 85 per cent as much a shelled corn for fattening cattle Best results are obtained i the ground tops are used to re place probably no more than one-half of the com in the grai mixture since the tops are bulk ier and are not as palatable a corn. - . . square foot, greater leaf area a n d stimulation of timothy growth by the nitrogen nodules on the alfalfa roots. An alfalfa-timothy mixture not only produces more hay, but it is a much better soil gripping crop on rolling, credible land. Timothy has a better surface root system than alfalfa. . IS OLDEST COLLEGE Established in 1879, the division of veterinary medicine at Iowa State college is the oldest veterinary college in the United States. The new Stange Memorial clinic makes its teaching equipment the finest in the country. MRS. FARMER! THE BURPEE WAY Of HOME CANNING Will Save You Money The Burpee Way Affords the Housewife the Best and Cheapest Means of Home Canning Now Is the ideal time to put up your meat for summer. Delicious steaks, roast and sausage on your shelf, ready to serve at a minute's notice, when you can the BURPEE WAY. Can in Tin--Saves Labor--Prevents Spoilage Your dealer will be glad to give you a demonstration on the Burpee Automatic Can Sealer and "Aristocrat" Cooker and supply prices and other information. CANNER'S SUPPLY COMPANY 111 East State Street Mason City

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