The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 8, 1939 · Page 32
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March 8, 1939

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 32

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16 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Study Shows Steady Gain of Tractors The pointer on the "balance scales" of farm power economy Is steadily tipping toward the side of tractors and away from that of horses. In finding that tractors provided c h e a p e r power than horses, Iowa State college economists, agricultural engineers and animal husbandrymen consulted the cost accounts of more than 1,700 Iowa farms. There's one rub, however. Farmers did not save much money the first few years they owned tractors, the report shows, because they carried two sets o£ equipment--both horse and tractordrawn tools. But if a farmer had owned a general purpose tractor for four years or longer, lie was saving an average o£ $13 a crop acre more than his neighbor who was working horses. After four years of . tractor osvnership the farmers were better equipped and became more expert in handling their tractor machinery. The survey also showed that the farmers owning general purpose tractors kept more livestock than those who used standard tractors or horses. The figures compiled on completion .of the survey showed'the differences on costs an acre between tractors and horses. For horse farms the cost to produce an acre of corn amounted to $15.04; for those using a general-purpose tractor two years or less, $15.01, and on farms using a general purpose tractor four years or more, $12.17. Crop yields were about the same on both horse and tractor farms, although in some cases there was a trend toward higher yields on the tractor operated farms. Set" Fair Dates Next year's Iowa Slate fair will be held Aug. 23 through Sept. 1. The date was picked recently by the newly elected state fair board, headed by J. P. Mulen of Fonda, president; F. E. Sheldon of Mt. Ayr, vice president. These officers and the five directors E. T. Davis of Iowa City; L. B. Cunningham of Cresco; C. E. Beman of Oskaloosa; Carl Hoffman of Atlantic and P. P. Zerfass of Algona, were all re-elected, as was A. R. Corey as secretary of the board. WHERE FRIENDS MEET AND TREAT JACK'S PLACE 18 SOUTH DF AWARE Hens Have Suitable Housing Corn, Alfalfa^ |i Is Used in Lamb Feed ,4 mm V% Ae'fev ·V/-.;fe.! li-t Suitable equipment and a comfortable house are necessary for heavy egg production during the winter and spring. At the left is seen the interior of a slraw loft poultry house photographed by W. R. Whitfield, extension poullryman at Iowa State college, showing thrifty White Leghorns and a good arrangement of equipment, roost poles and dropping: boards. At the right, the owner is replacing litter in the nests. Above is a good type of Iowa straw loft poultry house. At Mason City Implement Company At Clear Lake Grain Company SAVE ON YOUR FARM MACHINERY NEEDS AND REPAIRS! Whether it's new machinery you will need or repairs on your present property you will find us equipped to give you a better job or show you a better product in the McCormick-Deering line at saving prices. Check up for the new season. Now is the time to have our factory trained mechanics put your machinery in shape for early spring work in the fields. Remember, a dollar spent with us now saves nine later on your farm implements. Mr. Farmer! Buy Your New or Used Tractor Where the New Ones Are Selling the Fastest! There are more Farmall Tractors sold than all other all-purpose tractors put together. The Farniall Tractor is like a Packard Car; all we ask you to do is "ask the man who owns one" how he likes it. Then we know you will want one, too. Remember also that the International Harvester Company and ourselves absolutely guarantee that the Farmall Tractors will bum fuel oil just as successfully as any other tractor on the market. We trade for horses, cattle, hogs, grain or your used machinery on any new or used equipment you are interested in. We hove on hand a complete stock of rebuilt tractors of all kinds. These tractors look and run like new. F-20 Farmall, F-12 Farmall, 10-20 I. H. C., 15-30vl. H. C., 22-36 1. H. C. Also John Deere tractor, Hart-Parr 18-36 tractor. Twin City 21-36. Special Sale on ALEMITE GREASE GUNS Tractor Size $3.00 15 ounce Gun $5.00 28 ounce Gun $7.00 15 ounce Hydraulic Gat Gun . $6.00 TERMS TO RESPONSIBLE PARTIES! WE TRADE FOR ANYTHING Mason City Implement Co. Clear Lake Grain Company 22 Sixth Street S. E. Phone 462 Clear Lake, Iowa Phone 23 Average February ivestock Price Up DES MOINES, (U.PJ--Average rices received.by Iowa farmers or. all livestock items except eef cattle were higher for 'ebruary than the previous nonth, according to the U. S. de- artment of agriculture. Grains ecorded a slightly downward rice change, but oats, barley nd soybeans held, even with heir respective levels of January. Corn prices dropped four ents during the month and hog prices improved 50 cents, bring- ng an increase in the hog-corn price ratio from 17.4 in January o 20.9 for February. f Corn and alfalfa make aboP"^ the most profitable ration ibT Iamb feeder can provide for-* j flock in winter, says W. 1 U Morris, extension animal huijji^ bandman, uni\ r ersity form, ±ssi Paul, Minn. £jj If both feeds are of gocrn ' quality, it is doubtful, at pre-Jt , ent prices, that a supplement rV : any kind need be fed, Mr. Moijb 1 ' ris explained. y Use Corn Ration ·' v£'. "\Vhole shelled corn has beef ' found a most suitable grain raj. lion. When on full feed, lamtTv' weighing from 60 to 85 poundC . should eat from one and omlJ half to two pounds of grain » -' head daily, including any s^ plement provided, and from 't^, and one-fourth to one and oi\ half pounds of hay," the bus, bandman said. ) "If a common roughage i«? used, such as prairie hay, a pro-? 'J tein supplement should be fed 1 at the rate of one pound daily? to each five lambs. f "The supplement can be lin-j seed oil meal, corn gluten meal* cottonseed oil meal," or soybean; oil meal, depending on-which if lowest in cost. If corn is noft available, whole barley, oats,3 wheat or rye may be fed alone. 1 Feeding oats alone, however, it? not recommended for fattening) lambs, but only for starting the(( lambs on feed, and finally/ .· should not make up more than' } 25 per cent of the grain ration. '· ·': Lambs Should Gain *' "Lambs should gain at leas .one-third of a pound daily, mak4 r 4 ing a gain of 25 to 30 pounds if? 1 70 to 100 days of feeding. An el-? ') ficient .feeder will have hi3" | lambs fat enough to fill out .we!-* 1 i and suitable to the packer irF · that period of time. Slightljjr .j;' above 90 -pounds Is a /goo'f 1 % weight to begin marketing thy" el lambs, if they are fat. . \ Jl "Experiments show that it iC best to feed all the grain lambs? will clean up in about 20 min-i utes* time twice a day. HayV also is best fed twice daily. The'" hay should be fed after the! lambs have eaten their grain." | ^eoria. III., Gets Regional Laboratory Peoria. 111., has been given the ocation of one of the four reg- onal laboratories authorized by he last congress. These labora- ories are to search for new and vider industrial outlets for agricultural commodities. The Peoria site will serve the northern ·egion, including the 12 states of Iowa, "Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, Torth and South Dakota. The laboratory established at Peoria will study industrial uses of com, wheat and agricultural wastes. Use Rubber Tires Rubber tired trailer wagons, because of their light draft, are very satisfactory for using behind or alongside grain cot^ bined or corn pickers. Equip;: '*· with a telescoping tongue hitc a string of-such trailers can°ort' rapidly attached and detacl from the working machir ° Tongue plans may be obtain? 39 by writing to the bureau of agr^l- cultural engineering, Uni(*ze jj| States department of agricultufpU 5? Washington, D. C. "S- "'' TEST DRY TANKAGE Dry rendered tankage is more palatable, has a higher quality protein and a greater feeding value a hundredweight than either wet rendered tankage or meat and bone scrap, according to feeding tests recently., completed at the Minnesota experiment station, at St. Paul. Pigs self-fed a ration of yellow corn, dry rendered tankage and salt from weaning time to an average weight of 200 pounds will ordinarily exceed one and one- half pounds average daily gain a pig. SANTON Complete Hog MineraU Feed your sows I o d i z e d : SANTONE HOG MINERAL, this/ ·»;' spring-, and help them product^ ' strong, healthy pigs that willV LIVE at farrowing time and go' right ahead to develop in^ I tlu-ifty fall. market hogs early ncsji y, TOP-CROSS HENS Inbred White Leghorn roosters lop-crossed on random bred hens of the same breed resulted in some improvement in hatchability of eggs, it is reported from a five year study at the Iowa experiment station. Top-* crossing the inbred males on the random bred females also seemed to give a higher percentage of livability of young birds from 8 to 24 weeks of age than was the case with -progeny of random bred parents on both sides. *" * or ! i- ·e fe There's on Agent near you: . Henry 1. Gesme Hanlontown( S. M. Riser.. .Mason City, Rt. 4) Farmers Elevator Co... .Chapin, H. B. Blewctt Mescrvey' Roy E. Sharp. .Mason City, Rt. 3, Nels Jensen Hampton, Rt. 2 * Albih Anderson. .Hampton, Rt. 1,' John Warnholtz Sheffield. Carroll Rice Swaleflalc Frank Knight Greene . Fred R; Trbge Kado Laurence F. Tesch......Mitchell . 100 Ibs. SANTONE . . $7.00 Howell-Shrader Drug Co IOWA CITY, IOWA The Reliable Line Since '99 i

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