The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 9, 1945 · Page 21
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 21

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 9, 1945
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F A R M , J A N U A R Y Grub Control Will Produce Better Beef Cattle grub control this winter is a "must" for the farmer who wants to produce meat and milk most efficiently. Emphasizing that statement, Marion E. Olson, county extension director, points to the high demand for milk and other dairy products and the continued shortage of meat in spite of the large livestock population -on Iowa farms. Mr. Olson says few farmers realize the serious effect that S t ^S 5 and their Parent-me heel fly--have on gains of beef cattle and production of dairy cattle. When heel flies cause cattle to stampede in April to July the animals lose flesh and milk production goes down sharply. From May to March, the larvae of heel flies are migrating through the muscles and forming warbles or bumps in the backs of cattle The presence of grubs irritates the animals and keeps them from doing their best This means wasted feed and lowered profits. The only practical time to control cattle grubs Is from' December to March--after the erub has cut a hole in the hide of the bach and a definite swelling or hump can be felt, states Harold Gunderson, extension entomologist at Iowa State college. During this period, treatment with rotenone dust, purchased ready mixed from druggists, feed dealers or farm service companies, will show amazing results. Watch cattle closely after Dec 1, and apply the first treatment 30 days after the first small bumps appear, Gunderson advises. Run the cattle through a long narrow chute and rub the 1.66 per cent rotenone dust thoroughly into the backs of the grubby animals. A pound of dust will treat about 10 head once Repeat every 30 days. Treated cattle look better at once, are quieter and eat better. Tests have shown that they gam an average of 7 pounds per month more on the same feed. No accurate figures are available on dairy cattle, but it is known that milk production increases sharply following grub control. With the feed situation easier than it has been for the past 2 years, feed grain prices are expected to remain below ceiline levels and probably at or near present levels for the next 3 or 4 months. Typlus Herd Holstein Freision Carrie and Spotted Poland China Hogs Breeding stock for sale. Holstein bulls of serviceable age sired by lodak Sir Ornsby Miller Champion, 523 Ib. proven sire and dams with 450 to 500 Ib. record. Bred Sow .and Gilt Sale February 10. C. H. Miller Son Clarion, Iowa CHRONIC MASTITIS (doe to Streptococcus agalactlae) is being cured With This New Product Novoxil Liquid Squibb It must be used as recommended and in combination with aa adequate sanitation program. Don't wait or risk losing Valuable cows. Come la and get a free booklet on how to treat and cure this dread disease. AskfofMastitisisBeingCured." Ford Hopkins Drug Store IS NORTH FEDERAL AVENUE Potatoes and Fertilizers Mow is the tine to bay your supply of Fertilizers. WE HAVE Call Mow Imperial CLEAR LAKE, IOWA Phone 500 _ FAMOUS NAME DAIRY EQUIPMENT *J?M ELGIN ^J . Store, 115 E. State Block East of Sears Main Store FARM MASTER MILKER 2 single units with '/ 3 H. P. " *-«»·, Rotary f ump _. _ .$189 For Single Tank Sterilizer* STEEL FRAME Zinc Lined Tank 14.49 Heater 15.75 Easily Cleaned High quality tin, with smooth easy-to-clean seams. · 5-gallon size. . 3.79 8 - g a l l o n . . . . . . 4.89 10-galion 5.39 SAade-to-Qrder Stalls Tlnest construction. E x t r*a strong high carbon steel tubing grey enamel - finished. Mal- eable castings. Easily installed' Width 3 ft. 4 inches to 4 it. .ncludes stanchion hangers anchors, but not. stanchions. Economy Priced Stanchion g r a y channel steel trongly welded. Wood lined. Vill fit all popular type stalls. imple, sturdy, positive lock- ng device. Milk Filter Ditw Made of pure bleached cotton with spiral "Fiber Treated" process. 29c .115 E Dehorning Sticks Safe, s u p e r fine, inexpensive! Destroys calves h o r n base by merely r u b b ing. 2.98 45c Separator Oil C h a n g e oil now for easier turning, long- e r w e a r ! L o n g - service. Qf. 25c Vz gol. 45c DAIRY .MINERAL Dairy Mineral G u a r a n - t e e d 3 . 9 % p h o s p h or- us, 2 0 % calcium, . 0 2 2 % Iodine. 3.98 . 100 tbs. Handy Elgin Cleaner Use this Elgin c l e a n e r on se pa ra to ta, m i l k e r s , household and farm utensils. 59c SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO.

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