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Mason City, Iowa
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1945 13 May Replace POLL TAKEN ON Pasture With Corn Silage Corn silage does a fairly good job as winter replacement for pasture, so a good producing dairy cow can have-all the corn silage and legume hay she will clean up. Iowa State college dairymen say a cow fed all the silage She wants will eat an average of 3 to 4 pounds for every 100 pounds of live weight in addition to hay. In that way she comes close to equalling the feed the herd gets during spring months. A grain mixture should be fed to balance the legume hay and silage. College dairymen suggest a mixture of 600 pounds corn and cob meal, 300 pounds ground oats, bran or a mixture of tfie two, and 100 pounds of a high protein in feed. It's a good idea to. add 2 pounds of steamed bone meal and 1-pound'of salt to each 100 pounds pf grain'mixture. Cows also should have free access to salt and water. FARM BUREAU NEWS Silage substituted for hay does fairly well, but farmers should remember that corn silage is much lower, than alfalfa in protein and minerals, particularly calcium. If silage is fed as the only roughage, a larger amount of protein "should be included in^the gram ^mixture, and the cows should re- '· ceive about Vi pound of bone meal daily. · Farmers running low on silage toward the end of winter may want to refill tfie silo, using corn IOWA BREAKFAST Only 61 Per Cent of People Eat Properly Sixty-one per cent of Iowa residents eat a nutritionally adequate breakfast. So says the recent "Iowa Poll." But what about the other 39 per cent? Of the persons questioned for this survey, 25 per cent said their breakfast consisted of toast or rolls or doughnuts and coffee, a typical "bite-and-run" sized breakfast. Aside from energy derived from the carbohydrate, the only nutrients come from the possibility that the rolls or toast are enriched. And sweet rolls are not included in the compulsory war order or enrichment. _ Fourteen per cent of those aues- tioned said they ate fruit in Addition to toast or rolls and coffee. At least they have added Vitamin C to their breakfast. Bat these 2 breakfasts still lack one of the mot important nutrients--protein. Toast, cereal and milk, coffee and fruit provide breakfast for another 24 per cent. This is beginning to look more like breakfast, especially since cereal, and milk have been added. An additional 17 per cent said toast, eggs, coffee and fruit made up their morning meaL Though an egg a day is needed, milk, too is important. But this is an excellent breakfast for those who do little manual labor. FABM BUEEAU OFFICERS President S. A. Mathre, Mason City Vice President Melvin Hawko. Sheffield Secretary .,W. S. Fulghum, Mason CUy Treasurer Wayne Wolford, Ventura HOME PROJECT OFFICERS County Chairman ......Mrs. Leo Osvsald Publicity Chairman Miss Hose Kennedy Girls' 4-H Club Chairman fodder. -When this is done, water should be added weight for weight with the fodder. -This makes an excellent succulent feed for late winter and early spring. WINTER ANGLER State College, Pa., JF)--George Harvey, Penn State's track coach, spends much' of his winter fly- tying. He is an enthusiastic angler. POULTRY PAYS Returns are better and work made easier with the right equipment. Quality -counts. Longer life and less fixing. BROODERS Moke it nice and warm for the new chicks. Electrically or oil heated. Pick yours now! FOUNTAINS ' Heated Fountains make for better earning. OH and electric. FLOCK FEEDERS * r Oinie Van Hess £0 20-22 E. State Ph. 17 Now comes the best breakfast tallied in the survey. Toast, cereal and milk, bacon, eggs, coffee and fruit--20 per cent questioned had eaten a breakfast like that. It's a good morning's start for people doing heavy work or for adolescents (coffee omitted.) Skipping breakfast puts a bad beginning on the day's activities. It has been found that workers who miss breakfast get less done in the first working hour than those who store away a good morning meal. And as the morn- ng goes.on, the hungry ones grow ess efficient. After lunch they do setter, but then they slow up again. These workers are no different than homemakers and children--they all need a good breakfast to keep efficient all day long. Let's get the other 39 per cent eating better breakfasts! Electrical Brooders Pig Savers Electric pig brooders are one sure way to furnish safe, satisfactory, heat down where the little pigs live in the pen. And, according to Marion E. Olson, county extension director, farmers who have used them say they are real pig savers. Mr. Olson feels that many farmers who p l a n to farrow early spring pigs should be thinkinj about some way to provide .hea' for the little pigs. Chilling is one of the chief causes of little pig losses. Many different forms of heat can be provided, such as stoves,- furnaces, oil burners or lanterns. All of these, though, carry the element of fire danger. Putting the pigs in a basket with a jug of warm water is a good way to provide haat, but the farmers must be with the sow at farrowing time. Where electricity is available, the electric brooder usually proves the most satisfactory, according to Mr. Olson. E. L. Quaife, Iowa State college swineman, indorses this recommendation, and says 2 things should be kept In mind by farmers using the brooders. They should be securely fastened to 1 corner of the pen so the sows won't knock them down. And care should be taken to see that the '45 NET INCOME 4-H to Study MAY SHOW DROP Operation FTMS w e i g h io ng of Tractors Time Investments Boys' 4-H Club Chairman Mrs. Elmer Nelson TOWNSHIP W. S. Fulghum .incoln ., Edwin Doescher [ Lime Creek Harry Fairbanks Clear Lake William Amendt Lake Robert FlnclEOn Falls Clem Gorkov.-skl Mason Earl M. Dean Portland Wade Files Union Dewey Howell Bit. Vernon Harold Alicinan Bath Joe Cahill Owen Ernest Hitzhusen Grimes Richard E. James Pleasant Valley Wlllard Zlckefoose Gcncseo William P. Eno Dougherty / Walter Boehlje County Extension. Director Iowa farmers probably will have a lower net income in 1945 than they have had during the past two iuno years. All phases of the yearly . Hansen, ^jr. [ farm outlook are considered in the January issue of the Iowa Farm Economist. Iowa writers feel that State Iowa college farmers Marlon E. Olson County Home Economist Lucille Buchanan Office Assistant aenevieve M. Smith Farm Labor Assistant Kiss Helen Baugh TOWNSHIP HOME PROJECT CHAIRMAN Grant Mrs. Marvin Rertshaw Lincoln ..-. Mrs. Edwin Doeicher Lime Creek Mrs. Russell Bistline Falls Mrs. J. H. McNitt Clear Lake Mrs. Tom Spilman Lake .Mrs. Ben Skadcland Mason Mrs. Melvin Evans Portland ·. Mrs. Lee Behne Union Mrs. Elmer Nelson Mt. Vernon Mrs. c. A. Fuller Bath Mrs. Harold Long Owen Mrs. C. C. Foster Grimes Mrs. Richard E. James. Pleasant Valley" Mrs. Bill Ames Geneseo Miss Rose Kennedy Dougherty Mrs. R. V. Cast straw doesn't pile under the bulb. Quaife suggests a 100 watt bulb for the first week after the pigs are farrowed, and then the bulb size can be reduced to the 50 or 75 watt ize. Mr. Olson says plans for building electric pig brooders are available at the county extension office : and a post card will bring 1 by return mail. FARM BUREAU MEETINGS Dougherty township Farm Bureau held its annual meeting at the Tony Larsen home. Walter Boehlje was elected director; Tony Cotton yields in recent years have averaged 100 pounds above what was considered normal in the early '30's. BREEDING TROUBLES -Respond to Treatment with BEEBE SIBOL COWS SLOW TO COME INTO HKAT-- ·H BEEBE SIBOL. HlUJy .BectlTM. FOR RETAINED AfTERBIRTW. id- mlnfetv BEEBE SXBOL mt c FOR UTERINE DISCHARGE (TMcrttt» taleet BEEBE SIBOL. """T-TMT- utrr- bu dhchutte by direct action on tb* Oft KM lal*rt IB pr*ga«t cow*. OSCO DRUG STORE MASON CITY RENDERING CO. PHONE 1096 Coil Us for Prompt Removal of All Dead Stock We Pay All Phone Charges Dept. of Agriculture License No. 42 OSCO SELF SERVICE DRUG is your Mason City DR. HESS and CLARK DEALER Get-Your Panainin and Hog Special at Lowest Everyday Prices from PAINTING HELPS KEEP MACHINES Offers Protection on Farm Against Weather Conservation of farm machinery by painting it, particularly if sheds are not available, will save the owner money and prolong the life of the equipment. C. H. VanVlack, extension agricultural engineer at Iowa State college, points out that paint will not only prevent decay and checking of wooden parts of machines but w i l l protect metals against rust. Removal of all rust from metal parts Is the first step In doing the painting job. This can be done with ,a wire brush. The parts then should be covered with red lead, blue lead or metallic zinc paint which tends to slow down the rate of rusting. Metallic zinc paint should be used when a galvanized surface is to be repainted. Red lead, lins'eed oil and turpentine are good first coat materials for the wooden parts of most machines. This can be followed with a second coat of a spar varnish paint which will give a glossy finish. A warm place in which to work is the first essential to a good paint job, VanVlack points out. Another step that w i l l aid in doing the job is to block up the machine so that all parts can be readily cleaned and painted. Removing of all grease with turpntihe or kerosene is necessary to make the paint stick to the finished surface. Likewise all scaling paint should be removed. Two coats or priming paint, evenly applied, will increase the durability of the Job. For the finish coat any good exterior house paint can be used satisfactorily. Truck or machinery gloss paint might be preferable in many cases. Larsen was elected boys' club leader and Walter Murphy was elected secretary-treasurer. Mrs. Ralph V. Cast is chairman of the women's home project group. Plans were made for the organization work and the 4-H club program. There was a discussion probably won't be quite as far in the clear in 1945 as they have been before. If crops are normal, the 1945 net farm income still will be more than twice what it averaged during the 1935-39 prewar period. The margin will be lower than in cations, and c 1943 and 1944 because production tractor. Mr. expenses will average at least as Files will lie high as last year's. The Farm Economist writers warn that since we are approaching the period when prices of some farm products may begin to decline, farmers will want to weigh carefully any decisions to make long time investments such as buying land, investing heavily in breeding stock or purchasing feed for reserves of any size. Farmers may want to defer farm building as lumber probably will be both expensive and of poorer quality. In some cases where construction cannot be put off, farmers may want to investigate the use of other building materials in place of lumber. The 1945 farm commodity outlook continues to follow the trend that has been apparent previously. Among the livestock products of Iowa farms, meats and dairy products will continue relatively scarce. Flaxsced, soybeans and pastures in Iowa probably will fait short of needs in 1945. Hay supplies may be short in 1946, depending upon 1945 weather. Most feed grains will be fairly plentiful until harvest time. After that, feed supplies will depend upon 19-15 yields. Now that the ceiling on butcher A leaders training school will be held in Mason City on Jan. 30. The program w i l l start at the [ianford hotel at 9 a. m., according to Willard Fulghum, chairman o£ the Ccrro Gordo county club committee. This training school will be given the leaders by Mr. Fulghum and Wade Files. The program will consist of a discussion of the operation of a farm tractor, proper lubrication, adjustments, ignitions and gasoline and other points that are essential in effective operation of the tractor and saving of fuel. The first session will be an exhibit of different ignitions, lubrications, and carburetor parts of a FARM BUREAU BOOKS LISTED Many Books Set Aside for Rural Reader Use "They Were Expendable" by W. White, a book on Farm shelved together in a special reserve at the library. Slowly more and more farm people are joining the library and finding help there. The books may be sent back by mail for a few cents and will be mailed out for small fee; but of course, it is more satisfactory to select the books personally whenever possible and the library tries to keep reserves of special books to facilitate selection. Fulghum and Mr. assisted by James Bailey of the Standard Oil company who will help in the discussion of effective use of oils, gas and adjustments. The laboratory work will be at the Standard Oil s h o p s at 9th street S. E., where a demonstration will be conducted on tractors that have been used during the past year. The training school is part of a program of essential and effective use of farm machinery in the big 1945 production program Mr. Fulghum said that following the training school, the leaders will give the demonstration at their February club meetings It is hoped that the 200 boys wil be reached through this program. Bureau Women's reading list in non-fiction, is almost unbearably painful at time but so engrossing that people who begin it musl surely read to the last word the story of the heroic, disastrous Philippine campaign. Such books as this give a real understanding of the war as truly as William B. Brown's "America ri a World at War," the first book n the list. Farm women wish to understand this great struggle. "Wind, Sand and Stars" by Saint Exupery will help them evaluate the balance of the hours in life that have really counted, as it helped the great French flier to his philosophy in this beautiful, swift, poetic 'Wind Sand and Stars." human volumes in books At one time, the state of South Carolina had a three-order peerage of its own. book, The are not neglected in the choice for farm women's reading this year. There is "Drs. Mayo" by Clapesattle and "Get Thee Behind Me" by Spence and "Days of Ofelia" by Diament. Ofelia Escoto, a little 10 year old servant in Mexico, was the opening wedge of the author's interest in the lives of the ordinar; people of Mexico. "Days of Ofelia' is a gay little book which helps in understanding. All of the dozen non-fiction books on the Farm Bureau Worn en's reading shelf have been Zimmerman Cattle Brought Average of 230 at Auction Sale The registered Polled Hereford attle sold Monday at the James ?. Zimmerman auction, held at he farm 5% miles south of Maon City, brought top prices, ac- ·ording to the owner, Mr. Zimmerman. His entire herd, includ- ng cows, heifers and bulls, was disposed of and 29 head brought an average price of $230. In addition to the cattle, farm machinery, household goods and other articles were sold by the auctioneer, Ora Bayless. IMPROVES WITH AGE Salt Lake City, (/P) -- Norman Schultz played in golf tournaments for 17 years before he finally won one--the 1944 Salt Lake City amateur. J. R. DORSEY AUCTIONEER Phone 2592 on fertilizers and limestone; also on the agricultural outlook for 1945. Other meetings will be held in the homes throughout township during the year. the Bath township Farm Bureau will meet at the home of Floyd Thomas Wednesday evening. The subject for discussion will be the "Agricultural Outlook for 1945." * * * Dougherty 4-H club will meet at the home of David Bielefeld on Monday evening, Jan. 29. At this meeting, the 4-H club for Dougherty township will be organized. Tony Larsen is anxious that every boy and girl in the community that is interested in livestock projects will be able to 'attend this meeting. hogs is $14.75 (Chicago basis), regardless of weight the Iowa State economists advise farmers to feed hogs to heavier weights, especially if they have corn that may not keep into warmer weather. Iowa farmers with feed and labor probably should consider breeding sows now for late spring and early summer farrowing. PENOVOXIL SQUIBB. For Calf Scours--Penovoxil is a scientific product of Squibb Laboratories -- Penovoxil u s e d as both a preventative and a treatment o£ Calf Scours has been very successful. Fenovoxil is easily administered. Get Penovoxil at Osco Drug in Mason City now!--Adv. FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE FOR SALE--Tama oats $1 per bu. Melvin Evans, Mason City, Rt. 3, Ph 15F4. WANTED TO BUY--Alfalfa hay. Edw. Wooldridge, Mason City, Rt. 4. Ph. 419R4. FOR SALE--Purebred Holstein bull. Serviceable age. Chris Duholm, Mason City, Rt. 2, Ph. 469J1. E VEY AY LOW Livestock AUCTION Thursday, Jan. 25 GARNER, IOWA Sale starts promptly at 1 o'clock. 400 -- CATTLE -- 400 The run of stackers and feeders for this week's sale will be native and western acclimated steers and heifers -with the following lots listed in advance: 25 good Shorthorn and W. F. steers, wt. 850-900 Ibs, 35 good Shorthorn and W. F. steers, wt · 650-700 Ibs. 20 head of Shorthorn and W. F. springing heifers. 300 head or more of locally consigned steers and heifers of all breeds and weights, quality mostly good to choice, that will arrive direct from the farm on sale day. Also usual good ran of springing cows and heifers, breeding bulls, veal calves, butcher stock of ali kinds. 150 -- HOGS -- 150 All classes and weights of native feeder pigs, sows, and breeding boars: included in this ran. (Send in those feeder pigs yon have to sell--a really good demand prevails on all classes.) SHEEP--Buyers here every week to pay top prices for those ewes, lambs, or backs you send in. Plenty of Matches Fort Worth, Texas, (U.R)--Arthur Alvin Steiner thinks rumors of a match shortage are foolish. But then Steiner has the more than 500,000 books of matches he has been collecting for the last 5 years all around him. PHIL R. SHEIMO AUCTIONEER Livestock and selling experience for 20 years. FERTILE. IOWA PHONE 619 SELL US YOUR HIDES FURS Also Your . . . Scrap Iron Metal CARL STEIN Ph. 470 . HI 6th'S. W. MR. CONSIGNOR: DEMAND and PRICES for all stackers and feeders as well as butcher cows and heifers Is a great deal better than in the past few weeks. Torn- consignment whether large or small Is sure to bring yon satisfactory returns when yon send It to this Auction. GARNER SALES CO. REDUCES DEATH RATE IN CALVES Rigid Schedule Found to Give Best Results According to reports from the Agricultural Extension Service at Iowa State college, indications are that a surprisingly large number I of dairy calves die before they | reach milking age. Farmers who have had good luck with their calves usually try to follow a pretty rigid schedule. A safe program would be to observe the following rules: "Keep the expectant mother near the barn, where she can be watched. Do not allow her to seek a far corner of the pasture, where she cannot be observed, and helped if necessary. "Give the cow rations rich in bran and molasses, to help condition her; also provide plenty of clean, fresh water. "Provide a dry, clean, well- bedded maternity stall. Cows are highly susceptible to infection at this time, so sanitation is very important. "Be sure the calf receives several good feedings o£ the cow's first milk. This is rich in vitamin A and other elements which the young animal must have. "Prevent calf pneumonia and scours. A thoroughly clean, well lighted and warm stall is essential to reduce exposure and Infection. "If the calf begins to show sym- toms of illness, have a veterinarian examine it promptly. Some ol the newer sulfa drugs have proven highly effective in reducing pneumonia losses among young animals." J.M.Robertson PUREBRED AND LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEER 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE PHONE 2019 Mason City, Iowa Dairy Concentrate 'For efficient production it is essential that dairy cows receive: 1. A liberal amount of total digestible nutrients. 2. A relative large amount of protein of proper quality. 3. At least a certain minimum of fat. 4. Sufficient ph o s p h o r us, calcium, common salt a n d other essential minerals, and 5. An ample supply of vitamins A and B." --Morrison's Feeds and Feeding. The Harold Schoeman Fairmount Guernsey Farm, Cedar Falls, Iowa, owner of the State Record Guernsey Herd, has used BIG GAIN 32% SPRING PASTURE DAIRY CONCENTRATE s i n c e It was first manufactured. . For maximum dairy production and profits, ask your dealer for BIG GAIN 32% SPRING PASTURE D A I R Y CONCENTRATE. BIG GAIN PRODUCTS, West Union, Iowa POULTRY SUPPLIES Brooders Heated Fountains BOOMHOWER HARDWARE 113 N. Fed. Ph. 142 BROODER AND HOG HOUSES We are building brooder and hog houses at our yard now. Come In and let us show you these houses. It looks as though lumber would be very hard to get this season. On that account we want to suggest that yon place your orders early for any portable building or any lumber you expect to need this spring. L. A. MOORE LUMBER CO. PHONE 119 629 SOUTH FEDERAL AVENUE Some Timely Pointers Irood Sow Rations on In an Illinois teat recently, one group of sows weaned only 13 percent of their pigs. A companion group weaned 83 percent. The only difference was in the RATIONS the two groups of sows received during the gestation period. The \Z% pigs were ration-starved before they were farrowed. 13% Weaned 83% Weaned In a similar test at Purdue University, they found that PROPERLY FEEDING the sow during gestation had a vital bearing on the LTV ABILITY of the pigs. Of 203 pigs born to 17 sows-- 12 weighing S Ibs. each were born DEAD 58 weighing 2 Ibfl. DIED after Mirth 133 weighing 2 1 /, Ibfc LIVED to weaning age In other words, % Ib. of extra weight on a pig at birth, due to balanced ration feeding of the sow, gives her pigs a 2 to 1 better chance to SURVIVE and THRIVE. « It boils down to the fact that your bred sows, right now, are feeding the litters to be born next spring. That is why the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture says--"During pregnancy, sows should receive feeds which contain plenty of protein, mineral, and vitamins"--to build the bones, and bodies which HEALTHY, NORMAL, VIGOROUS pigs must have. An additional pound per pig at birth may means 50 to 60 Ibs. more pork at market time. Give your sows balanced rations now, and they will give YOU spring pigs that have the weight, vigor, and stamina to come through and make you money. FEED INSTITUTE OF IOWA

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