The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 14, 1944 · Page 15
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March 14, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 15

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F A R M , M a r c h , 1 9 4 4 . North Iowa and Southern Minnesota Farms. They've Made North Iowa Famous There'll Be About 3 Tons of Pork, Come Fall Come fall, there'll be about 3 tons of the stuff that* made North Iowa famous instead of the couple of dozen little pigs shown in the picture above. It was taken on the Harvey Hemmes farm* southwest of Chapin. The pigs are part of the 46 "farrowed so far from 6 sows. There were 10 more still to farrow when the picture was taken. All together, Hemmes hopes to have about 110 pigs to sell next fall, or about 14 tons of pork on the hoof. Incidentally, all those little fellows stacked up like cordwood are not from the one sow --some wandered in f r o m neighboring pens. They like to get together and keep warm. Last fall was the first time he has not had fall pigs, Hemmes said- "I -just didn't have room," he explained. "A year ago 1 had 18 sows with 140 pigs. I also had BO fall pigs left. When a snowstorm came up I just didn't know what to do with them.'; But he expects to raise fall pigs Dgain this year, now 'Uhat he has cut the spring crop a little. By managing right, he believes he can produce more pork in a year by raising both spring and fall pigs. . THIS YEAR..-. . GET ACQUAINTED WITH DECKER'S LIVESTOCK BUYERS You Are Less Than Two Hours From Market... Not Two Days J. D. LINDSAY HOG BUYER DECKER'S "YOUR LOCAL L I V E S T O C K M A R K E T

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