The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 14, 1944 · Page 19
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March 14, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 19

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F A a F A R M , M a r c h , 1 9 4 4 *food fights for Victory How Do I Rate? Keep For Futar* Reform My Score Tea D CROPS p i» nned *° iaclttd * "»y shmre of _-- the goal*. MACHINERY Machines are checked, re- r~1 MMvniwcur pa . red ready for work |_j OATS wii1 B ° W ° n * °* new T * r5etiea ; r~i · - - - - - have seed on hand cleaned and '--' tested for germination. SOYBEANS Have e n « i ! S h seed of r--j 3W adapted varieties. Tested L --' for germination. Will inoculate. YOUNG PIGS Will scrub out farrowing [ ] _______^_-- pen, use guard rails, provide extra feed, raise on clean ground. MARKET HOGS F«d' n e p *£}*TM' j n ; D mineral--will provide all-summer pasture. FftVy*» Feeding l e g u m e hay, | I \m^f TT *f I 1 I I L-' LARGER PROFITS FKOM j COMMERCIAL FERTILIZER Alfalfa will pay larger profits if commercial fertilizer is applied at the time the crop is seeded. About 250 pounds an ncre of 0-20-0 phosphate is recommended foi average soils. On sandy, high-lime, or POOL' soils 0-20-0 is recommended. IOWA'S 1,100 SAWMILLS COULD PRODUCE MORE losva has 1,100 sawmills. During 1943 they averaged about 5 million board lect of lumber sawed a month. It every mill in Ihc state could be run at full capacity, the output could be stepped up to 85 million board feet a month. LIME SHOULD HE FINE Because of tile increased demand for limestone on Iowa farms in recent years, the quality lias decreased. Too much o£ the limestone is so coarse that f u l l benefit from it may not be obtained for several y e a r s, agronomists at lov/a State college say. tra grain, have all-season pasture. FEEDING CATTLE Feeding for pounds in -J of finish; making maximum use of roughage. POULTRY House is not overcrowded, is r clean and comfortable; feed egg mash year round; will raise young chicks on clean ground. G A R D E N Pl ot fertilized, seed on hand. I I *"* - Will provide vegetables for "--' year-round use. LABOR Is planned to do the job and do I I '"^ it well; will cooperate with ·-- J neighbors to make best use of machinery, power and labor. CLJftRTCUTS Have considered all pos- | I anyKiv-ma sibiHtiesforsavinglftbor L_J TOTAL NUMBER OF ANSWERS Yes., No 10 to 12 yes answers--Excellent. 9 or 10 yes answers--Good. 4 to 6 no answers--"Looks like I'm missing something. AN IOWA FARMER'S PLEDGE: "As long as America* boys are fighting and dying on the battle front, I hereby solemnly pledge my best efforts on the home front." .Agricultural Exltiuion Serrice--I»w» SUt» Coll«» A new army of chicks will enter 1944 training camps on our farms this spring. The care and conditioning we give them NOW will determine how efficient soldiers they will be in this year's food production battle. The following suggestions will help tfrem the right kind of start: "NO THANKS. I'D RATHE* HAVE CARGILL." TESTED INGREDIENTS Granulated to a chick's taste, Cargill Flavinized Chick Starter supplies i m p o r t a n t vitamins, minerals and proteins for disease resistance, steady growth. See us now and get a FREE Pyrex flavor-saver Pie Plate with 3 sacks. CARGILL CHICK STARTER Folsom Auto Co. Across Street From Hotel Hantord MASON CITY, IOWA PHONE 1174 1. BUY QUALITY Buy chicks on the basis of QUALITY, rather thani price." But only from piilloruin-tcsted flocks, from hatcheries you know. 2. DON'T CROWD Iluy only as many chicks as you have ADEQUATE room for. Figure ·'/· sq. ft of floor space per chick (about 250 chicks to a 10x12 brooder house). 3. EQUIP PROPERLY Have adequate feeders and wiilercrs. Plan for 20 chicks per lineal fool of feeder space for first 2 weeks;- r, chicks per lineal foot from 2 to 8 weeks. Plan for !· chicks per q u a r t of water first two weeks; then 10 chicks per quart of water. Put feeders and waterers on platforms to avoid c o n t a m i n a t i o n . Pe sure brooder stove "works properly and m a i n t a i n temperature 90 to 95 de- Kreos at edge of hover. 4. CLEAN. DISINFECT Clean and disinfect brooder and equipment a weelc before chicks arrive. Provide dry litter about 2 inches deep. Keep litter stirred. If it becomes soiled around fountains, remove it and. replace with new. Wash fountains daily. Clean feeders once a week. 5. PREVENT DISEASE Check chicks constantly for si|?ns of disease. If any appear weak, droopy, do not eat well, or mortality occurs, gel a prompt diagnosis and follow instructions. 6. BALANCE RATIONS Be sure rations arc properly bidanced w i t h needed, vitamins and minerals. Chicks eat very little, but what little they'do cat is vital to b u i l d i n g vigor, health, disease resistance, and rapid growth. Keep feeders '/i to % full. Keep ivaterors filled. For further suggestions and free booklet on how to get your chicks off to a better start, write FEED INSTITUTE OF IOWA

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