The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 14, 1944 · Page 31
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March 14, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 31

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F A R M , M a r c h , 1 9 4 4 19 Tankage Not Necessary to Fatten Pigs Those new litters of spring pigs can go to market in record time even if they arc fed on rations lacking in animal proteins, suggests C. C. Culbertson of Iowa State college. Good protein supplements the past have included both animal and vegetable proteins, bu today animal protein must be distributed farther than ever before. Culbertson suggests that wha tankage and animal proteins are available be self-fed to youngei pigs ranging--in weight up~to BO pounds. For this purpose, he suggests the following supplement: Tankage 20 Ibs. Soybean oilmeal . . . . 40 Linseed meal 10 Alfalfa meal ...'.... 30 Total .100 Ibs. After the hogs have passed 80 . pounds they can be placed on a self-fed supplement which contains no animal proteins. Soybeans or peanut meal 45 Ibs. Linseed meal 10 A l f a l t a meal 30 Minerals (plus self- minerals) 5 Wheat flour middlings 10 Total .100 Ibs. The supplement recommended for hogs over 80 pounds will MILK eutejood Calcium 100 p Vitamin G 76 Ptaphona 70 Vitamin A 66 |Tj Protein. 43 Vitamin 8 make an excellent pregnant sows when feed for fed with corn and alfalfa. a good quality leafy Growing Rubber Plant in Iowa Uneconomical "Rubber will not be produced in commercial quantities f r o m Iowa raised dandelions and milkweeds," says Dr. ; W. E. Loomis, of the'botany staff at Iowa State college. Contrary to popular opinion, milkweeds :io not produce commercial rubber, but a resin gum mixture useful in combining \vith synthetic rubbers. Coal-tar products compete with this resin and can be produced more cheaply- Russian dandelions do directly produce rubber, 50 or even 100 pounds an acre at a cost of a comparable acreage of vegetable crops, such as onions. Though the quality _of the rubber is first rate and comparss very favorably with the best natural rubber, with rubber selling for 20 or even 50 cents a pound after the processing cost is deducted, the net receipts from an acre of dandelions just can't justify rubber production on Iowa's fertile corn land. Well Drained Land Needed for Potatoes Victory gardeners who have only a small amount of land available for 1944 probably will find that it will pay to grow such crops as carrots, tomatoes and other vegetables that give maximum returns, rather than to put their land in potatoes, says L. C. Grove, extension horticulturist at Iowa Slate college. Those who have room for growing potatoes will want first of all to make certain that the land is not low and poorly drained. Use of certified seed, sold under a blue tag according to state law, is another recommended step in production. II certified seed is not available, the next best thing is to grow potatoes from seed which is the first year removed from c tied seed, or to use war proved seed. Warba is a newer variety which is becoming popular be cause it is several weeks earliei than Irish Cobbler and yield: well if there is sufficient mois. ture. Irish Cobbler, however, i still the leading variety in Iowa II seed is bought early, pota toes may be spread out in ; sunny window and allowed ti green - sprout. Green - sproutci potatoes will mature earlier thai those not sprouted at the tim of planting. Seed potatoes should be cut so j that each piece has at least one eye and weighs I \ ; - to 2 ounces. Potatoes need plenty of fertility. In general, they should not be grown in soil that has been limed within the past year, because lime tends to increase scab disease in many soils. Grove recommends that, if commercial fertilizer is to be applied, phosphate be used at the rate of 1 pound per 100 square feet, before the potatoes are planted. annon Says Proper "eed Can Boost Fat Production 120 Pounds At n recent meeting of the tate Brand creameries Doctor C. Y. Cannon, head of the dairy uisbandry department of Iowa itate college, told bultermakers and others present that the average cow produced 180 pounds butlerfat a year but could be I nade to produce 300 pounds by roper feeding. Doctor Cannon slated that 78 ler cent of the feed consumed oy cattle is pasture, hay and roughage and only 24 per cent of the feed consumed consists of :i-ain. Therefore, Dr. Cannon stated, it is important to care properly for the hay and rough;e so as to obtain the best feed. Another interesting factor, according to Doctor Cannon, was fbat it requires a certain amount of feed to maintain the average cow and that the actual cost of producing buttcrfat is lowered 50 per cent by proper feeding. Scout Not Worth a Scent Camp Croxvdcr, Mo., A y i -- A signal corps school detachment was on a night hike recently when a stray dog attached him- [ (^I/IEARO Tile OIPTAIf ; SAY IT WAS THCBEfr I \GNlDRiLLYErif!! self to the column. Playing advance scout, he flushed a .skunk and the detachment commander ordered gas mask drill. Date of planting studies by the )owa agricultural experiment station show that s o y b e a n s planted between May 10 and 25 have yielded more than those planted later. HIRED Iowa Stale college extension horticulturists state that it is not wise to save seed from your planting of hybrid sweet corn for planting the following year. \OFI7 ILLSAYOSHKQSH FITS ALL BODY SIZES,NOTJUST THE LEGS CORNCOBS FOR LITTER The Iowa State college, poultry farm for several years has been using ground corncobs for litter in the chicken houses and it has been found very satisfactory. i «" s WE B U Y . . . RAGS METAL TIRES TUBES PAPER MAGAZINES SCRAP IRON WE SELL... Used Pipe, Angle Iron ond Channel Iron. Carl Stein Phone 479 111 6th S. W. Proa"'"- . «Ul68h°«"* m . u.-.nclo'o" 1 * yssix^ssSr^issi write tod.y TKe Hacan Koine ifl rqu pc J with an electric rang rtfrijfratar, water heat e x v * « h i n g m a c h i n e an regularly feedd eight pco THIS MEANS NOT ONLY LONG AND SHORT LEGS BUT DIFFERENT BODY SIZES FOR DIFFERENT SIZED MEN! tection. And 18 other features of complete overall satisfaction. 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