The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 21, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 21, 1955
Page 5
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE R E V IE W " D FORECAST Key to Profits Is Sound Farm. Management C. W. Loomis, University of Missouri agricultural economist, says Mteourl farmers should keep In mind that their decisions for 1955 and the years ahead must be baaed on good farm management fundamentals and not necessarily on short-run considerations. Loomis makes this statement in reviewing how farmers might raise their incomes in future years. First of all, he says they should remember that one of the maji Items which they sell from the farm Is their own and their family's labor. With this in mind, farmers should realize that the smallest farm operation which they can justify Is one that will provide a fuU- timc job for the entire family. Further, it needs to be recognized that Missouri farmers whose farm- businesses have been large enough to employ at least one full-time hired men have paid better than Her farm busl In addition to having total farm operations Large enough, each individual enterprise needs to be In balance with others and large enough to justify the time and equipment which are needed to do the job. And, they must recognize that it is difficult to compete with other farmers in the production of grade A milk with only eight dairy cows, or in egg production with only 400 hens or in pork production with only four litters of pigs In order to ge the highest returns from the family's labor, a farmer needs to be working n'i,tli reasonably high producing crops and animals, keeping in mind that ll lakes very little more time to take care of a dairy cow which produces 9000 pounds of milk than it does-one producing only 6COO pounds—or a sow with eight pigs than it does a sow with four—or an acre of corn producing 60 bushels than it does an acre producing 35. Attention should be given to controlling farm costs but it needs to be recognized that net income cannot be kept high without maintaining a high gross income. According to Loomis, to keep gross income high, farmers need to continue to tise liberal amounts of fertilizer, lime and protein feeds to [ bring efficient production. On the cost side, they should think twice before investing in large items oi new farm machinery, remembering that nearly three-fourths of work with livestock is done with small tools or by hand and that time spent thinking through more effective ways of doing livestock jobs might pay far greater returns than a $2,000 investment in a large crop machine. Thinking In t*rms of narrower profit marglne, consideration can be given to doing more of the service jobs, auch as building, repair, fencing, painting, concrete work and other jobs, thai can oe readily done but which was not profitable when margins were wider. Finally, Loomis says fanners should be reasonably optimistic for the year ahead. They can expect profit margins to be narrower but if they realize the farm business is well organized, if costs are watched, if they work with their heads as well as their hands and keep abreast of the strides which are being made in ways and means of making agriculture more productive, they will continue to be able to provide a reasonable living for their family. chlorophyll Affects Young CHAMPAION-URBANA, HI. </B— Chlorophyll fed in large amounts to animals may affect their off- I.spring This is Ihe opinion of Drs ' E. F. Reber and D. A. Willigan of the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Illinois. They reached the conclusion af- ter recent tests In which they fed two groups of rats diets with and without chlorophyll. The rats fed chlorophyll showed no obvious effects and bore the usual number of young. But Ihelr hair coats were rouifh and developed a light green color and in many cases were weak, causing Ihe rats to drag their legs. Only two of the six litters lived to woaning age. Motlier rats fed chlorophyll did not provide so much milk ' and growth rate was slower until the rats reached weaning age. I Read Courier Newt Classified Ads. PRESENTING... OLIVER'S NEW SUPER TRACT Ml Available in Gas or Diesel Models New OLIVER SUPER 55! More working speeds... More pulling power! Outclasses all tractors of its type! You get five working speeds and one road speed—six in all-in this brand-new Oliver Super 55. Included ie the super low you've always wanted—only 1.: 3 miles per hour at full engine speed. Cut back the throttle and you can slow down to J.£ m.p.h. for those creeping crawl jobs. Beat, of all, this super low is matched to the recommended PTO speed of 545 r.p.m. Now you can handle tough PTO operations with less difficulty, lean crop loss. Low, compact and heavy, this 2-3 plow Super 55 also outpulls all tractors in its class. Powered with a modern, thrifty, high-com press ion gasoline engine or full dieael. Pick the one that saves you the most- See the new, versatile Super 55 with its built-in hydraulic system and 3-point hitch linkage, double-disc brakes, independently controlled PTO and ball-type unit that makes steering twice as easy. Get the Super 55 story before you buy! OLIVER 55 31 HORSEPOWER Gasoline Equipped Diesel Equipped $ $ 2092 2599 NEW OLIVER SUPER 66 Steps lat« the 2-3 Plow Class! Now, a Super tractor with all the power you need for any farm job— far more drawbar pull than the previous model! Plus all the features you've always wanted—six forward speeds, smooth double-disc brakes, a restful seat that floats on rubber, handy controls, mounting pads for "drive-in" implements. Your choice of engines, for the fuel you prefer— 7.0 to 1 compression ratio gasoline, or a 100% diesel that starts quickly on diesel fuel alone. Can be equipped with the famous Oliver Independently Controlled PTO and a new safety-type "Hydra-leclric" system. See, drive and Work-Test the new Super 66. OLIVER 66 31 HORSEPOWER Gasoline Equipped Diesel Equipped $ $ 1946 2442 FARMERS IMPLEMENT CO 900 N. Sixth Ph.3-8166 NEW OLIVER SUPER 77 and 88 Greatest money-savers y«w can buy! Step up YOUT power, cut your costs — with an Oliver Super tractor. They're way out front in performance, economy, versatility, handling ease. They have the features now that other tractors may have some day. Both are up in horsepower—to the 3-4 and full 4-plow classes. In both you get a thrifty 6-cylinder gasoline engine with a 7.0 to 1 compression ratio or a 100% diesel...six forward speeds to fit the tractor to the load and save fuel...double-disc brakes... rubber-spring seat. . . frame mounting pads for "drive-in" implements. Top of that are these special unite — timesaving Independently Controlled | I PTO and new. safety-type "Hydra- I I lectric" control system. Don't wait— v -— ^, — start saving now. Come in—see and drive the new Supers! OLIVER 77 40 HORSEPOWER Gasoline Equipped Diesel Equipped $ 2532 3134 $ OLIVER 88 50 HORSEPOWER Gasoline Equipped Diesel Equipped $2882 $ 3544 OLIVER SUPER DIESELS Cvt operating costs as much as 75% This is the year to begin saving — wfth an Oliver Super 77 or 58 Diesel. You can cut your fuel costs as much as 751. depending on the price in your area. They use only about 6 gallons of fuel to every 10 gallons a gasoline tractor burns. And that's on a year-round basis—on heavy and b'ght jobs, during summer and winter. Smooth, 6-cylinder Super 77 and 88 Diesels are 100% diesels, start on diesel fuel at the touch of your toe. No special fuel is needed. They're weatherproof, ready to go after long lay-ups. I I Go diesel—and save! — v — We credit you with 1 your diesel fuel bill on any new diesel row crop tractor purchased here. This offer good from purchase date until June 1, 1955. NOTE: All 1955 Oliver tractors may beequipped with 3 point hook-up. (Standard equipment on the Super 55) Prices Quoted Are Complete Including Delivery

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