The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 11, 1955 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 11, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEmLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 11. v&r REVIEW- FORECAST New Broiler Packs Bigger Drumstick Kick By KENNETH O. GILMORE NBA Staff Correspondent BELTSVILLE, Md. — (NBA) — The next time you start to chomp on a tasty drumstick, take a close look at what you're eating. If the piece of chicken is extra big, and has more meat than you've ever seen before, then you're probably benefiting by a Department of Agriculture experimental project that has finally paid off. Expert geneticists at the USDA's research center at Beltsville have come up with a fast-growing, big- breasted chicken that's the hottest thing in the poultry business. It's called a Beltsville broiler. The bird promises to become as famous as its cousin, the small white Beltsville turkey, which was also developed by tho government. This small family gobbler has been a standard dinner table item for the last five years. The new Beltsville broiler is offspring of a New Hampshire hen and a Silver Cornish rooster. By crossing these two lines researchers have produced, a chick that grows to a three-pound broiler in less than 10 weeks. And it lays more eggs than most meaty chickens. This is good news to the economy-minded housewife. She'll, no longer have to worry about having enough chicken In the pot for Sunday dinner. These birds have wider breasts and larger legs. Their heads and feet are small so a lot of waste is avoided. The new Beltsville chickens cannot produce their own kind. The strain breaks down after the first generation. A setting of Beltsville « ome Beltsville Chicks that will be broilers in 10 weeks, eggs will hatch out into chicks with among broiler growers, but there They found that New Hampshire stock was plentiful and best for rapid growth, but it lacked egg laying ability and its feathers were dark. A light feathered bird can be picked cleaner and looks nicer. Su a Silver Cornish was developed to offset these poor factors. It was bred from a formidable group of ancestors which included White Wyandottes. Light Sussex. Rhode Island Reds, Dark Cornish, and Columbians. * • • The scientists worked five years to improve both breeds before an was attempted. emphasize compactness, breast widih, leg size, and egg production. Only a small number of the hefty broilers are on the market so far. At a Tri-State Fair in west Virginia last fall a quarter of a million broilers were bought and the Beitsville type outsold all others. This, however, has been the only actual crossing They Wanted to major purchase. Poultry experts are presently .for a broiler with an even wider" breast, a growth period of eight put. weeks and higher egg out- But Dr. Knox thinks he and his staff may soon reach the point where nothing more can be done. "You know." he says, "all good things have to come to an end." On Missco Farms By KEITH BILBREY, County Aleut Sheep Student "4. Where hardpans exist, deep Darn acreage controls anywayl Since farmers can't plant all the cotton they want they ire looking for alternatives. A few folks are interested in sheep. I don't know anything about sheep except they are about the most profitable form of livestock, if you control parasites, sheep killing dogs and follow a decent management program. H. c. Knappenberger has had a flock of sheep on his Green Briar Ridge farm for years. Hiley Duncan at Manila has some sheep. Richard Rose at Roseland plans to buy a hundred or so head. Source of Sheep the characteristics of the hen the rooster, but not both. Poultry raisers must therefore develop their flocks from the Silver Cornish roosters and the New Hampshire hens. But any breeder can get eggs of the crossbreed by purchasing the males and letting them run In flocks of females. New Hampshire hens are predominant is a demand for the new Silver Cornish which greatly exceeds the supply. "We're still trying to improve both stocks so as to get a better broiler," says Dr. C. W. Knox. Agriculture Research Service geneticist who started the experimental 3 YEARS TO PAY A PAINT JOB Let M writ* specification! and get several bids. Aluminum Screens and Storm Sash. At prices you can afford. ANEW ROOF of Certain-teed quality. Have us check room and make estimate. Remodeling Or Repairs of all kinds. Big or little, PHONE 3-4551 E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 3-4551 breeding and crossing at Beltsville in 1948. ar^r^frchis "z\^ '-«*** good structure that would produce a maximum of meat in 10 weeks in addition to laying a greater quan- MCPA Plans Its Annual Meeting Affair Will B« Held in Hotel, Armory in Kennett The sixth annual meeting, high Jamie L. Whitten, U. S. Representative from Mississippi and Chairman of the House Agricultural Committee, who will speak "The Share of American Cotton in the World Market," Read P. Dunn, director of Foreign Trade Relations, National Cotton Council, of Washington, D.C. and E. D. White director, Agricultural Division. Foreign Operations Administration, also of Washington. Resolutions The afternoon session will be hi- llghted week of February H. in the seven-county area of the Delta region during which members of Missouri Cotton Producers Association voted on the program of activity the organlzati'/n will pursue during the coming year. Jack Hunter, chairman of the resolutions committee, of Bikes ton, will be in charge of the Resolutions session. The committee on arrangements for the annual banquet and Style show, climax of the annual meeting, has not yet announced the principal speaker for the evening session, but is in touch with several nationally prominent speakers from whom the guest of honor will be chosen. Theme of the be "Expanding .nnual meeting will Cotton Markets," point of the year for Southeast • and the efforts of the committee Missouri's Cotton Producing Indus- i have been directed toward finding try, will be held at the Kennett! a guest speaker who will be able to Armory, with morning, afternoon i follow this theme in the address of and evening sessions on Thursday, the evening. March 17, according to an announce- Of equal interest will be the cot- ment by Jim Koss. Missouri Cotton ton style .show which closes the ev- Producers President. ! ening session. The evening session, which in-' Presentee! again this year by Mrs. I had a letter from Mr. Muldrow, our Extension animal husbandman, this morning and among other things he said, "We are working now on plans for two area sheep meetings with which we hope to have the help of Mr. Fred Heep of the National Livestock Commission Company of Oklahoma City to report on source arid price of ewes. "We have been working with Mr. Heep for five years on bringing in these ewes and find his help more satisfactory than attempting to send individual* to Texas. 'Sheep that ne has been delivering us have been entirely satisfactory." Sheep School Another letter from J. M. Tho- niason. our district agent, this morning said, "This is to advise that a lamb grading meeting will be held at the Livestock and Forestry Experiment Station on March 29. The demonstrations will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be in grading lambs for marketing, discussion of pastures, feed, use of Western ewes, and .such other matters which might be brought In to a meeting of this kind." I am going to attend this meeting in Batesville. If you would like to go with me let me know. Subsoiling; A. C. uwens dropped in this morning and among other things reported that Clem Whistle at Whistleville was subsoiling some of his land 24 inches deep. He saic Mr. Whistle was bringing up some dry dirt. I would have though our moisture in the soil would have been met by this time. Surely our moisture condition this spring will bft better than il has been for two or three years The Mississippi is high, and getting higher and that should have quite an influence on our subsoil moisture. tillage has increased water intake, ncreased root development, reduced drought damage, and improved the stand of cotton. "5. Approximately one-half qf ;he beneficial effect from deep tillage on a silt loam soil in 1953 was carried over to the 1954 crop." Repeats So everybody will know, I am repeating the announcement of the U.S.D.A. last week that the Ogden and similar soybeans will not be reclassified in 1955, as they had proposed. In other words, if Ogdens are your best producers then go ahead and plant them again in 1955. Also repeating, the Manila irrf gallon field day is scheduled for! March 22 eludes the style show, Stations Say A lot of statements have come out of Mississippi, more so than Arkansas, on values in subsoiling. Here is what the Mississippi Experiment Station said in February 1955, on their subsoiiing research. "Based .on the results of experi ments reported herein and on pre Keith Collins, of Sikeston, the showjviously reported tests the follow- annual banquet and will be open only to; will be presented through holders of banquet tickets. Of General Interest the co-j ing points are indicated: operation of twelve leading ladies j "I. On soils having hardpans the I dress shops of the Delta region, and j yields of cotton have been more Speakers of national and educational displays furnished : by cotton's service industries all over the United States, as well v;ill feature 20 beautiful models di.s- im port a nee playing the latest things in cotton styles and fabrics. The show wlii ce preceeded by presentation of Two-Bale Cotton than doubled by deep tillage. "2. On 'buckshot' soils no benefii has been obtained from deep till age. '3. On,well-drained soils, having ing „„ sudan provided a good seedbed proper fertility, and a good system of pasture management are used. Dairymen should plan now lor ;eeding about % acre per cow in the herd. Certified seed of the Green Leaf, Piper, Common, or Wheeler varieties is preferred. Read Courier News Classified Ad*. Russia's capital under tht cs*r was St. Petersburg, luter called Petrograd, and now Leningrad. 3 Portable EUctrlc SKIL Sawi to go at 20% DISCOUNT E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. Phone 3-4551 Sudan Grass Is Good Pasture Offers Best Guarantee For Dairy Cows Sudan grass offers the best guarantee of summer pasture for dairy cows, says Fred Meinershagen, extension dairy specialist at the University of Missouri. In 1954, county agents over the state reported a record acreage of nearly 200,000! acres of sudan having been used by i dairymen for pasture. 1 Many dairymen were to i maintain good production with only' a limited amount of dry feeding by using sudan for pasture. Some seeded more than they needed and used the surplus for silage. Typical of the results that have made sudan recognized as a highly productive forage crop were those received by Wilbert Hackmann. Warren County, Missouri. Hackmann seeded 14 acres that was fertilized- according: to soil test recommendations, using 80 pounds of nitrogen. 100 pounds of phosphate, 100 pounds of potash plus some barnyard manure. On June 21, he started chopping the sudan to feed 45 mature animals. Eighty tons of sudan were put into the silo on August 10 and the cows were then fed drouth damaged corn. Later, an additional 100 tons of silage and more than 600 pounds of sudari seed were harvested from the field. From June through November, Hackmann led the Warren, Lincoln, and Montgomery Counties Dairy Herd Improvement Association herds in production. There is little question but what quality forage from the field of sudan was partly responsible for this high j milk production, Meinershagen i points out. Arthur and .Sylvester Brunnert, | Lincoln County, supplied chopped j sudan grass to their herd of 30 j mature animals for four months j from nine acres of irrigated sudan. j While these two examples both indicate the use of field chopping and hauling the forage to cows, To Our Farmer Friends: Have your cottonseed delinted and ceresan treated NOW! —We Guarantee Our Servic*— Blytheville Delinting Corp. Ph. PO 3-6258 HIWAY 61 So. ] the Cotton Style Show will com- I Club Awards to .seven bond or cash i no hardpan or 'bine to make the day and evening! winners and 27 qualifying members observations indicate no increased amea sous. ,i»vm B „ w . Dro(Juction of forage per subsoil restriction. ™L ?" vldent Dalrvmen mav ex]!,,.,.,. „„ i,,,,,.-„ ^..j acre is evioent. ijairymen may ex- YES! WE TAILOR-MAKE SEAT COVERS GILBERT'S AUTO UPHOLSTERY Hiway 61 N. Ph. 3-6742 one of surpassing general interest, i of the club, the MCPA president says. Exhibits, located in and around the armory building will be open to the public well before the morning session convenes at 10:00 a. m. In addition to purely Association affairs, the morning session will feature an address by Dr. C. R. Sayre, president of the Delta & Pine Land Co., Scott, Mississippi. A luncheon for association directors and their guests to be held at noon at the Hotel Cotton Boil, will be followed by a full afternoon session which includes addresses by yields due to deep tillage. PAINT & WALL PAPER FREE ESTIMATES LOW PRICES E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. 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