The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 18, 1955 · Page 7
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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1955 RLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN RE VIEW "° FORECAST Heat Lamps Can Help In Saving Young Pigs Use of heat lamps during and aftOi' fciiTOwing can save lio^ producers an average of three pigs in two Utter.*, says Lcland Tribble, animal hu.'ibandryinan at the University of Missouri, Abcut three million pigs are lost annually in the United States by chilling or by being crushed by the sow lyi::g on them, And three-fourths cl these lo::s,s occur within 3 d'.'.ys after farrowing. During farrowing, heat lamp can provide heat for the sew and her newborn pigs. After farrowing, they can be pmccd above a protected area of the pen where the young pigs can receive the benefit of the hcut without danger of being crushed. neat lamps have othei advantages. the permit earlier mm, wing—:, can be bred without waiting for seasons. They are inexpensixe to use-^ a 250-watt lamp will use about six kilowatt hours a day at a tost of about 18 cents. The lamps should be kept on young pigs for three days to two weeks depending on the temperature. The saVing of one pig would more than cover the cost of using the lamp for two weeks, Tribble says. While heat lamps are most effective during the colder winter months they can be ussd equally effectively during chilly periods in late spring. However, heat lamps should be used with caution. Improperly used, they can overheat young pi-»s and cau.se, litter to catch fire. C. E. Stevens, extension agricultural engineer nt the University and a member of the Missouri Rural Safety Council, says that a 25'J-watt heat lump should never be hung closer than nine inches to litter area and that tlv;y should be out of reach of the animals. Stevens says there is a greater danger of fire from straw, than from sawdust or ground corncobs, He also advises the use of protective gimid in prevent the lamp irom contacting the litter should it accidentally fall. The guards should be shaped so thnt if the unit falls, it will roil over and direct away from the litter. Care also should be taken to suspend the lamp and guard with a chain to reduce chances of falling, Stevens says. Pemiscot Notes By W. F. James. Pemiscot County Agent The lack of green cover crops on sandy land in Pemiscot County stood out like a sore thumb last week when the high winds were blowing. There was plenty of sand and dust in the air despite the fact that probably more acres were covered over the county with green manure crops than ever before. I even heard one farmer say he'd rather go over and plant rye and vetch at his own expense on a neighbor's farm next fall, than have to eat his dust next spring. The value of a green cover crop is not limited to keeping; the sol! from blowing. It takes up and holds plant foods during the fall and winter which might otherwise be leached out and removed from the plant root rone. Organic matter supplied when a heavy green manure crop Is turned under acts as a sponge In holding moisture in the soil so It will be available to plants when needed. Twenty to thirty pounds of nitrogen is released from a good stand of vetch turned under. It is, however, advisable to apply 30 to 40 Ibs. of nitrogen per acre at the time the green crop is turned un-j der so as to hasten decay of the! crop pnd provide nitrogen for S young plants before the organic nitrogen becomes available. j When Should It Be Turned Under? Well, there are several "ifs" in I this one. If you're going to plant cotlon behind a green manure crop, you need to start turning the ; crop under a little sooner than you ; think you should. • Vetch supplies about as much nitrogen when it's shoe top high as | It does anytime later, therefore j that's one gauge you can use. Of j course, you won't get as much organic matter at that stage but it's more Important to have a good seed bed for planting cotton when you want to plant it. If you have vetch and rye. as many do have, on rather heavy j land, you need to keep In mind that while rye should be turned under in the "Boot stage", ideally speaking, that might be too long to watt. I have seen wet weather prevent field work Just at the time the rye should be turned, then before the field was dry enough to work the rye had headed out. After rye has reached this stage of maturity It Is bulky and decays much more slowly thus delaying seeding time. Where the vetch and rye are growing on sandy soil, turning the crop under and getting cotton planted on time is not as much of a problem. Some Pemiscot County farmers on the heavier soils follow vetch and rye with soybeans rather than cotton thus avoiding the problem mentioned above in getting cotton planted on a good seed bed early enough. Ginners Meeting at Haytl J. M. Ragsdale. Extension ginning specialist of the University of Missouri, told the twenty eight Pemiscot County ginners in a meeting at Haytl last Friday that | 70 percent of Missouri's cotton; crop would be mechanically harvested by 1965. He pointed out that the percent of mechanically harvested cotton grew from one percent In 1950 to 24V2 percent in 1954. "The glnner needs more cleaning and drying equipment to turn out high quality mechanically harvested cotton as compared to hand picked cotton.", Ragsdale said. W. J. Murphy, field crops specialist, and Herman Hail, Agricul- BAAAAA—Tom Means, instructor of animal husbandry at Purdue University, shows "Boilermaker," the school's Southdown lamb which won the Grand Championship at the International Livestock Show, Chicago. Boilermaker, born last February, weighs 100 pounds. tural Engineer of the University of Missouri each gave a brief talk on the irrigation of cotton. They concluded that we need a lot more information on how to irrigate cotton and that 'i bale is about the usual increase from irrigation up to date. Those present at the ginners meeting were: Floyd Shirey of pascola; Robert Garrett of Hayti; O. H. Acorn, Wardell; Prank J. Wilks. Caruthersville; Joseph'Kohn and Albert Harder, Hayti; Clyde Middleton. Roscoe Dickey and Wayne Mitchell, Steele; C. J. Grewe, Wardeli; R. O. Neibert. and Ralph Scott, Hayti; Earl Gill, Hayti; W. A. Joplin. Jr., Hayti; W. E. Smith, Jr., Netherlands; John F, Holmes. Steele; Vic Downing. Bragg City; R. F. Grcenwell, Hayti; S. Crews Reynolds, Caruthersville; J. L. James. Steele; Leslie Knott, Caruthersville; J. O. Wardlow and Howard Fie, Hayti. Read Courier News Classified Ads FARMER'S If You are looking for the greatest bargain ever in a NEW JOHN DEERE HEAVY DISC HARROW i then come to MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. S. Hiway 61 Ph. 3-4434 WARNING ORDER George White; Ruth Cooper; Anna Lee Tucker; the unknown heirs of Lillie White, deceased; and the unknown husbands and wives of the heirs of the said Lillie White, deceased, are warned U) appear In the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, within thirty days after the date hereof, to answer a complaint filed against them by Blytheyille Federal Savings and Loan Association. Dated this 3rd day of March, 1955. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By OPAL DOYLE. D. C Marcus Evrard. Atty. for Pltf. Jesse Taylor, Atty. Ad. Litem. 3/4-11-18-25 WHILE MOM'S AWAY—Seven piglet? feed from a bottle rack under the watchful eye of Carl Teska, of Albany,• N. Y. HI* brother, Richard, rigged up the device after the piglets' mother had disownetMhem. or spirituous liquors for beverage at retail on the premises described as 324 W, Ash, Blytheville. This permit issued on the 8th day of March, 1955. EBBA INCHED OLSON, Permittee. BIBLE'S BOOKS All books of the Bible, except Daniel and Ezra, which were partly written in the Aramaic language, were written either in Hebrew or in Greek. NOTICE OF REPLACEMENT OF LIQUOR PERMIT Notice Is hereby given that the | Department of Alcoholic Beverage! Control has issued Permit No. 236 j to Ebba Ingred Olson, Permittee, 1 replacing Permit No. 236 formerly I issued to Sam Johns, Former Per-j mittee, to sell and dispense vinous' RUSTIC INN Is Now Offering CURB SERVICE Drive Out For A Snack Or Full Meal '/! doz. Extra Select Fried Oysters $1.00 Chicken 'N the Basket $1.25 Special Daily Luncheons 85c Real Pit Bar-B-Q Pig 35c Double Thick Malted Milk 30c Walnut & Division Ph. 2-2202 Kentucky originally was part of Fincastle County, Virginia, but became a slate in 1792. Kansas produces about ooe- fourth if the U.S. supply of winter wheat. South Pemiscot Oi! Co. 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