The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 25, 1955 · Page 43
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mmfa WHAT ARE MEAT-TYPE HOGS WORTH? (Reprinted From Poland There are two questions uppermost in the minds of hog prpduc- ers when considering the raising of meat type hogs. First, how does the cost of production and rate of gain of these leaner and meatier hogs compare with the cost of production of the fat kind? Second, how much more valuable are these meat type hogs to the packer and how much more can he pay for them when thev are marketed? When a hog arrives at the scale to be sold for slaughter, then- are three things that influence the price that can be paid for him. The first and most familiar consideration is the weight. The 200 to 220 pound hog consistently tops the market because he produces a carcass with cuts of a size that have the best consumer acceptance, that lend themselves well to further processing and combines this with a maximum yield of high value cuts. The second important factor influencing the value of a hog is yield — the amount of carcass produced for the live weight purchased. A yield of 70^ means that the hog hangs up seventy pounds of carcass for each hundred pounds of live weight. On Aur present market, one percent of yield is worth approximately 25 cents per hundred weight. We believe that hereditary ability to yield is a very important factor and have seen considerable evidence indicating that some strains of hogs have the natural ability to out-yield other hogs. This ability to yield is just as apt to be present in meat type hogs as in, fat hogs. It is a characteristic to be considered in the development of a good breeding program aimed at improving the value of a breed or strain of hogs. The third factor influencing the actual value of a hog is his carcass grade or quality and conformation as it affects the relative size and shape of the cuts. Certain wholesale cuts are more valuable China World, July 1955) than others, and the carcass that produces the largest proportion of the high value cuts with satisfactory quality will have the highest cut-out value. It has been found that, within weight groups, variation in percent of lean cuts is closely associated with variation in backfat thickness. Therefore, b a c k f a t thickness for carcass weight is the most important criterion by which we may separate grades. However, other factoi-s must be considered — such as general carcass conformation, size and conformation of hams, bellies and other valuable cuts, firmness and quality of meat. Tests indicate the $1.00 to $1.30 per carcass hundred weight as the differences between meat type hogs and regular hogs is the maximum that could be deiived from the cutting and selling of these better hogs, considering both actual cut-out and additional quality. These figures, however, do not tell the whole story as there are quality considerations in addition to the fact that the leaner carcasses give a greater number of pounds of the high value cuts. At such time as cut grading and the selling by grade enters into the picture, we will no doubt be able to pay larger differentials. Recent and current marketing .studies indicate that this grading for retail sale may not be far off and that consumers are willing to pay for the lean, quality pork they desire. The trend to self-service groceries and consumer packs is accentuating this trend. The corn belt hog producer is faced with the fact of increasing competition from beef, fish and fowl, plus the pressure of competing pork from foreign countries. In much'of this competition price is not the primary consideration and quality product with consumer appeal is the only answer. In the face of this, the present day differentials between grades is temporary. WESTERN BUYERS MEAT TYPE FRIDAY IS M-DAY PREMIUM PRICES SEE US FIRST Phone 107 - NOW I We'll come to your farm, tell you your amount of premium for meat- type hogs, for delivery to us on Fridays. aigona Styper jfWomes? A166NA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1955 VOl. 92 - NO. 34 Kossuth Delegation At Long Beach Picnic Get 36 Lb. Catfish It look Ray Alderson, left, and George Pdwers, both of Algona. two-thirds of an hour to land the 36V' 2 pound yellow calfish they are shown holding in the above photo. The big fish was hooked while Ray and George were fishing between Big and Little Slony Points on Ihe east side of Big Spirit Lake about 11 a. m, Tuesday, August 9. It was 40 minute* later that Ihe pair had Ihe huge calfish in their net. Livermore by Lena Altman Mrs Mabel Carlson of Wisconsin visited a few days last week at the Bert Schwendemann home. She came to attend the funeral services of her mother, Mrs Edith Schwendemann, at Burnside Tuesday, Aug. 16. Mr and Mrs John Cameron and family of Storm Lake were Thursday dinner and supper guests at the Mrs Rose Smith home. Mrs Brogan and son Maurice of Detroit. Mich., who are here on a visit, were supper guests Thursday evening at the Oscar Olson home. Mrs Arloene Yungcros, a student nurse in Des Moines, spent the weekend here with her parents, Mr and ' Mrs Arlo McGowan. Mrs Harry Powers of Fort Dodge spent Friday evening here with her brother and sister,' Peter and Florence Sweeney. Mr and Mrs Everett Barr and sons of Algona were Sunday evening visitors at the Arlo Me- California Greetings By Buddy Mason Hollywood Correspondent of Algona Upper Des Moines Long Beach, Aug. 13 — Over 30,000 lowans ancl former lownns descended on Recreation Park, in Long Beach, California, today In attend the 50th annual Iowa Summer Picnic held undor the auspices of the LonK Beach All-State Societies Group. Headed by President Harry Ruffridge, the genial executive who spark-plugs social activities of the Long Beach Iowa State Association, this group forms the largest single segment of all the State Society organizations in California. Mr Huffridge is a former resident of Floyd county, Greene, Iowa. Anyone wishing information concerning lowans. or their activi- ^ties on the West Coast, may contact President Hurry RufTridge at 735 Freeman Avi., Long Beach No. 4. If you're coming to the Coast, you can receive all the many notices of Iowa events to be held during your stay by calling Long Beaeh-7-8159 and giving Mr Ruffridge your local address. Chances are that he'll also have the addresses of all your old friends and neighbors now living in California. All Counties Represented To give you an idea of the size of today's picnic, every one of Iowa's 99 counties was represented by an individual group varying in size from a dozen or more lowans up to hundreds from larger counties. A giant program at the bandstand was opened by Girl Scouts of Troop No. 98, Long Beach, who posted the colors and conducted the Salute to the Flag ceremony. Picnic guests were then welcomed by Mayor George M. Vermillion, a former Kansan. Norvin E. Smith, formerly of Keosauciua county, Iowa, and president of the Iowa Association of Southern California, spoke in response to Mayor Vermillion's welcome. Guest speaker of the day was State Senator Richard Richards whose principal topic Was the controversial tidelands issue. Although not a strictly local matter, it seemed to hold interest for the picnickers. Oddly enough, the ex-Iowan vote is frequently strong enough to swing a decision one way or the other on local issues in southern California elections. So don't be surprised if one day you find that California politicians are campaigning in Kossuth county. Iowa! Following is a list of Kossuth county picnic visitors: Name Preseni California Address Old Horn* Town Mary Reibsema Baker, 1762 E. 3rd St.. Long Beach, Calif. ..Titonka Howard M. Willson ._ Algona Rosalie B. Dahl, 1762 E.-3rd St.. Long Beach, Calif. ..fitonkii & Britt Ernest Taylor, 1130 Mignonette St., Los Angeles 12, Calif. . Algona Mr and Mrs Clay Gilmore 103 So. Merideth Ave., Pasadena, Calif. Bancroft Ruby Miner Walker. 14801 Adams. Midway City. Cal. Algona LeRoy Noone. 9640 Foster Road, Bellflower, Calif. Algona William Donhoe. 4338 Agnes. Compton, Calif. Trenton Rosemary Murphy Shea, 4115 Ostrom Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. Bancroft Mr and Mrs H. D. Mayne, 1467 Obispo, Long Beach, Calif.-.Ledyard Blanche (Juliare). 1417 3rd Ave. St., Long Beach Algona LaVonne Schnider Steib, 309 \V. Vermont St., Anaheim ..Bancroft Mrs Rose Murphy Bancroft Roy E. White. 608 W. 6th St., L. A., Calif. LuVerne Otto O. F.lbert. 415 So. Union Drive, L. A.. Calif. Whittemore Mrs Ida M. Jones, 390 Obispo Ave., Long Beach, Calif. ... LuVerne Mr T. D. Sietsema. 9473 Larson Ave., Garden Grove, Calif._.Titonka Mr and Mrs Pete Henne 3005 Big Dalton. Baldwin Park, Calif. Whittemore Mr and Mrs. Lenar Ludwig, 318 E. Market St., Long Beach, Calif. St. Benedict Mrs Florence Hardsopf Stewart HT 1t7T031 / v ' u ' Hampshire Gardens, Long Beach, Calif .-LuVerne Mrs Hazel (Munch) Hutchinson 2215 Easy Ave.. Long Beach, Calif. Whittemore Bertha Miller, 1631 N. Alexandria St., L. A,, Cal., Algona PREMIUM PRICES FOR MEAT-TYPE HOGS AT WESTERN BUYERS Serving Over 200 Processor! of Pork In The U. S. A. PHONE 107 - AIGONA IVIRY FRIDAY IS "M-DAY" AT WESTERN BUYERS Farmers planted over GC^OOOlushek More Pioneer fhijfjjear fhaii just 3 years ago Than Proof Pioneer Gives Dependable, Satisfying tof*. for Aaron Steussy-Algona R. I. Mawdsley-Algona C, L Bailey-Algona Eugene Kollasch-Bode Harold Jones-Swea City T. O, Jphnson-Swea City Wm. MartinelMVt$!*y Walter Vaudt-Whittemore Gowan home. Maurice Olson spent the weekend with relatives in Waterloo. Mr and Mrs Frank Sweeney of West Bend visited Sunday with his brother and sister, Peter and Florence Sweeney. Mrs Oscar Olson entertained Mrs Ray Von Vories, who recently returned from England. Mrs Lizzie Nygaard. and Mrs Virgil Smith at Cuil'ee Saturday afternoon. Mr and Mrs Wallace Houck and family, Mr and Mrs Dean Zenun and family and Mr and Mrs Lawrence Houck and family attended a Zeman family reunion Sunday at the Court House park in Pocahontas. Mr and Mrs Gale Berryhill and Vickie Gurman of Renwick went to Webster City Sunday where thev attended the fair. Mr and Mrs John R. Hansen and family and Mr and Mrs Richard Grebner of Hurnboldt were Sunday evening visitors at the John O. Hansen home. Mr and Mrs Martin Hansen of Vincent spent last week at the Herman Hansen home while Mr Hansen was a patient at the Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge. Mrs Malinda Axness of South Bend, Wash, visited Sunday at the Ernest Logue home. She is an aunt of Mrs Logue. Mrs Ann Miles, who has been attending summer school in California, is spending a short time here visiting her aunts, Kate Farrell and Mrs Maggie Durnphy. Herman Hansen, who was a patient at Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge suffering with a kidney stone, has returned home. Bob Blumer has been assisting with the farm chores during the absence of Mr Hansen. Mr and Mrs John O. Hansen and Mr and Mrs Wayne Hansen returned home Sunday from a week fishing trip at Deer Creek, Minn. Mr and Mrs Harry Rutz spent the weekend in Northfield, Minn, with their daughter Audrey, who is employed there. Mr and Mrs Rex Cottington and suns returned to their home in Council Bluffs after spending a three week's vacation here with her parents, Mr and Mrs Ernest Logue. Mr and Mrs Jerry Phillips and family have returned to Amana after spending a week's vacation here with her parents, Mr and Mrs Henry Monson. Mr and Mrs Keith Logue went to Woolstock to attend the funeral services of Carl Claude, Sr. Mrs Logue is a sister to Mrs Carl Claude. Jr. Mrs George Brogon accompanied Mrs Ashel Brogon and son and Maurice Brogon of Detroit, Mich, here for a visit. She visit- td friends at the Mrs Nettie Brovold home and the Ernest Miller home. Mrs Ashel Brogon is visiting her parents in LuVerne. y/////s/y/r/s&s//s/7s/s/////s//M^^ *• $/*• - . .*^fc *4». _- v community reservoir of money and credit? ^designed to facilitate the exchange of goods and services, May .we help" you ? Safe — Confidential — Friendly Iowa State Bank Algona Member Federal Pepofit Intgranct

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