The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1954 · Page 10
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April 16, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

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BLYTMEYTLLI (ARI.) COURIER KEWI FRIDAY, APRIL 1* 1954 Cattle Population Explains Price Dip COLOMBIA — "There k nothing um*sual about the fewatwtt in eattk pricti," said Frank Miller, Univers&y of Mjnotniri agpMfctfftl wxmomt*. Miller spoke to the Farm SIH^MI Mvorioek committee in session there. *t the fleet of the year in 14K», 16.8 million, head of oat- Unfed Fd Hogs Mike Bottom •I rV €•»* of Futi BOOK fed at a rate of * percent tat feed nuute toe mott efficient m tMte *t the Agcicvttture Station at the TJniver- of Mifsouri. T. "ftflable, Viureraity animal t. mad* tbtf report on an designed to study the of United *eed4Ag on the ef- of production and oarcacs It was further designed to stud? the MitoQt to whiott feed should ta» iiiMiiUd and at what <*age of *M flowing - fattening period Should tb*6 occur if proved to be an re method of production. there woe cotittderabk in dreMfog p*ro*nte«« feeding levels, the teedenor toward a lower dressing per- as the level of feeding was Th^bble said. Nompshk-es Used used in the feeding trials purebred Hampghkes. Ground OOKI, tank-age, soybean oil meai, wh«*t shorts, minerals, cod Iyer oM, MrttokXiics and a B vitamin •myfaiaent were included in the *a-tion Jed during the experiment. •M»e lot which was full fed tb*oughot*t the test period gained 1.4 powxte a head each day and the fate of gain decreased tc 1.34, 1.06 and .94 pounds per head for tfee pvoupe which were limited to &, 76 and 06 percent respectively. '"3B»ie shows that while the hogsj fed a* ftR 88 percent full feed rate Save naade the most efficient an wcfera feeding period of f daft was requked to finish the lot Md the e*tra labor involved in feeding; may offset any advantage dteertott by increased Heed efficiency," Iribbl* reported. He. noised that the level of feed- lug had no effect on the carcass length but the size of the ham BMHtete inoreaaed as the level of feeding decreased. The «ae of the loin muscle varied in a similar Af e a Factor According to Tribbte. oi« ex- pla«atkm for thi* may have been •Mte increased age of the limited fed hog*. Carcas*e« produced during the teste were graded according to TiiSDA standards into Choice 1. 2, I and Medium grade*. They also given a qtiati'ky grade based on and cotor. The more the feed was restricted, the higher tne percentage of medium carcasses produced and toe lower ttoe quality of the "The majority of th« carcasses Jr-om flbe most limited fed hogs, 75 and 06 percent of fuH. feed, were in tike medium grade and were graded low cpas'lity," Tribble noted. "The hogs on tbe most restricted rations did not carry enough finish tor a desirable carcass/' However, pigs which were full led to ISO pounds and then limited to slaughter produced satisfactory MMMite. Carcasses from the fuH fed hogs ranked high in grade and quality, he added. My most profitable ^ yield yet... -v. thanks to •very year more and more former* arc breaking their own records with 1MBRO HYBRID Seed Corn . . . ftconomkal . . . consistently pro* dvoet lop yiekh. Not* better a* aayprieef EMBRO HT- JWWI> for entry titf, tlimoft* maturity md Jteding rtquiremfnt, Amonf the •MMO 4e •MMO **— b«t qvMt-motvring, «N Mite •MMO WI— b«t !•*• T «*ow for A* •MMO !*fW—Uft wfc Ah* *'l It «* MI$$OU« • Me on farms," he explained. "This number increased rapidly and on January 1, 1954. there were 94.7 mil- lk>H, an increase of 23 percent." During this time, cows that would normaHy have been sold were kept and young heifers were held to build up breeding herds. "This practice caused high prices," Mttter stated, "but when farmers started selling most of the beef they produced, the price broke. Beef and veal slaughter went up from 9.9 billion pounds in 1951 to 13.9 billion in 1669—an increase of 40 percent." Outlook: Steady Tor 1954 Miller believes cattle priww should average about the same as 1953 if both weather and ineotn« remain favorable. The range between the lower and upper grades wai continue to be wide and people wfco feed for the summer and early faM markets should make at least average profits. However, this depends upon several items. A decline in consumer income would force prices down, Mftler said, but drouth is more likely to affect the cattle market—jobs cen be created but no sure-fire rain making projects have been established. Hog: Crop Down Jrfiller sees nothing unusual in recent trends in the hog market eittH»f. The 1953 spring pig crop was down 10 percent as compared to 1052 and the fall crop was nine percent under the previous year's. And pork production for 1953 was off around 12 percent—these factors helped bring pork prices up. "On January 1 of this year, hog numbers were 11 percent under 1958 and the smallest in number since 1938," he said. "The number to be sold during the first part of 1954 will be considerably below the same months.- of 1953 and prices wiH be higher." At the present time, the market is strengthening seasonably. It will j be erratic at times and anything j could happen on a particular day. Speaking of hog prices for the fall months, he said that the farmer who gets his spring pigs to market i early should get a good price. A 1954 spring pig crop, 5 to 10 percent larger than 1954, will bring pork prices down the latter part Of 1054. Sheep About Even She«p and lamb prices in 1954 wiil average about the same as in 1998. To support this statement, Miller cited several facts. One—the number of sheep and lambs for slaughter will decline moderately. The sheep population, about 40 million head, is.only slightly above the all-time low in 1950. Two—lambs in feed lots are down four percent from the 3.7 million head a year earlier. Three—flocks are not being increased. The number slaughtered will be approximately equal to the number of lambs raised. In distant future market trends. Miller believes the outlook will be OUTSTANDING STUDENT — Charles A. Kin- riculture. Ben Hilbun, president of Mississippi ningharn of BlythevDle, Arkansas, left, receives State College, and Dr. Clay Lyle, dean and di- from Charles Lee Hudson of Sumrall, president rector of the Agricultural Division of the College, of Alpha Zeta. a plaque on which his name is engraved. Kinningham received the honor as last year's outstanding freshman in the School of Ag- look on. Both had just been received as associate members of Alpha Zeta. strong on the demand side. Now, the United States has more than 160 million people—by 1975, the number will have increased to approximately 200 million. In 21 years, livestock producers will have 40 million more customers. Creepy Cemetery St. Catherine's monastery, located at the foot of Biblical Mount Sinai, in southeastern Egypt, has one of the world's strangest burial grounds. Skeletons of all monks dying within the monastery are preserved in a small building, MacDonald's f arm NOW I'LL flSK YOU OHI• WHflT KIND OP BIRO CAN'T FLY?" Rotary Hoes Culti Packers Lincoln Welders $161 FARMERS IMPLEMENT CO. 8/66 with the revolutionary McCormick' Farmall TORQUE AMPLIFIER skulls stacked in one pile and body bones in another heap. Slate Accepts 4-H Programs Thty'll Carry Prixti for Winntrs In County, Star* LITTUC ROCK — The State Club office has accepted four national 4-H awards programs for participation for members in 1954, the National Committee on Boys and Girls Work has announced. The programs are garden, cloth- Ing achievement, poultry and tractor maintenance, in the last three of which awards have been changed. In the 4-H Clothing program, four (formerly one) gold-filled medals of honor will be provided for winners in qualifying counties by the awards donor, Coats Si Clark, Inc. As inthe past, the state winner will receive an all-expense trip to the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago. Also, IB state winners selected for national awards will each receive a $300 college scholarship. Instead of five sterling silver medal awards to county winners in the 4-H poultry program, four gold-filled medals will be provided this year by the Tractor and Implement Division, Pord Motor Co. Awards of an all-expense trip to the national 4-H Club Congress in Chicago for state winners, and $300 college scholarships to ten national winners remain unchanged. In the 4.-H tractor maintenance program, the Pan-Am Southern Corp. will provide four gold-filled instead of sterling silver medals of honor as county awards. The state winner will receive an all-expense trip to the national 4-H Club Congress, as heretofore. The national awards, however, have been increased from eight to 12 $300 college scholarships. Awards in the 4-H garden program, which are provided by Allis- Chalmers, remain the same as last year — four gold-filled medals of honor, an all-expense trip to the national 4-H Club Congress and eight $300 college scholarships, to county, state and national winners^ respectively. All these national 4-H programs are supervised by the Cooperative Extension Service. In 1968, Icarus, most eccentric object now known in the solar system, will come within about 4;000,000 miles of the earth. This is about four times closer than any minor planet has yet been dieted to come. Mr. Farmer WI CARRY A COMPLETE LINE OF SWIFT MIXED FEEDS—FOR CATTLE, HOGS AND POULTRY. SEE OR CALL US FOR YOUR FEED MQUHIIMINTS. SWIFT & CO. OIL MILL South Highway 61 Phone 2032 AT MIDNIGHT YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER WILL ANCE! NOW, you can instantly.. • Boost pull-power up to 45 percent to match the load, OK the go. Ask For Free Demonstration Today • Choice of two speeds in every gear. 10 forward speeds, 2 reverse, • Use completely indepetident power take-off to start and stop pto driven machines, on the go. GET THE FEEL of the new Farmall Super M -TA— giving you the most efficient drawbar and power takeoff performance ever available foe 4-plow, 4-row farming. ASK FOR A DEMONSTRATION TODAY! •ft* «on buy th«ie tractor* on the Incom* Purchase Plan an* hi th«n» |M>y for »h«nw«'v« in use. Delta Implements Inc. BlyOieville Service Holds Our Trad* Phone 6863 At midnight tonight, April 16, all telephone numbers in Blytheville will be changed to modern name prefix, five- figure numbers. Starting then, it will be necessary to dial ALL FIVE FIGURES of the new numbers to get local calls through. All Blytheville numbers will havG the name prefix "POplar" and the figures "2" or "3" placed in front of them. Numbers in North Blytheville, Missouri will have "OSborne 3" added m front For example, the number 2981 will become POplar 2-2981. Or 3981 will become POplar 3-3981 (If this number belonged to someone in North Blytheville it would become OSborne 3-3981). This new numbering system is part of the program thaf s bringing you better telephone service through operator long distance dialing. It also provides for future growth in local service. With the change tonight at midnight, your friends both here and out of town will need to know your new number. Why not let them know what it is? .Remember, starting at midnight tonight, April 16: 1. Cheek your NEW directory for the correct number. 2. Did ALL FIVE FIGURES OF THE NEW NUMBERS. VontOfi Worr, Manager SOUTHWESTERN BELL-ARKANSAS m

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