Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 11, 1963 · Page 15
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, October 11, 1963
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Warm Weather Competes With Sales of Pork By LEONARD H. WOODS (Galesburg Order Buyers, Inc.) Warm weather continues to have a bearish effect on the dressed pork market. Hogs are being marketed in ample numbers and so far as we can forsee there will be plenty of hogs all fall and winter. Traveling around the country we see hogs every- • where and in all sizes from Peoria Area Wool Pool Recognized The Peoria Area Wool Pool, which was established in 1959, has been cited for outstanding job of improving the local area's wool market. Les Potts Jr., Knox County director on the Wool Pool board, and Don Teel, Knox County farm adviser, attended a recent meeting of the board when the year's business was summarized. The 1963 pool was highly successful and had the highest average price per pound of wool since the pool started. This year's pool had 332 consigners from 18 counties consigning over 75,000 pounds of wool. This wool was sold at an average price of 54.6 cents per pound and included tags, burry and seedy and all other second and lower class wools. Therefore, many grades sold much above this 54 cent price. We would encourage producers who haven't taken advantage of the pool to compare this price with the price they received. Quality Improving Officials commended the producers who have been consigning to this pool in recent years. They have been doing a better job of taking care of their wool. There was a noticeable decline in the amount of burry and seedy wools and other lower quality wools coming to the pool. This is reflected in the higher price they are now receiving compared with five years ago. The average price farmers were receiving in 1958 and 1959 was 30 to 35 cents per pound. Officials said this cooperative marketing effort has had a large part to play in getting producers this extra 20 to 25 cents per pound for their wool. LIGHTNING RODS GEORGE E. OWENS 20 Circl. Driv*—Gal.tburg. I1L 142-0401 heavy butchers to newly farrowed pigs. Normally, we would expect a bad break in hog prices, but conditions are not norma). Already we have had more than a normal decline in hog prices. General business activity is at a high level and consumer income remains high. Next year is an election year, and the present Administration in Washington gives every indication of a more than usual interest in keeping the economy operating on a high level. Population Increases Americans probably will eat more meat per person, and we surely have more Americans than ever before in the nation's history. So a lot of meat will be consumed. Beef still remains the public's favorite meat, but the quality of pork is excellent and more and more people are enjoying the best bacon, ham and chops that they have ever eaten. These are bullish factors and they just about balance the bearish factor of a very large hog population. Currently hog prices remain about steady. Fat hogs sell down to $15, good Eastern shipping hogs bring $15.25$15.50 and select No. Is are sorted at prices ranging from $15.50 to $15.75. Packing sows top at $14.25. Farmers have been doing an excellent job of marketing and have not loaded the terminals with more hogs than they can handle. Our markets are getting good receipts every day and continued steady marketing should help hog prices hold near present levels. Country Store Held at Ontario ONEIDA — A good attendance was present for the coffee and country store at the Ontario Congregational Church last Thursday. Five tables were decorated in an autumn motif. Two tables were filled with many handmade articles and homemade bakery goods. The Woman's Society of Christian Service will meet at the church Wednesday at 2 p.m. The program, "The Inner City," will be presented by Mrs. Harold Reynolds, with Mrs. Harold Rehn leading the devotions. galesburg Register-Mail GALESBURG, ILL., FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 1963 PAGE 15 Yield Data On Soybeans Is Reported Yield data on eight varieties of soybeans in a test plot on the Harold Moore farm, Wataga, has been announced by Don Teel, Knox County farm adviser. The average yield was 37.4 bushels per acre which compares favorably with results in recent years. The highest yielding variety, Shelby, is not widely grown in this area because of its late maturity date and poor straw strength. However, for farmers who do not object to the lateness of this variety it does have a good yield record and may help to spread out harvest time when large acreages are grown. If farmers nre having difficulty with disease problems in soybeans, particulai'y root rot, Teel encouraged the use of Harosoy 63, Lindarin 63 or Hawkeye 63 for planting in 1964. High Yields Reported in County A few reports of less than average yield in dry areas of the eounty have been reported to the farm adviser's office. However, a large number of yields in the 40 bushels per acre range have been reported. Another report showed 50 bushels per acre being harvested on an 18-acre field. The yields of all eight varieties are shown in the accompanying table. Variety 01 m 3 I 0) <u >- u 3 < -s Lindarin ' .11.42 55.5 37.4 Ex. 4 Lindarin 63 . .11.86 55.0 37.3 V.G. 5 Harosoy .11.50 55.0 36.7 M.G. 6 Harosoy 63 . .11.36 54.5 38.5 M.G. 2 Hawkeye .11.18 55.0 34.7 G. 8 Hawkeye 63. -11.30 55.0 35.0 G. 7 Adams . -12.07 55.0 38.3 M.F. 7 Shelby .16.43 54.0 40.9 P.F. 1 Try Abingdon's New CREEPER and FEEDER RATIONS with Aureo SP 250 Tests Show 87% Faster Gains in young pigs. Exceptional Control of Scours and Rhinitis. Aureomycin, Sulfa and Penicillin are today's most powerful weapons against disease. THESE ADVANTAGES ARE YOURS WITH ABINGDON FEEDS ABINGDON MILLING CO. Phone 89 New...Gehl "400" recutter At last — a 4-kni/e cylinder recutter speed-tailored to do the variety of re- cutting jobs you want done. Use it with screens or without. Screens available from %" to 2 ". It's low for easy straight-line feeding (wagon direct to apron feeder). Mounts right on your Gehl PTO blower. Let's talk it over. • high-moisture com • flailchopptd forigt • bait slicts Gehl named H THE 400. You'll coll it amazing — the way this new re- culler chops up high- moisture corn, cobs and oil at up to 400 bushels en hour. CEHL. PUTS ALU MICK FACTOR* IN YOUR FAVOR LEE IMPLEMENT CO. ONEIDA, IUINOIS Johnson Builds New Fertilizer Service Center Construction began Oct. 5 on a new fertilizer service center, to be known as Rex D. Johnson, Fertilizer. The new firm will be located at Wataga, and completion date for the project is Nov. 10. Major purpose of the facility is to provide farmers within a 30- mile radius with the finest of custom formulated fertilizers, based on scientific soil analyses. Utilizing Armour *Uniform-Blend Fertilizer materials, which will be blended to the exact standards of formulation tables, the plant will be equipped to offer farmers any analysis, prepared with precision control, he continued. "As a result of Armour's recently completed $60,000,000 expansion program, this company is now producing materials designed specifically for custom formulation purposes," Gene McKie, plant supervisor, said. When completed, the plant will offer in addition to modern soil testing service and custom blending, low-cost rental of fertilizer spreading equipment, on-the-farm custom application and quick delivery of bulk goods. Cite Dairy Farm Traits In Earnings Illinois dairy farmers with high - producing cows earned about 45 per cent more than those with low-producing herds. Total returns were $17,271 for the high earners and $11,932 for the low. In a summary of 1962 farm business records, 387 herds were divided into a group producing 10,000 pounds of milk per cow and a group producing less than 10,000 pounds. This summary shows that record-keeping dairy farmers have increased the size of their herds in the past few years. Dairy herds averaged 21.8 cows per farm in 1955 in contrast with 33.4 cows in 1962. University of Illinois farm management specialist D. F. Wilken reports that returns above feed cost per cow ranged from $242 for herds producing over 10,000 pounds of milk per cow down to $173 for those producing under 10,000 pounds. Gain $193 For each $100 spent for feed, high-earning farmers earned $193 and low-earning farmers earned $182. High-producing farmers spent more for feed than the low-producing farmers — $8,938 compared with $6,552. . However, feed costs per 100 pounds of milk produced were lower for the high- return dairy farms — $1.55 compared with $1.65. Butterfat test for the herds over 10,000 pounds averaged 3.67 per cent compared with 3.92 per cent for those under 10,000 pounds. But the high-earning farmers produced 430 pounds of -butterfat per cow, while the low group produced 336 pounds. Dairy herds with low production had an average of 31.3 cows compared with 34.5 cows for the high producers. Low-producing herds had 17 per cent dry cows in comparison with 14 per cent for the high producers. Top-earning dairy herds sold more beef, an average of 403,586 pounds, than the low earners, which produced 266,495 pounds. Circular 874, the complete summary of 1962 Illinois farm business records, is available from any county farm adviser or from the College of Agriculture at Urbana. Beef Farms Show Wide Difference in Annual Earnings High-return beef farmers in northern Illinois earned almost three times as much as low-return farmers last year. Figures for 37 farmers sampled were $18,440 for the high one-third and $6,712 for the low one-third. In a summary of 1962 farm business records, University of Illinois farm management specialist D. F. Wilken reports that beef farms showed a wider difference in farm and family earnings from high to low groups than dairy, hog and grain farms. Value of farm production also differed from $32,291 for the high group to $20,552 for the low. Total cash sales of livestock and grain amounted to $62,556 for the high group and $56,596 for the low. Found Similar The summary showed that total costs per farm were similar for the two groups. These items included total cash expenditures, cash operating expenses, total non-feed costs and unpaid labor charges. One exception was a soil fertilizer cost of $1,607 for the high-return farmers compared with $1,287 for the low group. Machinery and equipment costs, however, were lower for the high Homemakers Entertained At Cameron CAMERON — Mrs. Clarence Gittings hosted the Homemakers Extension meeting held last Wednesday in her home. Mrs. Gene Youngquist, chairman, welcomed 11 members and a guest, Mrs. Chares Brown, at the session. The meeting subject concerned growing old graciously. Plans were discussed for a bake stand to be part of the Fall Fiesta Nov. 15 at the Farm Bureau Building, and interest was expressed in knitting classes to begin Oct. 21. group than for the low — $5,521 compared with $6,047. High-earning beef farmers received $1.35 return per dollar spent for non-feed items compared with $0.89 for the low group. Corn yields varied from 108.5 bushels on the high-income farms down to 95.7 bushels on low. Soy­ bean yields were 6.1 bushels higher on the high-earning farms. Total costs of production were similar for the two groups. The high-earning farmers had higher beef and crop sales at a lower unit cost of production. The high- earning group recorded an $8,433 return to management compared with-minus $2,574 for the low group. The complete summary of IBM Illinois farm business records has been published in Circular 874. Copies are available from any county farm adviser or from the College of Agriculture at Ur« bana. REORGANIZE FOR NEW YEAR—Officials of the Federal Land Bank Association of Galesburg, which serves Knox and Fulton counties, chart plans for the new fiscal year at a session Wednesday in association office, 777 N. Henderson St. From left are Richard McElvaine of Avon; Charles McKie, manager; Howard Locke of Ellisville, president; Donald Love of Galva; Vincent Holmes of Wataga and Ralph Clark of Victoria. McElvaine, Love and Clark are directors. Dairy Group Ranks Gilson Herd First The five highest producing herds in the Knox County Dairy Herd Improvement Association are recognized each month for their achievement. The herd with the highest production for the month of September is owned by Robert Humphreys, Gilson dairyman, whose Holstein herd had an average daily production of 42.2 pounds of milk and 1.48 pounds of butterfat per cow. Ranking close behind the Humphreys' herd was a Williamsfield area herd owned by Joanne Murdock with an average production of 36.3 pounds of milk and 1.47 pounds of butterfat. Ranking next was the William J. Howard herd in the Maquon area, which had an average daily production of 41.1 pounds of milk and 1.30 pounds of butterfat for his Holstein herd. Kingsdale Farms guided their Milking Shorthorn herd into the ratings this month with a 36.1 pound milk average and 1.22 pounds of butterfat per cow. Claude Jones and Sons of the Yates City area completes the listing of the five high producing herds with 32.8 pounds of milk and 1.18 pounds of butterfat per cow. Dud Well World's deepest well was drilled in Texas during 1958. Although it cost $3 miliion and was five miles deep, the well yielded nothing but geological specimens. READ THE WANT ADS! GET WINTER-WISE NOW DURING OUR WINTER-IZE-ING STOREWIDE SALE B. F. GOODRICH New Trailmaker . . . BITE DEEPER — STOP FASTER THAN ANY OTHER MAJOR BRAND! Ui7J 7.50x14 EXCHANGE Plus Tax NO TRADE-IN NEEDED THE FAMOUS TRAILMAKER FULL RECAP 6.70 x 15 TUBELESS $ 11.95 EXCHANGE PEER ANTI-FREEZE S. $ 1.49 CARRY OUT $ 1.39 IN YOUR CAN NEW FACTORY EQUIPMENT WHEELS FOR YOUR SNOW TIRES AS LOW AS $ 4.95 PER WHEEL Ellisville Man Hurt in Mishap ELLISVILLE - Wayne Mahr, Ellisville area farmer, is a patient in the Graham Hospital at Canton, where he is under treatment for severe burns on his hands and parts of the body. 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